Adapted from the Writings of  Dan Bernstein
 
<ul><li>There were only twenty five families,  determined to bring to the Marine Park area, “A Jewish Center for Communal ...
This small group rented a store on Nostrand Avenue in 1931 which served as their first Synagogue, with Edward I. Herbet as...
This small group rented a store on Nostrand Avenue in 1931 which served as their first Synagogue, with Edward I. Herbet as...
In 1933, a site was selected on the eastern side of Nostrand Avenue, off Burnett Street, and a new Synagogue was construct...
The enthusiastic support for the Synagogue enabled the mortgage to be paid off in four years.
<ul><li>Sigmund Haubenstuck, President, and Bernard L. Miller, Building Committee Chairman, were instrumental in this acco...
The congregation’s first spiritual leader, Rabbi Mordicai Simckes, was engaged in 1935.  He was succeeded, in 1938, by Rab...
By 1942 about 150 families were affiliated with The Madison Jewish Center.
By 1942 about 150 families were affiliated with The Madison Jewish Center.  The Hebrew School expanded its staff to four f...
By 1942 about 150 families were affiliated with The Madison Jewish Center.  The Hebrew School expanded its staff to four f...
During this period a Men’s Club was formed, and a publication committee devoted itself to the monthly publication as a mea...
<ul><li>In 1945 Rabbi Ralph Silverstein succeeded Rabbi Solomon.  </li></ul><ul><li>He introduced: </li></ul><ul><li>A Jew...
<ul><li>The center’s doors were open at all hours of the day for the welfare of the community’s endeavors in the war effor...
 
With a membership of over 200 families, and a school with 250 students, it was time for Madison to make its move to expand...
<ul><li>A construction committee with Mr. J. Layman as chair </li></ul><ul><li>A finance committee with Mr. L. Oshin as ch...
In 1951 the cornerstone of the new Synagogue was laid on the adjoining site of the original building.
<ul><li>Excitement is in the air! </li></ul>
<ul><li>Left to Right: Harold Lieb, Leon Osprin, Benjamin Ant, Maurice A. Levitan </li></ul>
<ul><li>August 1951 </li></ul>
Engraved in stone on the outside wall of the new Synagogue is the prophetic saying: “ And I have built this house in honor...
 
In 1952 Rabbi Joshua Lindenberg was called to the pulpit of Madison Jewish Center, beginning an exciting era of increased ...
<ul><li>incorporating the Mr. & Mrs. Affiliate into the membership ranks of Madison </li></ul>
<ul><li>incorporating the Mr. & Mrs. Affiliate into the membership ranks of Madison </li></ul><ul><li>Replacing the profes...
<ul><li>incorporating the Mr. & Mrs. Affiliate into the membership ranks of Madison </li></ul><ul><li>Replacing the profes...
<ul><li>March 27, 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>Performance of  “South Persia” </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>Was chaired by Daniel and Lillian Bernstein. </li></ul><ul><li>It was the impetus for the dedication of the 50 th ...
 
Rabbi Phillip Book became our new spiritual leader.
<ul><li>During the 1980’s and 1990’s our Mr. and Mrs. Group took the lead in social events.  Secular New Year’s parties, g...
As we entered the decade of the nineties, Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd became our spiritual leader
As we entered the decade of the nineties, Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd became our spiritual leader. One of his priorities was ...
Through the initiative of Howard Madans, president, a Holocaust Torah was secured from Pisek, Czechoslovakia.
Transfer of the Torah from the brutal, defeated Nazi regime, to its new home here at Madison was undertaken by Elayne and ...
<ul><li>The Pisek Torah Arrives with Elayne and Burt Schildkraut  </li></ul>
The ceremonies began with a parade through the neighborhood with the emancipated Torah in the forefront.  Services in our ...
<ul><li>Wallace Prince, chairman of the Holocaust </li></ul><ul><li>Committee, led the fund raising drive </li></ul>
Rabbi Paltiel Roff was called to the Bima of Madison Jewish Center.  It took just a short time for him to win the hearts a...
Madison Jewish Center elected its first woman president, Linda Bell, in 1997. She provided two years of hands on managemen...
 
Suddenly, in November of 1997  Rabbi Paltiel Roff was struck with a massive heart attack. Over three hundred congregants, ...
The resolve to create a living memorial to our late beloved Rabbi resulted in the establishment of an endowment fund.  The...
Cantor Rimer helped us through the difficult time after Rabbi Roff’s death.  He continued to serve as Cantor while taking ...
<ul><li>That replacement, happily, was Rabbi Shae J. Kane who became the spiritual leader of Madison Jewish Center in 1998...
Rabbi Kane has been a tremendous supporter of all our events, even helping out in our fundraising efforts. Madison continu...
The twenty first century has seen a decline in Conservative Judaism in our area, but the spirit and strength of Madison Je...
 
