All Aboard The Bus To Long Beach

source: A Living Lens

The Pride Of Judea children’s home offered an annual summer outing to the institution’s shore home in Long Beach, New York. (June 1953)

Between 1915 and 1958 Pride of Judea Children’s Home was home for over 10,000 children.


April 16, 1923 Pride of Judea Orphan Home opens.
1925 P.S. 202 built and becomes elementary school to hundreds of Pride children.
1930s Name changed to Pride of Judea Children’s Home to acknowledge that many of the residents were not “orphans.”
1937 Third floor is added to accommodate the female residents.
1943 Bernard Scharp donates two homes in Long Beach, NY which provide the Home’s children with summer vacations.
1959 Pride of Judea Children’s Home closes.
1960-1972 Pride of Judea Mental Health Clinic (Center) opens and offers outpatient services.
1972 Center relocates to Douglaston, Queens and building closes.
Mid-1970s Building is torn down.
1985 An alumni chapter of former PJCH residents is established and named in honor of the late Rose Nadler Schefer who lived in the Home for 16 years.
1999 Pride of Judea Mental Health Center becomes part of a division of the Jewish Board for Family Services.
2000 Center changes its name to Pride of Judea Community Services and offers outpatient services and programs for the population of Northeast Queens.


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