75 Years of Jewish Agriculture in South Jersey
Atlantic City, N.J. — Two Stockton University professors will discuss the history of Jewish agriculture in South Jersey during a free presentation open to the public on Aug. 10.
“75 Years of Jewish Agriculture in South Jersey: Alliance Colony to Jewish Poultry Farms”
When: 7 p.m. Aug. 10
Where: Rooms B119 and B120, Kesselman Hall, Stockton's Atlantic City campus, 3701 Boardwalk
How much: Free, but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
More info: Call 609-652-4699.
The presentation titled “75 Years of Jewish Agriculture in South Jersey: Alliance Colony to Jewish Poultry Farms” will be led by Michael Hayse, associate professor of History, and Tom Kinsella, professor of Literature. It will take place at 7 p.m. in Rooms B119 and B120 in Kesselman Hall on Stockton’s Atlantic City campus, 3701 Boardwalk.
Kinsella, who is also the director of Alliance Heritage Center, will discuss the early history and culture of the Alliance Colony in Salem County. Through the center, Kinsella has spearheaded the creation of a digital museum to preserve the history of the colony, which when it was founded in 1882 became the first successful Jewish agricultural community in America.
Hayse will talk about the history of South Jersey poultry farms that were established after World War II by many Holocaust survivors. Hayse will also discuss the Holocaust Survivors of South Jersey Digital Archive, which was launched last year as part of the Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University.
Both professors will be available for questions during and after the presentation, which is sponsored by the Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, the Alliance Heritage Center and the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage. Two professional development hours (PDH) are available for New Jersey educators. For more information, call the Holocaust Resource Center at 609-652-4699. Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.