The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County
THE JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM OF MONMOUTH COUNTY
The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County is dedicated to the promotion of public awareness of the County's Jewish heritage for the education and enjoyment of both children and adults. It's mission is to present exhibits, programs and publications that celebrate, preserve, explore and illustrate the rich and unique history of the Jewish residents of Monmouth County, New Jersey, and their contribution to the community. Located in an old barn (c1800) which was once part of the Levi Solomon farm. Bernard Hochberg has generously provided the space. The Jewish Federation of Greater Monmouth County has provided initial support.
Situated midway between New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth County attracted Jewish settlers as early as 1720. From the Freehold peddler to the Long Branch department store magnate...from the Howell Township chicken farm to the Jersey Homestead industrial and agricultural cooperative...from the Jewish "Newport" on the Jersey Shore to the Cream Ridge Zionist pioneer camp, the story of the Monmouth County Jewish community is the story of American Jewish life.