 
 
<ul><li>Services on Friday, December 31, 1999 were followed by singing, conversation, and food.  At midnight, we all celeb...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barbecue Antiques Road Show
 
<ul><li>Jacob’s Ladder, an original work of art, is now proudly displayed on our Bima </li></ul>
<ul><li>Our remodeled Bima </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
Youth Group (Junior Knights of Pythias) Purim Play, 2011
 
 
<ul><li>We had more than 220 people in attendance at our Social Club sponsored “Doo Wop Dance”. </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Photographers   </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Ander </li></ul><ul><li>Brian Bender </li></ul><ul><li>Norman Green </li...
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    1. 2. Adapted from the Writings of Dan Bernstein
    2. 4. <ul><li>There were only twenty five families, determined to bring to the Marine Park area, “A Jewish Center for Communal purposes, religious, cultural, social and civic advancement”. </li></ul>
    3. 5. This small group rented a store on Nostrand Avenue in 1931 which served as their first Synagogue, with Edward I. Herbet as president.
    4. 6. This small group rented a store on Nostrand Avenue in 1931 which served as their first Synagogue, with Edward I. Herbet as president. Starting as a Modern Orthodox Synagogue, The Madison Jewish Center joined the Conservative Movement a few years later
    5. 7. In 1933, a site was selected on the eastern side of Nostrand Avenue, off Burnett Street, and a new Synagogue was constructed.
    6. 8. The enthusiastic support for the Synagogue enabled the mortgage to be paid off in four years.
    7. 9. <ul><li>Sigmund Haubenstuck, President, and Bernard L. Miller, Building Committee Chairman, were instrumental in this accomplishment. </li></ul>
    8. 10. The congregation’s first spiritual leader, Rabbi Mordicai Simckes, was engaged in 1935. He was succeeded, in 1938, by Rabbi Hyman Solomon who continued in the development of the steady growth of the center.
    9. 11. By 1942 about 150 families were affiliated with The Madison Jewish Center.
    10. 12. By 1942 about 150 families were affiliated with The Madison Jewish Center. The Hebrew School expanded its staff to four full time teachers, including the rabbi.
    11. 13. By 1942 about 150 families were affiliated with The Madison Jewish Center. The Hebrew School expanded its staff to four full time teachers, including the rabbi. A Cantor was engaged adding dignity and musical beauty to the services, and a volunteer choir augmented the services with beautiful renditions of our sacred music.
    12. 14. During this period a Men’s Club was formed, and a publication committee devoted itself to the monthly publication as a means of communication within the center and its membership.
    13. 15. <ul><li>In 1945 Rabbi Ralph Silverstein succeeded Rabbi Solomon. </li></ul><ul><li>He introduced: </li></ul><ul><li>A Jewish War Veterans Group </li></ul><ul><li>An American Veterans Committee </li></ul><ul><li>A “Memory” Club </li></ul><ul><li>A Youth League </li></ul><ul><li>Under his guidance, our late Friday evening services gained increased popularity with the introduction of outstanding guest speakers. </li></ul>
    14. 16. <ul><li>The center’s doors were open at all hours of the day for the welfare of the community’s endeavors in the war effort. </li></ul>
    15. 18. With a membership of over 200 families, and a school with 250 students, it was time for Madison to make its move to expand. On April 2, 1949 Madison celebrated its Chai (18 th ) year by planning to build a new sanctuary.
    16. 19. <ul><li>A construction committee with Mr. J. Layman as chair </li></ul><ul><li>A finance committee with Mr. L. Oshin as chair </li></ul><ul><li>A building committee with Mr. M. A. Schwartz as chair </li></ul><ul><li>A public relations committee with Mr. L. Lipsky as chair </li></ul>
    17. 20. In 1951 the cornerstone of the new Synagogue was laid on the adjoining site of the original building.
    18. 21. <ul><li>Excitement is in the air! </li></ul>
    19. 22. <ul><li>Left to Right: Harold Lieb, Leon Osprin, Benjamin Ant, Maurice A. Levitan </li></ul>
    20. 23. <ul><li>August 1951 </li></ul>
    21. 24. Engraved in stone on the outside wall of the new Synagogue is the prophetic saying: “ And I have built this house in honor of the eternal, the God of Israel” (1 st Kings 8:20)
    22. 26. In 1952 Rabbi Joshua Lindenberg was called to the pulpit of Madison Jewish Center, beginning an exciting era of increased membership and Hebrew School attendance
    23. 27. <ul><li>incorporating the Mr. & Mrs. Affiliate into the membership ranks of Madison </li></ul>
    24. 28. <ul><li>incorporating the Mr. & Mrs. Affiliate into the membership ranks of Madison </li></ul><ul><li>Replacing the professional High Holiday choir with an all volunteer choir </li></ul>
    25. 29. <ul><li>incorporating the Mr. & Mrs. Affiliate into the membership ranks of Madison </li></ul><ul><li>Replacing the professional High Holiday choir with an all volunteer choir </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging the formation of the “Madison Players” who performed in a variety of theatrical productions worthy of Broadway </li></ul>
    26. 30. <ul><li>March 27, 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>Performance of “South Persia” </li></ul>
    27. 32. <ul><li>Was chaired by Daniel and Lillian Bernstein. </li></ul><ul><li>It was the impetus for the dedication of the 50 th </li></ul><ul><li>Anniversary Plaque bearing the names of 114 </li></ul><ul><li>families who joined in supporting this synagogue </li></ul>
