Exterior view of Charter Oak Temple in Hartford

Religious Freedom for Jews in Connecticut is a primary source-based activity exploring how Jewish immigrants in the 1840s used the right of petition to expand religious freedom in a state that had initially excluded them. It is part of the Teach It: Bringing Connecticut History to the Classroom initiative ofRead More →

Black and white photo showing peddlers' carts lined up on street

Immigrants Build a Community: Hartford Jews in the Early 20th Century is a primary source-based activity using historical photographs and other documents to explore how immigrants made themselves feel at home in Hartford. It is part of the Teach It: Bringing Connecticut History to the Classroom initiative of Connecticut Humanities.Read More →

Color photograph showing exterior of synagogue, taken from street level, showing three doors and black metal gate

November 17 at 7:30 PM Mandell Jewish Community Center Beginning in the 1870s, members of Hartford’s Jewish community became players in the city’s white-hot real estate market. Jewish real estate brokers, architects, builders and their clients all contributed to the rapid growth of Hartford and West Hartford.  Jewish owners builtRead More →