Photo Friday – August 2018

August 31, 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!

PHOTO FRIDAY – LABOR DAY
Today, in honor of Labor Day, we are featuring our local hero of the labor movement, Sol Stetin.  Instead of the usual 5 ‘Photo Friday‘ photos, we are publishing a copy of the Mission Statement of the “Botto House”, a photo with accompanying story line about Sol Stetin and  a compilation background photo of children of the 1913 Silk Strike (previously seen); however, this time we are also including an inset photo of several of the children as they appear as adults.

The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is embarking upon a new program inviting members and their families to join a memoir/autobiography endeavor in October. If you are interested in becoming involved in this project please call our office at 201-300-6590 or email JHSNNJ@gmail.com.

This document is the original Mission Statement of the Botto House, The American Labor Museum located in Haledon – a National Landmark

 

This photo of Sol Stetin and accompanying newspaper article as it appeared in the American Post Newspaper on Friday December 22, 1967 reporting his election as Secretary-Treasurer of the TWUA

Six of the original “children of the 1913 Silk Striker’s as they appeared as children and at a reunion “a few years later.” Do you recognize anybody in the photo?

The JHSNJ is currently 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. Visitors are welcome to visit on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.Our mailing address is:
Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey
17-10 River Road, Suite 3A
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Telephone #: (201) 300-6590

 

August 24, 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!

PHOTO FRIDAY – Entertainers
Beginning during the 1931-1932 season, the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. of Paterson, inaugurated ‘Y’ Concert Series.  Over the years, throngs of people from wide and far came to be entertained by many of the world’s most talented and well-known professionals.  There were musicians, vocalists, dancers, choruses, and on and on and on.
In remembering those fantastic shows and to honor all of those who gave their all, to produce this series for so many years, we present but a few examples of the shows that were held.  In our museum we are proud to possess an entire inventory of the programs from each of these presentations.  Please feel free to join us and view them for yourselves.
From February 81944 Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo

  1. From November 17, 1948 Lauritz Melchior, considered the then world’s greatest heroic tenor.
  2. On January 29, 1951 Marian Anderson the great contralto made her second appearance at the “y”.
  3. From the March 31, 1952 program, we learn of the performance by “Mata and Hari” Ruth Mata and Eugene Hari ballet dancers.
  4. On October 24, 1956, the audience was privileged to enjoy a performance presented by the National Swedish Chorus, a 100 voice strong group of male vocalists.

The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is embarking upon a new program inviting members and their families to join a memoir/autobiography endeavor in October. If you are interested in becoming involved in this project please call our office at 201-300-6590 or email JHSNNJ@gmail.com.

Program commemorating the February 8, 1944 performance of the ‘Y’ Concert series

Lauritz Melchior performed at the ‘Y’ on November 17, 1948. He was considered by some to be one of the world’s greatest heroic tenors of his time.

On January 29, 1951 Marian Anderson, the great contralto, made her 2nd appearance as part of the ‘Y’ Concert Series

Ruth Mata and Eugene Hari, better known as Mata and Hari, performed their ballet renditions of their own choreographed show on March 31, 1952

The 100 person strong National Swedish Chorus wowed the crowd on October 24, 1956

The JHSNJ is currently 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. Visitors are welcome to visit on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.Our mailing address is:
Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey
17-10 River Road, Suite 3A
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Telephone #: (201) 300-6590 

August 17, 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!

This week’s Photo Friday will kick off a series of several issues that will be devoted to the “Time Line” of Jewry in our area.  This issue features the Nathan Barnert family as one of the founding families upon which following generations of Jewry in North Jersey grew.  Today, we feature earlyreligious and commercial institutions that rose from those early settlers. (1)1847 The earliest of the B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue buildings (later to be known as Barnert Temple) Paterson (2)1868 The original building of Manhattan Shirt Co. of Paterson (3)1892 The J & A Steinberg Co. of Passaic (4)1905 Star of Israel – 3rd synagogue of Hoboken (5)1906 Congregation Mt. Sinai of Jersey City. In the coming months we will feature other examples of our time line.  In addition to this issue of PhotoFriday, feel free to visit us at the JHSNJ in Fair Lawn and observe and appreciate the ever expanding “Timeline” Exhibit that is displayed on our walls. Our visiting hours are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00am to 3pm.

The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is embarking upon a new program inviting members and their families to join a memoir/autobiography endeavor in October. If you are interested in becoming involved in this project please call our office at 201-300-6590 or email JHSNNJ@gmail.com.

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation later to be known as Barnert Temple originated in Paterson in 1847

The world renowned Manhattan Shirt company originated in this building in Paterson in 1868

1892 was the year that the J&A Steinberg Grain Elevated was established in Passaic – Albert Steinberg is shown above standing in front of the original building

In 1905 The Star of Israel Synagogue was established as the 3rd shul in Hoboken

Congregation Mt. Sinai of Jersey City came into being in 1906

The JHSNJ is currently 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. Visitors are welcome to visit on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Our mailing address is:
Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey
17-10 River Road, Suite 3A
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Telephone #: (201) 300-6590

August 10, 2018

The answers to our recent “Who Am I?” challenge are as follows: (1)Martha Gellhorn (2) I was romantically involved with Major General James Gavin, Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division (3) Ernest Hemingway (4) John Hersey, George Polk, Ruben Salazar and Eric Severeid

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 JHSNJ would like to feature some of our seniors in this edition of Photo Friday.

The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is embarking upon a new program inviting members and their families to join a memoir/autobiography endeavor in October. If you are interested in becoming involved in this project please call our office at 201-300-6590 or email JHSNNJ@gmail.com.

Joseph Masiello Jr., President of United Community Chest addressing a Senior Adult Brotherhood meeting Feb. 1964.  Who are the other participants?

Please help us to determine where and when this photo of (from L-r) Carl Isbitts, Bob Wallstein, Sam Haber and Herb Lefkowitz was taken?

The Golden Age Club celebrated its 13th Anniversary in January 1960.  Please help us identify as many celebrants as possible.

Paterson “Y” Oldtimers got together during April 1963  We recognize Ben Schlomowitz, in the back with cigar, Manny Geist with moustache and ? Rothenbach at the left of the table with eye glasses.  Help us with the others, please.

A delegation of the N.J.Council of Senior Citizens and the Golden Age Club members attending a Medicare rally in May 1962 at Madison Square Garden.

The JHSNJ is currently 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. Visitors are welcome to visit on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.Our mailing address is:
Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey
17-10 River Road, Suite 3A
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Telephone #: (201) 300-6590

August 3, 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!

This week we will feature some of the Fair Lawn synagogues for your enjoyment.

The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is embarking upon a new program inviting members and their families to join a memoir/autobiography endeavor in October. If you are interested in becoming involved in this project please call our office at 201-300-6590 or email JHSNNJ@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Congregation Bris Avraham Tefilin class.  Please help with the identification of the class members as well as the adults.

Ahavat Achim – small sanctuary bimah

Temple Beth Shalom participants in 1993 NYC Israel Day parade

David Bernicker on the left and Ben Yassky entertain during part of the 1996 Fair Lawn Jewish Center Men’s Club Installation

In an undated photo, we see a group from B’nai Israel Synagogue (pre-merger with the Fair Lawn Jewish Center).  We know that Harold Yagoda is seated in the center and that standing we see Lawrence Friedman, Sheldon Mead, Stan Charles and Sam Krakower, but we need help with the others.

 

The JHSNJ is currently 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. Visitors are welcome to visit on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.Our mailing address is:
Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey
17-10 River Road, Suite 3A
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Telephone #: (201) 300-6590
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