of Chesterfield, CT
Learn about the history of the Chesterfield-Salem-Oakdale Jewish community and the New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society.
View the NEHFES timeline, including historic newspaper articles, photos and documents from the Chesterfield-Salem-Oakdale Jewish community.
Take our interactive tour of the NEHFES historic site, including the stone remains of the synagogue, mikveh, and creamery.
View our online photo albums of early Jewish Chesterfield sites and family members, along with more recent photos of those historic sites today.
Descendants of the New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel will have another opportunity to meet and chat virtually on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at 8pm EDT. Members are encouraged to send photos in advance to Treasurer Nancy Butler, who will organize them into a presentation that we can all…
An amazing event occurred on June 7, 2020, when 35 descendant members and friends of The New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society (NEHFES) of Chesterfield, Connecticut, met online for their first ever Virtual Annual Meeting. According to NEHFES President, Nancy R. Savin, “An inadvertent blessing of this tragic…
Great News! NEHFES asked title researcher Carol Spenser to create a database of all land transactions – purchases and sales – in Montville, from 1890 – 1920. The intent was to help member descendants discover exactly when their ancestors first purchased land in Chesterfield. We also hoped to estimate how…
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…
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…
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