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.


Check out this year’s Young Israel of West Hartford Pesach Guide. It’s packed with important Pesach tidbits, our Pesach schedule and  exciting information about upcoming Pesach programing all happening at Young Israel!



Need to Sell your Chametz?

Rabbi Brander is available to become your agent to  selling your Chametz at the following times:

  • After morning minyan Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning starting 3/22.
  • Thursday Evening, 3/22, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM
  • Sunday Morning, 2/25, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
  • Sunday Evening, 3/25, 7:30PM – 8:30PM
  • Wednesday Evening, 3/28, 7:25 PM – 8:25 PM

Forms can be downloaded here or found in the Young Israel lobby.​​​​​​​

Purim Shpiel 2018

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday
    Mar 18
    Painless Pesach Preparations?!
    Sunday, Mar 18th 7:30p to 9:30p
    You have questions? We have answers! Join us for a review of some of the laws of preparing for Pesach and hear how you can clean your house for Pesach in ONE DAY*! We will explore some of the resources available as well as leave time for Q&A.


  • Saturday
    Mar 24
    Shabbat HaGadol Kiddush Luncheon
    Shabbat, Mar 24th (All day)
    Tired of Cleaning and Cooking? Don't want to bring more Chametz into your home? Join us for Shabbat HaGadol Kiddush Luncheon. RSVP by 3/20. Suggested minimum donation: $18/person and $54/family. Questions? Contact Juanita Moss


  • Sunday
    Mar 25
    Let's Bowl!
    Sunday, Mar 25th 11:00a to 1:00p
    Pre-Pesach Bowling with the Young Israel of West Hartford Kidz Club Grades 1-8th * $10 per child 2 hrs of Bowling (incl. shoe rental) and Pizza and Drinks RSVP to Juanita Moss


  • Monday
    Mar 26
    Many Voices, One Torah
    Monday, Mar 26th 7:45p to 9:45p
    Pre-Pesach Hagadah Night: An Evening of Unity and Learning
    Take a break from cooking and cleaning and join your local rabbis and educators from Greater Hartford for a night of learning as we prepare for Pesach. Come hear your rabbi and educator each deliver a brief insight into the Hagaddah. Bring a note book and go home with novel and inspirational ideas for your Seder!



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

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.


Sat, March 17 2018 1 Nisan 5778