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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, October 1, 1954, Part 2

Compiled by San Diego Jewish World staff

Personals
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1, 1954, Page 3

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Shapov of Chula Vista left Monday, Sept. 13 for a month’s tour of Mexico.  They will visit Mexico City and other spots of interest below the border.

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We’re  glad to welcome back from Oceanside, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Levenson, who are, in turn, welcoming their friends in their new home at 6151 Tarragona Way.

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rivers, with daughter Phyllis, and Mrs. Elka Rivers, drove up to the UCLA campus to attend the presentation attending daughter Eileen’s pledging to Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority on Sept. 19.

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New Year’s greetings were e3xchanged as guests gathered at Dr. and Mrs. Walter Ornstein’s “open house” and cocktail party on Sunday, Sept. 26th.  Gayly colored tables and umbrellas were set in the lovely gardens of the  Ornstein home, where the guests were served their favorite drink and hors d’oevre, while meeting old friends and greeting new ones. Over 150 friends attended the party.

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San Diego’s population increased by five when Mr. and Mrs. Harry Juster chose our city to live in instead of New York. The family, including children Barbara, 20; Tammy, 15, and Jan, 6, reside at 1086 Bangor Street.

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Off Again – Friends were saying “hello” and “goodbye again” to Irving Stone, our traveling psychologist.  He recently returned from Hawaii on Navy duty, and left this week for Washington to attend a special Navy conference for the heads of medical reserve units throughout the country.  Mrs. Stone flew to New York to visit relatives and friends with her husband, after his conference.

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Anne Peckarsky is back in town in time to spend the Holy Days with her daughter Ruth Colt and family. After her long vacation, she should be ready to assume her duties as a Board member of the organizations in which she is interested.

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Another Local Boy Makes Good – Lawrence S. Leonard, son of MR. and Mrs. Fred Leonard, recently joined the Technological group at Shell’s Martinez Refinery.  Lawrence, a graduate of S.D. State College, received his Masters Degree in Chemistry from Oregon State College.

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Paris Take Care –The couturier Fashions from Israel presented by Hadassah Sept. 23 sent every woman in the audience home to build a bonfire of the contents of her closet. The gowns, products of the Alice L. Seligsberg School in Jerusalem, gave evidence that Israel will no doubt become a leading exporter of high fashion. Fabric, design and detail were all equally exquisite.

Unforgettable were “Grenadier” a red velvet sheath and jacket featuring front buttoning with pointed flap, bodice heavily embroidered in jet beads; a handsome hand-loomed vertical striped wool dress used the flattering draped cardigan neckline that should become universally popular.

“Queen Esther” was the name given a striking white short evening gown. The strapless sheath was appliquéd with pearls, rhinestones and gold beads from neckline to hemline; and accenting its femininity  was the graceful attached stole.

The most spectacular outfit was a black velvet sheath worn with a jacket – but ah, what a jacket!  It was straight, hip length . of soft-as0kitten’s ear lame, with overlay of appliquéd black velvet and embroidered with jewels. 

Thirty-one designs were displayed, modeled by local club women, and including six designs for children.

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On Sunday, Oct. 3, Rabbi and Mrs. Morton J. Cohn will hold their annual New Year “Open House.”

They invite all members of the Congregation to join them from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct 3 at their home at 4705 Barbarasa Dr. (corner 59th St).

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Effort
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1, 1954, Page 3

Laziness grows on people; it beings in cobwebs and ends in iron chains. The more on has to do the more he is able to accomplish.

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B.J. Sisterhood To Hold Fashion Show
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1, 1954, Page 3

Beth Jacob Sisterhood will present a Fashion Show and full course delicious home-cooked dinner at Beth Jacob Center, on Tuesday night, October 26, at 6:00 p.m. at $1.75 per person.

The show will be sponsored by Marsi’s Fashions of Chula Vista, El Cajon and Lemon Grove, and will consist of attractive styles to suit every figure and every budget.

Dinner will be cooked by the famous Beth Jacob culinary artists. Please call and make reservations early – AT 4-9523 or HO-6-2446.

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Center Women’s League Elects Officers and Board

Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1, 1954, Page 3

The Women’s League held their first official membership meeting on Sept. 16 at the Jewish Community Center. Mrs. Milton Fredman, temporary chairman, presided. The report of the nomination committee was presented by Mrs. Reuben Aved. The following officer and board members were elected: Pres. Sylvia Rose; 1st V.P., Dorris Lipinsky; 2nd V.P., Ida Beck; Rec. Sec., Janice Rabin; Corr. Sec. Tudo Solomon; treas., Ann Schloss.

Board members are Betty Adler, Rose Aved, Dorothy Belkin, Lilo Berger, Elva Breitbard, Dora Eber, Fay Fine, Naomi Hirsch, Sylvia Karzen, Elaine Kravitz, Shirley Lieberman, Tamara Rand, Lynn Schwartz, Ruth Stein, Ideal Stotsky, Dorothy Tucker, Lois Zlotoff, Thelma Selten, Edith Brav, Esther Brisker, June Ferber, Fay Fredman, Betty Karel, Julia Kaufman, Ruth Kwint, Eleanor Meyer, Nan Schiller, Alice Solomon, Julia Steinman, Gertrude Thaler, Jeanette Wax, Helen Schulman, and Sue Lowitz.

