Objects of the Month

February 2012: Newsclipping about JCC women basketball players, 1935

Newsclipping about JCC women basketball players, 1935
  • Object No.: 2002.11.2
  • Donor: Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
  • Description:

    Newsclipping featuring Jewish Community Center women basketball players practicing, February 22, 1935, Washington Times, included in JCC scrapbook.
    From left to right, Betty Kronman, Alto Schnitzer, Dorothy Shatzman (with ball), Sally Parker, and Helen Bushlow.

This 1935 newsclipping of JCC basketball players is from a collection of scrapbooks that document the Jewish Community Center at 16th & Q Streets, NW. The scrapbooks date from 1919 to 1980s and include many newsclippings, program invitations, photographs, and calendars of events documenting lectures, music recitals, and sporting events.

The photo in this clipping is featured in a documentary, Jewish Women in American Sport: Settlement Houses to the Olympics. Executive Producer Dr. Linda Borish of Western Michigan University visited our archives while conducting research for the film. We are proud that she selected this photograph for inclusion in the documentary. 

Do you have material documenting local Jewish athletics or an Jewish athlete that you'd like to donate to the Jewish Historical Society? Contact us at info@jhsgw.org or (202) 789-0900.