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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 unwell, 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 by means of civic commitments. ultra-modern 70,000 San Francisco Jews, status upon the shoulders of pioneering giants, proceed to construct and rebuild.

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Together with the retail dry items district, the White apartment, Lace condo, Weinstock, Lubin & Co. , Newman & Levinson, Rosenthal, Rueful & Son, in truth, all of Kearny, provide, 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 entire of Chinatown is a complete and ideal spoil . . . All of Knob Hill . . . the fireplace is now inside or 3 blocks from Van Ness street . . . every little thing that has wheels less than it truly is in use to assist hold a number of the issues humans must have to make out for the evening. The oldest, wisest and richest males are at a loss how one can meet the calamity that took place town. —Mark M. Cohn’s account of the San Jose and San Francisco earthquake-fire of 1906 in William. ok. Kramer’s California Earthquakes and Jews, pages 108–109 A member of Beth Israel for forty years, Abraham Levitt, who died in 1972 at age ninety two, remembered the 1906 hearth. “I entered the south of industry road district at 8th road. I observed that it used to be a lifeless activity to attempt to save lots of that component to town. each buddy I had lived in that part and that i misplaced no time in going to their rescue. Our brethren have been fleeing with packs rapidly prepare . . . The Russ highway Synagogue, that noble edifice containing our Holy Torah, was once on fireplace and nobody used to be striving to go into it. ” (Courtesy Western States Jewish heritage, inner most choice of William F. Kramer. ) Temple Emanu-El used to be gutted, with in basic terms the towers of the domes and its stone partitions ultimate. The libraries of Rabbi Cohn and Cantor Edward Stark, the Torah scroll despatched via Moses Montefiore to the pioneers in 1851, the minute books, and many of the temple documents have been in ashes. companies have been carried out by means of Rabbi Jacob Voorsanger within the Calvary Church and for the vacations within the Unitarian church. (Courtesy Temple Emanu-El information. ) Temple Sherith Israel suffered in basic terms earthquake harm and was once speedy repaired. The judges of the superb bench held court docket within the temple’s sacristy rooms, with the source of revenue plentiful to tide over the monetary deficits. Rabbi Jacob Nieto held average companies a week. despite the fact that, Congregation Beth Israel, lower than development on the time, used to be absolutely destroyed. The 47-second tremor, which triggered $68,000 harm, so devastated the conservative-leaning heart category club that Rabbi M. S. Levy needed to move East for counsel. (Courtesy WJHC/JLMM. ) William Haas supervised the outlet of the Haas Brothers’ vault after a “cooling off interval. ” Vaults and safes opened too quickly might burst from spontaneous combustion. the fast guy status to the best of the fellow along with his hand in his pocket is Joseph Triest, father of Jane Burrows and grandfather of Lynn Bunim, Nancy Jones, and Steven Burrows. This picture used to be taken via William’s son Charles. (Courtesy Haas Brothers. ) In 1900, the Eureka Benevolent Society got a plot of land on O’Farrell road close to Taylor, paying the property of Mina D. Solomon the sum of $10,500, and set approximately developing a three-story workplace construction at the website.

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