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A Modern Orthodox Synagogue

Jewish Living in Fairfield CT


We are very fortunate to have a number of Hebrew day schools operating all within easy driving distance of our Fairfield community.  Ranging from nursery school to high school and covering all the different denominations from secular/community to ultra orthodox.  You can have your choice of high quality Jewish and secular education for your children.  Following is a list of schools in our area.

  • Bi-Cultural Day School
    2186 High Ridge Road, Stamford
    (203) 329-2186
    Jacqueline Herman, Principal and Head of School
    Rabbi David Israel , Dean of Rabbinics
    Joanne Karow, Director of Admissions
    Enrollment 2011-2012: 353
    Grades: Pre-K – 8

  • Carmel Academy
    270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich
    (203) 863-9663
    Nora Anderson, Head of School
    Enrollment 2011-2012: 230
    Grades: K – 8

  • Ezra Academy
    75 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge
    (203) 389-5500
    Melanie Waynik, Head of School
    Jill S. Schaefer, Director of Admissions
    Enrollment 2011-2012: 142
    Grades:  K – 8
  • Hebrew High School of New England
    300 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford
    (860) 231-0317
    Rabbi Daniel Loew, Head of School
    Edlyn Blitzer, Vice Principal
    Rabbi Shimmy Trencher, Dean of Students
    Grades: 9 – 12

  • Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy (SCHA)
    (Formerly New Haven Hebrew Day School)
    261 Derby Avenue, Orange
    (203) 795-5261
    Rabbi Sheya Hecht, Headmaster
    Rabbi Enan Francis, Principal
    Enrollment 2011-2012: 200
    Grades: Nursery (18 months old) – 8

  • Yeshiva K’tana Of Waterbury
    32 Hillside Avenue, Waterbury
    (203) 756-1800
    Rabbi Yehuda Brecher, Principal
    Enrollment 2011-2012: 298
    Grades: Nursery – 8

  • Merkaz Community High School for Judaic Studies
    Marjorie B. Krubiner, Head of School
    Margery Verlezza, Program Manager
    Merkaz serves a diverse population and provides a pluralistic and supportive environment for Jewish learning. Each week, students from neighboring towns, synagogues, and high schools join together as one community to learn, socialize, explore and strengthen their ties to Judaism.

Mikvah Israel

There is a newly renovated and decorated Mikvah, conveniently and discreetly located,  to answer all the community's religious needs, including conversion, new brides, holiday and private appointments for both men and women.  For questions or to schedule appointments please call 203-374-2191 or email

Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County

Founded in 1983, the JHSFC serves communities in Fairfield County which share a common Jewish heritage, making us part of an extended family. The JHSFC is the largest secular Jewish organization in the area reaching out to all Jewish organizations and partners to provide engaging educational programming on a wide range of topics of Jewish interest.

Kosher Establishments

Kosher Supervision for the Greater Bridgeport-Fairfield County area is under the Va'ad HaKasruth of Fairfield County.  The Va'ad was originally established by Rabbi Jacob Mendelson of Congregation Bikur Cholim in Bridgeport.

Rabbi Mendelson currently serves as the Halachic Advisor to the Va'ad and Rabbi Fred Hyman of The Westville Synagogue in New Haven is currently serving as President.  Area rabbis meet to discuss any questions or issues that may arise.  The following establishments are under the supervision of the Va'ad of Fairfield.

Vaad HaKashrus of Fairfield County
74 West Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06515
Rabbi Fred Hyman, President (413) 626-0367

Below is a partial list of establishments currently under the Vaad's supervision.


New Haven

  • Claire’s Corner Copia 1000 Chapel St., New Haven. Kosher and dairy.
  • Edge of the Woods 379 Whalley Ave., New Haven (203)787-1055
  • (All products inside the "arches" are kosher certified. This includes the bakery, sandwich, and salad bar departments. In all other parts of thestore, check products for kosher labels.)
  • Edge of the Woods Cafee at the JCC 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT
  • Slifka Kitchen at Yale 80 Wall Street, New Haven (203)432-1134
  • Westville Kosher Market 95 Amity Road, New Haven (203)389-1166


  • Rita's Ices 1055 Huntington Turnpike, Bridgeport (203) 373-1040
  • Stop 'n Shop Bakery, Villa Ave., Fairfield, CT.
  • Stop 'n Shop Bakery, Main.St., Bridgeport, CT


  • Rita's Ices 175 Boston Post Road, Milford (203)301-4490


  • Baskin Robbins Stamford
  • Beldotti Bakery 605 Newfield Ave., Stamford (203)348-9029
  • Carvel/Cinnabon 1980 W. Main St. Stamford (203)569-7910
  • Mike’s Café & Pizzaria  1035 Newfield Ave., Stamford (at JCC) (203)321-0051.
  • Coldstone Creamery  1109 High Ridge Road, Stamford (203)487-7400
  • Fairway Market 699 Canal Street Stamford (203)388-9815
  • Certification in partnership with Rabbi Avraham Marmorstein. (Meat, fish and bakery products bearing Rabbi Marmorstein's certification are also under the Vaad's certification. Please check other products for appropriate certification before purchasing.)
  • 613   108 Prospect Street Stamford (203)614-8777 Joint certification provided with OU.
  • Navaratna Vegetarian Indian Restaurant 133 Atlantic Street, Stamford (203)348-1070
  • Shop Rite Bakery 1990 W. Main St. Stamford (203)978-0464


  • Ami's Bagels Waterbury (Only store at 111 Thomaston Avenue, Colonial
  • Plaza, is certified by VKFC. Bagels are Pas Yisrael.)

West Haven

  • Rita's Ices 28 Ocean Avenue, West Haven (203)931-0031


  • The Bagel Maven 538 Post Road East, Westport, CT. ONLY Whole, uncut bagels (parve), whole uncut muffins, (dairy), Croissants (dairy); sealed, unopened packaged fish, cheeses, spreads and beverages, bearing an acceptable national hechsher. All other products are to be considered  NON KOSHER.