Photo Friday – May 2015

May 1, 2015

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Barnert Nursing School 1942, Paterson, NJ; top row: L-r Rose Zebranc Bernstein, Norma Segal Kur, Bernice Roy Glick,Thelma Banks Klein, Ruth Gary Warren, Betty Tick Bing; Middle row: L-r Sarah Dickson Spear, Laura Spitz Ackerholt, Helen Smithers Donahue, Doris Goldstein Weitz, Helen Bernstein Goldberg, Frances Geisman Schwartz, Florence Kaplowitz Gewertz, Evelyn Rubenstein Schneider, Naomi Simon,Lillian Ariel Malzman, Margaret Kaponosky Bambaugh. Bottom row, L-r: Sara Gothelf,Shirley Greenbaum,Louise Michel-instructor,Frances Nickolosi Hinkle,Beatrice Pachman Bernstein. Not shown is Jennie Shulman Taylor



Medicine Men – L-r Doctors Albert Rosen,Maurice Sheinfeld,Sandor Levinsohn,Sidney Gelman,Sol Chazan and Herbert Cole


UJA Campaign leaders at private briefing at the Israeli consulate,January 4,1972 by Consul General in NY,David Rivlin. L-r: Fred Lafer,Gerrard Berman,David Rivilin,future senator Frank Lautenberg, and Charles Kessler


Clifton-Passaic Holocaust Commemoration, April 4, 2002; L-r: Stuart Rabner,Golan Cipel, Joseph Bukiet and Governor James McGreevey


Mystery dinner photo from our Passaic collection taken in 1956. Can you help us with these identifications?

May 8, 2015


The answers to our recent “Who Am I?” quiz are Theda Bara; Fox; Clara Bow and Zasu Pitts
Our Photo Friday theme is ‘mothers’ in honor of Mother’s Day which will be celebrated this weekend. We wish you all a very happy Mother’s Day

Moe Liss and his wonderful wife Pearl

Moe Liss and his wonderful wife Pearl


Daughters of Miriam, 9/22/1940; The following are the children’s names however we do not have the order of the names to match the photo. Jerry Bender, Gloria Gold, Marty Gold, Paul Kaminsky, Morris Cerullo, Norma ?, Stanley Bender,Mildred Kaminsky, Martin Lipshitz, Sidney ?, Max Levine, Marvin Kaminsky, Seymour Lipshitz, Esther Kaminsky –8 are unknown. In the early 20th Century there were many orphaned children in Paterson. A group of women concerned for the well being of these children approached Nathan Barnert. He purchased land on River Street and created THE DAUGHTERS OF MIRIAM, named in memory of his beloved wife. Through his efforts, these motherless children found a home and a nurturing community.



YMHA, Paterson, NJ; The summer ritual of kids heading off to camp.Luis Herman behind boy with the gym bag, Ethel Herman,Larry Herman, Lois Herman, Manny & Sheila Herman


Ruth Kessler(pointing) greets Russian refugees as they arrive in Israel. Imagie the joy and gratitude felt by this Russian mother knowing that her child will grow up in Eretz Yisrael


On Yom Hashoah this children are bringing candles to remember grandparents who perished. Please help us identify the people and their location.


Patersonian Mrs.Yersey proudly holding her son Richard. Future owners of Richie’s Chinese Restaurant on 10th Avenue in Paterson

May 15, 2015


Band at “Y” camp in Milford, Pennsylvania–July 1939 Patersonian, Marvin Cohen in front row. Please help us identify the other budding musicians.



Guitar Class at the “Paterson YM/YWHA” Ellen Rintell is the girl in the back. Can you identify the young men?


Maestro Irving Weinberg directing the Eastside H.S. band at the Eastside Park gazebo, Paterson, NJ. Can you identify the band members?


Jewish Folk Chorus, 1946. Mendy Shane, Conductor. Isadore Friedman, pianist. Among the choir members are Joe Walkowitz, Sylvia Stern, and Esther Liss, mother of Moe Liss.


