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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, January 21, 1955, Part 1

August 20, 2010 1 comment

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Men Will Show Fashions For Hadassah Youth Aliyah
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 21, 1955, Pages 1, 7

Youth Aliyah comes of age next Wednesday night, January 26th, at the Mission Valley Country Club, when Hadassah holds its 2nd annual Youth Aliyah Dinner. Minyon Captains will head the reception committee at the door under the Chairmanship of Mr. Harry Snyder.  Mr. Harry Felson will act as president pro tem.  Mr. Lewis Solomon will be Master of Ceremonies for the evening’s festivities.  Mr. did we say? That’s right because the evening will be devoted to, presented by and featuring Men.Modes for Males is the program theme, and Solof’s Ltd will present the very latest in male attire. Gladys Scott Smart Shop will offer a sprinkling of feminine fashions to add luster to the exciting show presentation.  To date models include Mr. David Sapp, Dr. Carl Hoffman, Mr. Arthur Goodman, Mr. Murray Goodrich, Dr. Richard Disraeli, Mr. Louis Steinman, Mr. Frank Black, Charles Fuerseig (sic, Feurzeig), Don Solomon, Mr. Sheldon Golden and Mr. Harry Snyder.

Feminine mannequins include Mmes. Melvin Wasserman, Robert Epsten, Morrie Naiman, Harry Farb, E.M. Sims, Alfred Bobrof, and Misses Janet Solof and Dorothy Hess.

Mrs. Lewis Solomon, Hadassah’s Youth Aliyah Chairman, is in charge of all arrangements and is being assisted by Mrs. Rudolph Hess as Co-Chairman.  The entire community is invited to attend this event which features a delectable dinner at $4.00 per person. Reservations must be made with Mrs. John Ruskin, 4308 North Talmadge Drive, San Diego 16, California, accompanied by your check.

Another entertainment highlight will be Young Israel models personified by Misses Ettie Mallinger and Phyllis Mollick and Messr. Herbert Gross.

What man will dare to commentate this turnabout fashion show?  His name won’t be disclosed until the very last minute as he assumes his position on stage. 

A most exciting addition feature of the evening will be the drawing of one lucky number for one lucky guest who will be present that evening and who will win a $110.00 man’s suit from Solof’s Ltd.  Through the courtesy of Louis Solof and William P. Goldman of the Three C’s Clothiers, New York, this valuable door prize has been made possible. Only those men present will be eligible to share in this offer.

Mrs. Morton Thaler, Program Chairman, is busily completing plans for the event and promises a fun packed evening.  She is being assisted by Mrs. David Schissell as Co-Chairman and an energetic committee of Mrs. Harold Lasher, Mrs. Morrie Naiman, Mrs. Victor Selten, Mrs. Al Slayen, Mrs. Alfred Bobrof and Mrs. George Wixen.

Jose and Harry, hair stylists, will create a sensation when Mr. Jose presents the latest in hair coloring style. He will fashion the color of the hair to match the feminine models, and everyone may look forward to seeing a pink haired beauty looking delightful in her pink champagne formal.

Be sure to get your reservations into Mrs. Ruskin now.

This is one of the social highlights of the year and you won’t want to miss the gala festivities.

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Fox Lodge Installs Prexy Tues. Night
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 21, 1955, Pages 1, 5

Samuel I Fox Lodge, B’nai B’rith will install its 8th President at Beth Jacob Synagogue on Tuesday night, January 25th at 8:00 p.m.

The newly elected officers for the year 1955 are David M. Schloss, President; Irving Small, 1st Vice President; John Kuchin, P.P, 2nd Vice President; Stanley Yukon, P.P., Chaplain; Ralph A. Cohen, Treasurer; Adolph Brodman, Secretary; Joseph Spatz, Warden; Joseph Gelman, Guardian, and as its Trustees, Meyer Goldberg, Manuel Rosenthal, Jacob Rosenthal and Solomon Briskman. The Grand Pres. Representative is Harry M. Mallen.

The Installing Officer will be Maurie Kraus, Executive Board Member of the District Grand Lodge with Henry Weinberger, Past Grand President of District No. 4 B’nai B’rith as Assisting Installing Officer.

After the installation members of Hillel at State College will entertain with Hebrew songs and dances.

Instead of the usual pre-installation dinner, Entertainment Chairman Stanley Yukon and his committee will serve buffet style deluxe food to the guests and friends of Samuel I. Fox Lodge. 

The Lodge cordially invites all its friends and neighbors to attend the Installation and enjoy a very entertaining evening.

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M.W. Douglas Elected to Head United Jewish Fund
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 21, 1955, Pages 1, 3

Morris W, Douglas

The United Jewish Fund elected Morris W. Douglas president of the Board of Directors at its first directors meeting of the new year last week. 

Mr. Douglas becomes the 6th president in the 21-year history of the local fund, joining the ranks of community leaders which includes Judge Jacob Weinberger of the U.S. District Court, Nathan F. Baranov, Eli H. Levenson, Victor Schulman and Murray D. Goodrich

At the same time Mrs. Gabriel Berg, William Colt, Mack Esterson, Carl M. Esenoff, Maury Novak, Seymour Rabin and William Schwartz were elected to serve on the Executive Committee.

The newly elected president has an excellent background as preparation for his new honor. A member of the Fund Board for many years he has served as a vice president for four of them; has been a campaign chairman for the U.J.F. drive, and has chaired many committees including the allocations committee.

At present, the chairman of USO-J.W.B., his preparation also includes the past presidencies of Temple Beth Israel, the Jewish Social Service Agency and Lasker Lodge of B’nai B’rith. 

Because of his leadership in Jewish community affairs Douglas knows the value of strong central organization. In accepting the presidency he said, “it will be my earnest effort to continue strengthening the concept of strong central organization and the primacy of the United Jewish Fund as the central and major arm of Jewish Fund-Raising for San Diego.”

“In 1955,” he continued, “every effort will be made to meet the requests of all beneficiary agencies of the Fund campaign by increasing our giving 25% and again bringing the amount raised to over $200,000.”

Mr. Douglas pointed out that the Fund is the hope of over 42 local, national, overseas and Israel organizations in continuing to aid Jews in distress throughout the world.

“Last year,” he said, “we raised $175,000, of which overseas received 49%; local agencies, including year around administration and campaign, 34% and the balance went to National Agencies and Bonds of Israel.”

Locally the Fund supports the San Diego Federation of Jewish Agencies in its financing of deficits for the Jewish Social Service Agency; Hebrew Home for the Aged; Jewish Community Center; Jewish Community Relations Council; and the San Diego program for care of Jewish immigrants.

Planning is now underway for the 1955 Combined Jewish Appeal.  It is expected that leadership will be selected in the near future and announcement of plans, dates and goal will be forthcoming.

The new president’s first act was the appointment of a committee on Multiple Campaigns which ha been asked to study the problem of too many drives and to report its findings to the next meeting of the Board.

Milton Roberts will chair the committee eon which Albert Steinbaum, Sol Price, Manuel Fisher, Harry Snyder, Victor Schulman, Eli H. Levenson, Louis Moorsteen, M.D. Goodrich, Carl Esenoff, William Schwartz, Rodin Horrow, Seymour Rabin and Morris Douglas, ex officio, have been invited to serve.

The committee will meet with several overseas and national agencies to determine the value of pre-campaign budgeting as well as to discuss the question of campaigns in the local community.

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Beth Israel To Dedicate New Temple House at Friday Services
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 21, 1955, Page 1

Beth Israel Congregation will dedicate the newly completed Temple House and celebrate the completion of the remodeling of Temple Beth Israel on Friday evening, February 4th.  Mr. Mack Esterson, President of the Congregation, and Rabbi Morton J. Cohn extend an invitation to the entire community to attend the services and visit the new Temple House.

 Mr. Morris W. Douglas, Chairman of the event announces that Family Service Nite will be held one-half hour earlier, at 7:30 p.m.  At the completion of the Service a program has been arranged for the children at the Temple House with entertainment and refreshments.

The Dedication Services at the Temple will include awards to newspapers, including the Southwestern Jewish Press. Other awards will go to Sam Hamill, architect, for his advice and counsel during construction and remodeling. Special plaques will be presented to families who have given rooms in the Temple House.

Following the service, there will be a social hour with refreshments.

