The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents Haym (Chaim) Salomon: Financier of the American Revolution, a Zoom Talk by William Agress, on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 2 PM. Admission is $8 members and $10 non-members. To make a reservation and to receive the Zoom link, please call the Museum at 732-252-6990 or visit our website at www.jhmomc.org.
Haym (Chaim) Salomon was a Polish-born Jewish businessman and political financial broker, who along with English-born Robert Morris, was a prime financier of the rebel American side during the American Revolution. Having immigrated to New York City from Poland, Salomon aided the Continental Army and helped convert French loans into ready cash by selling bills of exchange for Morris, the Superintendent of Finance.
Agress is a long-standing re-enactor of Albert Einstein, among others. For more than 30 years he has been re-enacting various Revolutionary period characters, and as an actor, has appeared at the Bucks County Playhouse and McCarter Theatre. Agress has appeared as George Washington on the Amazing Race TV show and as Albert Einstein in a video for AT&T. He is an advocate for the recognition of the importance of New Jersey in the context of the American Revolution.
Funding has been made possible in part by a general 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.
The Jewish Heritage Museum is located in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center, at 310 Mounts Corner Drive, Freehold, NJ, at the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road (between the CentraState Medical Center and Freehold Raceway Mall). It is on the second floor of the historic Levi Solomon Barn. The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Now open to visitors by appointment, the Museum is handicapped and assistive listening accessible. Masks and vaccinations are required.
The Museum’s Board of Trustees denounces racism and all forms of violence against any group, ethnicity, or race, and stands in support of any targeted community.