Louis Bamberger and the Rise of the Jewish Community in Newark

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Date(s) - 10/23/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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 Bambergers 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 many philanthropies.

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