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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, May 30, 1958, Part 1

Campaign Hits $210,000; $93,000 Must Be Raised
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 30, 1958, Page 1

“The 1958 United Jewish Campaign Fund will be extended until every Jewish family has met its obligation by making a contribution,” it was announced this week by Chairman Harry Wax.

With slightly over $210,000 already raised from over 1,250 contributors, Wax stated that there would be an intensification of efforts to secure the $93,000 necessary to reach the minimum goal for Israel, overseas, national and local needs.

In the meantime, the Chairman, aided by Martin Gleich and Rabbi Morton J. Cohn, Co-Chairmen, are making plans for the opening of the third phase of the drive starting June 15.

All families who have not as yet contributed, will be resolicited. This phase will open with a workers’ meting and a North County dinner in Oceanside.

Pointing out that there are still over 1,000 contributors who gave in 1957 and who have not as yet given in 1958 the chairmen said that these contributors will make the difference in the 1958 drive. They declare that it is imperative that there be 100% coverage of all prospects who have still not made their pledges.

They emphasized that the crucial stage in the drive is still ahead and that the success of the campaign will depend on the next 30 days and on the support of the 1,000 individual contributors who have not as yet pledged.

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Demo Leaders Endorse Kaufman
Southwestern Jewish Press,
May 30, 1958, Page 1

Maxwell Kaufman, candidate for Assembly in the 79th District, meeting with Paul Butler, National Chairman of the Democratic Party. Mr. Butler urged all Democrats to vote for Mr. Kaufman in the June 3 Primary. Standing with them is G.K. Williams, chairman of the Democratic County Central Committee.

Maxwell Kaufman, candidate for Assembly in the 79th District, meeting with Paul Butler, National Chairman of the Democratic Party. Mr. Butler urged all Democrats to vote for Mr. Kaufman in the June 3 Primary. Standing with them is G.K. Williams, chairman of the Democratic County Central Committee.

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Temple Beth Sholom To Be Dedicated Sunday
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 30, 1958, Page 1

Formal dedication ceremonies for the newly formed Temple Beth Sholom, 208 Madrona, Chula Vista, will be held on Sunday, June 1st at 2:00 p.m.

Temple President Sam Vener will present Rabbi Monroe Levens of Tifereth Israel to deliver the dedication address. Congressman Bob Wilson will make the address of welcome.

Pre-dedication services will be held Friday evening, May 30th at 8:00 p.m. at the Temple Beth Sholom, followed by Saturday’s gala party event at 8:30 p.m. Dancing, refreshments and entertainment will be the main attraction in the social hall.

The Temple is located in Chula Vista to serve the whole South Bay area, south of San Diego to the border. It is a Conservative Jewish Synagogue.

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Center Dedication Sunday, June 8: Weekend Starts Sat. Nite; Pool Opens Memorial Day Weekend
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 30, 1958, Pages 1, 6

Dedicatory ceremonies for the new Jewish Community Center building located at 54th Street and University Avenue will take place on Sunday, June 8, at 3 p.m., according to Morris W. Douglas and Bernard Arenson, Co-Chairmen of Dedication Day activities.

The entire weekend will be devoted to the Center dedication with a dedication dance at the Center slated for Saturday night, June 7, at 8 p.m.

Formal dedication ceremonies will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, with religious, civic, governmental and Jewish leaders participating.

William B. Schwartz, Center President, said, “The Center has been opened since April 1 and has already attracted over 550 family members. All of the facilities are now in use and by the time of the ceremonies the paving for the parking lot and the swimming pool will be complete.” Since the Center’s doors have been opened to the community a complete program for all ages from Nursery School to Senior Citizens is in progress.

Ceremonies planned for the opening will be headed by George A. Scott, who will speak on behalf of the San Diego community, and Dr. Walter Ornstein, President of the United Jewish Fund, who will speak for the Jewish community.

Other principle speakers will include Admiral Charles C. Hartman, speaking for the Navy, City Councilman George Kerrigan, Frank Curran and Supervisor Frank Gibson.

Other ceremonies will be the Jewish religious ceremony of Hanukas Habayas (Dedication of the House), and the presentation of a flagpole and an American Flag by the San Diego Post of the Jewish War Veterans. The ribbon-cutting ceremony formally opening the doors of the Jewish Community Center will be participated in by religious, political and communal leaders.

