CLINTON TWP., NJ - On Friday, April 20, Chabad of Hunterdon will host “The Origins of Jewish Life in Hunterdon County,” featuring historian Stephanie Stephens.

Stephen will present the stories of the early Jewish settlers up until the modern era of Jewish life in Hunterdon.

This event is suitable for all ages. A catered kosher Shabbat dinner will be served, followed by the presentation. Space in limited and reservations are encouraged.

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Historian Stephanie B. Stephens speaks about her ninth history book, "The Journey, Origins of Jewish Life in Hunterdon County."

Beginning in 1885, hundreds of thousands of Jewish people were saved from a life of serfdom under the Russian Tsars by a wealthy humanitarian, Baron Maurice de Hirsch, who sponsored their immigration to America. Some came to Hunterdon. Come hear the poignant story of their new lives as American farmers and tradesmen and their contributions to our community.

Interactive Shabbat services begin at 6:45 p.m.; dinner and the featured presentation follow at 7:30

For more information about this or future events, or to RSVP, visit call 908-238-9002, or email

The dinner and talk cost $18 adults / $10 children, with discounted early bird tickets available online only. Sponsorship opportunities are available for $100.