The Jewish Hartford: European Roots project explores, documents and shares the rich diversity of European Jewish life before the Holocaust and its enduring legacy in our region.

With broad participation from the Greater Hartford Jewish community, the project supports lectures, field trips, adult learning, youth education, and other programming about Jewish life in Europe, discovering and connecting with this unique heritage.

The Jewish Hartford: European Roots project is generously funded by the Konover Coppa Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford and is housed at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut.

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Image credit: Reconstructed vault and bimah in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw. Photo shared by Magdalena Starowieyska, Dariusz Golik - Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0 Share-alike - Poland (CC BY-SA 3.0 PL)

News & Events

The Phyllis Hoffman Hartford Jewish Film Festival

Song Searcher followed by a concert by Anna Shternshis and Psoy Korolenko of Yiddish Glory March 25, 2023 Jewish Hartford: European Roots along with UConn Global and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life are co-sponsoring a film screening and concert as part of the Hartford Jewish Film Festival on March 25, 2023. […]

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The Jews of the Forest: A Story of Holocaust Resistance and Survival

REBECCA FRANKEL Thurs., Sept. 29, 4–5:30 p.m. Wilde Auditorium Harry Jack Gray Building University of Hartford Free | Talk and Book Signing To register: Join Rebecca Frankel as she tells the little-known story of the Rabinowitz family, who narrowly escaped the Nazi ghetto in their Polish town by fleeing to the forbidding BialowiezaForest. Over […]

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