The MetroWest community is fortunate to have an organization like the Jewish Historical Society as our steward that cares for our past as we move forward into the future. Adath Shalom thanks Linda Forgosh, the staff, and board of trustees of the Jewish Historical for their generous donation of The Jews of Morris and Sussex: A Brief History and Source Guide to our synagogue. They have given to our congregation enough copies that we will be able to distribute them to each of our members through our Purim baskets. It is a gift that shares our history, our love for our community, and our passion for our congregation, which hails from Morris and Sussex County.
The Jewish Historical Society now is the home of Adath Shalom’s historical documents. Consolidated on March 15, 1988, Adath Shalom evolved from Temple Beth Shalom of Boonton and Congregation Adath Israel of Dover, both institutions of strength, Jewish commitment, and rich history. I am confident our congregants will enjoy this gift from the Jewish Historical Society and we look forward to sharing its stories and integrating its resources into our programs and library.
The Jewish Historical Society stands with us and is a guardian and keeper of our artifacts. Generously, and with great care, they ensure that we do not lose our past, and help us to appreciate the importance of where we have come from. As Adath Shalom begins to prepare for its silver anniversary in 2013, we know we will be relying on Linda and the resources of the Jewish Historical Society to help us share with our congregation the richness of our Boonton and Dover synagogues and the joy of Adath Shalom as we celebrate our synagogue and community.
President, Adath Shalom