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As many Jews, we hoped for a piece of land to farm. In Toms River, we found friends who had been farming and so we settled there. We joined the Community of Jewish Farmers in 1940. At that time the Community was the only place that young farm people could come together. The Community ran dances for them and other affairs. The ladies auxiliary was active in building the center and sustaining a Yiddish shul. My father was in the executive for a number of years. Many farm organizations used the Community as a meeting place. In all, we found an active Jewish life, a helping hand in many ways both as farmers and as people.