Volume 3, Number 69
"There's a Jewish story everywhere"

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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The reconciliation between Jews and Europeans.... by Rabbi Dow Marmur in Jerusalem
I fear that the government being formed by Benjamin Netanyahu will be bad for Israel. He's a failed prime minister (1996-99) and, though said to have learned a lot since then, the company he'll keep in the coalition, and his own economic and social policies, may be harmful to the country.

... and a comparison to Israeli Jews and Arabs ... by Rabbi Dow Marmur in Jerusalem
Joanna Beata Michlic, a professor at Brandeis University, is an expert on Polish-Jewish relations. The title of one of her books aptly describes the Jew in her native Poland as Poland’s Threatening Other.

Partisanship steering Netanyahu's proposed government ... by J. Zel Lurie in Delray Beach, Florida
Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu is plodding along like a tortoise. He will eventually reach his goal of becoming Prime Minister of Israel. But it will take a long time and it won’t be easy. READ MORE

Fighting anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry ... by Congressman Bob Filner in Washington
Throughout my career in government, I have consistently taken a strong stand against injustice in all its despicable forms. To that end, I am supporting two important resolutions in Congress: H.Res. 174 to address the growing threat of anti-Semitism in South America and H.Res. 175 to condemn Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority.READ MORE

Adding recorded Passover music to enrich your seder ... by Cantor Sheldon Merel with an audio clip
"The Passover Story” with excerpts from the Oratorio, Haggadah, the Search For Freedom by Morton Gold and Harold Lerner provides an opportunity to prepare for the celebration of Passover and to enhance it.READ MORE

November 28, 1952; Southwestern Jewish Press

Community Currents by Albert Hutler READ MORE

Letters to the Editor from Jack Lubo, Pauline Press, Edith Gates READ MORE


“Golden Agers” Hold Chanukah Party READ MORE

Birdie Stodel B.B. READ MORE

Jewish Welfare Board READ MORE

Radio Parts Company READ MORE

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The reconciliation between Jews and Europeans....

By Rabbi Dow Marmur

JERUSALEM—I fear that the government being formed by Benjamin Netanyahu will be bad for Israel. He's a failed prime minister (1996-99) and, though said to have learned a lot since then, the company he'll keep in the coalition, and his own economic and social policies, may be harmful to the country.

But I don't share the alarmist view that the new government of Israel will jeopardize the peace process with the Palestinians. After all, it was Menachem Begin, the hard-line right-wing Israeli prime minister, who in 1979 made peace with Egypt. And there's no evidence that the obstacles for making peace are primarily put there by Israel. It's by no means clear that a new Palestinian unity government, should it ever be formed, will be open to constructive solutions.

Peace will come not because politicians talk it but because people will it. In a democracy, governments negotiate details but the electorate determines direction. Opinion polls consistently show that a substantial majority of Palestinians and Israelis want peace. Ultimately, no political machinations can defy the consensus.

Sooner or later the elected representatives will have to respond, not with symbolic gestures but through tangible results. That's what happened in Northern Ireland and that's what will happen in the Middle East. Of course, there will be setbacks, like recently in Ireland, but the final outcome shouldn't be in doubt.

That's how things changed after World War II when, for example, it seemed unthinkable that Germans and Jews, and Poles and Jews, could co-operate for the good of all. Politicians mouthed slogans, but ordinary folk made it possible to move beyond the traumas.

Having been among those who in the 1960s made grassroots efforts to bring Jews and Germans together, even though only two decades earlier German Nazis had caused the murder of 6 million Jews, including most of my relatives, and having worked for similar reconciliation between Jews and Catholics in my native Poland, I've seen how very modest beginnings can yield remarkable results.

Some 40 years ago I met a German pastor at a conference in Holland. He wanted to expose young members of his congregation to Jews and Judaism but that wasn't possible at the time, neither in his own country nor in Israel. Members of the synagogue in suburban London I then served responded by inviting him and his students to live with us for a time to get to know each other. The widely publicized project caused something of a sensation and led to protests

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but, in the end, it became an inspired harbinger of things to come. Within a generation what we had done became commonplace.

