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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.