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

The Life and Teachings
of Menachem M. Schneerson,
the Most Influential Rabbi
in Modern History
by Joseph Telushkin

Presenter: Marilyn Schwartz


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
** NOTE: This program will take place at the
Stamford JCC
1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT
at 10:00 A.M.

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

Additional information is available at jccgreenwich.org and/or (203) 552-1818. Since seating is limited, registration is suggested.

Archives Showcase

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

On display at the Stamford JCC



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.

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