Welcome to GSJC

Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation is a small but very active Jewish congregation affiliated with URJ, Union of Reform Judaism, the Reform movement. We are a mix of older singles, empty nesters and young families.  We warmly welcome all members of the Jewish faith including interfaith and same sex families.  Now in our fourth decade we provide a close, family atmosphere for Jewish observance, learning and worship.

We celebrate Jewish holidays joyously and provide family workshops, Jewish education for our children and numerous social activities. Our special celebrations include Sukkot under the stars (held at a member’s house) and our communal Chanukah candle-lighting and latke-fest (also held at a member’s home). All of our member families take an active role in helping our congregation come alive with Jewish meaning and warmth. For more than 20 years, we have had a special relationship with the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Southington, where we hold our Shabbat services and many other events. We look forward to getting to know you!

 Click the links below to read about our Mission Statement and Statement of Inclusion.

Mission Statement

Statement of Inclusion 


Upcoming Events

  1. 10 Dec

    Hanukkah Party

    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. 15 Dec

    Shabbat Services

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. 21 Dec

    Board Meeting

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. 04 Feb

    Adult Education

    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. 10 Mar

    Adult Education

    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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  • Click the link to learn about GSJC’s Holocaust Torah 

Learn More About Our Holocaust Torah

  • Save the date for our special fundraiser. November 04 at 6:30 pm, Please join us for a Trivia Night fund raiser at the Southington Elks Club. Expect a fun evening for all. Please check the calendar for more details.

  • GSJC will be celebrating its 40th anniversary on November 16, 2024. Save the date and stay tuned for more details for a special evening


  • Did you know that you can help support GSJC in various ways with no additional cost to you, ex. Buy grocery and other gift cards!  A great way to help our congregation.  Follow this link to read about how.  Thank You!!  Support
  • URJ has recognized GSJC for completing our Congregational Ethics Code Document

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Support Israel: From Rabbi Wasserman- It has been a particularly difficult week for the Jewish community. Our hearts are in the East with our brothers and sisters in Israel. So many people have asked, “What can we do?” While we may feel helpless being so far away, there are things we can do to help. Reach out to family and friends in Israel. Let them know that we support them. Pray for their safety. Gather together. When we gather together, we are giving and getting support from our community.

Another thing we can do is donate money to organizations like Magen David Adom, The Jewish Federation, or Lone Soldiers in Israel.
  • Please help Morocco. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Morocco near Marrakech. The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford has opened the Morocco Earthquake Relief Fund to support the victims of this tragic natural disaster by providing vital aid to those in need.  Click on the link to donate.


  • Please help Ukraine- click on the link to see ways you can (donate, attend events)
  • IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you receive an email from the Rabbi saying ‘email me back’ and then asking for money, do NOT respond  it is a scam.  Please let the Rabbi know if you do. It isn’t coming from her email address.
  • Please use the link below to an article from Union for Reform Judaism to learn about ways we can act now for racial justice. 

Ways Reform Jews Can Act Now for Racial Justice


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