Upcoming Events

 


Celebrating 175 Years of Religious Freedom in Connecticut

Wednesday, June 6th at 6:00pm
Old State House, 800 Main Street, Hartford

On June 6th, 1843, Connecticut granted Jews the freedom to worship openly and form congregations. This Special Act by the state’s General Assembly was a response to a petition from Jews of Hartford and New Haven. 

Join us as we commemorate 175 years of religious freedom in our state. Seating is limited; RSVP by email to events@cbict.org, call 860-233-8215, or visit www.cbict.org. 

$5 parking is available for the State House Square Garage, 55 Market Street; please bring your ticket to the Old State House for validation. 


Mira Merrick, age 15, of Silver Spring, Maryland, and friend David Helzner, age 12, at a rally on the National Mall, with a “Let my People Go,” banner that Mira made out of a bed sheet and paint Washington, D.C., August 1973. National Museum of American Jewish History, 2013.18.1

Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews Traveling Exhibit

June 26-August 29, 2018
Chase Family Galley, Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford
Opening Program: June 26, 2018, 5:30 pm

A traveling exhibit from the National Museum of American Jewish History, Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews, will document one of the most successful human rights campaigns of the late 20th century. The panel exhibition showcases Americans’ efforts in the late 1960s through 1990 to free refuseniks – Jews who lived in the Soviet Union and were denied the rights to live freely, practice Judaism, or leave the country due to their religion. Through text, imagery and media, the exhibit will blend compelling personal stories of American Jewish activists and the Soviet Jews who immigrated to America and impacted our society in countless ways.

More information about the exhibit program below.

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


illustrated by Dan Reisinger, 1969 National Museum of American Jewish History, 2006.1.1109 Peter H. Schweitzer Collection of Jewish American

JHSGH Annual Meeting

“Let My People Go”: A Personal Reflection by a Soviet Jewry Activist, featuring Dr. Sheldon Benjamin
Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford
June 26, 2018
Annual Meeting, 6:00 pm
Exhibit Opening Program, 7:00 pm

Dr. Benjamin, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Director of Neuropsychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, will speak about his twenty year involvement with the movement. This program will be preceded by the JHSGH Annual Meeting from 6:00 – 6:45 pm with light refreshments.

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

 

 

 

 


SSSJ activists heading to a rally at the Statue of Liberty
SSSJ activists heading to a rally at the Statue of Liberty, September 29, 1968. Photo by Yona Zaloscer. Yeshiva University Archives, Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry Records

“The Power of Community”

A panel discussion program in conjunction with the Power of Protest Exhibit

Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Dr, West Hartford, CT 06117

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

7:30 pm

Join us at The Emanuel Synagogue for a panel discussion program held in conjunction with the Exhibit: Power of Protest – The Movement to Free Soviet Jews. How did Jewish Hartford respond to the Soviet Jewry issue? Please join us to hear the stories of the new immigrants that came in the 1970s-1990s and the social workers, volunteers, community leaders, and educators who assisted with their resettlement.

Program Cost: $5 At the Door

Questions? Contact Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6170.

 


 

Delicious Memories Recipe Collection Day

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

We need your help! Do you have a treasured recipe that has been passed down through generations? A story about your family’s holiday or special occasion traditions? Memories of favorite foods or eateries you remember growing up? Fabulous cooks in your clan? Amusing cooking accidents?

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford is collecting family recipes and the stories and photos that go along with them to share and preserve for future generations. Please visit www.jhsgh.org/delicious-memories/ for more information and to submit your recipe, story, food memory, and photo. And/or, join us on Tuesday July 24, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for a Recipe Collection Day. Bring your favorite recipes, old cookbooks, stories, and photos. Prizes, raffles, noshes!!!

Questions? Contact Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6170.


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Yard Goats Faith & Family Day

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Dunkin’ Donuts Park, 1214 Main Street, Hartford 06102

GAME TIME: 1:05 pm | GATES OPEN: 12:05 pm

 

TRENTON THUNDER (NEW YORK YANKEES) VS. HARTFORD YARD GOATS (COLORADO ROCKIES)

Spend an afternoon with the Society enjoying Yard Goats Baseball with your community at Dunkin’ Donuts Park! Featuring: Reserved Seating, Post-Game Kids “Run the Bases” Activity, Official Group Welcome on the Video-Board, Pre-Game Community Leadership Ceremony. You also have the option of a kosher lunch, which includes: Turkey Sandwich, Fresh Salad, Pickle, and a 120z. Bottle of Water

Ticket Only: $10

Ticket $ Meal: $25

Children 3 and under are free if sitting on a parent’s lap during the game. Please note any handicapped tickets needed.

Ticket Order Deadline: Friday, August 10th

Parking is an additional fee day of the game.

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Questions? Contact Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6170.