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 →

The New England Jewish History Collaborative explores the story of Jewish summer camps in New England. Examining the history and evolution of American Jewish camps in the 20th century, from the earliest “fresh air” camps for immigrant children to camps emphasizing Jewish identity and ideology. A lively panel conversation amongRead More →

JHSGH 2022 Annual Meeting. Abe Ribicoff grew up in New Britain and first entered state politics in 1938 and was elected governor in 1954. An early backer of John Kennedy, he served in the Cabinet as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and then spent 18 years in the Senate.Read More →

March 29, 2022 “A Synagogue Takes Root in the Farmington Valley”   The building of a Jewish community in the Farmington Valley started in 1961 when two couples searched through the area phone book to locate other Jewish families. From this humble beginning, the Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom establishedRead More →