Jack Block with children from Congregation Sons of Israel of Leonia, 1969. The children are practicing songs from the Hagaddah.

May 22, 2015

In this week’s Photo Friday we honor the American soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we all hold dear. We also celebrate “Shavuot,” the “Festival of Weeks,” denoting the culmination of the 7 week period beginning from the second day of Passover. This festival celebrates the “giving of the Law” which our ancestors received in Sinai.

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In honor of Memorial Day this weekend, we remember the members of our community who served in the armed forces. Pictured are past Commanders of the Kaufman-Harris post no. 36, JVW… Seated from left; Barney Warshaw, Albert Dorfman, Robert Dresner, William Halprin, Dr. William Marcus, Irving Kobre, Rabbi Reuben Kaufman, Post Charter Chaplain, and Morris Merker. Standing, Nathan Robine, Wilson Kaplen, Charles Feitlowitz, William Offenberg, Herman Baldinger, Murray Beides, and S. Jack Baldinger.

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Honoring Jewish War Veterans of Passaic. From left: Mayor Margie Semler, Seymour Cohen, George Tilton, and Congressman Martini. 100th anniversary, 1996.

Patersonian Sergeant Louis Jasper, assigned to the A.E.F. Motor Transport Corps 485,
in France during what was known then as the World War or the Great War.

We celebrate the Festival of Shavuot this weekend. There was a tradition to honor the girls who were 13 years old with a Confirmation ceremony on this Festival of the Giving of the Torah. Pictured is the confirmation class from Barnert Temple in June 1946. Bottom row ?, Barbara Levine Neufeld, ?,?. Top row, Joan Slater, Rabbi Raisin, ?


On Shavuot. we honor Jewish learning. Children from the Temple Emanuel, Paterson, Religious School receiving their Siddurim. The special Siddur covers show their Hebrew names.

May 29, 2015


 The Jewish Historical Society encompasses the vibrant Jewish communities of Passaic, Bergen, and parts of Hudson County.

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Initial Gifts Dinner in Pasaic at the home of Ben Friedman, 3/18/69 Standing, Benjamin Friedman. Seated Clockwise: Ernest Gelles, Dr. Philip Simon, Lester Entin, Morris Pashman, Samuel Riskin, Philip Riskim ( partially hidden ) Bernard Feinberg, Sam Ehrenberg, Harold Kramer.

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First Israel Bond Rally in 1959 at the home of Fred and Lotte Buffe in Paramus, NJ. First row: L-r: Gloria Luxenberg, Joyce Berlow,wife of Israeli representative,Lola Weber,Frances Sobel, Roz Glatstein, Celia Bortnik. Second row: L-r: Eleanor Weissbein,Helen Heman, Herman Yucht, Lotte Buff, Israel Bond representative, Fred Buff, Richard Berlow, Al Sobel. Third row: L-R: Cantor Michael Kessler, Paul Herman, Leon Luxenberg, Rabbi Myron Rakowitz, Henry Weber, man partially seen is Dr. Sylvan Hershey, ?, Bill Weissbein, lady partially visible is Lila Hershey

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Jewish Community Council of Passaic, February 7, 1954. Can you identify these hard working volunteers?

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Fair Lawn launches fund raising campaign at a breakfast on Sunday, May 6, 1973 at Congregation B’nai Israel. Seated from left: Fred Lafer, vice chairman, Arthur Brown, speaker, chairman,. Standing from left: Al Weiner, co-chairman, David Liebeskind, co-chairman, Joseph Barbanel, co-chairman.

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Holocaust Proclamation at the Fair Lawn Library. Date unknown. seated from the left: Mayor Bernard Hersh of Fair Lawn, Stephen Tencer, Regina Brendzel. Standing: Joe Buckweitz, Jeanette Sieradski, Chaim Korn, Harold Zafeman, Toby Rolnick Smulewitz.