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

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Jolly Sixteen Sponsors Military Purim Dinner
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 7

The Jolly Sixteen of San Diego will sponsor its annual Purim Dinner for military personnel on Wednesday, March 9th, at Temple Center, it was announced jointly by Mrs. Louis Steinman, president of that group, and Morris W. Douglas, Chairman of the USO-JWB Armed Services Committee.

As in past years, Jolly Sixteen goes all out on Purim preparation and service in the Shalach Manos tradition; a complete dinner replete with all the Purim treats.

All Jolly Sixteen members are involved in this program of playing host to the military.  Lt. Cmdr. Eliyu H. Rickel, Jewish chaplain currently serving in San Diego, will officiate with a brief Purim service.

Bay City Women Plan Dance At Country Club
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 7

Final plans have been completed and its “grass skirts away” for the Bay City B’nai B’rith Women’s Fifth Annual Dinner Dance, at the Mission Valley Country Club on March 27th at 6:30 p.m..

Dinner in the lush atmosphere of a tropical setting and dancing to the music of Earl Fisher and his Orchestra to set toes tapping are promised by Rose Felsman, Dance Chairman, and Rose Schwartz, co-chairman.

Reservations may be made by calling Rose at Juniper 2-1828, Jean Schiller at Hudson 8-1100 or Jean Finkelman at Hopkins 6-0389.  The donation will be $3.50 per person.

Civic Music Assn. Opens Drive Mar. 7-12
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 7

The San Diego Civic Music Association is announcing its 8th Annual Membership Campaign the week of March 7 through 12, according to the president, Mr. Benjamin Rottman.

The San Diego Civic Music Association is a non-profit cooperative organization which brings to San Diego audiences excellent concerts by artists acclaimed both here and abroad.  Admission to these concerts is by membership card only and anyone may join during this one membership week by paying annual dues.  Membership privilege closes for the 1955-56 season on Saturday night, March 12, and no more members will be accepted for another year.  No tickets are sold for single concerts.

New members of  Civic Music Association will be invited to attend the next concert in this year’s series, which will be the famed soprano, Victoria de los Angeles. The date is Tuesday, March 22.  Information may be obtained by calling at Headquarters March 7 through 12, Musicians’ Club, 1154 12th Ave., San Diego, or telephone BE 4-8431.

Book Review Slated by T.I. Sisterhood
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 7

The holiday of Purim will be feted and featured at the Tifereth Israel Sisterhood Luncheon meeting on Tuesday, March 8, at noon in the Synagogue Recreation Center. Hostess{es} for the luncheon will include Marie Richards and Rose Winicki as chairmen.

Highlighting the afternoon’s program will be a book review by Dorothy Belkin.  Mrs. Belkin will review “Prince of Egypt” by Dorothy Wilson.  This is the story of Moses from the time he was Prince of Egypt until he led the Israelites from the wilderness into the Promised Land.

An interesting and informative afternoon is promised to all who attend.

Sharp Hospital To Be Dedicated Mar. 27

Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 7

Plans for the dedication of the Donald N. Sharp Memorial Community Hospital has been approved and Sunday, March 27 through Sunday, April 2, has been set aside as “Dedication Week,” it is announced by  Douglas Young, president of the San Diego Hospital Association, owners of the $4,500,000 project now nearing completion on Kearny Mesa, Highway 395.

In making the announcement Young said that George A. Scott has accepted chairmanship of Dedication Week. The public is invited to tour the hospital during the week, and also to attend the dedication ceremonies on April 2 and 3.

B.B. Girls Seek New Members
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 7

The B’nai B’rith Girls, who hold meetings every first and third Thursday of every month, are planning events.  After their meetings they plan to have speakers who will talk on teenage problems, hair styling and such. They are also planning on bowling and other kinds of sports.

Any girl between the ages of 14 and 18 is welcome to come to our meetings at 7 o’clock at Beth Jacob Congregation every first and third Thursday.

If you would like any further information you can call President Leani Leichtag at AC 2-7054 or Ros Steffel at AC 3-3410.

Hadassah Presents First Celebration of “World’s Jewish Child’s Day” April 4th

Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 8

The Western premiere of “World’s Jewish Child’s Day” will be celebrated at a mother and child luncheon on Monday April 4th (Easter vacation) at Veterans Memorial Bldg., Upas and Park Blvd., at 12 noon.

An outstanding children’s program is being planned by chairman, Mrs. Julius Levin, and will feature several local TV artists with Danny Braemer as M.C.

Each coin-filled booklet (total $3.00) is the approximate cost of maintaining a child in Israel for a day of “work, study, food and play” and will admit one child for luncheon and the show. Full credit toward donor will be given to each mother for every filled booklet presented by the children. Adults will be served a delectable lunch for the nominal charge of 50 cents.  Booklets may be obtained by calling Mrs. Levin, CY-5-9432.

A capable committee assisting Mrs. Leven are as follows.  Program, Mrs. Joe Kwint, Mrs. Wm. Podoloff, Mrs. Philip Rand; Decorations: MRs. Paul Belkin and Mrs. E.M. Sims; Publicity, Mrs. Ray Lieberman and Mrs. Leon Solomon; Kitchen, Mrs. L. Weiss.

For reservations call Mrs. B. Lipinsky, AT 4-2332 or Mrs. H. Brookler, JU 2-5942.

New Sewing Center Offers Real Service

Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 8

Susanne’s Necchi Eina Sewing Circle has just changed its location to 916 5th Ave.  Right next to Security Trust and Savings Bank.  Henry Bowman, the owner, has developed a new idea in merchandising sewing machines, vacuum cleaners and the newest knitting machines.  The new Center will be the most modern sewing machine and appliance store in San Diego.  On the ground floor, a modern display room will show all the newest in sewing machines.  In addition there will be an instruction booth to teach people both sewing and knitting.  Also to be seen are the most modern repair facilities in San Diego, for sewing machines and vacuum cleaners.  In addition, a bargain basement to which nothing will be more expensive than $49.95.  Whether it is a sewing marchine or vacuum cleaner.

A complete stock of thread and notions will be added.The grand opening sale will start Monday March 7th and continue for the duration of this month at which time special prices will be placed on all machines and parts giving a great number of savings to the general public. A special feature will be a free copy of Websters Unified Dictionary and Encyclopedia, valued at $20,00, free with the purchase of any new machine.


Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 8

Every agency, organization and institution included in the Fund Campaign agrees to make no independent solicitations in San Diego. Should you be solicited in the future check with your United Jewish Fund office to ascertain whether or not it is a legitimate appeal.  The Fund can get the facts for you.

Yo-Ma-Co Club
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 8

At the meeting, Wed., March 9, Entertainment Chairman Doris Kossy has announced plans for a very special speaker, a former F.B.I. investigator.  This is one evening you won’t want to miss. President Ray Lowitz will conduct the meeting promptly at 9:00 p.m.

The Yo-Ma-Co Bowling League is continuing its fast pace. The Yankees (Spivaks and Goldmans) are still in first place with the Pirates (Pearls and Hermanns) in second place. Charlotte Friedlander is burning up the alleys with some terrific bowling.

New Life Club
Southwestern Jewish Press, March 4, 1955, Page 8

“Jews in America 1654-1954” – An original drama and musical program on Jews in America for the past 300 years will be presented by Rabbi Morton J. Cohn and Cantor Julian Miller at the next meeting of the New Life Club, which will be held Sunday, March 6th, at 6 p.m. at the Beth Jacob Center, 4475-30th St.  Everybody is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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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