Welcome to the Kehilat Chaverim – where Judaism is celebrated

Kehilat Chaverim means “community of friends.” Comprising about 80 households in Greater Hartford, CT, Kehilat Chaverim was established in 1978 to find new ways to explore and express Jewish identity that is independent of synagogue affiliation. 

We share a commitment to the creation of warmth and community, to non-doctrinaire, egalitarian approaches to Judaism without sacrificing tradition, and to a welcoming atmosphere for people of all ages, religious backgrounds, sexual orientation or lifestyle.

Members plan and run all programs as there is no official religious leader. We rent space as needed or meet in members’ homes. Committee participation by at least one adult in each member household is a membership requirement.

Kehilat Chaverim was founded on the guiding principles of respect for diversity and expression of Jewish identify independent of affiliation with a synagogue