In 1983, the Boro Park Historical Society was Co-Founded by Jack Friedman. Filling a great need in the preservation of both Jewish and Community history, the Boro Park Historical society has asmassed a great collection, caputring an image of this historic community.
As listed in a newsletter released in 1983 "The goal was to capture individual impressions and opinions, as well as factual information about Boro Park, as personal memories and experiences of numerous peoples are recorded."
Their stated aims are:
1. To stimulate greater interest and pride in our community.
2. To bring about better understanding and improved relations between the various ethnic and religious groups in the community.
3. To encourage individuals in the community to channel their energies, memories and time into constructive work.
4. To revitalize traditional values such as civic pride, patriotism, honesry, good neighborliness and concern for the properry, rights and welfare of others.
5. To bring a little joy to present and former residents as they nostalgically read and reminisce about Boro Park.
Executive Board as listed in 1983:
Dr. Philip J. Kipust
Joseph B. Fuchs, Executive Director
BORO PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY HONORARY SPONSORS
Evelyn J. Aquila, Democratic District Leader
Priscilla Celano, District Manager, Community Planning Board 12.
Noah Dear, City Councilman
Howard Golden, President, Boro of Brooklyn
Rev. Ralph J. Guarracino, Administrator, St. Frances De Chantal Church
Rabbi Nachum Z. Josephy, Cong. Beth Medrash Hagadol of Boro Park
Harry Kendall, Chairman Maimonides Mental Health Community Board
Rev. Francis J. Manzo, Pastor, St. Catherine of Alexandria
Dr. Egon Mayer, Professor of Sociology, Brooklyn College
Rabbi Yaakov Pollak, Cong. Shomrei Emunah
Dr. Marvin Schick, Professor of Political Science, New School for Social Research
Rabbi Gedalia Schwartz, Young Israel of Boro
Park Rabbi Baruch Silverstein, Temple Emanuel of Boro Park
Stephen J. Solarz, Member of Congress Martin M. Solomon, State Senator