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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, September 18, 1958, Part 2

Plan Gala Fall Series
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 18, 1958, Page 1 and Page 8

Final arrangements are being completed for the much anticipated Fall Series of the Jewish Community Center Concert Lecture Film Series, according to Chairman Simon Reznikoff. “In spite of the fact that the Center has been in existence for years, this is the first year that there have been facilities to make this cultural programming possible” Reznikoff said. “We are sure that the public in general will be pleased with the artists scheduled to appear during the year.”

The Fall Series will feature Richard Josef Neutra, FAIA, world renowned architect, on Wednesday evening, Oct. 1.

Neutra will discuss “Survival Through Design” and interpret the relationship of’ architecture to everyday living and social effects.

Michael Loring, cantor and director of activities of Temple Beth Israel in Fresno, will, present an unusual Jewish musical program on Sunday, Nov 30. Committee for the Series includes: Mrs. Simon Reznikoff; Phil Abrams, Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Engel, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Klein, Mrs. Mannie Adler, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Breier, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Berger, Dr. and Mrs. David Edelson, Harry Felson, Mrs. Daniel Fellers, William Goldfarb, Edward Janowsky, Henry Price, Mrs. M. Slayen, Dr. Robert Siegel, Melvin Murphy, Louis Katz, Mrs. David Jaffe.

Advance Series tickets are $3.50 per person; $4.50 per person at door; $1.75 per person for single event. The Series Tickets will be limited to 275. Advance tickets are available at the Jewish Community Center, Broadway Drug Store First & Broadway, Boehemian Bakery 13th-Market St.

Al Kaye joins Staff of Paper
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 18, 1958, Page 1 and Page 8

Al Kaye, noted baseball broadcaster and active in numerous community affairs in San Diego, this week assumed the post of director of display advertising for Southwest Jewish Press-Heritage.

After an impressing career in A.A.U. basketball in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, Kaye played baseball with the White Sox farm teams in Dallas and Longview. In 1940 he was forced out of baseball by a ruptured appendix and the following year entered a distinguished career of military service.

While serving with the Armed Forces, he flew 29 combat missions over Europe and holds the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Clusters, Presidential Unit Citation with two clusters plus several skirmish medals and campaign bars.

While serving in an important War Department post in 1945, Kaye was decorated with the Commander’s Medal by King Umberto of Italy.

In 1948, Al Kaye-moved to San Diego. In 1955 he became general manager of the Ceazan Co.’s San Diego branch. Since 1949 he has served as one of the voices of the San Diego Padre baseball club — for seven of the years as assistant to Al Schuss. In 1954 Kaye was publicity director for the Padres.

Recently he has been associated with KSDO radio in sales and broadcasting. Among numerous community affiliations, Kaye is on the Jewish Community Center board of directors, member of the board of Henry Weinberger Lodge of B’riai B’rith and vice president of Beth Jacob Men’s Club.

He lives in the college area, with his wife, Arleen and a daughter, Mitzi, 13.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Krakoff of West Los Angeles this week are celebrating their 52nd wedding anniversary.  Happy heritage!


Southwestern Jewish Press, September 18, 1958, Page 2

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Haas proudly announce the birth of their first child, Joan Elizabeth, born August 29 at Sharp Memorial Hospital. The baby weighed in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

Maternal grandparents are Master Sgt. and Mrs. John R. Laycock of Anchorage, Alaska. Paternal grandparent’s are Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Haas of San Diego.

Social and Personal
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 18, 1958, Page 2

Edited by Jerry Hess

Mrs. Marie Isaacs Richards is spending several weeks in Toronto, Canada. She will take a number of tours while there.

Judith and Henry Bianchini, daughter and son-in-law of Mrs. Marie Isaacs Richards, observed heir twenty-fifth wedding anniversary recently at the Naval Air Base on North Island. The couple have six children. They are Henry Jr. Victor, Jacqueline, Marietta, Judy and Lewiston.

Louis Wolff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wolff, of 3606—31st St., will be Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, September 20, at Beth Jacob Synagogue at nine am. All friends cordially invited to attend.

Recent visitors of Dr. and Mrs. A. P. Nasatir—and just married, were Rabbi and Mrs. Henry Isaacs. Mrs. Isaacs is the former Miss Roslyn Hirsch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hirsch, of San Francisco, and a niece of the Nasatirs’. They were enroute to San Antonio, Texas, where Rabbi Isaacs assumes the post of Chaplain for the United States Air Force.

Visiting from Beverly Hills are Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dennan. They are house guests of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Elden of Mount Helix.


Something new has been added to the household of Dr. and Mrs. Marshall Persky. You’d never guess! At the drop of a hat they fly to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, or other points of interest. Yes, it’s a four-seater airplane. Dr. Persky is chief pediatrician for Grossmount Community Hospital. Happy flying.
Honors must go to Harriet Dickman who was recently awarded a trophy in the Fiesta del Pacifico art exhibit. Her prize-winning award was entitled “Othello.” Harriet has studied with the renowned sculptor Donal Hord, and will resume classes shortly.

Michael Dickman, eighteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A.I. Dickman, of Point Loma, will return soon after almost three months in Europe. Michael was selected to travel with the American Youth Hostel. He toured England and the Scandinavian countries under their auspices and then set out on his own to Germany, France and many other points of interest. His stay in San Diego will be brief, however, since Michael leaves for the University of California at Santa Barbara to enter as a freshman student.

James Elden, son of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Elden leaves for the University of California at Berkeley, where he will enter as a freshman student

Michael George Price, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Price is a recent graduate of UCLA. While there he was a staff member of the UCLA band, playing the clarinet and saxophone. New horizons are in the offing for Michael! He enters Harvard Law School as a freshman at the beginning of the school year.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dembo celebrated their  25th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 6 .with a cocktail and dinner party at Mission Valley Country Club. Thirty-five guests, all members of the two families, attended. Although the couple has lived in Beverly Hills for the past several years, they have maintained close ties in San Diego. Rosalye is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Nathan.

Mrs. Eva Katzin, cordially invites all Pioneer Women members, to the Bar Mitzvah of her son Edmund Victor Katzin, Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m. at Beth Jacob Congregation.

Preceding compiled by Sam Chessler and Nico Laqua

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