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Jewish Center Drive Ends with $100,000; reopens July
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 21, 1955, Page 1

Thirty thousand dollars was added to the Jewish Community Center Building Fund at the “Make A Dream Come True Dinner,” according to Rodin Horrow who chaired the meeting.

Total for the Building Fund Drive now exceeds $100,000, Harry Wax, Chairman, reported.

At the dinner Mr. and Mrs. David Sapp donated the Arts and Crafts Room and joined Louis Steinman, William Starr and the Breitbard family in specifying a “living memorial.”  Several others have also pledged enough for rooms but as yet have not specified.

“The Center experimented in a short campaign,” Wax said, “to gauge community response. Very often there is a great deal of talk about a center but no money with it. However, response of those who have been contacted to date have been encouraging and satisfactory.”

The chairman reported that 125 families have contributed and that on the basis of the response center leaders are convinced the building program can be pushed forward to 1956.

This phase of the Building Drive will close today in keeping with the agreement made with the Federation in order to permit preparation for the 1955 United Jewish Fund Drive to get underway.

Edward Breitbard, president of the Center, stated that a full community campaign will be reopened in July with the hope of building in early 1956.

Leaders in the campaign besides Wax, Breitbard and Horrow were Sidney Rose, Al Solomon, Leonard Zlotoff, William Schwartz, Morry Novak, Henry Price and Morris Douglas.

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“Monte Carlo Nite” Has Fun and Prizes

Southwestern Jewish Press, January 21, 1955, Page 1

The Men’s Club of Tifereth Israel Synagogue will hold the long awaited “Monte Carlo Nite” on Sunday, January 23, starting at 2 p.m.; there will be games, food and fun for the entire family.

The “Monte Carlo Nite” committee is headed by Al De Sure, assisted by Moe Hershey, Its Penter, Zel Greenberg, Si Rich, Arnold Gale, Barney Korey, Lloyd Green and Jerry Weissman. All affiliated organizations of the Synagogue, such as the Daughters of Israel, the Sisterhood, the Young Couples Club and the Men’s Club are combining their efforts to make this the biggest affair of the Winter season.

There will be door prizes, game prizes and loads of fun for those that attend.

Don’t forget the date! Sunday Janaury 23rd-“Monte Carlo Nite” at Tifereth Israel Center.  

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New Subscribers
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 21, 1955, Page 1

Jack Stern
Sarah Rosenbaum
Mrs. Sidney R. Silverman

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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.

Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, January 7, 1955, Part 4

August 19, 2010 Leave a comment

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Southwestern Jewish Press, January 7, 1955, Page 7

1955 is the beginning of another year,
Here’s hoping it will be with filled with good luck
   and good cheer

Starting off the holiday season was the annual Hi-Debber Ball which many of the our “Kosher Krowd” attended and labeled as “fabulous.”

Congrats are in order to Jeff Lustig who was elected president of the Student Body of Cabrillo School.  Nice going Jeff.

Greeting 1955 with a bang with host Stan Breitbard and his date Zena Feurzeig, Diane Fogelman ‘n Alan Friedman, Linda Zuckerman ‘n Roger Brenes, Ruth Moskowitz ‘n Gary Naiman, Roberta Wylogue ‘n Merv Brenes, Henrietta Faquet ‘n Ronnie Doctor, Barbara Silverman ‘n Buddy Kader, Marsha Samuel ‘n Art Pogrell, and Stan Camiel, Gary Cantor, Irwin Schatzman and Gary Breitbard.

Saying “good bye” once again after an all-too-short vacation were the College gang who went to their respective schools. See you in the Spring, and good luck on your finals.

Bye now – CY-5-0679.

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Pioneer Women To Hold Annual Bazaar
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 7, 1955, Page 7

Pioneer Women, Negba Club, will hold their Annual Bazaar on Sunday, January 30, at Beth Jacob Center.  Delicious foods will be served all day and new merchandise will be on sale at the most reasonable prices. Mrs. Rose Brooker is Chairman with Mrs. Rose Abrams, Co-Chairman.  Mrs. Goldie Kitaen is Food Chairman. All members and friends are urged to attend as funds must be raised to complete our quota for the needy children in Israel.  Keep the date in mind an bring the whole family for fun and fine food.

A Seminar for members will be held at the home of Mrs. Seymour Gates at 2420 Meade Avenue, on Tuesday, January 11, with Mrs. Bess Spanner as guest speaker.

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Jewish Center News
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 7, 1955, Page 7

Young Adult Group –Of particular interest to the Young Adult group which meets regularly on Tuesday nights is a series of special fun nights to be sponsored the third Tuesday of each month.

The initial party, “A Calico Hop” will be given on Tuesday, January 18 at 8 p.m. Co-chairmen for this fun frolic are Reitha Stokes and Maury Gross. There will be special entertainment and refreshments.  All young adults between the ages of 21 and 30 are invited.

Junior Activities – All juniors from 5- 10 years of age are welcome to participate in an afternoon of fun, ballet and creative dance classes, and arts and crafts.

The dance classes under the supervision of Mrs. John Timen are organized into 3 different age groups, teaching ballet and modern creative dance.

Arts and crafts with Miss Ettie Mallinger as leader provides an opportunity for all to fulfill a basic desire, the drive to create. One does not have to be especially talented top experience the satisfaction to conceive an idea , develop it and complete it to the best of one’s ability.  Its fun and all are welcome to attend.

Junior High School Age
  — Ballroom dance classes with Miss Gloria Molina as instructor will resume Monday at 7 p.m. for all tween-teenagers ages 11-14. Classes are held at Tifereth Israel Center, 30th and Howard and after one hour of instruction the class joins other tween-teeners in an additional hour of dancing, games, refreshments and loads of fun. Why not saunter down to the group on Monday evening when we have our activities? If you don’t, you’ll be missing all the fun.

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Rabbi Philip Bernstein To Be Presented by Center in February
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 7, 1955, Page 7

The Jewish Community Center will present Rabbi Philip Bernstein, president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Sunday evening, February 13, at 8 p.m., at Temple Beth Israel.  Rabbi Bernstein’s topic will be “The Challenge of Religion in a Democracy.”

Rabbi Bernstein is the author of the Life magazine’s articles “What the Jews Believe” which evoked the most enthusiastic response in the history of that publication. His book, an explanation of the article, is a best seller.

He is currently rabbi of Temple B’rith Koesh in Rochester, New York, and was advisor on Jewish Affairs in post-war Germany to the United States Army in Europe.

As president of Central Conference of American Rabbis, Rabbi Bernstein led an historic seminar of reform Rabbis in Israel during the summer of 1951.  They covered the country from Metulah to Elath; talked with most of the leading personalities, as well as with the rank and file of the people.

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(The cheapening price)
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 7, 1955, Page 7

The man who cheapens himself in public is sure to be marked down by his neighbors.

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Arthur Godman and A. Louis Solof ready for Mr. Hadassah fashion show

Hadassah To Honor Men In “Turn-About” Dinner Fashion Show
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 7, 1955, Page 7

Celebrating the 21st anniversary of Hadassah’s Youth Aliyah project, the San Diego Chapter of Hadassah will honor the occasion by a gala Dinner-Fashion Show to be held Wednesday evening, January 26, at the Mission Valley Country Club.  “Turnabout” being fair play, the husbands of our Hadassah officers and board members will hug the spotlight as a special tribute to them, and the women will pay them homage on “Mr Hadassah” night this time in the background.

Mr. Hadassah President will be capably filled by Harry Felseon, and the evenings program will be presided by Mr. Hadassah chairman, Lewis Solomon, and co-chairman, Rudolph Hess. Following a delectable dinner a fashion show sponsored by Lou Solof’s and Gladys Scott will enlighted as to what the well dressed Mr. and Mrs. Hadassah will wear modeled by many of our own members and husbands, among who will be Louis Steinman and Arthur Goodman. A surprise Hollywood entertainer will also be on the program.  Mrs. Lewis Solomon, chairman, and MRs. Rudy Hess, co-chairman, are assisted by a capable committee of Mmes. Morton Thaler, Victor Selten, David Schissell, and John Ruskin who is in charge of reservations. Dinner will be $8.00 per couple and reservations must be accompanied by check to Mrs. Ruskin, 4308 N. Talmadge Dr., or to any Minyan captain.

