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[Ahavath Sholom Synagogue]
Congregation Ahavath Sholom's fourth synagogue, designed by architect Martin Growald, constructed by contractor Perry McCord and completed in December 1980. The $3.5 million synagogue was located on 12 acres at the corner of Hulen Street and Briarhaven Road. The photograph is taken at night time, and there are lights shining on the building's white stone facade. The words "Congregation Ahavath Sholom" and the congregation's logo are on the exterior of the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117172/
[Ahavath Sholom Synagogue]
Photograph of the Ahavath Sholom Congregation's second synagogue, located in the 800 block Taylor Street, Fort Worth, Texas. The synagogue, constructed in 1906 at a cost of $15,000, was a two-story brick building with stained-glass windows, a sanctuary with a balcony for women, and basement classrooms. The Hebrew phrase above the door translates to: "1906 Ahavath Sholom." The congregation worshiped in this synagogue from 1906 to 1951. The building was torn down to create a parking lot. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117178/
[Ahavath Sholom Synagogue]
Photograph of the Ahavath Sholom Congregation's third synagogue, located at the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Myrtle Street in Fort Worth, Texas. The $400,000 building, designed by architect Charles O. Chromaster and built by Rambo Construction Co., was completed in the Fall of 1952.The congregation remained at that location until December 1980. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117176/
[Ahavath Sholom Synagogue Construction]
Photograph of the Ahavath Sholom Congregation's fourth synagogue under construction. In the image, only the frame of the synagogue has gone up and there is a crane parked to the right of the building. Construction on the synagogue began in 1979 at the corner of Hulen Street and Briarhaven Road, in Fort Worth, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117171/
AZA Banquet
Photograph of an Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) Banquet in the ballroom of Fort Worth's Hebrew Institute in the 800 block Taylor Street. The banquet room contains a stage and a piano in the background of the photograph. Members are seated at long tables. From left to right, the members of the photograph are: Cooks (back left, standing): Joe Zenick, Manny Solomon, P.D. Mallin, Sidney Cohen, "Uncle" Lou Cohen. Head Banquet Table (along the stage in the back, to the right of the cooks): Mary Frances Ginsberg, Robert Lidell, Ann Lidell, Rabbi Isadore Garsek, Sadye Mae Garsek, Rabbi Prero, R.D. Moses, Idelle Engelberg, Reuben Daiches, Mrs. Reuben Daiches, Mickey Goldman, Charlotte Max Goldman, unidentified, Adelene Zeff. Members seated at the foreground tables are listed from bottom right to back left. Table 1, row 1: Hy Glickman, Rose Glickman, Ada Robinson, M.Y. Robinson, Mr. Schwartz, Mrs. Schwartz, Mary Sankary, Ann Cohen, Ben Cohen, Selma Tiras, Miss Sankary, unidentified woman, Max Gilbert. Table 1, row 2: Goldie Tills, Joe Tills, Mrs. Kruger, Mr. Kruger, Herb Berkowitz, Adele Natkin, Sue Louis, Gloria Holtzman, Herbert Cooles, Mr. Gilbert, Charlie Levinson, Sam Anton, Bess Levinson, Sarah Anton. Table 2, row 1: Joe Siegel, Leon Tiras, Joe Daiches, Reuben Hillman, unidentified, Goldie Hillman, Ruth Sandler, unidentified man, Sarah Zeff, Sam Saikin, Meyer Zeff, Woff Moses, Aida Moses. Table 2, row 2: unidentified. Table 3, row 1: Abe Cohen, Roselle Cooles, Marshall Hillman, Easer Rovinsky, Lee Laves, Joe A. Sandler, Edward Luskey, Gilbert Friedson. Table 3, row 2: Samuel Sheinberg, Norman Rubin, Mrs. Friedman, Cantor Friedman, Rabbi Charles Blumenthal, Mrs. Blumenthal, unidentified boy, Mimi Bronstein, Danny Glazer. Table 4, row 1: Katheryn Spigel, Sam Spigel, Liz Spigel, Rose Luskey, Jake Luskey, Louis Luskey. Table 4, row 2: Dianne Solomon, Julius Solomon, Selma Solomon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117197/
[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/
[Book Fair Poster 1965]
Poster for the annual book fair "sponsored by the Council of Jewish Women," as noted on the front on the poster. Full poster text reads: "Book Fair, Give your Books Now to be Sold at Nominal Prices at the BOOK FAIR, APRIL 3 thru 11, SEMINARY SOUTH SHOPPING Center. PHONE WA3-7495 for FREE PICK-UP. PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT TARRANT COUNTY Youth Projects." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117195/
[Book Fair Poster 1979]
Poster for the annual book fair sponsored by the Fort Worth, Texas section of the National Council of Jewish Women, as noted on the front of the poster. The full poster text reads: "THE 21st YEAR BOOK FAIR, MARCH 11 - MARCH 19, At the Lena Pope Home, corner of Hulen and West Freeway (I-20). Sponsored by Ft. Worth Section of the NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN. All kinds of books for sale at nominal prices, proceeds for TARRANT COUNTY COMMUNITY PROJECT. Deposit your used books in barrels located throughout the city." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117196/
[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, 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, 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, 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, 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/
[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, 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, 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, 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/
[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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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/
[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, 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/
[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, 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/
[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/
[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, 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/
[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/
[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, 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, 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/
[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/
Family Night at La Grave Field
Flyer promoting "Family Night at La Grave Field" with the Fort Worth Cats, a minor league baseball team from Fort Worth, Texas. The flyer is promoting a game between the Cats and a team in Houston, Texas. There is an illustration of a baseball player holding a bat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117194/
[Fort Worth Cats Flyer]
Illustrated flyer for a Men's Club brunch at Congregation Ahavath Sholom featuring as guest speakers ball players from the Fort Worth Cats, the local minor league baseball team. The flyer invites all members to come enjoy food, baseball and festivities at the Sunday brunch, April 12, 1953. There is an illustration of a cowboy holding a lasso, a baseball and a baseball bat on the flyer. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117209/
[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/
[George Marshall's Sympathy Card]
A letter from General George C. Marshall, the United States Army Chief of Staff, expressing his condolences for the death of an unidentified soldier. The text reads: "General Marshall extends his deep sympathy in your bereavement. Your son fought valiantly in a supreme hour of his country's need. His memory will live in the grateful heart of our nation." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117200/