Honoring the Past: Building the Future

Honoring the Past: Building the Future




By Betty N. Hoffman

Since 1945, the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford has been the central address of the Hartford Jewish community. Over the past half century, scores of volunteers have worked to raise and distribute more than $200,000,000 for humanitarian needs for Jews at home and abroad. Honoring the Past: Building the Future traces the Federation’s history and highlights the people, events, and projects that have enhanced, built, and perpetuated Jewish communal life in Greater Hartford, in Israel, and around the world.

Betty N. Hoffman is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University, Adjunct Instructor of Anthropology and Social Science at Saint Joseph College, and Project Director of Witness to War: 1941-1945: The Soviet Jewish Experience at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford.