Saturday, October 2, 2021

Jewish Heritage Museum Presents 100 Years of Jewish Genius: 1847-1947  How Jews Changed the World 

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents a Zoom talk:

100 Years of Jewish Genius: 1847-1947, How Jews Changed the World, Talk by Susan Addelston, on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 2 PM. Admission is $8 members and $10 non-members. To make a reservation and to receive the Zoom link, please call the Museum at 732-252-6990 or visit our website at

The freeing of Jews from medieval ghettos as a result of the Napoleonic Age brought an explosion of Jewish talent that significantly advanced world progress. Ms. Addelston will discuss several of the most important ones in politics, art, music, literature, and science, including Sarah Bernhardt, Albert Einstein, Heinrich Heine, Theodor Herzl, Harry Houdini, and Felix Mendelssohn. 

Susan Addelston, a graduate of Hunter (CUNY), was a New York City high school social studies teacher in Brooklyn and Manhattan for decades. She also taught in specialized high schools, worked for the New York Times as a curriculum developer, facilitated workshops for teachers, and was a docent at several museums. Ms. Addelston enjoys travel and theatre, non-fiction reading, and is passionate about animal welfare.

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.