Location: Lahn Social Hall
Speaking Yiddish to Chickens. Holocaust Survivors on South Jersey Poultry Farms
Sponsored by Tree of Life Society, Endowment Fund of the JCF, Inc.
Seth Stern has a deeply personal connection to the story as he talks about the Jewish refugees, Holocaust survivors, and immigrants who
settled in and around Vineland, New Jersey — once called the “Egg Basket of America” because it was there that poultry farming began. Stern manages with deft prose and a light touch to link the refugee experience, the (re)creation of community, the transplantation of traditions into a new context (some of which take root and some of which don’t), loss, and unexpected blessings. He uses individual stories and personal interviews to highlight the rich diversity of experience of what he calls “accidental farmers.” Lite bites to be served.
Member: $12 Guest: $15