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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, October 29, 1954, Part 3

July 30, 2010 1 comment

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Barbara Taylor-Peter Haas Wed In Afternoon Ceremony
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 6

The marriage of Barbara Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Laycock of Germany, to Peter Haas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Haas, was solemnized at an afternoon ceremony Sunday, October 24, at Tifereth Israel Synagogue with Rabbi Monroe Levens performing the rites.

The bride’s traditional white gown was ballerina length and featured a jewel-collared jacket.  Her short veil was held by a tiny crown of net flowers and she carried a bouquet of orchids, mums and stephanotis.

Manon Haas sister of the groom, and the bride’s attendant was gowned in aqua featuring a ruffled skirt with matching hat and gloves. Rolf Haas was his brother’s best man and Eddie Davis and Jake Borushek acted as ushers.

A reception for 100 guests was held in La Sala Room of the House of Hospitality immediately following the ceremony.

Out of town guests were the bride’s grandmother, Mrs. Charles Thomas of Victoria, B.C. and Mr. Herbert Rona of Salt Lake City.

The young couple will make teir home at 3928 ½ Mississippi Street.

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Personals
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 6

Miss Amy Slater of Hollywood is the subject of a four-page feature article in the November issue of Living For Young Homemakers magazine.  Miss Slater is the daughter of Betty and Leonard Slater of Hollywood and the granddaughter of Esther and Lou Moorsteen of San Diego.

The article is titled, “The First Four Weeks of the Life of a Baby” …. Miss Slater is seven months old.

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New residents of the increasingly popular College area are Annabelle and Ted Mintz, who have moved into their newly build home at 4930 Gary Street.

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Mr and Mrs. Joe Lamon are flying to New York on Nov. 3 to attend the Hotel Convention there.  But that is just a prelude to a two month’s tour of Europe, for the leave Nov. 12 on the luxury liner, The United States and will visit England, France, Italy and Spain. The Hotel Convention takes on an international flavor with its continuance in Rome, Italy.

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A trifle belated, but nonetheless gala, was the 35th Anniversary Dinner given to Paul and Frieda Nestor by the Jolly 16.  A long, rose-decked table was set in the lanai of the beautiful home of host and hostess, Nate and Sally Ratner.  The menu was planned to please the honored guests.  After dinner there was time out for reminiscence and good wishes.

Mrs. Henry Bernstein, Mother of Mrs. Ratner, and her brother, Louis Bernstein of San Francisco, were also guests at the dinner.

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If you see someone going by on a cloud, it is Ann Levin, who hasn’t come down to earth after her recent trip to Hawaii with husband Jules. There was plenty of champagne and good company aboard the Lurline Steamship to help celebrate their 20th Wedding Anniversary. With memories of the view from their room at the Royal Hawaiian, sailing with Lana Turner and a conversation with Madame Pandit, is it any wonder the Levins find it hard to settle down to the old routine.

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Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Blumenfeld are hoping our weather won’t get “unusual”, at least while their houseguests, Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Eskow, of Miami Beach, are in San Diego.  Mrs. Eskow is a sister of Mrs. Blumenfeld and an old friend of the Abe Sklars.

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Back in town and looking “fit as a fiddle” is Saul Chenkin.  Eve and Saul who usually have experiences such as sinking ships and grounded planes on their trips, came back from this vacation with othing more exciting than a nightmare of Eve’s. Saul had a rude awakening one night when Eve sleepwalking, shook him and told him to put on his life belt, because the “ship was on fire!” Saul who wasn’t sharing the nightmare and knew he was in a hotel room had to gently awaken Eve. Some people just can’t stand a quiet vacation.

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Clara and Mike Zaks with children Robert and Sherry are now in their new home at 5047 Lyon Street.

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Cradle
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 6

Mr. and Mrs. Morris Frankston anounce the birth of their second child, Janet, born Oct. 8, weight 5 lbs, 14 oz.  This event was eagerly awaited by sister Susan, aged 3.

Materan grandpraents are Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Brust and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Frankston, all of San Diego.

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Mr. and Mr. Theodore Colton of Sunland, Calif., announce the birth of a daughter, Laurie Ann, on Oct. 9, at 9:02 p.m. in the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles.  Big brother, Michael Alan, at 20 months, is delighted with his new playmate.

Grandparents are Mrs. Beatrice Blumer of San Diego and Mr. Alvin Colton of Los Angeles.  Great grandmother is Mrs. Fannie Schoenkopf.

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Mr. and Mrs. Roberts Downing Hudson, Jr., announce the birth of their first child, a son, Steven Craig, weighting 8 lbs, 2 oz., on Oct. 14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Grandparents are Mrs. Lee Cole of San Diego, Ben Cole of Miami, Fla, and Mr. and Mrs. Roberts Downing Hudson of Selah, “Wash.  Great grandmother, Mrs. Sam Brachman, resides in San Francisco.

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Classified
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 6

Room For Rent – Private bedroom in fine home near transp.  North Park.  Male only.  Call AT 2-6274, JU 2-094.

Room, with kitchen privileges for 1 or 2.  $35-$45 mo. La Mesa, near buses, HO 9-4673.

Wanted—woman to hare large home.  Private room & bath, separate entrances, kitchen privileges.  Near Kensington bus.  AT 2-8179.

Room – with kitchen privileges for woman.  3930 Meade Ave. Call AT 2-6109.

Home & Furniture Repair.  Small or large.  Call BE 9-1798

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(Hebrew Home)
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 6

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

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The Jewish Center Drive (Editorial)
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 7

This issue of the Jewish Press is devoted to the Jewish Community Center. There are some political overtones on several of the pages but mainly we are concerned with telling San Diego about the Jewish Center.

More than nine years ago some leaders thought they were ready to begin talking about a “Jewish YMCA.”  Now they are past the talking stage and doing something about it. The pictures and story spread on our pages tell in a graphic way some of the “Center Story”—but the real story will be told by the Community Survey which is just being completed.

Out of a total population of more than 6000, less than half are members of Synagogues. The Jewish Community Center will play a large part in eventually bringing these people under Synagogue and Temple influence.

91% of those questioned felt that recreational and leisure time activity should be provided by the Jewish Community and 81% stated that if the Jewish Community center was built on 54th Street and University Avenue, they and their families would use it. In addition, 89% pledged to support this Center if it were built.

The job of raising the capital funds needed for the erection of the Jewish Community Center has been entrusted to community-minded men who have done a great deal in the past for other organizations and institutions.  They need your help, now!

The goal of $269,000 can be reached only if everyone gives. This is an opportunity to give for yourself, your family, and your children. This is your chance to assure the future of San Diego as a mature community willing and able to take care of its own needs. This is your chance to do something for us, not for someone else. This drive is for us, the Jewish Community in San Diego.

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Jolly 16 Club Set for Ruby Ball
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 7

Arrangements have been completed for the 40th Anniversary Dinner-Dance of the Jolly 16 to be held on Sunday, November 21 at the El Cortez Hotel.  Mrs. Carl Esenoff, chairman for the occasion will be assisted by Mrs. Theodore Brenner. Decorations Chairman;  Mrs. Milo Berenson, Ticket Chairman, and Mrs. Phil Kantor in charge of tables.

El Cortez’s new ballroom will be ready for this special event. Make sure you reserve a table for yourself and your friends. The hospitality mat will be out for newcomers to San Diego, as well as old friends.

For further information or reservations phone any member of the Club or Mrs. Carl Esenoff, at AT 4-7527.

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City of Hope Aux
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 7

The City of Hope Junior Auxiliary have named the week of November 1-8 as their 3rd annual Fund and Fun Raising week.  All monies raised will go to help support the new leukemia wing for children at the City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, Calif.  Anyone interested in planning an affair for Fund and Fun Raising is asked to call Mrs. Mort Lieberman, CO 4-0972 for futher information.

Mrs. Seymour Okmin has promised an interesting program for the next meeting to be held on Nov. 9 at 8:15 p.m. at the new meeting place, Tifereth Israel Center. Friends are invited.

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Council Presents Unusual Program
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 7

National Council of Jewish Women will hold its next regular noon luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Temple Beth Israel.  

Clark and Marguerita Allen, well-known performers of folk songs of many lands will present a program of songs and dances.  Allen, perhaps better known locally as an artist, will have a group of his paintings on display.,

Honored guests will be Dr. W. W. Stadel, Superintendent of County Hospital.  Mrs. Alva Lowe, Superintendent of Nurses of the Pediatric Ward; and Mrs. Pearl H. Miller, Director of Medical Social Service. Dr. Stadel will speak on the part the Council of Women play in the Pediatrics Ward of County Hospital.

