ELLIS GOODMAN was born April 24, 1898. He opened his real estate office in Camden NJ at 515 Market Street in Camden NJ in 1926. He moved his business to 427 Market Street sometime in the 1950s. He also was involved in insurance, and was the president of the Kaighn Saving and Loan Association. Ellis Goodman was also an active member of Camden and South Jersey's Jewish community. He was a director of Congregation Beth El, on Park Boulevard across from Farnham Park, and an officer of the Federation of Jewish Charities and the Zionist Organization of America.
Ellis Goodman lived during the 1940s and 1950s at 2596 Baird Boulevard in Camden NJ. He lived in Cherry Hill NJ in the latter years of his life. He passed away in September of 1982.
Ellis Goodman was married to Lillian Rosengarten, daughter of Robert Rosengarten, who was partners in Dewees & Rosengarten, a typewriter and business machine sales company on Market Street. Lillian Rosengarten Goodman carried the Ellis Goodman realty business forward until her retirement in 2004.
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Uncle Ellis Goodman's real estate and insurance business was at 427 Market
from approximately 1950 to 1995. My Aunt Lillian Goodman retired
officially a few weeks ago. Prior to 1950, Uncle Ellis was at 515 Market.
I think he had the building there since 1926 when he went into business.
fancy marble on the 427 Market
fašade was custom ordered by my Uncle Ellis when he refurbished the
building before moving into it. Aunt Lillian said there was some extra
put aside just in case it got damaged. Someone did run into that
building damaging a piece last year but the money the insurance company
offered to fix it wouldn't touch the cost of repairs, even with the
Goodman was quite a philanthropist. He was a wealthy man but lived
fairly conservatively. It is safe to say he contributed millions of
dollars to the Zionist movement. I really wish I'd gotten to know him
better, but when you're a kid you aren't interested in the same things
you are at age 50. Hell of a guy and dearly loved by the Camden
Ellis never spoke much of his childhood, but I guess I never asked. I
know he came to the
of Uncle Ellis's family perished in the Holocaust. One sister survived
and went to
Camden Courier-Post - February 1, 1938
RABBI SPEAKS IN CAMDEN TONIGHT
Rabbi Israel Goldstein, of New York, president of the Jewish National Fund of America, will speak tonight at a mass meeting at the Hotel Walt Whitman, in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Jewish National Fund.
Preceding the meeting, he will be the guest at a dinner tendered by members of the Jewish community here.
Leon H, Rose, Camden attorney, who is president of the Jewish National Fund Conncil of Southern New Jersey, will be toastmaster. Rabbis N. H. J. Riff and Philip L. Lipis [of Congregation Beth El- PMC] will speak.
Dr. Goldstein is rabbi of Congregation B'nai Jeshrun, and active in Jewish communal, civic and interfaith movements. He is a member of the New York Regional Relations Board and of the National Executive Committee on Workers and Farmers Rights, and president of the Jewish Conciliation Court of America. The Jewish National Fund of America, of which he is head, has for its purpose the purchase of land in Palestine.
Those at the dinner will include:
David Breslau, Ben Zion Steinberg, Isaac Singer, Mrs. Samuel Kaplan, Mrs. Abraham Kaplan, Samuel Varbalow, Meyer Adelman, E. George Aaron, Jacob Leventon, Jesse Satenstein, Lewis Liberman, A. J. Rosenfeld, Judge Joseph Varbalow, Elias Klein, Mark Marritz, Albert B. Melnik, Dr. Samuel H. Blank, Barney B. Brown, Jacob Naden, Samuel Ginns, Ernest Dubin, Ellis Goodman, Leon Naden, Louis Rovner, Joseph Ruttenberg. Morris Liebman, Albert Caplan, Lester Abrahamer, I. J. Milask, Isadore H. Hermann, Milton C. Nurock, Harry Trautenberg, Manuel Winigrad, Hanan Yarden, Morris Drob and Mrs. Dora E. Rose.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 7, 1938|
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