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  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

Share a Shabbat Meal on November 17th!

Host or be a guest and share a meaningful Shabbat lunch with members of our special community, while taking the opportunity to meet new faces and enjoy old ones.

Sign up now by clicking here

Upcoming Events

All Events
  • Friday
    Nov  23
    Turkey Bowl Flag Football Tournament
    Friday, Nov 23rd 12:30p to 2:30p
    Bring Friends!
    Must be at least 12 years old to play
    RSVP/Questions? Eli MORE INFO

  • Saturday
    Dec  15
    Kabbalistic Art Experience
    Motzei Shabbat, Dec 15th 7:00p to 9:00p
    A hands-on evening of art with special guest artist David Friedman from Tzfat, Israel.
    David Friedman developed his own original system of translating kabbalistic concepts into graphic shapes and colors based mostly on Sefer Yetzirah (the Book of Creation), but also inspired from other texts. He has exhibited his work in North America and Israel and his artworks can be found in many homes and collections around the world.



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

Recent Events

All Events
  • Saturday
    Nov  17
    Shabbat Achim
    Shabbat, Nov 17th (All day)
    Host or be a guest and share a wonderful meaningful Shabbat lunch with members of our special community, while taking the opportunity to meet new faces and enjoy old ones. Sign up here.


  • Sunday
    Nov  11
    Margot Jeremias Kristallnacht Memorial Lecture
    Sunday, Nov 11th 7:30p to 9:30p
    From Monuments to Memory: The Responsibility of Holocaust Remembrance in Our Time
    Guest Speaker, Rabbi Brahm Weinberg
    Reception with light refreshments to follow the lecture.
    Sponsored by Helen & Les Loew


  • Sunday
    Nov  4
    Wrapunzel West Hartford
    Sunday, Nov 4th 12:00p to 4:00p
    The world famous tichel (headscarf) stars are coming!
    This is a women only event, open to ALL women who love headwrapping or want to learn more!
    Light refreshments will be served.


  • Saturday
    Nov  3
    Havdallah Service & Songs of Solidarity
    Motzei Shabbat, Nov 3rd 7:00p to 7:45p
    In solidarity with Pittsburgh, please join us for a Havdalllah service & songs of solidarity in memory of the eleven Jews murdered at the Tree of Life Synagogue.


  • Thursday
    Oct  18
    Mommy & Me Cooking Class with Israeli Chef Yahav Kriti
    Thursday, Oct 18th 10:30a to 12:00p
    Join us for a fun-filled Morning of playing and cooking with other Jewish moms.



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!

Purim Shpiel 2018


Sun, November 18 2018 10 Kislev 5779