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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, September 17, 1954, Part 2

Compiled by San Diego Jewish World staff

Southwestern Jewish Press, September 17, 1954, Page 3

Mrs. Edith M. Townes announces the engagement of her daughter, Marilyn (Mitzi) Carol Kohn, to Mr. Dan Yale Rosenberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Rosenberg of Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio.

Mrs. Kohn is a graduate of Tucson High School, Tucson, Arizona, and attended the University of Miami in Florida and the University of Dayton.

Mr. Rosenberg is associated with the California Department of Agriculture in Riverside, California, specializing in plant diseases. He served for three and a half years in the Army during World War II, and is a graduate of the College of the Pacific.  He attended graduate school at the University of California.

An early December wedding is planned.


Southwestern Jewish Press, September 17, 1954, Page 3

Newcomers–We’re pleased to welcome new San Diego residents, Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Brookler and family, formerly of Canada, now living at 4927 63rtd St.  The “and family” consists of Jerome, 11; Rickey, 6; Jacqueline, 2; and Resa, 6 months.

Recuperating from baby houseguests are Grandmamas Nan Schiller, Sadie Berenson and Jean Spatz. They gave their children a vacation while they took over the care of the grandchildren.

Travelers—Saul Chenkin is a hard man to keep on dry land.  He left San Diego with Eve, this week for a visit to daughter Maxine and family, in Cleveland, and then on to New York. The Chenkins are trying to make reservations for a return trip via the Panama Canal.

Joe and Sarah Silverman can qualify as experts on travel thru Texas. They have just completed a 6,000 mile motor trip with daughters Nancy and Harriet. After a family reunion with the newlyweds, daughter Caroline and Dr. Norman Rubin, in Galveston, the Silvermans were off to a good start. They visited all the outstanding cities in Texas, and spent several days in Miami, Florida. Harriet had a head start I the travel department, having spent seven weeks in Phoenix and St. Louis before she joined the family in Texas.

Mrs. Harold Garvin, District Publicity Chairman and Reporter to the B’nai B’rith Women’s World (The National Publication) has been called to a meeting in Chicago by the Women’s Supreme Council of B’nai B’rith.  Leaving Friday evening, September 17th, Mrs. Garvin will visit with her family in Grand Rapids, Michigan prior to attending the Chicago meeting on Monday, September 20th and will return to San Diego on the following day, Tuesday, September 21st.

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Sklar were host and hostess to over one hundred friends, when they entertained at a Cocktail Party last Saturday at the Coronado Hotel. After “getting cozy” in the Terrace Room, the guests were served dinner on festive looking tables laid with pink cloths and decorated with pink and white gladioli. A pleasant evening was rounded out by card games or dancing.

Mrs. Julia Neumann wishes to thank the many friends who were so kind and thoughtful during her recent bereavement.

Mr. and Mrs. William Mintz wish to thank their many friends for their kindnesses during his recent illness.


“Coffee Chats” Feature Council Meetings
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 17, 1954, Page 3

The National Council of Jewish Women will hold the first of its Education Committee’s Mr. and Mrs. Coffee Chats at 8 p.m., Thursday, September 23, at the home of MRs. David Sapp, 5630 Hardy Avenue.

A film entitled “Preface to Life” will be shown, outlining the ways in which a child might develop under the influence of three different sets of emotional circumstances in the home.  Dr. James T. Thickstun, psychoanalyst of La Jolla, will be present to discuss the subject material and answer questions after the movie.

Mr. and Mrs. Coffee Chats, a monthly feature, is one of the activities planned by the Education Committee under its Operation Omnibus program for the coming year.  It is intended that Operation Omnibus shall have a wide scope of interest and stimulate the membership at large in the fields of music, art, literature and other cultural areas.


Southwestern Jewish Press, September 17, 1954, Page 3

Mr. and Mrs. Merlin L. Henry (Merle Goldman) are the proud parents of their first child, a son, Richard Stephen, born Monday, September 13, at 10:56 p.m.  The young man weighed 6 lbs, 10 oz.

Grandparents are Mrs. Mary Henry of Long Beach and Mr. and Mrs. Max Goldman of San Diego.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Framer announce the birth of their second daughter, Lauri Ilene, born September 14, at 2:00 p.m., weighing 5 lbs, 4 oz.  Marcia Lynne, 7, is waiting at home ot welcome her new sister.  

