Film Screening and Discussion
The Jewish Farmers of Eastern Connecticut
In the 1890s, Connecticut Yankees wanted to sell their rocky farms. In a surprising twist, Jews who were fleeing Czarist Russia, were involved in a “back to the land movement.” They figured that turning shtetl refugees into farmers was the best way to become productive, self-sufficient Americans. Funded by the German-Jewish philanthropist Baron Maurice de Hirsch, a Jewish agricultural revival ultimately settled a thousand Jewish families in rural Connecticut.
The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County invites the community to “meet” these farmers in the documentary, Harvesting Stones, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Temple Sinai , 458 Lakeside Dr, Stamford, CT 06903. The program starts at 7:00 PM and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by Stamford Hadassah