Today groups of Germans and Israelis visit each other often and the exchanges between Poland and Israel are deep and mutually beneficial. Germany and Poland are Israel's most ardent supporters in the European Union and role models for Israelis and Palestinians in efforts to come closer to each other. Not that anti-Semitism has vanished from either country, or that Jewish hurt and hatred have evaporated, but a consensus has developed that's turning crippling enmity into wholesome coexistence.

Despite obvious differences, the same can happen in the Middle East. Though the organizations that promote peace between Palestinians and Israelis aren't yet a decisive political force, the fact that they exist at all bodes well for the future.

Loyalty and commitment to my people and my faith, coupled with personal experience, makes me an inveterate "peacenik." It's the main source of my optimism.


The foregoing artice appeared in Monday's edition of the Star of Toronto. Marmur, rabbi emeritus at Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, divides his time between that city and Jerusalem. His email is marmurd@sandiegojewishworld.com

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... and a comparison to Israeli Jews and Arabs

By Rabbi Dow Marmur

JERUSALEM--Joanna Beata Michlic, a professor at Brandeis University, is an expert on Polish-Jewish relations. The title of one of her books aptly describes the Jew in her native Poland as Poland’s Threatening Other. She writes in the introduction about the dominant “ethno-nationalist vision of Poland in which there is only room for a single culture and a single faith, ethnic Polish and Roman Catholic.” Polish anti-Semitism is shaped by it, much more than by racial prejudice and the myth of Jewish world domination.
As I listened to a talk she gave in Jerusalem yesterday I couldn’t help but apply her analysis to Israel as the Jewish state. Surely Israel’s Arab citizens (some 20% of the population) must feel the way the Jewish citizens in pre-World War II Poland (10% of the population) felt. [I write this in fear and trembling.]
Quoting another sociologist, Michlic writes: “The external or internal ‘threatening other’ is an important part of the process of the formation and reevaluation of national identity and that in some cases an imagined ‘threatening other’ can be as important in influencing the self-conception of the nation as an actual ‘threatening other’.”
In Israel you don’t have to imagine the “threatening other,” because s/he is close by. Not many hours after the lecture, a major explosion aimed at killing and maiming many Israelis was averted in Haifa. An external “threatening other” (the Hezbollah) has taken responsibility for the attempt and issued threats of many more such incidents in the future. As much as I feel for the Arab minority in the Jewish state, in view of the dangers of Arab terrorist acts Jews constantly face here, a just and realistic solution escapes me.
True, our reevaluation of our national identity is in no small measure influenced by the “threatening other.” Though it may indeed be more democratic to declare Israel as, both Arabs and radical Israelis demand, “a state of all its citizens” instead of a Jewish state, unless Jews have a state of their own, they will once again become “the threatening other” in the world. Self-preservation takes precedence even over compassion.
The Arabs, at least, can look to many other Arab countries. But with the growing tendency toward ethno-nationalism everywhere, at times manifest in ethnic cleansing, what would happen to the Jews if there were no Jewish state? [I tremble again.]

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Thus though I recognize that the disadvantages suffered by Arab citizens in the contemporary Jewish state are reminiscent of what my ancestors, indeed I myself, suffered in Poland, I also know that unless Israel is a Jewish state it’ll have failed in its original purpose and rendered, if not me, then my children and grandchildren homeless.

Michlic pointed out that, for much of its history and especially in our time, there exists a counter-movement in Poland that affirms full equality to all its citizens and recognizes the monumental contribution of Polish Jewry. It laments the disappearance of this limb of the Polish body and now suffers from the phantom pains. Such exponents of the best of Poland have always tried to balance patriotism with openness to others and Catholicism with respect for all faiths (“the open church” engaged in Christian-Jewish dialogue in contrast to the “closed church”). This trend is strong in today’s Poland.
I hope for a similar state of tension here: affirming the Jewish state yet identifying with those who champion equal rights, not only nominally but substantively, for all Arab citizens. It’s a difficult balance, not a solution, but the alternative is disaster for us all.

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Partisanship steering Netanyahu's proposed government

By J. Zel Lurie

DELRAY BEACH, Florida, March 20--Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu is plodding along like a tortoise. He will eventually reach his goal of becoming Prime Minister of Israel. But it will take a long time and it won’t be easy. He has until April 2 but he will probably ask for an extension.

