The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents A Tale of Two Cities: Tales from the Early History of the Jews in New York and Philadelphia, a lecture by Rabbi Dr. Robert E. Fierstien, in celebration of the coming Fourth of July and the 365th anniversary of the Jewish Settlement in America. This event will occur on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 11 A.M. Admission is $5 non-members, $3 members, students free. The talk will be followed by a light lunch.
As two of America’s oldest Jewish communities, each of these nearby cities has a rich and fascinating Jewish history. New York's Jewish history goes back to Dutch Colonial times with the arrival in the fall of 1654 of 23 Jews escaping from Recife, Brazil, who had to stand up for their civil rights and acceptance. While Philadelphia's Jewish history starts nearly 100 years later, it was once the intellectual capital of Jewish America and featured many remarkable personali-ties.
Rabbi Dr. Robert E. Fierstein is an Adjunct Professor of Jewish Studies at Richard Stockton University & Co-Chair of the JHMOMC History Committee.
This program is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Historical Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit jhmomc.org/events. Capacity is limited, so reservations are recommended.