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Knight Ignores U.N. Plea from Ike Graves Charges
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 7

Los Angeles, October 23—Richard Graves, Democratic nominee for Governor, charged today that “The refusal of Governor Goodwin Knight to observe an official request of the president of the United States and declare October 24th as United Nations Day is a graphic example of the divisive thinking characteristic of my opponent when he is away from his publicity agent.”

“Once again,” said Graves, who has been hospitalized here with a mild case of pneumonia, “my opponent has refused to take a stand on a broad question of public policy in order not to alienate his host of right-wing supporters.  Just as Goodwin Knight has never stood  up to be counted on the question of McCarthyism, now he has failed to state his position regarding approve of the country’s support of the United Nations.

“It appears that the only possible conflict of dates confronting Knight involved a request made by him by a group headed by Marwin K. Hart, hate-peddling associate of Gerald L.K. Smith,” Graves went on, “and my opponent personally made the decision not to program United Nations Day on the basis of pressures from this group.  Apparently,” said Graves, “Knight values the request of Marwin K. Hart a apostle of hatred, as highly as that of the President of the United States.

“Knight’s action was particularly ill-timed,” Graves said, “in view of California’s hope to have the United Nations General Assembly meet in San Francisco on its 10th anniversary.”

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Masquerade Party To Be Held by Birdie Stodel B’nai B’rith Women At Luncheon
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 7

Birdie Stodel, B.B. Women have a pleasant and entertaining afternoon planned for their next meeting on Monday, Nov. 8, at Beth Jacob Center at 12:00 noon.

Mrs. Milton Fredman, program chairman for this meeting, promises that the Masquerade Party, similar to the “Masquerade Party” on TV, will be very exciting.

The panel of experts are Mrs. Elias Berwin, President of the City of Hope; Mrs. Jack Meyers, President of the Bay City Chapter, B’nai B’rith Women, Mrs. Milton Roberts, President of Hadassah, and Mr. Edward Breitbard, President of the Jewish Community Center.  Mrs. Morton Thaler will act as moderator.

A delightful luncheon is being prepared by luncheon chairman Marie Richards.  In keeping with the theme, waitresses will be in costume. Table decorations are being made by Dorothy Penn, aned Miriam Chadwick is costume designer.

May Dean has been appointed as the Americanism Civic Affairs Chairman and has been to Los Angeles and participated in a workshop.

For those interested in working with the BBG’s please contact BBYO Chairman, Jennie Penn, or their advisor Rose Aved. There is lots of room for more girls in this group, ages 14 to 18.

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Women’s League Aid Local Activities
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 7

The Women’s League is taking an active part in the arrangements for the Eleanor Roosevelt lecture, sponsored by the Jewish Community Center. Sylvia Rose, president, and Thelma Selten are heading this committee. The B’nai B’rith Girls will usher at the evening lecture at the Russ Auditorium on Nov. 11.

Members will also help with the Jewish Welfare Board Conference to be held Nov. 12, 14 & 14.  Any woman who is a member of the Jewish Community Center is eligible to join this active group. Membership chairman Dorris Lipinsky, will be glad to give you any information.  Call her at AT 4-2332.

Ways and Means chairman, Ida Beck, and her committee are hard at work on an affair to be sponsored by the Women’s League, to be given Nov. 18.  Watch for further details in the next issue of this paper.

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“Maisel Day” Slated for Nov. Third For Hebrew Home Group
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 7

The Women’s Auxiliary of the Hebrew Home for the Aged has announced that their second “Maisel Day” will be highlighted by a luncheon on Nov. 3 at the Mission Valley Country Club. MR. Max Maisel, through Frances Moss, president of the Auxiliary, extends an invitation to all to be his guest for lunch in celebration of the start of construction of the new Home for Aged.

Transportation from University and 8th Aves. Has been arranged for bus passengers. Cars will be stationed there from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be plainly marked.

Mrs. Alex Newman, general chairman, has promised an interesting program with exciting door prizes.  Assisting her are Mrs. Paul Cudney, program chairman; Mrs. Morris Fried, membership chairman, and Mrs. Alex Cohen, decorations.

Reservations can be made by calling CO 4-8539, AT 2-6335.

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Stands on Record, Says Senator Kraft

Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 7

State Sen. Fred H. Kraft said this week that he stands on his record of performance in seeking re-election.  He gave this summary in a final statement to voters:

“Economy: Opposed to unnecessary additional taxes.  Has worked vigorously to balance budget while serving on Revenue and Taxation Committee so that California will live within its income.

“Water: Actively supporting study of proposed Feather River Project a potential future source of water for San Deigo Couty.

“Highways: Presently serving on interim committee on Highways, Streets and Bridges developing program and to assure San Diego County adequate road construction and improvement.

“Legislation: Author and co-author of important legislation furthering growth of San Diego County and its communities.

“Juvenile Delinquency: Chairman of Senate Public Health and Safety Committee which drafted strict laws covering narcotics and drug smuggling … now used as models throughout nation.”

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Jewish Couples Club Prepare Social
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 7

The Jewish Couples Club will hold their next meeting and social November 20 at Tifereth Israel synagogue. The affair is not closed, and all invited and promised a stimulating evening. Details will be in the next edition of this newspaper.

The Halloween Costume Party Judges voted the Grand Prize to the Abe Sandlers for the most outstanding costume.  The Sandy Alters took the “most original prize, and the Hersch Segals “the simplest”, and the Bob Grossmans the “most humorous.”

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James M. Edmunds Criticizes Opponent
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 7

James M. Edmunds, Democratic nominee for State Senator, criticized the Legislature in Sacrament for its lack of accomplishment.  Pointing to the description of the 1953 Legislature as a “do-nothing session” by Fortnight magazine, Edmonds sated, “we must have a well-planned program to meet our growing needs.  We should elect legislators who have the energy and desire to provide us with good government and a prosperous economy.”

Edmunds’ a World War II Navy veteran and resident of Chula Vista, cited as some of the things he will  for: an expanded industrial base; development of new water sources; more effect, anti-subversive legislation, improved narcotics control, and adequate liquor reforms.

Edmunds pointed out that “we are now seeing concrete evidence of how deep corruption has gone in the liquor license scandals.  My opponent has a record of being absent or voting against the proposed liquor reform measures.

“One of the big jobs facing the new session will be passage of sound liquor legislation. We must put an end to laws that invite bribery and corruption.

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

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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, September 3, 1954, Part 4

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A Grievous Loss (Editorial)
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 7

The Jewish Community lost one of its outstanding leaders last week with the passing of George Neumann, at the age of 69.  He and his wife, Julia, had been pioneers and leaders in every worthwhile activity in the Jewish Community since 1918.

Founders of the Hebrew Home for the Aged, they gave not only money, but their time and energy to provide a last refuge for those in need. A life-long devoted member of Temple Beth Israel, he served on the board for many years and was instrumental in the lifting of the mortgage.

Any group or organization which sought to alleviate people’s suffering could enlist the aid of this most worthy Jew.  His generous contributions to the United Jewish Fund and the State of Israel Bonds were only a small part of his effort to do his share for his co-religionists in need.

Among the many virtues “Uncle” George possessed was his sweet modesty. The burdens he undertook were unknown to most people, since he never sought honors or recognition.  He was content to let his deeds speak for him.  His aid to individuals in distress were legion and unknown.  He was benefactor to many and like the true Jew he was, his deeds were never told.

George Neumann’s geniality and quiet good sense will be sorely missed in this community.  He was a true “Elder Statesman.” – Requiescat in pace.

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A Goal Is Set (Editorial)
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 7

All of us have goals in business and in our personal lives.  If we are really interested, we strive to reach those goals… if the goal is important enough, we deprive ourselves willingly of other things which we feel are not as important as that one big thing. Usually, our goals are individual or concern only our families and friends.

A different type of family, much larger and more diverse in their personal lives and desires has also set a goal.  The goal they have decided upon affects all of us in some way because we are all members of this community family.  We owe it to ourselves to follow through on this project and through our own efforts of the other members of the community.

The citizens of San Diego have set a goal … for $1,350,000 to help those members of the community who need help.  In typical family spirit, other members can be counted upon to help where help is needed.

As a  citizen of this community, you are also a member of this unique family… don’t let the other members down.  Support THE Community Cause, the Second United Success Drive.

