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Sukkot in the NJWB Recordsby Rachel Rudman, M.A., Reference Services Research Intern, Center for Jewish History This post is part of the Holiday History Series. To view all posts in the series, click here. Above image: Decorating the Sukkah at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, Colorado. Text on back of photograph: (l-r): Lt. Robert Goldberg, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Airman Maynard Schlager, Boston, Mass.; Chaplain Albert J. Leeman, Brooklyn, N.Y….

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Happy Chanukah outdoor display. National Jewish Welfare Board Records. American Jewish Historical Society. For more, visit the Center for Jewish History’s Flickr photostream.Click here to connect with the Center for Jewish History on Facebook.

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Hanukah party, 1952. Text on back of photograph – “Chanukah party held for Jewish servicemen from the Fleet and the Naval Base. Refreshments and Chanukah cheer provided by the Temple Beth El Sisterhood under auspices of the Armed Services Committee, Jewish Welfare Board. Chaplain Garson Goodman, United States Navy, Atlantic Fleet Jewish chaplain.” National Jewish Welfare Board Records. American Jewish Historical Society. For more,…

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Image of the day: Hanukah greeting card. Issued by the Jewish Welfare Board. Paper, printed. 1945. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum.  For more, visit the Center for Jewish History’s Flickr photostream.Click here to connect with the Center for Jewish History on Facebook and on Twitter. 

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Third Day Hanukkah and Young Judeaby David P. Rosenberg, Senior Reference Librarian – Collections, Center for Jewish History Above image: Lighting the Menorah at Young Judaea Event, circa 1940s-1950s. Hadassah Archives c/o American Jewish Historical Society. Efforts to organize youth did not always take the pluralistic stance that Aleph Zadik Aleph did. The above photo is from a Young Judaea Event. Young Judaea is…

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