The Enduring Community: The Jews of Newark and MetroWest by William Helmreich

The Enduring Community: The Jews of Newark and MetroWest by William Helmreich

From its founding in the late seventeenth century, Newark, New Jersey, was a vibrant and representative center of Jewish life in America. Geographically and culturally situated between New York City and its outlying suburbs, Newark afforded Jewish residents the advantages of a close-knit community along with the cultural abundance and social dynamism of urban life. In Newark, all of the representative stages of modern Jewish experience were enacted, from immigration…