Photo Friday – January 2019

Photo Friday | January 4, 2019

We want to encourage our readers to tell their stories by submitting prospective future newsletters to the JHSNJ. Topics can range from neighborhoods, businesses, camps,or community centers and could include family memories or personal experiences you have had in the north Jersey area. Don’t be shy!

The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is embarking upon a new program inviting members and their families to join a memoir/autobiography endeavor. If you are interested in becoming involved in this project please call our office at 201-300-6590 or email

Part II – a look at some of our JHSNJ highlights from 2018

Our 2018 JHSNJ Gala. A large audience came to Barnert Temple to honor this year’s honoree, Ina Cohen Harris, second from right.

Marty Feitlowitz, Board member and emcee for the evening Gala.

Bringing back memories of our trips to the Catskills, who could forget the stops at the Red Apple Rest. The crowd could almost taste the food and remember where they sat after taking a break from a long trip.

Elaine Freed Lindenblatt, a daughter of the owner of the Red Apple Rest, reminding us of those glory days.

On October 28, 2018 we kicked off our “Y days Exhibit”. A large gathering admired the array of historic “Y” photos on display and Jordon Shenker, the CEO of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisade, spoke about the advent and activities and programs of the JCC movement.

The JHSNJ is now featuring an exhibit of photos, documents, the time capsule from the Wayne “Y”, and other memorabilia from the YM/YWHA’s of Northern New Jersey. If people have any memorabilia , photos, etc to share we’d love to include them so please contact us at 201-300-6590.  Visitors are welcome to visit on Mondays and  Wednesdays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Our mailing address is:
Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey
17-10 River Road, Suite 3A
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Telephone #: (201) 300-6590