Jews have called New Jersey home since the late seventeenth century, and currently make up almost 6% of the state's residents. The Jews of New Jersey is a tribute to the richness of Jewish heritage in the Garden State.
Focus is on representative Jewish communities throughout the state, paying particular attention to the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. Through the joys and struggles of homemakers, storekeepers, factory workers, athletes, children, farmers, activists, religious leaders, and Holocaust survivors, the authors tell the stories of how these communities have evolved, thrived, and changed.
This volume with please both the historian and the general reader. Its heartwarming stories and 177 b/w photos truly make the point that it is through the joys, triumphs, and defeats of everyday people that history is made.