This document, available online at the Yiddish Book Center’s Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library, comprises the (scanned) facsimile of the NEHFES Minutes and Ledger Book (1892-1933) together with explanatory information, translator Miriam Leberstein’s intro and her superb English translation and an index of names that appear in the MLB.
Excerpt from Dr. Stuart S. Miller’s book, At the Intersection of Texts and Material Finds[:] Stepped Pools, Stone Vessels, and Ritual Purity Among the Jews of Roman Galilee (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015), describing the 2012 excavation of the NEHFES mikveh in Chesterfield. The excerpt includes numerous photos of the mikveh remains. For additional information about the book, see the publisher’s website.
This site plan of the NEHFES historic area was part of the Historic Resources Inventory Application submitted to the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office on July 27, 2007, by Bruce Clouette, Senior Historian, Public Archaeology Survey Team, Inc., Storrs, Connecticut. You can take a virtual tour of the site online.
Invitation to the May, 8, 1892, dedication of the Chesterfield synagogue. The text reads: “The Society of Hebrew Farmers in New England Invites you trespectfully to the Dedication of their House of Worship and Education which will take place on Sunday, May 8th, 1892, at one o’clock p.m., at Chesterfield, Conn., near New London. The new Creamery and the houses of our farmers will welcome visitors. Stages will be in waiting at the Boat and R.R. Station, Sunday Morning, from 6 to 10 o’clock at New London.”