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Back to the Old Country: The Jewish Food Renaissance

Featuring Jeffrey Yoskowitz
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6:00 pm

Sponsored by Jewish Hartford European Roots Project, UConn Dodd Center

Join us for a food tasting and book talk by Jeffrey Yoskowitz. When Jeffrey Yoskowitz and co-author Liz Alpern of The Gefilteria began their work exploring the foods of their Ashkenazi families, they wanted to go back to the roots of the cuisine in Europe. Their culinary explorations have since brought them to Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Hungary, and in each location they’ve discovered new and fascinating pieces of the culinary puzzle. By sharing the stories and culinary wisdom behind many of their recipes, Jeffrey will paint a picture of the past, present, and future of Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine.

The Jewish Hartford European Roots Project explores, documents, and shares the rich diversity of European Jewish life before the Holocaust and its enduring legacy in our region. With broad participation from the Greater Hartford Jewish Community, the project supports lectures, field trips, adult learning, youth education, and other programming about Jewish life in Europe, discovering and connecting with this unique heritage. The Jewish Hartford European Roots Project is generously funded by a grant from the Konover Coppa Fund and is housed at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut.

This program is free and open to the public, but please RSVP using this link no later than May 11th.

For more information and if you require an accommodation to participate, contact Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6170.



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.