Select Finding Aids Now Online!

Finding Aids and Container Lists

As part of the process of organizing the Society’s massive amount of material, the archivist must create a finding aid establish the physical and intellectual control over a specific collection. To date, we have identified and started to or have processed 26 collections. So far, the information of four collections has been uploaded to the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC), making part of our holdings searchable around the world. As a complement to our NUCMC records, we have now uploaded the full finding aids and container lists of those collections to our website.

We have completed finding aids for the following collections and organizations:

  • Sylvia Fay Haft Firschein Memorial Oral History Transcripts
  • Independent United Jersey Verein of Paterson
  • Congregation Beth Am (Teaneck, N.J.)
  • Congregation Beth Israel of Northern Valley (Bergenfield, N.J.)

We still have a long way to go, and many more collections to identify and process, but these four collections offer a great stepping stone in the right direction.

So please click the link to see a small glimpse into what the Society’s collection has to offer!

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Found in the Archive


Every once in awhile as we go through the mountain of material we have collected (or should I say Jerry Nathans has collected) from over the past 30+ years, some one will find something truly special or interesting. Today as we sifted through documents from the Jewish War Veterans, we stumbled across these great hats. We thought it would be great to share these with all of our readers. Come stop in and see these J.W.V Hats and much more.

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Up and Running

Our new home on the web is now up an running. Be sure to click around on all our pages to see old newsletters, old photos and the progress we are making in making with organizing our archive. Check back regularly for announcements and information concerning the Society!

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We are now listed on the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections! Please go to the Archive page and follow the directions to see some of the collections we have processed. More will be added in the coming weeks and months.

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Welcome to the new website of the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey.

Stop by and visit the Society at the Barnert Medical Center 680 Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07514 Suite 2.

We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:00AM – 3:00PM or by appointment.

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