• Ados Israel Synagogue

  • Cantor rehearsal at The Emanuel Synagogue, 1940s

Ongoing Projects:

Many of our ongoing projects are grant funded. We work with volunteers and professionals to collect, process, document and disseminate the history of the Greater Hartford Jewish community. The JHSGH Archive consists of over 30 collections and over two thousand oral history interviews. The JHSGH Archive consists of over 40 large collections, over two thousand oral history interviews, and a growing number of photographs and artifacts.

Oral Histories

Collection Outreach


Past Exhibitions

Online Exhibitions

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Past exhibitions have explored Soviet Jewry, Israel, Jewish weddings, World War II, and fascinating people like businesswoman Beatrice Fox Auerbach, entertainer Sophie Tucker, and boxer Louis Kaplan. We have also brought traveling exhibitions from other museums to the Hartford area.

Navigate to “Online Exhibitions” to explore a digital tour of Jewish Hartford history, learn about entertainer Sophie Tucker, or discover synagogues across the region.

Images of America: Jewish Community of Hartford


The Society has published a series of scholarly journals about Jewish farmers, Jews in Politics, historic synagogues and the Soviet Jewish community.

We have collected hundreds of stories and anecdotes about growing up in Hartford’s neighborhoods, Jewish lawyers and communities around Connecticut.

Our books make great gifts anytime!

View all books and videos in our online store.

Revisiting Our Neighborhoods: Stories from Hartford Past