Welcome to the 

  Young Israel of West Hartford


The Young Israel of West Hartford is warm diverse and vibrant Modern Orthodox congregation. We aspire to inspire personal growth and social responsibility as well as to strengthen our connection to our heritage, the Torah, our tradition, our Mesorah, and our homeland, the State of Israel. 

As a synagogue and as individuals, we seek to cultivate an environment that values each member of our community and connects across generations from babies to bubbies

More than just a synagogue, the Young Israel of West Hartford is a warm and loving community seeking to inspire individuals and families of all ages, backgrounds, levels of education and observance.  Please join us for a Shabbat, a service or a program, and we are confident that you will find a warm and welcoming home.


Check out some of our upcoming programsexciting past events, learning opportunity and youth programs!

For more information, click here or contact us at info@youngisraelwh.org.

Click here for the full Shavuot 5777/2017 Schedule

We also are excited to welcome our Shavuot Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Yosef Bronstein. 

Rabbi Yosef Bronstein resides in Washington Heights, NY with his wife, Batya, a psychologist, and children, Talya and Yehuda.  He is a professor of Jewish Philosophy at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women and Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies Honors Program where he spreads his passion for the philosophies of Rav Kook, Rabbi Soloveitchik and the Lubavitcher Rebbe.  In addition, he is pursuing a PhD in Talmudic Studies at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. He received semikha from RIETS, an MA in Talmudic Studies from Revel, and completed RIETS Wexner Kollel Elyon.  While in Israel, he studied at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh, Yeshivat Har Etzion and Merkaz HaRav.  Most importantly, his favorite color is purple.

Rabbi Bronstein will be delivering our 25th Annual Yahrzeit Memorial Lecture on June 6th, the second day of Shavuot. 


Meet the Musmach: YIWH Edition!

Meet the Musmachim: Rabbi Tuvia Brander

Rabbi Tuvia Brander '12YC '15R, rabbi of Young Israel of West Hartford, Connecticut, shares how RIETS prepared him to tackle the many different aspects of communal leadership that synagogue rabbis in smaller communities take on. Meet the incredible musmachim who will celebrate their ordination at the RIETS Chag HaSemikhah on March 19.


Upcoming Events

  • Shavuot Tikun Leil
    Tuesday, May 30th 11:35p to 11:59p
    Shavuot Tikun Leil: Come stay up ALL NIGHT as we celebrate receiving the Torah with a marathon of exciting classes, shiurim, food and friends.


  • Teen Tikun Leil
    Tuesday, May 30th 11:35p to 11:59p
    Teen Tikun Leil: Come stay up ALL NIGHT as we celebrate receiving the Torah with a marathon of exciting classes, food and friends.....oh and did we mention the midnight BBQ.


  • Parent & Child Learning
    Wednesday, May 31st 5:00p to 6:15p
    Come learn Torah with your children as part of this annual Young Israel tradition. Specially prepared materials will be provided for study with separate programs for 1-4 and 5-8 grades. Fun snacks and a dairy dinner will be served. Generously Sponsored by Elisheva & Zev Davidovics For more information, contact Juanita at Juanita.Moss@gmail.com


  • Shavuot BBQ Luncheon
    Thursday, Jun 1st 12:00p to 2:00p
    Join us for a Shavuot BBQ Luncheon on the 2nd day of Shavuot. Lunch will begin after davening. The cost is $15 per person with a family maximum of $55. There is no charge for children under 3.


  • 25th Annual Yahrzeit Memorial Lecture
    Thursday, Jun 1st 7:05p to 8:00p
    "Is There a Mitzvah to Bring Mashiach?" featuring Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Yosef Bronstein


  • Fun in the Park
    Sunday, Jun 11th 4:30p to 6:00p
    Young Israel West Hartford Youth Program Fun in the Park! Games….Crafts….Snacks!


  • Annual Campaign Dessert Reception
    Tuesday, Jun 27th 7:00p to 10:00p
    Featuring standup comedian Eli Lebowicz.



For more about what's going on see our weekly bulletin.

Monday, May 29 2017 4 Sivan 5777