Photo Friday – November 2015

November 6, 2015

The answers to our recent “Who Am I?” quiz are as follows: 1) Hedwig Kiesler aka Hedy Lamarr; Louis B. Mayer insisted I take the last name of Barbara LaMarr, a silent screen star (2) the Normandie (3) George Antheil (4) Gene Markey (5) Eddie Rhodes (6) “The Sound of Music”

Paterson was a hub of a variety of businesses as well as a center for major industries.  Remember those days? 
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North Main Street Business Association placing new trash baskets for ” Cleaner Paterson”. Mayor Frank Graves standing in front of 4th trash basket from the left. 1961! Do you remember any of these business men?

Dubnoff Paints:  L to R:  Sid Dubnoff, Bebe Dubnoff, Herman Dubnoff

Dubnoff Paints: L to R: Sid Dubnoff, Bebe Dubnoff, Herman Dubnoff

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officers of Local Silk Workers Union 1947/48. Bottom row L to R: Gus Hughes, George Nejneh, David Miller, Hy Gurinsky, Sol Stetin, Peter Betar. Standing L to R: George Watson, ?,? Jake Dessel, Joseph Shillet, ? Abe Lubliner, ? Sam Stein.

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Board of Directors of the co-operative Butcher Shop—10th anniversary 1917-1927. Do you recognize any ot these people. Notice the “token” woman on the Board.

enjoy this self explanatory photo!!!

enjoy this self explanatory photo!!!

Please note that we have moved out of our Paterson location at the former Barnert Hospital. We are currently setting up our new location at 17-10 River Road in Fair Lawn.  The grand opening of our new home is November 22 at 1:00 pm – 3:30.  Looking forward to seeing you!!!!

November 13, 2015

On November 11th, our country paid tribute to our veterans, as we do every year on Armistice Day(Veteran’s Day), who have served throughout the world for generations.  We are honored that our friends and neighbors of Passaic and Bergen counties have been a part of this respected group.  
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Dedication in memory of the men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country. Placed in their memory by the Lt. James Platt Post of the Jewish War Veterans in September 1962. We have no names accompanying this photo. Can you help us???

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Installation of officers, 1954-55–Kaufman-Harris Post, Jules Fine, Commander. Please help us identify these veterans.

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Ladies Auxiliary of Reuben Kaufman Post. Can you help us identify these dedicated women?

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War Veterans on Memorial Day 1943. Note the veteran of WW1 in the front row. Do you recognize any of these members of the armed forces.

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Honorary Patron Cap presented to Commander Kienle for 12 years of service.- he was a true and sincere friend of the Post. From the left: JWV Post Senior Vice Commander, Bob Orbach, JWV Post Commander Ralph Migdale, VFW Commander Al Kienle, JWV State Commander Murray Nathanson, and JWV Junior Vice Commander Herman Baldinger

November 20, 2015

We are all preparing for the beloved holiday of Thanksgiving.  Supermarkets are crowded with shoppers anxiously buying the makings of a “typical” Thanksgiving dinner.  It is a unique American observance and one that is totally ecumenical!  Whether you are a true Yankee, a child of immigrants, a new American family from Korea, from India,—we all celebrate this special day.  Perhaps the menu may be different in different homes, but it is observed with a full heart and appreciation that we can stand tall in this amazing land!!!
And we take time to appreciate the people in our communities,who have been part of our rich communal life. 
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grateful for love: wedding of Susan Sandow Glick, of Paterson and Allen Glick of Passaic. To the left of the bride from L to R are: Sherry Bogen, ? Judy Sandow Needleman, and to the right of the groom is Leta Cohen.

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We are grateful that our seniors are well cared for and that the Jewish community remembers them at holidays. Photo taken at the Daughters of Miriam. Rabbi Reuben Kaufman is 3rd from left.

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Thankful for our friendships: Left is Don Tribucher and to his right is Milt Bloom! 1946

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Grateful for the work of our volunteer organzations who help our communities in the USA and abroad! Seated is the Mayor of Fair Lawn, Mary Burdick. Standing left to right: Andrea Pass FL Hadassah Vice President, Eric Pass, Mary Sarver, Hadassah H Month chairperson, Sue Berk, FL Hadassah Membership VP with Jessica Berk and Michael Berk.

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We are always thankful when our political leaders support the innovative work of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From L to R: Miriam Novick of West Orange, Ann Stein, West Orange, Frank R. Lautenberg of Montclair, Helen Feinberg of Clifton and Sarah Jane Denson of South Orange. Dinner to benefit the Lautenberg Center of General and Tumor Immunology at Hebrew University.


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And most important, we are thankful for our families! Marty Rittenberg, USN-December 1953–with MOM!!!!!

November 26, 2015

The Jewish communities of Passaic and Bergen Counties have always played an important role in both Jewish and secular fund raising for important organizations and institutions. Throughout the years, notables have visited our communities and participated in our fund raisers.  Whether political leaders, scholars,or  entertainers we have welcomed them to our varied events.  
Clifton/Passaic UJA---L to R:  Carole Kramer, ED KOCH, George Kramer

Clifton/Passaic UJA—L to R: Carole Kramer, ED KOCH, George Kramer


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Initial gifts event; Passaic/Clifton 10/28/1998–L to R: FREDDIE ROMAN, ?, ?, George Kramer

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A Fair Lawn organization hosts ABBA EBAN ( 3rd from left )! Can you help to identify the event and the 3 other people in the photo?

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Lecture series with Temple Emanuel of Westwood and Temple Beth Or of the Township of Washington. From L to R: Eli Gold, chairperson of lecture series from Temple Emanuel, Rabbi Phillip Berkowitz, Temple Beth Or, Township of Washington, CHAIM POTOK, author, scholar, Rabbi Andre Ungar, Temple Emanuel of Westwood ( Woodcliff Lake ), and Dr. Michael Nevins, chairperson from Temple Beth Or. 1977? 1978?

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Dinner for the Barnert Memorial Hospital: Seated L to R: Ida Cohen, David Cole, Helen Cole, ? Mary Ellen Kramer. Standing: L to R: Dr. Irving Selikoff, Celia Selikoff, Dr. Michael Lewin, MAYOR PAT KRAMER, Ben Blazer, Dr. Max Magnes.