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Something To Think About  (Editorial)

Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 7

The decision by the United Jewish Fund of St. Paul, Minn., to impose “ethically sound community sanctions” against persons holding positions of leadership or responsibility, whose pledges to the Fund are considered inadequate, should be of some interest here.

The board which passed this resolution (by vote of 23 to 2) stated that “such sanctions are based on the principle that an individual’s adequate discharge of major community responsibilities must be precedent to his occupying a position of leadership in our community organizations.”

The idea of giving responsibility to only those who give according to their ability has been discussed in this community from time to time by our leaders. If this should become a trend throughout the nation some decision will no doubt be made in order to insure adequate fund raising.

According to the latest information from our United Jewish Fund, the 1954 Drive will need additional effort if the minimum goal that was set is to be reached.

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From Where I Sit
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 7

By Mel Goldberg

Herb Seltzer is reported to have sold a car to a young sailor with the parting advice, “Bring it back for a checkup when you’ve got 500 miles on it.”… The sailor left completely enthralled over his shiny new Chevvy … Next morning when Herb arrived at the salesroom, the sailor was standing around … With trepidation, Herb questioned him as to what was the matter … “Oh nothing,” said the Navy man.  “You said to bring the car in when I got 500 miles on it.  I stayed up all night driving 500 miles.” …

We have very flatly spent our last dollar in Baja California.  IT will be a cold, cold day in July when they catch us down there again. .. To begin, some of the plush joints spend a fortune on tricking you to come down there and what happens?  You discover a place that probably cost a quarter of a million dollars to construct, with rest-room facilities that resemble the municipal dump of a central Mississippi town…. We stopped at an alleged fabulous spot, with a score of “shleppers” hanging around the lobby, looking fort a fas t buck … and yet, the management did not see fit to assign one of those domestic to the rest room to perform such simple tasks as placing paper in the (A) empty paper towel rack and )B) the other type of paper dispenser one finds in a tiled sanctuary…

Somehow, this seems a more important duty than having a chap handy with the physical stamina to carry our 13-ounce featherweight overnight bag, the twenty-foot distance from the trunk of the car to the lobby desk… In closing, we have traveled every 1st and 2nd class road in Baja California and we have yet to discover a wash room that can be judged satisfactory….

Jai Alai’s Fronton Palace came fairly close to getting an okeh, but the woman operator we had assigned to investigate the ladies’ room delivered the following report: “Cleanliness was satisfactory, however no paper in any of the booths, and hostess was more concerned with turning on the faucet in sink, than in securing additional paper.”  A pox on you, old Fronton Palace!

Bill Schwartz and Berenice Soule seem to have been carried away over battling about Shakespeare in the last edition of the Jewish Press … May we add a few words? … Being an intellectual slob we state: As to which is the most offending “The Merchant of Venice,” “Othello,” or any of Shakespeare’s material is like asking how do you want to die; by burning or drowning? …

John Ruskin took his son, David, to Del Mar, for a day at  the races.  Ruskin, an engineer, selected a horse, “Lone Deal” via a methodical system.  He told David to bet $5 on the horse for place .  David walked to the window and asked for the number. The man who takes the wagers demanded another $1… David had mistakenly purchased a ticket for “across the board.”  …He was too embarrassed about it to tell his father until the race was over… You see the race was a photo-finish and Lone Dal paid $80.  

And where were you when Senator McCarthy spoke at the $100-a0plate dinner last week?…

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Jews in American History~300 Years

Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 7

By Dr. Philip L. Seman, University of Judaism

California has grown tremendously in population and developed as an industrial state particularly within the last quarter of a century. During these last twenty-five years, Southern California has developed culturally as well. This is largely due to the unusual growth in population.  We learn much of the progress in California and mainly in Southern California from Harris Newmark’s book “Sixty Years in Southern California,” containing his reminiscences from 1853, the year he came to Los Angeles, until 1913.  We note an optimistic prophecy concerning the future that Los Angeles is destined to become the world center, prominent in almost every field of human endeavor.

In 1854 the first steps were taken to establish a Jewish cemetery and not long after the first Jewish child was buried there.  It was Joseph Newmark who inspired the purchase of land for the cemetery. Largely, because the name of Newmark is so closely connected with the growth of Los Angeles we may spend a moment with Joseph Newmark, who was an uncle of Harris Newmark.  Born in 1799, he came to America in 1824. He spent a few years in New York and, during his residence there, started the Elm St. Synagogue, one of the earliest in America.  Immediately after reaching Los Angeles, he organized the Los Angeles Hebrew Benevolent Society which probably was the first charitable institution in the city. Although Mr. Newmark had never served as a salaried rabbi, he had been ordained and was permitted to officiate.  Harris Newmark broke ground for the Jewish Orphans’ Home which in 1925 moved to Vista del Mar near Culver City as a cottage plan institution.

Harris Newmark tells us that in 1865 a Los Angeles merchant, David Solomon, called on  him and related that while returning by steamer from the north, Prudent Beaudry had made a boast that he would drive every Jew in Los Angeles out of business. Thu we see that the Jew in Los Angeles nearly ninety years ago was not among the best loved of people.  However, the progress made by such pioneers as Harris Newmark and others is indicative that while such “crack pot” statements made from time to time were not very encouraging, nevertheless hard, determined work will win out in the end as it has, if one reviews the progress made in business as well as in cultural endeavors.

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United Success Drive Names Chairman

Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 8

Names of five more persons to work on the Second United Success Drive of the San Diego area Community Chest were announced this week by George A. Scott, chairman.

Sol Bloom will be group chairman for the Retail A section. This group includes specialties, department stores, locker clubs, variety stores, clothing stores and furniture stores.

Victor Schulman will assist him as chairman of the furniture section.

Norman Kaufman will head Hotels Section and will be responsible for the recruitment and supervision of campaigners to solicit this area.

Murray Goodrich will be vice chairman of the Individual Pace Setters Division.  In this capacity, he will be in charge of campaigning those persons who are giving $500 or more and who cannot be reached at their place of business.

Edward A. Breitbard, chairman of the Service Group, will be responsible for the campaigning of cleaners, social service, mortuaries, hospitals, advertising and amusements.

“This is our primary job, taking precedence over all other interests, for we know that success in our business and personal affairs depends in large measure on our success in this undertaking,” Scott said.

The drive will begin September 8 with a luncheon at El Cortez Hotel for the Pace Setters and Commerce and Industry Divisions. Guest speaker will be General of the Army Omar N. Bradley, who is national campaign chairman of the United Defense Fund-USO, a Red Feather organization.

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(Mode of travel)
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 8

No man has ever been known to travel far on a lame excuse.

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Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 8

Forty hospitalized patients from the Naval Hospital were guests of San Diego Post 185, Jewish War Veterans and Auxiliary at the football game played Sept. 1 at the Balboa Bowl between the College Prep Stars and High School Stars.  This annual charity classic is sponsored by the Breitbard Foundation.

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New Café Offers Tempting Dishes
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 8

Oskar Goldschmied and Kurt Adam have purchased the Orange Belt Café at 807 Broadway. Recent refugees from Czechoslovakia, they will serve Continental Food, specializing in Hungarian dishes such as Hungarian Goulash, Vienna Schnitzel, Gefilte Fish and other popular dishes.

The Orange Belt Café will open at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Special lunches are from 67 cents and dinners are a la carte.

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Hereafter Don’t Count
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 8

Dying penniless is not what worries some people—it is having to live that way.

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Jewish Community Center
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 8

Rhythmic Exercise Class—During the month of September, Mrs. Esther Moorsteen has graciously offered the use of her patio for the Center Rhythmic Exercise Class.  Women are invited to bring a sandwich and coffee will be served after the class.  Again children are welcome and a baby sitter will be available upon the mother’s request.  Mrs. Moorsteen resides at 4370 Arista Drive.

 Modern Dance Class—All women interested I the beginners modern dance techniques are invited to participate in the group meeting at the Jewish Community Center on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. under the leadership of Mrs. Eugene Berger.  This is an opportunity for all working women (including the housewife) to relax and enjoy and evening of rhythmic exercise and creative dancing,. For further information call the Center at Atwater 1-7744.

Center Women’s League – There will be a meeting of the Center Women’s League on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m., September 16th at the Jewish Community Center.  The nominating committee with Mrs. Milton Fredman as chairman and including Mesdames Sam Bennett, Jos. Kwint, Eugene Berger and Ben Ferber will present a slate of officers for the coming year. All women interested I participating in the development of the Jewish Community Center are invited to attend.

