The Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation is a small but very active Jewish congregation affiliated with the Reform movement. We reach out to all members of the Jewish faith and their families, extending a warm welcome to families of mixed faiths as well as single members and with out regard to sexual orientation.
Now in our third decade we provide a close, family atmosphere for Jewish observance, learning and worship. Shabbat services are held twice monthly.
We celebrate Jewish holidays joyously and provide family workshops, Jewish education for our children and numerous social activities. Our favorite celebrations include Sukkot under the stars (held at a member’s house in Bristol) 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. We have developed a special relationship with the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Southington, where we hold our services and many other events. We look forward to getting to know you!