COVID-19 Update

Jewish Agriculturalism in the Garden State

Date & Time

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.


Lectures & Speakers


Virtual Event


Presented by the Allen and Joan Center for the Study of Jewish Life


Organized farming has been a key part of the Jewish experience in the modern world, though this history is largely unknown or forgotten. Jonathan Dekel-Chen from Hebrew University of Jerusalem will introduce a new online exhibit that he developed as a visiting scholar at Rutgers about the history of Jewish farming in New Jersey and around the world. The exhibition takes a deep dive into the amazing story of Jewish agriculture in New Jersey, where three generations of Jews planted roots in a new country, made New Jersey bloom, and pursued the American dream.

Advance registration is required.