Wednesday, December 20 is the last day of Hanukkah. If you’ve been celebrating the last 8 nights, we hope you’ve had a festive holiday filled with family, menorah lightings, and maybe a few-too-many latkes. Here at BHS we wish you and your family a Happy Hanukkah!
The photo of the week depicts a grandmother at a Hanukkah party in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn in 1980. This photograph comes from the Marcia Bricker photographs collection comprised of 47 photographs and slides taken by Marcia Bricker between 1975 and 1990 that document Dubrow’s Cafeteria, Hasidim at Coney Island, and Russian immigrants at Brighton Beach. This collection is not digitized, but we hope you will take the time to view this rich collection at the Othmer Library during public research hours.
Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. Interested in seeing even more historic Brooklyn images? Visit our Brooklyn Visual Heritage website here. To search BHS’s entire collection of images, archives, maps, and special collections visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Sat, 1:00-5:00 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org