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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 →

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 →

Register Here (remote only) Holocaust survivor chicken farmers Did you know that chicken farming was a gateway to the United States for some Holocaust survivors, many of whom settled in Connecticut and New Jersey? Join us for a conversation between Seth Stern, author of Speaking Yiddish to Chickens and moderatorRead 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 →