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[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, 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, 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/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1983]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1983 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404819/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1989]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1989 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404816/
[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/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1991]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1991 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404815/
[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, 1949]
Photograph of the 1949 confirmation class of at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are four girls in white dresses, holding bouquets and standing in a line. One boy stands at the center in the front row in a dark suit and tie. The teachers, Helen Levenson and Charlotte Siegel, and Rabbi Charles Blumenthal and Rabbi Isadore Garsek are standing behind them. The group is posed on the bimah (altar) at the synagogue. The students are Sandra Zaetler, Pearl Katz, David Rubin, Barbara Walensky, and Lillian Sankary. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404822/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1981]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1981 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404821/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1970]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1970 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404827/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1990]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1990 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404820/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1998]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1998 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404828/
[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Certificate, 1934]
A certificate of confirmation presented to Fay Rosenthal of the 1934 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. The certificate is signed by congregation Vice President L. F. Shanblum, Secretary Irving Klotzman, and Rabbi Philip Graubart. The confirmation class motto reads, "An Exalted Jewish Womanhood." The certificate has a gold seal with blue and white ribbons on it. At the top of the certificate, there is a picture of the Ten Commandments tablets. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404824/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1984]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1984 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404829/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1974]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1974 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404826/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1977]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1977 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404823/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1992]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1992 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404850/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 2002]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 2002 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404842/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1976]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1976 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404841/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1972]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1972 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404847/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1995]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1995 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404840/
[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, 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, 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/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1975]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1975 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404846/
[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/
[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1920s]
Photograph of a mid-1920s confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are twelve girls wearing white dresses. Rabbi Abraham Bengis stands at the center. The students are unidentified. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404845/
[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, 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/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1988]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1988 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404831/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 2001]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 2001 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404837/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1978]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1978 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404830/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1980]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1980 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404838/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1969]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1969 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404834/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1982]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1982 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404839/
[Confirmation Invitation for Ahavath Sholom, 1979]
Invitation for the confirmation exercises for the 1979 class of Ahavath Sholom synagogue, including a list of confirmands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404836/
[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/
[Portrait of Gertrude Fox]
Hand-tinted, engagement photograph of Gertrude "Gertie" Fox (1894-1966) of Fort Worth, Texas. She is visible from the chest up, wearing a dark evening gown with rosettes at the left shoulder. She holds a feathered fan in front of her. Fox was from Corsicana and moved to Fort Worth in 1916 when she married Archie Salsberg. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117215/
[Freeman-Fram Marriage Certificate]
Printed marriage certificate (called a "Ketubah" in Hebrew) for Nathan Freeman of Waco, Texas, and Etta Rebecca Fram of Dallas, Texas. The couple were married on January 19, 1913, by Rev. Abraham Fram, Etta's father and the cantor at Dallas' Sheareth Israel Congregation. The Hebrew quotation at the top of the document translates as: "The voice of joy; the voice of happiness; the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride." There is an illustration of a marriage ceremony at the top of the certificate in blue ink. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117212/
