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.


Please visit us and come and participate in the Society!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming JHSFC Booktalk


Presenter: Elissa Kaplan


A visual account of the life and works
of the social realist Russian born
American painter (1899-1987).

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
@ 10:00 A.M.
Stamford JCC
1035 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT

by Edwin H. Friedman
Presenter: Rabbi Jay TelRav

Can human behavior be changed? These tales demonstrate how this can be achieved.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
@ 10:00 A.M.
Stamford JCC
1035 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT

All Programs Free and Open to the Public.

Programs and Exhibits

JHSFC Monthly Programs

Children of the Inquisitiion

(a film in progress)

Presenter: Joseph Lovett

Mr. Lovett will present Children of the Inquisition, his current work-in-progress. Joining him for a post-screening discussion will be José Barreiros, a Spaniard of converso background, who is featured in the film. View the trailer.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
@ 7:00 P.M.
Bush-Holley House
39 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, CT

In partnership with the JCC Greenwich. Generously Sponsored by Donna Cohen in Loving Memory of her Parents Shirley and Seymour Goldman. Additional information is available at jccgreenwich.org and/or (203) 552-1818. Since seating is limited, registration is suggested.

Lady in Number Six

Commemorating Kristallnacht: Documentary: The Lady in Number 6

Book: A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer

Come see the 2014 Oscar Award winning Documentary and hear Caroline Stoessinger comment on the film, in which she appears. Ms. Stoessinger will also discuss her book about Alice Herz-Sommer, an inspiring story of resilience, the power of music, and never ending optimism. View the trailer.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
@ 1:30 PM
Stamford JCC
1035 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT

In partnership with the Stamford JCC.
This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County. Refreshments at 1:00 PM Program starts 1:30 PM

All Programs Free and Open to the Public.



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.


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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