FY17 Donations to the Collections

Arlene Schimberg : Framed oil painting of a Sinai nurse, commissioned for the nurse’s lounge at Sinai Hospital, circa 1960.

Saralynn Glass: T-shirt for the Team Beth-El Congregation participants in the Komen Race for the Cure, 2009.

Bonnie Block: Items related to Carl Satossky of Baltimore and the Owl Club, 1910-1918, including a loving cup awarded at the 1914 Star Spangled Banner Centennial; a small history book written in 1949; a photo of the club ca. 1915; and a photo of a member proudly holding the cup, 1990s.

Irwin Epstein: 1949 letter from Dr. Louis Kaplan to Irwin Epstein and Elizabeth Nusbaum, related to their wedding.

Sidney Krome: Scrapbook related to Sally Krome Levin’s tenure as president of the Maryland Free State Post & Auxiliary No. 167, Jewish War Veterans of the USA, 1990-1993.

Ira Askin: T-shirt: worn by the donor as a member of the “Rough Runners,” a group of friends who took up jogging in their 50s, at Woodholme Country Club, Baltimore.

Arnold Fruman: An original photo of the Phi Sigma fraternity, Baltimore, circa 1935.

Myrna Cardin: Paper ephemera from the Cardin and Shavitz families, Baltimore, 20th century, including a set of leather ‘novelty’ postcards, 1906-1907.

Debs Weinberg: Material related to the Amicable Lodge No. 25 (Masonic Lodge) of Baltimore, of which owner’s father and grandfather were members. Includes two ceremonial aprons, 1919 (grandfather, Joseph Silberman) and 1954 (father, Eugene Irvin Silberman).

Debra Rabin: Booklet: “13th Joint Report, Federated Jewish Charities of Baltimore and Constituent Societies, 1920.”

 Harry Macks: University of Maryland Medical School diploma (framed), 1911, and “Prohibition-era prescriptions” (i.e., for liquor), from owner’s uncle Dr. Isaac Macks.

Senator Barbara Mikulski: Bronze sculpture of Moses, by unidentified artist, presented to Senator Mikulski in 2006: Congressional Leadership award, presented by the American Jewish Committee.

The Altman family: Model of the Auschwitz camp, 4’ x 5’, made by Andrew Altman, a 10th grader, in honor of his grandfather.

Wilbur Wolf, Jr. :Sixteen postcards, written in Yiddish, dated 1906-1909 and addressed to Morris (Moses) Fisher at various addresses in Baltimore.

 Linda Lapides: Souvenir cigar box given to Sgt. Menasha Katz by Maryland Governor Nice in 1938.

Belle Sussman: Brass menorah, five-branched, from Shomrei Mishmeres (Lloyd Street Synagogue), removed for safekeeping in the 1960s during renovations.

Wendy Davis: Green jacket, owned by donor’s father, for Camp Glyndon (a camp for children with diabetes, 1960s); wedding dress, worn by both donor (1973) and her mother (1948), Baltimore.

Sharon Fine: Photos and postcards, the Gordon family and the Posvohler Friendly Society, Baltimore, 1920s-1930s.

Joyce Jandorf: Wedding gown and hand-made tuxedo, worn by donor’s parents at their 1940 wedding in Baltimore.

Baltimore Museum of Industry: Archival material and ephemera from the collection of Max Rubin.

Helen Glaser: Framed charcoal or pastel portrait of Sarah Arbesman of Baltimore, early 20th century.

Vera Kestenberg: Photo of Baltimore HIAS volunteers, and program for Baltimore HIAS’s 85th anniversary.

Hannah Flaks: Framed photo of the Sinai School of Nursing class of 1961; well-used Manischevitz cookbook, owned by donor’s grandmother and mother before her.

 Sylvia Nudler: Archival material from Bais Yaakov School for Girls, a few souvenirs from local weddings, and a Mama Cass 45 lp owned by Sylvia as a teenager; Documents and photos from her family’s experience in post-war Austria (including time in a displaced persons camp), and their eventual immigration to the US (Baltimore).

