Jewish San Francisco (CA) (Images of America)

In San Francisco, the "instant urban" of the gold rush days, Jews have been pioneers between pioneers. a few got here as immigrants at once 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 take care of 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 through civic commitments. state-of-the-art 70,000 San Francisco Jews, status upon the shoulders of pioneering giants, proceed to construct and rebuild.

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Whereas males mixed accountability to their households and enterprise with the obligation to help temples and Jewish charitable associations, girls additionally performed significant roles in blazing trails, construction new cities, in breaking floor for brand new roles and occupations from which they'd been barred, and in philanthropy. while Mary Prag was once widowed in 1889, she grew to become one among San Francisco’s first Jewish schoolteachers. Upon retirement at age eighty two, she was once appointed because the first Jewish member to the Board of schooling. Her daughter Florence married California congressman Julius Kahn and served as his leader consultant in the course of his 12 phrases in place of work. Julius Kahn is pictured with Secretary of kingdom William Jennings Bryan. (Courtesy WJHC/JLMM. ) After the loss of life of her husband, Julius, in 1924, Florence Kahn succeeded him for 6 phrases, until eventually defeated within the Roosevelt landslide of 1936. America’s first Jewish congresswoman is pictured in 1926 as performing Speaker of the home of Representatives. (Courtesy WJHC/JLMM. ) Hannah Marks Solomon was once orphaned at thirteen from Polish immigrant mom and dad and later left with a husband who drank seriously. She is pictured along with her kin in 1894. From left to correct, they're (first row) Selina, a author and feminist, and Adele Solomon Jaffa, the 1st girl baby psychiatrist; (second row) Theodore, a journalist; Lucius, an legal professional and energetic B’nai Brith member; and Leon, a physician of philosophy. (Courtesy Aileen Jaffa assortment. ) Theodore Solomons, conceiving of a path that may hyperlink Yosemite with the mountains round Mount Whitney, is credited with the belief of the Muir path. In 1894–1895, whereas in his early twenties, he mapped the unexplored excessive Sierras and named a hundred and fifty areas, of which 28 are nonetheless pointed out. he's pictured along with his sons, Leon and David, at Glacier aspect. (Courtesy Eleanor Solomons Volcari assortment. ) In 1867, no longer but sixteen, a curious and wondering brain introduced Harriet Lane Levy to the college of California. Upon commencement, she joined the literary global of Frank Norris and Jack London and later wrote 920 O’Farrell road. relocating to Paris, she entered the circle of Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Henri Matisse. whilst Alice B. Toklas selected to accomplice with Gertrude Stein, Harriet again to California. although pursued via suitors and admirers, she by no means married. Pictured listed here are Harriet Lane Levy (left) and Alice B. Toklas. (Courtesy Bancroft Library. ) 4 APRIL 18, 1906, 5:12 A. M. The fires are nonetheless raging (April 20) and threaten the destruction of the total urban. the entire company part is in ruins. It comprises town corridor . . . down to the ferry, taking in 3 to 4 streets on both sides of marketplace . . . together with the retail dry items district, the White condominium, Lace apartment, Weinstock, Lubin & Co. , Newman & Levinson, Rosenthal, Rueful & Son, actually, all of Kearny, supply, Stockton, decrease finish of Farrell, Geary, Sutter, and so forth. The wholesale district which takes in Montgomery, decrease California, Sacramento, Pine, Bush, entrance, Davis and East streets are thoroughly ruined.

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