The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage
610 Washington Ave.Woodbine, NJ 08270
Explore Woodbine's rich heritage beginnig with it's first citizens, Russian Jewish immigrants. Life in Woodbine was funded by Baron de Hirsch who established a fund to assist the immigrating Russian Jews coming to America in the 1890's. Woodbine was the experimental agricultural industrial colony envisioned by the Baron de Hirsch Fund trustees. But because of poor soil conditions, Woodbine soon became better known as a factory town, the manufacturing center of Cape May County.
The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage was created to remember and record this past while also actively collecting the materials to preserve its continuing heritage. It is a destination for visitors and a local resource for the entire Woodbine community so that they may continue to use the Woodbine Brotherhood Synagogue building as a place to come together. Built by the early Woodbine colonists, the synagogue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The sanctuary has been restored and is available for special worship services. The lower level, Brotherhood Hall, houses the museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions. Also included is a community sculpture, the Collective Memory Wall, where the Woodbine community has contributed personal memories of Woodbine.