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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, March 4, 1955, Part 3

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Double Talk
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 5

By Janet & Susan Solof

The fun of Purim time is here
Think of Queen Esther in all her fear
There’s always a Haiman wherever you are,
But good must win over him by far.
Be grateful for things as they are today
And be more helpful to each other in a greater way.

Kay Prager thought a Sweet Sixteen party with dancing and loads of wonderful refreshments and lots of fun would be perfect and that’s exactly what it was agreed Sonia Weitzman, Larry Harper, Marjorie Lowitz, Louis Luckiveitch, Linda Douglas, Steve Kirschtel, Susan Solof, Joe Winicki, Janet Solof , Gary and Eddie Naiman, Elaine Shapery, Larry Prager, Roger Brenes, Roberta Wylogue, Buddy Kader, Barbara Silverman.

Charlene Solomon celebrated her 16th birthday with a lovely luncheon at the Mission Valley Country Club.  Charlene and her guests had a wonderful time at the lovely affair.

Faggie Krasner, Irwin Schatzman and Janet and Susan Solof  are taking part in the all school show “Seventeen” at San Diego High School.

Bonnie Belkin has the leading role that of the narrator in the Dist. 7 Girl Scout Pageant , to be held March 12th, at Hoover Stadium.

Make this Purim filled with the real kind of fun you like and come to the T.Y.L’s Purim Party Sunday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m. at the Temple House for Purim games, stunts, skits, dancing and refreshments.  Members free and non-members 25c. This Purim party you don’t want to miss.

Phone CY-5-0679 with your news.

Women’s Auxiliary Home for Aged

Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 5

On Saturday, March 12th, at 2 p.m. birthday parties will be held for Mesdames Cysner, Shapiro and Rosenblatt, all guests of the home.  Mrs. Connie Perez, nurse, will also be honored. The families of the birthday ladies will be in attendance and each of the honored guests will be presented with a decorated cake. Chairing the occasion will be Mrs. Isabella Tennebaum.

Mrs. Wm. Moss, President and her board members of the Women’s Auxiliary, were hosts to the presidents of various  women’s organizations, at a luncheon meeting held on Feb. 16th.  Mr. Albert Hutler discussed the many interesting features of the new building which will be completed by the end of Summer. Mrs. Henrietta Rubenstein gave some detailed accounts of the functioning of the Home and told how selections are made of applicants, preference being given to the most needy. A question and answer period followed.  Mrs. Paul Cudney and Mrs. Agnes Gibson were co-chairmen of the luncheon meeting.

(San Diego Hebrew Home)
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 5

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

(Morrie Kraus background)

Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 5

Editor’s Note: Elsewhere in these columns we offer a new special feature “B’nai B’rith Briefs,” by Morrie Kraus.  Morrie is a graduate of the University of Illinois School of Journalism and worked on many newspapers around the country.  Locally he was on the copy desk of the old Sun, the Tribune and was formerly the editor and publisher of this newspaper when it was known as the Southwestern Jewish Review.  He is a past president of San Diego Lasker Lodge, instituted Hillel on State/’s campus, and is currently on the Executive Board of District Grand Lodge No. 4. His comments from time to time on B’nai B’rith locally and nationally should prove interesting.


Margaret Mead on San Diego Forum
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 5

Margaret Mead, one of the world’s leading anthropologists and author of “Male and Female,” “Sex and Temperament,” “Coming of Age in Samoa,” will speak at the S.D. Open Forum on Sunday, March 20th.  Her topic will be “The Emerging American Character.”

Doors are opened to the public, admission free, at 7:45 p.m. on lecture nights, after members have secured their seats. The Forum is held at the First Unitarian Church, 1541 Sixth Ave.

“Queen Esther” To Be Chosen at Purim Ball”
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 6

The Annual Purim Ball of Pioneer Women, Negba Club is to be held this Saturday evening, March 5th at Beth Jacob Center from 8 to 12 p.m.  Earl Fisher’s Orchestra will provide music for dancing and entertainment, including a Grand March which will present candidates for “Queen Esther” of the Ball.

Contestants entered by the various Jewish organizations are Naomi Leichtag, B’nai B’rith; Dorothy Heff, Hadassah; Joyce Addleson, Tifereth Israel Sisterhood; Susan Hutler, New Life Club; Sonia Weitzman, Beth Jacob Youth League; Ethel Shapov, Birdie Stodel B’nai B’rith; Ilene Ornstein, Beth Jacob Sisterhood, and Paulette Olsher, Ben Zvi Poale Zion Organization. Judges for the contest are Mrs. Mary Fay, Mrs. I Jacobson and Mrs. Ida Nasatir.  Mrs. Philip Abrams, Mrs. Florence Conway and Mrs. Bessie Leopold are chairmen.

Funds raised at this Ball will be used for rehabilitation of refugee into their new life in Israel. Other committee members include Rose Abrams, Rose Brooker, Norma Schaffer, Goldie Kitaen, Rose Domnitz, Ruth Black, Lena Penn, Rose Gordon, Roe Garber and Florence Barach.


Hillel Talks To Hadassah Mar. 16
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 6

The evening group of the San Diego Chapter of Hadassah will sponsor the luncheon meeting on March 16 at 12 p.m. at the Temple Center. The theme of the meeting will be “Hillel Talks to Hadassah.” The four Hillel members from San Diego State College who will participate in the panel are Reitha Stokes, Edmond Rosenthal, Elaine Freedman and Martin Weiner. The topics under discussion will be “How Jewish Youth Fells About Compulsory Training.” “How Jewish Youth Feels about Participation in Jewish Community Life,” “What Part Religion Plays in a Jewish Youth’s Life” and “The Responsibilities a Young Jewish Girl Feels in Her Role as a Wife and Mother.”  Mrs. Maynard Hurwitz, Program Chairman, will act as moderator for the panel.

Mrs.  Norwin Rosner, Chairman, and Mrs. Al Rosen, Co-Chairman, extend a cordial invitation to all members and their friends to enjoy a most stimulating and worthwhile program. Reservation must be made with Mrs. Leonard Pearl, AT-1-3289.

Nursery School Group Plan For Summer
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 6

The Cooperative Nursery School of the Jewish Community Center will hold its regular monthly business meeting Thursday, March 10, 8:00 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Melvin Karzan, 3609 Suffolk Drive.

The principal items on the agenda include plans for the annual fund raising project, which will be a night at the Globe Theater to see “Caught in the Act” during its first week’s run. Mrs. Lee Phillips, Treasurer, is chairman of the project.

The summer school session, which begins the last week of June, will also be discussed.  Plans will be made for workshops to be held during the one month that the nursery is actually closed, approximately the last two weeks of August, and the first two weeks of September.

Mrs. John Gregory, President, invites all interested mothers of pre-school children to attend,especially those already on the waiting list.  Refreshments will be served.

Women’s League of Center Keep Busy

Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 6

This group is acquiring enough money to send many deserving children to Camp Jaycee this summer, and beautifying and improving the kitchen at the Center.

The time between February 20th and March 20th has been designated as Card Party Month. So far, the following hostesses have made, or will have parties at their homes: Sylvia Rose, Alice Solomon, Esther Brisker, Rose Aved, Betty Karel, Edith Gelman, Sue Lowitz, Thelma Selten, Bernice Aved, Billie Kokey and Jeannette Wax.  Anyone interested in having a party at her home or attending one of these parties for the Day Camp Scholarships or Camperships, please contact any of the above hostesses or Edith Gelman, chairman of Card Party month.

Dr. Raanan Weitz to Speak March 15
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 6

Dr. Ranaan Weitz will speak at Tifereth Israel Synagogue on Tuesday evening, March 15.

