Come spend a day on the farm! On Sunday, October 26, Congregation B’nai Israel of Rumson (CBI) will host a day of old fashioned, farm family entertainment at Congress Hill Farm, at the western edge of Monmouth County. CBI members and non-members alike are welcome to join in the fun. Registration is required by October 23 and admission is free if you register by October 15.
The day will feature a lineup of activities the whole family can enjoy, including a kosher- style BBQ, outdoor sports, hay rides, nature trails for walking/biking (bikes provided), pony rides, hands-on feeding and grooming of horses, a zip line, outdoor rope course, and more!
Robyn Etzler of Fair Haven, co-chair of CBI’s membership committee, is excited about this family fun day. “We are looking forward to having a day to just mingle and relax with our members, friends, and neighbors. Congress Hills Farm is a 200-acre hidden gem and I am thrilled that everyone will be able to experience this unique setting this fall,” she said.
Lester Mallet of Fair Haven, the other co-chair of the event, explained that while it is a family day, adults without kids or grandkids will enjoy it as well. She noted, “Congress Hill Farm is fascinating. Not only is it steeped in Revolutionary War history, but it is interesting to learn how the racehorses on the farm are trained and cared for. We will have guided tours of the facilities and grounds, as well as a talk about vegetable gardening.”
Congress Hill Farm is located at 118 Federal Road in Monroe Township, New Jersey. Transportation to and from Congress Hill Farm will be provided from the CBI parking lot. The event will take place rain or shine. Registration for free admission is required by October 15 at www.cbirumson.org or by contacting Synagogue Director Emilie Kovit-Meyer at Emilie.firstname.lastname@example.org. After October 15, the cost is $18 per family for CBI members and $36 per family for non-members.
Founded in 1922 and celebrating its 92nd anniversary this year, CBI is an egalitarian, conservative Synagogue located at 171 Ridge Road in Rumson. The synagogue, which hosts religious services, cultural events, as well as adult and youth education, currently serves approximately 300 families in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. More information about this event and CBI can be found at www.cbirumson.org or www.facebook.com/CBIRumson.