JHS Visits The Center For Jewish History


JHSNJ at the Center for Jewish History in NYC: Front row from left: Roberta Polton, Wendy Salkin, Rita Levin, Stephanie Diorio, Arlene Glassman, Miriam Gray, Natalie Horowitz, Ina Harris, Arlene Rifkin. Back row from left: Barry Salkin, Aline Eber, Jane Grubin, Mirellle Schuck, Allen Zaks, Donna Krieger, Debra Grossman, Richard Polton, Andrea Zettler, Bill Harris, Joy Kurland, Pearl Liss, Moe Liss.

Board members, volunteers, and staff representing the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey visited the Center For Jewish History in New York City on Sunday, November 13. Participants were given an orientation of the facility which comprises five educational, cultural and historical institutions including the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The tour included viewing current exhibitions of these respective institutions as well as visiting the Collection Management and Conservation Wing, the Reading Room and Genealogy Institute. The trip provided a most informative and educational experience for all.

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Website Updates



Our website is now up to date to include our December Newsletter and Photo Fridays from October and November 2014.

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Local Heroes – May, 2014


JHSLOcal Heroes flyer March19 copy 4-page-001As December approaches, we are wrapping up an eventful year for the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey. Back in May, we hosted an exhibit curated by Cristina Deutsch highlighting local Paterson sports figures of the 20th Century. The exhibit ran at the Wayne Y from the beginning of May through the entire summer. Click here to view photos of the event.

Here are a couple of write-ups from the Opening Ceremony:

Blasts from the past: Photo exhibit captures Paterson’s pre-WW II sports scene

Paterson’s sports legacy celebrated through an exhibit by North Jersey Jewish Society

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Beyond the Silk Mills Book Tour

Beyond the Silk Mills

Our readers may be interested in attending Leslie Rupley’s book tour which is heading to Northern New Jersey from November 15th until the 19th. Leslie will be promoting her new book “Beyond the Silk Mills.”

“In Beyond the Silk Mills, Rupley spins a compelling saga of family discord, ambition, romance, and regret. T e Epstein family’s struggle during the early twentieth century in New York City and Paterson, New Jersey, illuminates the roots of modern feminism and contemporary labor issues.”

Visit her website http://leslierupley.com/events/ for more information.

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Time Capsule Facebook Photo Album

YMHA Van Houten St., Paterson, N.J.


Click here to view photos of the Time Capsule Opening on Facebook!

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YM-YWHA Time Capsule Opening

YMHA Van Houten St., Paterson, N.J.

Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to be part of history at the ‘Y’ in Wayne. Here are some recaps from the event.

Wayne YMCA offers look back in history – Wayne Call 10/20/2014

Wayne event draws 160 to see 1924 time capsule from Paterson YM-YWHA – The Records 10/20/2014

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Rosh Hashana Post Card

Our website is now up to date!

Check out Photo Friday from August and September.

Catch up with the Society by reading our newsletters from September and October.

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