Jewish Farmers' Reunion

9:00 "Jewish Immigrant Farmers of Rensselaer County" a slide     presentation     created and narrated by town historians Kurt Vincent and Diane     Hutchinson

9:30 Schmooze time, time to consult with Kurt Vincent and Diane     Hutchinson about local history and families 

11:00 Open Microphone

Lead speaker:  Miriam Capua 

11:30 Schmooze Time

12:00 Luncheon

1:00 Presentation: "Back to the Land: Cleanse Jews of their Ghetto     Traditions by Turning Jews into Farmers," Dr. Harvey Strum, Prof. of     History, Sage College

1:45 Open Microphone

 Lead Speaker: Muriel Rosen Frank

2:15 Schmooze Time

3:00 Selections from "Country Shtibel," a narrative poem about the Feders     of Hoags Corner and Jewish immigrant farmers, by Dr. Larry Fader 

 

3:30 Keynote Address:  "Where We Left, and Why," (tentative title) Dr. Steven Berk, Henry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and     Jewish studies at Union College

3:45 Schmooze Time

4:45 "Until We Meet Again," Saying Goodbye, Fred Rheingold