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AACHM Oral History: Audrey Monagan

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 3:33pm

Audrey Monagan was born in Ann Arbor in 1941, and grew up in a close-knit, predominantly black neighborhood on North Fifth Ave. She remembers attending Bethel AME Church with her grandparents, spending time at the Dunbar Community Center, and helping raise her younger siblings. She attended Jones School and Pioneer High School before working for General Motors, where she was an inspector for eighteen years. Mrs. Monagan has been married to her second husband, Philip, for 48 years.

Children of the Beth Emeth Religious School celebrate the Jewish holiday of Succoth, October 1969

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Ann Arbor News, October 4, 1969
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A Jewish Thanksgiving Children of Beth Emeth Religious School decorated a Succah to celebrate the Jewish holiday, Succoth which is ending today. Similar to the Christian Thanksgiving, Succoth is a time for the Jews to get close to nature and remember the many blessings that have been given to them. The Succah is decorated with pumpkins, corn stalks, cranberries, and squash. The children who helped decorate are: from left to right, Amos Guiora, Beth, Eric, and Todd Miller, Mark Loeb, Michelle and Debbie Oberman, Kara and Becky Kantor. The closing of the eight-day celebration is Simchath Torah tomorrow.