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    • Interview with Roz Baker (1923 - ), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1999-06-24
    • In this interview, Roz Baker (1923 - ) gives an account of her life as a Jewish native of Minneapolis. She relates her family background which includes an immigration story to the United States from Russia through Cypress in 1915. She describes her...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Leona Gordon and her niece, Anita, Ely, Minnesota

    • 1921?
    • In the picture, Leona (Isadore's sister-in-law) and her daughter Anita, are in the backyard of the Mike Gordon's Ely store: the steps in the background lead to the family home upstairs. Mrs. Rosenbloom, another Jewish Ely resident, is at the right...
    • 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
    • Modelevsky family grocery store, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1926
    • The Modelevsky family stand in their grocery store. The store was located at 559 Charles Street. Pictured left to right: Hilda Singer, Charles Modelevsky, Zelda Modelevsky.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Labovsky Family inside Labovsky Grocery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1929
    • The earliest Jewish neighborhood in Minneapolis was located around the Cedar-Riverside area, and gradually divided and moved Northwest and South. Labovsky's was located at 16th and Franklin Avenue. In the picture are Shifra and Nuchan Labovsky...
    • 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
    • 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
    • Several generations of the Kronick family, Hibbing, Minnesota

    • 1908
    • The Kronicks were close-knit family from the Iron Range. Several other Jewish Range families are represented in this photograph, including the Grais', Gordons, Garbers, and Londons.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Interview with Ada Rubenstein (1917 - ), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1984-09-18
    • Ada Rubenstein (1917 - ) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota; became involved with Jewish organizations at an early age and later took on several leadership positions. In this interview, the women discuss Rubenstein's career in community service and...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Interview with Ada Rubenstein (1917 - ), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1984-09-18
    • Ada Rubenstein (1917 - ) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota; became involved with Jewish organizations at an early age and later took on several leadership positions. In this interview, the women discuss Rubenstein's career in community service and...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Interview with Manual Ruder (1914 - ), St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 2002-09-12
    • In this interview, Manual (Mandy) Ruder (1914 - ) gives an account of his life as a Jewish Minnesotan. Special attention is afforded to his family background, including information about his Romanian and Zionist parents farming in Palestine, their...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Rockler Family Seder held at the Farband (Zionist) House,  Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938
    • The Rockler Family sits around two long dining tables during Seder. The National Jewish Workers Alliance, also known as the Farband, was an early North American Zionist group. It was the mutual aid society of the political party Poale Zion. ...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Interior of Kaplan's Store, Hector, Minnesota

    • 1925
    • A photograph showing the interior of a store. A long counter is on the left and other products a stacked on high shelves. In the photograph (left to right): Edna Leasman, Ike Kaplan, Esther Kaplan, Mrs. Charles Greenberg and Herb Kullberg. In 1927...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Interview with Sidney Lorber (1916 - ), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1987
    • In this interview, Sidney Lorber (1916 - ) discusses the life and work of his friend and associate, Minneapolis lawyer and community leader Amos Deinard (graduate, University School of Law and Harvard Law School, 1920s). Mr. Deinard gained...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Members of the Oreckovsky Family of Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1940?
    • The Oreckovsky family migrated to the United States from Russia the 1880s. The first-generation pioneers of the family--Joseph and Israel-- undertook the journey to Minnesota across Canada by foot, peddling clothes to rail- and mine-workers as...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Mains family portrait, Russia

    • 1890?
    • The Mains family were photographed in Russia before their move to the United states. Alexander Mains, seated at the far left, eventually settled in St Paul, where he married his wife Daisy and ran a successful shoe store.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Three generations of the Lipschultz family, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1929
    • The Lipschultz family sitting on a blanket outdoors. Frema Lipschultz is flanked by her two daughters, Rose (left) and Ruth (far right), and her two grandchildren, Harold and Maurice.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Football players in front of John Hay School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940
    • Photograph of a group of boys, wearing jackets and hats and holding a football. John Hay School was the elementary school for many Jewish families living on the North Side neighborhood from the 1920s through the 60s.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Cohen's grocery store, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1921
    • Fannie Cohen and her son Sidney (standing on chair) at Cohen's grocery store at 119 S. Wabasha Street in St. Paul. The store opened in 1920 and stayed in business into the 1940s.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Interview with Ken Tilsen, Judges and Lawyers Oral History Project, Hudson, Wisconsin

    • 2009-06-22
    • In this interview, Ken Tilsen gives a brief account of his life as a Jewish Minnesotan and lawyer, touching also on Minnesota politics. He was born in Leipzig, North Dakota, to parents of eastern European heritage. An account is given as to why...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Oreck family Seder, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1955?
    • Photograph of attendees of the Oreck family Seder. The hosts of this Seder were Ida and Arthur Oreck. Arthur Oreck is to the far right of the picture. The Oreck family settled in the Duluth area.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Silverman family Seder, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1949
    • The Silverman family arranged around the dining table during Seder. The Silverman family lived at 1459 Wellesley Avenue in St. Paul.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Celebration of Phillip Cohen's bris at the Cohen home, Eveleth, Minnesota

    • 1908
    • The picture includes several generations of Cohens, standing on a porch, including a set of Old-World-looking grandfathers. The mohel wears the tallis and kippa: he performed the ritual circumcision at the bris.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Malmon Motors staff picnic, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • The Malmon family owned and ran a successful Pontiac car dealership in St. Paul until the late 1970s. Joe Malmon and his wife Polly are seated at the far right; son Stanley sits below them; and son Howard is on the bottom row, one in from the...
    • 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
    • Portrait of Rabbi Nahum Schulman, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1967
    • Portrait of Rabbi Dr. Nahum Schulman, rabbi of Mikro Kodesh Synagogue. In 1949, Mikro Kodesh of Minneapolis, Minnesota was the largest orthodox synagogue in the Twin Cities. By the late 1960, due to Jewish families emigrating to the neighboring...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • 50th anniversary celebration for Rose and Sam Weisberg, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1942-02
    • 50th Anniversary Celebration for Rose and Simon Joseph Weisberg at the home of Dr. Louis and Florence Weisberg. Far left, white shirt, black tie-Dr. Edward Litin. Over his left shoulder is Frank Weisberg, son of Rose and Simon. To his left is Sam...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Wedding of Harold Smith and Micky Mains, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1943-07-04
    • The wedding took place close on the heels of the outbreak of World War II. The Smiths are standing under a chuppha, the traditional covered tent under which the married couple stand and exchange their vows.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Rabbi Joseph Hurvitz and his wife, Rebbetzin Rae Hurvitz, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1940?
    • Portrait photograph of Rabbi Joseph Hurvitz and his wife, Rebbetzin Rae Hurvitz. Known in his St. Paul Lowertown community as "Der Roiter Rov" (the Red Rabbi), Rabbi Hurvitz lead the Sons of Jacob and Adath Yeshurun congregations from the 1910s...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

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