One of the most influential politicians to emerge from Hartford’s immigrant East Side, Herman Koppelmann was elected to Hartford’s City Council in 1903, and went to serve in the Connecticut General Assembly, the State Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives. He was the first Jewish person from Connecticut electedRead More →

The New England Jewish History Collaborative explores the story of Jewish summer camps in New England. Examining the history and evolution of American Jewish camps in the 20th century, from the earliest “fresh air” camps for immigrant children to camps emphasizing Jewish identity and ideology. A lively panel conversation amongRead More →

JHSGH 2022 Annual Meeting. Abe Ribicoff grew up in New Britain and first entered state politics in 1938 and was elected governor in 1954. An early backer of John Kennedy, he served in the Cabinet as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and then spent 18 years in the Senate.Read More →