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Vibrant Jewish living at its best

Life’s greater in Greater Hartford.

We’re a small city with a big city vibe, just right for young professionals and growing families. And the Jewish life? It’s vibrant, diverse, welcoming. We’re growing and invite you to grow with us.

So, however you live your Jewish life, it’s greater in Greater Hartford!

Scenic living, great urban vibe - Greater Hartford has both.

  • Affordable neighborhoods with parks, playgrounds
  • Outstanding schools - 10/10 on, nationally ranked colleges and universities
  • Diverse restaurant scene, from haute cuisine to street food
  • Award-winning theaters and museums
  • Easy access to major cities – 2 hours from Boston, New York
  • Strong economy with headquarters in aerospace, finance, healthcare, insurance, real estate, technology

Essentials for Jewish life – diverse with lots of options.

  • Large and small synagogues of all denominations
  • Mandell JCC offers year-round activities, sports, and family-friendly programming for all ages
  • Dynamic teen Jewish programs - USY, NFTY, NCSY, BBYO and more
  • 2 excellent Jewish day schools - Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford, New England Jewish Academy
  • Regional hub for innovative Jewish initiatives and leadership
  • Local kosher market and mikveh

Newcomer concierge connection – you’re welcome with open arms.

Jewish Greater Hartford is excited to welcome you! As newcomers you will receive:

  • Jewish Community Access Pass with trial memberships to synagogues and JCC plus complementary entry to Jewish community events
  • Tuition Scholarships at Jewish day schools
  • Personal Community Ambassador to make introductions
  • Newcomer Gatherings to meet others new to the community
  • Job Search Network, in partnership with Jewish Employment Transition Services (JETS), to help you connect to opportunities
  • Shalom Hartford welcome basket

For more information, contact Max Beede at 860.386.5830 or send him an email.

Good. Great. Greater Hartford welcomes all Jews, especially young professionals and families, to the Greater Hartford area. We provide valuable information, connections, and support so you can experience for yourself what we love so much about this wonderful community.

Learn more about our region

Local Jewish resources

Community news

  • Sign up for JLink (our monthly community-wide newsletter), weekly Shabbat messages, or all Federation updates here.
  • Check out the Southern New England Jewish Ledger, a weekly online newspaper, here