The Way We Were in 1958-1959

The Way We Were in 1958-1959


AZA at the old JCC on Vine Avenue


Back row, left to right: the late Arnold Schwarzbart, Allen Schwartz, Hal Rosen, the late Berel Scheib, Michael Levy, the late Allen Rosen, David Morrison, the late Sammy Levy, Alan Schwartz, Arnold Cohen, Allan Levine, Jerry Tobe, Matthew Silver, Robert Cohen; front row: the late Jimmy Blumberg, the late David Licht, Edwin Davis, Herbie Jacobs, sweetheart Roberta Reiser (now Okonski), Norman Slovis, Richard Ceen, Norman Busch, Jerry Landis.


Arnold Cohen, Allen Schwartz, Alan Schwartz, and Jerry Landis continue to live in Knoxville.  Mike Levy has recently returned to the area, and now lives in Maryville.


Knoxville’s Mary Linda Schwarzbart is the widow of Arnold Schwarzbart and cousin of David Morrison; Alexandra Rosen and Stephen Rosen are the widow and son of Allen Rosen; Arnold Cohen is Robert’s brother; Richard Licht is David’s brother; Nita Merlin and Myrna Russotto are sisters of Norman Slovis; Donna Tobe is the sister of Jerry.


Thanks to many for help in identification: Richard Licht, Arnold Cohen, Mary Linda Schwarzbart, Alexandra Rosen, Herb Jacobs.


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Note:  In the August 2018 print edition of Ha’Kol, Alan Schwartz and Allen Schwartz were switched.  They are correctly identified here.


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