The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will expand its hours and remain open to the public on six Wednesday evenings during July and August, from 6 PM to 9 PM, with various programs offered at 7 PM.
On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 7 PM, the Museum will present A Talk by Jane Sanders, co-author of Perth Amboy’s Jewish Community History, Memories, A Tribute. Admission is $5, students free.
By the late 19th century, Perth Amboy, New Jersey was a highly industrialized city that offered excellent economic opportunities to the ambitious Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. At its height, the Jewish community rose to over 5,000 comprising about 15% of the city’s population.
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.
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit jhmomc.org/events. Maximum capacity is 100, so paid reservations are recommended.