Current Photo Friday

July 13, 2018

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 Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is seeking a part-time archivist, 8 hours per week, Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please contact 201-300-6590 or email

 The answers to our recent “Who Am I?” challenge are as follows: (1a)Barry Farber; (1b)‘Barry Farber’s WINS Open Mic’ (2a) Alexander Marcus; (2b)“TR” (Teddy Roosevelt); (2c)WOR (3) Bella Abzug (4) St. John’s University in NY (5) I would ask God “if my prayers over the years had any weight in my being here.”

In anticipation of Parents’ Day on July 22 we offer the following pictures:

A costumed parent helping out with Y-Youth Teen Trails activity

A costumed parent helping out with a Y-Youth Teen Trails activity. Recognize anybody? Let us know.


We can only identify a few of the individuals in this Girl Scout model seder. Helping out are Ruth Freeman, Shirley [no surname given], and Sandy Terris. Who are the other many Girl Scouts and mothers?


Stanley Harelick (with sun glasses) and other parents greeting a bus load of teens returning from a trip. Help us with the other IDs. Note that old “Public Service” style chartered bus!


Parents helping at a Y-Youth Purim carnival dated March 1966. Please help with the IDs.


Parents and relatives gather to honor Carol Gutin of Girl Scout Troop #7 as she receives her Menorah Girl Scout Award on June 6, 1960. She was the first in Paterson to receive that award. Can you ID the others for us?

Beginning July 1 the JHSNJ will be featuring an exhibit celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of modern Israel. Our October exhibit will feature 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. In September we will announce the actual date and other relevant information regarding the Exhibit’s Grand Opening. Remember, Members are always free! Visitors are welcome to visit on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00am – 3:00 pm.