The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents Louis Bamberger and the Rise of the Jewish Community in Newark, an illustrated talk by Linda B. Forgosh, Executive Director of the Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 1 PM. Admission is $4 members of the JHMOMC, $6 non-members. Light refreshments will be served at 12:15 PM. The event will be held at the Jewish Community Center of Jersey Shore, 100 Grant Avenue, Deal, New Jersey.
Born in Baltimore of German-Jewish ancestry, Louis Bamberger (1855-1944) moved to Newark in 1892 and established one of the greatest and highest grossing department stores in America. The growth of Bamberger’s was synonymous with the rise of the Newark Jewish community. In 1929 the store was bought by the R.H. Macy Company. Bamberger and his sister Caroline Bamberger Fuld often summered in Avon-by-the-Sea on the Monmouth County Shore. The founding of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Newark Museum were among their philanthropies.
Linda B. Forogsh is Executive Director of the Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey and Author of Louis Bamberger: Department Store Innovator and Philanthropist, and Jews of Weequahic.
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.
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit www.jhmomc.org. Maximum capacity is 100, so paid reservations are recommended.