Our oral history digitization project was recently honored with an Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations! Oral history has been the heart of the Jewish Historical Society’s collection since the organization first started documenting the Jewish history of the Hartford region. In this project, we digitized 820
Beatrice Fox Auerbach was a remarkable person. The grandchild of German-Jewish immigrants, she became president of her family’s department store, G. Fox & Company, in 1938. Over the next 25 years, Auerbach expanded and modernized Hartford’s famous department store into a model for customer service and employee satisfaction. She traveled
Join us to celebrate the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford’s golden anniversary! Sunday, June 4 at 4:30 PM at the Emanuel Synagogue The gala event will feature a performance by Cantor Gideon Zelermyer, followed by a seated dinner, Give for Good auction, and a chance to the Society’s founders,
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2023, 2 PM Join us at the New Haven Museum for a look at the lives of several remarkable Jewish women—Anni Albers, Ellen Ash Peters, Florence Wald—in this Women’s History Month talk by Elizabeth Rose, executive director of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford (JHSGH). Organized
Live screening and discussion on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 5:00 PM. Available for streaming March 27-April 3. Join the Jewish Historical Society and the Hartford Jewish Film Festival to see this rediscovered documentary which explores the life of Hartford’s Jews during an era of peak immigration and urban growth.