Sunday, October 3, 2021

The Jewish Heritage Museum Presents Zoom program, Growing Up Jewish in Perrineville and Roosevelt: A Talk by William Agress

Growing Up Jewish in Perrineville and Roosevelt:
A Talk by William Agress

WHEN: Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 2 PM
5 members and $7 non-members.
To make a reservation and receive the Zoom link, you can call the Museum at 732-252-6990, email, or visit our website at

William Agress will present the story of his parents and grandparents who lived in Perrineville. His talk will include the stories of the forming of the Perrineville Jewish Center, farming in the Monmouth County area including Roosevelt, and how Perrineville was at one time considered a mini “Catskills.”

Agress is a long-standing re-enactor of Albert Einstein, among others. For more than 30 years he has been re-enacting various Revolutionary period characters, and as an actor, has appeared at the Bucks County Playhouse and McCarter Theatre. Agress has appeared as George Washington on the Amazing Race TV show and as Albert Einstein in a video for AT&T. He is an advocate for the recognition of the importance of New Jersey in the context of the American Revolution. 

Funding has been made possible in part by a general operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commission.

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. The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Now open to visitors by appointment, the Museum is handicapped and assistive listening accessible. Masks and vaccinations are required.

The Museum’s Board of Trustees denounces racism and all forms of violence against any group, ethnicity, or race, and stands in support of any targeted community.