Photo Friday – March 2018

March 2

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!

Purim is already here again! Grab some hamantashen and enjoy some Purim photos from our community’s past!

Purim at the Wayne Y. Photo undated.

Purim at the Wayne Y. Photo is undated. We need IDs!

Purim at the Wayne Y. Photo undated.

Purim at the Wayne Y. Who is this little one pretending to be Queen Esther?

Jr. Purim Carnival on March 22, 1959. Participants unlabeled.

The Jr. Purim Carnival on March 22, 1959. Participants are unidentified. Please help us!

A Purim Carnival from February 23, 1964.

A Purim Carnival from February 23, 1964. Please help us if you know who and where!

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A Purim Carnival from March 17, 1957. Identified in this image are Lesley Lyons and Barbara Alpert (second from right, with glasses).

March 9

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 answers to our recent “Who Am I?” challenge are as follows: (1)Alan Arkin (2) Rozonov was my name when I played a submariner. Rozonov led the landing party in “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming” and Simas Kudirka was a real life Lithuanian seaman who tried to defect to the U.S.; I portrayed him in a film made for the small screen (3a)’Banana Boat Song’ ; (3b)Harry Belafonte(4) The Second City comedy troupe (5)”The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Argo”.”Argo “won. (6)It is the name that Native Americans in New Mexico gave me.

This week, we’re focusing in on one of the larger towns in our community, the home of William Paterson University, Wayne, N.J. Here are some photos reflecting Wayne’s Jewish history!

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Children (and an adult supervisor) belonging to B’nai Brith Youth of Clifton and Wayne. Can you help us ID them?

The Wayne Jewish Center in November 1959.

Temple Beth Tikvah’s first home in November 1959.

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Rita Nathans and Bert Karen (?) pose by a sign proclaiming the future home of the Wayne Jewish Community Center and Temple Beth Tikvah.

A Community Center art show. Photo undated.

A Community Center art show. Photo undated. Can you recognize anyone?

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Rabbi Israel Dresner, who served as the rabbi of Temple Beth Tikvah for many years. Rabbi Dresner is probably best known as one of the Freedom Riders who fought for racial equality during the Civil Rights Movement.

March 16

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’re highlighting the town of Wyckoff and Temple Beth Rishon, an important part of our community. If you have materials pertaining to Wyckoff and/or Temple Beth Rishon, please send them our way!

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Children making Hanukkah crafts at Temple Beth Rishon, Wyckoff, NJ on 12/17/1989.

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Young Judaea Wyckoff Chapter members with baked goods celebrating Hanukkah at Temple Beth Rishon, 12/17/1989.

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Hanukkah crafts being made at Temple Beth Rishon on 12/17/1989. It’s a parents and kids joint venture!

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Israeli folk dancing being performed at Temple Beth Rishon in celebration of Hanukkah, 12/17/1989.

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Baking for the Hanukkah bake sale at Temple Beth Rishon on 12/11/1988.

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Two intrepid saleswomen working to raise money for the Junior Youth Group at Temple Beth Rishon, 12/11/1988.

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Unnamed individuals making Hanukkah crafts at Temple Beth Rishon, 12/11/1988.

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The Torah Run from 12/17/1989. Runners are from Temple Emanuel of North Jersey, Barnert Temple, and Temple Beth Rishon. L-R: Dr. Donald Kuther, Dr. John McConnell, Cantor Ilan Mamber, Herbert Javer, Irwin Tessler, Jimmy Cohen (run coordinator), Ira Singer, and Dr. Claude Gerstle.

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Another Torah Run photo from 12/17/1989. From the top, clockwise: Ira Singer, Jimmy Cohen (run coordinator), Irwin Tessler, Benetta Herman, Dr. John McConnell, John Tritt, Herbert Javer, Dr. Claude Gerstle, Cantor Ilan Mamber, and Dr. Donald Kutner.

March 23

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 has come a long way since its inception! (For more on its early days, you can read our March newsletter.) Here are some photos from back in the day!

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One of our old exhibits. This Yiddish poster is currently located in the office Jerry Nathans shares with the archivist.

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The portraits of former Paterson Mayor Nathan Barnert and his wife Miriam are currently in our conference room.

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One of our old exhibits. We’ve come a far way from simply photocopying our numerous photos and putting them up on boards in the basement of the former Barnert Hospital on Broadway in Paterson!

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An exhibit of beautiful, ornate Torah covers.

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A more recent photo – volunteers and staff of JHSNJ visiting the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan in November 2016. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the support of our amazing army of volunteers! Front row from left: Roberta Polton, Wendy Salkin, Rita Levin, Stephanie Diorio, Arlene Glassman, Miriam Gray, Natalie Horowitz, Ina Harris, Arlene Rifkin. Back row from left: Barry Salkin, Aline Eber, Jane Grubin, Mirellle Schuck, Allen Zaks, Donna Krieger, Debra Grossman, Richard Polton, Andrea Zettler, Bill Harris, Joy Kurland, Pearl Liss, Moe Liss.

March 30

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!

Passover is already here! As we commemorate the Exodus from Egypt and the liberation of our ancestors, we also get to enjoy precious time with family and friends. Here are a few photos of Seders past – can you help us identify the participants?

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A young woman reads from the book “The Model Seder” at Temple Emanuel, Passaic. Can you help us identify her?

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Preparing the Seder at Temple Emanuel, Passaic. On the far right is Marion Greenblatt, but the other four women are unidentified. Can you help us?

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Seder readings at Temple Emanuel in Passaic. Can you help us identify these two?

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A Temple Emanuel, Passaic Seder. L-R: Gordon Braveman, Lindsay Braveman, Ellen Shapiro (with white hat).

The Seder Plate at Ahavas Israel. Nobody is identified - can you help us?

The Seder plate at Ahavas Israel. None of these spirited singers are identified – can you help us?

 

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