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Annual NEHFES Membership Meeting – June 9, 2019

Annual NEHFES Membership Meeting – June 9, 2019

The Annual Meeting of The New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society (NEHFES) of Chesterfield, CT will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the New London County Historical Society, 11 Blinman Street, New London, Connecticut 06320 . The guest speaker will be Andrew Stout, the Eastern Regional Director for TAC (The Archaeological Conservancy of America). The program will begin at 1:00 PM when Mr. Stout will speak on ” TAC’s Archaeological Holdings and the Acquisition of the NEHFES Site in Chesterfield, Connecticut.”

This presentation is open to the public, but reservations must be made in advance to nbutler@aboveallelse.org.

The Annual NEHFES Meeting for Members will begin at 3:00PM.

Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, 1964-2018

The NY Times has reported the death of Dr. Aaron D. Panken, president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute, in a private plane crash 70 miles northwest of NYC. “A distinguished rabbi and scholar, dedicated teacher and exemplary leader of the Reform Movement in American for nearly three decades,” Rabbi Panken was also a direct… Continue Reading

Welcome Letter from Our President, Nancy R. Savin

Hello and welcome to our NEHFES website! We are delighted that you found us and invite to you to stay a while! NEHFES had a great 125th Anniversary last June 11, 2017 roughly 125 years from May 6, 1892, the day the New England Hebrew Farmers dedicated Connecticut’s first rural synagogue. On May 8, 2017,… Continue Reading

Annual NEHFES Membership Meeting – June 10, 2018

Please join us for the Annual NEHFES Membership Meeting on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Chesterfield Firehouse.  The membership meeting will begin at 1:00, followed by a public presentation beginning at 3:00. The featured speaker at the 3:00 public presentation will be Miriam Leberstein, the Yiddishist who translated our NEHFES Minutes and Ledger Book. Her… Continue Reading

NEHFES 125th Anniversary Celebration

The New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society celebrated its 125th Anniversary on Sunday, June 11, 2017.  The event program is available for download.  In addition, NEHFES members can download materials from the event on the Document Archives page (you should have received an email with the required password). Continue Reading

NEHFES Minutes and Ledger Book Available Online

NEHFES Minutes and Ledger Book Available Online

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 superb English translation and an… Continue Reading

NEHFES Featured in Public Television Documentary, “Harvesting Stones”

NEHFES Featured in Public Television Documentary, “Harvesting Stones”

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 Savin. Additional information about the… Continue Reading

10th Annual NEHFES Membership Meeting – May 1, 2016

Please join us for the 11th Annual NEHFES Membership Meeting on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the Chesterfield Firehouse.  The membership meeting will begin at 1:00, followed by refreshments at 2:30, and a public presentation beginning at 3:00. The featured speakers at the public presentation will be David Wordell, the founder/owner of Olde Ransom Farm Carriage… Continue Reading