Cooperative Nursery School – The Cooperative Nursery School will hold open house at the Center, 3227 El Cajon Blvd., on Sunday, Sept. 12th, from 3 to 5 p.m.  All pre-school children and parents are invited to attend and inspect the facilities.  Refreshments will be served.

“We are busy planning for the fall term of the Cooperative Nursery School for the Jewish Community Center which commences September 15,” announced Mrs. Melvin Karzen, chairman at a parents’ and children’s picnic held recently at Presidio Park.  The purchase of new equipment and the repainting of nursery school tables and chairs head the list of activities for mothers and fathers.

This will be the second year for the Community Center Nursery School.  Anyone interested mnay contact Mrs. Bert Eifer, Juniper 2-4824.

Teen-Agers—There will be a meeting of all Teen-Agers who attend high school and college on Thursday evening, Sept. 9th, at 8:30 p.m. to discuss and plan the fall program at the Center.  Committees will be chosen and the special events being planned and teenagers are requested to help plan those activities that interest them.

Volunteer Leaders –With the beginning of the fall program year, the Jewish Community Center has been requested to organize clubs, play groups and classes for various age groups. Such groups can only be organized with adequate leadership and so we are asking for both men and women who are mature, and are interested in children, to volunteer their services.  The minimum time necessary for such participation is five hours per week and any person who has skills such as games, leadership, arts and crafts, dramatics and athletics are especially welcome. A special training course, to discuss the problems of leadership and the necessary skills required, will be developed within the next month. Please call Mr. Posin at the Center office to volunteer your help.

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“New Faces” Theme Set by Hadassah

Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 8

Mrs. Harry Felson, newly elected president, will hold her first official meeting of Hadassah on Wednesday, Sept. 15. At 12 noon at the Temple Center. The theme of the initial meeting will highlight “New Faces of 1955” and all new members are especially asked to attend the luncheon meeting.  In addition to honoring new members, Mrs. Harold Elden will address a special tribute to the old members of the chapter.

Following a very successful Membership Tea, Mrs. Edward Kitaen, membership chairman, will again be in charge of the meeting and assisted by her same capable committee, Mmes. Manuel Haffner, Rodin Horrow, Ray Smith, Ray Lowitz, Howard Hoffman, Archie Bushnell, Elmer Wohl, George Wixen and Fred Leonard.

Mrs. Morton Thaler, program chairman, promises a laugh a minute with a clever presentation called “Take a Number.”  A very informative and entertaining afternoon is definitely assured, so make reservations early with Mr. Howard Hoffman, AT-4-8681.

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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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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, June 25, 1954, Part 1

June 18, 2010 Leave a comment


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Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 1

Jewish Women Honored for Aid to Hospital

In 1946, a group of Jewish women in san Diego conceived the idea  of aiding in the dream of building a new hospital for crippled children. They offered their services to Mrs. Mort Boyette, chairman of the women’s division for the hospital drive, and they were gratefully accepted as a team in that campaign.

Over $6,000 was raised by Jewish women of our community through direct contributions, affairs and a tremendous rummage sale and given to the crippled children’s hospital for their building fund as part of the contribution of Jewish citizens of our community.

This month, the dream comes true.  The Crippled Children’s Hospital, which has risen on Kearny Mesa, will dedicate its new and beautiful building. At the ceremonies Jewish women of San Diego will be honored by a dedicatory plaque over one of the rooms stating “Presented by the Women’s Division of the San Diego Federation of Jewish Agencies.”

Those, who in 1946 had a vision and faith in that vision and helped it to become a reality, include Mrs. Rose Neumann, who was chairman of that drive, and Mrs. Rose Gordon and Mrs. David Block, who were he co-chairmen.

*Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 1

J.C.C. ‘Lucky Nite’ Set for Sunday

The Jewish Community Center ‘Lucky Nite’ takes place this Sunday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Beth Jacob Center, 4473 30th St.

This is the affair you will not want to miss, because it will be an evening of fun and frolic and offer you a chance to break the bank.  Admission is free and open to all. A new and exciting game will be introduced “over and under,” and big prizes for bingo, cards and all kinds of games will be provided.

Food and drink will be available and as an innovation there will be a tremendous sale of specialty cakes.

Proceeds of this event will go towards Camp Jaycee scholarships for some needy youngsters, all kinds of equipment needed for the teenagers to keep them busy and happy at the Center, records, games and more funds for special parties for all the kids which are not provided for in the regular budget.

Come and bring your friends to ‘Lucky Nite’ Sunday where you will meet old and new friends, have a good time, and help the Jewish Community Center’s programming for the youth of our city.

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USO-JWB Honors Rose Neumann for Fourteen Years of Service
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, pages 1,8

In ceremonies honoring organizational and individual volunteers for morale services to the armed forces of the United States, Mrs. Rose Neumann, veteran San Diego community volunteer, was accorded highest honors from the National Jewish Welfare Board for fourteen years of unstinting and tireless effort last Wednesday evening at Temple Beth Israel.

Mrs. Neumann  was called to the platform by George A. Scott, campaign chairman of the United Success Drive of 1954, who read telegrams and letters from national JWB officials and presented her with the JWB Gold Pin and Gold Ribbon Certificate.  Scott, too, was honored as Dr. Frank Lowe, USO Advisory Council chairman, presented him with the highest USO-JWB award for fourteen years of service as head of USO in San Diego.

The Gold Ribbon Award was presented to the Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary for the second successive year, while B’nai B’rith women’s chapters, Birdie Stodel and Bay City, received Silver Ribbon Certificates.  Nancy Weitzen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weitzen, was recipient of the Jr. Hostess of the Year Award.

Awards were also presented to military officials, including Rear Adm. George C. Dyer, Commandant of the 11th Naval District; Rear Adm. Thornton C. Miller, District Chaplain; Capt. Harris W. Howe, Center Chaplain of Naval Training Center; Commander E. Richard Barnes, Force Chaplain, Amphibious Pacific Forces, and others.

Chairman for the evening was Milton Fredman, vice chairman of the 6th Army Area JWB Armed Services Division.  Henry Weinberger, San Diego USO-JWB Armed Services Committee chairman, delivered the welcome address.  Also participating in the program were Rabbis Morton J. Cohn, Monroe Levens and Baruch Stern, and Harry Mallen and Mrs. Sidney Newman.

Following the ceremonies, a fast moving show of top Hollywood talent, calling itself the USO-JWB Troupers, presented “New Faces of 1954.”  Dancing and refreshments ensued to top off a thoroughly enjoyable evening. 

Organizations receiving awards were: Beth Jacob Sisterhood, Beth Israel Sisterhood, Beth Jacob Ladies Aux., Council of Jewish Women, Daughters of Israel, Hadassah, Home for the Aged, Jewish War Vets, Lasker Ldge, B’nai B’rith Men, Pioneer Women Negba, Pioneer Women Shoshana, Tifereth Israel Sisterhood, Tifereth Israel Men’s Club, Yo-Ma-Co,, Jolly Sixteen, United Jewish Fund, Temple Beth Israel, Tifereth Isral Cong., Cong. Beth Jacob, Southwestern Jewish Press, Pi Alpha Lambda Sorority, 7-Seas Locker Clubs, Federal Clothiers, 101 Locker Club and 4.0 Locker Club.

A special award was presented to Dr. Joseph Kwint.  Individuals who received awards included: Miss Julie Abraham, Mrs. Philip Abrams, Mrs. Jennie Bloomfield, Mrs. Alfred Brooks, Rabbi Morton J. Cohn, Mrs. O.E. Ehrlich, Mr. and Mrs. David Frank, Mr. Milton Fredman, Mrs. Max Felsman,  Mrs. Theodore Hermann, Mr. Albert Hutler, Mrs. Arthur King, Mrs. Fred Leeds, Rabbi Monroe Levens, Mr. Harry Mallen, Mrs. Sidney Newman, MRs. Benjamin Ornstein, MRs. Max Rabinowitz, Mrs. Joseph Schulach, Mr. Joseph Spatz, Rabbi Baruch Stern, MRs. Bernard Urbach, and Henry Weinberger.   Extra Indiidual Awards were given to Mr. and MRs. Harry Aronoff, MR. Alex Newman, MR. and Mrs. Al Steinbaum, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gellens, MR. and Mrs. Zel Greenberg, Col. An Mrs. Irving Salomon.

