A short walk along Route 9 in Dobbs Ferry – Greenburgh Hebrew Center

“Located at 515 Broadway Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522, Greenburgh Hebrew Center was founded in 1947, (Herald Statesman January 30, 1947 p.14), but did not arrive at its current location until 1949 (Dobbs Ferry Register April 29 1949 p. 1). In between these two major developments, something else important occurred. Today Greenburgh Hebrew Center has a Nursery School and a Hebrew School, it was in 1948 that the Hebrew School was established (Greenburgh Hebrew Center- The First Twenty Five Years) under the auspices of Greenburgh Hebrew Center President, Arthur L. Davis and that year’s board of trustees (Personal Communication from Alan Kravitz). The Nursery School was started in 1952 under the auspices of Greenburgh Hebrew Center President, Jack Marrus and that year’s board of trustees (Personal Communication from Alan Kravitz). That same year, The Men’s Club was established (Personal Communication from Alan Kravitz).In 1954, more Jewish people started to move to town. Therefore in 1956 the building was renovated and expanded (Kenter 1997). However, soon it became clear that this building was insufficient, and must be torn down. Then in 1959 a new building, the current one, was constructed at the current location (Herald Statesman April. 20, 1959 p. 25).” (Many faiths, 1 people: The Power of Religious Institutions In Greenburgh- Mount Carmel Church & Greenburgh Hebrew Center. By Riley Wentzler & Felicia Barber)



Taken with a Fuji X-E3 and Fuji XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS II

A short walk along Route 9 in Dobbs Ferry – Dobbs Ferry High School

“The first purpose-built school building in the village was on Main Street, built in 1857, roughly opposite the present town hall. That served until 1896, when a new building was completed on Broadway, just south of the present High School, on what had been the Appleton estate. That 1896 building was doubled in size in the early 20th century with an addition on the back. The addition became the high school, and the front part was the elementary school. The building was dedicated Dec 22, 1896, and the ceremony was recounted in the Dec 25, 1896, issue of the Dobbs Ferry Register, on page 1. The present high school was a WPA project, begun in 1934 and completed in 1936. The 1896 building and the 1936 building sat side by side and comprised the entire school system until Springhurst School was building on the former F. Q. Brown estate in the late 1950s. There was a long battle in the village over whether to build Springhurst. Many times, it was put to a vote and defeated, even though the old buildings were overcrowded and students in many grades were on “double session”—meaning some went from very early in the morning until mid-day and others started at mid-day and stayed until late afternoon. After Springhurst was built, the 1896 building became the middle school, housing grades 5 through 8. In the 1960s or early 70s, Springhurst was expanded and the 1896 building, which was becoming structurally unsound, was demolished. (Additional Source: Personal recollections as a student in the schools (James Luckett) 1955 – 1966.)” (Wikipedia)

Taken with a Fuji X-E3 and Fuji XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS II