CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
THE NADEN STORE
773-775-777 KAIGHN AVENUE and 24th & FEDERAL STREET
The Naden Store, Inc. - Kaighn
Avenue at 8th Street
- Camden NJ
Mary Naden and her family operated a furniture and home furnishings business on Kaighn Avenue at Clover Street in Camden NJ for the better part of five decades. One son, Jacob Naden, also operated a second shop in East Camden on Federal Street at 24th Street in 1930s and 1940s. Interestingly, the Camden Courier-Post reported on February 10, 1936 that he acquired the "northwest corner Twenty-fourth and Federal Streets, north side Federal Street , 20 feet west Twenty-fourth Street;" from "Velma E. Duncan et als" for only $1.
Born in Russia in 1900, Jacob Naden came to America in 1913. He marries Mollie Visor in the early 1920s, however the marriage did not last, and he remarried. In 1924 he was living at 1025 Princess Avenue in Camden's Parkside section. He wed shortly before the April 1930 census, and with wife Doris he was living in a home at 3728 Terrace Avenue in Pennsauken NJ. He later returnrd to the Parkside section of Camden NJ, living at 1503 Baird Boulevard, near many other members of the Camden business community, and Congregation Beth El. Jacob Naden was very learned in Jewish matters, and was active in civic affairs within the Jewish community. He was an active member of the Camden lodge of B'nai B'rith. By the mid-1960s he had moved his business to Riverside NJ.
The East Camden store was sold to the Hurley department store chain in the late 1940s. The Naden store on Kaighn Avenue remained in business as late as 1977, according to the October 1977 New Jersey Bell telephone directory. Jacob Naden passed away in 1972.
The building at 773-775-777 Kaighn Avenue was later occupied by another business, South Jersey Store Fixtures, which still occupies the building as of March 2003.
|Inside of the Hebrew Ethical Classin Chaye Adom which belonged to Jacob Naden|
|Note the address and date|
|Courtesy of Rabbi David Herman, Baltimore MD, 2006|
Jewish Yearbook for 1931-1932
Dale, H., Haddon Book Bindery
R., 1455 Broadway
Camden Courier-Post - February 26, 1936
Merchants Plan Gala Event as Span Line Opens
merchants are preparing
for their greatest Prosperity Parade.
by the retail merchants division of Camden County Chamber of Commerce,
this blue-ribbon business event opens here March 13 and continues
until April 11.
The event, in which more than 100 merchants operating 200 retail stores have been enlisted, will mark the opening of the Camden High Speed Line and increased purchasing power of the South Jersey public.
for the first time in Camden, "auction bucks" will be
introduced. They are a special form of currency printed for the
four-weeks event and will be issued with every 25-cent purchase or
multiple thereof, four "auction bucks" to every dollar of
The "auction bucks," it was explained by Leonard M. Wolper, chairman of the Prosperity Parade committee, will be used as money at two mammoth auction sales to be held in Camden theatres during the parade period. Hundreds of seasonable articles of merchandise donated by local merchants will be up for auction at both sales and may only be obtained with the "auction bucks."
"The parade will be a gala occasion," Wolper said. "Merchants, manufacturers, municipal officials, labor organizations, professional men I and the general public will join hands in demonstrating the value of spending Camden-earned dollars with Camden business men."
Various entertainment and music features are being arranged by the Prosperity Parade committee. Stage, radio, and film stars are expected to appear personally at various Camden theatres during the. four-weeks event.
A widespread advertising campaign through newspapers, theatres. billboards and the radio is also scheduled to attract customers from the suburbs and throughout South Jersey during Camden's biggest business revival.
Wolper, the committee includes S.
Lester, Harry A. Moran, Leon
Naden, Frank J. Kinsella and Minot J. Savage. John Price Myen
is chairman of the retail
merchants division of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce..
January 1, 1938
This ad was part of a promotion where several local businesses donated gifts to the first baby born in Camden in 1938.
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.
Card for the 24th & Federal
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