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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, December 10, 1954, Part 2

Compiled by San Diego Jewish World staff  
Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 3

Albert Adatto and his bride Ethel Schwartz

Ethel Schwartz Married to Albert Adatto in November

Ethel D. Schwartz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schwartz, was wed to Albert Adatto, son of Mr. and Mrs. I Adatto of Seattle, in an all white candlelight ceremony in Beth Jacob Synagogue on November 28th.  Rabbi Baruch Stern officiated and Iris Leeds was soloist.

White flower bells flanked the altar and white satin canopy.  The bride’s white chiffon velvet gown featured a nylon tulle skirt and train with handmade chiffon roses outlining the neckline and waistline.  Her illusion veil was crowned with a Juliet cap of pearls and brilliants and she carried a bouquet of white orchids and lillies of the valley.

Her attendants, also in white, were Arline Mihlman as maid of honor; Carole Simmons, Phyllis Mollick, Margie Goodman, bridesmaids. A touch of pink was added by flower girl, Eileen Schwartz’ gown.  Reitha Stokes and Maxine Gerson had charge of the bride’s book.

Jack Adatto of Seattle was his brother’s best man, with brother Jery acting as usher.  Other ushers were  Al Sanft of Seattle and Matt Strauss.  The bride’s brother, 2 ½ year-old Ronnie, was ring bearer.

At the dinner-dance in the Beth Jacob Center following the ceremony, Mrs. Schwartz received in a dinner length gown of gold brocade in soft beige tones. She wore matching hat.  Mrs. Adatto wore ice blue iridescent crystalette with a white jeweled cloche.  The three-tiered wedding cake was ornamented with a miniature reproduction of Swan Lake.

The couple returned from their honeymoon in Las Vegas and Palm Springs in time for the 50th anniversary of the bride’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Altman, and will make their home at 4188 ½ Oregon St.

Among the out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. N. Adatto and Mr. Sam Azose of Seattle; Mrs. Joseph Leeb and son, Billy, Mrs. Max Selkin, Mrs. Sam Sperling, all of New York; Mr. and Mrs. Loui Schissell of Oakland, formerly of San Diego; Mr and Mrs. Louis Altman of Elsinore.


Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 3

Abe Gurwitz, brother of Zel Camiel, was given a testimonial dinner in Los Angeles for his work on behalf of hospitals.  More than 300 people paid tribute to Mr. Gurwitz and 450 trees were planted in Israel in his honor. Zel spent the weekend with his brother.

The Mission Valley Country Club was the scene of two gala affairs honoring bride-to-be, Barbara Solomon.  Hostesses Mmes Manuel Hoffner, Al Solomon and Leonard Zlotoff entertained Barbara at a bridal shower at which 50 women attended. Thirty of Barbara’s young friends were guests at a miscellaneous shower given for her by Sondra Schoenkopf, Isabel Bank, Harriet Nestor, and Edith Packer.

A Mr. and Mrs. Party will honor Hal Hoffer, Barbara’s fiancé, on Sunday, December 12th.  20 couples will attend the party given by Mrs. Bernard Lewis in the home of her mother, Mrs. M. Feldman.

On December 18th Mrs. Daniel Orlansky and Mrs. Irwin Sklar will entertain Barbara and 20 of her friends at a luncheon in Mrs. Orlansky’s home.

Kohn-Rosenberg Marriage Told
Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 3

Announcement is made of the marriage of Marilyn Carol Kohn to Mr. Dan Yale Rosenberg on Sunday, December 5, in an informal ceremony performed in the study of Temple Beth Israel by Rabbi Morton J. Cohn, with only the immediate family attending.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Edith Townes of this city and the late Morton L. Kohn of Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio.  Mr. Rosenberg is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Rosenberg of Stockton, Calif.

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

Mr. Rosenberg is a graduate of College of the Pacific, and obtained his Master’s Degree in plant pathology at the University of California at Davis.  He is a member of Sigma Xi, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Phytopathological Society. He is employed as plant pathologist for the Calif. Dept. of Agriculture.

After a two-week honeymoon at Carmel and San Francisco, the couple will reside at 3306 Prospect Ave. in Riverside.

Nancy Weitzen Weds Hershel Feigelson
Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 3

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weitzen announce the marriage of their daughter, Nancy Clare, to Herschel Feigelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Feigelson of Birmingham, Alabama. Rites were solemnized on November 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Franciscan Room of El Cortez Hotel with Rabbi Morton J. Cohn officiating.

The bride’s satin gown featured pointed sleeves and bodice encrusted with pearls.  Her princess cap also was pearl covered and she carried a white orchid and lilies of the valley on a prayer book.

Attendants were Joseph Weitzen, brother of the bride, who served as best man and Mrs. Joseph Weizen, matron of honor.  Mrs. Weitzen wore muted blue with a full tucked skirt and shoulder bow trim.

Pauline Gleason Leib supplied the music and among her selections played “Your Eyes Have Told Me So” which was also played at the wedding of the bride’s mother.

The table décor for the family dinner immediately following the ceremony was done in autumn tones.  Mrs. Ben Mazer, aunt of the groom from Birmingham attended the wedding.

After their honeymoon in Las Vegas, the couple will make their home in Birmingham.


Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 3

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac (Izzy) Lias proudly announce the arrival of a son, Leonard Gary, on November 21, weighing 8 lbs 12 oz.  He was welcomed into the household by his two older sisters, Mary Ann, 5, and Lynn, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Barney Pearl.  Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Lias, paternal grandparents have lived in San Diego for the past year, arriving here from Israel.

A Bris and open house was held throughout the day November 29 in the home of the baby’s parents.  Over 100 guests attended. Mohel Simon L. Schwartz performed the ceremony and Rabbi Monroe Levens officiated.
Meeting new parents and a new home at the same time, Janet Irene made her appearance to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel N. Hosch on November 22 at 5:25 p.m.  Miss Janet’s mother reports the young … (REST OF STORY CUT FROM ARCHIVES}

Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 3

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Room for Rent – Private bedroom in fine home near transp. North Park. Call AT -2-6274.

(Hebrew Home)
Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 3

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

Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 3

11th –Birdie Stodel Oneg Shabbat Tea—Alice Birney School – 1 p.m.

12th – U.J. F 21st Annual Meeting and Tercentenary Celebration – Casa del Rey Moro House of Hospitait—5;00 p.m.

13th – Bay City B.B. –United (REST OF STORY CUT FROM ARCHIVES}

(Marriage Reason)
Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 4

A wealthy screen star had recently married a young starlet, and two of his director friends were talking it over.  “Well, he finally married her,” one said. “He sure spent enough cash on gifts for her.”

“Yes,” the other director said.  “He married her for his money.”

Temple Sisterhood Plan Chanukah Program
Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 4

Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood will hold its Chanukah luncheon for mothers and children on December 22 at 11:45 at the Temple Center.

Mrs. Herbert Eber, program chairman, has planned an interesting and entertaining program for the meeting, featuring a puppet show by John Crawford and folk songs by Joanne Sackheim.  In addition, a representative from each of the youth groups of the Temple will give a report on the activities of their groups.

A delicious luncheon will be served by the luncheon Committee headed by Mrs. Sydney Goldstein and her co-chairmen, Mmes. Ernest Haas and Richard Silberman. Reservations may be made by calling Mrs. Ben Ferber, AC 3-6990 or Mrs. Seymour Rabin, AC-2-8426.

Couples Club Reminder
Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 4

The Couples Club’s next Social will take place on Saturday, December 18th at 8:00 p.m. in Tifereth Israel Center. A Chanukah scene and decorations will be the prevailing theme and traditional latkas will be served.

An open game night is also on the agenda – canasta, poker, scrabble, etc. will be available.  Members and visitors, after choosing their game, will be helped to form a table. For further information please call Irving Yates, CY-5-9020; May Radding, AT 2-8032.

For more information about the New Years Party, call Jean Finkleman, HO 6-0389

Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 4

Lavena Komins, daughter of Rebecca Markowitz, invites all her friends and relatives to attend the unveiling of her mother’s stone Sunday, December 19, at 2:;00 p.m. at the Home of Peace Cemetery.

Rabbi Baruch Stern will officiate. Transportation may be obtained at the Beth Jacob Synagogue from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Bar Mitzvah
Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 4

Norman Bard, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Bard, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, December 11, at Tifereth Israel Synagogue.  Rabbi Monroe Levens and Cantor Joseph Cysner will officiate.

His parents and aunts and uncles, Messrs. And Mmes. Al Breitbard, Edward Breitbard, Robert Breitbard, William Breitbard and Joe Weitzen will be hosts at Kiddush and luncheon in the Synagogue following the services.

T.I. Sisterhood Set Chanukah Workshop
Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 4

Tifereth Israel Sisterhood plans a Chanukah Workshop at their Luncheon Meeting on Tuesday, December 14, in the Synagogue Lounge.  Each Sisterhood member and friend attending is asked to bring a gift not to exceed 25c for a Chanukah gift exchange.

Traditional Chanukah foods will be prepared by the Hostess Circle, according to Lillian Zemen and Lillian Weiss, Co-chairmen.

Arlene Orlansky, Program chairman, announced that Synagogue nursery children will participate in the program. As the Sisterhood is sponsoring a Home Decoration Contest, Chanukah decoration ideas will be featured at the meeting. Prizes and ore details of the contest will be announced at the meeting on December 14.

For luncheon reservations please call Lillian Zemen, AT 4-0274; Lillian Weiss, AT-1-4571; or the Synagogue office, AT-1-5529.

Famous Rabbi Makes Statement On Centers
Southwestern Jewish Press, December 10, 1954, Page 4

Jewish Community Centers “have brought order out of chaos in American Jewish community life,” Dr. David de Sola Pool, distinguished rabbi of New York’s Congregation Shearith Israel (Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue) asserted last month.

Dr. Pool made the assertion before Jewish community leaders from all parts of the country at the national observance of the American Jewish Tercentenary in New York City,.

The Jewish Community Center, Dr. Pool said, “affords a measure of relief to synagogues. It is no longer necessary for many synagogues to organize their own centers.  The Center communalizes all activities formerly independent, competitive and strangulating one another. It removes competitive jealousy.  It has brought order into a community formerly distracted and distraught.”

“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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