Photo Friday – August 2017

August 4, 2017

One of the more sizable populations of our community can be found in Wayne, the current home of the North Jersey YM-YWHA. This week, we’ll celebrate Wayne and its inhabitants with these photos!

The above left photo was taken at the former home of the North Jersey YM/YWHA in Paterson. The photo is a  “Y” Parents Group in a cast photo from 1954. The Wayne “Y’ is a YMCA. The labels (captions) appear on the above right.

A Wayne Y 75th Anniversary event. Can you help us identify these lovely folks?

A Wayne ‘Y’ 75th Anniversary event. Can you help us identify these lovely folks?

Above left is a Wayne ‘Y’ event entitled “Speaking Out For Soviet Jews.” The captions appear above right.

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The Wayne YM-YWHA building under construction. Note the male and female logos on the side of the building.

Above left is Temple Beth Tikvah. Photo dated 8/8/1996. Above right is the program for the installation of Rabbi Israel S. Dresner at Temple Beth Tikvah, dated 9/13/1970.

August 11, 2017

The answers to our recent “Who Am I?” challenge are as follows: (1)Mehilem Meier (“Moony/Muni”) Weisenfreund aka Paul Muni; “The Story of Louis Pasteur” (2)Salche & Favel (3a)”Scarface”,(3b) George Raft; (3c)Robert E. Burns, “I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang” (4)”A Flag is Born”, directed by Luther Adler and also starring a young Marlon Brando (5) Playing the Clarence Darrow character in “Inherit the Wind” (6)”The Last Angry Man”

This week, we feature the community of Teaneck, the de facto center of Orthodox Jewish life in Bergen County with its many kosher shops and Jewish community centers, synagogues, and yeshivas. Our community is well-represented here. Here are a few photos of life in Teaneck through the years!

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The man on left wearing a tallit is Rabbi David Feldman, Rabbi Emeritus of the Jewish Center of Teaneck. The other participants are unknown. Can you help us identify these fine folks?

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An older photo from a Jewish Center of Teaneck brochure. Unfortunately, we don’t have IDs for these people – can you help us name them and the event?

Above left is the Temple Emeth board of directors, officers, and trustees. This was taken from the Temple Emeth Bar-Mitzvah celebration journal of May, 1961.Their identifications are listed in the above right image.

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Temple Emeth in Teaneck.

From The History of the Jews of Teaneck, by Joy Zacharia Appelbaum.

Dedication ceremonies of the Sterling Place Building. From The History of the Jews of Teaneck by Joy Zacharia Appelbaum.

The entrance to Congregation Beth Am in Teaneck, photographed on 10/6/2011.

The entrance to Congregation Beth Am in Teaneck, photographed on 10/6/2011.

August 18, 2017

One of our less-noted communities can be found in Bayonne, N.J. Our collections on Bayonne are sadly limited, and we welcome all of your donations regarding this great New Jersey town!

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The first confirmation class of Temple Emanu-El in Bayonne, NJ, from 1916. Photo from Thy Goodly Tent: The First Fifty Years of Temple Emanu-El by Henry R. Schnitzer.

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The first Bas (Bat) Mitzvah class (1960) of Temple Emanu-El in Bayonne, NJ. Photo from Thy Goodly Tent: The First Fifty Years of Temple Emanu-El by Henry R. Schnitzer.

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The cast of a Purim show from 1960. Photo from Thy Goodly Tent: The First Fifty Years of Temple Emanu-El by Henry R. Schnitzer.

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The Buchbinder family of Bayonne, NJ, whose ancestors Meyer and Emma Buchbinder founded Buchbinder’s Bakery. Photo From The Jews of New Jersey: A Pictorial History by Patricia M. Ard and Michael Aaron Rockland.

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The aforementioned Meyer and Emma Buchbinder. This was their wedding photo in 1891. Photo From The Jews of New Jersey: A Pictorial History by Patricia M. Ard and Michael Aaron Rockland.

August 25, 2017

Although we don’t have many materials yet, an important part of our community resides in Jersey City and Hoboken in Hudson County. We welcome you to submit any materials you may have concerning these cities and their Jewish communities to the Historical Society!

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Photo From The Jews of New Jersey: A Pictorial History by Patricia M. Ard and Michael Aaron Rockland.

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Photo From The Jews of New Jersey: A Pictorial History by Patricia M. Ard and Michael Aaron Rockland.

Congregation Sons of Israel, Jersey City, NJ. Undated photo.

Congregation Sons of Israel, Jersey City, NJ. Undated photo.

The upper left photo is of the graduating class of the Bergen Hebrew Institute, Jersey City, 1961. The identifications for each person appear in the upper right image.

An article on Hoboken Hanukkah gift producer Sol Scharfstein. An article on Hoboken Hanukkah gift producer Sol Scharfstein dating to 11/25/1994.[/caption

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