6 2016

"Harvesting Stones": The Jewish Farmers of Eastern CT

9:30AM - 12:00PM  

Temple Beth Tikvah
Pay at the door. Suggested donation - $5. 196 Durham Rd.
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-7028

Contact Jill Lesage
(203) 738-0033

$ Cost $ 5.00

“Harvesting Stones,” an historical documentary produced by Jerry Fischer, is an account of stories of the Jewish farmers of Eastern Connecticut. Fischer, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut, co-directed the film with Frank Borres and co-wrote it with Borres and Carolyn Christman. Narrated by renowned Jewish storyteller Peninnah Schram, with music by Bruce Zimmerman, the film explores the history of the Baron de Hirsch-financed Jewish farms scattered throughout eastern Connecticut. The film highlights the farms created by refugees from the pogroms of Russia in the late 19th century, as well as the re-population of the farming region by survivors of the Holocaust.

Sunday, November 6th @ 9:30 a.m. Breakfast reception, introduction and talk-back discussion by speaker Sam Gejdenson. PLEASE RSVP. Contact Jill Lesage at or (203) 738-0033.

Sponsored by: Jewish Federation of Eastern CT, Shoreline Hadassah, Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, and Temple Beth Tikvah.

Suggested Donation - $5

Sponsor: Shoreline Hadassah, Jewish Federation Shoreline and Temple Beth Tikvah

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