The Trinity College Hillel, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford and Jewish Hartford European Roots sponsor:
Regeneration: Jewish Life in Poland 1975 – 2018
October 17 – November 8, 2019
Open Monday – Friday, 1 – 5PM
Please join us for these exciting events*:
With Photographer Chuck Fishman
Thursday, October 17, 5-7PM
Visual Reflections: Jher in Poland and Lithuania
Monday, November 4, 5:30 – 7:30PM
Trinity College Hillel – Zach’s Hillel House
121 Allen Place – Hartford, CT 06106
*Light refreshments. Kosher dietary laws observed. For more information, email email@example.com
This program is co-sponsored by the Jewish Hartford European Roots Project.
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.
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 http://jhsgh.org/klezmer/
For more information, contact Lynn Newman at 860-727-6170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Infinity Hall Hartford- 32 Front St, Hartford, CT
The Gefilteria, comprised of renowned author/chefs Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz, are on a mission to preserve traditional eastern European Jewish cuisine and connecting it to the evolving tastes of the new generation. They are highlighting how Old World Jewish foods are beautiful, delicious, and are an important source to connect the past, present, and future.
Learn more at: https://gefilteria.com/
Monday, March 12, 2018
6:00 pm Pre-screening Dinner – $30 (includes screening & film)
7:30 pm Film Screening – $12
Mandell Jewish Community Center
335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT
RSVP by March 5, 2018 to email@example.com
22nd Annual Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival
Greater Hartford premiere of the movie: Raise the Roof
Director: Yari Wolinsky
Documentary | USA | 85 Minutes | 2015 | English & Polish subtitles
Artists Rick and Laura Brown are not Jewish and not Polish, and yet they set out to rebuild Gwoździec, a magnificent wooden eighteenth century synagogue in Poland that was later destroyed by the Nazis. Their vision inspires hundreds of people to join them, using their hands, old tools and techniques to bring Gwoździec’s history, culture, science, and art back to life.
Raise The Roof follows the Browns and the Handshouse Studio team to Sanok, Poland, as they begin building the new Gwoździec roof. The crew has only six weeks to hew, saw, and carve 200 freshly logged trees and assemble the structure. Working against a seemingly impossible deadline and despite torrential downpours and exhaustion, the team must create the structure, and disassemble it again for shipping and eventual installation in Warsaw’s Polin Museum.
Sponsored by Solinsky Eye Care, The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, Jewish Hartford: European Roots (made possible by the Konover Coppa Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford) and the University of Connecticut’s Office of Global Affairs. Venue donated by Spotlight Theaters.
Download the flyer here.