August 1, 2014
The Capitol Theater in Passaic was once a burlesque house!
Bob Bernstein and Rhoda Moss put on their tutu’s for a very lucky “Y”, Paterson, audience…year unknown. Who is the other ballerina?
Paterson Brownies are having a seder in 1962… Seated l-r: Cheryl Dorman, Jamie Greenwald, Jane Zimel and Linda Rich….Standing middle row: Laurie Krugman, ?., ?., ?., ?., Laurie Rosen and Debbie Rich. The Brownie Leader on far left is unidentified. The young adult supervisors are Lee Ann Friedman(Beck) and Nancy Doan.
Rose Silver proudly accepts the Mother of the Year Award at the Federation Apartments in this undated photo…..l-r: Abe Rosenkranz, Esther Rosenkranz, Alex Silver, Dora Silver, Rose Silver and Jack Mishkin.
BONUS PHOTO #1: WWII era soldiers “at ease” .This photo is from the Ellen Kot collection. Anybody know these G.I.’s or where the photo might have been taken?
BONUS PHOTO #2: “Y” Paterson N.J. PTA show 1947…All actresses and two actors (?) are unidentified. Please help us out!!
August 8, 2014
Winter Vacation Campers visit the Broadway Bank, Paterson, NJ December 29, 1961. First row l-r: Marilyn Lefkowitz Druin, ?., ?., ?., ?., Jill Nevitt, ? Jane Doe Nochimson, Jamie Greenwald and ?. Second Row l-r: Peeking out is Linda Belefonte,…All others in this photo are unidentified. Please help! What is a Remington Rand Univac 60 anyway? Does it have money in it?
David Smith appears somewhere on the front left of these well-dressed men. Who are they and what building is this? Are they lawyers at the Passaic County Courthouse in Paterson? Can you help us? And where did they buy all of those cool hats?
The Fair Lawn “Hadassah makes you a Very Involved Person”…Robert Landzettel signs while the ladies stand guard. Who are they?
Fashionable Patersonian Elsie Botwick May 11, 1942…where are you now?
BONUS PHOTO #1: It appears to be Charlie Kessler in the front row chomping on a cigar…Who are the rest of these gentlemen in this candid Camp Veritans photo?
BONUS PHOTO #2: Alvin Reisbaum, second from left, is receiving a check for Federation from Abe Peck from the Lodzer Society.. c. 1985. Can you help us identify the others?
August 15, 2014
Future Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu sits in the center of this photo. The event was the Northern New Jersey Region of Hadassah Big Gifts Dinner held at the home of Peter and Susan Simon. Front row l-r: Peter Simon, Benjamin Netanyahu and Ruth Cole, Hadassah President NW Bergen Chapter. Back row l-r: Susan Simon, Molla Reisbaum, Carol Fein, Rachel Rappaport and Rose Goldman, Jersey City National Board.
The Third Annual Picnic of the Paterson Orange Craftsmen Club held at Spring Valley Lake, June 17th, 1957. Are you in this photo?
Patersonian M. M. Baker, Secretary of the American Raw and Thrown Silk Association with a possible doppelganger, a Paterson bar-mitvah boy. The unidentified lad was photographed at the Thomas Studio at 270 Main Street Paterson. Both photos are undated.
Leon and Annette Wordel at a Passover Seder…date unknown
BONUS PHOTO #1: The ladies of the YMHA in Wayne, N.J. are wearing their corsages. It looks like Ida Friedman in the back row, fourth from left. Let us know about the others!
BONUS PHOTO #2: The Atkins Family…Jerry Atkins, wife Sylvia, and Broadway producer Daryl Atkins Roth pitching in at the 1990 Jewish Federation of North Jersey Campaign.
