Guided Tour of Jewish Newark

Ride Back into History!

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Yes, we can go home again – as a docent-led bus tour takes us past landmark synagogues and historic sites that are both part of our personal memories and symbols of the evolution of the American Jewish community.

We will hear the history of a Jewish community that established its first synagogue in 1848, grew to prosperity in the 1950s and early ‘60s, changed radically as Newark’s Jews moved to the suburbs, and still has a presence in a slowly reviving city.

Join this illuminating door-to-door experience as we take the tour with “Have You Met Newark?”

The trip will feature:

Ahavas Shalom, The Jewish Museum of New Jersey

Oheb Shalom, The Greater Newark Conservancy

Lunch provided by The Green Chickpea, a kosher Mediterranean restaurant

Views of historic synagogues, Weequahic Park and Historic District, Weequahic High, and
Philip Roth’s childhood home

Per person cost will depend on how many sign up. Contact Leslie Gleaner at 973-731-016- x207 as soon as possible to indicate your interest, or email her at