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Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to collecting and preserving historical documents, photographs, and memorabilia of the Jewish community of Greater New Haven.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

See our latest newsletter (June 2018).



Edited by Dr. David Fischer


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Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven

Did you know that the family of JHSGNH founder Harvey Ladin had a hat shop on Grand Avenue? That the famous Horowitz Brothers fabric store began on Grand before moving to lower Chapel? Or that legendary jazz clarinetist Artie Shaw worked in his uncle's Grand Avenue butcher shop, Orchowsky's? We are very excited about exploring some of these stories in the next Walk New Haven tour!It was great having so many knowledgeable "locals" join us for an on-site planning tour for our next Walk New Haven project, the Grand Avenue Corridor. So many great ideas were shared as we walked along Grand from Olive to East Street.

Did you know Delmonico Hatter and Horowitz Brothers started on Grand Avenue? That legendary jazz clarinetist Artie Shaw worked in his uncle's butcher shop there? That lower Grand used to be the furniture district for the entire region?

If you have suggestions about what to include on a cultural heritage tour of Grand Avenue, please let us know!

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