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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. Using hundreds of photographs found in local archives, alongside excerpts from taped interviews with prominent individuals, the film explores the economic, political and cultural history of the local Jewish community. Narrators include Emma Cohen, Joseph Hurwitz, Sadie Klau, and Sylvia Sheketoff, founders of the Jewish Historical Society who helped produce the documentary in 1973. The film will be followed by a conversation with JHSGH’s Michael Cohen and David Klau, moderated by Executive Director Elizabeth Rose, reflecting on changes over time and the importance of documenting our history.

Tickets $5: