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    • United Synagogue Youth Regional Convention, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1958
    • A large group of young people sitting at a series of long tables in the Temple of Aaron in Saint Paul. United Synagogue Youth (USY) was founded in 1951 to promote living Jewishly to Jewish-American teens. Part educational and part service...
    • 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
    • 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
    • Temple of Aaron confirmation class, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • In Conservative congregations, girls graduating from confirmation classes wore white: in Reform rituals, participants wore secular clothing, suggesting a more "Americanized" approach.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Temple of Aaron confirmation class, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1924
    • Rabbi Kleinman is seated at the center. Young people are encouraged to attend confirmation classes after they are Bar/bat mitzvah'ed.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Talmud Torah Women's Auxiliary Presidents, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1937
    • Group photograph of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah Women's Auxilliary Presidents. While most of the faculty involved in actual teaching at the early Hebrew schools was done by men, women were important to the ongoing success of religious education. ...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Talmud Torah students at the Talmud Torah building, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Talmud Torah schools offer primary and advanced education to Jewish students in Hebrew language and scripture; religious practices; and Talmudic commentaries. Talmud Torahs date back to the Renaissance, and were established in the United States in...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Talmud Torah of Minneapolis, High School graduating class, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1941-04
    • Dr. George Gordon, founder and driving force behind the Minneapolis Talmud Torah is in the center, front row. Dr. Gordon introduced modern teaching methods, grades, and a rigorous curriculum to Hebrew instruction, and remained administratively...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Students at the West Side Hebrew Institute, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1929
    • A photograph of four boys sitting at a desk while a fifth stands behind a podium. Orthodox synagogues on the west side of St. Paul jointly founded the St. Paul Hebrew Institute in 1911.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Students at the Moses Montefiore Hebrew School,  Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1916
    • A large gathering of students, sit on benched in a hall in Moses Montefiore Hebrew School. The Hebrew School was formally organized in 1905 and incorporated in 1908. The driving force behind the school was Mrs. Ida Cook, a Lithuanian immigrant. ...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • St. Paul Talmud Torah Nursery School graduation, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1956
    • Three boys, wearing caps and capes, hold a microphone on stage, during the commencement ceremony of the nursery school graduation. The St. Paul Talmud Torah was created in 1956 through the merger of several different Jewish education institutions...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • St. Paul Talmud Torah Nursery School graduation, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1963
    • Children of the graduating class of the Saint Paul Talmud Torah nursery school, wearing caps and hand-made costume. The St. Paul Talmud Torah was created in 1956 through the merger of several different Jewish education institutions as a beneficiary...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • St. Paul Talmud Torah graduation ceremony, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1956
    • Group arranged outside the front of the Saint Paul Talmud Torah school for the first year preschool graduation at the new George Kaplan Talmud Torah building.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Mount Zion confirmation class, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1936
    • Rabbi Margolis is in the middle row. Students are in secular clothes, rather than white, typical of a more Americanized approach to the ritual celebration.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Talmud Torah students in classroom, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Photograph of young boys and girls in a classroom. Some children are sitting at desks and some are standing at the chalkboard with chalk in hand. The first Talmud Torah building was located on Fremont Avenue North and Eighth Street. The...
    • 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. The Talmud Torah attempted to engage young people not only through studies, but through social activities including sports. This stems in part from the early affiliation of the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Talmud Torah Bet Midrash class, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1924
    • Photograph showing graduates of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah Bet Midrash class, wearing caps and gowns and holding a banner. The Class of 1924 was the first class to hold classes in the new Emanuel Cohen Center building. The Center was purchased...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Talmud Torah Bar Mitzvah class, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1946
    • Photograph showing the young men of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah Bar Mitzvah class. Bar Mitzvahs celebrate the coming of age at 13 of Jewish boys. At this age, young men become obligated to observe scripture. They may also lead prayer services...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hebrew School graduates in front of the Emanuel Cohen Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1949
    • Graduates and instructors stand arranged on the steps of the Emanuel Cohen Center. The Emanuel Cohen Center provided recreation space and social services to the North Minneapolis community. The Center was named for Emanuel Cohen, an attorney and...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Graduation class of the St. Paul Hebrew Institute, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • A photograph showing members of the graduating class in caps and gowns. St. Paul differed from Minneapolis in that it supported two Hebrew schools rather than one centralized school. The Hebrew Institute and the Capitol City Hebrew School...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Graduating class of the St. Paul Talmud Torah, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1935
    • Portrait photograph showing the young men and women of the graduating class from the Saint Paul Talmud Torah. Max Gordon, the director of the Talmud Torah, is seated at the center of the front row.
    • 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
    • Elementary graduating class, Talmud Torah of Minneapolis,  Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1924
    • By 1924, when this photograph was taken, the Talmud Torah had moved to a new building space. The old building remained a community center, but the Hebrew school moved to the Emanuel Cohen Center. The school was also gaining national recognition at...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Commencement of the 1948 Talmud Torah class, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1948-04
    • Photograph of students seated on a stage at North High School, for the commencement ceremony of the Talmud Torah class. The picture was taken in the auditorium at Minneapolis North High school where many, if not most, of the Talmud Torah students...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Children attending classes at the Capitol City Hebrew School, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Children gathered outside of the Capitol City Hebrew School, with the school entrance in the background. Capitol City Hebrew Free School was one of two schools in St. Paul where Jewish children could learn Hebrew. It was originally affiliated with...
    • 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
    • Beth El Confirmation Class, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1935
    • Confirmants in white robes are seated in two rows with Rabbi Aronson seated in the front middle row. Rabbi Aronson came to Beth El in 1924, and served the congregation for 35 years. Beth El, at the time the photo was taken, was on the North Side of...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Beth El Confirmation Class with Rabbi Aronson, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1929
    • Confirmants dressed in white and arranged in two rows sit and stand with Rabbi Aronson seated in the middle. Rabbi Aronson came to Beth El in 1924, and served the congregation for 35 years. Beth El, at the time the photo was taken, was on the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun confirmation class, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1947
    • Confirmation students in graduation dress, posed with their teacher at Adath Jeshurun. Confirmation is a coming of age practice for post Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. It was originally developed by the Reform movement to follow bar- and bat-mitzvahs in the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun confirmation class, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940-06-10
    • Confirmation students in graduation dress, posed with their teacher at Adath Jeshurun. Adath Jeshurun was located on the South Side in a building designed by the architect Jack Leibenberg. In the late 1990s the congregation relocated to...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • 1954 graduating class, Minneapolis Talmud Torah, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1954
    • Portrait photograph of the young men and women in the graduating class of 1954, from the Minneapolis Talmud Torah. Most of the young people in the photo are about 13, the age at which they would participate in their bar or bat mitzvah.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

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