Oral History Project Wins Award

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: Life & Legacy 7:00 PM on 5.15.23

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 →

Rediscovering Broadway Composer Harold Rome 4.16.23

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 →

50th Anniversary Gala June 4


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 →

Movie: Hartford Jews 1900-1925 3.21.23

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.Read More →