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FY19 Donations to the Collections

Amalie Adler Ascher and Cynthia Ascher Sokolow: Doily, made by Saidie Adler May; hand-written school essays by Amalie Adler Ascher.

Arnold Fruman: Small plaque commemorating the marriage of Esther Buchman and Isador Fruman, 1915, Baltimore, with their wedding invitation and a wedding gift (an iron food chopper) mounted to it.

Duke Zimmerman: Protest sign for the Baltimore “March For Our Lives,” March 24, 2018; made by the donor, and carried by Tracie Guy-Decker; materials, including a program and kippah, from donor’s grandson’s Bar Mitzvah, Rockville, April 2018.

Marc Scher: Small wooden Star of David from the façade of the historic Congregation of Israel synagogue in Pocomoke City, Maryland, 1950s.

Maxine Cohen: Pink linen day dress, monogrammed, owned by donor’s mother Naomi Biron Cohen, late 1940s.

Marlene Rubin: Two photos from events held by Jewish organizations in Baltimore, 1950s.

Bonnie Becker: Album of photos related to the creation and display of the “Exodus” tapestry (in the JMM’s collections), made by local artists and commemorating the voyage of the Exodus, 1995.

Paul and Janet Kramer: Photos, artifacts, and archival materials related to the Amitin, Labovitz, and Kramer families of Baltimore, including magic tricks owned by Mr. Kramer as a boy in Baltimore, 1940s.

Susan B. Katzenberg: Artifacts, photos, and archival material related to the Balder and Katzenberg families, including items from the life and careers of Capt. Berney B. Katzenberg, Jr. and his brother Herbert Katzenberg, both of Baltimore.

Bruce Lubich: Small collection related to the Lubich family’s membership in the Jewish War Veterans Maryland Post 167, 1960s-2000s.

Rachel Tanenhaus: Materials from the Dedication Weekend of Temple B’nai Israel, The Satell Center for Jewish Life on the Eastern Shore, June 2018, including programs and a kippah.

The Associated: Historical archival material from The Associated, including the development of the Owings Mills JCC, 1960s-2000s.

Amy Isaacs: Collection of correspondence between Richard Hamburger, serving in the Army during WWII, and his family and friends in Baltimore.

Fern Rogow: Several artifacts from the National Council of Jewish Women – Baltimore Section.

Gordon and Jo-Ann Prager: Portrait of Sydney C. Blumenthal, Jr., of Baltimore (partner in Blumenthal-Kahn Electrical), painted by Cantor Henry Cooper, circa 1970.

Henrietta Szold Milbouer: 26 small wood carvings made by Rabbi Benjamin Szold, late in his life.

The Cardin family: Archival material, photographs, awards, and some textiles related to the life and career of Shoshana Shoubin Cardin.

Nathan Hendler, MD: A pair of framed portraits: L. Manuel and Rose Dukes Hendler, of the Hendler Creamery Co., Baltimore.

Toby Gordon: Beach bag, owned and used by Toby’s mother in the 1940s.

Eric Goldstein: Archival materials and blueprints from Congregation Knesseth Israel (Annapolis); two 1844 issues of Der Demokrat, a German-language Baltimore newspaper.

Rebecca Tucker: Archival materials from the B’nai Abraham and Yehuda Laib Family Society; six Baltimore-area yearbooks from her family.

Alan Hayes: Six scrapbooks from the Beth Israel Sisterhood (Salisbury) and Liebman-Berger Jewish War Veterans post, Women’s Auxiliary, 1970s-1980s, compiled by member Jean M. Hayes Litow.

The Rombro family: Archival materials related to Shomrei Mishmeres; two photographs from the medical practice of Dr. Marvin Rombro, Middle River, Md.; mother-of-the-groom dress worn by Elma Rombro at Beth Jacob Synagogue, Baltimore, 1967; artifacts, photos, and papers related to Mr. Rombro’s time at Baltimore City College, their daughter’s Bat Mitzvah, and wedding materials, Baltimore, 1960s-1980s.

Sherrie Polsky: Three ceramic souvenirs, marked “First Anniversary Amernick Family Circle 1949,” Baltimore.

Sinai Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae Association: Photos and archival material from the Nurses’ Alumnae Association of Sinai Hospital, 1940s-2010s.

Sandra Hess: Photograph album, gift of the “Liberal Club to Simon Dalsheimer, March 2nd 1887” (Baltimore), containing identified cabinet card photos of members.

