INTRODUCTION

Central High School of Philadelphia
Class 226

Central High School seal
(1967)


This website is Dedicated
in Honor of & in Memory of
482 classmates of the
226


Hosted by Harvey Abrams, BS, MAT, Ph.D/abd

chs226 page 2
Updated April 3, 2017


Central High School of Philadelphia
Class 226
50th Graduation Reunion - April 29, 2017

(1967 - 2017)



LATEST NEWS and
ANNOUNCEMENTS
for the 226




April 3, 2017

I am working on several page updates and have added a page for Amiram Elwork who passed away in 2014.

Page 3 is the entire class DIRECTORY. Go there for all links to personal pages. Please send me updated information (if you prefer to keep it PRIVATE then just let me know and it will not be posted online). If anyone wants to contact you then I will forward their request and you can decide to respond or not. All information that I post on personal pages comes from the public domain via my research or personal contact with friends or family members. I prefer that you write your own page and send your photos. If you have the class button that was designed please take a good photo and send it to me so it can be posted.
http://www.chs226.org/CHS226Directory.html
CHS226 Class Directory




April 2, 2017

I have added a new page listing the MISSING CLASSMATES of the 226. These are the guys that Zach has not been able to contact, so we need your help to find them. Please see this page and help locate these 164 guys. Send details to Zach and Harvey.

page 3b - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226missingclassmates.html
CHS226missingclassmates.html.




March 22, 2017

Gentlemen,

Sam Katz is producing a video that will be shown at the reunion on April 29. However, the response for photos from classmates has not been well received. In order to have a successful project, we need your cooperation. Please forward photos or any other memorabilia to Sam, samkatz60@gmail.com.

Fraternally yours,

Zack


March 21, 2017

Harvey, We are excited to see our RSVP list growing (119 RSVPs from 22 different states and climbing!), but we are still trying to make sure every classmate hears about our milestone 50-year reunion scheduled for Saturday - April 29, 2017. Our hunt for missing email addresses is paying off thanks to classmates recognizing names listed on our missing email list. Simply click on the link below to see if you know any of these classmates:

https://reuniondb.com/reunion/ClassmateMissingEmailPage.aspx?ClientID=818

If you have ANY contact information (especially an email address) for anyone listed, just click on their name in the list and an automatically generated email will pop up. Simply type their email address in the body of the email and hit send. If an email window does not pop up, just send any contact information to our class email account: centralhs226@gmail.com. Information is kept private and even one email address from you is VERY helpful! A sincere THANK YOU from your reunion planning committee.

from Zack Rubin

February 14, 2017
Gentlemen,

We are hoping to produce a video to present at our 50th year class reunion. Sam Katz has agreed to organize and produce the video. We are asking you to send us a scan of any photographs you might still have from our days at Central and either a current profile photo of yourself or a link to your photograph online. Please email to Sam, samkatz60@gmail.com. Sam will take whatever we can generate together with images that were included in our high school yearbook to create a video piece that will be shown at the reunion and then made available via YouTube for everyone to retain.

Of course, this little project will only work if everyone submits something. So please, do not let this request sit in your email and get lost. Get us your photos or online links right away.

Thanks,

Zack

July 13, 2016
Gentlemen,

The details of our 50th year reunion have been finalized. The main event will be held on Saturday, April 29 , 2017 at the Westin Hotel, 99 South 17th St at Liberty Place, Phila., Pa 19103 starting at 7pm. It will be "guys" only. The price will be $140, which includes a one hour cocktail hour with hors d'oevres and an open bar followed by a buffet dinner. We have negotiated with the hotel for a reduced room rate if you so desire to stay at the Westin. The rate is $199 per night (normally it is $459). A limited number of rooms at this rate have been reserved for Friday and Saturday night. If interested, call the Westin Reservation Department at 1-888-627-8153 and specifically request the rate for "Central High School 50th Reunion Room block".