Other military awards included Lt. Cmdr. Eugene J. Kapalczyski, Commander DeWitt Wright, and Commander Howard M. Day.

Junior Hostess receiving awards for their many hours of service were: Judy Cohen, Selma Cohen, Sandra Flax, Pauline Frankel, Maxine Gerson, Roberta Glickman, Lenore Goldtein, Bunny Goodman, Ethel Hochman, Barbara Mallen, Ada Picaisen, Sally Polak, Rose Rimland, Gloria Rose, Frances Samuels, Shirley Sarfan, Sandra Schissel, Ethel Schwartz, Barbara Shames, Carol Simmons, Norma Simmons, Ida Urback, Jackie Wasserman and Barbara Kahn.

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Mrs. Roosevelt to Report on Russia
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 1

Flash! Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt will lecture in San Diego on November 11, 1954 under the auspices of the Jewish Community Center.

According to an announcement by Edward Breitbard, president of the Center, contracts have been signed by Center which will bring Mrs. Roosevelt to San DSiego on her return from a visit to Russia as a reporter for Look magazine.

Plans will be made for the use of the Russ Auditorium for Mrs. Roosevelt’s lecture and for a reception honoring her by the Jewish community.

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Thank You Dinner Honors Adm. Baker
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 25, 1954, page 1

Among the honored guests at a Community Thank You dinner will be VADM Wilder B. Baker, USN., Ret., who led the first United Success Drive of the Community Chest last fall. The dinner will be held in the Don Room of El Cortez Hotel at 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 25, according tto RADM George F. Neal, USN, Ret., chairman of Thank You Week.

Thank You Week, which is planned to highlight community benefits from fall’s campaign, ends tonight. Climaxing the week, the dinner will present a stewardship report of funds now supporting Red Feather services.  Leadership for the Second United Success Drive will also be introduced.

Chairman for the meeting is La Motte T. Cohu, who has announced that Vincent Price, taking time out from rehearsals of “The Winslow Boy” for La Jolla Playhouse, will be one of the guest speakers.

“Adventures in Jewish History” is sponsored by Inland Industries Group LP in memory of long-time San Diego Jewish community leader Marie (Mrs. Gabriel) Berg. Our indexed “Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” series will be a regular feature until we run out of history.

Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, June 11, 1954, Part 2

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As the Psychologist Sees You
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 121, 1954, page 2

By Irving R. Stone, Psychological Consultant

“Escapes from Reality”

I believe everyone looks at himself in the mirror at least once a day and views the environment about him from his home or office several times a day. Each time he forms an opinion, often not expressed aloud to others. Sometimes, these opinions are brushed from our thoughts without further consideration; at other times they represent emotional responses which are quite disturbing.

Reality is like every one of those views and every attempt to escape reality is our way of finding displeasure I what we see. Mental hygiene requires that we face reality and not hide from it; we must not only learn to accept ourselves as we are but must accept the conditions of the external world as they exist. True, it may be difficult but if we struggle to escape reality we court a mental breakdown.

Realism allows a person to operate on a level of aspiration that will be a reasonable one for him. He will seek attainment within his capacity; the discrepancy between ability and level of aspiration will be minute or non-existent.  If unrealistic, constant failures will create havoc and lead to a disrupting effect upon emotions.

Escapes from reality, like everything else, may be of different degrees.  The extreme condition, where detachment from reality is complete, is seen in psychotic patients. In a less severe condition, we see the person of dull intelligence attempting to complete or even enter college; the person with an average salary trying to “keep up with the Jones’s,”; or the young man with little athletic ability fighting against the lack instead of accepting it.

Persons with physical handicaps soon must learn that they are limited in their particular condition and adopt a form of compensation which will give them satisfaction. The person who is blind resorts to sound to help him get around; the person who is deaf depends upon sight.

Often one’s interests are out of line with one’s aptitudes and we frequently see someone wanting to engage in an activity for which he is not suited. But, as long as we keep our goals within our reach, we have a chance for success.  Too often we try to emulate someone else, forgetting that no two persons, except identical twins, are ever exactly alike.

In the same way, we must see our fellow human beings as they are and not as we would like them to be. This applies to our parents, our children, our friends, our political leaders, and our neighbors in other countries.

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From Where I Sit
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 11, 1954, page 2

By Mel Goldberg

The Town and Country Club requires that applicants for admission list their religion… Why?… Tempers are flaring over the “confidential list” sent out by the Community Chest to business “chief executives.”  It lists business firms, the number of their employees and amounts of contributions. It also lists those who did not give.  The procedure may or not be okeh, but someone certainly slipped up on cross-checking. In more than one case, people who own several business and gave their contribution through one, were listed as non-givers in the other business. This creates an erroneous impression. Fund-raisers who make up “black-lists” for public consumption, should exercise more care, before releasing them.

Bobby Beck tells about a bopster cannibal, who ate three “squares” a day… David Weissman saw a headline, “Jewish People Seldom are Problem Drinkers.”  Maybe they just can’t mix a problem drink properly.  Or, perhaps, the Jewish problem is stiff enough a potion for them without alcohol. … Many World War II veterans have tossed some vitriolic remarks at the Red Cross because the organization charged for services rendered at clubs overseas. Never publicized, however, was the true story. The Red Cross was compelled to charge because of a directive issued by the U.S. Secretary of War.  Our government took this stand as a “diplomatic measure” to keep certain foreign allies happy, because their troops were being paid much less than ours, and it was felt that this measure would keep other troops from feeling too resentful about the better amenities supplied to the U.S. forces.

Al Perper heard of a fellow who told a faith-healer that his brother was very ill. “Bosh,” said the faith healer, “he only thinks that he is ill.”  A few days later the two met again and the faith healer inquired about the “ill” brother.  “Oh, he’s worse,” said the brother, “now he thinks he’s dead”. … Report from a teacher of the 2nd grade in suburban San Diego school. Session began last September with 34 students, present enrollment is 35. … There are 58 student names on her full year registration and only 6 students present in attendance were registered last September.  How’s that for turnover. … Maybe it helps explain why some children have trouble spelling “cat.” … Mike Soule passes the story along concerning the hen who was gazing at a dish of scrambled eggs and muttering, “Man, dig my poor crazy mixed up kids.”

A local social service agency suggested that one of their unemployed clients, take advantage of his idle time while looking for work, by attending night school. This seemed to be a worthwhile project, since the man in question would probably have had a better chance to secure a job, with some educational background… On his next trip to the unemployment office, h mentioned that he was now attending night school, and they cut off his financial assistance because as they put it—“he was unavailable for work.”

Strange but true: there was a mezuzah on the door at the F St. Rossi headquarters … Pre-viewed the new library… It contains many new innovations in library construction and despite its simplicity and lower than anticipated cost—is definitely a showplace.  Sig Stein mentioned to the chef at the 4-A Roundup that Lawrence Welk was in the dining room enjoying the prime ribs.  In acknowledgment, the chef, a veteran of the kitchens asked, “Yeah, who does he cook for?”

The Navy’s withholding commissions on five Annapolis graduates, needs plenty of explaining. Since when are we responsible for acts committed by relatives. If the actions of a grandfather or an uncle, etc., are to be used as a basis of an individuals character assessment or loyalty background, then we’d better start floating a big bond issue to build bigger and better jails, ‘cause the present pokeys aren’t going to hold all the relations of unfavorable characters… We’d also like to know how it’s possible for a buy to go through 4 years in a service academy, and then suddenly, they find on his graduation, that he is a security risk.

Art Leitch, the East San Diego real estate man, has opened a new office at 6300 El Cajon Blvd….It was refreshing (in the midst of all the political harassing) to note that one of Art’s competitors took it upon himself to insert a welcome salute to Art in the daily paper…That’s real praise!  We might add that we have had occasion to deal with Art for some time now, and only wish that all our business relationships could be as pleasant… He’s the kind of guy, we enjoy seeing successful.

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Personals
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 11, 1954, page 3

Mr. and Mrs. Nate Ratner and their sons, Harry and Larry, are leaving for a tour of Europe on June 25, on the S.S. United States. They will be gone approximately three months. The Ratners have been feted by many of their friends wishing them Godspeed.

