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  Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
 Resource Type: Photograph
 Language: English
[1921 Ahavath Sholom's First Confirmation Class]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117182/
[B'nai B'rith Youth District Convention]
Photograph of the teenagers at a 1956 B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) district convention n Montgomery, Alabama. The conclave was at Huntingdon College. The male wing of the organization is called Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), and the female wing is called B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG). Text at the bottom of the photograph says, "BBYO District 7 Convention, Huntington College June 5-10, 1956 Montgomery, Ala." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117199/
[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1932]
Copy photograph of the 1932 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are eleven girls in white dresses, holding bouquets and standing in a line on a platform. Their teacher, Jennie Moses (Winkler), and Rabbi Philip Graubart are standing in front of them. The students are Sylvia Engler (Roberts), Jesonda Gilbert (Fox), Sadye Maye Carshon (Garsek), Bessie Resnick, Lillian Rose Rabinowitz (Rosenthal), Rebecca Laves, Pearl Paul, Gussie Kruger, Dorothy Dworkin (Glazer), Sarah Weisblatt (Kragen), and Rhoda Kershner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404814/
[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1956]
Photograph of the 1956 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are six girls in white robes and five boys in dark robes and bow ties. Rabbi Isadore Garsek and Cantor A. Friedman stand in the back row. The students are Sandra Leona Berkowitz, Elaine Schwartz, Linda Ellen Grenadier, Frances Jay Friedman, Maxine Stein, Janet Marilyn Siegel, Harry David Pila, Harry Sherwin Bailin, Morton Alan Levenson, Alvin Daiches, and Cordell Green. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404832/
[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1957]
Copy photograph of the 1957 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are seven girls in white robes and fourteen boys in dark robes and bow ties. Rabbi Isadore Garsek stands in the back center with them. The students are Cheryl Leff, Sylvia Lynn Cooles, Jeanie Labovitz, Debbie Brachman, Charlsa Sarvis, Jerilyn Cohen, Davida Rae Applebaum, Paul Weisblatt, David Garsek, Allen Hendelman, Marvin Tills, Bobby Rashti, Marshall Kragen, Jack Rubin, Allen Grenadier, Jack Marks, Michail Ben Cohen, Michael Carter, Louis Siegel, Allen Schuster, and Donald Stanley. They are pictured on the bimah (alter) of the synagogue. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404844/
[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1960]
Photograph of the 1960 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are four girls in white robes and six boys in black robes with bow ties. Rabbi Isadore Garsek stands in the center of the back row with them. The students are Carol Shannahoff, Laurel Beth Kimbrell, Annetta Lichtman, Marsha Berger, Sidney Cohen, Stanley Spigel, Marvin Meinstein, Gay Coplin, Larry Daiches, and Ivan Beckhoff. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404835/
[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1962]
Photograph of the 1962 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are eleven girls in white robes and six boys in black robes and bow ties. Rabbi Isadore Garsek stands with them at the center in the back row wearing a tallis (prayer shawl). The students are Barbara Carol Tills, Ellen Beth Victor, Veronica Doskal, Rita Jean Battat, Carol Anne Cohen, Rosalyn Katz, Rochelle D. Berliner, Lana Laves, Pamela Rose Seigel, Vivian Levine, Dee Ann Stanley, Jerry Allen Paul, Stuart Schuster, Harry Saginaw, Harold Eisenman, Bernard White, and Darryl Rotenberg. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404825/
[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1967]
Photograph of the 1967 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are five girls wearing white robes and ten boys wearing dark robes with bow ties standing on the bimah (alter). Rabbi Isadore Garsek stands with the students at the far right of the third row. Cantor Shimon Berris stands with the students at the far left of the second row. The students are Ann Schwartz, Linda Fleischmann, Shelly Goldberg, Terry Katzman, Kathy Lewis, Stanley Cohen, Irwin Blum, Allan Rosenthal, Ricky Cooper, Sheldon Jacobson, Kenneth Luskey, Howard Katz, Gary Leva, Allen Hamill, and Sidney Golden. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404813/
[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1968]
Photograph of the 1968 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are seven girls wearing white robes and six boys wearing dark robes with bow ties. Rabbi Isadore Garsek stands at the far right in the first row, while Cantor Shimon Berris stands at the far left of the first row. The students are Barbi Garsek, Ava Fleischmann, Debbie Goodwin, Judith Beckoff, Linda Rice, Rene Moses, Lynn Fishbein, Mark Lidell, Henry Wolff, Tommy Sankary, Thomas Paul, Murray Cohen, and Steve Robinson. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404817/
[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1971]
Photograph of the 1971 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are twelve girls wearing white robes and nine boys wearing dark robes with bow ties standing on steps. Rabbi Isadore Garsek stands with the students in the center of the back row. The students are Paul Solomon, Janice Rubin, Stephanie Kahn, Holly Berkowitz, Jan Schumer, Jackie Schumer, Madelyn Singer, Ruth Fischbein, Cheryl Blum, Brian Kimmel, Ira Goldstein, Elaine Bergolofsky, Carol Luskey, Stephanie Rocher, Janet Myers, Mark Rosenman, David Rosen, Alan Rubin, Allen Eisenman, Harry Tabor, and Bruce Roseman. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404848/
[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1973]
Color photograph of the 1973 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are nine girls wearing white robes and six boys wearing black robes with bow ties. Cantor Murray Neiman, Rabbi Isadore Garsek, and Elliot Garsek stand in the center of the back row. The rabbi and cantor each wear a tallis (prayer shawl). The students are Robin Levine, Gayle Gerrick, Hilda Adelson, Linda Rubin, Paula Rosen, Marsha Ann Weinberg, Betsy Rosenthal, Elisa Kaplan, Judy Weinberg, Larry Rosen, David James Cody, Mark Goldstein, Sandy Kreisberg, David Hecht, and Daniel Jonathan Cohen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404849/
[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1987]
Color photograph of the 1987 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are four boys wearing white robes and ties standing on the bimah (alter). Rabbi Jack Izakson stands at the center of the back row. The students are Kenneth Persky, Jacob Corbin, Greg Moritz, and Scott Schuster. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404833/
[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1993]
Photograph of the 1993 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. Rabbi Sidney Zimelman is seated with the students in an informal setting. The students are Audra Hochster, Matt Schuster, Aaron Malofsky, Robert Weinberg, Jonathan Gratch, Samuel Stone, Julie Daiches, and Rebecca Rome. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404818/
[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1997]
Color photograph of the 1997 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are three girls wearing white robes and five boys wearing white robes and ties on the bimah (alter). Their teacher, Judy Grossbard, and Rabbi Sidney Zimelman are standing with them. The students are Terry Schuster, Stephanie Berlin, Bo Miller, Darcy Labovitz, Brian Toobin, Eric Schuster, Ryan Howard, and Daryl Goldberg. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404843/
[Portrait of Alvin Rubin]
Photograph of Lieutenant Alvin Rubin, an Air Force pilot from Fort Worth, Texas. He is pictured from the chest up, wearing his uniform. Rubin was killed in an plane crash over Dakar, French Africa on March 15, 1944. A graduate of Paschal High, he was a past chapter president of AZA, the B'nai B'rith youth group for boys. Fort Worth's Rubin-Gilbert AZA chapter is named after him and Pvt. Harold Gilbert, who also died in the war. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117213/