The Social Committee presented on March 13, 2021:
Wandering Jews of New Jersey!
Go back in time and see the first Jewish settlements in the urban centers of Newark, Paterson, Passaic, New Brunswick, Jersey City and Trenton. See the old Bamberger’s Department Store, Beth Israel Hospital and the old Newark synagogues – B’nai Jeshurun, B’nai Abraham, and Oheb Shalom. See the waterfalls of Paterson and its Jewish-owned silk factories. Explore the Jewish farming communities of Alliance, Vineland and Woodbine (the first all-Jewish town in the world). Everyone who ran the town, including the mayor, police chief, fire chief and town council was Jewish and spoke Yiddish. Visit the old vacation spots of Lakewood and Atlantic City. It will bring back wonderful memories.
This virtual tour was given via Zoom by Oscar Israelowitz, a licensed tour guide and experienced lecturer.
Click here to watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9U_2KbCj6Ps
This event is free for WMT members. Non-members are welcome, and donations to support our programs are appreciated.