Andy and Naomi Niederman of Springfield celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Feb. 22, 2011, along with their sons, Arie Niederman and his wife Terri, and Meir Niederman and his wife Sylvia; their grandchildren Jaime and fiancee Mike, Bryan and wife Katie, Eric, and Brett; and their great-grandchild Asher. An oneg Shabbat was held in their honor at Temple Beth Ahm in Springfield, of which they are longtime members.
Survivors of the Holocaust, the couple met during the war and immigrated to Israel in 1945. When a traveling rabbi came to the kibbutz where they lived and asked who wished to get married, the Niedermans were married, along with four other couples who all shared the same ring. The family moved to the United States in 1959, living first in Newark’s Weequahic section and then in Springfield. A baker, Mr. Niederman worked at Pechter’s in Harrison and later bought his first taxi cab in Newark and, after moving to Springfield, owned the Maplewood Loop Cab Co. where he worked until selling it in the 1980s. Mrs. Niederman is a homemaker who enjoys cooking and needlepoint.