Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County to Participate in “A Weekend in Old Monmouth”

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will once again participate in 

A Weekend in Old Monmouth
sponsored and promoted by the Monmouth County Historical Commission.

WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
The Jewish Heritage Museum 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 weekend is marked by Monmouth County historical sites opening their doors to visitors and waiving their admission fees. 

The Museum’s Permanent Exhibit, Three Centuries of Growth and Change a History of the Jews of Monmouth County, provides an overview of the waves of immigration which brought Jews to the area of Monmouth County from all parts of the world.

This year, the Museum is especially pleased to share its newest exhibit, Rabbi Sally J. Priesand: A Fifty-Year Celebration Honoring the Ordination of America’s First Female Rabbi and Her Contributions to Monmouth County. Rabbi Priesand was ordained on June 3, 1972, becoming America’s first ordained female rabbi. In 1981, she was hired as the full time Rabbi at Monmouth Reform Temple in Tinton Falls, where she served for twenty-five years, retiring in 2006. She remains at Monmouth Reform as its Rabbi Emerita. 

 This exhibit also focuses on the impact her presence has had in Monmouth County. Over the course of forty-one years, Rabbi Priesand’s efforts have contributed to causes which are meaningful to her: the needs of the poor and helping those less fortunate, women and families, and Jewish causes in the community, among others. She has served on numerous Board of Trustees and has been President of the Board of Interfaith Neighbors in Asbury Park for 30 years. 

This exhibit includes a display of salt and pepper shakers, part of an 800-set collection from Rabbi Priesand’s family, and samples of Rabbi Priesand’s watercolor paintings.

There is much more to see and experience at The Jewish Heritage Museum. Your Story is Here! Come Visit.

This program is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Historical Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission 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 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.