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    • Halloween party planning in Dorothy Goldetsky's basement, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1947
    • "Lammie" high school sorority girls planning for a Halloween party. Jewish high school girls formed their own sororities in the public schools, like North High, where they could plan social activities and take part in service projects.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Funtennial at the Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1954
    • A bird's eye view of people attending the Funtennial which was Hadassah's largest fundraising event. Essentially, Funtennial was a large-scale community carnival, with arcade-type games, a queen contest, door prizes, dancing and booths with food...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Jewish fruit peddlers, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1928
    • A boy and an older man, selling fruit using draft horses and a covered wagon. Irving Cooper (the boy in the driver's seat) was ten years old when the photo was taken. He is working with "Zadie" (Grandfather) Morris.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Birchwood Ark containing the Torah at Boy Scout Camp, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1948
    • A Boy Scout, in uniform, stands next to a simply designed and built Ark for the Torah at Boy Scout Camp. The scout in the picture is likely a member of the Beth El troop. The Ark contains the Torah, the scrolls used in worship services. The Torah...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Sophie Wirth Camp, White Bear Beach, White Bear, Minnesota

    • 1937
    • A brochure for Sophie Wirth Camp. Sophie Wirth Camp was founded in 1912 and sponsored by the St. Paul Section of the National Council of Jewish Women. Costs were kept down with N. C. J. W. subsidies, allowing low income children and their mothers...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Celebration for Tifereth congrgants, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1951?
    • A celebration held at either Emanuel Cohen Center or the basement of Tifereth B'nai Jacob for Tifereth congregants. Tifereth B'nai Jacob was an Orthodox Shul that was also referred to by Northsider's as the "Elwood Shul." The congregation merged...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • George Kaplan Hebrew Seminary Pre-School class, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • A class picture of the pre-school students and teachers at George Kaplan Hebrew Seminary. The Seminary was founded in 1944 in St. Paul as a branch of the Hebrew Institute. It was intended to meet the needs of Conservative families on the West Side...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Congregation of the Russian Brotherhood, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1890-12-10
    • A contract between the Russian Brotherhood synagogue and Joe Isololen regarding payment for congregation membership. Payment amounts are specified, and the congregant is assigned seat 35A in the synagogue building.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Nellie Weiss Bondy in her wedding dress, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1886
    • A duplicate portrait photograph of Nellie Weiss Bondy in her wedding dress. Nellie Weiss married Louis Bondy in 1886: the event is reputed to have been the first Jewish wedding in Duluth.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Boy with a hammer and wooden box, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1915
    • A family photo that was converted into a postcard. The card was then sent to family and friends with informal greetings.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Beth El social group, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1927
    • A group of Beth El congregants dressed in costume. Beth El was founded by young people, many in their 20s. It was a congregation that, in addition to being "modern" in outlook and practice, enjoyed having fun.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Boys from the Emanuel Cohen Center at Sumner Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • A group of boys and an adult at Sumner Field park. Sumner Field was a large commons area that served as a playing field for North Side neighborhood children. Recreational opportunities for children and young people were funded and organized by the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Boys from the Emanuel Cohen Center at Sumner Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1921
    • A group of boys gather behind their seated instructor at Sumner Field park. Sumner Field was a large commons area on the North Side that served as a playing field for North Side neighborhood children. Recreational opportunities for children and...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Boys playing billiards at Camp Sophie Wirth, White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    • 1939
    • A group of boys playing billiards outside while other boys look on. Camp Sophie Wirth operated from 1911-1943. It was founded and run by the St. Paul chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women. It offered low cost recreational and rest...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Kids at Stay At Home Camp at the Jewish Education Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1941
    • A group of children pose outside wearing handmade costumes. For families that were not able or didn't choose to send their kids to camp outside of the city, the J. A. C. C. provided Stay At Home Camp during summer months at the J. E. C.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Seniors dancing, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1950?
    • A group of elderly congregants took their dance steps outside to the side yard of Tifereth B'nai Jacob Synagogue in North Minneapolis.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • "Lammies" dance, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1945-05
    • A group of high school ladies and men, in formal wear, pose with chaperones for a picture at the Lammies dance. Phi Alpha Lambda--better known as the "Lammies"-- was a high school sorority for Jewish girls.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Tree planting ceremony in support of Soviet Jews, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1975-07-13
    • A group of local activists gathered in Minneapolis to plant a tree "in tribute to Soviet Refusniks," the term applied in the West to Russian Jews who were refused the right to immigrate by the Soviet government.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Beth El congregants at the synagogue for Tisha B'Av, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1951?
