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PRELUDE TO AN INVITATION
Thomas Jefferson H.S. - Brooklyn, New York
55th Gala Reunion - Class of 1961
by Thea Alpert, Class Administrator/Event Coordinator

The year was 1961. We were teenagers of 16, 17 and 18 at graduation. Who could have known the future and made sense of the concept of 2016. We were young and free in the 60s, pursuing a college education; landing our first job; traveling the world; questioning, searching for inner and world peace; serving our communities; searching for reciprocal love, even starting families. Lives were interrupted and cut short as our country engaged in protested war; assassinations gripped the nation; turmoil on U.S. soil begged for social reform. Much has gone awry in our world in 54 years, but it is because of our individual strengths, humor and good fortune that we have made it to 2015 in what has been a journey of substance.

The year 2016 will be a shining one as we celebrate our 55th year of graduation from Thomas Jefferson High School, the institution that offered us a quality education, the road to maturity, and the place where many lifetime friendships blossomed. 2015 will be an exciting year as we engage in plans for our gala affair. The New York area is the chosen site of celebration in springtime of 2016. Details will follow at a future date.

Snail mail has been discontinued. Invitations and registration forms will be sent to all 1961 students who provide us with their contact details.

Join us in celebration and indulge yourself memorably at our 55th high school reunion. With best wishes and a good year to all...

NOTICE TO 1961 GRADUATES: THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE PROVIDED US WITH CONTACT INFORMATION WILL RECEIVE AN INVITATION TO OUR 55TH REUNION. PLEASE ENTER THIS INFORMATION IN YOUR PROFILE HERE ON CLASSREPORT. CONTACT INFO REMAINS CONFIDENTIAL UNLESS YOU ELECT TO SHARE.

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COMMENTARY
by Prof. Asher J. Matathias

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A Greek Tragedy

B"H

As has been his wont, our Demitrios, a rare sagacious Greek-speaking commentator, once again spun the Greek tragedy now unfolding before our eyes in the most stark terms, reflecting a failed Tsipras administration intent on taking his people down with him to the bitter end. Unable to negotiate in good faith (how could it be, given the false pretenses under which he assumed power?), possessed of neither imagination nor a concrete plan to extricate Greece from its misery --- save the simpleton's assertion that he would tear up the signed Memoranda, and impose a unilateral cut in the national debt --- he is now resorting to accusing his constitutional opposition as Germanphiles, working as an internal fifth column to undermine his extreme leftist government of unreconstructed Communists, Maoists, Leninists, Marxists, all anti-democrats! Tsipras has managed to isolate his country in Europe and the world, including his newly-found friends in Moscow and Beijing --- a dangerous turn to the East that will set Greece back generations! Moreover, one cannot escape that the not-so-secret agenda of these radicals was to fashion a latter-day Trojan horse with which to undermine the European institutions, and the American-led NATO alliance; the last a military combination which was founded after President Truman saved Greece from Communism; how ironic, their descendants are occupying positions of authority in Athens! The choice on Sunday, July 5, is compelling: a NO, OXI, vote will inexorably lead to withdrawal from the European Union and the euro currency; an emphatic NAI, YES, ballot will lead to another, more successful attempt to reconnect with the country's Western partners, and with the added welcome outcome of having Tsipras out of office! Not a bad prospect, in fact, it is to be devoutly hoped!

July 1, 2015
Poll: 85% of Greeks Believe the Jews Have Too Much Power Over Global Finance

A new poll by the Anti-Defamation League found that the majority of Greeks continue to hold anti-Semitic views about Jewish control over finance and the global economy,... FREEBEACON.COM Asher J. Matathias: From my own empirical evidence I affirm such findings. Last evening's Internet interview on wpso.com, based in Tarpan Springs, FL, gave ample reason to believe, in the main, that non-Jewish Greeks perpetuate anti-Semitic-Zionist-American prejudices that have flowered in the extreme during the protracted five-year-old Greek economic crisis, now morphing into a tragedy! Repeatedly, I was confronted with the notion that "my" G-d is exclusive in commanded His People to circumcise --- oblivious, or ignorant of the fact that Jesus was born, circumcised, held a Passover Seder, and died ... a Jew. The link of Soros-Rothchild-Goldman Sachs to Greeks is both obvious and allegedly nefarious. Is it any wonder that these notions held by too many Greeks, embarrass and even shame ... them and the Greece? In this session, the host even added to the slur held for Jews --- remember that defense minister Panos Kammenos in a televised statement said that Jews do not pay taxes to the Greek state, while his cousin ANEL deputy Dimitris Kammenos linked the financial crisis to the Jews entering Auschwitz --- by blithely saying it was a Jew who enrolled his daughter to a credit card, and then charged extortionist fees! Mention was made of the Kavala Holocaust monument, erected 70 years late, only to have it splattered with paint a week later! The examples of hate harbored by the natives of Greece, of course, includes racial minorities and immigrants who desperately seek refuge in the country; imagine, their dire condition bringing them to Greek shores, ironically, make them see the country as their Promised Land --- becoming immediately aware that they are not wanted, and abused by the likes of Golden Dawn, and not only! Such sad tidings make me reiterate on a daily basis how blessed I am to live in our glorious America, governed by tolerant and accepting leaders!

http://www.businessinsider.com/greek-atm-bank-run-and-queues-person-blamed-a-rothschild-led-zionist-conspiracy-for-greeces-crisis-2015-6

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We've only begun to whet your appetite with our news and those delectable photo and video h'or deurvres. If you're ready for the main course, please consider a yearly membership in the TJHS Alumni Association. You'll receive Alumni newsletters about all graduating classes of TJHS, filled with personal stories, tributes, reunion info ... and much more . . . all mailed to your home ... for a membership fee that is more economical than five cups of java that won't last as long as the written word.

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Stu Rothstein is ready to mail a membership application to your home. Please contact him at sturothstein64@yahoo.com - provide your name (ladies, please include your maiden and married names), complete address, phone number and month/year of graduation. Your dessert will be many happy classmates thrilled to reunite with you at our upcoming reunions.

Your memories are everlasting only when preserved.

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IN THE BEGINNING...

Many thanks to Lester Cohen for sharing the images you see below. And to think we've been told we can't go home....

Officials and school children lead by Fire Department and band at TJHS school site - May 11, 1922:

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Ground-Breaking Ceremony for Thomas Jefferson High School, 1922:

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The official opening of Thomas Jefferson H.S. on October 28, 1924:

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Our Alma Mater, in The Brooklyn Standard Union dated July 5, 1925:

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TJHS Interior 1948:

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Thomas Jefferson High School,
400 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn 7, NY:

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Hanging on the wall of a bagel shop in Boynton Beach, FL:

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