    28. 34. Rabbi Phillip Book became our new spiritual leader.
    29. 35. <ul><li>During the 1980’s and 1990’s our Mr. and Mrs. Group took the lead in social events. Secular New Year’s parties, gala dances, holiday celebrations, simulated trips to Israel including the plane ride, sightseeing in various cities, culminating with a visit to Jerusalem and a chance to sample all sorts of Israeli food (all in our own MJC building). </li></ul><ul><li>Do you remember any of those? Which others do you recall? </li></ul>
    30. 36. As we entered the decade of the nineties, Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd became our spiritual leader
    31. 37. As we entered the decade of the nineties, Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd became our spiritual leader. One of his priorities was education, and he was involved with both the Hebrew School and the Adult Education program.
    32. 38. Through the initiative of Howard Madans, president, a Holocaust Torah was secured from Pisek, Czechoslovakia.
    33. 39. Transfer of the Torah from the brutal, defeated Nazi regime, to its new home here at Madison was undertaken by Elayne and Burt Schildkraut, who flew to England to bring the Torah back for the congregation.
    34. 40. <ul><li>The Pisek Torah Arrives with Elayne and Burt Schildkraut </li></ul>
    35. 41. The ceremonies began with a parade through the neighborhood with the emancipated Torah in the forefront. Services in our sanctuary were led by Rabbi Winograd and Cantor Rimer. Speeches by elected officials, a Catholic Monsignor, and a Methodist Priest concluded a most ecumenical service .
    36. 42. <ul><li>Wallace Prince, chairman of the Holocaust </li></ul><ul><li>Committee, led the fund raising drive </li></ul>
    37. 43. Rabbi Paltiel Roff was called to the Bima of Madison Jewish Center. It took just a short time for him to win the hearts and minds of the congregation with his friendly nature, and his love of education for the children and adults. His Hebrew Class of twenty women resulted in a full Saturday Bat Mitzvah for five women. This glorious day and event was a first for Madison.
    38. 44. Madison Jewish Center elected its first woman president, Linda Bell, in 1997. She provided two years of hands on management, compassion and action, and paved the way for the future female presidents of our congregation.
    39. 46. Suddenly, in November of 1997 Rabbi Paltiel Roff was struck with a massive heart attack. Over three hundred congregants, family and friends, attended the solemn and sad funeral services in our sanctuary.
    40. 47. The resolve to create a living memorial to our late beloved Rabbi resulted in the establishment of an endowment fund. The fund provides a yearly stipend for educational uses. An illuminated plaque in the Rabbi’s honor is mounted in our main sanctuary .
    41. 48. Cantor Rimer helped us through the difficult time after Rabbi Roff’s death. He continued to serve as Cantor while taking on many of the responsibilities of a Rabbi as we searched for a suitable replacement for our beloved Rabbi Roff.
    42. 49. <ul><li>That replacement, happily, was Rabbi Shae J. Kane who became the spiritual leader of Madison Jewish Center in 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>Rabbi Kane has brought us a number of innovative programs, including several that focus on our youngsters: </li></ul><ul><li>Tot Shabbat </li></ul><ul><li>Shabbat dinners and services led by Hebrew School students </li></ul><ul><li>Pesach Rishon </li></ul>
    43. 50. Rabbi Kane has been a tremendous supporter of all our events, even helping out in our fundraising efforts. Madison continued with religious, social, and community outreach projects.
    44. 51. The twenty first century has seen a decline in Conservative Judaism in our area, but the spirit and strength of Madison Jewish Center continues to be strong. Let’s take a look down memory lane to see some of the activities of MJC during the last couple of decades. How many of these activities do you remember? How many have you been a part of?
    45. 55. <ul><li>Services on Friday, December 31, 1999 were followed by singing, conversation, and food. At midnight, we all celebrated the secular new year together. </li></ul><ul><li>On Saturday evening, January 1, 2000 after Shabbat, we partied with music, dancing, hot food, and much fun. </li></ul>
    46. 70. Barbecue Antiques Road Show
    47. 72. <ul><li>Jacob’s Ladder, an original work of art, is now proudly displayed on our Bima </li></ul>
    48. 73. <ul><li>Our remodeled Bima </li></ul>
    49. 78. Youth Group (Junior Knights of Pythias) Purim Play, 2011
    50. 81. <ul><li>We had more than 220 people in attendance at our Social Club sponsored “Doo Wop Dance”. </li></ul>
    51. 87. <ul><li>Photographers </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Ander </li></ul><ul><li>Brian Bender </li></ul><ul><li>Norman Green </li></ul><ul><li>Ilene Karpas </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Choice Committee: </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Bell </li></ul><ul><li>Bunny Bender </li></ul><ul><li>Ellen Green </li></ul><ul><li>Howard Madans </li></ul><ul><li>Marilyn Madans </li></ul><ul><li>Journal Committee, and the Journal Chair people </li></ul><ul><li>Bunny Bender </li></ul><ul><li>Marlene Podell </li></ul><ul><li>Special Thanks goes to Dan Bernstein, whose History of Madison Jewish Center provided the basis for this presentation. </li></ul>

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