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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, May 2, 1958, Part 3

Southwest Jewish Press logoTemple Beth Sholom P.T.A. Elects Officers
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 2, 1958, Page 6

A Parent-Teachers Council for the Temple Beth Sholom School of Chula Vista was formed at a meeting Thursday, April 24th. The following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Marc Estrin; vice president, Mrs. David Tobias; secretary, Mrs. Phillip Barr; treasurer, Mrs. Max Cricksman

Mr. Max Okun, vice president of the Beth Jacob Synagogue, was the guest speaker.

Sunday school classes are being held weekly, from 10:-00 a.m. to noon, at Temple Beth Sholom, 208 Madrona, Chula Vista. Jewish history and Hebrew are taught, and classes are supervised according to age group.

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Jewish War Vets To Honor Past Commanders
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 2, 1958, Page 6

On Tuesday, May 13, at 8:15 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Building, Balboa Park, Rabbi Monroe Levens of Tifereth Israel Synagogue, will be featured speaker at the Annual Past Commanders’ Night of San Diego Post 185, Jewish War Veterans. Rabbi Levens will review the past history of J.W.V. and its great contribution to American Jewry.

There will also be mass installation of new members with Past California Department Commander Harry Apelman as the officiating officer.

Past Commander Bob Grossman and Past Commander Buddy Samuels, Chairman of the affair, promise a stimulating evening. There will be the refreshments as only Comrade Joe Cheiten can prepare. The Jewish Community is invited.

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Council Women Hold Installation Meeting
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 2, 1958, Page 6

The excitement so closely associated with the film industry’s presentation of annual Oscar awards will pervade the Installation Meeting of the National Council of Jewish Women, Tuesday, May 6, 11:45 .m. at the Coral Room of the Mission Valley Country Club, according to Program chairman, Mrs. Harold Rothblatt.

Rabbi Morton J. Cohn, acting as installing officer, will introduce the stars of the 1958-59 season. Top billing will be given Mrs. Alexander Slater, as she receives the token of her new position as President. She heads a cast including Vice Presidents: Mesdames Joseph Feldman, Robert Kolkey, Stanley Leonard, and Seymour Okmin. Recordding Secretary Mrs. Norman Sperber, Financial Secretary Mrs. Fritz Lavender, Corresponding Secretary Mrs. Sidney Steckel, Treasurer Mrs. Jean Goodfriend and Directors: Mesdames Floyd Kramer, Ben Lamson, Norman Mann, Herbert Reder, Simon Reznikoff, and Herbert Robbins.

“Council Curtain Calls,” a pageant, will highlight the outstanding events of the past year. Exhibition dances will be performed by a professional dance team from the Arthur Murray studio.

Assisting Mrs. Rothblatt on the Program Committee are Mesdames Pau Moss, Seymour Okmin, Andrew Segal, Murray Schneier and Lester Tokars. Mrs. Ben Kutschuk is Decorations Chairman. Mrs. Lee Bartell, Reservations Chairman, and MRs. Herbert Reder, Vice President in charge.

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Heartland Jewish Community Organization
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 2, 1958, Page 7

The Heartland’s Jewish Community Organization announces that its first annual election of officers will be held on May 4 at 8:30 p.m. in the Rosary Hall, El Cajon.

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Couple’s Club
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 2, 1958, Page 7

The Couple’s Club of Tifereth Israel invites all young couples to its second comedy show, “Casn You Trust Your Life?” on Saturday, May 17, 8:15 p.m., at the Synagogue Center.

The first show was a smash hit and the second promises to be a hilarious sequel. Featured will be Eli Witt, Bernard Garber, and a surprise cast.

There will be prizes and refreshments. The donation for non-members will be 50 cents. Members are not confined to Tifereth affiliations, and all members will be invited to a swimming party to be given at a private residence. Advance reservations will be necessary.

For reservations phone Mr. Louis Sahfran, program and publicity chairman, AC-3-0692.

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Women’s Auxiliary Hebrew Home For Aged
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 2, 1958, Page 7

Members of the Auxiliary received an unexpected treat at their last meeting which drew a record attendance. Faun Fogel arranged a program with the cooperation of the Janie Cushing Dance Studio of Pacific Beach. Carol Bamback and Ellen Wilson, two of their pupils, entertained with unique dance numbers. The girls have been featured in films and on TV. Mrs. Fogel is a weekly visitor to the Home where she sings for the guests and brings home-baked cookies.

Reservations are being taken for the Donor and Installation Luncheon to be held on Wednesday, May 28, at the Lafayette Hotel. A very fine program has been promised.

Religious Services for Rosh Chodesh will be observed on Saturday, May 17, at 9 a.m. Another service celebrating the Eve of Shavuouth will be held on Saturday, May 24, at 9 a.m. An invitation is extended to attend these services.

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Musical Salute To Israel Set for May 4
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 2, 1958, Page 7

An interesting program has been prepared for ht 8th Annual Jewish Music Festival, which will be celebrated at Tifereth Israel Synagogue on Sunday, May 4th at 8:00 p.m. under the direction of Cantor Joseph Cysner.

