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COVID-19 INFORMATION

 

Join us for our Daily Zoom Tefillah: click here! Shacharit: Sundays 8:15 AM & Mondays-Fridays 7 AM; Mincha, Mishna & Maariv: This week at 7:50 PM.

Catch all our upcoming lectures, learning, social and youth programs here in our Young Israel "The Week Ahead"

Please click here to read our communications about Covid-19 and its effect on our community and shul.

Many in our community are especially vulnerable to even the slightest interruption in their income. If you are in a position to offer assistance, please click here to make a donation to the COVID-19 Relief Fund. Do you need support? We are here to help you!! Just look BELOW!

  Welcome to the 

  Young Israel of West Hartford

 

Founded in 1968, the Young Israel of West Hartford is a warm, vibrant and multi-generational Centrist Orthodox synagogue serving the spiritual, educational and social needs of its diverse members and the Greater Hartford Jewish community. 

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.  

Located in the beautiful and leafy town of West Hartford, CT, with a lower cost of living, affordable real estate, robust employment opportunities  – together with all the important Jewish communal amenities – come see why the Young Israel of West Hartford continues to attract families from all across the United States.

Try our Shabbat Challenge! Join us for just one Shabbat, one service or one program, and we are confident that you will find a warm and welcoming home.

Plan your visit today here! 

Plus, check out some of our upcoming programs, learning opportunities and youth programs and so much more!

To learn more about us and see for yourself why we love West Hartford, click here or contact us at info@youngisraelwh.org.

Post-Pesach Chametz Information

All chametz sold through the Young Israel of West Hartford can be used after 8:48 PM TONIGHT.

We are also happy to announce that the following community institutions all sold their chametz through the Young Israel and therefore one can comfortably eat at any of their kosher events:
 
Anja Rosenberg Kosher Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services
Early Childhood Center at the Mandell JCC
Harold Grinspoon Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
Jewish Family Services
Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford
JTConnect
Mandell JCC
New England Jewish Academy

This is in addition to any HKC supervised establishment including the Hebrew Center, Big Y, The Crown Market, Cafe J, Yosi Kosher Catering and alike.

Package stores and liquor stores owned by Jewish who did not sell their chametz should be avoided. If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Brander. 
 

Please remember as you restock to help support our local Kosher eateries -- especially at this time. They have been here for us during these tough weeks -- lets help make sure they can continue to be here for us whatever the future brings!! 

Do you need help? WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!!


There are a number of COVID-19 Relief programs underway to help address and alleviate the additional burdens of our current situation. 

Please! Help Us Help You -- please reach out confidentially to Rabbi Brander or a member of the board if you are in need of support -- physically, financially, mentally or emotionally! We are here for you!!

You can also tap into a number of community-wide initiatives underway to help provide support:

CLICK HERE to get support with providing Kosher For Pesach meals, personal hygiene products, arrange for check-in calls and to apply for a rapid relief emergency stipend of up to $750 from the Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation. 

Additional financial support is available through the Young Israel. Please contact Rabbi Brander at rabbi@youngisraelwh.org.

Upcoming Events

All Events
  • Sunday ,
    JunJune  7 , 2020
    Digital Happy Hour
    Sunday, Jun 7th 8:15p to 9:15p
    Shmooze and Booze ( or Tea/ Coffee/ Water... Whatever!) With your Shul buddies, without being interrupted by children or the network news. BYOB! Every Sunday at 8:15PM (Starting May 17th) youngisraelwh.org/zoom

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  • Wednesday ,
    JunJune  10 , 2020
    Shabbat on Wednesday/ Graduates Celebration
    Wednesday, Jun 10th 8:30p to 9:00p
    Despite the ongoing crisis, it is still graduation time! Let's celebrate the hard work our students have put into this year by honoring them at the annual Graduates' Kiddush. Please join us as we honor them at our "Shabbat on Wednesday" program, on June 10th, at 8:30 pm on Zoom (https://www.youngisraelwh.org/zoom). Graduates include, and are not limited to, those who are completing the following milestones: Pre-school Kindergarten 8th grade 12th grade College any postgraduate program We are asking for an $18 contribution, sent directly to the shul. Please send me your graduate's name, from what and where they are graduating, and any allergies, since a special treat will be delivered to him/her before Shabbat. Please submit this information to me no later than Sunday, June 7th. B'Hatzlachah to these amazing kids, and let us all share in the nachas of their achievements. Thank you, Shayne Green Kesler

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  • Sunday ,
    JunJune  14 , 2020
    Digital Happy Hour
    Sunday, Jun 14th 8:15p to 9:15p
    Shmooze and Booze ( or Tea/ Coffee/ Water... Whatever!) With your Shul buddies, without being interrupted by children or the network news. BYOB! Every Sunday at 8:15PM (Starting May 17th) youngisraelwh.org/zoom

    MORE INFO

  • Wednesday ,
    JunJune  17 , 2020
    Shabbat on Wednesday
    Wednesday, Jun 17th 8:30p to 9:00p
    TORAH & SCHMOOZE!! Ever heard of Shabbat on Wednesday?? Come hear the Rabbi's Drasha, Young Israel Updates and Les Loew's "Joke of the Week"!

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  • Sunday ,
    JunJune  21 , 2020
    Digital Happy Hour
    Sunday, Jun 21st 8:15p to 9:15p
    Shmooze and Booze ( or Tea/ Coffee/ Water... Whatever!) With your Shul buddies, without being interrupted by children or the network news. BYOB! Every Sunday at 8:15PM (Starting May 17th) youngisraelwh.org/zoom

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

Purim Shpiel 2019

We are excited to partner with Ohr Torah Stone and the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs to bring Amiel BaKehila to the Greater Hartford region! Over the course of the past year, 5779/2018-2019, and the coming year, 5780/2019-2020, we look forward to welcoming 9 delegations exploring issues of culture, politics and Judaism.

For more information and to find out about programming, click here!

 

Sat, June 6 2020 14 Sivan 5780