JHSGH Hartford Bus Tour

Travel Through 200 Years of Jewish History in Hartford!

Take a professionally guided bus tour through the city's neighborhoods as we follow in the footsteps of those who created this special community.

Be inspired by the lives of Hartford's Jewish immigrants. Discover why they came to Hartford and how they made their way in the world. Their stories of perseverance, resilience, and success will enrich your life and connect you to the past.


The first congregation to be built in Connecticut, Congregation Beth Israel (presently Charter Oak Cultural Center) and the landmark sites of the former Agudas Achim and The Emanuel Synagogue.


The places where people worked, worshipped, shopped, and played as they built lives for themselves and their families.


About Hartford's Jewish leaders, their accomplishments and contributions, as we return to a special time and place.


About the first Jew to arrive in Hartford in the 1600s, and the challenges faced by the growing Jewish population in the following decades.

Learn how these historic buildings have been preserved and continue to serve people today.

All tours will begin and end at the Community Services Building, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. Tours are expected to last approximately three hours, but are subject to change. Please note that some buildings require climbing stairs and participants unable to visit these sites may remain on the bus.

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Visit the Hartford Courant for a review of the tour: click here.

Thank you to everyone who has attended our Hartford Bus Tour and supported JHSGH!

Please call the JHSGH with any questions, 860-727-6170.

To view and print .pdf brochure click here.

To view and print the flyer for the Spring 2017 tour, click here.

To RSVP for the Hartford Bus Tour

To RSVP for the Hartford Bus Tour please complete the two webforms below -- (this information is necessary for RSVP processing in addition to payment, so, again, please remember to fill out this webform below before making payment).

All reservations require payment with registration form prior to tour date. There are two ways to pay for the tour*:

#1. Send a check for the total amount made to the JHSGH to: 333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117 (write "Hartford tour" on check memo)


#2. use your credit card on the PayPal tab below the first registration form.


Please remember to fill out both forms -- the information form and the PayPal credit card form in order to complete your reservation.

Step 1: Complete the information form

Step 2: Pay for your registration

Your reservation is not complete until you complete the credit card payment through PayPal. Please use the link below:

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*Group rates: Please contact the Society for more information on getting a group rate.

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you back in the Old Neighborhoods!

For more information, please feel free to call the JHSGH office at #860-727-6170 or contact us.