August 22, 2014
New Jersey Fordham Law Dinner, 1957…seated ?., ?., ?. and?…Standing l-r: Joe Gourley, ?., Irving Rubin, ?., Jim Segreto, Harry Zax and Dominic Preziosi
This Victorian woman with the Mona Lisa smile posed for this photo in Paterson c. 1890. She’s looking at us as though she knows who we are!
B’nai Brith, Paterson c. 1967.. l-r: Dr.Harry Hewitt, Irving Brawer, Abe Brennan, George Abrash, Anne Abrash and ?.
Dr. David Bornstein and his sister-in-law, Anna Bornstein (Mrs. Max Bornstein). Anna was the mother of Julian Bornstein and mother-in-law of Marge Bornstein of Fair Lawn. Photo taken c. 1955
BONUS PHOTO #1: The wedding of Ruth Lubert and Larry Sacks, September 4, 1955 at the Barnert Temple, Broadway and Straight Street, Paterson NJ. Ruth was from Paterson and Larry was from Union.
BONUS PHOTO #2: The Jewish Theological Seminary of American presents the National Award for Distinquished Service to Gerrard and Ella Berman on February 28, 1982…l-r: Ella Berman, Rabbi David Panitz, Gerrard Berman, Dr. Gershon Cohen, President of the Jewish Theological Seminary and ?.
BONUS PHOTO #3: One time Barnert Hospital staff doctors Louis Chodosh and Stephen G. Cohen also looking straight at us!
August 29, 2014
Class of January 1952, Paterson School #21…Front row l-r: Temar Taub, Benjamin Leibowitz, Selma Kreiger, Fred Totino, Arlene Weiss (Glassman), Dr. Herbert Lipsitz, Dora Grady, Eugene Pisano, Anne Medtnik, Frank Riccuti, Marcia Seidel, Robert Block and Lucy Cippoletti…Second row l-r: Eddie Lenny, Dolores Decker, Floyd Lota, Ellen Abramson, ?., Carol Roberto, David Levin, Sandra Spagnola, Kenneth?, Joan Crawford, Phillip Franchino, Louise De?, Alan Fizvitz, Ruth Markus, Thomas Venard and Michael Rubin…Third row….?., , David Oppenheim, Donald Mosely, Fromet Lome, ?., Bernice Rabinowitz, Morton Sitlick, Natalie Wieluns (Cancell), Martin Donner, ?, Martin Feitlowitz, Yetta Bunis (Berlinger), Samuel Rubinstein, ?., Jay Lome and ?….Fourth row l-r: ?., Kathleen Brown, David Miller, Cecelia Daniels, ?., Lena DeLuca, ?., Donna Rasmussen and ?.
This enigmatic Paterson woman found in our files looks like ‘Aunt Charlotte’, played by Bette Davis, in the movie ” Now, Voyager”… before her metamorphosis to the self-assured Ms.Vale
A Paterson Bar Mitzvah gathering c.1956 …seated l-r: Ethel Midler Goldberg, Robert Goldberg, Freda Handelman, Dorothy Saul, Alma Masiello and Joseph Masiello…standing l-r: Sam Hanowitz, Freda Hanowitz, Irene Schwabsky, David Schwabsky, Faye Stave and Aaron (Eddy) Stave.
7th Annual Gala Wedding, June 1992, Congregation Shomrei Torah, Passaic. N.J. Can anyone help us identify these ” 9 Brides for 9 Grooms?”
BONUS PHOTO #1: Janice Kreger Rothman is in this graduating class photo c. 1945…does anyone know what building this is?
BONUS PHOTO #2: The photo on the left is Patersonian Ethel Balbin (Bornstein) posing for her P.S. School #6 graduation…the photo on the right shows Ethel as a younger young lady in the white dress. The others in this family portrait are her big sister Nettie Balbin (Weiss) and their parents Samuel and Eva Balbin.
BONUS PHOTO #3: Meyer Brothers,Paterson, delivery vehicle. It is believed to be parked in front of the First Baptist Church of Paterson, Washington Street, Paterson