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General Information

About University of Hartford

School Website

Address

Main Number

Public/Private

Computer Campus?

Undergraduate

Graduate

https://www.hartford.edu/

200 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117

Office: (860) 768-4100 

Private

No

4,700

2,300

Jewish Enrollment

Undergraduate

Approximate number of Jewish Studies courses

Jewish Studies Major or Minor

University has programs in Israel:  

US Region

1,200

200

11

Both

Semester Abroad

Northeast

Other Organizations

 

Other than Chabad the following groups offer activities on this campus: 

Fraternity 

Hillel

 

Kosher Meals

Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi)  

Website: http://www.hartfordaepi.com/  

Phone: (860) 768-7956  

Email: hillel@hartford.edu  

Website: https://www.hartford.edu/student-life/clubs-activities/spiritual-life/hillel.aspx  

 

 

University of Hartford offers Kosher meals: Monday-Friday lunch and dinner, as well as prepackaged meals in the Village Market and Gengras Student Union. 

 

Kosher dining is provided through:  

Kosher Kitchen @ Commons  

- provided by the university in conjunction with Aramark Dining Services  

 

Kashrut under the auspices of the HKC: Hartford Kashrut Commission  

Rabbinic Administrator: Rabbi Yosef B Kulek 

About West Hartford

 

Demographics

West Hartford is home to the largest Jewish community in Connecticut. It is an affluent city located two hours from both New York City and Boston. It has a population of roughly 64,000 residents, mostly young to middle-age families, which has shown steady growth. It has an area of 22 square miles, most of which is encompassed by the town Eiruv. It has a Town Manager and Town Council form of government. It is a beautiful town that is home to many historical attractions and parks. 

Jewish Education

There are two Hebrew day-schools in West Hartford.  

Solomon Schechter is a Conservative day school. 

 

West Hartford is also home to the New England Jewish Academy, a co-ed Nursery through 12th grade school that offers curricula in both Hebrew and English studies. NEJA is a Torah-Mesorah affiliate. 

Synagogues

Beit Mordechai 

1137 Trout Brook Drive 

West Hartford, CT 06119 

(860) 982-1656 

beitmordechaict@gmail.com 

Orthodox 

Beth David Synagogue

20 Dover Rd 

West Hartford, CT, 06119 

(860) 236-1241 

www.bethdavidwh.org 

office@bethdavidwh.org   

Orthodox 

Beth El Temple

2626 Albany Ave 

West Hartford, CT, 06117 

(860) 233-9696 

hsowalsky@bethelwh.org 

www.bethelwesthartford.org

Conservative 

Chabad House of Greater Hartford

2352 Albany Ave 

West Hartford, CT, 06117 

(860) 232-1116 

info@chabadhartford.com 

www.chabadhartford.com  

Congregation Beth Israel

701 Farmington Ave 

West Hartford, CT, 06119 

(860) 233-8215 

bethisrael@cbict.org  

www.cbict.org  

Reform 

B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom

180 Still Rd 

Bloomfield, CT, 06002 

(860) 243-3576 

office@btsonline.org 

www.btsonline.org  

Conservative 

Emanuel Synagogue

160 Mohegan Drive 

West Hartford, CT, 06117 

(860) 236-1275 

joyce@emanuelsynagogue.org

www.emanuelsynagogue.org  

Conservative 

Hebrew Home & Hospital

1 Abrahms Blvd 

West Hartford, CT, 06117 

 (860) 523-3859 

Hebrewhealthcare.org  

Orthodox 

Temple Sinai

United Synagogues of Greater Hartford

41 West Hartford Rd 

Newington, CT, 06111 

(860) 561-1055 

templesinaict@gmail.com 

www.sinaict.org i 

Reform 

205 Mohawk Dr 

West Hartford, CT, 06117 

(860) 586-8067 

Ostro770@hotmail.com 

Orthodox 

Young Israel of West Hartford

2240 Albany Ave 

West Hartford, CT, 06117 

(860) 233-3084 

www.youngisraelwh.org 

rabbi@youngisraelwh.org  

Orthodox 

Hospitals

While West Hartford is home to very few hospitals, there are several established medical institutions immediately adjacent to us. In Hartford there is Hartford Hospital and S. Francis Hospital, both of which are well known for their cardiology work. Farmington is home to John Dempsey Hospital. In West Hartford itself, on the Bloomfield border, one will find the Hebrew Home and Hospital, which offers both assisted living and hospital services. Kosher food is available in all of these establishments upon request. 

Mikveh

Mikveh Bess Israel, located at 61 North Main Street, is the only mikveh in the Hartford area. It is used by people all-throughout the week for the toiveling (immersing) of dishes and for Taharos HaMishpocha (family purity). Men use the Mikveh before Shabbat and Holidays, but special arrangements can be made for usage during the week as well. It is used for conversions as needed. 

Eruv

The West Hartford Eruv is an established fixture of our community and tended by the West Hartford Eruv Committee.  

 

Eruv status is updated every Friday or Erev Yom Tov if a Yom Tov falls on Friday. Eruv status can be obtained by dialing 860-232-6417

 

Map and additional Information: https://www.youngisraelwh.org/eruv 

Local Kashrut Information

 

The Hartford Kashrut Commission 

 

These establishments are under year-round kashrut supervision, although not all products are Kosher for Passover. For more information, click an establishment name. 

Restaurants

Caterers

Retail Stores

Crown Supermarket has Cholov Yisrael Pizza, bakery, Glatt 5-O’clock shop and fresh sushi.  

Big Y also has a Glatt Kosher deli and kosher bakery.

Online Resources

 

Affiliates

 

International Affiliates

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Chabad on Campus International  

The Chabad-Lubavitch movement is warming the globe (in a good way) by spreading a culture of community, kindness and enlightenment. We have homes on more than 260 campuses worldwide where Jewish students can chill and connect. Our Chasidic-run houses nurture social, educational and spiritual enlightenment. No judgment, just joy. 

Chabad Lubavitch World HQ 

While each Chabad House is financially independent and independently run, we are all part of a movement that derives its impulse from a passion for Judaism and a love for Jewish people, holds fast to its mission, reaching out to Jewish people, and realizing a living Jewish experience through education, spiritual and social services. 

Local Affiliates

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The Rohr Chabad House

100 Bloomfield Ave. Hartford, CT

Made possible through the generosity of The Rohr Family, New York, NY, and is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Charlotte Rohr (née Kastner)

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PH: (860) 523-1110

WhatsApp: (860) 997-2921

chabad@hartford.edu