About Stamford, Connecticut


Stamford, Connecticut
Stamford is located on the Long Island Sound in the southwestern corner of Connecticut. Founded in 1641, Stamford has a great deal of history tracing to the Revolutionary War. Today, it is a vibrant city, with an active arts and development program, theater companies, arboretum, and University of Connecticut. Stamford's Chamber of Commerce is extremely active in promoting business, and Stamford is the home to the Business Council of Southwestern Connecticut. Stamford's Ferguson Library is also on the Internet, as is Stamford's newspaper, The Stamford Advocate. The Army Corps of Engineers also monitors the tides in Stamford, because of its active boating and waterfront.

The City is conveniently located to both New York City and New Haven, each of which is about 45 minutes by car or train.  Regular train service is provided by MetroNorth New Haven Line and Amtrak from the Stamford Transportation Center. Local bus service is provided by Connecticut Transit and by taxis from the Transportation Center. The Transportation Center is located between Exits 7 and 8 on I-95 (which is regularly monitored by traffic department cameras). Stamford is also accessible by a second highway, the scenic Merritt Parkway, which does not allow commercial traffic. Long distance travel is easily accessible from LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark Airports, and Westchester Airport which is just over the state border.

More information about Stamford is available from the City of Stamford Government, Connecticut Travel Guides, and Stamford Tourists Guides.


Jewish Stamford
The Jewish community has been in Stamford more than one hundred years starting with the founding of Agudath Sholom (see the Shul's history page). Congregation Agudath Sholom is the provider of the only Mikvah in the immediate region, and together with the other Orthodox organizations in Stamford maintains an Eruv.

See the video on YouTube about the Stamford Jewish Community...

The local Jewish Community Center is active in programming for all ages, has a health club and nursery school. Another nursery school, Gan Yeladim, as well as a summer camp are run by Chabad Lubavitch of Fairfield County.

Elementary and middle school education is available at the Bi-Cultural Day School in Stamford as well as the Carmel Academy located in nearby Greenwich.

Candle lighting times for Shabbat and Holidays for Stamford are available on the Internet.

Kosher Establishments in Stamford

Bakery/Supermarket

  • Beldotti's Bakery (formerly Cerbone's Bakery) at Newfield Shopping Center

  • Stop and Shop Supermarket in the Ridgeway Shopping Center are under Va'ad supervision.   Stop and Shop is also well stocked with kosher meat, cheese and frozen food as is the new Shop Rite Supermarket off Exit 6 of  I-95.

  • Fairway Market at Exit 8 off I-95 has a kosher bakery, kosher meat department, and take out foods

Restaurants
  • Kosh is an All-American Kosher deli-bistro located on Prospect Street in downtown Stamford

  • Navaratna specializes in the cuisine of North & South Indian vegetarian dishes and is located in downtown Stamford

  • Cafe Stam is located in the Stamford JCC and serves dairy and meat dishes

See article featuring the Stamford Jewish Community from the Jewish Week (December 16, 2005)...

 

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