Sunday, October 14, 2018
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Resorts, Synagogues and Farms of Chester, Deep River and Moodus
Did you miss the historic 2015 tour? Here’s your chance to make up for that. Join us on Sunday, October 14th at 9:30 am, when a tour bus will pull out of the CBSRZ driveway and make the rounds of the places where CBSRZ history has been made – the sites in Moodus, Chester and Deep River where our unusual and unique congregation had its beginnings: farms, resorts and (former) synagogues.
We’ll make our way to Moodus first, wending our way through the farms and resorts of our founders and the (former) synagogues they created (Rodfe Zedek) before lunching at the East Haddam Historical Society. Historian Mary Donohue, an expert on early Jewish farms, resorts and synagogues of Connecticut, will be our bus tour guide, and Ken Simon, a “birthright member” of Rodfe Zedek who grew up on a chicken farm in Moodus, will share his memories with us over lunch. After lunch, we’ll make our way back to Chester and Deep River where the JCC, later Beth Shalom, grew up, ultimately joining with Rodfe Zedek to create today’s CBSRZ. Retracing our roots will give us a sense of the unusual factors and founders that make CBSRZ such a distinctive place.
Lunch, plus snacks and beverages, will be included in the $50 price (please mail your payment to CBSRZ, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT 06412). Reserve your place (below) for this trip back in time and place: call the CBSRZ office (860-526-8920) for more information. See you October 14th!