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 →

These cards on different topics in local Jewish history can be displayed or printed out and used as a starting point for discussion and further exploration. For more information on “Jewish Stars” Beatrice Fox Auerbach and Annie Fisher, see our Trailblazer exhibition here.Read More →