The Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to collecting and preserving historical documents, photographs, and memorabilia of the Jewish community of Greater New Haven.
Established in 1976, the Society’s main commitment is to reach the largest audience possible through publications, exhibitions, seminars, and educational programs.
Hannah Gray Home
Women's Twentieth Century Club
New Haven (Jewish) People's Center
April 2, 2017 @ 2pm
New Haven Museum
“The Catskills of Connecticut: Jewish Summer Retreats”
Jewish urban workers and their families came as summer boarders to Connecticut farms in the early 1900s looking for rest and relaxation in the countryside. Over time, many Jewish farmers developed thriving resorts in Colchester, Moodus, Lebanon and East Haddam. Ken Simon, filmmaker and historian of Moodus’ ethnic resorts, will discuss the heyday of Connecticut’s Jewish resorts followed by a conversation with audience members. This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven.
Admission is free. Donations welcome.
The exhibition “Road Trip!” is on view at the New Haven Museum through Summer 2017