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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, April 2, 1954, Part II

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Engagement Told
Southwestern Jewish Press April 2, 1954 Page 2

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Irene Markrich of San Diego to Dr. Walter Fischel of Berkeley.  Miss Markrich attended the University of California at Berkeley and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Markrich of San Francisco.

Dr. Fischel is a distinguished scholar and a former professor of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  He is a full professor and is chairman of the Department of Near Eastern Languages at the University of California at Berkeley.  He is the son of Mrs. Fischell of New York.

The wedding has been set for June 13 in San Francisco.  The couple will reside in Berkeley.

Betrothal Revealed
Southwestern Jewish Press April 2, 1954 Page 2

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cheron, at a party for 28 guests Sunday evening, March 28th, announced the betrothal of their daughter, Adele to Jerome Zweig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Zweig.

The popular bride-to-be was one of the two Queens chosen at the Queen Esther Ball.  Mr. Zweig is a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, stationed at Alburquerque, N. mex.  He has been home on leave and returns to Albuquerque this weekend. 

No wedding date has been set.

Southwestern Jewish Press April 2, 1954 Page 2

Desert Stay
Zel Camiel recently returned full of enthusiasm after a five day stay in Desert Hot springs.  If the spot is as delightful as Zel claims, it may become the place to go.

Palm Springs, Burbank
Mr. and Mrs. H. Rabinowitz and Mr. and Mrs. Max Rabinowitz recently spent a few days in Palm Springs, following which, the H. Rabinowitz’s hurried to Burbank to meet their newest granddaughter, Judith Elaine Robbins.

New Cousin
Sally and Dave Schissell and daughter Sandra spent last weekend in Long Beach meeting and admiring their new baby cousin.

Dr. Marco Meyer was recently elected Secretary Treasurer of the National Association of Chiropodists, S.D. Chapter, for the coming year.

Mr. And Mrs. Joe Bluestone of Cleveland, Ohio, are San Diego visitors.  Particularly enjoying their stay have been mother, Mrs. Esther Bluestone, and aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Glaser.

Zel Camiel wishes to thank his friends for their consideration and kindnesses during his recent hospitalization.

Mr. and Mrs. Saul Chenkin wish to thank their friends for their kind expressions of sympathy during Saul’s illness.

Congratulations to Ted Brav who is new president of the Retail Liquor Dealers Association.

Moved North
Their many friends will miss the Ben Dubows and Oscar Dubows who recently have moved to Oceanside.  We know they will be welcomed gratefully by the northern community.

National Acclaim
Lawrence Schiller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Schiller, was described as “A Pro at 16!” in a recent article of U.S. Camera Magazine.  Among his achievements:  six prints hung in the Rockefeller Art Gallery, two key awards in the Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, staff photographer for the Los Angeles Examiner.

Chocolates Passed
Norma Simmons passed chocolates to her Pi Alpha Lambda sorority sisters at State College and blew out the traditional candle to reveal her engagement to Werner Dreifuss, Gamma Pi Delta at Cal Poly.

Werner will be graduated from cal Poly in June, while Norma has attended U.C.L.A. and State College.

A July wedding is planned.

Mr. and Mrs. Mack Esterson have as their guest Mack’s sister, Mrs. Lee Samler of Baltimore.  The charming easterner has been kept busy the past two weeks being entertained by friends of the Estersons.

To add a bit of spice to her stay, the Rod Horrows, Mrs. Samler, and the Estersons leave Monday for a few days in Las Vegas.  They expect to visit Boulder Dam and other interesting spots surrounding the casinos.

Robert Hirsch, nephew of the A. P. Nasatirs, was initiated into the national History Honor Society at Scripps  Cottage at the State College, on Sunday night, March 28th.  This honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, with its fraternity on the State Campus, admits only those students of highest scholastic caliber.  Bob and his wife, Lucille, are becoming well integrated San Diegans.  Their former home was in San Francisco.

Southwestern Jewish Press April 2, 1954 Page 2

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Segal of Seatle, Wash. announce the recent birth of a son, Bard David.  The Segals have a daughter, Lynn.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Abbott Segal of San Diego.

Barbara Diane, aged 2, and Harold Martin, aged 3, welcomed brand new baby sister, Judith Elaine, into the Burbank home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Saul Robbins on March 17.  Young Judy weighed 7 lbs, 6 oz.

Delighted over the latest granddaughter are maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Abramson of Burbank, and Mr. and Mrs. H. Rabinowitz of San Diego.

To Lead Hadassah
Southwestern Jewish Press April 2, 1954 Page 2

Slated to head Hadassah’s activities for the 1954-55 term, is Mrs. Harry Felson, who has been active for many years in the organization.  Chosen as vice presidents were Mrs. Leonard Zlotoff, Mrs. Morton Thaler and Mrs. Leon Solomon; Fin. Sec., Mrs. Fred Leonard; Rec. Sec., Mrs. Harold Elden; Corr. Sec., Mrs. Leon Smollar; Treas., Mrs. John Ruskin; Parl, Mrs. Sidney Goldhammer; Hist., Mrs. Alfred Bobroff; Board of Directors to serve on executive Committee, Mms. David Block, William Podoloff, Edward Kitaen, Stanley Strimling, M. S. Berlin.

Hadassah’s April meeting highlights vocational education and Mrs. Sigmund Stein has promised a delightfully surprising program.

Synagogues to Care for Servicemen
Southwestern Jewish Press April 2, 1954 Page 3

All three houses of worship in the city of San Diego have offered to accommodate military personnel for Passover Seder it was announced today by Henry Weinberger, chairman of the USO Jewish Welfare Board.

Specific arrangements are being worked out with the military commands in the District by Rabbi Morton J. Cohn, auxiliary chaplain, and Abraham A. Friedman, JWB director.


“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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