Roseanne Skirble: Framed diploma from a Tel Aviv high school, 1924, signed by Henrietta Szold, along with an affadavit (1928) vouching for the legitimacy of Szold’s signature.

Myrna Siegel: Three fancy 19th century Rosh Hashanah cards, no inscriptions, and a set of 25 chromolithograph die-cut “scraps” with Jewish themes – for the K (educational) collection.

 Tobin Porterfield: Hendler Creamery print ads, 1920s, and photos of a Hendler Ice Cream delivery to donor’s father’s drug store in Carroll County, 1950s.

Roslyn Klein: Early-mid 20th century table-top key making machine from Klein’s Paint and Supply, Baltimore.

Dr. Barry Lever: Five boxes and eight tubes of rolled material (archival with some photos and a few artifacts) on the “Exodus” anniversary project, 1990s; one copy print of a 1940s family wedding photo.

 Shirley Davids: Three photos, 1920s-30s, of JEA and YMHA basketball teams.

 Ben Plotkin: Material related to the Plotkin family: Mr. Plotkin’s baby book, several loose photos and documents, a cassette tape containing an informal interview with his cousin Iris, and a genealogy report.

Barbara Katz: Office sign (heavy brass plaque), “Est. 1904 – General Office – Boston Iron and Metal Company”,  Baltimore.

 Toby Gordon: Index card file (in small box): everyone invited to owner’s wedding in 1982, and the gifts received from them.

The Levin family: Small Bible given by Henrietta Szold to her sister Sadie in 1889; copy of Governor O’Malley’s proclamation upon the induction of Szold into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, 2007.

Betty Aaron: Small enameled copper tray, handmade, marked “Blanche Fagan / B’nai Brith Girls / Chapter 1082,” owned by donor’s aunt, ca. 1950s.

Susan Millhauser: Wedding dress, 1912, worn by owner’s great-grandmother Sarah Cordish when she married Abraham Rubinstein (name changed to Roubey in 1935) in Baltimore, June 6, 1912; worn by the donor as maid of honor at her sister’s 1996 Baltimore wedding.

Anita and Kenneth Baum: Seven-branched menorah (electric), large, ca. 1960. Used by the Morris I. Feld chapter of B’nai Brith.

 Janet Kramer: 17 pieces of sterling silver flatware and hollow ware: the family silver, brought to Baltimore from Russia in 1922 by Minna Amitin and her son Schmeril.

 Mary Jo Dale: Memorial album created for local businessman Moses Ford, 1935, by his widow Sadye Sonner Ford, Baltimore.

 Jeffrey Blum: Two folders of archival material: Maryland philanthropic and cultural work by donor’s father, Irv Blum.

 Barry Kessler: Mid 20th century prayer books from B’nai Israel and Beth Sholom; as well as seven reference books for the Library.

 Mary Gall: Small metal ID tag, early 20th century, “I. Levy 1228 St. Mathew [sic] Balto. Md.”, likely owned by cabinetmaker Isaac Levy.

 The Beser family: Seven boxes of archival material and ephemera related to the life and career of Jacob Beser of Baltimore.

 Howard Cohn: One small box of material from the Pickwick Jewish Center, primarily related to the business of closing the congregation in the late 1990s-early 2000s..

 Judy Tapiero: Three cookbooks compiled by Baltimore-area congregations, ca. 1980; as well as a reference book for the Library.

 Peggy Pearlstein: Small collection of documents and photographs, the Jules family of Baltimore (including artist Mervin Jules).

 Maxine Skurka: A small collection of original documents (letters, wedding invitations, etc.) from the Marks, Samuels, and Witz families of Baltimore, late 19th – early 20th centuries.

 Jim Kasoff: Large fabric banner (with pole) for the B’nai B’rith Morris A. Kasoff Lodge No. 2620, founded by donor’s grandfather (Morris Kasoff).

 Alan Katz/Temple Emanuel: Framed bas-relief picture, metal, by Boris Sobol, measuring 22”x18”.  It was given to Temple Emanuel, Baltimore, by the artist, and hung in Rabbi Buchdahl’s office.


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