April 4, 2014
The Walkowitz family at 177 Fulton Place, Paterson, N.J….l-r: Sol, Belle, Rose and Joe Walkowitz. Date unknown. Notice the Red Cross and someone peering through the window.
This is a meeting of the Lodzers. For those who don’t know the Lodzers were a landsmanshaften fraternal organization that helped E.European immigrants by providing them with social structure and easing their transition into American life. They also provided aid to the needy, the sick and those in mourning. Abe Peck is seated on the far left and is presenting a check. All others are unknown… please help us!
Jewish National Fund.. Teaneck, N.J. We can only identify the Stenreich’s, 2nd and 3rd from the left. Date and location unknown. Can you help us identify the others?
Passaic…Note the Columbia Burlesque being advertised at the Orpheum on the billboard, the Passaic Metal Ware tower, overhead wires and the trolley tracks. This scene was shot somewhere in Passaic on June 19, 1926. Who knows where?
Bonus Picture #1: Bernie Leinoff shakes the hand of Wayne Morse while Bernie’s father-in-law, Paul Segal, smiles with pride. Note the quintessential 1950’s curtain pattern in the background.
Bonus Picture #2: Riva Bryn Chase,the lass with the white bow in her hair, is reading Treasure Island to the blind on the far right c. 1965….this was most likely for Paterson School #2. Please help us identify the rest!
April 11, 2014
Yavneh Academy 12th Avenue, Paterson, NJ, 1953; Top second from right Joey Birenz, Bottom left Harris Reisbaum and Bobbi Margolis. Bottom far right wearing fur collar is Linda Zabotinsky
Greater Paterson Area chapter Brandeis University National Women’s Committee…The Totowa theater previews the 1966 movie “Cast a Giant Shadow” starring Kirk Douglas, center. Others are l-r: Jeanne Shinefield, Frances Goldberg, Estelle Zelnick, Kirk Douglas, Evelyn Lawrence, Mildred Kaplan, a puzzled Gloria Beim and ?.
Joe Walkowitz is in the center of the 1986-7 “Y” bowling photo. His grandson Scott Mayer is on the far left. Please help us name the rest.
Jacob Lafer and son Sidney standing in front of “J. Lafer’s Delicatessen” on Monroe Street, Passaic – 1917
Bonus Picture #1: Who is the mystery woman Morris Merker is doubting?
Bonus Picture #2: Important Barnert Hospital “deciders”…front row seated…l-r: Meyer Silber, Nathan Kluger, Claire Konner, Jack Stern, Mrs. A.D. Cohen, Louis Schotz, ?., and ?…….second row…l-r: ?., ?., Barbara Stern Piermont, ?., Samuel Schwartz, ?., George Abrash, Mrs. Shelov, Archie Marcus and Leonard Bluestein…standing in the rear is l-r: Abe Greene, Martin Wiener, Jack Gruber, Robert Salzberg, ?., and Charles Bromberg in three-quarter profile. Lastly, the portrait of the hospital executive is unidentified but he seems to want recognition. The date is unknown.
April 18, 2014
1948 Meeting of Passaic HAM’S (kosher HAMs?) at Berta’s Chateau, Wanaque, N.J. Who are all these happy men?
Irwin Dresner is seated in the center with tie and civilian clothes on. Everyone else in this Paterson “Y” Boy Scout photo is a mystery, including the date. Are you in this photo?
Ethel Goldberg and Gussie Marashok play leap frog…date and location unknown. What is this slide behind them? Check out those hep saddle shoes on these bobbie-soxers.
The bubbes are out for a stroll near the the Passaic-Clifton YM-YWHA. Where are these mysterious hikers going?
Bonus Photo # 1: Our Second Annual JHSNJ honoree, Dr. Leonard Cole, is seated on the far left. Next to him is Rabbi Martin Freedman and Alvin Reisbaum. Standing l-r: ?., ?., ?. and ?. Please help us with the back row!
Bonus Photo #2: November 19, 1981…50th Anniversary Dinner, most likely of the boy scouts..seated: l-r: ?., ?., Norman Goodman, Estelle Goodman and ?. Standing l-r: Mr. Stave, Sally Stave, ?., ?., ?., ?. and Leon Rosenbloom. Please help us name the rest!
April 25, 2014
Celebration, location unknown…1956. l-r: mystery man peeking out, ? Lekowitz, ?., Roman Borden, mystery woman standing, 11 year old Victor Borden, Mina Borden, Lucille Crane and Jerry Lefkowitz.
Abraham and Miriam Burztan light the candles at the JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council) Holocaust Commemoration on April 22, 1990
Four year old Murray Greenberg (Greene) sparkin’ with his playmate while a baby looks on. Photo taken in 1926 on 33rd Street between 12th and 11th Avenue, facing north towards the 10th Avenue circle in the Eastside neighborhood of Paterson N.J.
Charlie Kessler is looking very snazzy on the far right in his vivid geometric suit and tie. Mrs. Kessler is standing beside him. Charlie is the only one keeping a straight face! Date unknown.
Bonus Photo #1: Passaic beauty Norma Marcus strikes a fetching pose in the summer of ’42
Bonus Photo #2: ‘Sweet Sixteen’ of Jackie Kolin October 1965 at the Clifton Casino L to r: Michele Rand, Karen Barr, Jackie Kolin, Debby Doktor, and Dorothy Douma (Greene), future president of the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey