From Days Gone By: Merkos Shlichus in the Early ’50s
A group of students of the newly established Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in 770 pose for a group photo prior to their departure on Merkos Shlichus, circa early 1950s. Can you identify anyone in the photo?
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I see that almost all of the bochurim wore ties!
Also take note of the color of their hats – most hats were not black (many grey hats and even a white hat!).
Front row: 2nd from right – Sholom Ber Gurari A”H, 4th from right – Yaakov Holtzman.
2nd row: 1st on right -Sholom Ber Futerfas, with Whit hat – Feivel Rimler, 2nd from left – Moshe Groner A”H, above him, yibodel lchayim tovim, Harav Leibel Groner, Zajac.
3rd row: 1st on left – Reb Dovid Raskin, Sholom Ber Alprowitz,
Looks more like 1953/54.
first row at right- looks like Rabbi Binyomin Mentz
in the 2nd row- 2nd from left- R’ Moshe Groner OBM
in the third row- looks like R’ Leibel Groner
Reb David raskin
Right side in the back
front bottom right is R’ Binyomin Mentz, back right looks like R’ Dovid Raskin
Here are two
Bottom Left Simcha Zirkind
Bottom Right Binyomin Mentz
3rd from right, in front row – looks like R’ Kuperman
Z Katzman O”H bottom left
Berg Botttom center
2nd row right Jacobson O”H
3rd row left. I believe it is Reb Yoiel kahn
first from right
reb zelig katzman AH
Is that R’ Ahron Fishbein
Not R’ Ahron Fishbein
its RABBI Ahron Fishbein
To fashion police
Whats ur point? We wear black hats bcuz we want to do as the rebbe did. If u yearn for a tie and a grey hat cuz that will make u feel better, go ahead.
Point is that if today a bochur would dare wear a white hat, he would be considered “off the derech” or “with issues”.
3rd from right in back row, with wide smile looks like Yehuda Biston A”H
R Elye Gross A’H took the picture