October 23, 2022 10:00 AM – 12:00
A Brunch Program at the Faith Adventist Church, 500 Woodland St, Hartford.
Co-sponsored by Beth El Men’s Club and the Emanuel Brotherhood
$12 fee; register by October 17
Join us for a kosher brunch and learn about the roots of Beth El Temple and the Emanuel Synagogue in the North End of Hartford, as well as about the Faith Adventist Church that has been in the building since the 1970s.
The Emanuel Synagogue, our region’s first Conservative congregation, stood at the intersection of Woodland and Greenfield Streets near Keney Park for 40 years, from 1927 until 1967. In 1953, a group of Emanuel families who wanted a synagogue in West Hartford organized Beth El Temple, which opened in 1956. In the early 1970s, the Faith Adventist Church purchased the building and has been based there in the decades since. A panel including David Harris, David Klau, and Helen Nixon will share reflections on the history of the two synagogues and of the church that have shared connections to this building, and a tour of the building will be offered.