Grandparents are Mr. nd Mrs. Dan Smith.


Southwestern Jewish Press, September 17, 1954, Page 3

18th – Poale Zion 2nd Annual Dinner –House of Hospitality Lounge – 6 p.m.
19th—B’nai B’rtih Girls Mother and Daughter Tea – 1201 Triest Der. – 2:00 p.m.
19th—Beth Jacob Ladies Aux. Picnic Bazaar—Pepper Grove—12 noon.
20th—Birdie Stodel Membership Luncheon – Beth Jacob Center – 12 noon.
22nd—Beth Israel Sisterhood “Breakfast with Sisterhood” –Manor Hotel—11:00 a.m.
22nd –City of Hope, Jr. Aux. Membership Luncheon –4431 Campo Dr. — 12:30 p.m.
23rd—Bay City B.B. Membership Tea and Fashion Show—Mission Valley Country Club – 2:00 p.m.
24th—Hadassah Israeli Fashion Show –State theatre – 1:30 p.m.


Southwestern Jewish Press, September 17, 1954, Page 3

For Rent – Large newly furnished room with kitchen privileges in lovely new home in La Mesa, HO-9-7366.

Which Side Are You On? (Editorial)
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 17, 1954, Page 4

The two most talked about subjects in our community these days are the “Town and Country Club” and “The Merchant of Venice.” Anywhere you go you can get an argument pro or con on either topic.

On the “Town and Country Club” very little information has been published and that little by the Jewish Press.  But!  People have heard things and some have seen things and people will talk. It all makes for good conversation when we tire of talking about our ailments and our friends.

It’s interesting to listen to the two camps defend their positions.  One group says, “Sure they have a quota – but look at all the Jews who are in the club.  Besides, I saw some Jews there who don’t know how to behave and should be kicked out – disgraceful.”

The other group counters by saying “We are not willing to accept status of second class citizens.  If Jews misbehave they should be barred on an individual basis – not on religious grounds.”

Both groups agree that the club was unwise to state openly that Jews were accepted on a quota basis and that the applications and letters that were sent were “too honest.”

“The Merchant of Venice” argument is on a higher plane but is just as heatedly argued.  This has been an “open” discussion and handled entirely by the Jewish Press. All letters received were published and the controversy goes on. In this issue you will find more opinions on the controversial play.

We think this is all to the good.  It’s a healthy thing that Jews are becoming aware of their position in the community.  It’s a sign of growth and maturity.  Jews are playing an increasingly large role in the development of our fast growing city and want to share in its cultural and civic life.  If our leaders have the wisdom and courage to develop this spirit, the Jews of San Diego will leave a worthy heritage for their children.

Hopes for the New Year (Editorial)
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 17, 1954, Page 4

The advent of the year 5715 occurs in a uniquely welcome period of peace. For the first time in a generation, while tensions still abound, there is no armed conflict. By agreement, truce, armistice or other instrument of negotiation, nations and revolutionary forces have laid down their weapons in an effort to reach mutual understanding.  Without exaggerating the potential good inherent in this situation, all mankind must devoutly pray that this interlude of peace will be made to endure.  To this end, together with all other peoples, we pray that our leaders, through the agency of the United Nations, may continue to find amicable solutions to critical international problems and that the awesome potentials of the atomic age may be realized in instruments capable of creating boundless good for all men everywhere.

We should hold no illusions about the precarious character of the temporary respite which has been granted the peoples of the world. At the same time, we should anxiously reflect on the threats to the survival of the democratic way of life and the security of the Jewish community.

It is the tradition of the Nw Year that a man’s resolution in prayer must be followed by concrete action in deeds. The democratic way of life can only hope to win the minds of men not by slogan or by resolution but by those legislative acts and international policies which will persuade the peoples of the world that ours is the most moral way of life yet devised. We shall pray, therefore, that our people and their leaders be imbued with both the wisdom and fervor to translate into the arena of world affairs the common heritage of our precious religious doctrine.

Bay City Women To Have Fashion Show

Southwestern Jewish Press, September 17, 1954, Page 4

Thursday, September 23, 2 to 4, is the date and time set for the Annual Membership Tea given by the Bay City B’nai B’rith Women. This event, to be held at the Mission Valley Country Club, will highlight Fashions by Kippy’s. With a showing of Around the Clock Fashions, the emphasis will be placed on color. There will be the following models: Mesdames Harold Heyman, Cal Stern, Sanford Sack, Edward Hoffman, David Sugerman, Joseph Finkleman, David Schloss, Sidney Rose and Sally Palash.

