This listing is a bibliography of the historical sources used for creating the captions in this exhibit. It is also designed to be a resource for those interested in learning more about the people, places or institutions included. Where possible, weblinks have been created to go directly to the websites of current area congregations.

Note: Establishments, groups, and individuals highlighted in this exhibition were chosen based on the availability of supporting resources in the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford Archives. If you have materials you would like to contribute to expand these or any additional establishments, please feel free to review our collection policiesand contact the Society.

  • Hartford Jews, 1659-1970 by Rabbi Morris Silverman. Forward by Professor Albert E. Van Dusen, Historian of the State of Connecticut. Published by the Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT, 1970.
  • Connecticut Jewish History, Volume 2, Number 1: 1843-1943, One Hundred Years of Jewish Congregations in Connecticut: An Architectural Survey, 5603-5703. John Sutherland & Marsha Lotstein, eds. Published by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford. Hartford, CT, 1991.
  • Making a Life, Building A Community: A History of the Jews of Hartford by David G. Dalin and Jonathan Rosenbaum. Published by Holmes and Meier, New York, 1997.
  • Kol Nidre by Cantor Arthur Koret, YouTube video Published on Sep 22, 2012, uploaded by PJRothman.
  • The Jewish Ledger, West Hartford, CT,
  • The Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT,
  • The Question of Music in American Judaism: Reflections at 350 Years by Jonathan D. Sarna. American Jewish History, Volume 91, Number 2, June 2003, pp. 195-203 Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. DOI: 10.1353/ajh.2004.0057



B’Nai Tikvoh-Sholom
180 Still Road
Bloomfield CT, 06002
Phone: 860 243-3576
Fax: 860 243-9601
Rabbi: Debra Cantor

Beth El Synagogue
124 Litchfield Street
Torrington CT, 06790
Phone: 860 482-8263
Fax: 860 626-0181 (call ahead)
Rabbi: Richard Eisenberg

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford CT, 06117
Phone: 860 233-9696
Fax: 860 233-9892
Rabbi: James Rosen
Assistant Rabbi: Rabbi Ilana Garber

Beth Hillel Synagogue
160 Wintonbury Avenue
Bloomfield CT, 06002
Phone: 860 242-5561
Fax: 860 242-5683
Rabbi: Gary Atkins

Beth Sholom B’nai Israel
400 East Middle Turnpike
Manchester CT, 06040
Phone: 860 643-9563
Fax: 860 643-9565
Rabbi: Richard Plavin

Congregation Adath Israel
Old Church and Broad Street
Middletown CT, 06457
Phone: 860 346-4709
Fax: 860 346-2543
Rabbi: Seth Haaz

Congregation Beth Ahm
362 Palisado Avenue
Windsor CT, 06095
Phone: 860 688-9989
Rabbi: Alan Lefkowitz

Temple B’nai Abraham
127 East Main Street
Meriden CT, 06450
Phone: 203-235-2581
Fax: 203-235-2582
Rabbi: Michael Kohn

Temple Beth Tefilah
465 Oak Street
East Hartford CT, 06118
Phone: 860 569-0670
Rabbi: Stuart Snyder

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford CT, 06117
Phone: 860 236-1275
Fax: 860 231-8890
Rabbi: David Small



Beth David Synagogue
20 Dover Road
West Hartford CT, 06119
Phone: 860 236-1241
Fax: 860 232-8272
Rabbi: Yitzchok Adler

Congregation Agudas Achim
1244 North Main Street
West Hartford CT, 06117
Phone: 860 233-6241
Fax: 860 233-6242
Rabbi: Ari Weiss

Congregation Tephereth Israel
76 Winter Street
New Britain CT, 06051
Phone: 860 229-1485
Rabbi: Henry Okolica

United Synagogue of Greater Hartford
P.O. Box 370555
West Hartford CT, 06137
Rabbi: Ed Cohen

Young Israel of Hartford
1137 Troutbrook Drive
West Hartford CT, 06119
Phone: 860-523-7804
Rabbi: Rabbi Yeshayahu Gopin

Young Israel of West Hartford
2240 Albany Avenue
West Hartford CT, 06117
Phone: 860 233-3084
Fax: 860 232-5850
Rabbi: Brahm Weinberg



Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford CT, 06119
Phone: 860 233-8215
Fax: 860 523-0223
Rabbi: Stephen Fuchs

Congregation Kol Haverim
1079 Hebron Avenue
Glastonbury CT, 06033
Phone: 860 633-3966
Fax: 860 657-8255
Rabbi: Craig Marantz

FVJC-Emek Shalom
55 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury CT, 06070
Phone: 860 658-1075
Fax: 860 658-4273
Rabbi: Rebekah Golgman

Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation
37 Main Street
Southington CT, 06489
Phone: (860) 276-9113
Rabbi: Shelley Kovar Becker

Temple Beth Hillel
20 Baker Lane
South Windsor CT, 06074
Phone: 860 282-8466
Rabbi: Jeff Glickman

Temple Sinai
41 West Hartford Road
Newington CT, 06111
Phone: 860 561-1055
Fax: 860 561-1569
Email: Jeffrey Bennett

Jewish Renewal

Congregation P’nai Or of Central CT
220 Ballard Drive
West Hartford CT, 06119
Phone: 860-561-5905
Rabbi: Andrea Cohen-Kiener

Unaffiliated Conservative

Temple Beth Torah
130 Main Street
Wethersfield CT, 06109
Phone: 860 529-2410
Rabbi: Seth Reimer


Kehilat Chaverim
Kehilat Chaverim
Greater Hartford CT,
Phone: 860-844-8637