Left Column (top to bottom)

  • Saul Schlau (1898-2007). The synagogue restored him after a very difficult history, and he inspired the Congregation (A). (Photo: Yadira Betances)
  • Saul and Ethel Schlau's passport (C)
  • A postcard from Palestine, 1940 (B)
  • Mrs. Augusta Hershfield, President of the Ladies' Auxiliary in 1930 (E)

Right Column (top to bottom)

  • Jacob Hershfield, President of Congregation Ansha Sholum in the 1970s and 1980s  (D)
  • Jacob Hershfield, in 1981, sorting through old Yiddish books donated to the Lawrence History Center (F)


(A) Born in Austria-Hungary. Survived the Holocaust, but lost many family members. Immigrated from Israel in the 1950's. An expert tailor, he had a shop on Broadway. He lived for the Sabbath and was the traditional soul of the synagogue. Yet he was willing to face change and agreed to count women for the Minyan (Commemoration by Rabbi Karen Landy at the Anniversary Service of Congregation Ansha Sholum in 2009; Obituary in the Eagle-Tribune, February 24, 2007)

(B) (C) (E) (F) Courtesy, Lawrence History Center

(D) Jacob Hershfield (1905-1993), born in the Ukraine and immigrated in 1921, was a Yiddish and Hebrew scholar. Very active in the community. Secretary of Workmen's Circle 902 and treasurer of the Workmen's Circle Cemetery. Photo: Lawrence Eagle Tribune.