In 1891, Baron Hirsch supported the settlement of Jewish farmers in CT. Many of the 5000 families settled in Eastern CT (Ellington, Somers, Vernon etc.). To read more about this click here.
In 1913, the Congregation Knesseth Israel synagogue was built and was originally located at the corner of Middle Road and Abbott Rd. In 1954, the building was moved to its current location on Pinney St. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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