Monmouth County: The Jewish Newport of the Jersey Shore

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Jan Eisner of Atlantic Highlands, left, the great-granddaughter of Sigmund Eisner, with her mother, Marylyn Eisner Beckwith of Navesink during a talk at the Red Bank library about the history of Jews in Monmouth County. The Eisner family, whose history was part of the presentation, bequeathed their Front Street home to Red Bank for use as a public library in 1937.

Published on July 20, 2012 with No Comments

By Sharon Hazard

RED BANK – As part of its yearlong 75th anniversary celebration, Red Bank’s Eisner Memorial Library sponsored a presentation about Monmouth County called the “Jewish Newport of the Jersey Shore.”

Jean Klerman, a member of the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, traced the assimilation of the

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