The White Meadow Temple of Rockaway’s social committee presents “Wandering Jews of New Jersey,” on Saturday March 13, at 7:30 p.m., on Zoom
Time travelers will visit the first Jewish settlements in the urban centers of Newark, Paterson, Passaic, New Brunswick, Jersey City, and Trenton. They’ll look at the old Bamberger’s Department Store, Beth Israel Hospital, and the old Newark synagogues — B’nai Jeshurun, B’nai Abraham, and Oheb Shalom. They’ll see the waterfalls of Paterson and its Jewish-owned silk factories. They’ll explore the Jewish farming communities of Alliance, Vineland, and Woodbine, the first all-Jewish town in the world — everyone who ran the town, including the mayor, the police and fire chiefs, and members of the town council, was Jewish and spoke Yiddish. They’ll visit the old vacation spots of Lakewood and Atlantic City. It will bring back wonderful memories.
This virtual tour will be given by Oscar Israelowitz, a licensed tour guide and experienced lecturer. To register, go to whitemeadowtemple.org.