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.