Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County
Contact: Gail G. Trell, President
The Jewish Historical Society of Lower Fairfield County serves the community in a multitude of functions including programs, Judaica library, and archives. JHS serves as our community’s resource for discovering, explaining, preserving, generating interest in and enjoying Jewish history, as well as working on preserving the past and the present for the future. The Society offers exciting (and free) programs at 10:00 am on the third Sunday of each month from September through June each year. Location of program varies within the county. Book talks with distinguished presenters are held on one Wednesday a month from September through May.
JHS also operates: the area’s Jewish Archive located at 800 Summer Street, Suite 519, the Harry Rosenbaum JHS Judaica Library at the JCC, an oral history program, local genealogical organization, Jewish Gravestone Database Project, research projects; reunions and more.
The Judaica library provides a resource center of Judaic materials including books, periodicals, videos, and films - for free use by the communities of Stamford and its adjacent towns. The materials include nonfiction and fiction for all ages—from the youngest readers to adults.
The free circulating library covers categories including Jewish history, culture, religion, biography, archeology, genealogy, novels, short stories, children’s books, Israel and art. A non-circulating collection on the Holocaust is available for research. Newspapers and periodicals are also available.