Jewish Heritage Night at the Yard Goats
HARTFORD – Baseball fans from the Springfield and Worcester Jewish communities travelled to Hartford’s Dunkin’ Donuts Park on Sunday, Aug. 4 for Jewish Heritage Night. Natan Stempler and his band The KlezShpilers, accompanied by Natasha Ulyanofsky on keyboards, welcomed fans as they walked into the stadium with an hour-long set of klezmer songs.
The band later played “Hatikvah,” the Israeli national anthem, from home plate – “I was told by many friends that we made history singing the Israeli National Anthem for the first time ever in any ballpark in Connecticut!” Stempler told the Jewish Ledger.
Before the game started, the Jewish War Veterans assisted with the presentation of the American flag. The Crown Market sold kosher hot dogs and pastrami sandwiches and the Jewish community was welcomed to the game on the scoreboard and by the announcer. It was a home run for all Jewish baseball fans!
Main Photo: Members of Sinai Temple in Springfield enjoyed Jewish Heritage Night at the Hartford Yard Goats.