On Sunday, May 21, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford (JHSGH) will offer a guided tour through 200 years of Jewish history in Hartford. The tour will be the last for the Society, which has led a dozen such tours since 2012. The three-hour “Back to the Old Neighborhoods” tour will include stops at the former landmark sites of synagogues, community centers, schools and businesses where Hartford’s Jewish community once thrived. Visitors will also learn about the first Jew to arrive in Hartford in the 1600’s and the challenges faced by future generations.
“Hartford’s Jewish immigrants had a profound impact on the life of this city and this tour highlights their significant contributions and achievements,” says Estelle Kafer, executive director, JHSGH. “It has been such a pleasure to witness the excitement of former North End residents as they recall the wonderful neighborhood and share their stories and fond memories the tour sites trigger.”
Tours are offered on May 21 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All tours leave and return from the Community Services Building, 333 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. For more information and to register visit jhsgh.org or call (860) 727-6170.
CAP: Emanuel Synagogue, Greenfield Street – Hartford Bus Tour 2012.