October 3, 2014
Jewish Family Services, Paterson, way back when…Can you help us identify the celebrants? Date unknown.
“Y’ women’s Luncheon, Paterson 1954…Celebrating 100 years of Jewish Center movement(?) L-r: Belle Krass, ?., ?., Ms. Pinsker, Ruth Bromberg, Rae Gold, Sylvia Moskow, ?., Ms Cohen, Ms. Polowe and on the lower tier ?. Look at those fashionistas with the hats and veils!
The original location of Jewish Family Services on Broadway, Paterson, NJ….c. 1967
Who are these dignified people? Why only one gal? This group seems to lack some diversity….
BONUS PHOTO #1: Esther Pizer and Jacob Rosen c.1910. “Will you marry me?” The Pizers had 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grand children when Jacob passed away in September 1943.
BONUS PHOTO #2: Murray Elkin and Joe Rich in a photo booth, the original “selfie”on the left. Mac Semler,”the boy with the wavy hair” enjoys the comforts of home on the right. Notice his pocket square. Both photos undated.
October 8, 2014
Dedication issue of The Criterion publishsed by the YM/YWHA of Paterson and sponsored by The Boosters on July 26,1951
We see Ida Friedman seated in the middle. Jerry Okin is wearing the ‘shades’ on the far left. Charlie Kessler is also seated 2 spaces to the right of Ida Friedman. How many others can you identify for us in this undated “Y” Wayne, NJ photo? What a great group of people!
Miriam Skomsky Bornstein..mother of Selma Bornstein Gordon, date unknown
The wedding of Ruth Lubert and Larry Sacks, September 4, 1955 at the Barnert Temple, Broadway and Straight Street, Paterson NJ. Standing on the left are Dave and Rose Miller and Rose and Joe Brown. The seated celebrants are unidentified.
UJA Inaugural Dinner, February 6, 1975, held at Barnert Temple, Paterson, NJ. L-r: Fred Lafer, Israeli Ambassador to the U.N.,Yosef Tekoah,future Senator,Frank Lautenberg and Charles Kessler…”WE ARE ONE”
BONUS PHOTO #1: The Wedding of Lorraine Finke Neufeld and Bernie Neufeld, April 23, 1950. They were also married at the Barnert Temple, Paterson, and the reception was at the Sundance Lodge as pictured here. Front row l-r: Ruth Gabin Greenberg, Alvin Greenberg, Claire Stein Dresner and Bobby Dresner. Back row l-r: Donald Neufeld, Bea Frankel Neufeld, Harold Dinzes, Doreen Tanis Dinzes and the groom Bernie Neufeld. Say, where is the bride?
BONUS PHOTO #2: Soldiers Leon Cohen(L) and Isadore Feinstein(R) pose in their army hats…very handsome fellows indeed. Dates and locations are unknown.
October 15, 2014
1914 Verein banner that graces our offices
Barnert Hospital doctors visit Lederle Labs on a sunny day in 1952…standing l-r: Jack Schwartz, David Doktor, ?., Marvin Cohen, ?., Harris Blake, Alex Hochman, Ebrhard Kleinman and George Abrash…second row l-r…Sidney Gelman, David Bornstein, Sanfurd G. Bluestein, William Paris, Jack J. Barnett, David Roth, Arthur C. Lawrence, David Levy and ?…third row l-r: I.J. Wolf, Mike Shipman, ?Markowitz, Meyer Mackler, Louis Landaw, Stanley Gerson, Harvey Schoenfeld, Elias D. Lawrence, Harry H. Capell and ?…4th row l-r: Hans Wassing, Jack Sall, Jacob Churg, Sidney Joffe, Frank L. Kardos, Michael Silver, Bernard Alpren, Dr. Robert Joelson and Irving Schultz. The 3 Lederle Labs girls are unidentified. Picture is courtesy of future doctor, Frank Kados, who tells us he snuck in for this “photo op.”
UJA Metro Division meeting held at the home of Jerome Koransky on March 21, 1967…seated l-r: Harry Salton, Charles J. Berkman, Louis S. Miller, Jerome Koransky and Nat Raskin……standing l-r: Sid Horowitz, Ted Lash, Paul Meyers, Norman Zelnick and Milton Bromberg
Patersonians Gay and Morris Mandon…undated.
Hand ball champs, “Y”, Paterson, N.J…l-r: Al Paris, Joe Walkowitz,Sol Levin, ?., and ?. Standing in back center is Richard Reines. Date Unknown.
BONUS PHOTO #1: Stenchever’s, Paterson, late 1940’s…Nettie? is smiling on the left, Harry Bodner is holding the glass/bottle in front, and Al Yerha is the man with the Alfred Hitchcock profile. You know Alfred always had a cameo in his pictures!
BONUS PHOTO #2: Cub Scout Pack 65 Jamboree. Arthur Neufeld is pointing and Marc Abo is behind the sign in this October 9, 1963 “Fall Kickoff” photo. Who are the other two scouts?
October 24, 2014
Passaic Valley Examiner dated October 11, 1945 from the collection of Judge Irving Rubin
Jacob Dineson Lodge group photo, 1939. Photo by Dorothy E. Heinrichs, Paterson, NJ. If you can read the Yddish or Hebrew names, please help us identify these swells in their tux’s!
Two unidentified men taken in the same time period in Paterson, N.J. The young man on the left most likely became a version of the man on the right when he grew up. Do you know them?
This mystery photo is of the American Red Mogen Dovid for Palestine. Date and location unknown. Please help! Is this Paterson? Passaic? Newark?
JHSNJ Board member Marty Rittenberg’s (and Carole Rittenberg’s) grandmother Fanny Simmons Rittenberg(far left), her brother-in-law Mr.Tennenbaum, her sister Gussie Simmons Tennenbaum, and sister Ida Simmons Katz on the far right c.1940’s The 3 sisters came to America from Lithuania c.1883 with their mom, Pearl Simmons. They are wearing sensible shoes.
BONUS PHOTO #1: Camp Akiba, Stroudsburg, PA, 1947, front row – L to r- ?Larry Hoffman, Patersonian Stephen Friedman,Patersonian Billy Einhorn,David Mason,Buddy Zuckerman,Louie Meltzer; Standing center is “Duddy” Goldberg
BONUS PHOTO#2: Abraham Zlotkin, 1943, in a contemplative moment
October 31, 2014
Paterson attorney Charles Turndorf and Ruth Turndorf, Paterson Municipal Court legal secretary working at what’s left of their Victory Garden in 1945. Is there some hidden message in the sand?
Boys from the Carroll Street neighborhood…l-r: Herb Goldman, Stan Blake, Joel Kabat, Herb Gelfer, Dan Siegel, Sid Cohen and Murray Cohen.
This spooky Victorian house is Temple Emanuel in Passaic,the old Hebrew school on Lafayette Avenue
The Rich Twins (Janet) and the Kot’s (Jeffrey) push each other on the swings in the carefree days of their youth on 379 E.31st Street in Paterson. Jeff is wearing his buckskin fringed jacket!
BONUS PHOTO #1: Jewish Family Services Volunteer Recognition Dinner, April 3, 1990. Can you pick out any faces in the crowd?
BONUS PHOTO #2: L to r – Alan Grabowsky, April Douma, Judy Merker, Rona Rosen,
and Beverly Douma dressed for Halloween Oct 31,1945 in front of 293 E.25th Street, Paterson
BONUS PHOTO #3: Alan Grabowsky,in drag, October 31, 1945, same location as Bonus Photo #2