Also participating will be the Naval Training Center Band and several of the Community Center groups. A swimming and diving exhibition will be a major attraction in the celebration of the opening of the new Center. Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, Stanley Kistler, many prominent swimmers will participate.

President Schwartz said, “Sunday, June 8, will be a great occasion in the over q1200 year history of San Diego Jewry. The opening of the Jewish Community Center has been looked forward to for the last ten years. Widely acclaimed as one of the outstanding buildings of its type, it is a forward step in the progress of the Jewish community in San Diego. But what is even more important,” he continued, “the opening of the Jewish Community Center will be a rededicating of ourselves to community service for all people regardless of their age, their race or creed. Under Jewish auspices with a program of fine Jewish content, the Center will service the entire community.”

The entire community is invited to attend the Dedication, tour the building, and to join the Jewish Community Center of San Diego.

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Junior Achievement

Politics Make Strange ‘Bedfellows’
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 30, 1958, Page 1

We note that in listing members of his committee for the Jewish Press Assemblyman Crawford overlooked Georgette McCormick, Republican Woman Leader, who hosted Gerald K. Smith’s visit here and who has helped him disseminate his atni-Semitic literature. Her name is listed in Crawford’s large ad in the Independent of May 28.

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Brandeis University Women’s Committee To Hold Luncheon
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 30, 1958, Page 1

Preparations have been completed for the annual luncheon and installation of officers of the Brandeis University’s Women’s Committee to be held at noon, Wednesday, June 18, in the El Cortez Hotel.

Dr. Roger Revelle, director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will speak. Officers will be installed by Col. Irving Salomon, a member of Brandeis board of trustees.

Mrs. Ben Cohen will be luncheon chairmen, assisted by Mmes. Samuel Friedman, Max Nelson, William Colt and William Kenton. President of the San Diego Chapter is Mrs. William Gerelick.

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B’nai B’rith Women To Show Picture
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 30, 1958, Page 1

The Birdie Stodel and By City B’nai B’rith Women invite members of the community to join them on Monday, June 9, at the Jewish Community Center. The chapters are holding a joint luncheon at noon followed by a program showing the film, “American Girl.” Hy Haves, of the A.D.L. office in Los Angeles, will be the guest speaker. Sylvia De Woskin will be chairman.

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Friendly Social Club
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 30, 1958, Page 1

The Senior Adults are taking their first outing in a chartered deluxe bus to Knott’s Berry Farm on Tuesday, June 5. Departure will be at 8:45 a.m. sharp. Cost is $1.50 per member, $2.50 for non-members. Bring a sack lunch and make your reservation thru the Center, JU-3-3300.

Mr. Kaul and Mr. Scheir are the committee in charge.

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Personals
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 30, 1958, Page 2

June will be a triple graduation month for the Paul Belkin family. Mrs. Paul Belkin graduates with high honors from San Diego State College. Bonnie Belkin graduates from Horace Mann Junior High School, and as president of the student body she will be delivering an address at the commencement ceremonies. Beverly Belkin graduates from Andrew Jackson elementary school where she served as secretary of the student body.

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Linda Hess won two second places in a nationwide creative writing contest. She competed with 150,000 high school students from all over the United States, Canada, Alaska and Hawaii. Her subjects were “Satire on Women’s Fashions” and “Perspective.”

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Mrs. Bernard Veitzer recently returned from a visit to her daughter, Natalie, at Berkeley. While there she attended a bridal shower at the Athens Club in Oakland, given by four aunts of Natalies’ fiancé, Gary Mintz. The hostesses, who have many friends in San Diego, were the Mmes. Harry, Jacob, Jack and Leslie Berger. The Veitzer-Mintz wedding will take place in San Diego June 22.

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“It’s a wonderful vacation,” report Rose and Dave Fischbein en route to Australia, New Zealand, stopping at Tahiti, Fiji and Samoa Islands.

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Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Roth wish to thank their friends for the kindness shown during their recent loss.

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Mrs. Helen Medak wishes to thank her friends for their thoughtfulness during her stay at the hospital and convalescence at home.

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Mr. and Mrs. Phil Abrams are grateful to those who sent cards and called upon Mrs. Abrams during her confinement at Sharp Hospital. She is now recuperating at home.
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The members of the Chaim Weitzman Brach L.Z.O.A. gave a surprise house warming party to MR. and Mrs. Joe Olsher in their new home at 4821 Sussex DSrive, on May 17.

