American Jewish World Newspaper

Founded in 1912 by Rabbi Samuel Deinard as part of an effort to unify the German and Eastern European Jews of Minnesota, the American Jewish World newspaper celebrated its centennial in 2012.

Black and white photograph of participants in a Dancing Follies event held at St. Paul's Jewish Community Center on October 24, 1949.

Jewish Community Center Dancing Follies

Participants in a Dancing Follies event held at St. Paul's Jewish Community Center on October 24, 1949.

Black and white photograph of the playground at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, 1946.

Playground at the Jewish Educational Center, St. Paul

The playground at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, 1946.

Photograph of a sewing class at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, 1945.

Sewing class at the Jewish Educational Center, St. Paul

A sewing class at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, September 20, 1945. The class was sponsored and staffed by the Jewish Servicemen's Wives Club.

Black and white photograph of two boys playing ping pong at the Jewish Educational Center Annex while a group of children looks on, 1940.

Ping Pong game at the Jewish Educational Center Annex, St. Paul

Two boys playing ping pong at the Jewish Educational Center Annex while a group of children looks on, 1940. In 1936, the J. E. C. annexed an adjacent home to be used for children's groups and arts and crafts classes. The annex was closed in 1940 and activities shifted to Mt. Zion and Temple of Aaron.

Black and white photograph of adults and children walk through the entrance of the J. E. C., c.1940.

Entrance to the Jewish Education Center, St. Paul

Adults and children walk through the entrance of the J. E. C., c.1940. One of the principle founders of the Center, businessman and philanthropist George Kaplan, is at center in the brimmed hat.

Black and white photograph of a young men's basketball team at the Jewish Educational Center in Saint Paul, c.1940.

Young men's basketball team at the Jewish Educational Center in Saint Paul

A young men's basketball team at the Jewish Educational Center in Saint Paul, c.1940. The programming arm of the J. E. C., known as the Jewish Center Activities Association, oversaw social and recreational activities at the Center.

Poster advertising an event featuring Levi Shkolnik at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul. The poster announces that Shkolnik will speak at a public meeting to be held on February 13, 1939.

Jewish Education Center poster

Poster advertising an event featuring Levi Shkolnik at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul. The poster announces that Shkolnik will speak at a public meeting to be held on February 13, 1939.

Black and white photograph of a Halloween party for the pre-kindergarten class at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, 1937.

Halloween party for the pre-kindergarten class at the Jewish Educational Center

Photograph of a Halloween party for the pre-kindergarten class at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, 1937.

Black and white photograph of the exterior of the Jewish Educational Center at the St. Paul Jewish Community Center, 1935.

Jewish Educational Center at the St. Paul Jewish Community Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

Exterior of the Jewish Educational Center at the St. Paul Jewish Community Center, 1935.

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