Histric Hartfrd Synaggues

Although a synagogue structure is not necessary for Jewish prayer, the building of a synagogue represents the creation of a center for both worship and community. In a synagogue, Jews join together not only to pray, but to study, socialize, educate their children, and to care for the needs of their own members as well as the larger community. There were once thirteen synagogues in Hartford, CT. There are no longer any active congregations remaining in the city, although a number of the buildings are still in existence. Some are abandoned and have fallen into disrepair, and others have been repurposed, often as churches. This web exhibit utilizes the archive of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford to offer images and information on the synagogues that once existed in Hartford.

Historic Synagogues of Hartford

Click on the images below to read more about Greater Hartford's synagogues.

Touro Hall

Touro Hall

Congreation Beth Israel

Beth Israel

Agudas Achim Synagogue

Agudas Achim

Ados Israel Synagogue

Ados Israel


Kneset Israel

Garden Street Synagogue

Beth Hamedrash Hagodol

Emanuel Synagogue

B'nai Israel / Emanuel

Emanuel Synagogue

The Emanuel Synagogue

Beth Sholom Synagogue

Beth Sholom


Chevry Lomday Mishnayes

Bess Israel Shul

Bess Israel

Tikvoh Chadoshoh Synagogue

Tikvoh Chadoshoh

Young Israel

Young Israel of Hartford

United Synagogues of Greater Hartford

United Synagogues of Greater Hartford