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    • Temple Israel, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1890
    • A photograph of the front exterior of the Temple Israel synagogue. The Temple Israel Congregation was incorporated as Congregation Shaarei Tov in 1879. This building occupied 501-503 10th Street South in Minneapolis.
    • 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
    • Portrait of Moritz Kafka, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1890?
    • Kafka became Sexton (custodian) of Temple Mount Zion in 1874. He was responsible for the care of the Temple, keeping the heat on, collecting contributions, and carrying out the directives of the congregation president. Whether the pay for his...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Synagogue of Congregation Kenesseth Israel, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • View showing the front exterior of the Synagogue Kenesseth Israel. Kenesseth Israel was formed sometime in the late 19th century from the combined congregations of Ohel Jacob and Beth Midrash Hagodol on Minneapolis's North Side. The congregation...
    • 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
    • View of the third Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1903
    • Frontal view of the third Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul, Minnesota, located at Holly Avenue and Avon Street, designed in the classical style. This was the location prior to the fourth and current Mount Zion on Summit Avenue, designed in the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Members of the Adas Israel Synagogue, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1914
    • Adas Israel was formed in the 1890s by members of the Moses Montefiore congregation, an earlier Orthodox congregation comprised of Lithuanian Jews. By the turn of the century, there were close to 1,500 Jews living in Duluth, most of who were...
    • 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
    • View of the first Temple of Aaron, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1916
    • Frontal view of the original Temple of Aaron synagogue on the corner of Ashland Avenue and Avon Street in St. Paul, Minnesota. This building was completed in 1916 under Rabbi Arthur Ginzler and was destroyed by fire in 1951.
    • 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
    • Members of Adas Israel, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1919
    • The men are assembled on the bimah (the stage or platform in front of the Ark containing the Torah scrolls) of Adas (literally, "congregation") Israel.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Sumner District Business Map, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1923 - 1924
    • Map of neighborhoods around Sumner Community Library in Minneapolis showing local businesses and houses of worship.
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Students at the West Side Hebrew Institute, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1929
    • A photograph of four boys sitting at a desk while a fifth stands behind a podium. Orthodox synagogues on the west side of St. Paul jointly founded the St. Paul Hebrew Institute in 1911.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • David Scheinberg at his grocery store in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • David Scheinberg was the proprietor of a grocery store on Minneapolis' South Side. The South Side had fewer Jewish households than the North Side, and included more immigrants from Romania, whereas the North Side had more from Russia, Poland and...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Sam Wiener and his family at his Bar Mitzvah party in St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • Friends and family raise a glass, at Sam Weiner's Bar Mitzvah. Bar Mitzvah literally means "Son of the Commandments." It refers to the boy (or with a Bat Mitzvah, girl) who comes of age at 13. it also refers to the ceremony celebrating the young...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun Young People's League, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1937
    • Members of the Adath Jeshurun Young People's League posing for a cast photo of their production, "Headin' South." Youth organizations in synagogues offered opportunities for socializing and other types of group activities. Adath Jeshurun's youth...
    • 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
    • Temple of Aaron congregants sing together, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1950
    • A group of Temple of Aaron congregants sing together before a director and KSTP microphone. Directing in front is Arthur Paymar. Holding the sheet music is Cantor Ben Nosowsky. Row 1: Adeline Tenzer Garber Fremland, Sylvia Butwinick, Alice Adelman...
    • 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 workers with sign referring to the concrete pile-driving work. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties,...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1960
    • View of unidentified group outside on lawn. Possibly future construction site of temple, Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ground-breaking ceremony? Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1960
    • View of unidentified men standing outside. Possibly future construction site of Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200 theaters,...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1960
    • View of unidentified group outside on lawn. Possibly future construction site of temple, Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ground-breaking ceremony?Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial...
    • 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

    • 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. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200 theaters, and many churches and synagogues in the Upper...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1960
    • Construction progress photo of Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200 theaters, and many churches and synagogues in the Upper...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1960
    • Construction progress photo of Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota, showing workers with sign referring to the concrete pile-driving work. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties,...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

    • 1940 - 1960
    • Construction progress photo showing nearly-completed facade of Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200 theaters, and many churches...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1960
    • Construction progress photo showing columns and partial facade of Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200 theaters, and many...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1960
    • Garden or courtyard wall at Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200 theaters, and many churches and synagogues in the Upper Midwest.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1960
    • View of interior wall in Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200 theaters, and many churches and synagogues in the Upper Midwest.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1960
    • View of interior wall and furniture in Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200 theaters, and many churches and synagogues in the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1960
    • View of interior wall and office in Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200 theaters, and many churches and synagogues in the Upper...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural 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
    • Tifereth B'nai Jacob congregants in the Social Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940?
    • Men and women seated at long tables, set with food and drink. Tifereth B'nai Jacob was referred to as the "Elwood Shul" because of it's location on Elwood Avenue. There was a striking concentration of Jewish community life around the Elwood Shul,...
    • 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
    • Slovack Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1942
    • Exterior, rear wall of the Slovack (Slovak) Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200 theaters, and many churches and synagogues in...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Slovack Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1942
    • Exterior, rear wall of the Slovack (Slovak) Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200 theaters, and many churches and synagogues in...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Slovack Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1942
    • View of a rear corner wall of the Slovack (Slovak) Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969) designed private residences, commercial properties, including over 200 theaters, and many churches and...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives

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