He has concluded a tentative agreement with Avigdor Lieberman’s party which doesn’t mention the peace process. Bibi has lost interest in the peace process, which hampers the continued expansion of the West Bank settlements.

What this agreement does mention is shocking enough. The agreement names Avigdor Lieberman, a known racist and an alleged crook and money launderer under police investigation, as foreign minister. He will replace Tsipi Livni, who received the most votes in the recent election. She will head the opposition.

Lieberman’s Deputy Foreign Minister is a veteran Israeli foreign service officer who will, I hope, run the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with its world-wide Israeli embassies and Consulates. He is Danny Ayalon, who was Israel’s Ambassador in Washington for four years until he retired from the Foreign Service in 2006, Now he will return to run the show.

Ayalon was Bibi’s policy advisor a decade ago during Bibi’s last failed term as Prime Minister. He was at Bibi’s side at the summit conferences in Sharm el Aheikh in 1997 and at Wye River in 1998.

I remember Bibi making s moving speech on the advantages of peace at the conclusion of the Wye River meeting. It was probably written by Ayalon. Bibi has apparently changed his mind. Has Ayalon?

As the Israeli Ambassador to Washington, Ayalon took a prominent part in the drafting of the Roadmap to a Mideast Peace. Now he will have to deal once again with the quartet that advocated peace, the United States, represented by Hillary Clinton and George Mitchell, the European Union, Russia and the United Nations.

Hillary Clinton visited Jerusalem and Ramallah a couple of weeks ago. She criticized the demolition of Arab houses in Silwan just outside the Old City walls. The Jerusalem Mayor Uri Barkat paid no attention, He told the American Consul it was out of his hands. He lied.

Meanwhile Bibi is going ahead with the slow process of forming a government with a minimum of 61 Knesset seats, a slim majority of the 120 seats. His next target is Shas, the Ultraorthodox non-Zionist party, with whom he made an agreement to give more support to their schools before the February 10 election.

Putting Lieberman and Shas in the same government is like trying to mate a lioness with a goat. But Bibi will achieve it.

Lieberman’s core supporters are the Russians who demand civil marriages, About 300,000 of them do not meet the Rabbinate’s strict rules of Halakhic Jews and can’t be married in Israel. Shas will defend the Rabbinate’s monopoly over marriages. Will Lieberman betray his followers by giving in to Shas.?

When he completes his written agreement with Shas, Bibi will have a total of 53 seats, Likud 27, Israel Beitenu 15 and Shas 11. He will then tackle the extortionist demands of three small right wing religious parties to reach a majority of 61 seats. Each of the three will demand lots of money for their yeshivas.

Bibi’s financial resources are limited. Israel is suffering from the global depression. Jobs have plummeted . The Bank of Israel predicts a growing deficit in 2009 while tax revenues will decrease substantially.

This is being written on March 19. Today the New York Times featured a front page article that depicts Israel’s diplomatic isolation. The magnitude of Israel’s devastation of Gaza has erased any mention of the thousands of rockets that have fallen on Sderot and still continue to fall.

According to the article 55 cities world-wide participated in Israel Apartheid Week early this month. Among them were the students of the University of California at Berkeley.

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The San Francisco Chronicle published an open letter to the Berkley students by an Israeli Consul in San Francisco who happens to be an Israeli Bedouin. The Bedouin in Israel volunteer for the Army and serve mostly as trackers. Ismail Khaldi, who was born in a tent, served with the border police, which is a branch of he Army. He is the Deputy Consul General of Israel for the Pacific Northwest.

Consul Khaldi wrote that those who call Israel an apartheid state are “ill-informed or misinformed. Israel is a democratic state with a diversified non-Jewish population of Druze, Bedouin, Christians, Bahai and Moslems making up a fifth of the population.”

If the Berkeley activists had said that democratic Israel was maintaining an apartheid society in the West Bank, Mr. Khaldi would not have had an argument.

But to judge Israel by the horrendous occupation that has been going on for forty two years or by the blockade of Gaza is wrong.

