Thursday, February 11, 2016

Learn About Newark's Jewish History

Newark, New Jersey: The Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee will host a tour of Newark this spring, focusing on the city's Jewish history.

The program will be held on Sunday, May 15th, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, and will begin at the Newark Museum on Washington Street. Attendees will visit Ahavas Sholom in the North Ward, one of Newark's two temples, the former B'nai Jeshuran, the former Oheb Shalom, and the Weequahic neighborhood.

The City of Newark had a large Jewish community until the middle of the 20th century, when thousands of residents left for suburban communities, particularly South Orange, Short Hills, Springfield, West Orange, and Livingston. Congregations also relocated west. Ahavath Zion moved to Maplewood, B'nai Jeshuran moved to Short Hills, Oheb Shalom moved to South Orange, B'nai Abraham moved to Livingston, and Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob and David moved to West Orange.

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