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Justifiably proud are Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Schaffer whose son, Danny, was granted a three year scholarship ($2,000 per year) to Stanford University. In 1954 Danny received a four year scholarship to Harvard upon his graduation from high school.

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Sol Bloom wishes to thank his many friends for their expressions of sympathy over the loss of his beloved father, Louis Bloom.

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Left to right: Mrs. Bernard Arenson, Decorations Committee; Mrs. Morris Shecet, Decorations Committee; Mrs. Jack Stern, coordinator for Adult Activities; Mr. Murray Schneier, Program Director; Mrs. William Berson, Decorations Committee; Mrs. Earl Richmond, Refreshments Chairman; MRs. Harold Rothblatt, Dedication Dance Chairman; Mrs. Gerald Kobernick, Decorations Chairman.

Left to right: Mrs. Bernard Arenson, Decorations Committee; Mrs. Morris Shecet, Decorations Committee; Mrs. Jack Stern, coordinator for Adult Activities; Mr. Murray Schneier, Program Director; Mrs. William Berson, Decorations Committee; Mrs. Earl Richmond, Refreshments Chairman; MRs. Harold Rothblatt, Dedication Dance Chairman; Mrs. Gerald Kobernick, Decorations Chairman.

Jewish Community Center Dedication Dance Set for June 7
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 30, 1958, Page 2

An invitation to dance right out of this world has been issued to all members of the Jewish Community Center, according to Coordinator Mrs. Jack Stern. On Saturday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., in the new community center building, a dedication dance will launch San Diego’s newest satellite.

With music by Paul Ravino, a complete floor show, beautiful interplanetary decorations and refreshments flown in directly from outer space, tickets set at $2.50 a couple, or $1.50 a single are a bargain indeed, according to Mrs. Harold Rothblatt, General Chairman. They may be purchased in advanced or at the door.

Decorations are being designed by MRs. Gerald Kobernick with the assistance of Mesdames Bewrnard Arenson, Hebert Bartell, William Berson, Martin Green, Jerome Greenstein, Harold Robinson, Al Rosen, Morris Shechet, and Malcolm Winston. Mrs. Erl Richmon is in charge of refreshments.

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Mrs E. Al Slayen To Head Hadassah
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 30, 1958, Page 2

Mrs. E. Al Slayen was installed as Hadassah President in an impressive ceremony on Wednesday, May 21st, at the El Cortez Hotel. Mrs. Slayen, assuming the important position for a second time, will be assisted by the following women as officers. Vice Presidents include Mmes. Hyman Kitaen, Maynard Hurwitz, Herbert Malley and Herbert Rifkin. Recording Secretary, Mrs. Herbert Solomon; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Frank Goldfarb; Financial Secretary, Mrs. Max Okun; Treasurer, Mrs. Nathan Feinberg; Parliamentarian, Mrs. Rudolph Hess; Historian, Mrs. Frank Goldberg. Elected Board Members include Mmes. Loenard Zlotoff, Elmer Wohl, Hyman Gendloff, Sammy Stein and Sam Cohen.

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Roger Lowitz Bar Mitzvah
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 30, 1958, Page 2

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lowitz announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Roger Phillip, on Friday, June 13, 8 p.m. at the Temple Beth Israel. A reception n will be held in the Center, following the services.

His parents will hold Open House in his home on Sunday, June 15, for family and friends. Roger’s aunts and uncles Mr. and Mrs. Leo H. Lowitz and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Price, who reside in Chicago, will be in San Diego for the Bar Mitzvah.

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Roller Skate Queen Chosen at Palisades
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 30, 1958, Page 2

Over two hundred roller skating fans saw their Queen picked on May 27, at the Palisades Gardens in North Park. Claudette Neville, 17, of El Cajon, was chosen Queen over thirteen contestants by Judges Phyllis (Fleming) Ramage, former Miss San Diego; Mac Kaufman, publisher, and Dr. Roy Oner, physician. Dorothy Needham, 16, of San Diego, placed second. Entries, all amateur roller skaters, were judged on their beauty and poise.

In June, Miss Neville will compete for the State and Regional Championship in Marysville, Calif. The winner in the Regional will compete in Cleveland, Ohio, in July for the National Championship.

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(Registration and Voting)
Southwestern Jewish Press, May 30, 1958, Page 2

Voters who fail to vote in the primary election and also in either the preceding or succeeding general elections in November, will have their registrations cancelled. Vote Tuesday, June 3rd.


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