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)

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JHER Five Week Mini Course with Professor Samuel Kassow

Discover the Legacy of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe during and after the Holocaust with Professor Sam Kassow! The legacy of Jewish civilization in Eastern Europe is tremendous: from Hasidism to the Jewish Enlightenment, to Yiddish Literature, Modern Hebrew Literature, Zionism, and more. NEW ONLINE MINI-COURSE ON JEWISH LIFE IN EASTERN EUROPE BEFORE AND DURING […]

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