Upcoming Programs at JHSGH

To learn more about an event, click on the event's title or view the program descriptions below. Please contact the historical society staff if you have any questions.


"All in the Family": A History of Local Jewish Generational Businesses

Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

7:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society and the Beth El Men's Club

A Panel Discussion featuring:

  • Howard Weiner, Woodland Auto Body
  • Michael Wolf, Bloomfield Bicycle Shop
  • Harry Davidson, Pyne-Davidson Printers

Cost:

In Advance: $5 for Society and Men's Club members, $8 for non-members

At the Door: $7 for Society and Men's Club members, $10 for non-members

All in the Family: Local Jewish Generational Businesses History

For more information, contact Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6170


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Scribing History: Where do we go from here?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

FVJC Emek Shalom, 55 Bushy Hill Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

7:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the FVJC Emek Shalom Torah Restoration Committee, FVJC Sisterhood, and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford.

Join us for "Scribing History: Where do we go from here? Holocaust Torah Restoration in the 21st Century" with guest speaker Rabbi Kevin Hale of Sofer STaM. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6170


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Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s Speak Up Storytelling Workshop

Sunday, March 4, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society

Speak Up co-founder and four time GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks will teach a day-long workshop on the art of storytelling to help people learn how to craft their stories of growing up in the 1970s and 1980s. This workshop is designed for people with little or no previous storytelling experience. Improve communication skills, meet new people, and try something new!

Pre-registration required. There will be an optional lunch provided for an additional $9 per person, with a choice of tuna or eggsalad wrap and salad. Use the PayPal buttons below to select the appropriate registration level and lunch options and click "Add to Cart" for each. You will be able to register for more than one person on the Paypal page that will open in a different tab. You will be able to pay for everything in one transaction once it is added to your cart.

Click here to view the flier!

Speak Up Storytelling Workshop
Optional Lunch

For more information, contact Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6170


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Family History Day

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford.

Save the date! Stay tuned for more information soon about our upcoming Family History Day, which will include multiple sessions focused on preserving and researching family history and conducting genealogical research.

For more information, contact Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6170


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Back to Brooklyn Bus Tour

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society and The Emanuel Synagogue

Join us for a visit to some of Brooklyn's Jewish neighborhoods, learn about the history and revival of New York's most interesting and desirable borough. Visit and explore sites, shopping, restaurants, synagogues, and more!

For more information, contact Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6170


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Growing up in West Hartford Speak Up Storytelling Showcase

Thursday, April 26, 2018

7:00 pm

Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society

Join us for a showcase featuring stories of Growing up in West Hartford.

For more information, contact Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6170


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Discover Your Jewish Heritage: Explore the Richness of Jewish Life in Vilnus, Prague, Warsaw & Krakow

July 15-27, 2018

The Society is planning our 4th trip to Eastern Europe! Led by Professor Samuel Kassow of Trinity College, we will explore the richness of Jewish life in Vilnus, Prague, Warsaw, and Krakow. Tour historic syangogues, visit the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, and enjor lectures by Dr. Kassow.

Dr. Samuel Kassow is the Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity College. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and lectures locally and nationally. Currently he is a consultant to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. Dr. Kassow is the author of multiple publications, including Who Will Write Our History: Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto.

For more information, contact Estelle Kafer at lnewman@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6171

Click here to view the flier!


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