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    • 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
    • View of Bassett Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1911 - 1915
    • Frontal view of Bassett Place, Minneapolis' first Talmud Torah school, which was open from 1911-1915.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • An elementary classroom at the Talmud Torah in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1913
    • Children sitting at desks in a classroom. A line of children stands at the back of the class with chalk poised in hands, ready to write on the chalkboard. Mr. Elijah Avin was engaged as principal in 1911: he can be seen at the back of the room. 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
    • Members of the Ivria Club at the Como Park Conservatory, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1915
    • Photograph of members of the Ivria Club standing beneath a pergola at the Como Park Conservatory. Ivria Clubs were social clubs for young people dedicated to promoting Hebrew language and culture. This chapter was sponsored by the Minneapolis...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Students at the Moses Montefiore Hebrew School,  Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1916
    • A large gathering of students, sit on benched in a hall in Moses Montefiore Hebrew School. The Hebrew School was formally organized in 1905 and incorporated in 1908. The driving force behind the school was Mrs. Ida Cook, a Lithuanian immigrant. ...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Talmud Torah football team, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920
    • A portrait photograph of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah football team. The Talmud Torah attempted to engage young people not only through studies, but through social activities including sports. This stems in part from the early affiliation of the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Talmud Torah football team, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920
    • A portrait photograph of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah football team. When plans for the new Talmud Torah building were being formulated in the mid 1910s, there was a groundswell of support for a facility that would include not only classrooms, but...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Talmud Torah Alumni Athletic Club, football team, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920
    • Many graduates of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah stayed together socially after their Hebrew instruction was complete. Through participation in sports, men built social networks that served them in business and community activities. Activities were...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Residents of the Jewish Sheltering Home, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Children of varying ages sit on the steps outside of the Jewish Sheltering Home. An unidentified man and woman sit to either side of the children. The Sheltering Home was a community resource dedicated to providing a stable, Jewish environment for...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Talmud Torah students in classroom, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Photograph of young boys and girls in a classroom. Some children are sitting at desks and some are standing at the chalkboard with chalk in hand. The first Talmud Torah building was located on Fremont Avenue North and Eighth Street. The...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Elementary graduating class, Talmud Torah of Minneapolis,  Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1924
    • By 1924, when this photograph was taken, the Talmud Torah had moved to a new building space. The old building remained a community center, but the Hebrew school moved to the Emanuel Cohen Center. The school was also gaining national recognition at...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Talmud Torah Bet Midrash class, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1924
    • Photograph showing graduates of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah Bet Midrash class, wearing caps and gowns and holding a banner. The Class of 1924 was the first class to hold classes in the new Emanuel Cohen Center building. The Center was purchased...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Capitol City Hebrew School Hanukkah pageant, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1928
    • Students at the Capitol City Hebrew School portray the Maccabees for a Hanukkah tableau. Hanukkah commemorates the Maccabees victory over the Greek Syrians and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • 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
    • Jewish Sheltering Home, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Front exterior view of the Jewish Sheltering Home, also known as the Oak Park Home. Founded as a safe harbor for Jewish children unable to live with their families, the Minneapolis Jewish community paid for the structure and all of the care offered...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Talmud Torah students at the Talmud Torah building, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Talmud Torah schools offer primary and advanced education to Jewish students in Hebrew language and scripture; religious practices; and Talmudic commentaries. Talmud Torahs date back to the Renaissance, and were established in the United States in...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Talmud Torah faculty hosted by the Gymal Doled Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • Photograph of men and women sitting at a long table set with coffee cup and water glasses. The Gymal Doled Club was a Minneapolis "town club"--an alternative to a "country club"--that provided opportunities for socializing without the attendant...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Residents of the Jewish Sheltering Home, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1934
    • Children of varying ages stand and sit in front of the Jewish Sheltering Home building. The adults in the photograph are Rose and Harry Feiler: they were administrators of the Home in the mid-1930s. The Sheltering Home was a community resource...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Dr. George Gordon, Director of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1934-05-22
    • George Gordon began his life-long career as a Jewish educator at the first Hebrew Free School on Minneapolis's North Side, where as a twenty-year old, he helped teach the Hebrew alphabet to young students. He earned an M. D. degree in 1900, then...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Graduating class of the St. Paul Talmud Torah, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1935
    • Portrait photograph showing the young men and women of the graduating class from the Saint Paul Talmud Torah. Max Gordon, the director of the Talmud Torah, is seated at the center of the front row.
