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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.

Rich Jewish Life


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Vibrant Orthodox Shuls

Our community boasts vibrant shuls - full of warmth, programing and people!


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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 & Cafe. You can also undo your workout at the Mandell JCC's Cafe J, which features both a dairy and vegetarian menu.
Celebrating a Simcha? Make it a gala event with local catering from The Crown Market & Cafe or Yosi Kosher Catering.



Jewish Newspaper

The Jewish Ledger is Connecticut's only weekly Jewish newspaper. It was founded in April 1929 by Samuel Neusner and Rabbi Abraham Feldman.


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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, exciting programs and of course a kosher cafe!!

Robust Economy



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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!

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Centrally Located

Conveniently located halfway between New York and BostonWest 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!

We offer a warm "small town" feel with all the amenities of a big city.

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.


 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.

*Additional need-based aid available

For more information, contact Batsheva Oberstein at


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