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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, June 25, 1954, Part 4

Compiled by San Diego Jewish World staff

Bay City B.B. Woman

Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 6

Arrangements for the Annual Paid-Up membership affair have been completed and Mrs. Harold Gavin, chairman, announces that Thursday, July 1, 8:00 p.m. in the lounge of the Tifereth Israel is the date, time and place.

All members who have either  already paid or anticipate paying that evening are eligible to be guests of the Chapter. The committee, which consists of Mesdames Abe Hollandersky, LeRoy Cohn, David Sugarman, Eugene Sacks and Sidney Rose, has planned many surprises in games, entertainment and prizes.  As an added feature, members of the Bay City Chapter who are leaders in the community and other organization, will be honored and presented with a memento of the event.

Mrs. Jack Meyers, president, urges all those who have not paid their dues as yet to contact either Mrs. Ted Schiller or Mrs. Garvin, and make arrangements for payment at the door the evening of July 1 so that they can participate in the evening’s festivities.

Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 6

Sol G. Addis, 68, passed away on June 17.  Mr. Addis was born in Maryland and had lived in San Diego for 15 years.  He was a member of Tifereth Israel Synagogue. Services were conducted by Rabbi Monroe Levens on June 21 in Lewis Colonial Mortuary.  Entombment was in Greenwood Mausoleum.

Survivors include his wife Ida; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Meyers; a son, Harry L. Addis, and 2 grandchildren.

Daniel Fagelson, aged 52, on June 19. Born in Russia, Mr. Fagelson had resided in San Diego since 1943.  Services were conducted by Rabbi Monroe Levens in Lewis Colonial Mortuary on June 21.  Entombment was in Sholom Mausoleum.

Survivors include his wife, Anna; a son, Roy M.; a sister, Sophie Himmel; a brother, Irving; 2 grandchildren and 2  brothers and 3 sisters elsewhere.

City of Hope Aux.
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 6

Helen Sparber and Marian Resnick, two new members of the City of Hope Auxiliary, are chairmen of the “Little Helpers” Project and are distributing cards for member’s signatures.  Youngsters will love receiving their membership cards direct from Roy Rogers, the Cowboy Star.

It costs $416.66 per hour to operate the City of Hope Medical Center -$7.50 for one minute!

B’nai B’rith Girls
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 6

The San Diego Chapter of B’nai B’rith girls will be hostesses at a “Lucky Night” party to be held on June 26 at Beth Jacob Center. The hostesses will be Barbara Kahn, Shirley Kaufman, Leani Leitchtag, Roselyn Steffel, Roberta Wylogue, Barbara Bornewr, Ethel Gardner, Diane Fogelman, Barbara Belovin, Sonia Feldman and Gloria Toner.

J.W. V. Auxiliary Garden Tea Planned
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 6

A membership tea is being planned by Jr. Vice-Pres Sophie Silberman and her committee for the JWVA 1185.  It will be held in the garden of the home of MR., Henrietta Cohen at 4565 Norma Drive on Tuesday, June 29, at 1:30 p.m.

A speaker from the Department of California JWVA in Los Angeles will be present to outline the important work of the JWVA. Entertainment will be in the form of a skit performed by members of the auxiliary, and directed by Eva Finn.

Refreshments will be prepared and served by members of the committee and board. A very cordial invitation to attend is extended to the Jewish women of our community who are eligible for membership by being mother, wife, sister or daughter of a veteran or servicemen of the United States of America Armed Forces. For reservations or information please call Atwater 1-9735, Atwater 2-6677.

War Veterans Install Officers at Conclave
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 6

The Department of California War Veterans annual convention came to a close Sunday, June 6, at Coronado, with an entire new slate of officers installed.  Hy Weitzman of San Bernardino, this year’s convention chairman, was elected state commander.  Mr. Weitzman is son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Smith of San Diego.

Jerry Krakoff of San Diego Post 185 was elected at the Jr. Vice Commander.  Krakoff is the son-in-law of Adolph Brodman who also served the Department of California during 1946 in the same capacity.  Brodman, a past commander of Post 185, now heads the 40 and 8 organization of the American Legion.

Note! ..
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 6

The Beth Jacob Synagogue has announced that the picnic originally scheduled for June 13 and “called on account of rain” has been set for August 29.  Watch for more news later.

(Hebrew Home)
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 6

Applications for admission to the Hebrew Home for the Aged may be made through the Jewish Social Service Agency, 333 Plaza.  BE-2-5172.

