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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 820Read More →

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 traveledRead More →

Join Broadway historian George Dansker at 2:00 PM on April 16th at the Mandell JCC for a career retrospective on  Broadway composer and Hartford native, Harold Rome (1908-1993). Rome wrote a number of hit shows and his 1962 musical, “I Can Get it for you Wholesale” was the Broadway debutRead More →


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,Read More →