Photo Friday – September 2018

Current Photo Friday

September 7, 2018

We want to encourage our readers to tell their stories by submitting prospective future newsletters to the JHSNJ. Topics can range from neighborhoods, businesses, camps, or community centers and could include family memories or personal experiences you have had in the north Jersey area. Don’t be shy!

The answers to our recent “Who Am I?” challenge are as follows: (1)Robert Rodney Chutnick aka Red Rodney; (2) Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Tony Pastor ;( 3)”Albino Red “;( 4) Charlie Parker (5) “Bird”; Clint Eastwood

The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is embarking upon a new program inviting members and their families to join a memoir/autobiography endeavor in October. If you are interested in becoming involved in this project please call our office at 201-300-6590 or email JHSNNJ@gmail.com.

This week as we start a new school year we are featuring teen high school organizations from years gone by.  As you will see, we do not have the identifications on most of those depicted.  Please help us!

1947 Paterson AZA Dance held at the Meadowbrook on the Newark-Pompton Turnpike in Cedar Grove

Delta Psi Sorority 1940’s. Know anybody?

Alpha Phi Pi Fraternity (Eastside High School in Paterson). Please send us I.D.’s.

1960 Sigma Phi Fraternity – Standing on the left are Geri Palmer and David Halsband and on the right are Alan Doktor and Margie Cocoziello. Seated on the left is Alan Browne and Nancy Hochman and on the right are Robert Friedman and Anne Fox

1954 Delta Psi Sorority. Please help us identify the sisters.

Current Photo Friday

September 14, 2018

We want to encourage our readers to tell their stories by submitting prospective future newsletters to the JHSNJ. Topics can range from neighborhoods, businesses, camps, or community centers and could include family memories or personal experiences you have had in the north Jersey area. Don’t be shy!

Our theme this week will be the High Holy Days beginning with Rosh Hashanah
The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is embarking upon a new program inviting members and their families to join a memoir/autobiography endeavor in October. If you are interested in becoming involved in this project please call our office at 201-300-6590 or email JHSNNJ@gmail.com.
Rosh Hashanah – 2000 Wayne “Y” Rosh Hashanah display – Does anyone know who designed this beautiful piece?
 Wayne “Y” Teens practicing on a shofar
Who are these children with their unidentified instructor who are learning about the shofar and where was this photo taken?
Rosh Hashanah kiddush being enjoyed at Temple Emanuel of Passaic.  Help us with I.D.’s, please.
Rabbi Martin Freedman of Temple B’nai Jeshurun blowing the shofar at the newest synogogue dedication
Phil Sarna(left) and Norman Zelnick accepting a new shofar at the Wayne “Y”
The JHSNJ is currently featuring an exhibit celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of modern Israel. Our October exhibit will feature photos, documents, the time capsule from the Wayne “Y”, and other memorabilia from the YM/YWHA’s of Northern New Jersey. If people have any memorabilia , photos, etc to share we’d love to include them so please contact us at 201-300-6590. In September we will announce the actual date and other relevant information regarding the Exhibit’s Grand Opening. Visitors are welcome to visit on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.Our mailing address is:
Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey
17-10 River Road, Suite 3A
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Telephone #: (201) 300-6590 

Photo Friday | September 21, 2018

We want to encourage our readers to tell their stories by submitting prospective future newsletters to the JHSNJ. Topics can range from neighborhoods, businesses, camps,or community centers and could include family memories or personal experiences you have had in the north Jersey area. Don’t be shy!
This issue of “Photo Friday” is dedicated to the celebration of  the “Succot,” one of the three pilgrimage festivals. It marks the end of the harvest time in Israel and is a reminder of the temporary dwellings the Israelites lived in during their wanderings after their exodus from Egypt.
The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is embarking upon a new program inviting members and their families to join a memoir/autobiography endeavor in October. If you are interested in becoming involved in this project please call our office at 201-300-6590 or email JHSNNJ@gmail.com.
 Passaic Hillel learning how to select an Etrog (yellow citron) and Lulav(closed date palm frond )
Unidentified teen demonstrating the proper use of the etrog and lulav at Temple Bet Shalom of Clifton
Please help us to identify these classmates at the Paterson “Y” Nursery School reading about Succot and Simchat Torah
Celebrating Succot at Temple Emanuel in Passaic. Please help us with the I.D.’s
 Students partaking of a meal in the Succah at the Gerrard Berman Solomon Schechter Day School of North Jersey. Can you recognize anybody?
The JHSNJ is currently featuring an exhibit celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of modern Israel.           Our October exhibit will feature photos, documents, the time capsule from the Wayne “Y”, and other memorabilia from the YM/YWHA’s of Northern New Jersey. If people have any memorabilia , photos, etc to share we’d love to include them so please contact us at 201-300-6590. In September we will announce the actual date and other relevant information regarding the Exhibit’s Grand Opening. Visitors are welcome to visit on Mondays and  Wednesdays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Photo Friday | September 28, 2018