I love Israel, I love the Israel foreign service that appointed a Bedouin to be the Deputy Consul General in San Francisco. I love the hills of the Galilee and the desert of the Negev and I love the Jews and Arabs who live together in the Oasis of Peace on the road to Jerusalem.

I am going there once again for Pesah. My next column will appear on Tuesday April 14. By then Bibi may have introduced his government to the Knesset. It may be just 61 seats, which a stiff breeze could overthrow.

He might get a few more seats by succeeding in breaking up the Labor Party which has ten seats. Ehud Barak, the nominal head of the party, is politicking like mad to retain his post as Minister of Defense. He could bring a few cohorts with him into Bibi’s coalition. They would flounder like fish out of water.

We can expect new elections within a year. Obama, Hillary and Mitchell will bide their time while supporting the unification of the Palestinians so there will be somebody to talk to when the Israelis are ready.

Polls show that a majority of Israelis, including members of Likud, support a two-state solution. The majority will find its voice eventually.

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Fighting anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry

By Congressman Bob Filner

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Throughout my career in government, I have consistently taken a strong stand against injustice in all its despicable forms. To that end, I am supporting two important resolutions in Congress: H.Res. 174 to address the growing threat of anti-Semitism in South America and H.Res. 175 to condemn Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority.

In recent months, in Venezuela, Argentina, and Bolivia, Jewish communities have been subjected to vicious attacks, hateful rhetoric, and government-supported expressions of extreme intolerance and intimidation, including a raid on the Tiferet Israel Synagogue in Caracas, Venezuela on January 30, 2009. H.Res. 174 urges these South American governments to take all necessary steps to ensure that anti-Semitism is not tolerated and that the long-term safety of South America’s Jewish communities is secure.

Despite one’s personal views on the conflict in Gaza, these South American governments absolutely should not support hate crimes toward Jewish communities or any community!

At the same time, Baha’i leaders in Iran have been imprisoned and are being held without due process or fair trials. Three young Baha’i have been detained in Shiraz since November 2007 for educating underprivileged children and Iranian intelligence officials have also imprisoned other Baha’i leaders in Mashhad and Tehran on charges of ‘espionage for Israel, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic.’ The lawyer for these Baha’i leaders, Nobel Laureate Mrs. Shirin Ebadi, has been denied access to the prisoners and their files.

The discrimination and harassment of the Iranian Baha’is due to their religious beliefs and practices is absolutely unjust! The United States, in cooperation with the
international community, must work to immediately release

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the Baha’i leaders and restore human rights in Iran.

I will continue to fight against discrimination wherever it rears its ugly head.

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Adding recorded Passover music to enrich your seder
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By Cantor Sheldon Merel

SAN DIEGO—"The Passover Story” with excerpts from the Oratorio, Haggadah, the Search For Freedom by Morton Gold and Harold Lerner provides an opportunity to prepare for the celebration of Passover and to enhance it.

Sung in English by cantor, choir, and accompanied  by Symphony Orchestra, the music  takes you through the Haggadah story, step by step. For the next three weeks, this column will feature excerpts from this oratorio, which are on my CD, Standing Ovation.   Many people play excerpts from the CD during their Seders to add new dimensions to their Seder experience.  We begin today with, The Passover Story, followed in the next few weeks with, The Festive Meal, Dayenu and L’shana Ha-ba-ah B’rushalayim.

 The lyricist, Cantor Harold Lerner collaborated with composer, Dr. Morton Gold to bring us a modern update of the Haggadah by emphasizing the central theme of Passover’s search for peace and freedom, as well as for an end to war, pollution and injustice. The oratorio links the story of slavery to our own place in history. We celebrate our freedom, yet are reminded of our obligation to work for freedom for all people.  The oratorio concludes with the final words of the Haggadah, L'shana Haba B'rushalayim  (Next Year in Jerusalem).

The English text is contemporary, meaningful and powerful. The music is stirring as sung by cantor, choirs from Congregation Beth Israel and Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, and full Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of David Amos. I have appeared as guest soloist in  Search for Freedom with choirs and orchestras in Toronto, Tulsa, Los Angeles and several times in San Diego.

