Author: Amos, Nana

Travel Blogs: Journey to Lithuania and Poland July 15-26, 2019

Holocaust education efforts in the United States often memorialize the loss of life, inspire us with remarkable stories of survival and resistance, and document the perpetration of genocide across Europe.  Less attention is paid to understanding Jewish life and culture in Europe prior to the Holocaust, and its adapted continuation in places like the greater Hartford region. By providing fellowship support for educators to join this experiential learning trip, the Jewish Hartford European Roots project aims to ensure this rich legacy is included in Connecticut Holocaust education efforts.

Made possible by the generous support of the Konover Coppa Fund, the following received educator fellowships (please link to their travel blogs below):

Kimberly Ballaro, Director, Holocaust Education Resource and Outreach Center, Voices of Hope

Alan Berkowitz, Holocaust and Genocide Education Consultant

Crista Penrose, Social Studies Teacher, RHAM High School

Rachel Torres, Social Studies Teacher, Newtown High School

The Jewish Hartford European Roots project of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center is administered in partnership with the University of Hartford’s Greenberg Center, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, Trinity College, UConn’s Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, Voices of Hope, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford.

KLEZMER: MUSIC, HISTORY AND MEMORY by Professor Walter Zev Feldman

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm
The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT

Professor Walter Zev Feldman will be accompanied by master accordionist, Christina Crowder

Since the 1990s, the so called “klezmer music” became immensely popular both among Jews and non-Jews. Emerging in 16th century Prague, and spreading throughout the broad territory of the Eastern Ashkenazim, the Jewish musical guild-member, the klezmer (pl. klezmorim) shaped this unique musical and choreographic repertoire.

This lecture, with the use of musical examples and demonstration in dance, will discuss why the knowledge of its history and aesthetics is crucial to the understanding of the culture of the Jews.

Walter Zev Feldman is a leading researcher in both Ottoman Turkish and Jewish music. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at NYU in Abu Dhabi.

This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Hartford European Roots Project, the Emanuel Synagogue Adult Education & the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford (JHSGH)

Registration: $10 ($12 at the door) *UConn Students are Free

To pay by check, download, print and complete the registration form on the Klezmer Flyer and send to the JHSGH office at 333 Bloomfield Avenue,
West Hartford, CT 06117. To pay by credit card, visit
For more information, contact Lynn Newman at 860-727-6170 or

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