Photo Friday – September 2017

September 1

Happy Labor Day weekend! Labor Day has special significance in our community, especially at the Botto House in Haledon, the site of labor strikes. Today the Botto House is the site of the American Labor Museum, and it’s definitely worth a visit! Here are some photos pertaining to the holiday this weekend.

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Textile Workers Union of America Presidents Room dedication program from 9/26/81. On the cover are Emil Rieve, William Pollock, and Sol Stetin.

Above left is a photo of the Textile Workers Union of America Local 75 photo from 1947-48. Above right are the labels for that photo.

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The Botto House in Haledon. Strikers are gathered outside.

Above left is a photo of a reunion at the Botto House for the children of silk strikers. Above right are the labels for that photo.

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This is a photo of the interior of a silk mill, donated by Ellen Cohen.

September 8

The answers to our recent “Who Am I?” challenge are as follows: (1)Arthur Fellig aka ‘weegee’ because similar to a ouija board, I had the uncanny ability to predict just where newsworthy events were about to take place;(2)”The Naked City” and the “Public Eye”;(3)Congresswoman,author,and Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce who was married to Henry Luce, the publisher of “Time” magazine

It’s an extra special holiday this Sunday! Happy Grandparents’ Day to all the doting, amazing grandparents out there in our community! Here are a few photos to show our appreciation for all you do.

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Unidentified grandma with Cub Scout grandsons. Does anyone know this adorable family?

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August 1984 at the Wayne ‘Y’. Who are these fine folks? Can you help us out?

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An unidentified family at the Wayne ‘Y’. Undated photo. Who are these lovely people and what event is being celebrated?

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Captioned “Pg. 36. Matikow Rosenblum Rosensweet.” From the Wayne ‘Y’. Undated. If anyone recognizes these two, please let us know!

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Patersonian grandparents Max and Bertha (nee Landman) Mechanic with one of their grandsons at Temple Emanuel, Paterson, NJ, c.1959.

September 15

The High Holidays are upon us, and with them comes time for both celebration (Rosh Hashanah) and reflection (Yom Kippur). We’ve found some photos from our collection to commemorate these occasions. Happy New Year from the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey!

In the above photos, fourth graders at Temple Emeth enjoy apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah in 1979. Photos donated by Arlene Rifkin.

In the above left photo third graders at Temple Emeth enjoy apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah in 1979. Photo donated by Arlene Rifkin. In the above right image is a copy of a 1935 High Holy Days ticket for the price of $3 for services at Paterson’s Ohav Shalom Shul (the Water Street Shul). Photo donated by Arlene Rifkin, whose partial Hebrew translation reveals the photo to be of Chazan (Cantor) Joseph Saul Rifkin.

The Shofar being blown by a serviceman overseas. Photo provided by JWB.

The Shofar being blown by a serviceman overseas. Photo provided by JWB.

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The Beth Sholom Torah pointer from September 1990 celebrating the High Holidays. Note the apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah.

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Beth Sholom of Teaneck first celebrated the High Holy Days in 1952. Photo from The History of the Jews of Teaneck by Joy Zacharia Appelbaum.

September 22

This week, we’ve chosen to look at some of the beautiful synagogues in our community. Is yours featured here?

The above left image is of the Paramus Jewish Center on Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ. 3/31/2002. The above right image is of the Jewish Community Center of Paramus, 1/21/1996.

The above images are of  Temple Beth El in Hackensack, 4/6/1997.

The above left image is of Temple Beth Israel in Maywood, NJ, 4/6/1997. The above right image is of Congregation Beth-El in Rutherford, NJ, 9/5/2005.

The above left image is of Congregation Beth Tikvah, 435 River Road, New Milford. August 2013. The above right image is of Lyndhurst Jewish Center, 9/25/1994.

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Postcard featuring The Temple of Israel in Cliffside Park, NJ. On the back is written “Jean Szymanski April 1953.”

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September 29

Sukkot is nearly here! This harvest holiday(one of the three pilgrimage festivals) celebrates the end of the agricultural year and also commemorates the Exodus from Egypt. The “sukkah” structure commemorates the temporary dwellings that sheltered our ancestors on their way out of Egypt. We hope you enjoy dining in your sukkah at home or in your place of worship this upcoming week!

Wayne Y, Sukkot, 1990.

Wayne ‘Y’, Sukkot, 1990. Can anybody identify these sukkah visitors? Who is the young lady holding the lulav?

Beth Sholom in Clifton celebrating Sukkot.

Beth Sholom in Clifton celebrating Sukkot. Can anyone name the participants? The blonde lady looks very sleepy.

Sukkot at Temple Emanuel in Passaic in 1992.

Sukkot at Temple Emanuel in Passaic in 1992. The final touches are being put on the sukkah. We don’t have IDs for anyone featured here – can you help?

Sukkot at Temple Emanuel in Passaic in 1992.

This photo also was taken during Sukkot at Temple Emanuel in Passaic in 1992. Does anyone know who these sukkah decorators are?

The above image on the left shows a sukkah under construction. The above right image shows a typical Israeli sukkah, one constructed on an apartment balcony.

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