    • 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
    • Talmud Torah awards ceremony, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938-04-19
    • Student award winners (left to right): Arnold Lifson, Joseph Brooks Memorial Award; Lorraine Phillips, Hannah Goldblum Prize; Harriet Lifson, Nathan Weisberg Prize.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Talmud Torah of Minneapolis, High School graduating class, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1941-04
    • Dr. George Gordon, founder and driving force behind the Minneapolis Talmud Torah is in the center, front row. Dr. Gordon introduced modern teaching methods, grades, and a rigorous curriculum to Hebrew instruction, and remained administratively...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Graduation class of the St. Paul Hebrew Institute, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • A photograph showing members of the graduating class in caps and gowns. St. Paul differed from Minneapolis in that it supported two Hebrew schools rather than one centralized school. The Hebrew Institute and the Capitol City Hebrew School...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • George Kaplan Hebrew Seminary Pre-School class, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • A class picture of the pre-school students and teachers at George Kaplan Hebrew Seminary. The Seminary was founded in 1944 in St. Paul as a branch of the Hebrew Institute. It was intended to meet the needs of Conservative families on the West Side...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Graduating pre-School class at the George Kaplan Hebrew Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • The George Kaplan Hebrew Seminary was founded in 1944 in St. Paul as a branch of the Hebrew Institute. It was intended to meet the needs of Conservative families on the West Side of St. Paul. The school building was located on Summit Avenue in St....
    • 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
    • Minneapolis Talmud Torah Bar Mitzvah class, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1946
    • Photograph showing the young men of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah Bar Mitzvah class. Bar Mitzvahs celebrate the coming of age at 13 of Jewish boys. At this age, young men become obligated to observe scripture. They may also lead prayer services...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Children at the George Kaplan Hebrew Seminary Nursery School, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1948
    • The children in the photograph are dressed up to represent the Royal Court at the St. Paul Winter Carnival. The photograph was taken in the basement of the George Kaplan Hebrew Seminary building at 1464 Summit Avenue in St. Paul.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Commencement of the 1948 Talmud Torah class, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1948-04
    • Photograph of students seated on a stage at North High School, for the commencement ceremony of the Talmud Torah class. The picture was taken in the auditorium at Minneapolis North High school where many, if not most, of the Talmud Torah students...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hebrew School graduates in front of the Emanuel Cohen Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1949
    • Graduates and instructors stand arranged on the steps of the Emanuel Cohen Center. The Emanuel Cohen Center provided recreation space and social services to the North Minneapolis community. The Center was named for Emanuel Cohen, an attorney and...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • 1954 graduating class, Minneapolis Talmud Torah, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1954
    • Portrait photograph of the young men and women in the graduating class of 1954, from the Minneapolis Talmud Torah. Most of the young people in the photo are about 13, the age at which they would participate in their bar or bat mitzvah.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Talmud Torah of Minneapolis, Ladies Auxiliary, Minnesota

    • 1955
    • Founded in 1911, the Ladies Auxiliary raised money for a variety Talmud Torah related functions by sponsoring dances and food and rummage sales. An early outcome of providing women with a role in Jewish education was a fortification of both Jewish...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • 50th anniversary celebration of the Duluth Talmud Torah, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1955
    • Men and women sit at rows of long tables for anniversary celebration of the Duluth Talmud Torah. The Duluth Jewish community at its height in the 1930s numbered about 4,000. Duluth's profile mirrored that of larger cities to the south, including a...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • St. Paul Talmud Torah Nursery School graduation, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1956
    • Three boys, wearing caps and capes, hold a microphone on stage, during the commencement ceremony of the nursery school graduation. The St. Paul Talmud Torah was created in 1956 through the merger of several different Jewish education institutions...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • St. Paul Talmud Torah graduation ceremony, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1956
    • Group arranged outside the front of the Saint Paul Talmud Torah school for the first year preschool graduation at the new George Kaplan Talmud Torah building.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • St. Paul Talmud Torah Nursery School graduation, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1963
    • Children of the graduating class of the Saint Paul Talmud Torah nursery school, wearing caps and hand-made costume. The St. Paul Talmud Torah was created in 1956 through the merger of several different Jewish education institutions as a beneficiary...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

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