Research Your Past

Workmen's Circle Band of New Haven

Are you curious about your family’s background in New Haven CT? How about the history of New Haven’s Jewish neighborhood, synagogues and organizations?

Our archives and archivists help people learn more about Jewish New Haven history as well as general New Haven history. Common questions we regularly research include births, deaths and weddings. Our extensive collection of photographs provides views of New Haven over the past century.

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Contribute to the Collection

WMHA of New Haven

Do you have documents, photos, videos, films or things that illustrate some aspect of Jewish life in New Haven?

Papers and objects that might not seem important to you, may help us fill in gaps in our collections and help us provide a fuller portrait of Jewish life in New Haven over the centuries. Talk with us about donating your material to our collection.

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Programs of Interest

Watch this section for upcoming events.


 

Annual Meeting

to be held virtually on June 6, 2021
Annual Meeting 2021


YIVO Bruce and Francesca Cernia Slovin Online Museum —
Beba Epstein: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Girl Beba Epstein
The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research launched its landmark YIVO Bruce and Francesca Cernia Slovin Online Museum, available free of charge to the global public at museum.yivo.org. The inaugural interactive exhibition explores East European Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries through the true story of one teenage girl. Read more

Spring is Here

Time for Renewal and Growth……Time to support the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven

Beginning April 23,2021

The Great GiveClick here to donate to the Great Give 2021


The Sweet History of RugelachThe Sweet History of Rugelach 

April 25, 2021 4:00-5:00 pm
Free Admission 

Sign up by emailing  info@jhsgnh.org

From Our Collections

Interviews with Jewish women who share
their stories of World War II.

Click to hear more Oral Histories

Jews In New Haven

Jews In NewHaven Vol. 10

Walk New Haven

Walk New Haven


We thank The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Andrew Eder for their financial contributions towards the construction of this website.


 

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