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Our Mission


The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County is dedicated to the promotion of public awareness of the County’s Jewish heritage for the education and enjoyment of both children and adults. Its mission is to present exhibits, programs and publications that celebrate, preserve, explore and illustrate the rich and unique history of the Jewish residents of Monmouth County, New Jersey, and their contribution

to the community.

How We Work


The JHMOMC is a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is handicapped accessible.



In 2017, the Museum has received funding which has been made possible in part by an 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. 



In addition, we rely on YOU, our community members and patrons, to support the Museum's work by becoming Museum members (click here for the Membership tab) and donors (click here for the Donate/Support tab).  

Your support is appreciated!

Our Staff
Executive Director
Jessica Solomon

JESSICA SOLOMON, Executive Director, holds a BA in History and International Studies from Rowan University where she was admitted to several Honor Societies in History and Leadership. Jessica recently graduated from Monmouth University with a Masters in History. She has trained at the Gloucester County Historical Society where she developed skills in museum archiving, operations, and data management.  A lifelong resident of Manalapan, her first visit to the Museum occurred just after the building was moved to its current location and the Museum was opened to the public in 2008!  She is delighted to be part of the
Museum family.  

Our History











Situated midway between New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth County attracted Jewish settlers as early as 1720. From the Freehold peddler to the Long Branch department store magnate…from the Howell Township chicken farm to the Jersey Homestead industrial and agricultural cooperative… from the Jewish “Newport” on the Jersey Shore

to the Cream Ridge Zionist pioneer camp, the story of the Monmouth County Jewish community is the story of American Jewish life.


Located in an old barn (circa 1800s) which was once part of  the Levi Solomon farm, Bernard Hochberg has generously provided the space. The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey provided initial support.

2023 - 2024
 Officers and Board of Trustees

President - Larry Gurman

Vice President - Marc Diament


Recording Secretary - Arlene Lutz

Corresponding Secretary                                                         - Alice Berman
Treasurer - Irene Herbin


Board of Trustees

Gloria Berman
Carol Fox

Rabbi Brooks Susman

Jeffrey Wolf

Click on the barn  for an introduction to The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County.
The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County celebrates diversity and supports inclusion. The Museum acknowledges the diverse backgrounds and voices of visitors, volunteers, trustees, staff, and communities. The Jewish Heritage Museum commits to administer all phases of its employment activities, in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law. The Museum commits to listening to and learning from diverse voices and perspectives. JHMOMC creates a vibrant and accessible social space that encourages dialogue and the exchange of ideas through art, history, and culture.
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