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Federation of Jewish Farmers of America Convention Booklet, October 1909

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A convention booklet for the First Annual Convention of The Federation of Jewish Farmers of America held in October 1909. The seal depicts a plow used by pushing, usually pulled by a horse. The Federation of Jewish Farmers was formed in 1909 as a union of thirteen existing associations of Jewish farmers. In its first year, the organization held an agricultural fair during the week-long fall harvest holiday of Sukkot. In later years, the annual conventions offered farmers an opportunity to exhibit their products, and they continued to take place during Sukkot. The federation also gave Jewish farmers more purchasing power, starting a bureau to give liberal credit to farmers who needed more help, and offering good prices on seeds and farming implements to those who needed them.

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A convention booklet for the First Annual Convention of The Federation of Jewish Farmers of America held in October 1909. The seal depicts a plow used by pushing, usually pulled by a horse. The Federation of Jewish Farmers was formed in 1909 as a union of thirteen existing associations of Jewish farmers. In its first year, the organization held an agricultural fair during the week-long fall harvest holiday of Sukkot. In later years, the annual conventions offered farmers an opportunity to exhibit their products, and they continued to take place during Sukkot. The federation also gave Jewish farmers more purchasing power, starting a bureau to give liberal credit to farmers who needed more help, and offering good prices on seeds and farming implements to those who needed them.

Courtesy of American Jewish Archives.

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Almond cookies for a Tu B’Shvat seder.

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Almond cookies for a Tu B’Shvat seder.

Photo by Katherine Romanow.

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Hanukkah may be over until next year, but that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy some of the best Hanukkah video goodies the Internet has to offer.

JWA inspires Rosh Hodesh Hanukkah

This week we were excited to receive news that our Hanukkah video, Women Who Light Up Our Lives, inspired Rabbi Janie Grackin to create a special project for "Rosh Hodesh Hanukkah." A Florida-based Jewish community educator and participant in JWA's summer Institute for Educators, Janie writes:

Rosh Hodesh Hanukkah

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Rosh Hodesh Hanukkah, a night dedicated to sharing stories of inspiring women.
Courtesy of Rabbi Janie Grackin
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Rosh Hodesh Hanukkah, a night dedicated to sharing stories of inspiring women.
Courtesy of Rabbi Janie Grackin

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Rosh Hodesh Hanukkah

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Rosh Hodesh Hanukkah, a night dedicated to sharing stories of inspiring women.
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Rosh Hodesh Hanukkah, a night dedicated to sharing stories of inspiring women.
Courtesy of Rabbi Janie Grackin

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In November, JWA set up a community art project to honor the women who light up our lives at the Brookline First Lights Festival. Footage from that event was used to create this video.

Roslyn Bernstein's Daughter Julia at the Educational Alliance Coop Nursery School

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Roslyn Bernstein's daughter Julia sits in the middle, wearing the Educational Alliance Coop Nursery t-shirt that was designed by Mimi Gross (Chaim Gross's daughter). Mimi's daughter Saskia Grooms is sitting to the left of Julia on the teacher's lap.

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Roslyn Bernstein's daughter Julia sits in the middle, wearing the Educational Alliance Coop Nursery t-shirt that was designed by Mimi Gross (Chaim Gross's daughter). Mimi's daughter Saskia Grooms is sitting to the left of Julia on the teacher's lap.

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