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In San Francisco, the "instant urban" of the gold rush days, Jews have been pioneers between pioneers. a few got here as immigrants without delay from Europe, others as resettled adventurers from the East Coast, and nonetheless others as scions of southern Sephardic households. Out of this combined multitude emerged a group with synagogues and associations to deal with the needy and the in poor health, besides a dignified social textile. New immigrants following the Russian pogroms of 1883 have been absorbed, and the ashen ruins from the 1906 earthquake have been rebuilt. The city's cultural treasures and social wishes have been enriched, and the city's Jews have been nurtured by way of civic commitments. contemporary 70,000 San Francisco Jews, status upon the shoulders of pioneering giants, proceed to construct and rebuild.

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Courtesy WJHC/JLMM. ) Sherith Israel’s attractive temple inside was once embellished with flags in commemoration of the assassination of President McKinley. (Courtesy WJHC/JLMM. ) within the early 1850s, a Sephardic congregation and varnish Orthodox Shomrei Shabbes Synagogue existed briefly. This commercial is from California Hebrew and English Almanac for the yr 5612 (San Francisco: Albion Press, 1851), compiled via Alexander Iser. by means of 1861, conventional Beth Israel, with a combined German and varnish club, grew lower than Rabbi A. J. Messing to almost two hundred individuals. This commercial was once released within the Gleaner, October 21, 1864. (Courtesy WJHC/JLMM. ) Nanette (Yettel) Conrad Blochman operated her personal millinery company at Fourth highway close to venture. She saw kosher legislation and closed the shop on Saturdays. notwithstanding wasting the temporary site visitors, she helped help the relations, applying numerous milliners. although, her husband, Emanuel, additionally a expert milliner became to matzah baking, dairy farming, and wine making. He edited the weekly Gleaner, belonged to the Eureka Benevolent Society, was once secretary of the Society for the comfort of the Jews of Palestine, and belonged to Ohabei Shalome. In 1864, he began a night tuition instructing Torah “as a need for Hebrew formative years” of either sexes. He additionally provided non secular guideline on Saturday and Bible sessions on Sunday. (Courtesy WJHC/JLMM. ) In January 1850, the Hebrew Benevolent Society was once prepared by way of Sherith Israel to deal with the sick and needy. In September 1850, Emanu-El confirmed the Eureka Benevolent Society “to take extra care of Israelites touchdown the following, damaged in well-being or destitute of ability. ” the 1st president was once Philip Runkel, with Simon Lazard as vp. girls additionally verified mutual reduction firms on their lonesome: the Israelite girls Society and the United Benevolent Society of Jewish girls. Pictured is August Helbing, five-time president of Eureka. (Courtesy Jewish kinfolk and Children’s providers of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties. ) The Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum (subsequently renamed Homewood Terrace and found on Ocean street at Faxon) used to be based in 1871 “for the care, aid, defense and development of orphan teenagers. ” The Terrace supplied a house for millions of youngsters earlier than merging with the Jewish relatives provider supplier in 1977. right here a bunch of youngsters pose with a PHOA puppy. (Courtesy Jewish kinfolk and Children’s providers of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. ) The YMHA at the Pacific Coast used to be equipped in 1877 yet disbanded after thirteen years. one other attempt used to be made in 1901 “to engender a spirit of Judaism, Fraternity, Sociability, concord and team spirit one of the Jewish teenagers during this urban and country. ” regardless of drastically elevated club, the Y back got here to an lead to 1913 because of monetary difficulties. The 1902 YMHA Barbell membership is pictured right here. (Courtesy WJHC/JLMM. ) In 1854, a gaggle of pros, collage males, bankers, assurance males, and stockbrokers shaped the Verein, the direct ancestor of the present-day Concordia-Argonaut membership.

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