Jews throughout the world observe the festival of Passover for eight days each spring.  This major festival commemorates the escape of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. On the first and second nights of Passover, families observe the festival at home.  Seated around a dining table, they conduct the Seder service as directed in the Haggadah: the book that contains the Seder ritual, the story of the Exodus, special readings, songs and poems.

Everyone participates, reading from the Haggadah, singing, sampling food symbolic of the Exodus and springtime: Matza (unleavened bread), Charosis (mixture of nuts and wine to represent the mortar used by Jewish slaves to build the pyramids), Maror  (bitter herbs and salt water as reminders of slavery and tears), Karpas (greens for the coming of spring), and Wine (symbol of joy).

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Community Currents
Southwestern Jewish Press, November 28, 1952, page 2

By Albert Hutler, Director, United Jewish Fund

A short while ago some of us read with a great deal of dismay, that the school children of Los Angeles had been deprived of the right to learn about problems faced by human beings throughout the world through a knowledge of U.N.E.S.C.O.  Because of the pressure in L.A. by a well organized group of reactionary individuals and the organizations they lead, the Board of Directors took the teaching of U.N.E.S.C.O. out of the Public schools.  Evidently in Los Angeles rabble rousers and the demagogues, the isolationists and the crackpots were much more vociferous than the good people who said it couldn’t happen.  But it did happen, and the Board of Education of Los Angeles folded under the vehement expressions of the organized hate mongers.
On November 20 there appeared, in the San Diego Tribune a story which should worry every intelligent person in San Diego who has children in our public schools.  Headlined “U.N.E.S.C.O. Movie Blasted by Club,” it stated that Mrs. Georgette McCormick, President of the San Diego Republican Women’s Club, said her group planned to launch an attack on city schools teaching method and material regarding the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organizations.  The Tribune thought the story important enough so that Richard Bergholz, one of our finest reporters, was given a by-line, and it was printed in almost two columns on the second page.  Another principal involved in the attack on U.N.E.S.C.O. is William Shearer, of La Mesa.  When Georgette McCormick and William Shearer get together nothing more need be said.

My information leads me to believe that the attack in San Diego is as well, if not better organized, than in Los Angeles.  Plans were evidently prepared as if going into a battle in advance of the attack.  A “gal” named Florence Fowler Lyons, I am informed, who is from Los Angeles and was one of the leaders of the attack on U.N.E.S.C.O. in Los Angeles was down here a couple of Saturdays ago to get the movement organized.  My informant tells me that she is the one who got it started in Los Angeles by speaking before the Los Angles Republican Women’s Club, a similar reactionary organization to Georgette McCormick’s Club in San Diego.  Last week Reverend Fifield, Jr., of the First Congregational Church in Los Angeles was in San Diego speaking before a church group.  I wonder if the fact that Reverend Fifield was in San Diego at this time and Florence Lyons was here just before, is more than a coincidence.

Some questions that should be running thru your minds if you are interested in our public schools, are:  1. Is this an attack on our whole intercultural curriculum, in the San Diego schools, a program for which our school system has been noted?  2. Who brought this to the attention of the Grand Jury, which is now investigating teaching of U.N.E.S.C.O. in our schools?  3. Is this another attempt to mold our children into the narrow isolationist theory of the complete reactionary?  4. Isn’t the leadership of this movement, both in Los Angeles and in San Diego, the same leadership that was prominent in the National Christian Party, of which Gerald K. Smith was the Chairman?

What I can’t understand is the apathy of people who are really interested in brotherhood to permit the Georgette McCormicks and Bill Shearers, the Gerald K. Smiths, the Wesley Swifts, to get away with this kind of thing without rising up and roaring their opposition so that the Grand Jury and everyone else will know how they feel.  It was on July 7, 1950 that Point Magazine exposed both Georgette McCormick and Wesley Swift, a prominent speaker at her Republican meeting.

