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Seth Stern

November 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Festival

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

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November 13, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Due to emergency construction there will be road closure northbound towards Route 70 (local access only between Kresson Road and Justa Lane to provide access to the JCC) and partial closures southbound towards Kresson Road. Please plan accordingly.