The theme of this year’s presentation will be “A Musical Salute to the State of Israel” commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of its Statehood. The program will consist of compositions by some of the outstanding Israeli composers such as Lavry, Gorochov, Nardi and many others. There will also be two original arrangements of Israeli songs by the well known composer and choral director Gedaliah Robinowitz, who has been the choral director of the Beth Sholom Synagogue in Philadelphia for the past 35 years.

Participating in the program will be the members of the Tifereth Israel Synagogue Choir, Cantor Joseph Cysner, Mr. Gedaliah Rabinowitz, who will conduct his own compositions, Professor Marvin Snider of San Diego State College (piano) Mrs. Abraham Hurlich (piano), Mr. Sam Jaffe (violin). A special feature will be the biblical dance interpretations by the Cottage of Israel Dancers.

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New Life Club
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 2, 1958, Page 7

President Jerry Sonnebend extends an invitation to members of the community to join the members of the New Life Club at a special meeting to be held on Saturday, May 10, 8 p.m., at the new Jewish Community Center.

Rabbi Baruch Stern will talk on Israel’s ten years as a nation. Cantor Israel Dubner will sing Israeli and Hebrew songs to commemorate Israel’s 10th Anniversary.

Refreshments will be served.

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Wednesday Club
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 2, 1958, Page 7

The Wednesday Club is pleased to announce a dinner in honor of their member, Lillie Gordon, and the Bas Mitzvah of their granddaughter. Proceeds will go to the Children’s Rescue Fund in Israel. The dinner will be held at the Beth Jacob Center, May 4th, at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations may be made by calling the Synagogue, AT-44-9523, or Doris Brisker, AT-2-2509.

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Sisterhood Formed by Beth Sholom
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 2, 1958, Page 7

Temple Beth Sholom of Chula Vista had its first Sisterhood meeting Thursday, April 17th. Mrs. Sidney Cornell was elected president. The following were elected members of the executive board: Mmes. Herman Golden; Sam Vener; Aaron Mannis; Phillip Kontoff; Sam Moskowitz; Phillip Barr; Jack Yuffefe; Sam Dimenstein; Michael Lexier.

The Sisterhood was the first formed for the newly organized and first Synagogue in Chula Vista.

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City of Hope
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 2, 1958, Page 7

The City of Hope Senior Auxiliary will honor its Mothers, Daughters, Daughters-in-Law at a luncheon on Thursday, May 8th, to be held in the Venetian Room at the U.S. Grant Hotel at 12 noon.

Helen Medak will be Chairman assisted by Packie Parker, Co-Chairman. Others on the committee are: Toby Stevens, Marian Goldsmith, Anna Brooks, Ethel Berwin, Goldie Schusterman, Bessye Siegel; Ruth Aronoff; Esther Schwartz; Anna Lazarowitz; Jeanne Camiel; Gladys Tappan; Goldie Goldstein and her telephone committee. Jennie Siner is also on the Mothers’ Day Committee.

Life members will be honored and a pleasant afternoon awaits all who attend. Reservations may be made with Esther Schwartz, Jackie Parker.

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Fredman Elected To Welfare Post
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 2, 1958, Page 7

Milton Fredman, san Diego civic leader, was elected to the board of directors of the National Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) at the organization’s 1958 biennial national convention held April 16-20. JWB is the government-authorized agency for meeting the religious, welfare and morale needs of Jewish personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans Administrtion hospitals, and the national association of 353 Jewish Community Centers and YM-YWHAs.

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Jewish Center News
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 2, 1958, Page 7

The Jewish Community Center will be the scene of another “first” the weekend of May 2nd. During that weekend, the Bermudas, a social friendship club sponsored by the Center’s “Tween” Division, will hose a sister group from the Westside Jewish Center in Los Angeles.

The Program planned by the Bermudas includes attendance of services at the Beth Jacob, where they will attend the Bas-Mitzvah of Miss Ellen Okun, a member of the “Tween” Division. The girls will then attend services on Saturday morning, followed by a Brunch and a trip to the Zoo. In the early evening the group will tour the new Jewish Center and be the dinner guests of the group (sic). In the evening the Los Angeles girls will be the guests at a “Tween” Lounge program sponsored by another culb group – the Classic Schmatzenheimers.

On Sunday morning theBermudas will take their guests to the Temple religious School, to be followed by a luncheon and a tour of the city. During the entire weekend, the Los Angeles group will be house guests of the Bermudas.

The Misses Roberta Baranov, Carol Freedman, Mitzi Kaye, Sarina Klein, Marilyn Medak, Carol Shannahoff, Cheryl Sims and Miriam Wasserman will house the Misses Judy Snyder, Maxine Poster, Dianne Marcel, Reba Grossman, Lill Warner, Linda Cohen, Roberta Cohen, Joan Snyder and Toby Ross.

The Bermudas in charge of the dinner are Misses Iris Kolender, Nadine Belovin, Joan Sander, Bonnie Parrell, Linda Frankel, Alice Herman, Susan Klaskin, Dena Turovlyn and Susan Macolff. Miss LuAnn Blumberg is the Bermudas’ advisor.

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