Zoning and Exclusion in West Hartford, Then and Now 6:00 PM, Wednesday, May 16 at the Noah Webster House The origins of residential zoning in Connecticut can be traced back to West Hartford’s attempt to block a Hartford Jewish grocer from building a store in a residential neighborhood. Although townRead More →

A photograph of Norman Lear

    Join us at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at the Mandell JCC. $5 for JHSGH Members, $10 non-members. Norman Lear was a giant in TV history. His first major show, “All in the Family,” was a biting commentary on American life, taking on bigotry and abortion,Read More →

Jews in the Greater Hartford area have long been active in sports, whether at school or in clubs, formally or self-organized. Some played for the experience or to fill time, others had the talent, drive and support to compete or participate at the national, international and professional levels. Members ofRead More →

Since 1982, we’ve been celebrating the triumphs of sports figures who have left an indelible mark on the greater Hartford area. From athletes and coaches to managers, agents, officials, owners, writers, broadcasters, and devoted supporters – we honor excellence. Your nomination could be the next chapter in this legacy. RecognizeRead More →

Photo of stone arch with open gate at Yale University

Mark Oppenheimer, creator of the podcast “Gatecrashers” about Jews and the Ivy League, and Walt Harrison, President Emeritus of the University of Hartford, discuss how Jews fought for entry into elite institutions of higher learning in the twentieth century. This struggle to diversify college campuses—and the fight for inclusion—transformed AmericanRead More →