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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, August 10, 1956, Image 8

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stairway that led up to the street
from the Union Depot’s concourse.
I hoped to find there an imprint
of my father’s footsteps left there
when he, an immigrant, strode up
the steps to make a new life in
this town.
He had just arrived out of
Plunjan in Lithuania. (Long lat
er, in New York one day, I visited
the aquarium on the Battery. I
looked for my father's footprint
there, too; for in his time the
aquarium was Castle Garden
where immigrants landed to be
sorted.)
So, you see, my concern with
Jewish life iiy'"America began
very early, goes on even in this
elderly guy I am now . . . and in
this column. It’s the Jewish life
we all know best and should be
concerned with most; even while
we look with reverential admira
tion at what goes on in Israel to
make life good there.
Oh, it's been a good life here,
too ... a good story for American
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Rugs a Specialty
253 Atlantic Boulevard
Phone CH 9-5458
ATLANTIC BEACH, FLORIDA
V ANCHORAGE
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COCKTAIL LOUNGE
At Carnal Drawbridge
Palifek Valley
(On Road 21Cl_ Ponte Vedra
Cut ’Off)
FAMOUS FOR BETTER FOOD
Phone Ponte Vedta AT 5-6197
For Reservation
Strickland's
FIDE FOODS
3 LOCATIONS:
* Moyport Restaurant
PHONE CH 9-9998
* -1412 North First St.
/ (Jacksonville Beach)
t* Strickland's Take-Out
PHONE FL 9-0647
2282 Atlantic Boulevardi
South Jacksonville
WATTERSON'S LITTLE HOPE
Charter Boat
TROLLING AND JETTY
FISHING
Day or Half Day Trips
Equipped With Two Way Radio
Two 95 H.P. Motors
BAIT AND TACKLE
FURNISHED
PHONE CH. 9-4255
MAYPORT, FLORIDA
SALES and SERVICE
BEACH
APPLIANCES
121 N. 2nd St.
Complete Line of
PHILCO and Other
Named Brand Appliances
"You buy with confidence
when you .say PHILCO.
Prompt Economical (
Service
CHerry 6-2141
Enjoy Jacksonville's Beaches
Jewish journalism ... a never to
be forgotten story: The way pen
niless immigrants made good for
themselves and good for Judaism
in the U. S. My father liked to
point out to me the storeroom on
Sixth street where one of our
first congregations ... he was
a charter member . . . established
its synagogue and installed the
Scrolls of the Law.
Long, long later, he liked to
point to the columned synagogue
in one of the suburbs; it was the
successor of the storeroom schul
he had attended in the beginning
. . . its lovely lawn in front, its
stained glass windows. (The fam
ily had dedicated one of these
windows to the memory of our
mother.)
"Yes," my father said, "this
about tells the story of Jewish
life in America, and isn't the
story about the best of the whole
history of the Jews" . . . He gave
me a wink . . . "But tell me," he
added, "does Jewish life really
mean as much to people as it did
in our synagogue in that vstore
room long ago?"
My father started out as a
peddler, never grew rich, but he
had enough to bring up the seven
children right . . . "And that’s the
whole thing, isn’t it?” he liked to
say.
And that's the American Jew
ish life about which I prefer to
write. The beginning of it is his
tory, but its abundance continues
in all its works. It has built great
institutions of charily and Jewish
education; its people are in the af
fairs of the civic communities and
of the nation. It participates big
in the nation's economy; its
young men are important in the
sciences . . . and invests millions
toward the making of Israel.
Isn’t all that most worthy of
the exclusive concern of a Jewish
reporter whose heart embraces
also Israel in its consciousness of
Jewish life but whose eyes keep
looking around eagerly among
the neighbors right here. It’s a
great story. The center of Jewish
life for us is in America, not in a
far-off distance.
Not that there aren't faults, 100,
among us. as well as considerable
grandeur. There are those of us
who care more about Cadillacs
than about Jewish dedication;
there are Jewish groups that get
into quarrels about nothing at all.
such as prestige. But then such
delinquents belong to the whole
human race.
Well, that’s the answer, Mr. E.
S. of Los Angeles, and there’s still
so much for Jewish life to be
doing in these U. S. to make it
self better.
Townsend Hawkes
REALTORS
Beach Real Estate & Rentals
New Beach Blvd. at 3rd St.
PHONE CH 9-2222
Jacksonville' Beach, Florida
H. A. DURDEN
SURVEYOR*
108 N. 3rd STREET
P. 0. Box 1006 Ph. CH 9-2812
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
COMPLETE CAMERA
SUPPLIES
PABDSOirS
122 N. First St. Ph. CH 9-5726
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
Year's Study in Israel
Offered By Trust Fund
Established at Brandeis
WALTHAM, Mass.—A scholar
ship trust fund to give an oppor
tunity for certain gifted students
to study in Israel during their
junior academic year has been
established at Brandeis Univer
sity by the friends of the late
David K. Niles of Boston, former
administrative assistant to Presi
dents Roosevelt and Truman.
Qualified students from colleges
'and universities in the United
States may spend their junior
year in Israel pursuing an ap
proved course of studies at stipu
lated institutions of higher learn
ing. Appropriate American col
lege credit for academic work per
formed at Israeli institutions is
given by American colleges and
universities participating m this
program. The scholarship trust
fund and program will be admin
istered by Brandeis University.
