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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, March 28, 1952, Image 8

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Hiver Garden Hebrew Home For
The Aged Celebrates Its
Sixth Year Sunday
The River Garden Home for the Aged will celebrate its Sixth
Anniversary on Sunday. March 30th, 1952. The residents and offi
cers of the Home cordially invite the public to attend the Open
House, from 2 to 5 P. M.
Harry Gendzier, President;
of the Home, proudly announces
that among the ceremonies plan
ned for the day will be the burn
ing of the existing mortgage.
River Garden was founded by
the Ladies Hebrew Sheltering
Aid Society of Jacksonville in
March, 1946, as a demonstration
model to determine the needs for
the care of the Jewish aged of
Florida. Soon thereafter the de
mands for the services of the
Home indicated the need for
larger facilities. In 1949, the new
addition was opened, and the ca
pacity of the Home was increased
to 42 residents. Provisions were
made to care for the infirm,
chronically ill, and senile aged.
To complete the new addition, a
mortgage of $40,000 was taken on
a five year plan. Mr. Gendzier
proudly announces that this mort
gage will be paid off in 3% years.
Participating in the ceremony of
burning of the mortgage will be
Mr. Ira Stein, Honorary Presi
dent, as well as the present and
past presidents of the Ladies
Hebrew Sheltering Aid Society of
Jacksonville, namely: Mrs. Mau
rice H. Palot, Mrs. Irving Resnick,
Mrs. Ralph Mizrahi, Mrs. Sam
Witten, Mrs. Nathan Newman,
Mrs. Bernard Stegman, Mrs. Fred
Soforenko, Mrs. Joseph Shapiro
and Mrs. Louis Schevitz. Rabbi
Sanders A. Tofield of the Jewish
Center will offer a prayer in
gratitude for the achievement of
the payment of the existing mort
gage.
The program for the day, which
is scheduled to begin at 2 P. M.
will be chaired by Dr. Sam Wit
ten, Chairman of the Admissions
Board. The invocation will be
given by Rabbi Reuven Fischer of
Friends of the family are re
ceiving the following invita
tion:
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Michelson
cordially invite you to the
- BAR MITZVAH
of their daughter
RAILA ESTA
Friday evening, April 4th,
8:15
Saturday morning, April sth,
9:15
Nineteen hundred and
fifty-two
Jacksonville Jewish Center
Jacksonville, Florida
Reception and Kiddush
Following Services
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LET'S ELECT OUR GOOD FRIEND
JOE BURNETT
County Commissioner
DISTRICT 5
• "He will appreciate the Vote and Support of his
many Jewish friends"
(Paid Political Adv.)
the Etz Hayim Congregation. Re
ports will be given by the Presi
dent, Harry Gendzier; the Execu
tive Director, Sidney Entman,
and the President of the Ladies
Hebrew Sheltering Aid Society,
Mrs. Maurice Palot.
The slate of Officers and Board
of Trustee members to be elected
will be presented by Mr. Ben
Stein, Chairman of the Nominat
ing Committee. Drawing for Tom
bola, which is an annual fund
raising project of the Ladies Aid
Society, will be featured in the
afternoon, with the three chair
ladies, namely: Mrs. Freida
Krantz, Mrs. Harry Gendzier and
Mrs. Sam Witten officiating. The
ceremonies will be closed with
songs by Cantor Abraham Mar
ton, and the benediction by Rabbi
Sidney M. Lefkowitz of Temple
Ahavath Chesed. Hostesses for
the day will be the Home’s auxil
iary, the Ladies Hebrew Shelter
ing Aid Society, whose members
are contributing the refreshments.
Jewish Broadcast
Set for Sunday
The radio drama “A Lost Child
hood,” written by Virginia Mazer,
will be presented on The Eternal
Light (12:30-1:00 P. M., EST, NBC
Network) on Sunday, March 30th,
1952, it has been announced by
The Jewish Theological Semi
nary of America.
SOUTHSIDE BRICK HOME
FOR SALE
Owner offers 6-room brick
bungalow in best section of
Southside for $19,500. Property
consists of IVz baths, including
a large room above two-car
garage, suitable for maid's
quarters, guest room, or chil
dren's play room. House is
kitchen-equipped, has Venetian
blinds. Cool-air attic fan. and
many attractive features in
cluding a disappearing stair
case leading to a completely
floored attic with large cedar
lined closet and extra storage
space. The home is attractively
landscaped and has a solid
concrete driveway. Only $4,000
cash required. Balance on easy
terms with owner holding
mortgage at 5%. For further
information, call 98-1523.
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
PLAIN TALK
(Continued from Page One)
fresh.
“He settled the whole thing to
his own satisfaction after he was
married. His bride Betty was a
soul-mate of his own worried pat
tern. Betty said, ‘For the sake of
our children we should be think
ing of some other name ... I
have it . . . We’ll be Withering
ton.’ ”
Here Mr. Hillel parenthesized:
"Mind you, I don't quarrel with
anybody for changing his name.
To me Witherington is as good as
Weinstock, Weinberg or Wein
stein. A name is only a label; the
quality of the goods under the
label is what matters."
“As Witherington they went
places, finally came to live in a
neighborhood that was called re
stricted by gentlemen’s agree
ment. Betty never gave up prais
ing her wisdom in changing the
family, name over to Withering
ton. They became rich and prom
inent.
"The Episcopal Church of the
neighborhood invited them. The
Witheringtons never had had any
religious affiliation, didn't care
much for religious consolation,
anyway, but. then, the church
looked like the next step toward
belonging to the very exclusive
Shamdale Country Club. So they
joined the church, though Mr.
Witherington had his qualms and
felt comforted to think that his
father was dead and couldn't see
this."
Again Mr. Hillel parenthesized:
“Nor do I quarrel with anybody
who changes his religion by com
pulsion of his conscience. I de
spise only those who change for
the sake of social prestige.”
"But the Shamdale Country
Club was more particular as to
origins than the church. The
church in Christian beneficence
took any suppliant who came to
its door. The Shamdale Country
Club looked into the remote be
ginnings of an applicant's life.
“The club’s screening commit
tee gave a report that startled
every member of the board: The
Witheringtons were Jews to start
with. They used to be Weinstock,
Weinberg, Weinstein or some
thing.’
'The remaining years of the
Witheringtons were passed in
utter desolation. They had no
place in the Shamdale club com
munity, no place among the Jews
from whom they had separated
themselves. I could feel very
sorry for them and one day—l
used to meet him in business—l,
in the uninhibited way I have,
said to him: 'Witherington, it
seems your father was right when
he said that the fraternity of the
people who came from Sinai with
the Commandments was the big
gest and the best.'
“Finally, I am happy to report
something cheerful about the life
of Mr. Witherington. He has at
last achieved the social position
he desired —in death. As an. old
friend of his father I thought I
should attend his funeral. I saw
him lowered into his grave in the
Christian cemetery where Chris
tian generosity wouldn’t think of
blackballing him. God rest him
at last.
"And that brings me back to
Eddie Cantor. How much happier
the life of Mr. Cantor, publicly a
Jew and proud of the identity
than that of Witherington who
lived like the frightened mouse
in the shadows. For Cantor, to be
a Jew, has been an .identity of
service to the world as well as to
his own people; at 60 he was ah
honored and beloved man in the
country."
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"SHE WILL APPRECIATE THE VOTE AND SUPPORT
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Friday, March 28,1952

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