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    • An elementary classroom at the Talmud Torah in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1913
    • Children sitting at desks in a classroom. A line of children stands at the back of the class with chalk poised in hands, ready to write on the chalkboard. Mr. Elijah Avin was engaged as principal in 1911: he can be seen at the back of the room. The...
    • 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
    • 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
    • Capitol City Hebrew School in St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1920
    • A view of the front exterior of the Capitol City Hebrew School which was one of the two earliest schools in St. Paul where Jewish children could learn Hebrew. It was located at 137 College Avenue in Saint Paul.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Carley Shalch in front of the Sumner Housing Projects, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940?
    • A toddler stands on the sidewalk wearing a snowsuit and mittens. The Sumner Field Homes were constructed by the W. P. A. in 1938. They were the first federally subsidized housing in Minnesota. Sumner Field replaced housing stock constructed in the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Child's birthday party in Virginia, Minnesota

    • 1912
    • Portrait photograph of children attending a child's birthday party. The families represented by the children in this photo where children of the first generation of Jewish settlers that had arrived at the turn of the century, mainly from Lithuania...
    • 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
    • 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 blowing Shofars, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1990?
    • Two children blowing Shofars for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year celebration, at the Saint Paul Jewish Community Center.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Children in a Purim play at Temple Emmanuel in Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1940?
    • Children dressed in costume, standing outside of Temple Emmanuel. Purim is a religious holiday that celebrates the defeat of Haman, the Persian minister who plotted the annihilation of the Persian Jews. It is a holiday marked by re-enactments of...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Children in Purim (holiday) play at Temple Emanuel, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Purim is a holiday celebrating the rescue of the Jews from extermination at the hands of Hayman, the chief minister to the King of Persia. It is day of put-ons, jokes, and theatricality, and children perform plays about how Esther and Mordechi...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Doll and buggy parade winner at the Jewish Educational Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1938-08-31
    • A photograph of parade winner, Nancy Goldberg with Mrs. Harry Zeesman. Doll and buggy parades were a popular activity for little girls to enter during the J. E. C. Center Days in late summer. Children would participate in games and contests, and...
    • 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
    • Emanuel Cohen Center pre-Kindergarten graduating class, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1955
    • A photograph of the graduating pre-Kindergarten class standing in caps and gowns in front of the Emanuel Cohen Center. There was a comprehensive curriculum for Jewish children at the Emmanuel Cohen Center.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Girls in front of Central Community House, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • A photograph of four unidentified girls standing in front of Central Community House, holding hands. Central Community House in St. Paul was established in 1921. It offered recreational and social activities for children, as well as baby clinics...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Graduating pre-School class at the George Kaplan Hebrew Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • The George Kaplan Hebrew 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 of St. Paul. The school building was located on Summit Avenue in St....
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hebrew class of West Side B'nai Israel Synagogue in Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1915
    • The Hebrew class instructor stands with the students of the Hebrew class of West Side B'nai Israel Synagogue. The photograph was taken at a class outing in Lincoln Park in Duluth. B'nai Israel consolidated with congregation Adas Israel in 1930.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Jenny Smith and her grandchildren, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1949?
    • Jenny Smith sits on a couch surrounded by her grandchildren. Jenny Smith was born in Russia and lived on the West Side of St. Paul. Her husband, a peddler, died at a young age and she raised nine children. She died in 1956 at the age of 94.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Jewish Sheltering Home, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Front exterior view of the Jewish Sheltering Home, also known as the Oak Park Home. Founded as a safe harbor for Jewish children unable to live with their families, the Minneapolis Jewish community paid for the structure and all of the care offered...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Joyce Oglansky playing in the snow, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • Joyce Oglansky sits in the snow wearing a coat, scarf and snow pants. The North Side neighborhood was a place where neighbors knew each other and would keep an eye on kids at play.
    • 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
    • Kids playing ping pong at the Jewish Educational Center Annex, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1940-09-19
    • Two boys play ping pong while a group of children look on. In 1936, the J. E. C. annexed an adjacent home to be used for children's groups and arts and crafts classes. The annex was closed in 1940 and activities shifted to Mt. Zion and Temple of...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Kids posing on a West Side Street, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • Likely members of the same family, these young people pose for a snapshot with their bicycle,on a hard-packed dirt street somewhere on the West Side of St. Paul.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Ladies Auxiliary of the West Side Hebrew Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1915
    • Members of the Ladies Auxiliary pose outside of the West Side Hebrew Institute for this photograph. The West Side Hebrew Institute was one of the two earliest schools in St. Paul teaching Hebrew to Jewish children. The building was located at the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Mothers spending a day at Sophie Wirth Camp in White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    • 1938
    • Sophie Wirth Camp provided immigrant Jewish children with summer recreational opportunities and a chance to leave the city behind. The same opportunity was available to their mothers, who were periodically invited to join campers for a day on...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • The Mankatonian, Volume 7, Issue 10, April 1898

    • 1898-04
    • The Mankatonian was a monthly magazine published by the students at the Mankato State Normal School from 1891-1913. It was published during the school year and a few summer sessions and included: summaries of school activities (sports, clubs,...
    • University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato
    • Concordia Society Monthly Meeting Minutes (1927), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1927
    • These Concordia Society monthly meeting minutes include committee and annual reports, also programs and newspaper clippings. The Concordia Society was a benevolent women's society organized October 17, 1901, at the Swedish Hospital of Minneapolis....
    • Hennepin Medical History Center
    • 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
    • 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
    • Residents of the Jewish Sheltering Home, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1934
    • Children of varying ages stand and sit in front of the Jewish Sheltering Home building. The adults in the photograph are Rose and Harry Feiler: they were administrators of the Home in the mid-1930s. The Sheltering Home was a community resource...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • St. Paul Hebrew Institute and Shelter Home, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1915
    • A view showing the front exterior of the building which housed the Saint Paul Hebrew Institute, and the Jewish Shelter Home. The Hebrew Institute was on the second floor, and served children of Orthodox families affiliated with several St. Paul...
    • 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

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