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.

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.

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!

Click on the barn  for an introduction to The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County.

President - Alice Berman
                                     

Vice Presidents - Barbara Silvers,                                                   Jeffrey Wolf
Recording Secretary - Carol Fox
   
 

Corresponding Secretary                                                         - Heather Markson
Treasurer - Ken Portnoy


Board of Trustees

Gloria Berman
Helene Cohen

Marc Diamant

Susan Helfand
Michele Klausner

Hilda Mesnick

Dean Ross

Ira Stein
Bella S. Zelingher

2019 - 2020
 Officers and Board of Trustees

Our Staff

Executive Director

Jessica Solomon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JESSICA SOLOMON, part time 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.  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.  

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