From Malabar to Monmouth County
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From Malabar to Monmouth County

From left, the museum’s administrative assistant, Richa Puri; board trustee and exhibits chair Alice Berman, and executive director Jessica Solomon.
From left, the museum’s administrative assistant, Richa Puri; board trustee and exhibits chair Alice Berman, and executive director Jessica Solomon.

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County in Freehold has a traveling exhibit, “From Malabar to Monmouth County: A Global Connection to the Jews of India.” It’s on display at the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office at Market Yard, 33 Mechanic Street in Freehold.

Derived from the museum’s rotating exhibit, “Jews of India: The History and Practices of the Bene Israel, Cochin, and Baghdadi Jews,” the mini-exhibit tells the story of India’s three main Jewish Indian groups, their origins, and their impact on Monmouth County, with family photos, a ceremonial Malida dish, and other selected artifacts. The exhibit explores Indian Jews’ connection to the United States through the story of Sophie and Yochanan Perry, the exhibit donors. The exhibit is on view until August 31, during the clerk’s regular office hours: Monday through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (732) 431-7324 or go to jhmomc.org.

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