JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen March Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County #general
Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
Just a quick reminder... The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County will be
having its next meeting on Sunday, March 13th. Alice Gould will be speaking about
the Jewish Cemeteries of Newark, NJ. The meeting starts at 2PM and is held at the
JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. The JCC of the Palisades is located at 401 East
Clinton Avenue in Tenafly. Their phone number is 201-569-7900.
If you need directions, go to our homepage at
About our speaker
Alice Perkins Gould was born in Newark, New Jersey and lived there for part of her
childhood. A graduate of Orange High school, she earned a BS degree at Douglass
College and an M Ed at Rutgers University. For 28 years, she taught secondary
school mathematics. The widow of Philip Perkins, her family includes a son,
daughter-in-law, and 3 grandchildren.
Early retirement gave her the leisure to pursue her avid interest in genealogy.
After becoming members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey, Alice
and her second husband Bob Gould learned of a project of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies to document every Jewish cemetery in
the world. Since they both were born in Newark, they volunteered to document the
old Newark cemeteries. This project included finding where the cemeteries were,
when and by whom the cemeteries were started, and recording the information
engraved on the gravestones. She has spent the last ten years leading groups of
volunteers in documenting the Newark cemeteries.
In researching the existing literature, Alice discovered that there was no written
account of the establishment of the Jewish cemeteries in Newark. Her years of
research subsequently led to the writing of a book about the cemeteries and about
the Jews buried there >from the middle of the nineteenth century to the end of the
Her love of genealogy and travel have resulted in visits to relatives that she has
discovered in Israel, Slovakia, London, Canada, Kentucky, California and Ohio. She
presently keeps very active answering telephone, written, and e-mail inquiries
from all over the world about individuals buried in Newark.Upcoming meetings
April 10th: Michael Brenner of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Southern Nevada
will speak about the upcoming IAJGS conference in Las Vegas in July.
Edward L. Rosenbaum
JGS of Bergen County, NJ
About the JGS of Bergen county
We are an organization of Jewish genealogists who are enjoying the growing pastime
of tracing our families' roots back to the Old Country and collecting records of
our family, some of them hundreds of years old. The Jewish Genealogical Society
of Bergen County is one of over 70 member organizations of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.