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 an 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

Susan Jane Gilman

Susan Jane Gilman, has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Ms. magazine, and other publications. She will discuss her book,


Tuesday, October 14, 2014
@ 7:00 P.M.
Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, Darien, CT

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.