The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will expand its hours and remain open to the public on six Thursday evenings during July and August, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with various programs offered at 7:00 PM for Thursday Nights at the Museum.
Admission for each event is $3 members, $5 non-members, students free (except for The Wedding Plan, which is $10). Light refreshments will be served.
The first program, on Thursday, July 12, 2018, will be The Wedding Plan (as part of the Israel Film Festival). Exhausted by single life at 32, spirited bride-to-be Michal (Noa Kooler) is eager for the comfort and companionship of marriage. Then, her fiancé dumps her one month before their wedding. Devastated but undeterred, she decides to keep her wedding date, leaving it to fate to provide a suitable groom. This and other films in the series are presented in collaboration with the Axelrod Theater, and are supported in part by the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey.
The next program for Thursday, July 19, 2018 will be an encore PowerPoint presentation about artist Louise Nevelson: The Grande Dame of Contemporary American Sculpture. This PowerPoint presentation will explore the life and art of the Yiddish-speaking Ukrainian six-year-old who immigrated to Maine with her family in 1905 and grew up to play a major role in the creation of modern American sculpture.
The third program on Thursday, July 26, 2018 will feature a talk on Sophie Tucker: Last of the Red Hot Mamas, by Marcia Midler, from the Speakers Bureau of the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey.
Following, on Thursday, August 2, 2018 is The Golden Medinah, a PowerPoint presentation on Eastern European Jewish immigration to Monmouth County in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Do not miss the adventure of the informative and fun program, Come and Build Your Own Virtual Menorah, with Marc Diament, Speakers Bureau committee member on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Learn the elements of 3D digital design in this interactive workshop.
The final program in this Thursday night Summer Series will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018 with Finding Your Roots. Come and explore the Museum’s genealogy resources to create your family tree with Marc Diament, Genealogy Committee Chair.
These programs are made possible in part by the Monmouth County Historical Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit www.jhmomc.org. T
WHERE: he Jewish Heritage Museum is located in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center, at 310 Mounts Corner Drive Freehold, NJ, at the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road (between the CentraState Medical Center and Freehold Raceway Mall). It is on the second floor of the historic Levi Solomon Barn.
The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Museum is handicapped and assistive listening accessible.