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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, March 5, 1954~ Part II

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Music Festival Set By Cantor Cysner
Southwestern Jewish Press March 5, 1954 Page 3

Tifereth Israel Synagogue will celebrate its fourth Annual Music Festival on Friday, March 5th, 8:15 p.m.

Cantor Joseph Cysner presents on this occasion the Adult and Junior Choirs in a program of Liturgical, Israeli and Yiddish music.

Some of the liturgical selections have been composed for the occasion by the Cantor. 

The Community is cordially invited to this Service.  On Mar. 14th at 10 a.m. on Channel 8, the Junior Choir will participate with Purim Songs in the television program “Let There Be Light,” presented under the auspices of the Council of churches.

Fox Lodge News

Southwestern Jewish Press March 5, 1954 Page 4

By John Kluchin

The last meeting of the lodge was a social one and brought a standing room membership crowd with their wives for an evening of fun.  A wonderful film of South America was shown courtesy of P.P. Irving Cohen, Chef Max Popik was the most popular brother at the meeting as he served a grand picnic snack to everyone.

The southern California B’nai B’rith Seminar in Los Angeles was well attended by officials of the Samuel I. Fox Lodge.  Pres. Dave Schloss and P.P. Irving Cohen, Ralph Cohen, Chas. Juster, and Sec. Adolph Brodman.

At one of our meetings we had a visitor a long way from home.  Ben Sugarman of Toronto Lodge 836 and also Grand Lodge Executive Morrie Kraus who always receives our plaudits.

Remember, that membership is every member’s business so let’s all push B’nai B’rith and pledge a new member.


Jewish War Veterans
Southwestern Jewish Press March 5, 1954 Page 4

March 15 will be election night when the officers will be chosen.  Running for post of Commander are Louis B. Samuels and Ben Snyder.  Other officers to be elected will be that of Sr. and Jr. Vice Commanders and one Trustee.

Members will also vote to change the meeting nights from the first and third Mondays to first and third Wednesdays.  Ballots will be given only to members who have paid dues through 1954.

Harry T. Madison, National Commander is expected to visit San Diego around March 16 to confer with Post Officers and Community leaders.  Harry Apelman and Sam Rose are in charge of arrangements.  Commander Madison will also visit the Naval Hospital where Post 185 and Auxiliary have maintained a program of assistance for the past twelve years.


Cottage of Israel
Southwestern Jewish Press March 5, 1954 Page 4

Collecting dues and conducting a membership campaign for the past two months have been our objectives since the first of the year and the results have been quite gratifying.  Having a sizeable paid up membership will enable us to go ahead with plans for new improvements of the Cottage as well as setting up our budget for annual social and educational activities for the year.

Dues are still the bargain $1.00 per person for the calendar year and should be mailed to our financial secretary, Bess Borushek at 4902 67th St.

Newcomers to our community are cordially invited to visit the House of Pacific Relations in Balboa Park any Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. at which time open house is held in all of the Cottages.  Get acquainted with this unique San Diego organization and take pride in the fact that the Cottage of Israel is one of its component members.

Mrs. Anna Peckarsky, hostess chairman, is planning a tea for members of her committee.  Any congenial woman, interested in joining our hostess committee will be invited to attend.  For further information phone the Cottage of Israel office at Hopkins 9-8053.

Double Talk
Southwestern Jewish Press March 5, 1954 Page 4

By Janet & Susan Solof

Linda Douglas celebrated her birthday with a terrific party at the North Park Lions Club.  About 100 kids danced to a crazy band and had a really wonderful time.  Many happy returns of the day Linda, and happy sweet sixteen.

Luanne Blumberg entertained as a lovely luncheon at the San Diego Club to celebrate her sweet 16th birthday.  Among her many school friends were Rochelle Goodrich, Sherry Newman, Sharlene Stone, Janet Solof, Gail Kahn, Faggie Kramer and Jan Cohn.  Happy birthday, Luanne.

The Confirmation class at Temple Beth Israel is really in full swing.  Congrats to Alan Friedman, newly elected President of the class. 

Welcome to Zena and Carol Feurzeig who have come to live in San Diego.

Purim Ball
March 13—7:30 to 11 p.m. at Beth Jacob Center.
Dressy Sport—35 cents drag, 20 cents stag.
Lots of fun will be in store.

