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    • Abe Orbuch at Abe's Produce warehouse, Foley, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Abe Orbuch was born in a small town in Poland near the Russian border. He fled Poland at 21 to avoid conscription into the Russian military, settling in St. Paul. He bought a Model-T Ford and traveled to small towns outside of St. Paul where he...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Bearman Fruit Company baseball team, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1923
    • The Bearmans were a North Side family with a successful produce business. They sponsored a baseball team that played in the municipal league. Of note is the unidentified African-American player at the far left.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Benjamin Berger speaking at the National Jewish Fund Dinner, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1967-01-15
    • Ben Berger was a successful Minneapolis businessman and philanthropist, and an original co-owner of the Minneapolis Lakers. He was also a prodigious funds raiser. He is shown speaking at a Jewish National Fund dinner at Minneapolis'...
    • 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
    • Daniel Snyder in front of Oglansky's Store, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940
    • Daniel Snyder Oglansky's was located at the corner of Sheridan and Golden Valley Road. The photograph is part of a collection of genre photographs depicting everyday life and people in North Minneapolis.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Duluth Wildcats men's bowling team, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1948
    • Members of the Duluth Wildcats bowling team holding trophies. Bowling was a popular form of social recreation. B'nai Brith sponsored many bowling teams.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Generation of B'nai Brith leaders, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1954?
    • From left to right: Louis Greene, recently elected president of B'nai Brith Lodge 271; Joseph Schanfeld, center, the oldest living president at the time of the photo; former president Sam Dott.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Gymal Doled Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • A photograph of men in suits sitting at long tables in a hall. In the 1920s, as a greater number of Jews began to work in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, social clubs sprang up to met their needs. In both cities, access to the existing clubs was...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hey and Vav Club, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • Members of the Hey and Vav Club sit at two long tables which are set with coffee cups and saucers. A social club for members of the Jewish community in Duluth. Because Jews were excluded from gentile clubs, the community formed its own, which...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Interior of the People's Clothing Store, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1905
    • The proprietor for the store, located on Superior St. and Lake Avenue, was a Mr. Cook. He is shown here with his three sons.
    • 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
    • Joseph Schanfield, congregation leader at Adath Jeshurun Synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Joseph Schanfield was born in Romania, and became successful in Minneapolis' booming turn of the century real estate and insurance markets. At 23, he became the head of the Adath Jeshurun congregation on Minneapolis's South Side. During his years...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Lucky Strike bowlers from the B'nai B'rith Bowling Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1954
    • Members of the Lucky Strike bowling team stand, holding their bowling balls, behind a table which is exhibiting a banner. B'nai Brith is a national Jewish philanthropic and service organization that was founded in the United States in the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Members of Adas Israel, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1919
    • The men are assembled on the bimah (the stage or platform in front of the Ark containing the Torah scrolls) of Adas (literally, "congregation") Israel.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Members of the Adas Israel Synagogue, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1914
    • Adas Israel was formed in the 1890s by members of the Moses Montefiore congregation, an earlier Orthodox congregation comprised of Lithuanian Jews. By the turn of the century, there were close to 1,500 Jews living in Duluth, most of who were...
    • 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
    • Men affiliated with Central Community House, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Portrait photograph of some men affiliated with Central Community House. Central Community House and its West Side counterpart, Neighborhood House, were created to assist immigrants newly arrived to the community. Although the settlement house...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Mercury Athletic Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Portrait photograph showing men associated with the Mercury Athletic Club. The Mercury Club was founded in 1930 as the Wells Mercurys, a boy's and girl's athletic club affiliated with the North Side Well Settlement House.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Mikro Kodesh Father and Son Dinner, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1941
    • Photograph showing fathers and sons sitting at long tables which are set with dinnerware. Mikro Kodesh was organized as Anshei Russia (Men of Russia) in 1901, and later changed it's name to Mikra'e Kodesh, or Holy Assembly. The name change bore...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Mikro Kodesh Men's Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Two photographs, combined to make one finished picture, showing members of the Mikro Kodesh Men's Club. Mikro Kodesh was an Orthodox synagogue located on Oliver Avenue on the North Side of Minneapolis. It was built in 1926.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Morris Mirsky in front of his blacksmith shop, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1912
    • Morris Mirsky, wearing a blacksmith's apron, stands beside a horse with an unidentified rider. Morris Mirsky owned and operated a blacksmithing shop at 261 Texas Street in West Side Flats in St. Paul. His home was next door to the shop. The...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Directory of Charitable and Benevolent Organizations, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1913
    • A comprehensive directory of the charitable, civic, educational and religious resources of St. Paul. Commissioned and published by the Amherst H. Wilder charity in 1913, the directory was distributed free of cost to individuals and agenices...
    • Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
    • Portrait of Harry Goldie, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1914
    • Harry Goldie posed in fighting stance wearing boxing uniform. He was an exceptional boxer; the first boxing coach for the University of Minnesota; and the developer for the Calhoun Beach Club, a Minneapolis architectural landmark.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Portrait of Harry Goldie, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920
    • Portrait of Harry Goldie He was an exceptional boxer; the first boxing coach for the University of Minnesota; and the developer for the Calhoun Beach Club, a Minneapolis architectural landmark.who was the first boxing coach at the University of...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Temple Israel "Rigadoo" Fundraising Committee chairs, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Temple Israel was originally known as Shaari Tov, "The Gates of Goodness." Organized in 1878, it was Minneapolis's first Jewish congregation. The first Shaari Tov building burned, and a second was constructed in 1902. A third building was completed...
    • 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

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