An active communal life has always sprung up wherever Jews have settled. Some organizations, such as Sisterhoods or Brotherhoods, are synagogue-based and provide social opportunities, while also supporting their individual congregations in various ways. Youth groups are also important and offer activities and programs designed to inspire a strong connection to the Jewish people. Moreover, synagogues historically have served as a central place for the celebration of High Holidays and life cycle events, such as weddings and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.
Click on the images below to learn more about the groups involved in Jewish Hartford's religious community life.