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Update on the Mikvah

NEHFES has just completed repairs to the stone walls and railings of the mikvah. After last summer’s highly successful three-week University of Connecticut summer field school archeological excavation under the direction of UConn’s Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni, Connecticut’s State Archaeolgist, and Dr. Stuart S. Miller, Profesor of Judaic Studies, the fascinating story of the ancient… Continue Reading

Update on NEHFES Ledger and Minutes Book

Miriam Leberstein. a New York City translator, is busy finalizing the translation of our NEHFES Ledger and Minutes Book – our most precious historic artifact! It is an extremely interesting record comprising handwritten Yiddish entries from the early days of NEHFES and includes a governing constitution adopted in January of 1894! The translation will be… Continue Reading

NEHFES Listed on National Register of Historic Places

The New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society Synagogue and Creamery Site is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places! Thank you to Cece Saunders, Faline Schneiderman-Fox RPA and Julie Abell Horn RPA of Historical Perspectives, Inc. of Westport, Connecticut, who brilliantly researched and prepared our nomination. Their efforts were generously underwritten… Continue Reading