Wandering Jews of New Jersey
Go back in time and visit the first Jewish settlements in the urban centers of Newark, Paterson, New Brunswick, Jersey City and Trenton.
Join us as we bring back wonderful memories of some NJ towns, seeing the old Bamberger’s Department Store, Beth Israel Hospital and old synagogues such as B’nai Jeshurun, B’nai Abraham, and Ohab Shalom. See the grand waterfalls of Paterson and its Jewish-owned silk factories. Explore the Jewish farming communities of Alliance, Vineland and Woodbine – the first all-Jewish “incorporated” town in the world! Everyone who ran the town, including the mayor, police chief, fire chief and town council were all Jewish and conducted their business in Yiddish!
Our last stops are the old vacation spots of Lakewood and Atlantic City.
This is a one-hour zoom program and is followed by a question and answer period.
Our presenter for this “lookback” is Oscar Israelowitz who was born in Brussels, Belgium. He is an architect, licensed NYC tour guide and author of over 75 books, and has given private tours for Leon Uris, the author of “Exodus.” In addition, he has exhibited his photographs at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and has been serving the New York metropolitan community since 1973.
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