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Did you know that Bamberger’s Department Store is only a small piece of the legacy of Louis Bamberger? 

Please join us on Thursday, April 12, 2018 for a trip to Newark to learn about Bamberger’s legacy.  You will visit two organizations he personally funded – the New Jersey Historical Society and the Newark Museum – and hear about the secular and Jewish charities he supported. In addition, you will experience some amazing art at the newly-renovated Newark Museum.

Bus departs Temple Emeth, 9:30 AM sharp. Please arrive by 9:15 AM. Bus returns Temple Emeth around 4:30 PM. Cost: $70 for members, $90 with signed book, $80 for non-members (if space permits), $100 with signed book Purchase of the book at the discounted price of $20 is optional.

NJ Historical Society

View the exhibit Meet Me Under Bamberger’s Clock that documents in photographs and artifacts the life and career of Newark’s “first citizen.” Linda Forgosh, curator and author of Louis Bamberger, Department Store Innovator and Philanthropist will lead the tour. Ms. Forgosh is the Executive Director of the Jewish Historical Society of NJ and a past president of the NCJW Essex County Section.  A signed copy of her book, “a captivating biography,” will be available if pre-purchased at the time of registration.

The Newark Museum.

See the newly-renovated Washington Street doors renamed in honor of Louis Bamberger. Enjoy a catered lunch:  an assortment of sandwiches/wraps and salads, a gourmet cookie platter and soft drinks. Experience a one-hour guided tour of your choice.

  1. Peak Experience: The Rockies & Alps. Experience the “romance of the mountains” through the visually- stunning work of premier landscape artists. Discover the 19thcentury vogue for travel and exploration through sketchbooks, travelogues, paintings and natural specimens.
  2. Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean. Everyday objects tell the stories of three cultures – Roman, Greek, and Egyptian. Discover the role of glass art, sculpture, funerary art, and ceramics in homes and temples across the greater Mediterranean area over thousands of years.

Registration with payment must be received by Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Registration will be acknowledged by email only. A refund will be honored if there is a waiting list.

For more information, contact: Bari-Lynne Schwartz at 973-641-2981;

Click here or on image to download and print flyer with Registration Form.