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    • Zimrah Choral Group, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1947
    • Portrait photograph of the men and women belonging to the Zimrah Choral Group.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Young women snapping beans at Hachsharah farm in Anoka, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • Four young women sit at a picnic table and snap beans. "Hachsharah" means "training" or "preparation" in Hebrew. Hachsharah were training farms for Jews who wished to settle in Palestine and become citizens. Harchsharah farms were located...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Young women members of the Sunshine Club in Virginia, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • The Sunshine Club of Virginia was a young women's service and social club. The club's Americanized name suggests the second generation's disposition to claim their American identity: first generation organization names would have likely been...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Young peoples gathering  in Stillwater, Minnesota

    • 1947-02-11
    • Young men and women, from various Jewish fraternities and sororities, at a winter social gathering at the White Pine Inn in Stillwater.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Young men's basketball team at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1940?
    • A group of young men in basketball uniforms stand with their coach for this photograph. The programming arm of the J. E. C., known as the Jewish Center Activities Association, oversaw social and recreational activities at the Center.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Young members of the first class at Torah Academy, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • Torah Academy was founded in 1945 on the North Side of Minneapolis. The school serves children K-8 and provides instruction in both Hebrew studies and traditional academic areas. The children in the picture include, left to right, Renee and Rita...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Young man peeling potatoes at the Hachsharah farm, Anoka, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • A young man sits in a chair peeling potatoes while another man looks on. "Hachsharah" means "training" or "preparation" in Hebrew. Hachsharah were training farms for Jews who wished to settle in Palestine and become citizens. Harchsharah farms...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Young Judea Trailblazers basketball team, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940
    • Young Judea Trailblazers were just one of several teams that participated in Minneapolis community inter-league play. Pictured are: Shel Stryker, Al Vorspan, Bud Helper, Ed Firestone, Irv Pinsky, Rueb Kaplan, Marsh Drucker.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Young Judea Auxiliary, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1915
    • Women of the Young Judea Auxiliary gathered around a table. Young Judea was founded in the United States in 1909 to generate support for Zionism among young American Jews.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Young girls with a doll and buggy parade, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1938
    • A group of young girls lined up with their dolls and buggies for the big Center Day parade at the Jewish Education Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Wreckage of the Pleiades, Oltmsted County, Minnesota

    • 1937-07-18
    • A group of local sight seers and souvenir hunters are gathered around the wreckage of the Pleiades, the gondola used by Dr. Jean Piccard during his flight. The gondola quickly burned after a fire was caused by burning excelsior ignited by the TNT...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Workers sharpening an axe at the Hachsharah in Anoka, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • Three unidentified men stand sharpening an axe. "Hachsharah" means "training" or "preparation" in Hebrew. Hachsharah were training farms for Jews who wished to settle in Palestine and become citizens. Harchsharah farms were located throughout...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Workers going out on delivery at the Goldish Fish Company in Two Harbors, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Two unidentified men in automobiles loaded with crates. A third unidentified individual stands behind them. The Goldishes were one of a small number of Jewish families who lived and worked along the North Shore in the commercial fishing industry....
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Workers at a laundry shop, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1919
    • Men and women working in a laundry shop. Clayton Ostrin owned and managed a laundry business in North Minneapolis. Note the wooden steam pressing machines on the right of the picture.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Workers at a hat factory, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • A photograph showing workers on the production floor of a hat factory. Many immigrants were employed in the textile and clothing manufacturing business.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Women working on the Mount Sinai Book Fair, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1951
    • The Book Fair, like the Mount Sinai Ball, was a defining Auxiliary fundraiser. Hundreds of volunteers worked year-round on the sale. Books for the sale were donated by individuals, organizations and department stores. The sale itself was held at...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Women and children on an outing, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1919?
    • A group of women and children arranged in and around an automobile. This photograph is notable for the fact that there is a woman in the driver's seat.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Woman in her back yard, North Side, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • An unidentified woman sits in her backyard surrounded by chickens. An unidentified man stands on a ramp next to large crates in the background. The boxes are likely for salvage. Chickens were kept in the yard to help feed the family.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Winter Carnival portrait, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1941
    • Edith Marofsky and niece Beattie Marofsky at the Winter Carnival in Como Park in St. Paul. Edith is wearing a drum & bugle corps uniform manufactured by H. Harris Co., one of several Jewish-owned clothing manufacturing businesses in St. Paul.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Windsor Hotel, Frazee, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • Outside view of the Windsor Hotel in Frazee, Minnesota. There are many people sitting and standing on the lower and upper porch.
    • Becker County Historical Society
    • Whitney Airport, St. Cloud, Minnesota

    • 1947
    • St. Cloud airport. The Whitney Senior and Recreation Center( in 2010) is upper left in the photo and the Mississippi River and St. Cloud Hospital are at the top.
    • Stearns History Museum
    • West Side home, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1935
    • At the time the photo was taken, the Rutchick family lived in this two-story clapboard building.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • West channel near Boom Island, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1901-09-16
    • View of the west channel of the Mississippi River near the upper end of Boom Island where the channel has been filled in. A person is standing next to an old boom pier where the river once went.
    • Hennepin History Museum
    • Weekend for singles sponsored by the Emanuel Cohen Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1949
    • Men and women stand outside in discussion. Among the many services available through the ECC; events were organized for young people, affording them an opportunity to meet and mingle, as well as a chance to leave the city behind for the weekend.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Wedding of Harold Smith and Micky Mains, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1943-07-04
    • The wedding took place close on the heels of the outbreak of World War II. The Smiths are standing under a chuppha, the traditional covered tent under which the married couple stand and exchange their vows.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Waiting to go to summer camp, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1940
    • Boys leaning againt an automobile while another boy leans out of the window behind them. These boys are enrolled in "Stay At Home Camp" a successful summer camping program that allowed St. Paul kids to engage in camp activities in the Hill...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Wagon with Weinberg Department Store logo on the cab, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • Horses pull a wagon down a street in Minneapolis. Raphael Weinberg and his son Ben owned Weinberg's Department store, located on Central Avenue in North Minneapolis. Weinberg's five daughters also worked in the store.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

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