Community Center News

Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 7

Camp Jaycee – Plans have been completed for the eighth season of Camp Jaycee, the summer day camp of the Jewish Community “Center, beginning Monday, June 28.  The staff, under the supervision of Dave Anfanger, has been selected and such matters as transportation and scheduling of activities and sites have been completed.

As usual, there will be two camps, Camp Jaycee Junior under the leadership of Les Tokars, and Camp Jaycee with Murray Schwartz at the helm.  In addition to the usual exciting activities over nite camping periods are planned for the older group. All campers will participate in horseback riding and swimming lessons.

If you have any questions to ask abou the camp, please call the Center at AT 1-7744.

Tuesday Nite – There will be a bridge-scrabble party for young adults at the Jewish Community Center on Tuesday evening, June 29. All are invited to participate in an evening of fun.

Young Married Couples – The Center Young Married Group are looking forward to their scavenger hunt, which will take place at 8:00 p.m., June 26th at the center.

Dance Class – Our Monday night Junior High School age ballroom dance class has reached its capacity, and we are now starting a Wednesday night dance class. This class will be a beginner class in Ballroom Dancing. All of junior high school age are welcome.

Teen Age Activity—It’s going to be the greatest musical comedy to hit San Diego. The title is “Call Me Moishe.” The script is written and tryouts will begin soon. Any teenager interested in any phase of the production—acting, dancing, singing, stage crew, costuming, business committee, etc – please call the Center at AT-1-7744.

Campership Fund – The Jewish Community Center has established a special campership fund as a result of  increased requests for financial assistance to enable youngsters to participate in our summer day Camp Jaycee program.  Interested individuals and organizations are invited to participate by sending in their donations.

We gratefully acknowledge receipt of generous gifts to the fund from the following individuals and organizations: Birdie Stodel Chapter of B’nai B’rith, Jolly Sixteen, Poale Zion, National Council of Jewish Women, San Diego Chapter, Pioneer Women Juniors, Pioneer Women, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Cushman.

Federation Agencies to Make Community Survey
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 7

A long needed community study and survey was favorably acted upon by the Board of Directors of the San Diego Federation of Jewish Agencies at its board meeting last week.

In cooperation with the Jewish Community Center and under direction of the Jewish Welfare Board, the study will be made to analyze the Jewish community and to determine its needs in the fields of social welfare, recreation and leisure time activities, Jewish education, care of the aged and community relations.

Community committees will be set up in all phases of the project and work will begin immediately in gathering material for the study.

Carl Esenoff, president of the Federation, explained that special emphasis will be placed on a population study and a study of the Jewish Community Center, which will include areas in which Jewish families live, age groupings and other pertinent information relating to the Jews of San Diego.

It is anticipated that the gathering of the necessary material will be completed by August and forwarded to the Jewish Welfare Board for tabulation and analysis and will meet with their representative to discuss the gathered material. The time schedule calls for the completion of the study and a report to the community by October of 1954.

Pioneer Women

Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 7

Presentation of awards for outstanding service to Pioneer Women’s Organization was made at the annual Donor Dinner.  Those honored were Mrs. Florence Lebb, installed as Finan cial Secrewtary for the 13th consecutive year; Mrs. Rose Domnitz, Moetzet Hapoalot Chairman , and MRs. Doris Brisker and Mrs. Goldie Kitaen, Service Awards.  A Certificate, a copy of a Plaque perpetuating the memory of Anna Shelley in Kanot Youth Village in Israel was displayed.

The next meeting of Negba Club will be held on Thursday noon, July 1.  Members are urged to be present as meeting will be adjourned for the summer until the meeting on Sept. 2nd.

Yo-Ma-Co News
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 7

The Yo-Ma-Co Club will hold the first picnic of the season next Sunday, June 27, at Balboa Park. Games and programs are being planned. 

The next meeting takes place Wednesday, June 23rd, at the Landis St. club rooms. Election of officers will be the high light of the evening.

Plans are being formulated for the Installation dinner dance to be held July 11th at the El Cortez.


Summer Speech Arts Courses Offered
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 8

Miss Esther Siegel announces that her Speech Arts Studio will be open during the summer for the benefit of students who wish an opportunity for a dividend-paying vacation.

Courses for children and young peole will offer both private and class instruction in Dramatics, Interpretive Reading and Diction with emphasis upon gaining poise and self-confidence.

Four further information, contact Miss Siegel at her studio, Barcelona Hotel, Belmont 2-0153.

Jr. Charity League
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 8

Sarah Judd held the meeting of the Junior Charity League in her home on June 21 at which time members contributed glasses and glass cases to “New Eyes.”  Anyone wishing to help with this project is asked to call Esther Moorsteen.

“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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