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COME AND DISCOVER WEST HARTFORD

Want to see what top-notch, Jewish living looks like?

West Hartford is the best of both worlds: it has beautiful, safe, walkable neighborhoods with single-family homes —in an eruv — that start around $220,000! It also has world-class restaurants, boutique shopping and renowned historical sites. Called one of the best little downtowns in New England, West Hartford’s Blueback Square is a hip, charming area of shopping, dining and living, located just down the street from Beth David Synagogue. An up-and-coming example of New Urbanism, our downtown offers enchanting cobblestone lanes to a movie theatre, Crate and Barrel, Barnes & Noble, West Elm, Whole Foods and more. Around the corner on South Main Street is the town’s beloved library with a whole floor for kids! All this within walking distance of great apartments and rentals on and off the main avenues and close to our shul. Let Beth David be your Jewish family in West Hartford.

 

Looking for work?

There are five separate hospital systems in West Hartford and the surrounding areas. Focused on academics? There are nine institutions of higher learning within easy commutes, including Trinity College, Wesleyan University, UCONN and Yale. Hi-tech and aerospace engineering are both growing sectors, not to mention insurance giants: Aetna, Travelers, Cigna and, of course, The Hartford.


Vibrant Jewish Community

We’re especially proud of our rich and diverse Jewish community. Vibrant synagogues of every denomination enrich our community, which features education and social programs, a strong Jewish communal infrastructure and a long-standing presence from the Jewish Federation. West Hartford supports a superb JCC (with a giant Playscape) a beautiful mikveh, an eruv, a local mohel, kosher va’ad, and burial societies and funeral homes.


Your Choice of Jewish Day Schools

With top-tier public schools and libraries, West Hartford boasts the New England Jewish Academy, which offers outstanding education from nursery school through 12th grade, the result of an historic merger of the Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford and the stellar Hebrew High School of New England. We are also so proud to be the home of Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford, which offers a vibrant and inspiring education from pre-school through the 8th Grade. Here, parents have a choice of quality dual curriculum Jewish schools to fit every family’s needs and preferences.


Kosher Food Galore!

Right around the corner from anywhere in West Hartford is the Crown Market, at Bishop’s Corner. A full- service kosher grocery, meat, deli and bakery that’s been part of the fabric of Jewish life for 70 years. From briskets to bagels to rugelach and black and white cookies, you’ll never miss the tastes of your childhood, all under the reliable supervision of the Hartford Kashrut Commission. Bring the kids in after school for hot pizza at the cafe while you shop for dinner from an impressive and ever-changing menu of entrees and sides. Pop in for fresh sushi anytime and you’ll most always run into friends or neighbors, so stop and catch up while you shop.

 

The Hartford Kashrut Commission

The Hartford Kashrut Commission, recognized and accepted as the local certification agency by the entire Jewish community, operates in compliance with national kashrut standards. Some of the prominent local certifications include The Crown Market, Big Y Food Store in Bishops Corner, Café J at the JCC (seasonal), The Hebrew Center for Health and Rehab, and Yosi Kosher Catering. HKC certified items can be found also at other area markets including Whole Foods, Stop and Shop and several other stores. Rabbi Adler has been the rabbinic administrator of the HKC for over twenty-five years.


We’ve Got It All

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Around town you’ll find a sense of gratitude for life here. Besides its abundance of resources for Jewish life, metro Hartford boasts the nation’s oldest art museum, Tony-award-winning regional theater, a cutting-edge children’s science museum, and wonderful trails minutes from town. No need to leave town for outdoor activities, West Hartford is rich in parks and sports fields offering activities for children and adults. And did we mention the beauty of New England’s four distinct seasons, perhaps the bursting color of Autumn topping the list? Always apropos for the High Holidays and chagim. Honestly, this is fairy-tale living for real. Come and see for yourself.

Sat, February 27 2021 15 Adar 5781