The next meeting of the Women’s League will take place on November 18 at the Center.

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(Card of Thanks)

Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1, 1954, Page 3

Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Goldbarg wish to thank their friends for their kind thoughts follo0wing the loss of Mrs. Goldbarg’s mother, Ida Lasky.

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City of Hope Aux
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1, 1954, Page 3

There are twelve patients from San Diego at Duarte, California (The City of Hope Medical Center) from January 1,1 954, who have received 735 hospital days care and forty-five were taken care of in the out-patient department from here!

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(Anna Shelley Memorial Fund)
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1, 1954, Page 3

Chairman Liz Gotkin asks that you make your reservations as soon as possible for the Anna Shelley Memorial Fund Luncheon at Beth Jacob Center, Thursday, October 21st.  Proceeds go toward furnishing a room at City of Hope for our founder.

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Cradle
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1, 1954, Page 3

Lt. and Mrs. B.J. Mallinger wish to announce the birth of their first child, Marc Alan, born August 28th.  Daddy, who is serving in Japan, will be “counting the days” until he meets his son. 

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and MRs. Irving Biales, of Chicago; paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Mallinger, of San Diego.

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Mr. and Mrs. Edwin G. Cohen happily announce the birth of their first child, a son, Steven Otto, born Wednesday, September 22 in Bloomington, Ind.  Young Steven weighed 7 lbs, 15 oz.  Mrs. Henrietta Cohen is a delighted grandmother.

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Classified

Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1, 1954, Page 3

Room for Rent with 2 ingle beds. Kitchen privileges.  BR-7-3361 or CY-6-2905.

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Calendar
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1, 1954, Page 3

7th-Yo-Ma-Co Yom Kippur Dance
9th—Birdie Stodel B.B. Aid to Israel Night – Beth Jacob Center – 8:00 p.m.
21st—Anna Shelley Memorial Luncheon – Beth Jacob Cetner
25th – Birdie STodel B.B. Donor Luncheon –Mission Valley Country Club—noon
26th—Beth Jacob Sisterhood Fashion Show-Dinner – Beth Jacob Center – 6:00 p.m

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“Hearts Clubs” Invite Overweight to Join

Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1, 1954, Page 3

“Shorten the belt line and increase hour life line1”

This might be considered the slogan of the new Help-Your-Own “Heart Clubs” now being formed in neighborhoods thru-out San Diego County to assist overweight men and women trim excess fat by “group dieting.”

The free clubs, sponsored by the San Diego County Heart Association, have met with phenomenal success in other states and San Diego is the first county in California to have such organizations formed in various neighborhoods.

Further information, including a complete booklet about joining these free clubs, may be obtained by writing or phoning the San Diego County Heart Association, 1651 Fourth Avenue, San Diego 1.

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As The Psychologist Sees You
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1, 1954, Page 4

By Irving R. Stone, Psychological Consultant

Religion Knows No Vacation – Whenever anyone takes a trip there are pleasurable moments to look back upon. Some pertain to the places visited, others to the people one meets, and still others to unusual situations or events.  My recent trip to Hawaii is no exception.  But one of the things which stands out in my mind is, perhaps, different than most impressions.

On the aircraft carrier which took me to Hawaii, there were three thousand men.  All were aboard for activities of a far from peaceful nature yet, when church call sounded, the number who responded to the religious services was astounding. From Friday evening, when the boys of the Jewish faith met to conduct services, to the four services on Sunday morning for those of the Protestant and Catholic faiths, one thought was in their minds—the need for spiritual uplifting.

None of these men were forced to attend services, none met to get out of some unpleasant chore, yet all appeared to gain by the experience.  IT was like they had a great desire to participate in an undertaking for which they and they alone would benefit from something apart from military life.

On Friday evening, while in Honolulu, I went to the one Jewish house of worship, Temple Emanuel.  Rabbi Siegel told me that his first pulpit was in San Diego, many years ago. I found that, truly religion knows no vacation for the small but crowded Temple was filled almost to overflowing by the many tourists who were in Hawaii for a rest and vacation but who felt the same need for religious participation as did the men on that large aircraft carrier. Again, there was no need to attend services because they were members of the congregation or because there was nothing better to do. They came because they wanted to, giving up one important evening in a short vacation period.

Why does religion know no vacation?  Perhaps it is because there is a feeling of acceptance, a feeling of kinship, a feeling of humility, or a feeling of devotion, which only religious worship affords. Perhaps it makes people feel as though home is wherever they might be.  Or perhaps they feel that only through some religious affiliation to they become a total in dividual.

One question I cannot answer is, “Why is it that the need for religion is neglected when one is in the familiar surroundings of one’s home environment, yet is recognized when one is in unfamiliar and distant places? “

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Prosperity
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 1, 1954, Page 4

Good times is the period when you accumulate debts you’re unable to pay in bad times

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“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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