The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey wishes to thank the Jewish Standard and Abigail Leichman for the wonderful article detailing the Society’s mission and operation in north Jersey (“Past moves into present,” January 16). We hope area synagogues and organizations will pick up on our mission and make us more visible to their members and the Jewish community.

We seek to collect and preserve materials and items that document the history of the Jewish communities in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties. Before discarding documents and artifacts, please email us at jhsnnj@gmail.com or call us at 862-257-1208. You also can email Jerry Nathans at jerrynathans@yahoo.com. We can arrange to have items picked up. You can follow us on Facebook and on our website at jhsnj.wordpress.com.

We want to ensure that future generations will know and appreciate the important and fascinating heritage of Jewish north Jersey, of where we came from and who brought us to this place and time.