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Jerry Fischer, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut, will be speaking at the Otis Library on Monday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
Mr. Fischer has been recording interviews with Jewish farmers or the children of Jewish farmers for the past ten years, and has almost completed a documentary film on Jewish farmers in Eastern Connecticut for CPTV. He will show excerpts from the soon to be released film and discuss a variety of interesting aspects of Jewish farming endeavors and communal life, including the evolution of many farms into a variety of resorts. He will discuss the application of technology to transform marginal farms into profitable businesses, as well as the resettlement of many Holocaust survivors on farms in eastern Connecticut.
This event provides essential context to the exhibit “Geretenish (‘Harvest’): Gershon Camassar and the Jewish Agricultural Presence in Eastern Connecticut,” currently up in the Community Room through December 4, 2009. There will be adequate time after the presentation to view the exhibit. The library closes at 8:00 p.m.
This program is free and open to the public. The Otis Library is located at 261 Main Street in Norwich. For more information, please call (860) 889-2365, Ext. 128.