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Photo Friday | January 11, 2019

We want to encourage our readers to tell their stories by submitting prospective future newsletters to the JHSNJ. Topics can range from neighborhoods, businesses, camps,or community centers and could include family memories or personal experiences you have had in the north Jersey area. Don’t be shy!

The answers to our recent “Who Am I?” challenge are as follows:(1a) Shirley Schrift aka Shelley Winters (1b) I took the name Shelley from the name of my favorite poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley and “Winter” from my mom’s maiden name(2a) ”The Diary of Anne Frank” and “A Patch of Blue”. (2b) The Oscar for my role in ‘Anne’ is mounted on a wall at the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam (3) Marilyn Monroe (4) Vittorio Gassman and Anthony Franciosa (5) Telly Sevalas (6a) ”A Double Life” led to my long-term contract (6b) “A Place in the Sun” (7) Sally Kirkland; Gerry DeFord

The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is embarking upon a new program inviting members and their families to join a memoir/autobiography endeavor. If you are interested in becoming involved in this project please call our office at 201-300-6590 or email

In this issue of Photo Friday we will celebrate the life of Morris Joelson, M.D.

Who doesn’t remember Dr. Joelson who had a long and illustrious career spanning over 50 years?

Dr. Joelson with the Pomerantz triplets that he delivered

Dr. Joelson with one of the more than 20,000 babies that he delivered.

Here is Dr. Joelson in 1915 in his horse and buggy. Did you know we have Dr. Joelson’s black medicine bag here at the JHSNJ?

Dr. Joelson was honored by many over the course of his career and beyond.

The JHSNJ is now featuring an exhibit  of photos, documents, the time capsule from the Wayne “Y”, and other memorabilia from the YM/YWHA’s of Northern New Jersey. If people have any memorabilia , photos, etc to share we’d love to include them so please contact us at 201-300-6590.  Visitors are welcome to visit on Mondays and  Wednesdays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Our mailing address is:
Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey
17-10 River Road, Suite 3A
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Telephone #: (201) 300-6590