A recently discovered stash of photos, taken in Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad of Los Angeles throughout the 1980-90s, displays iconic moments and unique individuals. Do you know more details?
By Anash.org reporter
A recently discovered stash of photos is bringing back memories to many YOEC graduates of their years in yeshiva.
The photos, taken in Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad of Los Angeles, California, document scenes in both the zal and mesivta divisions throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
Among the photos, one can find many iconic California personalities, visiting chassidic greats, and longtime members of the yeshiva staff. A number of photos also show the entire yeshiva or a class posing for a group photo.
Do you recognize any of the faces in the photos, or know any more details?
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shout out to dovi spalter for finding these pictures and making them avalible
The photos look like someone took a picture of the picture, can they be scanned to file for better quality?
מצטרף. Way to go Dovi!
In the 5th to last picture, the man standing on Rabbi Ezra Shochet’s right is Reuven Russell
The next picture looks like it was taken by the Chabad Telethon
No. It is in the old zal.
It looks like the cast of the Telethon who are posing for the picture (wherever it was taken).
The “old Zal” is and always was the dining room once they moved out of the trailers. That pic is in the dining room. Still has the same floor.
MBD is in the center. All the way to the left is Rabbi Cunin, of course and Levi Bukiet, shey.
Most of the rest of the people are Balei Batim, like Moshe Fishman, A”H, David Ferszt, A”H, Chaim Rubin, shey, Mordechai Weiss, shey, Mottel Feiglin, shey, and Rabbi Chaim Mentz, shey
Very nice memories . Is there a platform where everyone can post pics of Yoec from the 80’s & 90’s. Thanks for posting.
#8 First year of Chabad school: Rabbi Thaler’s class with Lloyd Gutman in front, Sol Emet, Ricky Bloom, David Smoller, Albert Kubie, Neil Cohn in the center back.
#10 is Velvel the chef who coated our fancy veal chops in pancake batter — basically looked like pancakes with a bone sticking out.
#38 First year — full high school pic: just gonna list some…
first row starting near middle: Danny Cohen, Neil Cohn, Albert Kubie, David Dardashti, skip, sammy –, Jeff Fayman, skip, Jonah Goldberg , Sol Emet, David Gurvitz.
Second row middle: Steven Alevy, Yaakov Brafman, Ricky Bloom, Scott Brown, Lloyd Gutman
Pity I have plenty of pics
Please send them to anash, they can follow up with more pics
Wow, What a throwback. These are from the days before Dovi and even Mendy Spalter were a part of Yoec.
Lots of familiar faces for those of us from the LA/Yeshiva shul/Moshiach building crowd.
The smile on Rabbi Schochet’s face when he is hugging R’ Mendel Futerfas is so amazing.
#1 R’Mendel Farbrenging with R’ Shimmy Raichik on one side and his father R/ Shmuel Dovid Raichik on the other side followed by Rabbi Schochet.
#2 – The rosh probably giving a shiur to balabatim. I see Michael Norton, Maybe Nochum Cherman, Mr. Block, Levi Bonder.
#3 Possibly Tanchum Levine talking to the Rosh.
4,5,6 – R’ Mendel on a visit to yeshiva
#7 – Dovi Blauner and Schusterman in the lab
9 – R Schochet, Citron and Bart center of a school pic
10 – Correction Neil Cohn, he was not the chef, just the baker.
11 – sitting is R’ Citron and schochet, Standing is Simcha Bart, R’ Dalfin and R Oster.
12 – I only recognize Hershy Novack and Sruly Perlman
13- Oster, Citron, Schochet , Schapiro
14 – Rabbi Back surrounded by, Manis Frankel, YY Wihelm, Shmulik R. Shaiky Bukiet, Arele Loschak, Laizer Labkowsky a plotke and a plotkin, Berry Schmukler, Yossi Illulian, YN Raichik
#5 That’s Shwartzie Ah sitting behind Rabbi Shochet
yep, #3 is my Dad R’ Tanchum Levine a”H kibitzing with the Rosh!!
I knew your dad in the late 70’s when he would come to the Garden Theatre Festival with his sketch pad. We got to be friends for a while.
#19 Hillel Schanowitz
#15 is Moshe Weiss A”H
Third Kevutza of Bochurim Shluchim. Celebrating 40 years, today!
Back row L-R
Y Weg, D Lefkowitz, C Dalfin, Zilberstrom, S Bart
Y Winner, B Hecht, Kreiman?, G Steinmetz, Y Winner
This group you got right! Yasher Koiach!
The Rosh between Reuven Russel and Yisroel Feiner, shey’
Sitting in front is Rabbi Yerachmiel Stillman, ZL, and looks like yibadel Lchaim Nachman Kreiman, shey
Karp, Jurkowitz,?, Raskin, Winner
?, Fogelman, Sputz, Ehrentreu, Blizinsky?
Second Kvutza of Bochurim Shluchim:
Karp, Yurkovitch, Lurie, Raskin, Kugel
Berkowitz, Fogelman, Shputz, Rimler, Blizinsky
If you look at picture 30 that the rosh rabbi Ezra shochet . Thanks dovi s