[Confirmation Class of 1905]

[Confirmation Class of 1905]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: First confirmation class of Beth-El Congregation, 1905, Fort Worth.The six girls are dressed in lacy white dresses, have large white bows in their hair, and hold bouquets of flowers. The 3 boys and the rabbi wear white ties and dark suits. Front Row: Jennie Levenson (Rosenthal), Erma Carb (Nathan), Gladys Carb (Gugenheim), Bessie Brown (Carb), Marguerite Weltman Back Row: Nathan Schulitz, Rabbi Joseph Jasin, Rose Laskin, Byron Gernsbacher, Roy Gernsbacher
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
Confirmation Class of 1975

Confirmation Class of 1975

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Confirmation class of 1975 standing in a sanctuary at Beth-El Congregation, 207 W. Broadway, Ft. Worth. Debra Reitman, Julie Evans, Polly Boardman, Gayle Margolis, Cathy Sanford, Tami Hoffman, Shari Freed (Stein), Debby Kleiman, Rabbi Robert J. Schur, Aaron Siegel, Douglas Samson, Daniel Blumberg, Eric Rappaport, Michael Altman, Lee Denbina, Russell Feld.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Main sanctuary, Beth-El, ca. late 1920's or mid-1930's]

[Main sanctuary, Beth-El, ca. late 1920's or mid-1930's]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Children celebrating the holidays of Succot and Simchat Torah in the main sanctuary of the Beth-El Congregation, 207 W. Broadway, taken in the late 1920s or mid-1930s. This rare photo is among the few that show the original interior of the temple sanctuary, which featured a choir loft and a pipe organ.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Emanuel Hebrew Rest Cemetery, 1928, grave of Ben Levy]

[Emanuel Hebrew Rest Cemetery, 1928, grave of Ben Levy]

Date: 1928
Creator: White Studio
Description: Photograph of Ben Levy's grave and tombstone in the Emanuel Hebrew Rest Cemetery in October of 1928. The grave is covered with flowers. Ben Levy, (b. 8-31-1881, d.10-14-1928) was a jeweler. This is the family plot in which his parents and brothers are also buried.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger with wife, Ann, Stan and Marcia Kurtz, and Nobel Laureate Ellie Wiesel]

[Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger with wife, Ann, Stan and Marcia Kurtz, and Nobel Laureate Ellie Wiesel]

Date: 2001
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger, his wife Ann, with Stan and Marcia Kurtz and Nobel Peace Laureate Ellie Wiesel in 2001 at Gates of Chai lecture series, Texas Christian University.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Interior, Beth-El Congregation Sanctuary, after 1981 remodeling]

[Interior, Beth-El Congregation Sanctuary, after 1981 remodeling]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Interior photograph of the remodeled sanctuary at the Beth-El Congregation at 207 W. Broadway Ave in Fort Worth. Theatre-style chairs circle around a central podium. Large stained-glass windows are visible on the far right and fiberglass lamps, evoking a flock of dove, hang from the ceiling. The sanctuary was designed by St. Louis architect John Mike Cohen.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Past presidents, B'nai B'rith Lodge, Ft Worth]

[Past presidents, B'nai B'rith Lodge, Ft Worth]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the past presidents of the B'nai B'rith Lodge in Fort Worth. There are seventeen men in two rows with a singular man standing by himself behind the second row. The men in the front row are seated in padded chairs and those behind are standing. They are in an unknown room with vertical stripes on the wall behind them and a patterned carpet on the floor. Seated, left to right: Arthur Rosenthal; unidentified; Herbie Berkowitz; Jack Gerrick; unidentified; Buddy Rosen; Leon Gachman. Standing, left to right: Jerry Wolens; Lou Barnett; Ben Gilbert; Joe Herman; Wally Nass; Sidney Raimey; Max Kaye; Milton Simon; Sidney Levinson; Al Wexler.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Youth Group, Fort Worth Federation Temple Youth (FWFY)]

[Youth Group, Fort Worth Federation Temple Youth (FWFY)]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The Fort Worth Federation Temple Youth group gathered in the social hall of Beth-El Congregation, 207 W. Broadway, Fort Worth. Advisor Ted Hoffman is standing in the back row on the left hand side.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Youth Group Flyer "Temple Teens Interfaith Program." Dec. 1959]

[Youth Group Flyer "Temple Teens Interfaith Program." Dec. 1959]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Youth group flyer of the Beth-El Congregation Temple Teens Interfaith Program. "Temple Teens Interfaith Program Sunday Dec. 13th Supper Promptly Served at 6:15 Social-Meeting Youth Group of First Unitarian Church Will Join Us All Temple High School Youth Coming to Shabbos Services Friday, December 18th. "`
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Confirmation Certificate, 1989]

[Confirmation Certificate, 1989]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Confirmation Certificate to Mark Weiner. (Torah Quotation in left hand corner) "Ye shall be holy for I the Lord your God am Holy" - Lev.19:2 (Corresponding text in Hebrew in opposite corner) "CONFIRMATION CERTIFICATE THIS IS TO RECORD THAT Mark Weiner WAS CONFIRMED IN THE FAITH OF ISRAEL ON June 2 1989 29 Iyar 5749 IN THE PRESENCE OF THE CONGREGATION Beth-El Fort Worth, Texas" Signature 1 Signature 2 Signature 3 (Torah quotation on bottom) "All that the Lord hath spoken we will do and we will obey" - ex.24:7
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
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