Author Archives: Webmaster- AJHS New England

Chapter II: Of Civil Seders in the Civil War

Interested in learning more about American Jewish history and AJHS-New England Archives? Join our mailing list today to receive our quarterly newsletter and event invitations! To mark the Passover holiday, the American Jewish Historical Society-New England Archives recalls the challenges Jewish soldiers … Continue reading

Posted in Chapters in American Jewish History | 2 Comments

Stop & Shop

In 1935, Economy opened R.H. White, its first self-service supermarket. The store was a success, and Economy began to open more self-service stores using the name Stop & Shop. Due to the popularity of the Stop & Shop stores, the … Continue reading

Posted in Online Exhibits

Economy Grocery Stores

Jacob and Julius Rabinovitz founded Economy (also known as Ecco) in 1914. The stores began to struggle around the year 1918, but when JR and his son Sidney joined they were able to turn business around. As the company grew it … Continue reading

Posted in Online Exhibits

Community Involvement and Philanthropy

  The Rabb family was actively involved in the Jewish community and greater Boston community. Members of the Rabb family held positions in numerous organizations including the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Bonds for Israel, the Boston Public Library, the Kennedy Library Foundation, … Continue reading

Posted in Online Exhibits

Avram and Carol Goldberg

Carol R. Goldberg (CRG, 1931- ) and Avram J. Goldberg (AVG, 1930- ) began to take over the running of Stop & Shop as the Rabb brothers retired from the business. Carol Goldberg (née Rabb) was the daughter of Sidney and Esther Rabb. Educated … Continue reading

Posted in Online Exhibits

Norman and Irving Rabb

Norman S. Rabb (NSR, 1905-1997) was the second son of JR and Lottie Rabinovitz. He attended the Boston Latin School and Harvard University. Norman Rabb joined Stop & Shop in 1925, becoming a buyer, advertising manager, and then Vice President of … Continue reading

Posted in Online Exhibits

Sidney R. Rabb

Sidney R. Rabb (SRR, 1900-1985) was the oldest son of JR and Lottie Rabinovitz. He attended the Boston Latin School and Harvard University. He began working at Economy in 1918 after being discharged from the U.S. Marines, and by 1919 he … Continue reading

Posted in Online Exhibits

JR and Jacob Rabinovitz

Joseph Rabinovitz (JR, 1878-1967) and Jacob Rabinovitz (1885-1967) were sons of Nachman Schleime and Yente Rabinovitz. JR was the first to join the grocery business, co-founding the Standard Grocery Company in 1898. When Economy Grocery Stores was founded by his brothers Jacob and … Continue reading

Posted in Online Exhibits

The Rabb Family

Nachman Schleime and Yente Rabinovitz left Malestovka, Russia with their children in 1891. The family first tried unsuccessfully to enter Palestine. According to family legend, the Rabinovitz family then tried to board a boat to Argentina, but accidentally ended up … Continue reading

Posted in Online Exhibits

The Rabb Family and Stop & Shop

The Rabb (or Rabinovitz) family is the founding family of Stop & Shop. The grocery business had become something of a Rabinovitz family tradition. In the early 1890s Yente Rabinovitz had opened a small grocery store on Salem Street in … Continue reading

Posted in Online Exhibits