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.
Above left is a Wayne ‘Y’ event entitled “Speaking Out For Soviet Jews.” The captions appear above right.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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 dating to 11/25/1994.[/caption