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A neighborhood grows in West Hartford

The Emanuel Synagogue and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford recently co- sponsored a panel discussion attended by more than 100 people, that examined how West Hartford neighborhoods were shaped by religious discrimination, restrictive covenants, the real estate market and builders from the 1940s to the 1970s. Lance Goldberg (at the mike) introduced the panel, which included: (l to r) Mary Donahue, assistant publisher of Connecticut Explored; Dr. Jack Dougherty, professor of educational studies at Trinity College; and Tracey Wilson, West Hartford Town Historian. We had an attendance of over 100 people for this interesting program. The Jewish Historical Society is still in the process of investigating this issue and welcomes hearing about the experiences of community members.

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