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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 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 neighborhood with synagogues and associations to deal with the needy and the ailing, besides a dignified social cloth. 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. trendy 70,000 San Francisco Jews, status upon the shoulders of pioneering giants, proceed to construct and rebuild.

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His strength used to be such that he might have been a wealthy guy who owned ships and had faculties or union halls named after him, yet he selected to face for the main of equality. He used to be final noticeable in 1910 heading again walking to the East. (Courtesy Bancroft Library. ) at the start of the twentieth century, Abe Ruef, son of Alsatian-born industry highway service provider Meyer Ruef, turned the “boss” of San Francisco politics. He maneuvered victories for mayors and break up charges taken from “clients” for criminal prone with cooperating public officers. Convicted of graft (illegal or unfair cash achieve) in 1907, he frolicked in San Quentin criminal and was once then pardoned. paradoxically, the trial came about at his Alsatian parent’s Temple Sherith Israel, the single titanic development to resist the earthquake. (Courtesy Bancroft Library. ) whereas males mixed accountability to their households and company with the obligation to aid temples and Jewish charitable associations, ladies additionally performed significant roles in blazing trails, construction new cities, in breaking floor for brand spanking new roles and occupations from which that they had been barred, and in philanthropy. whilst Mary Prag used to be widowed in 1889, she grew to become one among San Francisco’s first Jewish schoolteachers. Upon retirement at age eighty two, she used to be 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 workplace. Julius Kahn is pictured with Secretary of nation William Jennings Bryan. (Courtesy WJHC/JLMM. ) After the loss of life of her husband, Julius, in 1924, Florence Kahn succeeded him for 6 phrases, till defeated within the Roosevelt landslide of 1936. America’s first Jewish congresswoman is pictured in 1926 as appearing 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 relatives 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 will 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 one hundred fifty locations, 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 collage 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. while Alice B.

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