Dedication of the Toby Carliner Sanchez Archival Room
On Sunday, April 10th at 2:00 p.m., East Midwood Jewish Center will be dedicating their historic archives, covering nearly a century of Brooklyn Jewish history, as “The Toby Carliner Sanchez Archival Room.”
The archives include photos of Ruth Bader (later Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg), who attended EMJC’s Hebrew school as a child, and images, documents and membership records of thousands of other Brooklynites who’ve made EMJC a hub of Jewish life in Brooklyn. Family members and descendants of EMJC members can use the archives to learn more about their history and about the synagogue and social community they were part of.
Toby Carliner Sanchez is a longtime member and past president of EMJC. In 2008, Toby undertook the project of creating the archives. In order to become proficient, Sanchez enrolled in the Masters in Library Science program at Queens College. In 2011, she completed her Master’s degree. Sanchez continued her work on the archives and completed the project in 2020. A plaque in her honor will be unveiled at the dedication ceremony as EMJC celebrates Toby Sanchez and her invaluable work.
Said Sanchez: “Every piece of paper in the archives is a voice from the past, a testament to Jewish life here in Brooklyn and elsewhere. Archives exist to make the past accessible, so that current and future generations have access to them.”
East Midwood Jewish Center is on the National Register of Historic Places, and its sanctuary is featured on the TV series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” as the synagogue attended by the Maisels.
Date: Sunday, April 10
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Avenue (between Avenue K and Avenue L)