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Events for Sunday June 12, 2022

Jewish Life in in Late 19th & Early 20th Century Trenton, Trent House Association


Sunday June 12, 2022
2:00 PM

The Trent House Association presents a talk by Arthur Finkle on the life of Russian Jewish immigrants in Trenton during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This free program will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at 2 pm via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/TrentonJews. A pay-as-you-wish donation can be made by PayPal at https://williamtrenthouse.org/donation.html.

Arthur Finkle, chair of the Trenton Jewish Historical Society, will recount the history of the Russian Jewish community in the Trent House neighborhood in the late 1800s and early 1900s. While doing archival research for the society, Mr. Finkle, whose roots in Trenton reach back three generations, realized there was no fully documented work on the city's Jewish history — so he wrote one. The book that grew out of his studies, Trenton's Jews: Beginning, Adaptation and Achieving the American Dream, was published in 2016 by Hadassa Word Press. Mr. Finkle will describe his research and share images and stories of these Trent House neighbors.


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