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 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 neighborhood 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 via civic commitments. present day 70,000 San Francisco Jews, status upon the shoulders of pioneering giants, proceed to construct and rebuild.

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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 country William Jennings Bryan. (Courtesy WJHC/JLMM. ) After the demise 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 performing Speaker of the home of Representatives. (Courtesy WJHC/JLMM. ) Hannah Marks Solomon used to be 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 lawyer and lively B’nai Brith member; and Leon, a physician of philosophy. (Courtesy Aileen Jaffa assortment. ) Theodore Solomons, conceiving of a path that might hyperlink Yosemite with the mountains round Mount Whitney, is credited with the assumption 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 element. (Courtesy Eleanor Solomons Volcari assortment. ) In 1867, now not 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 highway. relocating to Paris, she entered the circle of Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Henri Matisse. while Alice B. Toklas selected to accomplice with Gertrude Stein, Harriet lower back to California. although pursued by way of 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 full urban. the full enterprise part is in ruins. It contains the town corridor . . . right down to the ferry, taking in 3 to 4 streets on each side of industry . . . together with the retail dry items district, the White residence, Lace condominium, Weinstock, Lubin & Co. , Newman & Levinson, Rosenthal, Rueful & Son, in reality, all of Kearny, supply, Stockton, decrease finish of Farrell, Geary, Sutter, and so forth. The wholesale district which takes in Montgomery, reduce California, Sacramento, Pine, Bush, entrance, Davis and East streets are thoroughly ruined. the complete of Chinatown is a complete and excellent destroy . . . All of Knob Hill . . . the fireplace is now inside or 3 blocks from Van Ness street . . . every thing that has wheels less than it's in use to aid hold the various issues humans must have to make out for the evening. The oldest, wisest and richest males are at a loss the right way to meet the calamity that passed off the town. —Mark M. Cohn’s account of the San Jose and San Francisco earthquake-fire of 1906 in William.

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