Jewish Historical Society Seeks Visibility

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PictureCTVV host Susan Regan and Estelle Kafer, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford executive director at the society’s office in West Hartford.

CTVV: Jewish Historical Society seeks to expand visibility

 The Jewish Historical Society is a well-established and firmly entrenched organization in the West Hartford community with a current membership of approximately 500 people with the majority comprised of family participants.

Susan Regan, host of CT Valley Views interviewed Estelle Kafer, the Society’s executive director to explore the  organization’s objectives, program offerings and the opportunity for state residents to become more educated about to the rich heritage of early Connecticut Jewish settlers in numerous industries including farming, entertainment, education, business and entrepreneurial pursuits.

The JHS offices, located on the Zachs Campus in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Community Services Building at 333 Bloomfield Avenue, offers comprehensive archive files, multiple exhibits, bus and international tour opportunities all designed to help current generations to better understand the historical contributions made by the early Jewish pioneers.

To contact JHS regarding membership or volunteer positions visit or call 860-727-6171. CTVV will post two videos “The History of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford” and “An Early History of Hartford’s Jewish Community” on its website: An entire review of this interview will also be available on its new on-line publication at

Watch this informative CTVV segment on Cox/Enfield Channel 15 and Frontier Digital TV Channel 99 Friday January 30 and February 6 at 6 PM.

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