The next day, Sunday April 30th, we will have a brunch where "significant others" will also be invited. It will be at the Residences at Dockside, 717 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Phila., PA 19147 at 11am. The cost will be $45 per person. More information will be forth coming along with printed invitations some time next year. A Facebook page also has been it created. It is https://www.facebook.com/CHS226/

Fraternally yours,

Zack
Copyright © 2016 226, All rights reserved.
We are starting to plan for the big one, 50 years.

Our mailing address is:
226
1661 Covington Rd
Yardley, Pa 19067


November 15, 2015
Classmates -
please review our contact information on this Excel file.
Send me updates or corrections.
CLICK here - THANK YOU!!



This web site is devoted to the members of the 226th graduating class of Central High School of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From 1963 to 1967 we shared our high school experience -- fifty years have elapsed. I thought it was appropriate to develop this web page to facilitate communications for the members of the class and to help Zach Rubin with the 40th (2007), 45th (2012) and now the 50th class reunion which will take place April 29, 2017. My plan is to make this a permanent website for the 226th class -- a scrapbook on the web. Aside from being a Physical Education teacher - I am a professional historian. Please feel welcome to contribute your own material in photos, letters, essays or memories.

Harvey Abrams



DIRECTORY OF THE 226th CLASS
click here to go to
chs226 page 3


I have compiled this 226 Class Directory from three sources:

1.A mimeographed "Class Directory" from the 1960's
2. The Yearbook
3. Our Graduation Program

All names of the class members are listed here by "BOOK" in alphabetical order.
Please help make additions and/or corrections.


More pages are to come -- with individual photos taken from the yearbook. Class members are encouraged to send additional photographs with a brief -- or lengthy -- autobiography that will be added as a linked page. Please feel free to send your resume or vita, copies of any publications or artwork, and even a small check to help fund the site. I am pleased to host this site -- it's the historian in me -- as well as curiosity. What has happened to you guys? Where have you gone? What distinguished things have you done? Share it with the rest of us.

Not everyone will be enthusiastic about having their pictures or too much personal information available on the web for a variety of reasons. I assure you that I will use discretion and adhere to your individual or family wishes. Some of my experience is classified, too. I have no plans to out any spooks. No desire to publish your federal prison address. There will be a page for obituaries and I would really like to have images of these guys. Family and friends are encouraged to send details, comments and photos that can be used. I will use all public domain sources that I can find -- hey, I'm an historian.

The site will grow as time elapses and I relocated the pages to its own domain as chs226.org in July 2015. I originally hosted these pages on my book business web site at http://www.harveyabramsbooks.com/CHS226.html. There will be no advertising, commercial links, flash or java on any pages. Images will be sized for easy download -- and if there are a lot I will use thumbnails with links.

My short autobiography that originally appeared here has been removed to my personal page. My plan is to have one page for each class member -- which means this website will have close to 500 pages. You may send your own autobiography and as many images as you want to post for free.




Individual Pages are slowly being added.


I added a page for Alban "Alby" Salaman in January, 2015.
Here is Alby's page to see how I research on the web.


Every classmate will have an individual page (lots of work)!
Here is my own page as an example of what you can do.
ABOUT ME
PLEASE SEND your own autobiography and images so I can add them to the site.
Best wishes to all!

DIRECTORY OF THE 226th CLASS
click here for your name
go to chs226 page 3





The 40th Class reunion of the 226


was held on Sunday, June 3, 2007

I was not able to attend the 45th reunion in 2012.
Here is a brief summary of the reunion weekend -- for those who missed the event.

Saturday, June 2, 2007 - Larry Batchelor, Rufus Faison, and Jay Strauss hosted a Hospitality Center aboard Larry's boat at the Philadelphia Marine Center from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM. Refreshments and food were served. I arrived very late after my drive from State College but at 5:30 PM there were still two dozen people there. After greeting everyone I was invited to dinner at Famous Deli on 4th and Bainbridge by Deane Smith and spouse, Peter Ree and Steve Mirow. For those of you who have been away from Philly as long as I have -- this place has changed in a remarkable way and is now a bustling, vibrant, hip city and I do not think the sidewalks roll up at night any more. I was pleasantly surprised by the vigorous lifestyle and awed by the amount of construction and renovation that has taken place. The downtown areas that I saw have taken on a very European appearance and compare favorably to cities in Europe which I know better than my own original hometown!