We want to encourage our readers to tell their stories by submitting prospective future newsletters to the JHSNJ. Topics can range from neighborhoods, businesses, camps,or community centers and could include family memories or personal experiences you have had in the north Jersey area. Don’t be shy!
This edition of Photo Friday features Yavneh Academy, “the early years.”  Yavneh was located on 12th Avenue in Paterson at that time.
The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is embarking upon a new program inviting members and their families to join a memoir/autobiography endeavor in October. If you are interested in becoming involved in this project please call our office at 201-300-6590 or email JHSNNJ@gmail.com.
1945 entire student body which includes the first students who began the Yavneh Academy.  Those identified are: 1st row L-r – Jerry Rubinowitz; Richard “Porky” Meyers; Bobbie Miller; ?,?,?  2nd row – behind Bobbie Miller: Jessie Saltzberg; 2nd from right is Marshal Cohen; 3rd row –?,?, Judy Potash(?),?,Debbie Tauben, ?,?  4th row – Saul Rosen; Lenore Brick; Melvin Rosen; ? ,?, Barney Chessin;  5th row – 4 teachers – ?,?, Rabbi Charles Tannenbaum, Evelyn Friedal. Does anyone remember the other names?
Yavneh class of 1959. Front row: L-r: Allan Eisenberg, Harold Katz, Amos Katz, George Brown, Lou Mechanic, Miles Kuttler, David Carmel, Ira Nachimson, Ralph Labendz. Second row: L-r: Fay Hollander, Ronni Rosenberg, Adrienne Usdan, Roslyn Francus, Arlene London, Dorothy Maizel, Goldie Tannenbaum. Top row: teacher Frieda Katz and teacher Stanley Witty.
Yavneh staff c.1959. Front row: L-r: Molly Harris, Evelyn Friedal, Donia Mir(?), Edna Feingold, Rachel Spierer. Second row: L-r: Sarah Bialer, Sadie Lyons, Rena Zimel, Frieda Katz,Deborah Gubi(?), Ruth Maizel, Susan Byrne. Third row: Abraham Katz, Arthur Eisenberg, Maurice Raichel, Abraham Atkin, Stanley Witty, Norman Wool. Not pictured are Shulamit Atkin(chorus); Beatrice Corn & Nettie Joskowitz(sewing); Hilda Garbutt(nurse); Mr.Schoengood(PhysEd)
1958 Yavneh Academy choir. If you can enlarge this picture you will see that many of the choir members are identified. Please help us identify the others.
Yavneh class of 1964;  Photo c.1961: 1st row from L-r: Gail Lerman; Debbie Cutler; Sara Gail Chessin; ?; Chana?; Rona Pietrokowski; Joan Strachman; 2nd row: Pearl Tepper; Esther Drucker; Debbie Shulman; Rebecca Appleton; Chana Reichman; Jerrol Lupatkin; Esther Reichman; Jan Glustrom; 3rd row; David Ascher; Michael Ehrlich; Alan Walfish; Brett Robinson; Philip Resnikoff; ? Isaac “Yitzy” Atkin; Joel Botwick; Jack Wisniewski: 4th row: Willie Singlar; ? Jack Landau; David Touche; Julius Rabinowitz; Harvey Stobetzky; William Feiler; Theodore Raichel; Jack Nelson; Top row: teacher; Ed Gulko; Gary Kosdan; Sanford Kutler; Leon Kozak; Roland Paer; Richard Felton; Bernard Saltzman; Stanley Zimmerman; and Teacher Susan Byrne.
The above left image, located on the corner of 12th Avenue and E.26th Street in Paterson, was the home of Yavneh Academy from the mid-1940’s through the spring of 1954. To the right of that building is a former synagogue that has since been razed and now houses a building of the Jewish Federation of Northern N.J. which provides low income housing for seniors there.             The image on the above right  is the 1963 Yavneh graduation class – Row -1; Susan Berkof, Charles Amster; Larry Kadell, Simon Feld; Jules Gutin; Robert Hoberman; Eli Orbach – Row 2; Mark Kaufman, Hymie Stobezki; Steven Kwiat; Jay Bender; Merrick Brodsky; Harris Greenbaum – Row 3; Daniel Feldman; Charles Spring; Robert London; Martin Katz; Phillip Sacks, Daniel Kramer Row -4:?; Harriet Fisherman, Laila Kalka, Naomi Lieberman; Irving glass; Sarah Hollander Row -5: Malda Margolis; Barbara Steinfeldt; Steven Cutler; Barbara Steiker; Shirley Feldgreber; Stuart Polanor – Teacher on the top left is Mr. Abraham Katz. Teacher on top right is Ruth Maizel
The image on the top left is the Yavneh 1958 Graduation Program and the photo on the top right is the graduating class of Yavneh 1958. The students are all identified if you can enlarge this photo on your computer.
The JHSNJ is currently featuring an exhibit celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of modern Israel.           Beginning with our grand opening on October 28th at 11:00am our October exhibit will feature photos, documents, the time capsule from the Wayne “Y”, and other memorabilia from the YM/YWHA’s of Northern New Jersey. If people have any memorabilia , photos, etc to share we’d love to include them so please contact us at 201-300-6590.  Visitors are welcome to visit on Mondays and  Wednesdays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
If you enjoy our photos every Friday, please take a minute to help support our efforts. You can donate via PayPal on our website by clicking on the donate button.

