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.


Upcoming Events

  • Shabbat with SIR Dr. Michael Avi Helfand
    Friday, Oct 20th (All day)
    Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Michael Avi Helfand Dr. Helfand is an expert on religious law and religious liberty as well as its interface with Halakha. Friday Night Tisch @ 8:45 PM "Religious Liberty & Recycled Tires: The Future of Religious Discrimination in Government Funding" Shabbat Morning Sermon "What Can Judaism Teach U.S. Law?" Shabbat Afternoon Class "Female Testimony in Beit Din: An Untold Story of Halachic Justice"



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.


Fri, October 20 2017 30 Tishrei 5778