Among them were Mr. and Mrs. Alex J. Newman, MRs. Ben Gordon, Jolly 16 and Mr. and Mrs. Milo Berenson Jr., Charity League, MR. and Mrs. David Frank, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Drogin, Mr. and Mrs. George Martin, MR. and Mrs. Murray Goodrich, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Ratner, Mrs. Martco Ratner; Mrs. R.M. Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Newman, Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Smith, and Mesdames Sam Smith, Abe Smith, Ray Smith, Isadore Shapiro, and David Horowitz.

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Nixie and Roy Kern celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary by spending, according to Nixie, “five glorious days” at Big Bear Lake.

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Mrs. Jennie Drogin and the Bill Warners left Wednesday on a motor trip to the north. They plan to spend several weeks seeing Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.
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Showered—Bride –elect Esther Weitzman was complimented with a miscellaneous shower biven by Mesdames Charles Press, Morton Thaler, Nathan PRager and I Domnitz on June 3. Fifty five guests attended.

On June 19, Mrs. William Schwartz will entertain in her garden with a luncheon and personal shower for Esther. About 40 of Esther’s young friends are expected.
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Pre-theatre Cocktails

Several gay cocktail parties were held preceding the J.C.C. Co-operative Nursery School Globe Theatre  Party on June 1q.  Dr. and MRs. Melvin Karzen entertained Messrs and Mesdames Harold Reisman, Mort Lieberman, Sidney Berman, Abe Malkoff, Arthur Rubin and Dr. and Ms. Seymour Okmin.

Mr. and Mrs. Murry Luftig had as guests for cocktails in their home Messrs and Mesdames Frank L. Gegaz, George Lykos, Lester Friedman, and W. D. Smell.

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Foreign Note – Writing from Paris, Edie Press Greenberg and her husband, Dean, thank all the people in San Diego for their good wishes and wedding gifts received.  Mr. and Mrs. Zel Greenberg are in Paris spending some time with them. A San Diego get-together was held when Sam and Roanne Krasner visited them from Germany.
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Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Veitzer are understandably delighted at the news that their son, Leonard, will be home from Japan the first part of July.  Leonard will be receiving his Army discharge soon and plans to return to the University of California at Berkeley and his studies in Architecture.
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The San Diego contingent in Las Vegas over Memorial Day included the Jack Wyners and Al Teppers; the Harry Spatz’ and Jack Spatz’; and the Ted Naumans and Harry Sugarmans.
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Bar Mitzvah -0- Raphael Levens, son of Rabbi and Mrs. Monroe Levewns, was Bar Mitzvah at services at the Tifereth Israel Synagogue Saturday, June 5. Raphael conducted the Sabbath morning services and delivered an address.  A Kiddush and luncheon followed the service.

Jay Lawrence Sugarman, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Sugarman, will become bar mitzvah tonight (June 11) at Temple Beth Israel with Rabbi Morton J. Cohn officiating. A reception will follow the services.
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Young Prexy—Congratulations to Phil Brenes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Brenes, who has been elected president of Woodrow Wilson Junior High for the 1954-55 term.

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Flies to Wedding—Mrs. Betty Cohan is flying to the wedding of her granddaughter, Susan Jane, daughter of  Harold Cohan. The wedding will performed on June 26.

Hostesses at a farewell party in Mrs. Cohan’s home were Mesdames Hyman Rabinowitz, Arthur Block, L. Schlesinger, Edith Segal.

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European Jaunt – Ira Fischbein and his parents, MR. and Mrs. David Fischbein, flew to New York June 7 and then by K.L.M Dutch Airlines to Amsterdam, Holland. They will then tour through Israel, Italy, Switzerland and England. They plan to return in about 6 weeks on the S.S. United States.

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New Appointment – Irving M. Stone has been appointed to lecture at the College for Men of the University of San Diego. He will teach the courses in Psychology and Education in the fall.
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Art Note—Suzanne Hutler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Hutler, was chosen to hang her picture in the Fine Arts Gallery as a member of the San Diego Art Guild. Susie’s work can be viewed this week.

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Birdie Stodel to Hold Membership Luncheon
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 11, 1954, page 3

Birdie Stodel Chapter 92 of B’nai B’rith Women, will hold a paid up membership luncheon on Monday, June 14, at 12:00 o’clock at the Temple Center.  Lunch will be served free to all members whose dues are paid up for the year.

The following members were elected as delegates to the District Convention to be held in San Francisco: Mrs. Morris Kraus, Mrs. Jeremiah Aronoff, Mrs. Ted Brav, and Mrs. Berwin.

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‘Nite at Ball Park’
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 11, 1954, page 3

Morrie Douglas and Alvin Cushman won season baseball passes at “A NIte at the Ball Park,” sponsored by Temple Beth Israel Men’s Club and Sisterhood on June 2. 

Awards donated by Morrie Douglas, William Erichsen, Milton Roberts and Bill Starr were won by top ticket salesmen: Lillian Rosenbaum, Rose Weinberger, Sid Posin, Sam Sussman, Dick Silberman, Sam Berger and Al Brooks.

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Z.B.T. Mothers’ Invite
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 11, 1954, page 3

Zeta Beta Tau Mothers’ Club Card Party is Saturday, June 12 at 8 p.m.at the Beth Israel Temple Center.  In addition to cards, they will be entertained by the fraternity members; there will be door prizes and refreshments will be served. Donation is $1.00 per person and a good time is assured all who attend.
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Cradle
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 11, 1954, page 3

Cantor and Mrs. Joseph Cysner announce the birth of a daughter, Pamela Rochelle, born May 29 in the Quintard Hospital and weighing 6 lbs, 4 oz.  Big sister, 5 year old Charlotte Susan, is delighted with the new arrival.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. David Nagler of London, England, and Mrs. Chaja Cysner of San Diego.

In honor of naming the baby, a Kiddush is being served after Sabbath morning services, June 12, at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. The community is most cordially invited.

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Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schonfeld and 18 month old daughter, Rochelle Anne of Pomona are happy to announce to all their San Diego friends, the birth of Benjamin Allen, on May 19. The husky young man weighed 7 lbs 7 oz.

San Diego grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. David Hurwitz and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Schonfeld.

A bris was held in the Schonfeld Pomona home on May 26 with MR. and Mrs. Seymour Saltzman acting as godparents.

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Classified
Southwestern Jewish Press, June 11, 1954, page 3

Companionship and home for elderly lady.  HO-9-7358.

Mature woman wanted as baby sitter in College area. References.  JU 2-5364.

Room for Rent in a very nice home. Cooking privileges.  ½ block from bus.  Call before 11:00 a.m. or after 65:00 p.m.  AT-4-6586.

For Sale – Paisley shawl, lace, antique, gold jewelry, fine china.  Phone BE 9-7340.

Woman Will share modern cozy apartment with working woman. Everything furnished.  Near bus lines 1 and 2. AT1-2102; AT-1-7869 after 6 p.m.

Driving to N.Y. about June 20.  New Chev. Will take 1 or 2 riders to share driving aned exp.  JU2-6429 after 5:30 p.m.

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Calendar

Southwestern Jewish Press, June 11, 1954, page 3

June
12th—ZBT Mothers’ Club Card Party-Temple Center -8:00 p.m.
13th—Beth Jcob Men’s Club “Golden Nugget” Nite – B.J. Center – 6:00 p.m.
13th – Tifisra Men’s Club June Dinner—6:30 p.m.
14th –Birdie Stodel Luncheon – Temple Center -12 noon
14th –Lasker Lodge –Variety Show-Temple Center – 8:00 p.m.
17th—Bay City B.B. – Garden Luncheon Paryt –4525 48th St –12 noon
19th—Fox Lodge Card Party – Beth Jacob Center – 8:00 p.m.
20th—Pioneer Negba Cloub Donor Dinneer—6:00 p.m
26th—Y.J.C. Installation-Admiral Kidd Club
27th—J.C.C. “Lucky Nite”—Beth Jacob Center – 6:30 p.m.
29th – J.W. V. Aux. Membership Tea—4565 Norma Dr. – 1:30 p.m.
30th—City of Hope Aux. –Anna Shelley Memorial Luncheon.

July
4th – Y.J.C. Picnic—Presidio Park

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“Adventures in Jewish History” is sponsored by Inland Industries Group LP in memory of long-time San Diego Jewish community leader Marie (Mrs. Gabriel) Berg. Our indexed “Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” series will be a regular feature until we run out of history.