This week’s focus is for Jewish business and professional offices in and around the Humboldt and Ferry areas, continuing my general request for help researching Jewish businesses, neighborhood by neighborhood. In the Humboldt area there was an array of medical practitioners and several local pharmacies. Do you remember them? Ferry area business at various times included Altman’s Grocery, Kaufman’s Bakery, Risman’s Grocery, Reisner’s Fish, Gallen Grocery, Cheskin Deli, Chepin and Fagin Deli, Rosen Butcher, Lippes Bakery, Zollerson Grocery, Tasman Tailor, Rosenberg Tailor, Leff’s Pharmacy, Schwartz Bakery, and Perelstein Butcher shop, to name just a few. Can you add more information about these names, or any others? What other businesses do you remember? These names represent a sampling of former services offered in the extended Ferry area. Can you add to these lists, and more centrally, provide further information? We have a small collection of materials for Temple Beth David interspersed across several collections, but need further information about Humboldt Orthodox, Ohev Zedek, Anshe Zedek, Ohel Jacob and Tifereth Zion. Perhaps you have old programs, photographs, anniversary books, or clippings?
A few weeks ago I asked about pharmacy related information. This week, I’d like to find out more information about law enforcement and fire service personnel. In the next issue, I’ll focus on the West Side, but in the mean time, you can share your stories by contacting me at: 716-204-5388, or email, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also write to: Dr. Chana Kotzin, Jewish Buffalo Archives Project, Bureau of Jewish Education, 2640 North Forest Road, Suite 400, Getzville, NY 14068.