Marian Berman: Wedding gown and accessories, worn by Ruth Guyes Berman in Baltimore, November 1949.

Rodney Plotkin Klein: Various archival and artifact pieces – family Judaica, prayer books, a small tallit used at a bris, etc. – saved by Rodney Plotkin Klein, from her family, Baltimore, early-mid 20th century.

Leonard Goldheim: Seven sutler coins or tokens minted by Lazarus Goldheim of Baltimore, a sutler for the 1st West Virginia Cavalry (Union), during the Civil War..

Debs Weinberg: Portfolio of archival material related to the Judge Joseph N. Ulman Chapter #666 of Aleph Zadik Aleph, part of B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Baltimore, 1944-1955.

Joan Abramson: Archival materials related to Mrs. Abramson’s time as the president of the Baltimore Hadassah chapter.

Murray Friedman: Abacus, used at Lazinsky’s Fish Market, East Lombard Street, Baltimore; brought by the family from Russia in the very early 1900s, where it had been used in their general store.

Calla Bacharach: 60+ glass plate negatives, circa 1910, of the family of David Nathan Bacharach, taken in and around Baltimore.

Ann Pascal: Framed hand calligraphy award given by the Daughters of Zion Free Loan & Charity Society of Baltimore to “Ex-Treasurer” Blanche Blinken (donor’s grandmother), 1944.

Margit Weisgal: Family photos and papers, Weisgal and de la Viez families, including some related to Hazzan Abba Weisgal of Chizuk Amuno, 1900s-1970s.

Beth Am Congregation: Carved stone tablets from the Beit Midrash ark in the lower level of Beth Am (originally built for Chizuk Amuno’s McCulloh Street building, then moved to the Eutaw Place synagogue in 1922; used by Chizuk and then Beth Am for many years).

Amy Federman: Family pieces, including several of Cantor Gershon Levin’s Bar Mitzvah training tapes, Rockville-Silver Spring, 1980s-2000s.

Lisa Scherr: Various archival and artifact pieces related to Mother Goose Shoes and the lives and careers of its long-time owners, David and Irvin Kessler, 1940s-1980s.

David Maril and The Maril Foundation: Items from the life and career of Baltimore artist Herman Maril.

Jan Goldstein Guttman: Rosh Hashanah “diorama” greeting card given by donor’s grandfather to his future wife, Baltimore, 1915.

Sarajane Greenfeld: Two t-shirts from Hadassah charity events, 2000s.

Barbara Skarzynski: Family papers and photos from donor’s cousins, the Kaufs, who fled Germany to Shanghai, lived there for seven years, then settled in Baltimore.

Lois Steinberg: Portraits of her great-grandmother (circa 1900) and her mother (1978), and archival material from the career of her father, Baltimore musician Nat Conway (born Cohn).

Dr. Joan Raskin: Five medical textbooks from her parents, who studied at the nursing and medical schools at Baltimore’s Hebrew Hospital in the early 20th century; donor’s own medical school diploma, University of Maryland, 1955.

Paula Gately Tillman Hoffberger: Photos, archival materials, and a few artifacts from the life and career of LeRoy Hoffberger, including materials related to his many years with the Associated, 1930s-1990s.

Miriam Winder-Kelly: Gym uniform from Northwestern High School, Baltimore, late 1960s, and souvenir Peter Max book from The Ambassador’s Ball, held in honor of Yitzhak Rabin, Baltimore, 1972.

Estate of Fritz Goldschmidt: Photos and archival material from Mr. Goldschmidt’s life in Germany and Baltimore, including his 1958 wedding album.

Jacob and Jody Singer: Photos and artifacts from two Baltimore-based posts of the Jewish War Veterans, and the Ladies’ Auxiliary, mid-late 20th century.

Louis Wohlmuth: Memorial plaque dedicated to Louis Wohlmuth (the first) by his fond employees, The Wohlmuth Company, Baltimore, 1939.

Charles and Gene Fax: A ledger from the Hebrew Free Loan Association, 1917-1922; a ledger from Gmilath Chasodim of Shomrei Mishmeres HaKodesh Congregation, 1929-1945.

Jerry Klinger: Print of “Old Baltimore at Twilight” by artist Paul McGehee, showing the ship President Warfield (later the Exodus) in the harbor in 1934; signed by the artist, Pat Boone, and Sam Schulman, the last surviving Exodus crew member.


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