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Be Nice to our Boys

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Be Nice to our Boys

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.

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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