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  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

Upcoming Events

All Events
  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  1 , 2020
    Dor L'Dor Learning
    Motzei Shabbat, Feb 1st 6:40p to 7:55p
    Family Learning Program IS BACK!!
    Torah, Pizza, Prizes
    Join us for an hour of study with your child/ren or grandchild/ren! Bring something to learn on your own or explore our library of family learning options! Each session will be followed by exciting food and awesome prizes. All children present in the 1st 10 minutes will receive a 2nd entry into the raffles.
    Sponsored in loving memory of Dr. Al and Helel Weisel, אברהם שלום בן ניסן אריה ורייזע & גיטל חיה בת יוסף אברהם ועטיע who dedicated their lives to Jewish education, by their famiy.


  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  8 , 2020
    Mad Science Motzei Shabbat
    Motzei Shabbat, Feb 8th 6:30p to 8:30p
    Create your own fun with hands-on science activities! Mad scientist Yair Lichtman will lead 1st-5th graders in an exciting exploration of the natural world!
    Please RSVP to Yair Lichtman at


  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  29 , 2020
    4th Annual Chulent Cookoff
    Shabbat, Feb 29th (All day)
    May the Best Chulent Win!


  • Sunday ,
    MarMarch  22 , 2020
    50th Anniversary Solid Gold Event
    Sunday, Mar 22nd (All day)
    Join us for a joyous evening of food, friends, music, memory & tribute as we give special thanks to our past rabbis and presidents, celebrate the present and look to the next 50 years of our beloved Young Israel of West Hartford.




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!


Sun, January 26 2020 29 Tevet 5780