The income and principal of
this trust fund established in
memory of Niles will be applied
to subsidize students in the pro
gram over a period of 10 years.
Students accepted will be expect
ed to arrange for their own trips
to Israel and return.
Five Florida Congregations
Admitted Into UAHC
Five new 'Reform congregations
in the Florida area were officially
admitted today into the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations,
parent body of the Western Hem
isphere's Reform Temples, it was
announced by Dr. Maurice N.
Eisendrath, _ President of the
UAHC. With these additions, the
Union now comprises 534 temples
and enlarges the Reform move
ment to over a million people.
The UAHC, founded in 1873, is
the oldest association of syna
gogues in the United States. Its
center is the House of Living
Judaism, on New York’s Fifth
Avenue, at which visitors are ad
mitted daily.
"We are delighted to admit
these temples into our ranks,"
Dr. Eisendrath declared. "They
are congregations which have
amply demonstrated their desire
to contribute toward the better
ment of the areas in which they
are located."
The new congregations are:
Temple Sinai, North Miami;
South Dade Jewish Center, South
Miami; Temple Emanuel, Sara
sota; B’nai Israel Congregation,
Clearwater; and Temple Beth-El,
Hollywood. The spiritual leader
of Temple Beth-El is Rabbi Min
ard Klein.
Danny's Gift Shop
3rd AVENUE
On The Boardwalk
PHONE CH 6-2810
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
\
Townsend Hawkes
REALTORS
Beach Real Estate & Rentals
126 Beach Boulevard
PHONE CH 9-9011
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
LEWIS FISH CO.
MAYPORT, FLORIDA
We Deliver fro the Beaches
Twice Daily
Phone CH 9-4311
"THE WORLD'S FINEST"
Beach Firms Advertising Here Invite and Appreciate Your Patronage
BEATTY
* APPLIANCE SERVICE
Fast - Efficient - Reasonable
We Repair Electrical
Appliances
PHONE CH. 9-4419
521 PATRICIA LANE
JAX. BEACH
j There's Always
A Good Movie
at
The Beach Theatre
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
MABELLE'S
GIFT SHOP
Board Walk at Pier Entrance
PHONE CH 9-9362
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
J. & W. Motor Co.
Gas - Accessories - Repairs
Parts - Fuel Oil
Wrecker Service
Phones: Day CH 9-6974
Night CH 9-3828
304 - 3rd STREET, NORTH
T. P. Janes Jacksonville Beach
BOLTE
GLASS COMPANY
510- 15th Avenue, N.
Phone CH 9-4935
Jacksonville Beach
i
"Everything to Go, If You Say So"
The Charcoal Pit
New Beach Blvd. and Eighth St.
PHONE CH 9-4722
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
* BAR-B-Q PORK & BEEF
CUBED STEAK SANDWICHES
Open Daily 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Week Ends 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Beach Bike Shop
Schwin Bicycles
Roadmaster Bicycles - Saw Filing
Keys and Locks - Welding
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
COMPLETE REPAIRS PARTS
SERVICE
Ph. CH 9-5963 212 S. Third
Neptune
Barber Shop
110 FIRST STREET
NEPTUNE BEACH, FLORIDA
GREETINGS and BEST WISHES
Hamptons
Hobby-Harbor
Tropical Fish - Toys
Gifts - Records - Hobbies
OPPOSITE POST OFFICE
Jacksonville Beach
PHONE CH 6-2300
" i 11
MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT
THE MERMAID TAVERN
Third Street and Third Avenue* North Phone CH 9-4900
JAX BEACH, FLORIDA
MAYPORT LOBSTER RESTAURANT
B . featuring BAKED IMPERIAL CRAB Maryland Style
e A|,o°N e Y° b prim* cli S€afood Specialties
Bailed Steaks and Chops
Drive Down WithYourFamfly and Friends
l- MAYPORT CH 6-2575
Friday, August 10, 1056
Real Estate
Attractive Listings
Apartments For Rent
E. T. LOHMAN, Salesman
J. S. (Beach) BUCK
228 N. 3rd Street
Phone CH 9-4049
OCEAN AUTO
PARTS
We Carry a Complete Stock
of Automotive Supplies
and Equipment
Retail and Wholesale
219 - 4th AVE., NORTH
Ph. CH 6-2906 Jax Beech
Sandpiper
Coffee Shop
ancj Snack Bar
Wm. Anderson
On the Oceanfront
JAX BEACH
Norman's Cities
Service Station
Beach Blvd. and 3rd Street
Phone CH 9-9287
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
Patsy's
Italian-American Kitchen
MENU
Everything Cooked to Order
Rivoli, Spaghetti, Pizza Antipaste
Try Patsy's Famous Foods
110 N. Ist St. Phone 5-4252
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
Quality Cleaners
108 FIRST STREET
NEPTUNE BEACH, FLORIDA
"Serving All the Beaches "
Give Us a Try
CALL CH 9-4332
For Free Pickup and Delivery
.Yours for Better Wear
The Shoe Box
and
Better Men's Store
A & A SHOPPING CENTER
JAX BEACH
CARPET
GOLF COURSE
W. S. BOTSFORD
Jacksonville Beach
McClure Electric Co.
CONTRACTORS
334 9th AVENUE, N.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA.
PHONE CH 9-9061
Quality Auto Glass
Cut & Installed
, PHONE CH 9-4332
108 FIRST STREET
(Rear of Quality Cleaners)
NEPTUNE BEACH, FLORIDA

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