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    • 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
    • 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
    • View of Temple Israel synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1970-1980
    • Frontal view of Temple Israel synagogue. On Sept. 1, 1928, Temple Israel members attended the inaugural service of this new synagogue, designed by architect Jack Liebenberg. The Temple's pillared facade on Emerson Avenue, the site of the former...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • View of new addition to Temple Israel synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1987
    • Frontal view of a new addition to Temple Israel synagogue in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The addition was constructed in 1987 and added a new entrance on the parking lot, a 250 seat theater, meeting rooms, offices, and elevators to make the temple...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • View of Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1954
    • Side view facing West of Mount Zion Temple synagogue at 1300 Summit Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is one of the last projects designed by the internationally renowned Bauhaus architect Erich Mendelsohn, who incidentally died during its...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • United Synagogue Youth Regional Convention, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1958
    • A large group of young people sitting at a series of long tables in the Temple of Aaron in Saint Paul. United Synagogue Youth (USY) was founded in 1951 to promote living Jewishly to Jewish-American teens. Part educational and part service...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Interview with Ada Rubenstein (1917 - ), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1984-09-18
    • Ada Rubenstein (1917 - ) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota; became involved with Jewish organizations at an early age and later took on several leadership positions. In this interview, the women discuss Rubenstein's career in community service and...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Interview with Roz Baker (1923 - ), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1999-06-24
    • In this interview, Roz Baker (1923 - ) gives an account of her life as a Jewish native of Minneapolis. She relates her family background which includes an immigration story to the United States from Russia through Cypress in 1915. She describes her...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Interview with Ada Rubenstein (1917 - ), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1984-09-18
    • Ada Rubenstein (1917 - ) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota; became involved with Jewish organizations at an early age and later took on several leadership positions. In this interview, the women discuss Rubenstein's career in community service and...
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Temple Israel, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1959
    • A photograph showing the front exterior of Temple Israel. Temple Israel was founded as congregation Shaari Tov ("Gates of Goodness") in 1878. The building in the picture was designed by architect Jack Liebenberg, dedicated in 1929. The Temple's...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Teenagers attending a Mount Zion Temple teen outing, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1950 - 1960
    • Teenagers gather outside a bus while attending a Mount Zion Temple synagogue teen outing. At the time, Mount Zion was on the corner of Holly Avenue and Avon Street in St. Paul, Minnesota, which is likely the area this photograph was shot.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Portrait of Rabbi Nahum Schulman, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1967
    • Portrait of Rabbi Dr. Nahum Schulman, rabbi of Mikro Kodesh Synagogue. In 1949, Mikro Kodesh of Minneapolis, Minnesota was the largest orthodox synagogue in the Twin Cities. By the late 1960, due to Jewish families emigrating to the neighboring...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Portrait of Rabbi Levin, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1950 - 1960
    • Portrait of Rabbi S. I. Levin, who served the congregations Sharei Tzedek Synagogue and Sharei Chesed Synagogue of Minneapolis, Minnesota for more than 63 years. He was the highly respected dean of Minneapolis Orthodox rabbis until his death in...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Portrait of Rabbi Albert G. Minda, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1950 - 1963
    • Portrait of Rabbi Albert G. Minda, rabbi of Temple Israel Synagogue in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was a president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and a spiritual leader of Minneapolis Jews from 1922-1963. Additionally, he was...
    • 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
    • Focus Point (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 1997-08-27

    • 1997-08-27
    • Volume 4, Number 14, Issue 169. Focus Point was published and edited by Craig Lindahl-Urben. It included articles of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) communities of Minnesota, especially the Twin Cities of Minneapolis...
    • Quatrefoil Library

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