Welcome to the JHSFC

The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County provides historical and educational materials and information about the Jewish community of Fairfield County and serves the community through its membership and its archival resources.

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Please visit us and come and participate in the Society!

Programs and Exhibits

JHSFC Monthly Programs

30th Celebration
Sunday, June 7, 2015

Celebrating Thirty Years of Legacy & Leadership with the Lifetime Achievement Award & 2015 JHS Heritage Award.

The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County cordially invites you to honor Vivian and Irwin Miller, the Recipients of the JHS Lifetime Achievement Award and Norma z'l and Milton Mann, the Recipients of the 2015 JHS Heritage Award for their dedication to the Jewish Community and beyond.

Sunday, June 7, 2015
@ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Temple Beth El
350 Roxbury Rd.
Stamford, CT 06902


Reception and Displays 4:00 PM
Tributes @ 4:30 PM
Admission $54 per person
Proceeds from a commemorative journal will be used for educational programs.

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Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow,
Will You Be Part of the Story?


The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County is one of the largest secular Jewish organizations in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we invite you to be part of the next 30 years. We need your help in telling your community's story so that we can together explore it further, preserve it and share it. Who were the first Jews in your community? Why did they come, what did they accomplish? How did the community change and grow? Who were and are the Jewish movers and shakers in the Jewish and overall community? What Jewish institutions were established? Through our archives in Fairfield County and our programs, library, traveling exhibit and oral/video history projects we discover and maintain our communities' collective memory dating back to the first recorded Jewish presence in our area in the late 1600's.

Help us capture your special story, so your community will be included in the greater story that is the Jewish story of Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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Upcoming Events

~Bonus Programs~
Meet the Authors

A REMARKABLE KINDNESS
by Diana Bletter

Author/Presenter: Diana Bletter

A Remarkable Kindness


Diana Bletter's novel traces the lives of four American women who are part of a unique Jewish tradition in their coastal village in Northern Israel: they prepare and dress women for burial, as they grow in friendship and marriages, learn to accept death and to appreciate the sorrows and wonders of life.

Despite their differences in age and outlook, these four women find each other in ritual, gathering in a burial circle to perform tamara, a final burial rite, for women of the community.

Program is co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County and the Darien Library.

PLEASE NOTE:
This program will take place

Thursday, August 20, 2015
@7:00 PM
DARIEN LIBRARY
1441 Post Rd.
Darien, CT 06820

Refreshments following the program.
Free and Open to the Public.

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THE BOSTON GIRL
by Anita Diamant

Author/Presenter: Anita Diamant

Best selling author
from the New York Times of
The Red Tent and Day After Night

The Boston Girl


Anita Diamant presents her "unforgettable novel" about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century.

Eighty-five-year-old Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 who tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today"?

Written with the same attention to historical detail and emotional resonance that made Anita Diamant's previous novels bestsellers, The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman's complicated life in twentieth century America.

Program is co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County and the Harry Bennett Library.

PLEASE NOTE:
This program will take place

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
@7:00 PM
HARRY BENNETT LIBRARY
115 Vine Rd.
Stamford, CT 06905

Refreshments following the program.
Free and Open to the Public.

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Publications

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The Jewish Communities of Greater Stamford

This publication presents a broad historical view of the Jewish people of Stamford, Darien, and New Canaan, Connecticut and Pound Ridge, New York from the era just prior to the American Revolution to the 1900s.

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An American Jewish Community 50 Years, 1889-1939: The Sociology of the Jewish Community in Stamford, CT.

This book, authored by Samuel Koenig, Ph.D., offers a unique study documenting the Jewish community of Stamford from 1889 to 1939.

Archives Showcase

Please visit our exhibit case with an outstanding collection from the Society's Archives.

On display at the Stamford JCC

Become a Volunteer at the JHSFC


Volunteers are the heart of any non-profit organization. However, volunteers are our ENTIRE organization ... the JHSFC is an all-volunteer Society.

Please consider volunteering to assist the JHSFC with its mission to collect historical artifacts related to Jewish life in Fairfield County and with its ongoing program activities.

No experience necessary! All activities come with training ...

To volunteer,
please call (203) 359-2196
or email info@jhsfc-ct.org

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The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County is a recipient agency of
United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien.

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