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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Annual Membership Meeting

& Open House

The JHSGNH Annual Membership Meeting will take place on Sunday, June 30, at 11:00 AM at the Ethnic Heritage Center. Join us to learn more about our mission, key accomplishments, and programming. Come and share your feedback and ideas; we’d love to hear from you! You don’t need to be a member currently to join, all community members are welcome!
Following the Annual Meeting, we will hold an Open House from 12:30 – 2:00 pm, featuring a tour of our archives, trivia games, and a book sale. Light refreshments will be served. 


Judaica Project

JHSGNH and the Peter C. Hereld House for Jewish Life at Quinnipiac University are thrilled to present the Judaica Project! Please join us for monthly dialogues on Zoom about Judaica, Jewish art, and what these mean to you. This series is made possible by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven.

View our previous programs on this YouTube playlist!

Save the Date

Photographic History Presentation

JHSGNH’s Photographic History of Jewish New Haven has been presented to many synagogues in Greater New Haven including: Temple Emmanuel, Temple Beth Sholom, Mishkan Israel and B’nai Jacob. Please contact us if you would like the presentation for your synagogue or organization: call (203) 392-6125 or email us.

An Ethnic History of New Haven

A publication of The Ethnic Heritage Center of New Haven
Click to read or download the PDF document.

Jews In New Haven

Jews In New Haven Vol. 10

Walk New Haven

Walk New Haven

JHS Newsletter

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