Marking a big forward step in communal life of San Francisco Jewry, ground was broken with fitting ceremonies for the new Alpers Memorial building which will house the Hebrew Free Loan Association and the Hebrew School of the Jewish Educational Society.
The building, to cost $50,000, will be ready for occupancy in three or four months. It is the gift of the late Aaron Alpers, pioneer San Francisco business man.
Speakers at the exercises of ground breaking included Morgan A. Gunst, president of the Federation of Jewish Charities; Rabbi Herman Lissauer of Temple Beth Israel; A. Sugarman and M. A. Rapken, life vice-presidents of the Free Loan Association; and M. Spiegelman, the Association’s president.
The exercise served to give impetus to an intensified campaign to raise $20,000.