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NEHFES 125th Anniversary Celebration

The New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society celebrated its 125th Anniversary on Sunday, June 11, 2017.  The event program is available for download.  In addition, NEHFES members can download materials from the event on the Document Archives page (you should have received an email with the required password).

NEHFES Featured in Public Television Documentary, “Harvesting Stones”

NEHFES Featured in Public Television Documentary, “Harvesting Stones”

Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network recently aired “Harvesting Stones,” a documentary about the early Jewish farmers of Eastern Connecticut. The documentary, originally shown on May 25 and rebroadcast on May 29, includes footage of the NEHFES site taken during the excavation in 2012, photos about NEHFES, and an interview with NEHFES president Nancy Savin. Additional information about the… Continue Reading

NEHFES Minutes and Ledger Book Available Online

NEHFES Minutes and Ledger Book Available Online

NEHFES President Nancy Savin is thrilled to announce that the NEHFES Minutes and Ledger Book (1892 – 1933) has been added to the Yiddish Book Center’s Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library. This document comprises the (scanned) facsimile of the MLB together with explanatory information, translator Miriam Leberstein’s intro and her superb English translation and an… Continue Reading

Welcome Letter from Our President, Nancy R. Savin

Hello and welcome to our new NEHFES website! We are delighted that you found us and invite to you to stay a while! Help us celebrate our 125th Anniversary. May 8, 2017 marked 125 years from May 6, 1892, the day the New England Hebrew Farmers dedicated Connecticut’s first rural synagogue. We are so proud… Continue Reading

10th Annual NEHFES Membership Meeting – May 1, 2016

Please join us for the 11th Annual NEHFES Membership Meeting on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the Chesterfield Firehouse.  The membership meeting will begin at 1:00, followed by refreshments at 2:30, and a public presentation beginning at 3:00. The featured speakers at the public presentation will be David Wordell, the founder/owner of Olde Ransom Farm Carriage… Continue Reading

Appreciation Award Presented to Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni

NEHFES presented its “First Annual Appreciation Award” to Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni, Ph. D., a great friend, for his dedicated interest, concern and continuing efforts to preserve and protect its historic site in Chesterfield, CT. Dr. Bellantoni and Dr. Stuart S. Miller have just announced plans to return to the NEHEFS site in Summer 2016… Continue Reading

9th Annual NEHFES Membership Meeting – May 3, 2015

Mary M. Donahue will be the featured speaker at the 10th Annual NEHFES Membership Meeting on May 3, 2015. Mary is an award-winning author and architectural historian. She served for over 30 years as an architectural historian and grants director for the Connecticut State Historical Preservation Office and currently serves as Assistant Publisher of Connecticut… Continue Reading

Strategic Planning Retreat and Annual Meeting – May 4, 2014

All NEHFES members and Honorary Board Members are cordially invited to attend the annual meeting, which will include an important NEHFES Strategic Planning Retreat with Pearl Kane of the PLK Consulting Group, LLC., on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Chesterfield Firehouse from 1–5pm. All members are urged to attend. Since NEHFES members reside in… Continue Reading