Welcome to the web site of the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey.
The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey has completed its move to the Barnert Medical Arts Complex in Paterson
after wandering for 30 years, and seeks a skilled volunteer archivist to help sort our vast store of Judaic material. We
also seek a volunteer lawyer and accountant. The YM/YWHA in Wayne was the Society's original home until we ran out of space.
Items were packed in 300 boxes and stored in diverse locations including my place of business. Until recently the boxes were
at William Paterson University and inaccessible to the public.
From Yiddish books printed in Paterson to wall hangings found on the streets of that city, the collection offers a unique
look at New Jersey Jewish history that began in Paterson and Newark about 1840. The Jewish movement to Bergen County gathered
steam about 1940. The Society is looking to create a new Board of Directors. The long- range goal is to establish a Jewish
Heritage Center for Bergen, North Hudson and Passaic Counties, for exhibits and research open to students, scholars and other
Please contact me at the e-mail below if you want to be a part of this huge undertaking.
Jerry Nathans, Pres.