Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents “A Tale of Two Cities: Tales from the Early History of the Jews in New York and Philadelphia” on July 26

Jewish Heritage Museum Presents

Tale of Two Cities: The Early Jews of New York and Philadelphia
A Lecture by Rabbi Dr. Robert E. Fierstien, Adjunct Professor of Jewish Studies, Stockton University

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 11 A.M.
The 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.
ADMISSION: $5 non-members, $3 members, students free. The talk will be followed by a light lunch. 
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit jhmomc.org/events. Capacity is limited, so reservations are recommended.

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents A Tale of Two Cities: Tales from the Early History of the Jews in New York and Philadelphia in celebration of the coming Fourth of July and the 365th anniversary of the Jewish Settlement in America. This event will occur on

As two of America’s oldest Jewish communities, each of these nearby cities has a rich and fascinating Jewish history. New York's Jewish history goes back to Dutch Colonial times with the arrival in the fall of 1654 of 23 Jews escaping from Recife, Brazil, who had to stand up for their civil rights and acceptance. While Philadelphia's Jewish history starts nearly 100 years later, it was once the intellectual capital of Jewish America and featured many remarkable personalities.

Rabbi Dr. Robert E. Fierstein is an Adjunct Professor of Jewish Studies at Richard Stockton University & Co-Chair of the JHMOMC History Committee.

This program is 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.

The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Museum is handicapped and assisted listening accessible.