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.


The War At Home - World War I Era Stories from Connecticut Newspapers

Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

12:15 pm

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society and the Mandell JCC Senior Adult Program

The Jewish Historical Society and the Mandell JCC Senior Adult Program invite you to a Brunch & Learn program with Christine Gauvreau, Project Coordinator, CT Digital Newspaper Project.

World War I dramatically reshaped the contours of Connecticut society economically, socially, and politically. The recent digitization of World War I-era Connecticut newspapers by the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project revealed stories from the home front culled from the Norwich Bulletin, the Bridgeport Evening Farmer, and the Bridgeport Times. This presentation will add detail to some of the standard historical themes used to explore the domestic impact and tensions of the war. Articles, editorials, advertisements, and reviews from these newspapers, one Democratic and one Republican, will give life to this conflicted era in the state’s development and suggest topics that have not yet been fully researched.

Cost: $5 for members, $7 for non-members

Registration closes December 1, 2017.

To register, return this form with a check, or pay online. Use the PayPal button below to select the appropriate registration level and click "Add to Cart". 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.

Brunch & Learn: WWI Newspapers

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 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 West Hartford. 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.

Speak Up Storytelling Workshop
Optional Lunch

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 & 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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