Set in the context of a timeline of national events, this exhibit reflecting Jewish life in America tells the story of a proud community that grew from a scattered few to a thriving many. More than 200 years after the first Jewish settlement in New Amsterdam the Jewish community finally formed a congregation in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Yet, the transient presence of the first Jews slowly changed to set roots and grow strong in Fairfield County, Meet some early Jewish settlers, community founders and some Fairfield County’s "firsts" illustrated in the exhibit.
The sample panels pictured below represent just a few of the many pieces of this traveling exhibit, all of which are arranged in chronological order and provide factual historical content suitable for a wide variety of educational and informative purposes.
Exhibit themes include:
The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County continues its promise — to benefit the Jewish community now and assure future generations will not forget our past. This exhibit was gleaned from the Society’s photo archive collection and supplemented with personal collections. It has already reached a variety of venues in the region such as schools, universities, government buildings, synagogues, community centers, and the Greenwich Historical Society’s Education Center.
The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County is a recipient agency of
United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien
and The Federation of Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County.
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