Bibliography on Jewish Farmers and Farming

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General history of Jewish Farming in America

Baron Maurice de Hirsch and the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society

  • Adler-Rubel, S. Moritz Baron Hirsch: Profile of a Great Philanthropist.  Year Book VIII, Publications of the Leo Baeck Institute, 1963.

  • Davidson, Gabriel. Our Jewish Farmers and the Story of the Jewish Agricultural Society. L.B Fischer, 1943.

  • Lee, Samuel J. Moses of the New World: The Work of Baron de Hirsch. Thomas Yoseloff, 1970.

  • Annual Reports of the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society, 190?-194? Available at the Center for Jewish History, New York City.

Local Histories of Jewish Farming

  • Ascher, Carol. A Chance for Land and Fresh Air: Russian Jewish Immigrants in Sharon and Amenia, 1907-1940. Sharon Historical Society, 2017.

  • Jewish Farm Communities of New Jersey

  • Kann, KIenneth L. Comrades and Chicken Ranchers: The Story of a California Jewish Community. Cornell University Press, 1993.

  • Lavender, Abraham D. & Steinberg, Clarence B. Jewish Farmers of the Catskills: A Century of Survival. University Press of Florida, 1995.

  • Lindner, Irene Krasner. A Slice of America: In Memory of our Parents, Ida and Max Linder, Rose and Rubin Krasner. (Stories of Jewish farmers in Montville, NY), self-published. See

  • Rikoon, J. Sanford, editor. Afterward by Jacob Calof. Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains.  (Initially written in Yiddish.) Indiana University Press, 1995.

  • Raider, Mark A.  Jewish Immigrant Farmers in the Connecticut River Valley: the Rockville Settlement, American Jewish Archives, 19??, 213-242.

  • Ruxin, Robert H.  The Jewish Farmer and the Small-Town Jewish Community: Schoharie County, New York. American Jewish Archives, April 1977, 3-21.

  • Schwartz, Etka Gitel. Full Harvest. (The story of a Jewish settlement in N. Dakota, 1880-1900). Chilazon Press, 2012.

  • Vineland. Jewish Virtual Library.

  • Woodbine, New Jersey,_New_Jersey

Films and Oral Histories of Jewish Farming Communities

Contemporary Jewish Farming