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Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to collecting and preserving historical documents, photographs, and memorabilia of the Jewish community of Greater New Haven.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.

First-Ever New Haven Jewish History Bike Tour!

Explore the rich history of Jewish life in New Haven from 1750 to the present. Visit one of Connecticut's oldest synagogues, the site where Lender's Bagels began, the archive of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven and many points in between.

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual meeting & brunch on June 8. Special thanks to New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, SCSU President Dr. Mary Papazian and our honoree, Rabbi James Ponet.





Visit our Project Website for American Jewish Women of WWII

Pictures of photos and objects from the archives of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven (CT).  Werner S. HIrsch, Curator