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Jewish Heritage Museum Presents
The Golden Medinah: The 19th and 20th Century Monmouth County, New Jersey
Eastern European Jewry Immigration
Presented by Executive Director, Jessica Solomon
Freehold, NJ. June 8th, 2022 – The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents The Golden Medinah: The 19th and 20th Century Monmouth County, New Jersey Eastern European Jewry Immigration presented by Jessica Solomon on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 @ 7:00 PM. This is an in-person and Zoom program with free admission.
For more information or to make a reservation, please call the Museum at 732-252-6990 or visit our website at http://www.jhmomc.org.
The largest wave of immigration to America was that of Eastern European Jews, who were escaping political, economic, and religious strife they faced in the 19th and 20th centuries. This presentation tells the story of their journey to America, known as the “Land of the Shining Opportunities,” and accomplishments made by the immigrants and families who settled in Monmouth County, and more.
Jessica Solomon is the Executive Director at the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County. She holds a BA in History and International Studies from Rowan University and MA in History from Monmouth University. Jessica has also received a Certification of Nonprofit Management from Brookdale Community College. Jessica was awarded the History Department Chair’s List Award recognizing outstanding history students for their classroom performance and impact on historical research. Her research is also published in the Armstrong Journal of History and Portmanteau: Slippery Rock’s Gender Studies Journal.
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.