Current Members

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

Seymour Baer, Bloomfield, CT
Nancy J. Bateman, Westfield, NJ
Marlene K. Bishow, Rockville, MD
Marilyn Buchenholtz, Tucson, AZ
Barbara Ball Buff, New York, NY
Dr. Rachel Ida Buff, Milwaukee, WI
Nancy Hollandersky Butler, Waterford, CT
Rhonda Orin Eisenstein, Bethesda, MD
Jerome E. Fischer, New London, CT
Susan Friedland, Cabot, VT
Daniel J. Glass, Boston, MA
Blanche Savin Goldenberg, West Hartford, CT
Allan E. Goodstone, New City, NY
Ruth Savin Greenberg, Bedford, MA
Dennis Hoffman, Middle City, NY
Nancy and Thomas Kalal, East Lyme, CT
Regina G. Karas, Bloomfield, CT
Sheila Lorraine Katz, Toronto, Canada
Michael S. Kirsch, Granger, IN
Myron Kirsch, Quincy, IL
Dr. Wolff Mayer Kirsch, Redlands, CA
Dede Krasnow, Rocky Hill, CT
Andrew Lieberman, Weatogue, CT
John Lieberman, Newport, KY
Amy Meisner, Los Angeles, CA
Geoff Meisner, San Francisco, CA
Isaac Meisner, San Francisco, CA
Jon Meisner, Redwood City, CA
Marz Meisner, San Francisco, CA
Mitchell Meisner, Huntington Woods, MI
Judy Miskin, Toronto, Canada
Myra C. Monfort Runyan, Fort Collins, CO
Joanne Nelson, New York, NY
Richard M. Orin, New York, NY
Allen I. Polsby, Bethesda, MD
Dr. Daniel Wolf Savin, New York, NY
Nancy R. Savin, Riverdale, NY
Jeffrey and Ana Schneider, Stonington, CT
Julie Schneider, New York, NY
Mark A. Schneider, Waterford, CT
Jerome A. Schwell, Ledyard, CT
Jerome Squire, Colchester, CT
Marty H. Squire, Cheshire, CT
Linda Hollandersky Walker, McDonough, GA
Judith Turbin, North Miami, FL
Dr. Erica Willheim, New York, NY
Yohanna S. Willheim, Riverdale, NY

Donor: Martin Cohen, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Honorary Members:

Michael Welles, NEHFES Site Groundskeeper, Oakdale, CT

David Wordell, Salem Historical Society, Former President


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Board of Directors

Board Members

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

Attorney Mitchell R. Meisner, Detroit, MI, Vice President

Jerome E. Fischer, New London, CT, Vice President
Barbara Ball Buff, New York, NY, Treasurer
Joanne Nelson, New York, NY, Recording Secretary
Susan Friedland, Cabot, VT
Ruth Savin Greenberg, Bedford, MA
Regina G. Karas, Bloomfield, CT
Amy R. Meisner, Los Angeles, CA
Allen I. Polsby, Bethesda, MD
Yohanna S. Willheim, Riverdale, NY

Honorary Board Members

Nicholas F. Bellantoni, Ph.D., 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