Mission Statement
Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest

The mission of the Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest, founded in 1990 by Saul Schwarz and Ruth and Jerome Fien, is to serve as the archival repository of the greater Jewish community of MetroWest, encompassing Essex, Morris, Sussex and portions of northern Union counties New Jersey, by collecting, preserving, maintaining and making available to the public the records of administrative, legal, fiscal or historical value, historical artifacts, books, oral history and manuscript collections. The Society serves the Jewish and general communities as a research center, exhibit center, producer of public forums and publisher of books and papers on topics of historical Jewish interest.

The Society operates with support from membership dues, funding from United Jewish Communities of MetroWest, the New Jersey Historical Commission, as well as other private, family and corporate foundations and individuals. Please join us today!

Using the navigation bar to the left, you can explore all that the Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest has to offer, including the archives , lectures and forums , exhibitions , and publications.

Jerome Fien Ruth Fien Saul Schwarz