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Annual NEHFES Membership Meeting – Sunday, June 6, 2021 (via Zoom)

The Annual Meeting of The New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society (NEHFES) of Chesterfield, CT will be held on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at 8pm EDT. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the meeting will be held online via Zoom. A link with details will be sent to all members via email prior to the meeting.

NEHFES Descendants Zoom Meeting – Sunday, February 21

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 see, share, and talk about.… Continue Reading

Annual NEHFES Membership Meeting – June 7, 2020 (via Zoom)

The Annual Meeting of The New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society (NEHFES) of Chesterfield, CT will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 7pm EDT . The guest speaker will be Ms. Kelley Berliner, Northeastern Regional Director of TAC, The Archaeological Conservancy of America, who will discuss “TAC’s American Archaeological Holdings and… Continue Reading

President’s Message: New Land Record Database Now Available!

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 many individual families lived there… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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 on 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