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Fred Phillips was born in 1882 into the Wartelsky family, which immigrated to the United States from Russia around the turn of the century.
Henry Linker, a member of Richmond's Congregation Beth Hillel, was a delegate to the Synagogue Council of the East Bay for approximately ten years, and for many of those years he served as that o
Hashomer Hatzair, initially founded in 1913 in Austria, is the oldest Zionist youth movement still in existence.
Painted manuscript of the Book of Esther, rolled for use on the holiday of Purim.
Alice Grossman was born in 1909 to Louis and Ida Grossman. She had three sisters, Dora, Molly, and Anna. During World War II, Alice served in the U.S.
Louis H. and Emma (nee Loewy) Blumenthal played central roles in Jewish communal life in San Francisco during the middle of the twentieth century.
Judah L. Magnes occupied himself with many endeavors. He was a rabbi; an educator; an organizational leader; an independent-minded social activist and humanist.
Samuel Lilienthal was born in Munich, Germany, and became a pioneer American homeopathic physician.
The Oakland Jewish Relief Federation was founded in 1918 in an attempt to centralize Jewish relief work in the East Bay.