Barry Reese is the great-grandson of Solomon Grinberg, brother to the original Grinberg brothers of Homestead, Meyer and Morris, who settled in Homestead with their father in 1893. He and his brothers, Ralph (Henry) and Jeffrey, grew up in Munhall with their parents, Rita and Edward. The boys attended Hebrew school, and their parents were active at the shul. The best part? They took video of some of the community events they attended!
Barry guesses that the video below includes: a sisterhood dinner in the late 50’s, maybe a 1959 Purim luncheon, some synagogue event from 1960, and a 1965 sisterhood dinner.
But many of you reading were there! Or your parents were! Can you help identify the events and the people? Do you think this tablecloth is on the banquet table in a couple of the clips?
Please let me know who & what you recognize in the comments below (or email me if you don’t feel comfortable posting online). If you are able, please note the time on the video. For example, I recognize that the woman sitting on the left at 3:50 is Clarice Katz. (If you’re at a computer, the time appears when you move your mouse over the video. If you’re on your phone, you’ll need to touch the video with your finger to make it appear. See the examples at the left.)
I will update this post with everyone’s responses, so we can remember all our friends and family for posterity. Some are in the comments below. Others were told to me directly.
Ellie Weinberger Geller recognizes:
- The “rabbi” for the mock wedding was Yetta Stein.
- Ruth Gross seems to be the lady telling the wedding party when to come out onto the walkway.
- Rabbi Pritzker was there.
- Harry Weinberger was in the audience.
My father believes he recognized his aunt and uncle, Sam and Florence Hepps.
(And before you get worried: It’s not you — the video has not sound.)
Thank you, Barry, for digitizing your family’s home movies for us!