G.K.Smith Organizes -- The JTA report that Gerald K. Smith, leader of the Christian Nationalist Crusade felt that his movement would press for an investigation of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League.  He made known the formation of a new national committee to be known as the “National Association for the Abolition of the United Nations.”
Representative John T. Wood of Idaho, who lost his congressional seat in the recent national elections, may head an anti-Semitic lobbying office which is being established in Washington by Smith.  Whether Wood will accept this position when his congressional term expires is not known.  It has been learned in the meanwhile that Representative John Rankin of Mississippi, who also lost his seat, was also considered by Smith for the Washington Post

Letters to the Editor
Southwestern Jewish Press, November 28, 1952, page 2

Dear Friends,
It is a pleasure to renew my subscription to your paper.  Reading it regularly refreshes my memory of a happy period of residence, and extends its enrichment of my life.  There is the saying that friendships need not end with parting if the friends will only correspond.  I feel something like that about my continuing to receive the news of the San Diego Jewish community.
Sincerely, Jack Lubo
Cleveland, Ohio

Dear Sirs:
At meetings of Pioneer Women, Negba and Shoshanah groups, a vote of thanks was given to the Jewish Press for their cooperation and excellent coverage of their Western States Regional Conference.  The limited size of your fine paper makes us appreciate all the more the space you devoted to us
Thank you sincerely, with Best Pioneer Greetings,

Pauline Press, Negba Club
Edith Gates, Shoshanah Club

Southwestern Jewish Press, November 28, 1952, page 3

Mrs. Jerome Greben has assumed the Chairmanship of the Sr. Hostess sub-committee in charge of the Jr. Hostess program, it was announced today by Henry Weinberger, Chairman of the USO-JWB Armed Services Committee.

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Mrs. Greben’s responsibilities will include the organization of the Jr. Hostess group for service to the servicemen at the various functions sponsored by USO-JWB in San Diego.

“Golden Agers” Hold Chanukah Party
Southwestern Jewish Press, November 28, 1952, page 3

A Chanukah party for the Golden Agers of the community is scheduled for Sunday, December 14, at 2:30 p.m. at the Hebrew Home for the Aged.  All persons over the age of 60 are invited to participate in an afternoon of fun, singing, dancing, refreshments and prizes sponsored by Hebrew Home for the Aged Auxiliary, Mrs. Frances Moss, Pres.

Birdie Stodel B.B.
Southwestern Jewish Press, November 28, 1952, page 3

Mrs. Ted Brav, President of the S.D. Birdie Stodel Chapter of Women’s B’nai B’rith extends an invitation to everyone to attend a luncheon and social afternoon, next regular meeting day, Monday, Dec. 8th at 12 noon at Temple Center, 3rd and Laurel Sts.  This luncheon and social afternoon is being sponsored by all the Past Presidents of S.D. Birdie Stodel Chapter.  Do all come and enjoy yourselves.

S.D. Birdie Stodel Chapter is having a rummage sale Dec. 3rd and December 4th at Market Street near 13th, please call any of the following numbers and your rummage will be picked up:  T-3-1954 – H-2-2086 – T-2911 – R-8202, or T-4177.

Jewish Welfare Board

Southwestern Jewish Press, November 28, 1952, page 3

Abraham Friedman, new USO JWB director, announces the following shift in Jewish Chaplains in this area.  Chaplain Sanderson formerly of Camp Pendleton has been transferred to Guam.  His wife and two children will remain in San Francisco until June.  Chaplain Murray Black, formerly of Binghamton, N.Y., will replace him at the Marine Camp.

Newly arrived at the 11th Naval District Base is Chaplain Daniel J. Silver of Cleveland.  Lt. Silver is the son of famed Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver.

Radio Parts Company
Southwestern Jewish Press, November 28, 1952, page 4

Mr. Abe Sackheim, owner of Radio Parts Co., specialists in electronic materials, announces the opening of his new modern building at 2060 India.  The new structure is 10,000 sq. ft. and has a separate entrance for the deluxe sound department under the direction of Sheldon Sackheim.

General manager, Frank Zurek, who has had a great deal of experience in T.V. and radio, has stocked the building with the latest material and equipment in the electronics field.  Many famous makes of tubes, sound equipment, condensers, and component parts are part of the new stock in the capable hands of Leon Rosenthal.

Four trucks will make deliveries and plenty of free parking is available for customers.

A Grand Open House will be held on Monday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to officially launch the newest electronics supply house in San Diego.

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