Woodbine, New Jersey Ė The New Jersey Historic Sites Council and the Department of Environmental Protection presented the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage with the 2004 New Jersey Historic Preservation Award. The Award was presented Saturday, May 1, 2004 at the Historic preservation week Ceremony that was held at the New Jersey State House, State Street, Trenton.
The award was received by Michael Azeez the founder of the museum, with great honor. The Museum hopes to continue as successfully as it has been doing so far.
The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage is dedicated to the memory of Sam Azeez, a longtime resident of Woodbine and a member of the Brotherhood Synagogue. The purpose of the museum is to document and preserve the rich history of more than 600 Jewish immigrant families from Eastern Europe who settled in Woodbine at the beginning of the 20th century. Michael Azeez, Samís son, is working with experts from the Philadelphia Jewish Archives to properly preserve all of the original donated items that will be featured in the museum. Both father and son worshipped at the synagogue, which was opened in 1896.
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