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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, March 4, 1955, Part 2

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Compiled by San Diego Jewish World staff
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 3

Marriage Told

Announcement has been made of the marriage of Ben Snyder of San Diego to Dorothy Ethel Shefrin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Palmer of Santa Monica on January 30th. The couple will reside at 1601 Ninth Ave. in San Diego.

Bar Mitzvah

Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 3

On March 11th, Frederick Michael Stein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Stein, will be Bar Mitzvah at Temple Beth Israel. Services will begin at 8 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Stein will be host and hostess at the reception following. Friends are invited to attend.  (No invitations have been mailed).

Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 3

Donald Goldman will put aside his corporal’s stripes and settle down to studies at S.D. Junior College. Donald has just returned after two years service in the Army.

Mrs. Israel Lebb wishes to express her thanks to her friends and the Pioneer Women, Negba Club, for presenting her with a “Garden of Trees” in honor of her contemplated trip to Israel on March 16th.

The always-ready, helping hands of Blanche Stein and her mother-in-law, Mrs. Osip Tarr, will be missed by San Diego philanthropic organizations. The Tarrs and the Sigmund Steins are opening the North Las Vegas Drug Company in Las Vegas. The best wishes of the community go with them.

Psychologist Irving Stone is very busy these days getting all the gold braid and scrambled eggs necessary for his promotion to Commander in the Medical Services Corps. of the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Dr. A.P. Nasatir will be in Stockton on March 19th to deliver a lecture at the College of the Pacific on the California Historical Foundation.

Dr. Walter Ornstein and Zel Camiel have been named to the National Council of United HIAS service, the Jewish international migration agency.

Both men are long-time workers with the new American group in San Diego.

S.D. Women Send Care Packages to Israel
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 3

Eight women, who meet each Friday for luncheon and a social afternoon, have quietly been sending CARE packages to needy families in Israel.  The “Friday Club” made at least 45 needy families happy last year through their interest.

Ida Nasatir, who receives on an average of 80 request letters a year, supplies the names of the families to the group.  The “Friday Club” does not neglect local needs and are generous contributors to the Blind Group, the Heart Fund and the Polio Campaign. The eight members are Do Kronick, Frances Sklar, Mae Kornbluth, Frances Gordon, Stella Sarfan, Bess Snyder, June Drexler and Mollie Ratner.

Birdie Stodel Women

Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 3

B’nai B’rith Birdie Stodel Chapter No. 92 will hold their regular meeting on Monday, March 14 at the Beth Jacob Center at 12:00 o’clock.  A very delicious luncheon will be served.

Nomination of officers will be held at this time. The nominating committee chaired by Mrs. Ted Brav will present a slate of officers to be voted on.  Nominations will be taken from the floor.

All members are asked to attend the B’nai B’rith testimonial dinner given in honor of Carl Esenoff, Past President of B’nai B’rith, to be held on March 18.

Founders Day Set by Bay City B.B.’s
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 3

In celebration of their Fifth Anniversary, the Bay City Chapter is planning a Founders’ Day Luncheon at which time they will honor every Jewish woman’s organization in San Diego.  Invitations have been issued to over 20 groups to participate in the program and it is hoped that a much better understanding of the respective groups will result.

The Mission Valley Country Club will be the locale on Wednesday, March 30th, at 12 noon.  Mrs. Harold Garvin has been appointed chairman of the event.

Although the incumbent and charter presidents will be the guest of the Chapter, Mrs. Jack Meyers, President, extends a most cordial invitation to the entire community to attend this outstanding event.

Reservations may be made with Mrs. Garvin, CO 2-11202; Mrs. Murray Samuels, JU -2-7051.

Beth Jacob Rummage Sale
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 3

The Beth Jacob Sisterhood will hold its Rummage Sale on March 21, 22, and 23rd, at the Beth Jacob Synagogue 4472-30th.

Chairman Mrs. Robt. Strauss announced that hundreds of articles, used and new, will be offered to the public at very nominal prices.

Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 3

“Just what we wanted,” is how the Martin Siegel family of Northridge, Calif., feel about Rochelle Lee, who arrived on Sunday, Feb. 27th.  The Siegels have a son, Michael David, aged two and one-half years.

San Diego paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Siegel; maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Holtzman of Los Angeles; great grandmother Sophie Weiss lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 3

Wanted – Middle-aged woman to share nice apartment for companionship. North Park. Call AT 4-2798.

Gardener – No need for your garden to be neglected. Help is as far as your telephone.  Phone BE 4-4353 or BE 3-8393.

Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 3

5th –Sat, 8 p.m.–Pioneer Purim Ball – Beth Jacob Center
6th—Sun – 7:30 p.m – Jewish Artists – Jewish Labor Comm.—Beth Jacob Center
6th—Sun, 7 p.m. – T.Y.L’s Purim Party – Temple House.
8th—Tues, 8 p.m. – Panel Discussion –“Marital Problems” – City of Hope Jr. Aux – T.L. Center
10th—Thurs, noon – Purim Luncheon—City of Hope – Beth Jacob Center.
13th — Sun, 5:30 p.m. – Daughters of Israel Purim Dinner and Package Party – T.I. Center
15th – Tues. eve – Dr. Raanan Weitz – Tifereth Israel Center.
16th—Wed., 6:30 p.m. – Testimonial Dinner, Carl Esenoff, San Diego Hotel
27th—Sun., 6:30 p.m. – Annual Dance of Bay City B.B. Women – Mission C.C.
30th – Wed., 12 noon – “Founder’s Day” Luncehon – Bay City B.B. Women – Mission C.C.

Beth Jacob News
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 4

Purim Observed in the Synagogue – The Purim Festival this year falls on Tuesday, March 8. The traditional reading of the Megillah will take place on Monday, March 7 at 5:45 p.m. and Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m.  Children attending these services will receive groggers (noisemakers) to deafen Hamen during the Megillah reading. It is an old Jeish tradition to exchange gifts among friends, known as “Sh’lo-ach Monos.”

P.T.A. To Sponsor Purim Carnival – On Sunday, March 6, from 10 to 12 a.m. (sic, p.m.) the PTA will sponsor a Purim Carnival for the children of our Sunday and Weekday Religious School.

All children will wear costumes. There will be games and booths and delicious refreshments.

Co-chairmen Ronnie Weisman and Hope Solomon are working hard to make this event a success.  We hope you will join us in the joyous Purim spirit and bring your friends to the Carnival on March 6.

Youth Advisor Appointed – We wish to thank Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Schwartz, Youth Group advisors, for the notable contribution they made to our Youth League, and are happy to announce the appointment of Ed Goldsmith as the new Youth Group Advisor.  Ed Goldsmith is a professional teacher and is also on our Sunday School staff.

Lasker Lodge News
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 4

By Lou Levitt

Every member of B’nai B’rith should feel obligated to attend the fine tribute to Carl Esenoff on March 16th.

Jack Spatz, Membership Retention Chairman, informs us that more than 50% of the lodge have already paid their 1955 dues.  Gold menorah cards will be given for another 30 days to those who pay their dues. At the last regular meeting a jack pot drawing was started that will qualify any paid upo member in attendance at the meeting to win.  Last week’s prize was won by a very surprised Dr. Jerry Kopernick.
Jewish Center News
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 4

The spirit of Purim will prevail at the Center during the holiday week. On Tuesday, March 8th, the Young Adult Group will entertain with a Purim Party – “A Hamen-tash Koffee Klotch” with dancing, special entertainment to make the evening a festive one.  All young people between the ages of 21 and 30 are invited.

The Junior High Group and the Cooperative Nursery will also carry out the Purim theme during their regular activities.

Plans are going forward to stimulate greater interest in the various Center activities. Last week, a special meeting of a committee of parents of the teenage group was held in order to bring about a closer relationship between the parents and the teen-agers with relation to the program.  It was agreed to have parents serve as volunteers on Thursday. Those who volunteered to assist in this capacity were Mesdames Rose Aved, Henry Gardner and Max Kaufman.  Mr. and Mrs. Al Hutler will have a meeting soon in their home at which time all parents of the boys and girls of this group will be invited. It is, thus, hoped to develop a rotating group of parent volunteers to assist with this very important program.

City of Hope
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 4

City of Hope Auxiliary invites you to the Beth Jacob Center on Thursday, March 10th, at 12 noon to enjoy a lunch prepared by Chairmen, Gladys Tappan and Rose Barr (with home-made Homen-Tashen) and spend a pleasant social afternoon with your friends!  We’d love to have you!

Please phone Anna Lazarowitz, Rummage Chairman – BE 9 4831 for pickups.

Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 4

Israel Lebb, 68, of 2009 28th St., passed away on Sunday evening, February 16th.  Interment was at the Home of Peace Cemetery.

Mr. Lebb was a member of the Beth Jacob Congregation and Men’s Club; Poale Zion and B’nai B’rith.

He is survived by his widow, Florence; two sons, Harry and Joseph; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Haimovitch and Miss Anna Lebb; two step-sons, Milton and Wm. Kraft and a step-daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Shulkind.

The family of Irael Lebb wish to thank everyone who showed them kindness during their recent bereavement.

A.Z.A. News
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 4

At the February meeting of the San Diego. A.Z.A., it was decided that the chapter needed more baseball players for their new baseball team. Now is the time for volunteers to sign up for early Spring training.

Besides baseball, A.Z.A sponsors a basketball league and an annual track meet. Members of A.Z.A. also have an opportunity to take part in various speech and debate tournaments throughout the country, inter-faith and community service activities, and a broad social program.

“With a new pledge class starting,” Says Aleph Godol, Steve Goldfarb, “this is a good time for interested boys between the ages of 14 and 21 to join A.Z.A.”  For information regarding meeting dates, Steve’s number is AC -2-3384.

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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