7 2016


11 2016

Summer Evening Programs

6:00PM - 8:30PM  

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County
Paid reservation (non-refundable) suggested 310 Mounts Corner Dr
Freehold, NJ 07728
732-252-6990 info@jhmomc.org

$ Cost $ 5.00

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will expand its hours and remain open to the public on several Thursday evenings during July and August, from 6:00PM to 8:30PM, with various programs offered at 6:30PM each week. Admission for each event is $3 members, $5 non-members, students free. 

The first of these programs will be The Genealogy Project, on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM with Marc Diament, Board Trustee and Genealogy Committee Chair. Join Marc to learn how to record your own family tree and do research on your ancestors using the Museum’s MyHeritage.com search-enabled account.

On Thursday, July 14th at 6:30PM, the second program will be Friends From Afar: Comparing Jewish and Chinese Religious Experience, a PowerPoint presentation by Andrew Meyer, Professor of History at Brooklyn College. Professor Meyer will trace Chinese-Jewish religious history starting with a stone stele erected at a Chinese-Jewish Synagogue in 1479.

The third program of the Summer series will be a slide talk, Do Not be Wise in Words: Be Wise in Deeds: Jewish Landholdings at the Jersey Shore, on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM, by Joseph Grabas, author of Owning New Jersey: Historic Tales of War, Property Disputes & the Pursuit of Happiness.  Long Branch was one of the world’s best known resorts during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Using his expertise in land records, Mr. Grabas, Director of the Grabas Institute for Continuing Education, will talk about the lives of some of the fascinating summer and year-round residents of the Jersey Shore.

Do not miss the adventure of the fourth program, Coming to America, presented by Marc Diament, Board Trustee and Speakers Bureau member, on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM. He will shake up the "from shtetl to America" story and enrich it with history of the amazing global traders of La Nación, Portuguese Jewish world explorers, and others such as Moses Cohen Henriques who founded Recife, Brazil and worked as a Privateer for the Dutch West India Company to sack the Spanish Main and fund the organization. This organization eventually founded New Amsterdam/New York which became a Mecca for Jews and a central Jewish focal point for roaming peddlers such as Jonas Solomon who was one of Monmouth County’s first Jewish settlers.

The final event in this Thursday night Summer Series will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 6:30 PM, with a PowerPoint presentation about artist Louise Nevelson:  The Grande Dame of Contemporary American Sculpture.  This PowerPoint presentation will explore the life and art of the Yiddish-speaking Ukrainian six year old who immigrated to Maine with her family in 1905 and grew up to play a major role in the creation of modern American sculpture.