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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

Appreciation Award Presented to Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni

NEHFES presented its “First Annual Appreciation Award” to Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni, Ph. D., a great friend, for his dedicated interest, concern and continuing efforts to preserve and protect its historic site in Chesterfield, CT. Dr. Bellantoni and Dr. Stuart S. Miller have just announced plans to return to the NEHEFS site in Summer 2016… Continue Reading

9th Annual NEHFES Membership Meeting – May 3, 2015

Mary M. Donahue will be the featured speaker at the 10th Annual NEHFES Membership Meeting on May 3, 2015. Mary is an award-winning author and architectural historian. She served for over 30 years as an architectural historian and grants director for the Connecticut State Historical Preservation Office and currently serves as Assistant Publisher of Connecticut… Continue Reading

Strategic Planning Retreat and Annual Meeting – May 4, 2014

All NEHFES members and Honorary Board Members are cordially invited to attend the annual meeting, which will include an important NEHFES Strategic Planning Retreat with Pearl Kane of the PLK Consulting Group, LLC., on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Chesterfield Firehouse from 1–5pm. All members are urged to attend. Since NEHFES members reside in… Continue Reading

Update on the Mikvah

NEHFES has just completed repairs to the stone walls and railings of the mikvah. After last summer’s highly successful three-week University of Connecticut summer field school archeological excavation under the direction of UConn’s Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni, Connecticut’s State Archaeolgist, and Dr. Stuart S. Miller, Profesor of Judaic Studies, the fascinating story of the ancient… Continue Reading

Update on NEHFES Ledger and Minutes Book

Miriam Leberstein. a New York City translator, is busy finalizing the translation of our NEHFES Ledger and Minutes Book – our most precious historic artifact! It is an extremely interesting record comprising handwritten Yiddish entries from the early days of NEHFES and includes a governing constitution adopted in January of 1894! The translation will be… Continue Reading

NEHFES Listed on National Register of Historic Places

The New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society Synagogue and Creamery Site is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places! Thank you to Cece Saunders, Faline Schneiderman-Fox RPA and Julie Abell Horn RPA of Historical Perspectives, Inc. of Westport, Connecticut, who brilliantly researched and prepared our nomination. Their efforts were generously underwritten… Continue Reading