Mrs. Abe Hollandersky, Chairman, has asked the following women to serve on hier committee: Mesdames Eugene Sacks, LeRoy Cohn, David Cohen, David Sugerman, Morris Cahan, Samuel Weening, Charles Deutch, Henrietta Cohen, Joseph Finkleman and Harold Garvin.  Mrs. Finkleman and Mrs. D. Cohen are in charge of decorations, theme of which will be the B’nai B’rith Membership Special –utilizing trains, pennants, etc. Official hostesses for the afternoon are Mesdames Seymour Okmin, Victor Weiss, Tom Turner, Rose Abrams, David Israel and Stanley Yukon.

Mrs. Leonard Lake of Los Angeles, District Membership Supervisor, will extend official greetings to the guests of the afternoon.  Transportation to the Mission Valley Country Club will be furnished from the Jewish Community Center between 1:30 and 1:45, call Mrs. Hollandersky at JU-2-2188.

(Money and Men)
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 17, 1954, Page 4
Money talks – but the men who make it are usually silent.

Southwestern Jewish Press, September 17, 1954, Page 4

Dreaming of past possibilities leaves none for the future.

A Rosh Hashonah Message

Southwestern Jewish Press, September 17, 1954, Page 4

My dear friends of the Jewish community,

As we begin our great observation of the American Jewish Tercentenary, may I offer you my most fervent wishes for a year of health, happiness and personal fulfillment.  May this 300th anniversary of the arrival of our ancestors on these blessed shores be the occasion not so much for self-congratulation as for self-dedication.  Let us dedicate ourselves to the highest and finest ideals and qualities of our twin heritage, Judaism and Americanism.

Perhaps the most important message which the New Year holds for us is the great Shofar-call to a personal affirmation of religious faith and loyalty, as the only sure answers to the fears and uncertainties which plague mankind today.  Man’s most desperate need is for psychological maturing and emotional security – the Synagogue alone can satisfy this need; it can put the soul of man in touch with the infinite – if man will but make the effort.

Promise yourself that during this New Year you will seek out the altars of your ancestral faith. Be mindful of the ancient admonition: “Separate thyself not from the Congregation.” Affiliate yourself with a Congregation.  Join your fellow Jews in the holiness of prayer, the sanctity of learning and the sweetness of fellowship.

As we enter the New Year 5715 swith prayer and blessing, I pray that God may bless you with His richest spiritual gifts.  May we observe this year of Terecentenary in a manner worthy of our forefathers who came here and made their great contributions to American freedom and democracy – Rabbi Morton J. Cohn.

T. I. Sisterhood Holds Rummage Sale Soon
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 17, 1954, Page 4

Tifereth Israel Synagogue Sisterhood is planning its annual Rummage Sale on November 1-5 on the Synagogue patio.

Betty Feiler, Chairman, and her Co-Chairman, Pearl Herd, Ray Lennett and Anne Levine urge all members and friends to contact the following area workers if they have rummage. The area workers are Zone 1, Marie Richards, BE 2-7744; Zone 3, June Sosna, CY 5-3674; Zone 4, Becky Addleson, AT-4-1487.  Sadie Breitbard, AT-2-9625; Sally Goldman, CY-5-5790; Zone 5, Jean Spatz, AT-2-5178; Zone 6 and 7, Evelyn Stolarsky, AC-2-3655; Zone 8 and 9, May Feller, HU-8-3395; Zone 15, Lillian Zeman, AT-4-0274; Goldie Goldstein, JU-2-7574; Zone 16, Pearl Shulack, AT-4-0814; Frieda Mallen, AT-4-0556; Edna Gardner, AT-4-6163; and La Mesa, Jerry Hess, Ho-6-1857.

As there will be no Sisterhood meeting preceding the Rummage Sale, personal contact must be made with the chairmen or workers.


“Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” is sponsored by Inland Industries Group LP in memory of long-time San Diego Jewish community leader Marie (Mrs. Gabriel) Berg. Our “Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” series will be a regular feature until we run out of history.  To find stories on specific individuals or organizations, type their names in our search box.

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