However, there was a lot of anti-Semitism from the Christians, and a lot of very nouveau riche behavior from the Jews. The Irish Catholics generally had lots of kids and tons of money. The three groups did not mix, except that some Aristo-Irish hung around with the High WASPs.
The Short Hills Club was predominantly Episcopalian, and no Jews were allowed as members or guests in any private clubs. If you were Italian or Polish or Black (there were no Blacks) forget it.
Like the rest of America, it has changed for the better and, also, the worst.
"Only Christians can go to dancing school."
"If you are not in Pack 1, forget it."
"Mrs. Smith ran off with Mr. Jones, and all their children are very sad."
"Let's drive around on Christmas Eve and see how Jewish the town is becoming."
"Do you live within the chimes of Christ Church?"
YOUR JUST JEALOUS YOU DONT LIVE HERE!!!
As for the schools being so great..i'm not so sure. i went to millburn high and grew up in SH. the principal of millburn high got in trouble for having sex with a student, gym teacher arrested for getting head from a young boy, psych teacher arrested for dealing coke to students. it's the parents to whom education is important that give millburn high it's success rate..not the school. the same parents, kids and famlies that many of you have bashed on these pages. give credit where credit is due.
bust your ass to be successful and someday you too may be able to trade in your blue collar problems for the equal but different problems enjoyed by the residents of Short Hills.
viva Short Hills!
person1: wanna do soething this weeekend?
person2: cant ..bat mitzvah
Not everything is handed to people here on a silver platter, they actually do th e work in med, law, and business schools to get the jobs that make them so affluent. It's not an accident that people there have high-paying jobs. There are people of other races/religions. NOT EVERYONE IS A JEW. Anyway, why do you feel the need to judge people on their religion? Sure, there are snobs but it's not because they're Jewish.
Please don't judge this town because it has a nice mall and a state championship-winning soccer team as well as other successful athletes. It reflects poorly on you.
Person 2: Oh, she must be a JAP, right?
Person 1: Actually, she's Hindu.