Posts tagged judaica

L’shanah tovah! - 1921, Chicago

L’shanah tovah! - 1921, Chicago

Sinai Congregation Synagogue (demolished), 21st and Indiana, 1898, Chicago.

Sinai Congregation Synagogue (demolished), 21st and Indiana, 1898, Chicago.

American Jews beckon to their European kin, especially those victim of the Russian pogroms, c.1903. Postcard produced in Chicago.
L’Shanah Tova to my fellow MoTs!

American Jews beckon to their European kin, especially those victim of the Russian pogroms, c.1903. Postcard produced in Chicago.

L’Shanah Tova to my fellow MoTs!

Engraving from a Yiddish children’s book, 1926, Chicago. Todros Geller.

Engraving from a Yiddish children’s book, 1926, Chicago. Todros Geller.

Four time NFL champion quarterback (during his 12 seasons with the Bears), Sid Luckman, 1943, Chicago.

Four time NFL champion quarterback (during his 12 seasons with the Bears), Sid Luckman, 1943, Chicago.

Reading the Daily Jewish Courier, in Yiddish, 1930, Chicago.
My Hebrew and Yiddish are rusty, can anyone help translate?

Reading the Daily Jewish Courier, in Yiddish, 1930, Chicago.

My Hebrew and Yiddish are rusty, can anyone help translate?

Eppie Lederer, aka Ann Landers, walks beneath her Sun Times billboard before catching a cab, 1967, Chicago.
Those of you too young to remember, Ann Landers was Chicago’s version of the arguably more famous, Dear Abby…who just happened to be her twin sister, Pauline.

Eppie Lederer, aka Ann Landers, walks beneath her Sun Times billboard before catching a cab, 1967, Chicago.

Those of you too young to remember, Ann Landers was Chicago’s version of the arguably more famous, Dear Abby…who just happened to be her twin sister, Pauline.

The world famous Leavitt’s Kosher Hot Dogs and Deli, Maxwell St and Halsted, 1962, Chicago.

The world famous Leavitt’s Kosher Hot Dogs and Deli, Maxwell St and Halsted, 1962, Chicago.

Newspaper vendor, Maxwell Street, c. 1920, Chicago.

Newspaper vendor, Maxwell Street, c. 1920, Chicago.

Strange Worlds, 1928, Chicago. Todros Geller

Strange Worlds, 1928, Chicago. Todros Geller

Leslie David Baker, aka Stanley from The Office, born and raised in Chicago.
Baker holds a degree in psychology from Loyola and interestingly, a degree in human services from the Spertus Institute of Judaica!

Leslie David Baker, aka Stanley from The Office, born and raised in Chicago.

Baker holds a degree in psychology from Loyola and interestingly, a degree in human services from the Spertus Institute of Judaica!

Meet Rabbi Hyman Ezra Cohen (center), he’s 18, the country’s youngest rabbi at Bnai Moishe, speaks 5 languages and has plans for the upcoming year to get married and grow a beard, 1922, Chicago

Meet Rabbi Hyman Ezra Cohen (center), he’s 18, the country’s youngest rabbi at Bnai Moishe, speaks 5 languages and has plans for the upcoming year to get married and grow a beard, 1922, Chicago

Highlight of all the places I visited today for the CAF’s Open House Chicago was Agudas Achim Synagogue at 5029 N Kenmore. 
Built in 1922, it is currently in state of rapid decay. So beautiful, but also sad to see such an amazing place literally falling apart.

Highlight of all the places I visited today for the CAF’s Open House Chicago was Agudas Achim Synagogue at 5029 N Kenmore. 

Built in 1922, it is currently in state of rapid decay. So beautiful, but also sad to see such an amazing place literally falling apart.

Rosh Hashanah services at Anshe Emet, 1959, Chicago.
I’ll be posting intermittingly over the holidays…Shana Tova Umetukah to all my fellow MoT’s…

Rosh Hashanah services at Anshe Emet, 1959, Chicago.

I’ll be posting intermittingly over the holidays…Shana Tova Umetukah to all my fellow MoT’s…

The Maxwell Street area, 1902, Chicago.
Notice the small synagogue on the right.

The Maxwell Street area, 1902, Chicago.

Notice the small synagogue on the right.