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Archive: October 2014

We Are MJCBY: November 2014

Posted on October 13, 2014

Similar to their moms and like many other members of their families, high-school juniors Hannah Benton and Alison Fleischman traveled to Israel this past summer. Their trip, not unlike the same one their moms took when they were teenagers, resulted in many new friends, a richer sense of their own Jewish identities and a deepening Continue Reading »

Early Jewish History in Morristown

Posted on October 6, 2014

by Carl B. Scherzer The year 1654 marks the beginning of American Jewry, for in September of that year a group of twenty-three bedraggled and virtually penniless Sephardic Jews arrived at New Amsterdam from Recife, Brazil, aboard the boat St. Charles, often called the “Jewish Mayflower.”  (The first Jewish settler recorded in Manhattan was a Continue Reading »