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  Young Israel of West Hartford


The Young Israel of West Hartford is warm diverse and vibrant Centrist 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

Upcoming Events

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  • Sunday
    Sep  8
    Welcome Back BBQ
    Sunday, Sep 8th (All day)
    More information to follow.


  • Saturday
    Nov  16
    A Shayna Maidel
    Motzei Shabbat, Nov 16th 8:00p to 10:30p
    Young Israel of West Hartford Theater Night at the Playhouse on Park
    A powerful and poignant drama of survival and strength about two sisters trying to reconnect after years of separation brought on by the Holocaust. A Shayna Maidel explores family, faith, and forgiveness in the pursuit of a better future.
    Watch for ticket ordering information in early September.




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

Recent Events

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  • Sunday
    Jul  7
    Gone Fishing
    Sunday, Jul 7th (All day)
    Come join our resident fisherman, and native Floridian, Rabbi Tuvia Brander as Young Israel goes fishing off the Connecticut Shore. Fishing tackle, rods and bait will be provided as we trawl the Long Island Sound. All are welcome. Car pools will be arranged. Please contact Lev Nethaniel Kropsky for prices and further info. Email-- / Cell-- 917-355-4184
    Please direct all questions regarding Halacha, minhagim, and Hebrew vocabulary, related to fish and fishing to Rabbi Brander.


  • Sunday
    Jun  23
    Laufer Sefira Challenge Breakfast
    Sunday, Jun 23rd 8:50a to 10:00a
    The moment you have been counting for!
    Join us for eggs, bagels, loxes & so much more!
    RSVP to Leon at


  • Saturday
    Jun  22
    Why Are Orthodox Singles Remaining Single?
    Motzei Shabbat, Jun 22nd 10:00p to 11:00p
    Come see a powerful and empowering 25 minute satire, written and produced by Rabbi Hanoch Teller that grapples with the issue and offers concrete solutions.
    Sponsored by Vivian & Ted Zablotsky in memory of their parents and siblings
    Refreshments served


  • Friday
    Jun  21
    Maggid in Residence: Rav Hanoch Teller
    Friday, Jun 21st (All day)
    Internationally-acclaimed as one of the most original and inspiring motivational-speakers of our time, storyteller-extraordinaire, Rabbi Hanoch Teller, has been dubbed a "globe-trotting modern-day maggid." He has enthralled audiences on five continents, in over 40 American states and 24 other countries, delivering a precious message imbued with joy and drama, laughter and pathos.
    His electrifying presentations on a vast range of topics -- sometimes hilarious, always stirring, meaningful and pragmatic -- are underwritten by prodigious scholarship and more than three decades as a hands-on, beloved educator. U.S. Senator Arlen Spector, proclaimed him "probably the most sophisticated storyteller of our time."


  • Monday
    Jun  10
    Shavuot BBQ Luncheon
    Monday, Jun 10th 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.



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 next year, 5779/2018-2019, we look forward to welcoming 6 delegations exploring issues of culture, politics and Judaism.

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


Sun, August 18 2019 17 Av 5779