Current Members

The following individuals, descendants of the early Jewish residents of the Chesterfield area, are members of the reactivated New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society:

Dr. Emily M. Agree, Baltimore, MD
Seymour Baer, Bloomfield, CT
Ellie Rae Balatovsky, Milwaukee, WI
Ruby Lou Balatovsky, Milwaukee, WI
Nancy J. Bateman, Westfield, NJ
Marilyn Buchenholtz, Tucson, AZ
Dr. Rachel Ida Buff, Milwaukee, WI
Nancy Hollandersky Butler, Waterford, CT
Harley Devlin-Manning, Essex, CT
Scott Epstein, Jenison, MI
Edward Feltcorn, Fairfax, VA
Daniel J. Glass, Boston, MA
Blanche Savin Goldenberg, West Hartford, CT
Allan E. Goodstone, New City, NY
Dennis Hoffman, Middle City, NY
John Kaplan, Marlborough, CT
Sheila Lorraine Katz, Toronto, Canada
Michael S. Kirsch, Granger, IN
Myron Kirsch, Sandy Springs, GA
Dr. Wolff Mayer Kirsch, Redlands, CA
Dede Krasnow, Rocky Hill, CT
Beth Lapin, Middletown, CT
Andrew Lieberman, Weatogue, CT
John S. Lieberman, Newport, KY
Geoff Meisner, San Francisco, CA
Isaac Meisner, San Francisco, CA
Jon Meisner, Redwood City, CA
Attorney Mitchell R. Meisner, Detroit, MI
Marz Meisner, San Francisco, CA
Judy Miskin, Toronto, Canada
Seth Mitchell, New York, NY
Monfort Runyan, Brad Ellins, and Rachel Ellins-Iozzia, Longmont, CO
Atty. Richard M. Orin, New York, NY
Dr. Daniel Wolf Savin, New York, NY
Jeffrey and Ana Schneider, Stonington, CT
Julie Schneider, New York, NY
Mark A. Schneider, Waterford, CT
Jerome Squire, Colchester, CT
Marty H. Squire, Cheshire, CT
Jesse Szcewyk-Buff, New York, NY
Linda Hollandersky Walker, McDonough, GA
Judith Turbin, North Miami, FL
Dr. Erica Willheim, New York, NY

Donor: Martin Cohen, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Honorary Members:

Michael Welles, NEHFES Site Groundskeeper, Oakdale, CT

David Wordell, Salem Historical Society, Former President


Does Your Name Belong Here?

If you have a family connection to the Chesterfield-Salem-Oakdale Jewish community and would like to join NEHFES we would be happy to hear from you. Please complete and submit the form below. We will try to get back to you within 48 hours.

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Officers and Board of Directors

Nancy R. Savin, Riverdale, NY, President & Executive Director

Jerome E. Fischer, New London, CT, Vice President
Barbara Ball Buff, New York, NY, Vice President
Nancy D. Butler, Waterford, CT, Treasurer
Joanne Nelson, Southbury, CT, Recording Secretary
Susan Friedland, Cabot, VT
Ruth Savin Greenberg, Bedford, MA
Regina G. Karas, Bloomfield, CT
John S. Lieberman, Newport, KY
Allen I. Polsby, Bethesda, MD
Jerome A. Schwell, Ledyard, CT
Yohanna S. Willheim, Riverdale, NY

Honorary Board of Directors


Nicholas F. Bellantoni, Ph.D., Former Connecticut State Archaeologist, Office of State Archaeology, Storrs, CT

Jon C. Chase, Esq., Municipal Historian, Town of Montville, CT

Mary M. Donohue, Assistant Publisher, CT Explored, West Hartford, CT

Dana Kline, author, Connecticut College, MA Thesis To Begin Again: Russian Jewish Immigration to America with Special Emphasis on Chesterfield, Connecticut (1876), Sarasota, FL

Dr. Stuart S. Miller, Professor of Hebrew, History and Judaic Studies and Associate Director for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Dr. Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., President, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, NY