Photo Friday – April 2018

April 6

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!

This weekend, on Yom Hashoah, April 11th, we prepare to honor and remember those whom were so tragically taken from us during the Holocaust. Here are some photos from Holocaust memorials of days gone by. May horrific events like this never come to pass again.

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The 1992 Holocaust Memorial Event at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center. Recognize anybody?

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The lobby of the Wayne ‘Y’ during the 1986 Holocaust Memorial event.

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A 1985 Holocaust Memorial event (location and people are unknown, can you help?). Here the 6 million Jewish people who were lost to fascism and xenophobia are remembered and commemorated.

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Attendees of a 1984 Holocaust Memorial event (location unknown). Can you ID them for us?

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A 1987 Holocaust Memorial event at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center. In the middle of this image are Izzy Schulman [sp.?] and Josh Manelis. Can you help us ID the others?

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A Holocaust memorial presented by the Association of Yugoslav Jews in the United States.

April 13

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)Carly Simon (1b)Jackie Robinson (2)She once said it was David Geffen and in another interview she named Warren Beatty, so both answers are acceptable; “You’re So Vain” (3) James Taylor (4) Aja is my dog’s name, named after an album made by Steely Dan (5)”Nobody Does It Better” from “The Spy Who Loved Me”

Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, takes place this year on April 17th-18th, and Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, falls this year on April 18th-19th. To commemorate the holidays, here are some photos we’ve collected over the years of citizens, immigrants, refugees, and others who have been affected by war and escaped to Israel.

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UJA caption: “Is Mom really leaving? Rachel Gamliel, from Ethiopia, with two of her children in front of the Talpiot State Religious Elementary School in Jerusalem. For these girls, the first day of school was as daunting as it was exciting.”

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UJA caption: “Rescued from Yemen, Salem Boni and his sons, Adi and Meir, sit outside the Oshiyot Absorption Center near Rehobot. Part of Magic Carpet II, they reached Israel thanks to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). In Israel, they are cared for by the Jewish Agency. Both operations are funded by the UJA Federation Annual Campaign.”

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UJA caption: “Two fathers decide to join their children for their first day of school at the Talpiot State Religious Elementary School in Jerusalem. Principal of the school, Shimon Peri, says that educating a new generation of immigrants gives him a poignant understanding of the meaning of the Ingathering of the Exiles.”

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UJA caption: “Preserving Ancient Crafts – At a Jersualem Absorption Center, Ethiopians are, for the first time, sculpting animals as well as the human form. With the guidance of an Israeli potter, they’re also turning their traditional skills into profit-making skills.”

April 20

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This week, we’ve chosen to highlight some of the many fraternal and charitable organizations in Paterson. If you love seeing community organizers in action, you’ll love our current exhibition here at JHSNJ featuring local Jewish women’s organizations and branches of national Jewish women’s organizations, too!

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Northern N.J.Region of Hadassah. This photo was taken at “Laurel in the Pines” in Lakewood, NJ. Can you help us ID the participants?

Belulah Siegel of Clifton, named Hadassah's Woman of the Year in 1988.

Belulah Siegel of Clifton, named Hadassah’s Woman of the Year in 1988.

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The Brotherhood of Paterson men celebrating at the 25th anniversary of their Ladies Auxiliary (who appeared themselves in a previous Photo Friday) in 1961.

The Committee For Brotherhood of Paterson's Jewish Folk Chorus.

The Committee For Brotherhood of Paterson’s Jewish Folk Chorus. No date or identities are known. Can you help us?

A copy of the original charter for B'nai B'rith of Paterson from 1870.

A copy of the original charter for B’nai B’rith of Paterson from 1870.

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The Hebrew Literary and Debating Society held a Camouflage Dance in support of the troops during WWI in 1918.

The dance list for the Camouflage Dance.

The dance list for the Camouflage Dance.

April 27

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This week, we’re honoring the community contributions of our local Hadassah branches! Perhaps you’ll see some old friends in our photos – please let us know if you do!

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Hadassah of Northwest Bergen. Year unknown. Can you help us with the IDs?

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Paterson Hadassah. Only Bernadine J. Mechanic on the bottom left is labeled. Note the rendering of the “new” Hadassah Hospital at Ein Kerem which appears on the wall. Can you help us identify the others in the photo?

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Fair Lawn Hadassah in 1979. Can you help us with the IDs?

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Paterson Hadassah gathers at Preakness Hills Country Club on 6/2/1959. If you can enlarge the photo you will see that we have a few IDs, but can you help us identify everyone?

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Northern NJ Hadassah at the Breakers Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, in 1957. If you can enlarge this photo you will see that we have some of the ID’s, but can you help us with the others?

 

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