Aleph Zadik Aleph

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A Boston native, Gertrude Karp Feldbaum moved to New Albany and then to Louisville in 1909. Her family was from Grodna, Russia. She married in Boston in 1908. She and her husband were Louisville grocery owners until 1924. She remembers Jewish life and geographical distribution; Jewish merchants; synagogues; cemetery; Herman Straus Department store; the Depression years; the Young Men's Hebrew Association and Blanche Mitchell; dances; building the Jewish Community Center; the "Snack Bar"; swim teams; beauty contests; center clubs; Jerry Abramson; AZA (Aleph Zadik Aleph) Conventions.
Frank Weisberg was born in 1942 to Charles and Marion Weisberg, who were both born in Louisville. His grandparents were Clara Hyman, Alec and Rebecca Bierman, Sam Weisberg and Mil. Earliest recollections are of Barret Avenue. He also recalls Resnick AZA (Aleph Zadik Aleph) - father, advisor; Young Men's Hebrew Association; schooling (at Fern Creek High there were only eight Jewish people); Hebrew School; Jewish Community Center, which was an integral part in life of his time.