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The West Hartford Eruv

Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi said: "The eruv of the courtyards was established with the sole purpose of bringing peace."

Midrash Tanchuma Bereshit, chapter 16


Our local community eruv is checked and maintained by the West Hartford Eruv Committee, an association comprised lay volunteers under the rabbinic guidance of Rabbi Tuvia Brander.

A map of the eruv is below. Please review the notes regarding the permissibility of carrying on Shabbat on the inside of any street along the border of the eruv. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Rabbi Brander at

Eruv Status

Eruv Map

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  • Download an image of this map for printing: PNG | PDF
  • Download this KML file to access the eruv in your geospatial software of choice.

Eruv Boundary Notes

  • The west side of North Main Street is outside the eruv from just before Sheep Hill Road northward. One cannot walk from North Main Street to Sheep Hill Road from within the eruv.
  • The west side of Steele Road near Elizabeth Park is in the eruv, except at the intersection with Asylum Avenue. One can remain within the eruv by carefully walking around to the west of the telephone pole on the northwest corner of Asylum Avenue and Steele Road.
  • The north east boundary of the eruv which runs along Bloomfield Ave does not consistently cover Bloomfield Ave. To approach the Hebrew Center, JCC or Federation campus, one should approach from the south and walk via Simsbury Road. 
  • The corner and intersection of Albany Ave and Bloomfield Ave is outside the eruv. 

Checking the Eruv's Status

The Eruv's status is updated every Friday (or erev Yom Tov, if a Yom Tov falls on Friday). It can be obtained in the following ways:

  • Following the eruv on Twitter, where you can also get SMS updates to your smartphone by texting ON WHartfordEruv to 40404
  • Visiting our website, either directly above on this page, or on the right column of any page.
  • Calling the Eruv Hotline at 860-232-6417

The Eruv in the Media


Rabbi Yehoshua said: "Why do we mix together the courtyards [build eruvin]? In order to follow peaceful ways... and through the eruv the people will make peace."

Jerusalem Talmud, Eruvin 83:2


Mon, July 22 2024 16 Tammuz 5784