May 5, 2017
Today we acknowledge the recent passing of one of Paterson’s notable athletes and businessmen. Jacob ‘Jake’ Edelstien was a star athlete at the Paterson YM/YWHA. He was signed to a minor league contract in the early 1950’s with the Brooklyn Dodgers and played a couple of years in their farm system. After his army service in Korea he and his beloved brother Stan operated Edelstein’s Office Furniture in Paterson for some 50 years. Jake will be missed by all in the North Jersey Jewish community. Our photos this week celebrate a portion of Jake’s life.
May 12, 2017
The answers to our recent “Who Am I?: challenge are as follows: (1)Art Shamsky (2)Gil Hodges; The N.Y. Mets; Ron Swaboda (3)”Legends” (4)I hit 3 consecutive home runs in one game in which I wasn’t even in the starting line-up and then hit another homer as a pinch hitter in the next game.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday! This “Photo Friday” we celebrate all the amazing mothers in our community past and present. Here are some of our photos featuring moms. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!
The photo on the above left is an unidentified photo of a mother and her two children. Can you help us ID this family? A photo of a mother and daughter taken at the Paterson ‘Y” Nursery School appears on the right. Neither is identified. Please help!
Above left, a mother and son at the Paterson ‘Y’ Nursery School. Above right, an event at Daughters of Miriam in Clifton. We have no identifications. Please help!
Above left, mothers with their adult children and employees at Daughters of Miriam in Clifton. Above right, making salad at the Daughters of Miriam. We have no identifications. Please help!
Above left, grating potatoes at Daughters of Miriam in Clifton. Above right, a (Purim?) carnival at Daughters of Miriam. Again, we have no identifications. Please help!
May 19, 2017
This week, while looking for photos of the Paramus community, we came across some lovely images highlighting one of Paramus’s greatest strengths, its educational institutions. Here are some photos celebrating the Frisch Academy and Yavneh Academy, both located in Paramus!
On the above left is a photo of the Yavneh Academy Class of June 1946 before the campus moved 100 yards west and then later on to Paramus. Students identified in this photo are Arthur Kwiat, Lizow Lamazoff, Sharon Kaufman, Roberta Yablonka, Dave Kwiat, Judy Potash, Herb Staretz, Howard Karp, Lois Berman, Mell [sic] Rosen, Leon Lamazoff, Jesse Salzberg, Stu Sussman, and our own Jerry Rabinowitz. Staff include Mrs. Kaplan and Rabbi Bernstein. The same photo appears on the above right with some captions.
The photo in the above left shows Frisch alumni in Israel studying at Yeshivat Sha’alvim. L-R: Yosef Helft, Akiva Feit, Rabbi Nathan Helfgott (assistant principal), Israeli Liason Rabbi Yitzchak Korn, Yehuda Stark, Harry Enker, and Daniel Reifman. The above right photo is an undated photo of a Frisch basketball game.
May 26, 2017
Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, May 29th, and Armed Forces Day fell on Saturday, May 20th. To honor these two holidays, here are some photos of our community’s servicemen and servicewomen past and present!