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, past presidents and past directors. Past presidents Emma Cohen, M. Delott Garber, Morris Handler, Joseph Hurwitz, Jerry Wagner, Leon Chameides, Seymour Saltzman, David Klau, Lea Rubinstein, Arthur Nassau, Elliott Pollack, Barbara Gordon, Louise Kaufman, Sandra Rulnick, Gary Schwartz, and Lance Goldberg will be honored as well as executive directors Marsha Lotstein and Estelle Kafer, along with the organization’s original founders.

Zelermyer is the Cantor at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal. He grew up in West Hartford, where his father, Gerald Zelermyer, served as rabbi of The Emanuel Synagogue. He is a graduate of the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute where he studied with Naftali Herstik, Chief Cantor of the Jerusalem Great Synagogue. Cantor Zelermyer was the featured soloist on Leonard Cohen’s title song, “You Want It Darker,” from his Grammy Award-winning last album in 2016. He has performed around the world, received critical acclaim for his recordings of Jewish liturgical music, and is frequently heard singing national anthems at both Centre Bell in Montreal and Fenway Park.

Please register using the form below.

Sponsorship Information:

Platinum Leaf: $2000 includes 2 tickets, full-page digital display, and a gift package
Gold Leaf: $1000 includes 2 tickets and a full-page digital display
Silver Leaf: $500 includes 1 half-page digital display
Bronze Leaf: $250 includes a quarter-page digital display