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.
Countdown to 40:
GSJC will be celebrating its 40th anniversary on November 16, 2024. Save the date and stay tuned for more details for a special evening.
- Click the link to learn about GSJC’s Holocaust Torah
- 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
- 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.
Click on the link to donate.
- Please use the link below to an article from Union for Reform Judaism to learn about ways we can act now for racial justice.