Comments Thanksgiving 2017
Dec 10 (1 day ago)
GIT IT (Trenton’s Jews) YESTERDAY AND FINISHED IT JUST NOW.
WELL-DONE INDEED. GOOD FOR YOU.
NEEDLESS TO SAY, I LOVED IT AND WILL PASS ALONG MY ENTHUSIASM.
ALL THE BEST
A. Richard Ross
4:06 PM (15 hours ago)
Read the item about Hoenig & Swern with interest. An earlier, and perhaps first Jewish owned store was Wirtschafter’s. The family was hit hard by the depression and moved to LA where they thrived. One of my mother’s good childhood friends was Joan Wirtschafter Isen who was 19 when the family headed West. She was the last Trenton member of the family, passing in July 2016 in her 96th year.
German Jews settled in Trenton, the state capital, in the 1840s, the most prominent among them being Simon Kahnweiler, a merchant and manufacturer. His brothers followed shortly thereafter: Leon and Emanuel. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_
Sidney Goldman wrote the 1840s bought additional German Jewish families to the area: Dannenburg, Kahn, Schoninger, Frank and Mankos. The 1850s gave us the names: Goldberg, Rosenblatt, Samler, Weinberg, Lowenstein, Solomon, Bohn and others. See Sidney Goldman
Eventually, these German Jews incorporated the Mt. Sinai Cemetery Association was incorporated in the town in 1857 and Har Sinai Congregation held its first service in 1858.
This is not a complete list. The Wirshafter and Rice families belong there also should also be on the list, among others.
E Jan Kounitz
6:11 PM (14 hours ago)
Hope this finds you in good health & spirits ready for the holiday season.
Just took a look-see at the below info and “On-the-Map” True .. ‘blasts-from-the-past.’
Hadn’t seen those two shanna punums (sp.?) in over 50 years! Both were childhood associates.
I actually was on the same basketball team at the YMHA with Tal Brody, the Maccabees ... he played I kept the bench warm !
And Steve Raam was in my Cub Scout Den .
Presently waiting for Dr. Coenen to get back in touch to set a date to pick up my collage.
Hope you have a very pleasant Thanksgiving.
Just so folks can identify, Workmen's Circle is Pitman Ave off Cedar Lane - is it not?
Art - You are, as usual, correct.
I wanted to identify the general area