Sunday, June 3, 2007 - the reunion lunch was held at the restaurant RAE located at the beautiful CIRA Centre at 2929 Arch St. in Philadelphia. This incredible building is erected above the 30th street station and is in the vicinity of dozens of newly constructed or renovated condominiums. The reunion was organized by Zachary Rubin. The entrance to the restaurant was staffed by his spouse who served as registrar and greeter. Zach was the master of ceremonies and regaled the class with his trademark wit -- all of which can be enjoyed in the future when he has a DVD version available to everyone. Yes -- the reunion was videotaped and will eventually be available to everyone. Contact Zach for details. The buffet included bagels and lox, fish, eggs, and a variety of other delectables, but it seems that most people nibbled more than ate as everyone was gathered into groups that circled the room to greet and share adventures. An open bar quenched our thirst (thank you Howard). Seventy-nine people were registered for the reunion and it seems that almost every single one was there, but I do not yet have the attendance list from Zach. In the near future this list will be available with contact information for everyone who attended and gave their email and other contact information. We were honored to have one faculty member attend -- Physical Education teacher Vince Presto received a standing ovation and looked great at eighty-five years of age. We should all be so blessed.

To get the attendance list contact Zach by phone at (215) 321-6905 or email at zrubin2@verizon.net. He is retiring as a social studies teacher in the Philadelphia school district this month, so call this old man to wish him well into his old age:)

A reminder to everyone -- I will maintain this website permanently for the class and invite each of you to send material for your personal page. I will prepare an individual page for each person -- linked from the class directory -- by starting with the photo in the yearbook and the small blurbs about each student. You should add recent photos, your vita or resume, family information, lifetime adventures and anything else you want on your page. There is no limit to the amount of material you send -- I can add an infinite amount of information. Keep your nudie pictures, though, I plan to keep these pages clean and family accessible.

My best wishes to all of you.
Live long and prosper.
(written June 4, 2007)




This page was created November 30, 2006
This page was revised on June 4, 2007
This page was revised again on September 24, 2008
This page was revised January 8,9,30 2013
This page was revised January 19, 2015
This page was revised June 6, 8 2015
This page was revised September 16, 21, 25 2015
This page was revised November 13, 2015
This page was revised May 30, 2016
This page was revised July 20, 2016
This page was revised February 19, 2017
This page was revised March 23, 2017
This page was revised April 2, 3, 2017


LINKS


page 1 - http://chs226.org/ (CHS226 "entry" page or "home" page)
page 2 - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226.html (Introduction/dedication page, announcements) You are here now!
page 3 - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226Directory.html (Class Directory, The 226th Class in alphabetical order, all 482+ classmates)
page 3a - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226questionnaire.html 226 Class QUESTIONNAIRE. Please go here, fill out and return to Harvey.
page 3b - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226missingclassmates.html CHS226missingclassmates.html.

page 4 -- http://www.chs226.org/226_Best_List-3.pdf (Zach's 28 page master list [pdf] the entire class with contact information)
Pages 005 to 500+ -- Links to individual pages for each classmate. Go to the Class DIRECTORY (page 3) for these linked pages.


Contact us
Send 226 Class news to: 226 Class Representative:
Harvey Abrams
PO Box 732
State College, PA USA 16804
(814) 321-4018
email: Olympicbks@aol.com
Zachary Rubin
(215) 321-6905
email: zrubin2@verizon.net



Contact the Central HS Alumni Association
The Associated Alumni of the Central High School of Philadelphia
PO Box 26580
Philadelphia, PA 19141-6580
tel: (215) 927-9550 -- fax: (215) 276-5823
email: chsalumniphl@aol.com
website: http://www.centralhighalumni.com
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