    • A group of men are sitting in pews and reading. The Ark is in the background. Tisha B'Av is a Jewish day of mourning and fasting. It literally denotes the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av. It commemorates tragedies that have befallen the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Sholom Home residents folding pamphlets in the workshop, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1970 - 1980
    • A group of Sholom Home residents seated at tables folding pamphlets in the workshop. Sholom Home has enjoyed an over 100 year legacy in providing a broad continuum of residential, social service and health care services primarily for older adults.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Temple of Aaron congregants sing together, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1950
    • A group of Temple of Aaron congregants sing together before a director and KSTP microphone. Directing in front is Arthur Paymar. Holding the sheet music is Cantor Ben Nosowsky. Row 1: Adeline Tenzer Garber Fremland, Sylvia Butwinick, Alice Adelman...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Staff at the Emanuel Cohen Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1948
    • A group of unidentified women standing in front of a bus. The Emanuel Cohen Center provided recreation space and social services to the North Minneapolis Jewish community. The Center was named for Emanuel Cohen, an attorney and the Center's...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • University of Minnesota students attend Jewish Book Month, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1947
    • A group of University of Minnesota students look at books in a display case while attending Jewish Book Month, hosted by the University of Minnesota chapter of Hillel. The University of Minnesota chapter of Hillel was founded in 1940 to assist...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Women and children on an outing, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1919?
    • A group of women and children arranged in and around an automobile. This photograph is notable for the fact that there is a woman in the driver's seat.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah members leaving on an Israel Bonds tour, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1954
    • A group of women belonging to Hadassah standing in front of an airplane. The women leading Hadassah groups learned and exercised leadership skills as the result of their work fundraising and participating in Jewish and Zionist education. Hadassah...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hibbing ladies at a costume "Dress Up Party," Hibbing, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • A group of women dressed in costume. Etheldoris Stein Grais sits in the background: in the back row, left to right, is Maddie Gerron, Gertrude Gottstein Stein, and Hia Sacks. Front row, left to right, is Beatrice Nildes, Etta Hallock and Rose...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah supply shower, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1953
    • A group of women standing around a table set with cookies, cake and tea. An unidentified woman is sitting at the head of the table. The Hadassah Supply showers were popular events: members collected and contributed towels, sheets and other...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Young girls with a doll and buggy parade, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1938
    • A group of young girls lined up with their dolls and buggies for the big Center Day parade at the Jewish Education Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Sweet Sixteen party at the Rainbow Cafe, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1949
    • A group of young ladies sit at a long table, set with dinnerware at a Sweet Sixteen party for Reva Rosenbloom, which was held at the Rainbow Café in Minneapolis.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Lammie's social event, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1947-10-31
    • A group of young men and women in the basement of Dorothy Goldetsky's home where the high school sorority held a Halloween social.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • B'nai Brith Youth Organization sleigh ride, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1957
    • A group of young men and women sitting and standing on a large sleigh. B'nai Brith Youth Organization was comprised of A. Z. A., a young men's fraternity, and B. B. G., the young women's counterpart to A. Z. A. Both were founded in response to...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Members of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, Christmas Lake, Minnesota

    • 1927-05
    • A group of young men and women stand and sit outside of a building at Christmas Lake. Sigma Alpha Mu (also known as "Sammy") fraternity was founded at City College in New York in 1909. Originally a Jewish fraternity, it remained so until the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Young men's basketball team at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1940?
    • A group of young men in basketball uniforms stand with their coach for this photograph. The programming arm of the J. E. C., known as the Jewish Center Activities Association, oversaw social and recreational activities at the Center.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Council Camp canoers, Hinckley, Minnesota

    • 1940
    • A group of young people standing in front of an automobile with two canoes strapped to the roof. Council Camp was establish in 1937 in Hinckley and moved in 1949 to Aitkin. Council Camp began as a W. P. A. program site: the Jewish Camping Program...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Camp girls playing prior to Shabbat, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1949
    • A group of young women on a Friday evening, before Shabbat, at Habonim Camp Yad Ari. Campers wore white to the Shabbat meal.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Sigma Delta Tau house at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1942
    • A group of young women stand outside the sorority house. The Sigma Delta Tau sorority was founded by seven young women at Cornell University in 1917. The seven had had been denied membership into other Greek organizations because they were Jewish.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

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