Bye now—CY-5-0679.

Famous Group of Jewish Artists Here Sun., March 7

Southwestern Jewish Press March 5, 1954 Page 5

After successful appearances in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles, where they were acclaimed, a foremost group of Jewish artists will appear at the Beth Jacob Center on Sunday, March 7 at 8 p.m. under the sponsorship of the Jewish Labor Committee.

Directed by Israel Welichansky, renowned character actor, and assisted by Masha Benya, Charlotte Cooper, and Pola Kadison, a wonderful evening of Jewish cultural life will be portrayed.  Included in the program are “Gut Yom-Tov, Yiddn,” a dramatic musical portrayal of Jewish life in America—10 scenes; Charlotte Cooper and Pola Kadison will offer a group of songs and piano solos.

Well known artists, Aaron Beitlin and Wolf Youmin, will offer two monologues followed by a duet “Motele” with Israel  Welichansky and Charlotte Cooper.  The program will conclude with an old Yiddish folk song portrayed and acted by the entire ensemble.

For an evening of nostalgic Jewish humor and folk songs, get in touch with Ben Feinberg at BE-2-5525; Mrs. Ira Gordon, BE-3-3648; or Herman Sumnabend, AT-1-7380.  Reserve your tickets now.  Admission price, $1.50.  Don’t forget the date—Sunday, March 7 at the Beth Jacob Center.

Purim Ball Slated By Pioneer Women
Southwestern Jewish Press March 5, 1954 Page 5

Pioneer Women’s gala Queen Esther Purim Ball is being held on Sunday evening, March 21 at Beth Jacob Auditorium and friends who are interested in Israel’s continued growth are urged to mark this date on their calendar.  The Pauline Gleason orchestra will play for dancing.  Two winners will be chosen, one for originality of costume and the other for beauty, in the Queen Esther contest and all those organizations who have not already sent in their entry for Queen Esther are urged to do so immediately.

Adele Cheron has been chosen to represent City of Hope Jrs.; Avia Moorsteen, Shoshanah Pioneer Women; Irene Heller, New Life Club; and Roberta Wyloge, B’nai B’rith Girls.

A buffet supper will be served from six clock on.  Plan to be there and bring the whole family and your friends!  General chairman is Eleanor Gordon with Florence Barach as co-chairman.


Morris Feldman Dies
Southwestern Jewish Press March 5, 1954 Page 5

The Jewish community mourns the loss of Morris Feldman, who passed away last Tuesday.   Long active in Jewish Community affairs, he was a member  of the Guardians, Lasker Lodge B’nai B’rith and a former board member of the United Jewish Fund.  He was also a member of the Optimist Club and Temple Beth Israel.

He is survived by his wife, Celia; and his daughter, Mrs. Bernard Lewis.  He leaves sisters, Mrs. Ben Stein, El Paso, Texas; Mrs. Julius Kraft, Los Angeles; Mrs. Ben Levine, New Jersey; Mrs. William Bloom. Omaha; and a brother, Abe Feldman of Omaha.

Rabbi Morton J. Cohn conducted the services at the Benbough Mortuary, followed by entombment in Cypress View Mausoleum.

Yo –Ma-Co News
Southwestern Jewish Press March 5, 1954 Page 5

The Yo-Ma-Co Bowling League will hold its semi-annual dinner dance at Michaels’s in La Mesa on March 21.  Chairman Al Nadler, announced that a carefully planned program will assure an entertaining evening.  Tommy Garfield’s orchestra will supply  music for dancing.

The Yo-Ma-Co rummage sale is scheduled for early in May, date and place to be announced soon.  The proceeds of this sale will defray the cost of a bus used for transportation by the children of the Jewish Community summer camp.

All Yo-Ma-Co members and members of the Jewish Community Center are urged to save rummage for this sale.  Call Leon Solomon, chairman, who will arrange to have it picked up.  Any discarded household appliances, tools, gadgets and dishes, shoes, clothes, costume jewelry, phonograph records, books, curtains, furniture, etc., is acceptable.  Call AT-4-2798.

