They Found Their Way: Generations of Jewish Life in Waterbury, CT



For more than a century and a half, Jews have settled in Waterbury,
building synagogues, schools, businesses and communities that have helped
shape our neighborhoods and our city. Arriving as immigrants in response to
national and international events, Jewish families in Waterbury shared
distinctive traditions that served to link generations.

Together, they forged new lives in Waterbury that were based on
successful enterprise, religious observance, and community celebration.

Seder, 1959 (Collection of Natalie Bram)


This online exhibit represents only a small fraction of the
stories and images collected by the Waterbury Jewish Oral History Project.
Select from the menu on the left to explore this rich history.

If you would like to contact the Mattatuck Museum about this project,
please contact the Collections Manager.


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