Orphanage in Newark, NJ 1943 #usa #france

Aliza Augustine

My father aged 9 and his older brother aged 14 were 
sent from Lisbon on the SS Serpa Pinta to Philadelphia in Jan.1943 after escaping from Toulouse, France with their parents by crossing over the Pyrenees. They ended up in an orphanage in Newark, I assume Jewish, for 6 months until their parents could get a visa and get them out. I have been unable to find any records of this orphanage. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you,

Aliza Augustine <mizaliza@...>

Barbara Ellman

I found 2 references to an orphanage:

Hebrew Orphans Home

Hebrew Orphanage and Sheltering Home (141 Lincoln Ave.)

The references were found in the Rutgers Library Newark Archives Project

There are a number of Catholic orphanages in Newark as well.

Barbara Ellman
Secaucus NJ USA
ELLMAN, COIRA, MAIDMAN - Minkovtsy, Ukraine
KAGLE, FASS - Ulanow, Poland

Sherri Bobish

Hi Aliza,

There is info on some records of orphanages in Newark, NJ here:
Newark Archives Project
  Sponsored by the Newark History Society and Rutgers University-Newark

And, this:

The Hebrew Orphanage & Sheltering Home in the Late 1940s

And, "This building is now a mosque, but it used to be a Jewish orphanage called the Hebrew Sheltering Home (there was another orphanage with the same name in the North Ward)."

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Susan Kobren

I suggest you contact Linda Forgosh, director of the Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey. You may even want to do a search of the Jewish News that is on line there.
Linda’s email is lforgosh@...
Susan Kobren

Researching GLAZAMITSKY, NINBURG, KISSEN, SMULOWITZ, DRESKIN (Nevel, Russia) and SCHWARTZ, SOFER, CHREIN (Volochysk, Volhynia, Ukraine) and KOBRENSKY (Zvenigorodka, Kiev, Ukraine)


My mother was employed at the Jewish Children’s Home (also known as the Hebrew Orphan’s Assylum) at 534 Clinton Ave., in Newark in the early 1930’s. The Home sheltered both girls and boys. My mother was in charge of the girls. While working there she met my father who was a volunteer leader of the Home’s Boy Scout Troop.  They married in 1935, thus ending my mother’s employment at the Home.  Photos of the Home may be seen at: http://newarkcarefacilities.com/photos/index.php?cat=21
Evidently the Home existed into the 1950’s.  See information at: Dana.njit.edu/items/show/176