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    • Boy Scout Awards, 1951

    • Boy Scout Awards, 1951
    • Markow Photography
    • Jewish life
    • Arizona Supreme Court Judges Charles Bernstein (far left) and Francis Donofrio (second from right) present awards to Boy Scouts in 1951. Bernstein was the first Jewish Supreme Court Chief Justice in Arizona history. He is known for his his ruling...
    • National Bank of Arizona, ca. 1890

    • National Bank of Arizona, ca. 1890
    • Unknown
    • Jewish life;
    • The National Bank of Arizona in Phoenix, as seen in the 1890s. Emil Ganz, Confederate war veteran and three-time mayor of Phoenix, was president of the bank at this time. Ganz had a successful career in the hotel and banking business, and his...
    • New York Store, 1895

    • New York Store, 1895
    • Unknown
    • Jewish life;
    • This photograph of the New York Store was taken in 1895, the year it opened. The store's founder, Sam Korrick, is the man smiling to the right of the middle man. Korrick immigrated to America from Poland in 1888, worked his way west and settled in...
    • Lantin Store in Globe, ca. 1910

    • Lantin Store in Globe, ca. 1910
    • Unknown
    • Jewish life;
    • Max Lantin, second from right, and his employees pose outside of Lantin’s store in Globe, Arizona, around 1910. The man on the far left is Mr. Ballard, a bookkeeper, and second from left is Mr. Rowe, a salesman.
    • Lew King and the Women's Division of the Israeli Symphony, 1951

    • Lew King and the Women's Division of the Israeli Symphony, 1951
    • Markow Photography
    • Jewish life
    • Women from the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra present Lew King with a poster for the Orchestra's 1951 performance in Phoenix, conducted by a then-unknown Leonard Bernstein. Lew King was a local celebrity who became nationally known for hosting a...
    • Cione Dancers, 1951

    • Cione Dancers, 1951
    • Markow Photography
    • Jewish life
    • Tap dancers dress up for a performance or photo shoot for Jack Cione's dance studio. Cione owned 14 dance studios in Phoenix and produced a television show in the 1940s.
    • Women Baking for JCC Annual Fair, 1958

    • Women Baking for JCC Annual Fair, 1958
    • Markow Photography
    • Jewish life
    • In this shot taken for the "Jewish News of Greater Phoenix," two women bake a cake for the Phoenix Jewish Community Center Annual Fair.
    • Miss Israel 1950

    • Miss Israel 1950
    • Markow Photography
    • Jewish life
    • Miss Israel 1950, Miriam Yaron, greets a man identified as Captain Berner at a Phoenix area airport. Yaron, born in Germany in 1929 and living in Brazil in 1950, was the first winner of the Miss Israel beauty pageant.
    • Map of Phoenix, 1951

    • Map of Phoenix, 1951
    • Markow Photography
    • Jewish life
    • Members of the Phoenix Jewish Community Council contemplate a map of Phoenix in 1951. The man on the left is Sam Brodsky, and the woman pointing at the map is Edith Baum.
    • Cione Demonstration, 1951

    • Cione Demonstration, 1951
    • Markow Photography
    • Jewish life
    • Dancers, led by Jack Cione, rehearse for "Krazy Kapers" in a promotional shot for the "Jewish News of Greater Phoenix," taken at Jack Cione's dance studio. Cione owned 14 dance studios in Phoenix and produced a television show in the 1940s.
    • Sign Installation at New Phoenix Jewish Community Center, 1951

    • Sign Installation at New Phoenix Jewish Community Center, 1951
    • Markow Photography
    • Jewish life
    • Morrie Hershman and Sidney Pickelner hold the sign for the new Phoenix Jewish Community Center, while Edith K. Baum points. The center opened at 2211 North Central Avenue in December 1951 and was used until the permanent center at 1510 East...
    • Israel Bond Drive, 1951

    • Israel Bond Drive, 1951
    • Markow Photography
    • Jewish life
    • A representative of the Israel Bond Drive, identified as Mr. Samuel, speaks to Phoenix community members about investing in a brand new program. The Israel Bond Drive, lanched in 1951 and still in existence today, raises money for the development...
    • Phoenix Jewish Community Center Inauguration, 1951

    • Phoenix Jewish Community Center Inauguration, 1951
    • Markow Photography
    • Jewish life
    • Young couples dance at a celebration held on December 8, 1951. Four hundred people attended a dedication ceremony commemorating the Jewish Community Center's move to 2211 N. Central Avenue. The site was leased from the estate of the late Dwight B....
    • Golden Age Club, 1952

    • Golden Age Club, 1952
    • Markow Photography
    • Jewish life
    • Members of the Phoenix Community Center's Golden Age Club pose inside the building. The Golden Age Club provided socialization and programming for senior members of the Jewish community.

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