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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 Synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • View showing the front exterior of the synagogue that was at the corner of 9th Street and 12th Avenue in South Minneapolis.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1960
    • Construction progress photo of Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota, showing structural framework of the synagogue building. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1960
    • Construction progress photo of Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota, showing structural framework of the synagogue building. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1960
    • Construction progress photo of Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota, showing structural framework of the synagogue building. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural 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
    • Beth David Synagogue dinner, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1940?
    • Members of the Beth David congregation sit and stand at long tables. Beth David was a small Orthodox congregation located at Clinton and Isabel in St. Paul.
    • 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
    • Beth El congregants at the synagogue for Tisha B'Av, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1951?
    • A group of men are sitting in pews and reading. The Ark is in the background. Tisha B'Av is a Jewish day of mourning and fasting. It literally denotes the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av. It commemorates tragedies that have befallen the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Beth El Synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1948-02-17
    • A view showing the front exterior of the Beth El Synagogue. The congregation was created in 1921 by younger members of the North Side community who were interested in establishing a Conservative presence on the North Side. They conducted Torah...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Celebration for Tifereth congrgants, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1951?
    • A celebration held at either Emanuel Cohen Center or the basement of Tifereth B'nai Jacob for Tifereth congregants. Tifereth B'nai Jacob was an Orthodox Shul that was also referred to by Northsider's as the "Elwood Shul." The congregation merged...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Chapel at Beth El Synagogue on Penn Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940?
    • Interior view of a darkened chapel at Beth El Synagogue with visible accent lighting. Ground for the first Beth El Synagogue was broken in 1925 and the building was completed in 1926.
    • 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 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
    • 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 Mikro Kodesh Synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • View of the front exterior of th Mikro Kodesh Synagogue. One of several North Side Orthodox congregations, Mikro Kodesh was founded as Anshei Russia (Men of Russia), but changed it's name to Mikro Kodesh (Holy Assembly) several years later. The...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Congregation of the Russian Brotherhood, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1890-12-10
    • A contract between the Russian Brotherhood synagogue and Joe Isololen regarding payment for congregation membership. Payment amounts are specified, and the congregant is assigned seat 35A in the synagogue building.
    • 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
    • Constitution and By-Laws of Agudas Achim Synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1919
    • The document is handwritten in Yiddish and describes the purpose of the organization and how the governing body and the congregation shall conduct business. The Agudas congregation was Orthodox, part of a small and diverse South Side community...
    • 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
    • Exterior of Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1954
    • Mt. Zion became the first Jewish congregation in Minnesota Territory, receiving its charter in 1857. The building in the photograph at 1300 Summit Avenue in St. Paul is the current home of the congregation. Designed by Eric Mendelsohn, the...
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Interview with Rabbi Bernard Raskas (1924 -2010), St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 2005-01
    • Rabbi Bernard Raskas (1924 - 2010), who led Temple of Aaron synagogue of St. Paul, Minnesota for 37 years, here gives a detailed account of his life and times as one of the most prominent leaders of the Twin Cities Jewish community. Highlights...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Interview with Rabbi Kassel Abelson, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1993-06-24
    • In this interview, Rabbi Kassel Abelson speaks of his life, times, and views regarding Judaism. Abelson spent over forty years as senior Rabbi at Beth El synagogue in North Minneapolis and later Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, serving as a leader in...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Jewish man sits amidst anti-Semitic graffiti at Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1978
    • A young Jewish man sits amidst anti-Semitic graffiti at Mount Zion Temple. Graffiti was found on windows, doors, walls and sidewalks at the synagogue. The vandalism took place in 1978 on the 40th anniversary of ""Crystal Night,"" Germany's campaign...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Jewish servicemen light a Menorah at a Hanukkah Party, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1950
    • Jewish servicemen light a Menorah at Hanukkah party given by the B'nai B'rith synagogue Women's War Service Committee, which was likely co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota chapter of Hillel.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Joseph Schanfield, congregation leader at Adath Jeshurun Synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Joseph Schanfield was born in Romania, and became successful in Minneapolis' booming turn of the century real estate and insurance markets. At 23, he became the head of the Adath Jeshurun congregation on Minneapolis's South Side. During his years...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

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