Deceased (Etta Lawrence, Rebecca Fischer)
Southwestern Jewish Press March 5, 1954 Page 5

Etta Lawrence, aged 79, resident of San Diego for 16 years, died Feb. 22.  Remains were sent by Merkley-Austin Mortuary for interment  to Grand Rapids, Mich.  Survivors are Mrs. Frances Rayden, daughter; and Harry Lawrence, a son of Chicago.

Mrs. Rebecca Fischer, aged 65, a resident of San Diego for 4 years, passed away Feb. 28.  Services were held in Greenwood Mortuary March 1.  Entombment was in Sholom Mausoleum.

Mrs. Fischer  was a member of Congregation Tifereth Israel and Hadassah.

Survivors include a son, Sam Fischer, of San Diego; two daughters, Mrs. Celia Fischer and Mrs. Bess Robbins, both of Los Angeles and six grandchildren.

Chiropodist Opens New Office Here

Southwestern Jewish Press March 5, 1954 Page 5

Dr. H. E. Wyloge, newcomer to San Diego, has opened a most delightful office for the practice of Chiropody.  Located at 3408 Fifth Ave., corner of Upas, the dignified wood-paneled reception room and office provides a pleasant setting for the Doctor’s complete service to those in need of foot surgery.  The office is well-equipped to handle any treatment requiring physical-therapy, diathermy, deep-heat, and the stimulation of muscles and weak arches.

Other offices are equipped with X-ray and Oscillating machines.  Dr. Wyloge will give advice to parents on their problems with children on shoes and orthopedic treatments.

Beth Jacob News
Southwestern Jewish Press March 5, 1954 Page 6

The Sunday School children will present a Purim melodrama called “The Belle of Shushan,” directed by Reitha Stokes and Phyllis Mollick on Sunday, Mar. 14, at 10:30 a.m.  Twenty Sunday School children will take part.  There will be games, dancing, and refreshments furnished by the Educational Committee.  All parents, members, and friends are cordially invited to attend.

Bible Discussion Group
The second Book of Moses, that basis of modern Jewish law is now under discussion and study on Friday evenings.  An understanding of that particular period in Jewish history will give content and meaning to the coming Pesach holiday and the Seder ritual.

Purim Dinner
Beth Jacob Congregation will again hold its annual Purim Dinner on Thursday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m.  The dinner will be sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary under Jennie “Cookie” Bloomfield’s supervision, co-chaired by Mary Penn and Helen Bohre.

Dinner will be served immediately following the reading of the Megillah which will start at 6:15 pm. Sharp in the Synagogue.

Price of the dinner is $2.00 per person and $1.00 for children under 12 years .

For reservations call AT-2-2676 before March 15.  Everyone is cordially invited.

Si Rich New Prexy of T.I. Men’s Club
Southwestern Jewish Press March 5, 1954 Page 6

At the Annual Election of Tifereth Israel Men’s Club the following men were elected to office:

Si Rich, Pres.; Joe Spatz, 1st Vice-Pres.; Herman Tulchinsky, 2nd Vice-Pres; Joe Kader, Treas.; Ben Lawrence, Fin. Sec.; Jerry Weissman, Rec. Sec.Board of Directors are Ray Toole, Al Young, Barney Korey, Harry Zall, Dan Cheron, Sam Sklar, Sam Brenes, Phil Goldman, Moss Addleson, Henry Bowman, and Ben Mash.

The newly elected officers are planning a full and interesting program for the year.

Open Forum to Hear Speaker on McCarthy

Southwestern Jewish Press March 5, 1954 Page 6

Morris Rubin, noted speaker and editor of the “Progressive” magazine will speak at the S. D. Open Forum on Sunday, March 14 at the First Unitarian Church, 1541 6th Ave. at 8:00 p.m.  Mr. Rubin’s topic will be “McCarthyism and the National Interest.”

Mr. Rubin was former aid to Governor Philip La Follette and formerly served on the Milwaukee Journal, New York Times and Time Magazine.  He is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union and the editor of the “McCarthy Record,” a documented analysis.

Doors are open to the public, admission free, at 7:45 p.m.

“Adventures in Jewish History” is sponsored by Inland Industries Group LP in memory of long-time San Diego Jewish community leader Marie (Mrs. Gabriel) Berg. Our indexed “Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” series will be a regular feature until we run out of history.

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