Dr. Weitz, the key figure in Israel’s drive for agricultural production, is on the Coast this month working in behalf of the United Jewish Appeal.  He holds the title, Director of the Agricultural settlement Department of the Jewish Agency.  Much of the responsibility for the settlement of Irael’s present day immigrants – those already in Israel as well as those still pouring in – is his.

Dr. Weitz is the master planner who has helped put an end to the temporary reception camps.  He has provided home, jobs and a future for tens of thousands of immigrants and today is overseeing the settlement of the thousands coming in from tension-ridden North Afrcia.

He brings you the story of his work in a public appearance on Tuesday, March 15 at the Tifereth Israel Synagogue at 8 p.m.

City of Hope Jrs. Set Legal Panel
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 6

The City of Hope Jr. Auxiliary will high-0light at their next meeting on March 8, at the Tifereth Israel Center a panel discussion by three local attorneys, Murray Luftig, Leroy Seckler and Marvin Poverny with Mrs. Edward Herman, Marriage and Family Counselor of the Jewish Welfare Service as moderator, on the subject of legal marital problems.  A queston and answer period will follow.

We are in need of any and all articles of clothing, etc., for our Rummage Sale March 16.  Please bring what you have to the meeting or phone Sally Lieberman at CO-4-0972, for pickup.,

Now Hear This
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 6

By Joyce Addleson

My initial attempt at writing this column may fall flat on its face , but I’m sure that my topic for today is of keen interest to all and should make up for any grammatical errors or humorless wit.

U.S.O-J.W.B. is doing an all out program here in San Diego with a variety of activities for the local Military Personnel. Among them are the dance held on Wednesday nights at the Temple Center and the Variety Parties in the lounge at Tifereth Israel Synagogue on Sunday nights.

The month of February marked the beginning of our drawing to select a “Jr. Hostess of the Month.” To be eligible for the drawing, the girl must be present at the dance to place her own name in the Glass Bowl.  Dorothy Hess was selected as our Official Hostess for February and was presented with a lovely gift. Her picture was placed on a large poster and displayed in the Temple Center Lobby.  The new Hostess for March will be selected at the U.S.O. Dance the first Wednesday of the month.

At the dance held on February 23rd, a farewell party was given to Ken Weiss, in honor of his “retirement” from the Navy. A huge cake wishing him good luck was shared by all attending the dance and a gift was presented to Ken.

We in San Diego should feel the need for active participation in the U.S.O. more than most cities, and urge our girls to take part in the U.S.O. Junior Hostess Activities. .. Consider this your “Greetings” from the government, and be thankful that you can do your military service in your own home town.

Del Mar Track Gives $100,000 To Boys Club
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 6

DEL MAR, Calif – A $100,000 donation to the Boys’ Club of San Diego was announced this week by Boys, Inc., owners of the The Del Mar Turf Club here.  The money will be used to add to the facilities iand increase the participation in the San Diego Club.

Boys, Inc., is the national charitable organization  founded by Texans Clint Murchison and Sid Richardson and they personally will advance the $100,000 in the names of Boys, Inc.

A payment of $25,000 was accepted this week by Irving E. Friedman, president of the Boys Club of San Diego, from Walter C. Marty, executive vice president of the track.  Another payment of $25000 will be made about August 15 for this year’s needs, and $50,000 on Jan. 1, 1956, for use next year. 

Mr. Friedman has been elected to head the Boys Club for the third time at the last annual meeting.

(Editor’s note: Preceding article reconstructed from scrambled type).

P.T. & T. To Set Pace
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 6

Pacific Telephone pans to help set the pace of growth in San Diego and throughout the Pacific West via its telephone service, President Mark R. Sullivan said today in the company’s annual report for 1954.

“We look at 1954’s accomplishments as a good base,” Sullivan declared in his letter to shareholders. “From it we are determined that we will not just keep pace with the Coast… we want to help set that pace.”

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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