[1921 Ahavath Sholom's First Confirmation Class]

Description:

In 1921, Fort Worth’s Congregation Ahavath Sholom introduced the rite of Confirmation, the graduation from religious school that coincides with the Jewish holiday Shavuos when Moses received the Ten Commandments. This picture shows the twelve, 14-year-old girls in the Confirmation class wearing white dresses, holding flowers and certificates rolled up like scrolls. The students are seated in two rows and are identified as:

Row 1: Lena Shosid (Cooles), Fannie Herman, unidentified, Hannah Byrens, Bess Lipshitz (Cohen), unidentified
Row 2: Sarah Shosid (Bloomberg), unidentified, unidentified, Leah Goldstein (Gerson), unidentified, unidentified
An article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram of June 3, 1921, named each confirmand and also listed Dorothy Cohen, Rose Weinstein, Bertha Mosier, Ida Mosier, Edna Lipshy, and Esther Ablon. Each confirmand addressed the congregation. They completed a course of study in Jewish history, religion and literature.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth
Creation Date: 1921~  
Partner(s):
Fort Worth Jewish Archives
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2010
Usage:
Total Uses: 94
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1921~
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1926~  
Description:

In 1921, Fort Worth’s Congregation Ahavath Sholom introduced the rite of Confirmation, the graduation from religious school that coincides with the Jewish holiday Shavuos when Moses received the Ten Commandments. This picture shows the twelve, 14-year-old girls in the Confirmation class wearing white dresses, holding flowers and certificates rolled up like scrolls. The students are seated in two rows and are identified as:

Row 1: Lena Shosid (Cooles), Fannie Herman, unidentified, Hannah Byrens, Bess Lipshitz (Cohen), unidentified
Row 2: Sarah Shosid (Bloomberg), unidentified, unidentified, Leah Goldstein (Gerson), unidentified, unidentified
An article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram of June 3, 1921, named each confirmand and also listed Dorothy Cohen, Rose Weinstein, Bertha Mosier, Ida Mosier, Edna Lipshy, and Esther Ablon. Each confirmand addressed the congregation. They completed a course of study in Jewish history, religion and literature.

Note:

Additional background about this photograph: Fort Worth’s Congregation Ahavath Sholom first instituted the rite of Confirmation in the mid-1920s; it is a graduation from religious school that coincides with the spring holiday of Shavuos when Moses received the Ten Commandments.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 27 cm.

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Keyword(s): Jewish communities | Ahavath Sholom | confirmation | students
Partner:
Fort Worth Jewish Archives
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2010
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: FWJA-CONF-000-1920s-pix
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth117182
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image