Membership Levels:
Single – $25
Couple – $50
Family – $72
Friend – $100
Patron – $250
Benefactor – $500
Lifetime – $1800

Of course, all donations, of any amount, are most welcome and appreciated! Checks can also be sent to the JHSNJ office, 17-10 River Rd, Suite 3A, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Our mailing address is:
Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey
17-10 River Road, Suite 3A
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Telephone #: (201) 300-6590

Photo Friday | October 5, 2018

We want to encourage our readers to tell their stories by submitting prospective future newsletters to the JHSNJ. Topics can range from neighborhoods, businesses, camps,or community centers and could include family memories or personal experiences you have had in the north Jersey area. Don’t be shy!
This week we will celebrate some Hebrew school memories.
The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is embarking upon a new program inviting members and their families to join a memoir/autobiography endeavor in October. If you are interested in becoming involved in this project please call our office at 201-300-6590 or email JHSNNJ@gmail.com.
Solomon Schechter Purim Play – Matthew Rappaport and Kerin Nadler –  Does anybody know the year this was taken?
 L to r: Michael Malagon, David Shaiman, Alyson Abraham, Priya Lift – learning about the Siddur
Eastside Hebrew School,E.36th Street,Paterson, NJ; Kids also learning about the siddur and kiddush. Left to right around the table – (Rebbetzin)Yetta Tannenbaum,?,?, Goldie Tannenbaum wearing the  pigtails,?,?,?,?,?,?,  Howie Bromberg is allegedly one of the pupils, but which one? Please help us with the I.D.’s! Year unknown.
 Mrs. Elaine Schlossberg, Bd. Pres.,affixing a mezuzah to one of the door posts of the new Oakland school building of the Gerrard Berman Day School, a major event in the school’s history.
 Learning about and celebrating Succot. Anybody know who, where and when?
A collage made by the children at the Gerrard Berman Day School in Oakland.
Our next exhibit, beginning with our grand  opening on October 28th at 11:00am, will feature photos, documents, the time capsule from the Wayne “Y”, and other memorabilia from the YM/YWHA’s of Northern New Jersey. If people have any memorabilia , photos, etc to share we’d love to include them so please contact us at 201-300-6590. Visitors are welcome to visit on Mondays and  Wednesdays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
If you enjoy our photos every Friday, please take a minute to help support our efforts. You can donate via PayPal on our website by clicking on the donate button.

Membership Levels:
Single – $25
Couple – $50
Family – $72
Friend – $100
Patron – $250
Benefactor – $500
Lifetime – $1800

Of course, all donations, of any amount, are most welcome and appreciated! Checks can also be sent to the JHSNJ office, 17-10 River Rd, Suite 3A, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

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