To commemorate our one-year anniversary of Photo Friday, we cordially invite you to take an inside look into our volunteers’ personal photograph albums. Please enjoy our special Photo Friday extravaganza! If you missed any of our past Photo Fridays, click on the following link and it will bring you all previous installments of our popular weekly feature. Enjoy!
Top: AZA event, 1947. L-R: Unidentified, Ira Morris, unidentified, Perry Scherz, and Joel Kraemer.
Bottom: Joel Kraemer and sister, and our “one and only” Miriam, sitting on the pedestal in front of City Hall, Paterson, N.J., 1946.
Right: Joel and Miriam standing in the backyard of their 31st Street home on the day of Joel’s bar mitzvah!
Left: Anne makes her big splash as a toddler. Sitting on a memorial bench at Barbour Park, ca. 1945.
Center: Posing with her mother Fyge, father Lou, and brother Robert on their way to Aunt Rose and Uncle Henry Gutin’s wedding, 1948.
Right: Wearing a fun hat in her stroller near the corner of Hamilton and Graham Avenues on a glorious day in 1946!
Left: At age three.
Right: Five-year-old Lou in his cowboy outfit standing in front of his father and grandfather on the Garret Mountain lookout in Paterson, N.J.
Left: Ruffians who lived on East 25th Street, Paterson, N.J., in their swim trunks showing off their bulging muscles in 1956. L-R: Dorothy, brother Charles, and neighbor Louis Finamore.
Right: Dorothy rides her “trikey” to glory.
Arnold and Ellen Meyerstein Cohen
Our married volunteers long before they were married.
Left: Arnold, ca. 1940.
Right: Ellen with her best “come hither” look, ca. 1945.
Bonus Photo No. 1: Dorothy Douma Greene dressed to the nines for her first day of school, ever! She is posing in front of her deluxe TV console. Grandpa Meyer Rosen is in the photo behind her smiling with approval. During his heyday he prepared young men for their bar mitzvahs.
Bonus Photo No. 2: Friends and family picnicking, ca. 1939. Back row, L-R: Herman Adrian, Abe Farberman, Charlotte (Geist) Farberman, Bertha (Siegel) Nathans, and Teddy Nathans. Front row, L-R: Jerry Nathans, Aaron Adrian, Annette Farberman, and Renee Adrian.
October 11, 2013
Marcia Kent and mother Sylvia Firschein (former librarian at the Wayne Y who in 1979 organized the oral history program that led to the founding of the JHSNJ) co-chair the Yom-Ha’Atzmaut – Yom Yerushalayim celebration (Israel Independence Day – Jerusalem Day), preparing falafel and pita, 1992.
Bonus Picture No. 1: A Veritans group, date unknown. Standing, L-R: Unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Phyllis Smith Block, Marty Krugman, Archie Block, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, and unidentified.
Bonus Picture No. 2: Downtown Merchant’s Dinner, Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson, N.J., April 27, 1965. The sponsors of the dinner were Milton Makowsky, Raymond Behrman, Harry Bodner, Seymour Greenberg, and Nat Raskin; also present were Charles Bromberg, Gerrard Berman, and guest speaker William Korey.
October 18, 2013
Campaign leaders launching the General Solicitation Campaign at the Paterson YM-YWHA, April 23, 1972. Sitting, L-R: Stanley Berenzweig, William Dressler, and Harry Salton. Standing, L-R: Sam Corn, Abe Berlinsky, Max Diamond, and Herman Goldberg.
Bonus Photo No. 1: Meyer Paris owned a linoleum store in downtown Paterson and was also the director of the Yiddish Theater. He is the father of Herman Paris, the photographer who took this portrait, and Len Paris.
October 25, 2013
Three unidentified men in the cab of an S. Federbush truck poised on a rain-slicked street at 42 Broadway, Paterson, N.J. Who wouldn’t want to see the furnishings in the back of that truck for a peek into the past?
Eastside High School class reunion. Bookending the back row are Claire Schlomowitz and George Isaacs. Seated on the far right is Reeva Isaacs. Reeva and Jerry Nathans conducted the first oral interviews for the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey. By chance, does anyone know the year of this class or the this reunion?
This looks like the late 1960s. Everything is frozen in time on this typical “hustle and bustle” day looking east from Main Street on Broadway, downtown Paterson, N.J. Even the man who is running towards us on the right is frozen in time.
Bonus Photo No. 1: Baby Arlene Weiss being held by “Nurse Charlotte,” Barnert Memorial Hospital, 1938. Typically, at that time, Arlene’s mother would have spent nine or ten days in the hospital giving birth. Today moms are practically out-patients.