Photo Friday – December 2018

Photo Friday | December 7, 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!

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

This week, in commemoration of the November 29, 1947 plan to partition the British Mandated territory of Palestine, we will feature pictures of Israel.

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Israel Mission trip to Israel March 1996 viewing fruits being graded and selected perhaps on a kibbutz or moshav.  Does anyone in this photo look familiar to you?

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The pictures above and below were taken in the ill-fated Israeli settlement of Yamit {“yam” in Hebrew translates to “sea” in English} in Northwestern Sinai just below the Gaza Strip and ideally situated along the Mediterranean Sea. Planning for the town began following the Six-Day War and the hope was that one day it would accommodate 250,000 residents and serve as an Israeli buffer between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. Then, the unthinkable happened. President Sadat made his historic visit to Jerusalem in 1977 and, as a result of negotiations, this territory was to be returned to Egypt as a result of the Camp David accords. The black humor of that day was that after Egypt’s takeover of the town it would be renamed “Bahariya” (“bahar” in Arabic translates to “sea” in English). Yamit, in fact, was forcibly evacuated by Israel in 1982. Ariel Sharon, in his capacity as Minister of Defense, then ordered the demolition of Yamit so it couldn’t serve as launching pad for terrorist activity. The town is a pile of rubble in the sands of Sinai today. These 4 pictures were taken in the spring of 1976 when 2 groups – one American (which included a former Patersonian) and one Russian, became the first settlers in Yamit. They were joined by the career air force personnel who were stationed nearby. An enterprising Israeli(the “Gingi”)established the first eatery there (top photo). His cafe was a central gathering place because for a long period of time he had the only telephone in the town. New pre-fab housing and roads in Yamit. (second photo).

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The mobile Israeli Post Office truck (top photo) rolled into Yamit in the afternoons to drop off and pick up mail as well as sell postage stamps. (second photo) – First Day Cover commemorating the official dedication of Yamit with the visit of the Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, on 11/17/1976

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Paying respects at an Israel cemetery. In the foreground is a headstone of a KIA from the 1948 War of Independence.

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Dedicating another new ambulance (one especially for intensive care) for the City of Ashdod by a Magen David Adom Chapter (the Israeli Red Cross version).

Practicing the administration of first aid on a local roadway

Practicing the administration of first aid on a local roadway.

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Celebrating a Bar-Mitzvah on the ruins of Masada. Recognize anyone?

The JHSNJ is now featuring an exhibit of 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.  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


Photo Friday | December 14, 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!

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


This issue of Photo Friday is dedicated entirely to the glorious Paterson Falls.

Overview of the Great Paterson Falls as viewed from the observation deck.

A view of the Falls in all their splendor when decked out for the 2003 Paterson birthday commemorating its history beginning in 1792.

A photo of what the Falls looks like during a mid-winter freeze.

Celebrating a Bat-Mitzvah at the Great Paterson Falls.

These teen sweethearts are enjoying a beautiful day at the Paterson Great Falls which is now a National Park.  They are Wayne Herman and Shelly Mayer.  The date is unknown.

The JHSNJ is now featuring an exhibit of 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.  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


Photo Friday | December 21, 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!

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


This week we are featuring photos taken at the Federation Apartments on 12th Avenue in Paterson that were built in 1971 as low income housing for seniors on the site of a former synagogue. The apartments are situated to the right of the  Yavneh Academy location from 1945 through the spring of 1954{now garden apartments} and to the left of  Yavneh’s ‘new’ campus at 413 12th Avenue from 1954 until 1981 when they relocated to their current Paramus location. That  ‘new’ Yavneh campus on 12th Avenue is now the Rosa L. Parks  School of Fine and Performing Arts.

Federation tenants working in their vegetable garden .

Residents learning about Chanukah and the lighting of the menorah. 

Making  hotcakes at the Federation apartments on Sunday. Who are those 2 happy chefs?

Federation tenants enjoying a game of shuffleboard .

Wednesday luncheon at the Federation apartments. Why are those hands raised? Are they volunteering to wash the dishes??!!

The JHSNJ is now featuring an exhibit of 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.  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


Photo Friday | December 28, 2018

 
 

Due to technical reasons beyond our control, recipients of some email providers received our photos from 12/21/18 upside-down or sideways. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

 
 

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

 
 

In this Part I, year end, “Photo Friday” we will present some of our highlights of the past year.

 
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We remembered our camp days. 1982 YMHA photo. Recognize anyone?
 
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Please help us identify both the camp and the campers.
 
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We were honored to hear Dr. Daniel Walkowitz speak about “Paterson Roots Remembered and Forgotten in Heritage Tourism Abroad”. Everyone was very attentive.
 
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Dr. Daniel Walkowitz addressing the audience at the JHSNJ.
 
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Our membership was invited to a forum on immigrants “Coming to America” held at Temple Beth Shalom in Fair Lawn.Panel discussing the  immigration of victims of the Shoah and emigres from former Soviet Union and Lebanon.”Panelists included: Dr. Michael Riff, moderator; from left to right: Rachelle Harari; Bella Miller, Natalya Miroshnik and Mark Schoenwetter.
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The JHSNJ is now featuring an exhibit of 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.  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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