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    • Home of "Komer the Schochet," St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1935
    • A view showing the front exterior of a single family residence in the West Side neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota. The home belonged to Komer the Schochet. "Schochet" is a Yiddish and Hebrew term designating a Kosher butcher or slaughterer.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hyman Berman in Boy Scout uniform, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1923
    • A young Hyman Berman stands in his Boy Scout uniform holdng semaphores. Scouting was available to both boys and girls. Although scouting's intent was in part to Americanize participants through civic service and outdoor recreation, the sponsors...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Residents of the Jewish Sheltering Home, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Children of varying ages sit on the steps outside of the Jewish Sheltering Home. An unidentified man and woman sit to either side of the children. The Sheltering Home was a community resource dedicated to providing a stable, Jewish environment for...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Oglansky Railroad Surplus Store, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • A photograph showing the front exterior of the Oglansky Railroad Surplus Store which sold discounted merchandise of all types. The Oglansky home is next door to the store on the left.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Sigma Delta Tau Sorority formal dance at Oak Ridge Country Club, Hopkins, Minnesota

    • 1939
    • Oak Ridge Country Club was chartered by several prominent Jewish businessmen who had been denied membership in existing Twin Cities clubs. Initially, there had been a movement in the local Jewish community for a Twin Cities club, but when that...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Students at University of Minnesota, Hillel House, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1944
    • This ribbon cutting at the first Hillel House took place in 1944. Hillel House serves Jewish students attending the University of Minnesota. From the turn of the century through the early 1940s, Jewish student organizations did not have a...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Joe Numero in World War II uniform, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1917
    • Joe Numero and his business partner, Fred Jones, were responsible for the creation of the first refrigerated truck. Their invention, financed by Numero and engineered by Jones, revolutionized interstate commerce. A trucking company could deliver...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Funtennial at the Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1954
    • Bird's eye view of the Minneapolis Funtennial organized by Minneapolis Hadassah. One of the actions Hadassah supported was Youth Aliyah. Youth Aliyah began as a rescue and relief operation for children of Holocaust victims. These children were...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • View of the third Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1903
    • Frontal view of the third Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul, Minnesota, located at Holly Avenue and Avon Street, designed in the classical style. This was the location prior to the fourth and current Mount Zion on Summit Avenue, designed in the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Chess match at the Jewish Educational Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • Two young boys concentrate on the chess board while a group of children look on. Children's and young people's programming was held at the J. E. C. Annex.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Winter Carnival portrait, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1941
    • Edith Marofsky and niece Beattie Marofsky at the Winter Carnival in Como Park in St. Paul. Edith is wearing a drum & bugle corps uniform manufactured by H. Harris Co., one of several Jewish-owned clothing manufacturing businesses in St. Paul.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Temple of Aaron, Sunday school class, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1919
    • Sunday school is held on Sunday mornings, and covers basic Jewish religious concepts, holidays and life cycle practices.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Purim party put on by Beher Cholem Women's Aid Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1932
    • Purim is a time for acting out and speaking up. The women of Kenesseth Israel's auxiliary did just that, appropriating men's garb, including a tallis (prayer shawl) and a cigarette to declare a minute of breaking away from accepted roles and...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Two young men on a tractor at Hachsharah farm in Anoka, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • A photograph of two men wearing hats, on a tractor. "Hachsharah" means "training" or "preparation" in Hebrew. Hachsharah were training farms for Jews who wished to settle in Palestine and become citizens. Harchsharah farms were located throughout...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Rabbi Solomon Silber, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • A portrait photograph of Rabbi Solomon Silber. Rabbi Silber served as Kenesseth Israel's rabbi from 1902 to 1925. He, and members of his congregation, were instrumental in funding and building the Jewish Family Welfare Board and the Jewish...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Peter Bellman, Loretta "Lucky" Bellman and Butch Levy, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1943?
    • Loretta (Lucky) Bellman escaped Nazi Germany in 1939 and settled in New York, where her father started a successful furniture business. Butch Levy met and fell in love with Lucky, marrying her in 1944. Peter Bellman, Lucky's brother, had been...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Two brothers in military uniform, Virginia, Minnesota

    • 1944?
    • Julius and Jack Bankman grew up in Virginia, Minnesota. They both served in the Army during the World War II. More than 3000 Jewish men and women served in the military during that war.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Theresa Ackerman in her Girl Scout uniform, Faribault, Minnesota

    • 1925
    • Theresa (Ackerman) Berman standing in a field at Girl Scout Camp, Tee Pee Tonka, in Faribault. Jewish Girl and Boy Scout troops were primarily synagogue sponsored.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah members collecting linens to send to Palestine, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1946-04
    • This photo features, from left to right: Mrs. Hy Berkman, Mrs. Joseph Stern and Wendy Heller gathering sheets and clothing to be sent to clinics and schools in Palestine. Founded in 1912, Hadassah is the second-oldest independent Jewish women's...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Beth El Synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1948-02-17
    • A view showing the front exterior of the Beth El Synagogue. The congregation was created in 1921 by younger members of the North Side community who were interested in establishing a Conservative presence on the North Side. They conducted Torah...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Members of the Minneapolis Workmen's Circle, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Portrait photograph showing members of the Minneapolis Workmen's Circle. Workman's Circle members were non-religious, politically active Jews, many of whom were Socialists. They espoused a classless society, favored the use of Yiddish for cultural...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Interior of the Kenner Grocery Store, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1923
    • Pictured are (left to right): Ben Kenner, Rose Kaner, Hattie Goldish. Kenner's was located at 1st Avenue East and 1st Street.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Children at the George Kaplan Hebrew Seminary Nursery School, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1948
    • The children in the photograph are dressed up to represent the Royal Court at the St. Paul Winter Carnival. The photograph was taken in the basement of the George Kaplan Hebrew Seminary building at 1464 Summit Avenue in St. Paul.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Talmud Torah football team, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920
    • A portrait photograph of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah football team. When plans for the new Talmud Torah building were being formulated in the mid 1910s, there was a groundswell of support for a facility that would include not only classrooms, but...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Staff of M and L Motor Supply, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1950?
    • Three men stand in front of a work table at M and L Motor Supply. Pictured here, left to right: Al Weiss, Tim Lipschultz and Fred Monji.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • The Gymal Dolodian Magazine, Volume IV, Number 1, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1919-12
    • Gymal Dolod was a Minneapolis-based Jewish social club founded in 1909. The club provided both a comfortable space in which to convene and socialize and an opportunity to form business connections. Clubs were also created in response to...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Steel and concrete frame for Mount Sinai Hospital and power plant, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1950
    • Photograph showing the exterior of the Mount Sinai Hospital and power plant, during it's construction. Mount Sinai Hospital was built during the 1950's to address the discrimination Jewish doctors experienced admitting Jewish patients to local...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • West Side home, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1935
    • At the time the photo was taken, the Rutchick family lived in this two-story clapboard building.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Temple of Aaron confirmation class, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1920
    • Rabbi Alfred H. Khan, a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, is shown here with his students. Confirmation is a coming-of-age practice for post Bar- and Bat Mitzvahs. between age 15 and 18. It was originally developed by the Reform...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

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