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    • 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
    • Neighborhood House Sewing  Club, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1911
    • Photograph of a woman using a measuring tape to measure the length of a skirt on Ida Blehart. Neighborhood House was founded by the Hebrew Ladies Benevolent Society. Neighborhood House was founded primarily to provide recreational, educational and...
    • 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
    • Young women members of the Sunshine Club in Virginia, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • The Sunshine Club of Virginia was a young women's service and social club. The club's Americanized name suggests the second generation's disposition to claim their American identity: first generation organization names would have likely been...
    • 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 costume party, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1920
    • Portrait photograph of a large group of Hadassah members in costume. Founded in 1912, Hadassah is the second-oldest independent Jewish women's organization in the United States. Hadassah draws on both the ideology of Zionism and on women's sense...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Beth El Bazaar Queens, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Queens from three Beth El fundraisers posed for this photograph, including Mrs. Louis Rubenstein on the left. The woman selling the greatest number of tickets to the event was named Queen.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Fannie S. Cohen, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Fannie Cohen wearing a white pharmacist's coat and standing amongst shelves of medicines. Fannie Cohen was one of the first women to graduate from the University of Minnesota Pharmacy School. She was born in 1901 to Romanian immigrant parents, and...
    • 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
    • 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
    • Purim party put on by Beher Cholem Women's Aid Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1932
    • Purim is a time for acting out and speaking up. The women of Kenesseth Israel's auxiliary did just that, appropriating men's garb, including a tallis (prayer shawl) and a cigarette to declare a minute of breaking away from accepted roles and...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Junior Hadassah Manless Cabaret, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1932
    • Participants in the Junior Hadassah Manless Cabaret, in costume, pose in the Spaulding Hotel Ballroom.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Portrait of Ida B. Cook, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1933
    • Portrait photograph of Ida Cook sitting in a chair. The Cook family, headed by Rabbi Isaac Cook and his wife Ida, arrived in Duluth in the 1880s from Lithuania. They organized minyans and their home served as a welcoming center for new immigrants...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Aurora Athletic Club girls basketball team, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1933
    • The Aurora Club for Young Women was sponsored by the Emanuel Cohen Center on Minneapolis's North Side. The club provided recreational and social opportunities for young Jewish women in the neighborhood.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Jewish Mothers Club fifteenth anniversary banquet in St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1934-06
    • The Jewish Mothers Club was organized through the Central Community Center in St. Paul. It provided an opportunity for Jewish women, many of them immigrants, to socialize together.
    • 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
    • Four generations of Jewish women, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1937
    • The women in the picture are, left to right: Eleanor Laurie, baby; Arlene Bomberg, mother, Alyce Bomberg; and Jenny Smith.
    • 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
    • Founders of Pioneer Women (Na'amat), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938
    • The founders of Pioneer Women, posed outdoors for this photograph. Pioneer Women was an international group of Labor-Zionist women who made Aaliyah to Palestine during the 1920s. They came with a feminist agenda, to be full partners in the...
    • 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
    • Swimmers at Sophie Worth Camp, White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    • 1939
    • Swimmers playing in the water at Sophie Wirth Camp in White Bear Lake. 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
    • Jewish Education Center Women's Auxiliary, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1940?
    • Women's auxiliaries always played the key role in planning and staffing fundraising events. This publicity photograph shows many of the St. Paul women who had ongoing involvement supporting the J. E. C. programming.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Board of B'nai Brith Women, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1944
    • Photograph showing members of the Minneapolis Board of B'nai Brith Women posed outdoors. B'nai Brith Women was an international charitable organization founded in 1909 to give women a voice in B'nai Brith.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Talmud Torah alumnae at a convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey

    • 1945?
    • These young women were Midwest Talmud Torah chapter presidents at the annual convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. From left to right, Lila Labovitz, Fanny Miller, Sarah Levitman; Beryl Bearman, Sarah Ritzner, and Libby Kramer.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah women fundraising, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1946
    • This fundraiser was held in 1946, and featured a discussion of "Blueprints for the Future", the organization's planned expansion of medical services in Israel. Pictured left to right: Mrs. George Stillman, Mrs. Edward Sokol; and Mrs. Marshall...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah women teaching girls, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1946
    • The photograph depicts sewing instruction for young girls and women that Hadassah sponsored. Items sewed in-home were sent to Palestine. Pictured (left to right): Florence Kunin, Jacqueline Kunin, Myra Joy Golden, Betty Golden.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah members collecting linens to send to Palestine, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1946-04
    • This photo features, from left to right: Mrs. Hy Berkman, Mrs. Joseph Stern and Wendy Heller gathering sheets and clothing to be sent to clinics and schools in Palestine. Founded in 1912, Hadassah is the second-oldest independent Jewish women's...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah Women at convention,  Atlantic City, New Jersey

    • 1948
    • From left to right: NA, Florence Kunin, NA, Sis Marks, Mary Lebedoff, NA, Fanny Brudney, Sadie Shapiro. Hadassah is the Women's Zionist organization of America. It was founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold. Hadassah is dedicated to supporting Israel...
    • 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
    • Hadassah Camp Association group, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1948-10-10
    • Photograph of members of the Hadassah Camp Association group. Pictured from left to right are: Gary Cohn, Evelyn Rosen, George Pacanowski, and Etta Fae Kozberg.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Rachel Bella Calof, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1949
    • Photograph of Rachel Calog sitting in a chair. Rachel Bella Calof is the author of "My Story", an autobiographical account to her marriage to Abraham Calof and their efforts to homestead and raise a family on the plains of North Dakota at the turn...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Shabbat dinner table setting, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1949-03-21
    • Mt. Zion Women's Sisterhood members looking at a Shabbat dinner table setting. The women in the picture were publicizing the concept of the "Jewish Home Beautiful", which emphasized decorating the home, specifically the table settling, for each...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Conference of Jewish Women, Minnesota

    • 194?
    • The context of the display is unknown. However, the two women in the photo are Mrs. Arthur Horwitz (left) and Mrs. H. Z. Mendow (right). Note the photos in the background display featuring prominent Minneapolis Jewish leaders, including Rabbi...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Jewish War Veteran's Auxiliary #166, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1950
    • Women in the Auxiliary were married to veterans who served in the U. S. military. The women fundraised and socialized together.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Sylvia Borken at the family store in North Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1950
    • Sylvia Borken stands at the produce counter of Knox Market, which was located at Knox and Plymouth Avenues in Minneapolis. Many small Jewish family-owned and run grocery stored served the North Side neighborhood. Small business ownership was an...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • B'nai Brith Women Bowlers, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1950
    • Sans their bowling shoes, these members of B'nai B'rith women's bowling league proudly display their hardware. Left to right: Sally Orenstein, Mary Effress, Ethel Frank, Rae Davis, Jessie Swatez, Kathy Sigel.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

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