[Young Judea Convention]
Photograph of the members of Young Judea, a Jewish youth organization in Fort Worth, Texas. The organization held a regional conclave at the Ahavath Sholom Synagogue, where over one hundred members and group advisors posed, on the front steps in the 800 block Taylor Street, for the photograph. Many people in the photograph are unidentified. From left to right, bottom to top, here is a key to the known members: Row 1 (kneeling): Sylvia Wexler, Stanley Raskin (wearing a hat), Adele Natkin (wearing a white jacket). Row 2: Rabbi Samuel Soskin, Rabbi Philip Graubert, Cantor Israel Ashery, Ann Friedson (wearing a hat with flowers), Sally Kruger (heavy-set woman in the middle of the row), Israel N. Mehl (fourth from the right). Row 3: Bobby Rosenthal (smiling and wearing hat), Harry Perlman (third from left), Leon Schwartz (middle of row, looking to his right and frowning), Irv Rovinsky (last boy in the row, wearing a coat and tie). Row 4: Shirley Levine (fourth from the left in the middle of the row), Morris Sankary (sixth from the left, tall boy with rimless glasses), Shirley Garsten (behind Morris Sankary and to the right, wearing a white collared shirt), Mr. Louis Cohen, advisor (to the right of Shirley Garsten). Row 5: Isaac Levine, Israel Sheinberg. Row 6: Gloria Sheinberg (fourth from left, between two boys). Row 7: Esther Sankary (girl in the middle of row with dark hair, plaid jacket, and dark blouse), Sol Sankary (standing behind Esther Sankary). Row 8: Alvin Luskey (standing to the left of the girl wearing a hat, first in the row). Top Row: Leon Gachman (fourth from the left). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117211/
[Zionist Convention]
Photograph of the Texas Zionist Association Convention at the Shearith Israel Congregation in Dallas, Texas. There are men and women in suits and dresses seated outside the synagogue. There is a Star of David above the doorway of the synagogue with a Hebrew word that translates to "Zion" as well as American and Zionist flags hanging from the building. From left to right, the known members seated in the front row are: Moses Shanblum (fourth from left), Joe Jacobs (fifth from the right), William Goldstein, Israel N. Mehl (with his two children). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117210/
[Salsberg-Fox Wedding]
Photograph of the 1916 wedding of Gertrude Fox and Archie Salsberg on the altar at Congregation Ahavath Sholom's synagogue in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The bride and groom stand in the center of the photograph, surrounded by men wearing tuxedos and top hats and women wearing silk and taffeta dresses. Above the bridal party is a wedding canopy (called a Chuppah in Hebrew). It takes the shape of an arbor covered with flowers and crepe paper resembling wedding bells. Above the arbor there is a ledge containing two tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, written in Hebrew, with a potted plant and sculpted lion on either side. A large portion of the lower-right corner of the photograph is missing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117214/
[Portrait of Abraham and Hedwig Salsberg]
Photograph of Abraham Salsberg (1870-1957) and Hedwig Salsberg (1870-1940), parents of Archie Salsberg. The pair are standing together and were photographed outdoors. Hedwig (left) is wearing a dark-colored dress and has her left arm through her husband's right. Abraham (right) is wearing a light-colored suit and is holding a hat in his left hand. He was a charter member and longtime board member at Fort Worth's Congregation Ahavath Sholom. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117216/
[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/
[1940 Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class]
Photograph of the 1940 Ahavath Sholom confirmation class standing around the altar of the synagogue located downtown on Taylor Street in Fort Worth, Texas. From left to right, the members of the photograph are: Front row: Bertha Haller, Gloria Sheinberg (Swann). Back row: Rabbi Philip Graubart, Margie Cohen (Levingston), Dorothy Bergman, Jennie Moses (Winkler)(teacher), Dorothy Cohen, Shirley Garston (Cohen), Annie Kaplan, Betty Daiches (Sher). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117185/
[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/
[1952 Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class]
Photograph of the 1952 Ahavath Sholom confirmation class standing near the altar (called a bimah) at the synagogue at 1600 W. Myrtle Street, Fort Worth, Texas. There are six young men wearing black robes in the picture and four young women wearing white robes. From left to right, the confirmands pictured are: Front row: Patsy Ansel, Saradel Applebaum (Baker), Diane Solomon (Oberstein), Estaline Tuck (Gilbert). Back row: Burton Rakoover, Tommy Weitzman, Bernard "Bubba" Rubin, Rabbi Isadore Garsek, Jack Lichtman, Marty Bloomberg. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117187/
[1961 Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class]
Photograph of the 1961 Ahavath Sholom confirmation class standing around the altar of the synagogue at 1600 W. Myrtle St., Fort Worth, Texas. The women are standing in the front and wearing light-colored robes; the men are standing in the back and wearing dark-colored robes. From left to right, the confirmands pictured are: Front row: Arlene Lois Sonkin, Leslie Faye Kreisberg, Karen Sue Imber, Andrea Bernstein (Deen), Marlene Annette Schwartz, Andrea Ruth Goldberg, Trudy Klimist, Diane Jane Mehl. Second row: Harold Zenick, Helen Susan Hillman, Gail S. Shandelson, Ellen Bari Brachman, Carol Klimist, Sally Ann Schumer, Karen Ann Lerner. Third row: Michael Raskin, Ronald Herzfeld, Lawrence J. Korenman, Edward H. Garsek, Gerald Zenick, Sanford Bogart, Charles Morton Coughey, Tommy Lee Stanley. Back row: Ronald D. Savitz, Herbert Weisblatt, Ben P. Herman, Cantor Phillip Kirshner, Rabbi Isadore Garsek, Ben D. Tobor, Sherwin Coplin, Richard J. Savitz. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117188/
[1932 Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class]
Photograph of the 1932 Ahavath Sholom confirmation class standing around the altar (called a bimah) of the synagogue located at 823 Taylor Street in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The members of the photograph, from left to right, are: Top row: Sylvia Engler (Roberts), Jesonda Gilbert (Fox), Sadye May Carshon (Garsek), Bessie Resnick, Lillian Rose Rabinowitz (Rosenthal), Rebecca Laves, Pearl Paul, Gussie Kruger, Dorothy Dworkin (Glazer), Sarah Weisblatt (Kragen), Rhoda Kershner. Bottom row: Jennie Moses (Winkler)(teacher), Rabbi Philip Graubart. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117184/
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