Photo Credit: JCC Photo Collection; St Paul Jewish Community Center; St. Paul; Ramsey; Minnesota.

In the 1940s, Jewish servicemen stationed at Ft. Snelling and from as far away as Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Colorado received a free membership to the JEC during WWII. The center carried on the tradition of free memberships to Jewish soldiers begun in WWI.

They gave you a nice cup of tea and you got to chat with the girls. A worthwhile evening in any man’s book, I should think.

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