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Come See Why We Love West Hartford!


West Hartford. CT -- where a rich Jewish life, affordable living, a robust job market and a warm & welcoming community all come together! 

Located in the leafy scenic suburb of CT's capital, West Hartford is conveniently positioned only 2 hours from NYC and 1.5 hours from Boston. We offer a warm and inviting small town feel coupled with all the amenities of a big city.



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Rich Jewish Life


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Vibrant Orthodox Life

With exciting past and upcoming social programs, a robust youth department and a plethora of weekly and regular Torah opportunities, there is always a lot going on at the Young Israel of West Hartford!
Check it all out on our website HERE or
on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at @YoungIsraelWeHa


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Orthodox Jewish Day School

The all-new New England Jewish Academy (NEJA) is a regional nursery - 12th grade Orthodox Jewish Day School formed through a merger between the Bess & Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy and the Hebrew High School of New England.
Beyond offering excellent education in both Judaic and General Studies, NEJA has unveiled a remarkable tuition initiative - ensuring tuition is incredibly affordable without sacrificing anything in the quality of education. Click here to learn more! 
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Eruv, Mikveh and More!

West Hartford has all the essentials for vibrant Jewish living. We have:
  • A large Community Eruv maintained by the West Hartford Eruv Committee under the rabbinic guidance of Rabbi Tuvia Brander.
  • A community Mikveh -- Mikveh Bess Israel -- which provides the entire Jewish community with a safe and sacred space for immersion for women, men and utensils.
  • A community Chevra Kadisha
  • Community Yadei Chesed Organization


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Kosher Food

The Essentials
Big Y and The Crown Market & Cafe both feature kosher bakeries, kosher butcheries and kosher delis as well as a wide variety of other fresh and frozen kosher products.
Dining Out
Don't want to cook? Get fresh pizza, sushi, or sandwiches from The Crown Market now with in-store seating area. Also check out Yosi Kosher Catering's Enfield commissary.
Celebrating a Simcha? Make it a gala event with local catering from The Crown Market & Cafe or Yosi Kosher Catering.


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Supportive Jewish Infrastructure

Our community is blessed to have vibrant and supportive umbrella organizations.
Plus, our community has all the important social support agencies including


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The Jewish Community Center

The Mandell JCC is a state-of-the-art fitness center and exciting programs!


Affordable Living

Did you know West Hartford is 21% cheaper than the Boston area and 34% cheaper than the NYC area? 

Did you know that salaries in our area are comparable (and often higher) than in the NYC area? 


Robust Economy

Jobs abound in our area. With thriving industries, growing fintech and tech sectors, and an abundance of medical systems, hospitals, and institutions of higher learning, your next job is waiting for your in our area.

Check out some current job postings and lists:

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Healthcare Hub with Six Hospital Systems


West Hartford is a regional medical hub at the nexus of  6 distinct Medical/Hospital systems.

With regional academic centers like UConn Health Center and larger tertiary care medical centers like Hartford Hospital and St. Francis Hospital all within a short 10-minute commute!

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Regional Nexus of Higher Learning


West Hartford is at the crossroads of several of our country's finest institutions of higher learning with many career opportunities in higher education.

Private Universities: University of Hartford, Yale University, University of Saint Joseph, Wesleyan University,  Quinnipiac University, Trinity College, United States Coast Guard Academy 

Public Institutions: University of Connecticut, Connecticut State Universities (4 campuses) and Colleges (13 campuses)


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A Growing Technology Sector


Did you know that West Hartford is the 4th best city for Tech Jobs in the entire USA? (Brookings Institution - 2018)

We are the proud home of:

  • United Technologies 
  • Pratt & Whitney (makers of the F-35 "Adir" fighter jet)
  • Fintech 
  • Ideanomics


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Insurance Capital of the World!


We have them all!


Centrally Located

Conveniently located halfway between New York and Boston

West Hartford is conveniently located only 2 hours from New York City and 1.5 hours from Boston!

It makes for some serious Yankees/Red Sox rivalries, but we somehow manage to all get along!

West Hartford is a wonderful place to raise kids, with lots of parks and activities for families. We boast of the country's leading children's museums, science center, art museums, theaters, amusements parks, skiing, and more.

Read why the New York Times called West Hartford "A Suburb with an Urban Aesthetic"


 Pava Tuition Initiative

A mortar board resting on a pile of cashThanks to the vision and generosity of Ann & Jeremy Pava, New England Jewish Academy offers a transformative subsidized tuition for all students from kindergarten - 12th Grade.

This incredible tuition initiative provides families throughout the region the opportunity to benefit from a Jewish day school that combines the highest quality education with an environment that nurtures the Jewish soul of each child.

Kindergarten & First Grade.....$7,000
Second - Fifth Grade.....$9,500
Sixth - Eighth Grade.....$11,500
High School.....$14,000

*Additional need-based aid available

For more information, contact Chana Backus at

We Rank High

Best Places To Raise A Child in the USA
(Elite Personal Finance, 2022)

#1 Tuition Intiative In North America
(PRIZMAH: Center For Jewish Day Schools)

The "Right" Suburb Post-COVID
(New York Times, 2020)

"Most Bang For Your Buck"
(New York Times, 2020)

Most Desirable Neighborhood
(Zillow, 2023)


Read Hartford Magazine's Town Spotlight on West Hartford, One of America's 'Coolest' Suburbs

Visit the Town of West Hartford website to find out more!



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