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    • 66th Annual B'nai Brith Banquet, Lowry Hotel, November 29, 1936, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1936
    • This photograph of attendees of the 66th Annual B'nai Brith banquet was taken at the Lowry Hotel in downtown St. Paul. B'nai Brith chapters were established in St. Paul in 1871 and Minneapolis in 1877. The organization was founded in the United...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1959?
    • A photograph showing the front exterior of Adath Jeshurun Synagogue. Adath Jeshurun was founded 1884. It joined together two groups of Jews--immigrants from Russia and Romania--that had settled on Minneapolis's South Side. The building in the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Aerial view of the Mount Sinai Hospital Women's Auxiliary Book Fair, Edina, Minnesota

    • 1970 - 1985
    • Aerial view of customers shopping amidst bookcases filled with books at the Mount Sinai Hospital Women's Auxiliary Book Fair, a fundraising event. Mount Sinai Hospital was built in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during the 1950s to address the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Aerial view of the Mount Sinai Hospital Women's Auxiliary Book Fair, Edina, Minnesota

    • 1970 - 1985
    • Aerial view of customers shopping amidst bookcases and a table filled with books at the Mount Sinai Hospital Women's Auxiliary Book Fair, a fundraising event. Mount Sinai Hospital was built in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during the 1950s to address...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Atlas of Cottonwood County Minnesota and the World, 1926

    • 1926
    • Hardcover book containing plat maps of the townships of Cottonwood County, Farmer's Directory, and advertising of the leading buinesses in the county. Also has maps of the United States and World in back.
    • Cottonwood County Historical Society
    • Bingo at Sholom Home, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1970 - 1980
    • Sholom Home residents sit and stand around a table for bingo hosted by Jewish War Veterans Minnesota Department. Sholom Home has enjoyed an over 100 year legacy in providing a broad continuum of residential, social service and health care services...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Candy Stripers escort a Mount Sinai Hospital patient down the hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1967
    • Two Candy Stripers escort a Mount Sinai Hospital patient wearing a bathrobe down the hall. Mount Sinai Hospital was built in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during the 1950s to address the discrimination Jewish doctors experienced admitting Jewish patients...
    • 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 front of a synagogue sign in support of Soviet Jews, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1987-03-07
    • Children in front of signage at Temple Israel alerting the public to the plight of Soviet Jews denied the opportunity of migrate to Israel. The local Jewish community sent hundreds of people to Washington D. C. for a rally that drew thousands 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
    • Standard Atlas, Blue Earth County, Minnesota

    • 1914
    • Full title reads, "Standard Atlas of Blue Earth County, Minnesota, including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county. Map of the state, United States and World. Patrons Directory, Reference Business Directory and...
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Standard Atlas of Grant County, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • Plat book of Grant County containing plats of all townships with owner's names, plats of county villages, also maps of the state, the United States and the world also an Outline Map of the county showing locations of townships, villages, roads,...
    • Grant County Historical Society
    • Congregation B'nai Abraham, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1922
    • View of the front exterior of Congregation B'nai Abraham, which occupied what was originally a Methodist church at the corners of 13th Avenue S. and 9th Street in Minneapolis. The Orthodox congregation was founded by Romanian Jews who settled in...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Congregation Sons of Jacob, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1922
    • View of the front exterior of the Sons of Jacob building was located at College and Wabasha in downtown St. Paul. The Orthodox congregation was organized in 1872 by Polish Jews, and was the second Jewish congregation incorporated in the state.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • David and Harry Silverman in their fruit peddling cart, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1920
    • A young boy stands on the horsedrawn cart holding a bell while a young man stands next to the cart holding a small crate. Many Jews were in the peddling business in the early part of the century. Items peddled included fruits and vegetables,...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • David Gantman with Torah scrolls, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • Butcher David Gantman rescued these Torah scrolls from a St. Paul synagogue (possibly the Sons of Moses) which burned to the ground. The Orthodox Sons of Moses congregation was largely composed of Russian and Romanian Jews, and worshipped in what...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Education for Democratic Living, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1953
    • Jewish organizations worked within the larger community to promote and educate about democratic values. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) focused on civil rights discrimination in the South, but also raised a national campaign to expose resort...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Elderly woman minds the Sholom Home gift shop, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1970 - 1980
    • An elderly woman stands behind the counter of the Sholom Home gift shop and visits with a standing female. Sholom Home has enjoyed an over 100 year legacy in providing a broad continuum of residential, social service and health care services...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Funeral of Rabbi Samuel Deinard, Temple Israel synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1921
    • View of the large crowd gathered outside for funeral of Rabbi Samuel Deinard facing Temple Israel synagogue at 24th Street and Emerson Avenue in Minneapolis. Rabbi Deinard died from a heart attack just as temple members were gathering for Yom...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Funeral of Rabbi Samuel Deinard, Temple Israel synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1921
    • View of the large crowd gathered outside for the funeral of Rabbi Samuel Deinard, facing 24th Street and Emerson Avenue at Temple Israel synagogue in Minneapolis. Rabbi Deinard died from a heart attack just as temple members were gathering for Yom...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Groundbreaking ceremony at the Temple of Aaron, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1970
    • Five gentleman hold shovels to the ground at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Temple of Aaron synagogue on September 20th, 1970. Listed on the back from left to right: Allen Freeman, Dick Smith, Louis Lipschutz, Max Bearman and Alan Levey. The...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Groundbreaking event for Menorah Plaza, Sholom Home, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota

    • 1981
    • A line up of Sholom Home advocates holding shovels and wearing helmets for groundbreaking event, Menorah Plaza, Sholom Home in Saint Louis Park. Menorah Plaza currently features 151 one and two bedroom apartment homes for the Jewish aging....
    • 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
    • Hadassah member collecting for the Jewish National Fund, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1951
    • Hadassah members met in small and large groups to socialize and to raise money for Israel. The pushke, or canister, in the picture, could be found in many, if not most Jewish homes in the 1950s and 1960s. The blue and white canisters with the...
    • 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
    • High Holiday services at Beth El Synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1951?
    • Three unidentified men read from the Torah during the High Holidays. High Holidays are observed during the ten day period between Day One: Roshashna, the Jewish New Year, and Day Ten, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. These two holy days are the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Standard Atlas of Cottonwood County Minnesota, 1909

    • 1909
    • Hardcover book containing maps of the villages, cities and townships of Cottonwood County; map of Minnesota, United States and World; Patrons Directory; Illustrations of local people and places; Reference Business Directory; Analysis of the System...
    • Cottonwood County Historical Society
    • Hold That Line, August 1, 1978, Pope County, Minnesota

    • 1978-08-01
    • The August 1, 1978, issue of Hold That Line reports on court proceedings, construction progress, protest actions, Alice Tripp gubernatorial campaign, learning from the American Indian Movement, George Houim campaign for Pope County Sheriff. Names...
    • Pope County Historical Society
    • Interior of the Boston Store, Hibbing, Minnesota

    • 1915
    • Four people stand in the aisles inside the Boston Store. Hibbing had a large Jewish population relative to the general population. Jews were active in civic life as well as Jewish community life. Jewish Iron Range families prospered during and...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

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