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Sabbath Set Aside to Honor Dead Rabbi by California Jews

January 14, 1934
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Under the sponsorship of the Board of Jewish Ministers of Northern California, next Saturday, January 13 will be observed by Jewish congregations throughout Northern California as Martin A. Meyer Sabbath, in memory of the late leader of Temple Emanu-El in this city. The occasion will mark what would have been the fifty-fifth birthday of the rabbi had he lived.

The Board of Ministers has asked all congregations to commemorate the occasion with sermons stressing the life work and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Meyer. Particular stress will be placed on his work in founding the Jewish Committee for Personal Service in State Institutions, a state-wide body which serves Jewish inmates in all types of state institutions.

The Board, at its monthly meeting, voted resolutions of sympathy to Rabbi Morris Goldstein of this city and Rabbi Sidney Goldstein of New York on the death of their father in Philadelphia.


District Grand Lodge No. 4 of the B’nai B’rith has hit upon a novel plan for stimulating financial contributions to the work of the Anti-Defamation League in its fight to combat anti-Semitic activities here and abroad.

Copper tokens, the size of a dollar, have been cast and will be distributed to all those making contributions of $5 or more to the Anti-Defamation League. On one side of the token is a figure of Justice, blind-folded, with the legend, “To the cause of Justice.” The other side bears the tablets with the Ten Commandments.

The District Grand Lodge also will distribute to its membership copies of a carefully prepared booklet designed to refute anti-Semitic propaganda.

Reports made at the recent meetings of the General Committee showed a total membership of 6,500 in District No. 4 on January 1.

The forty-second lodge in the district will be instituted next Sunday, Jan. 14, in Vallejo, Calif. Maurice L. Rapheld, past grand president, will be master of ceremonies and formally will institute Vallejo Lodge No. 1172. Two other lodges, in Santa Barbara and in Merced, are in process of formation.

Monroe Friedman, grand president, and Edward A. Zeisler, executive director of District No. 4, leave here January 28 to attend the meeting of the executive committee of the Constitution Grand Lodge to be held in Cincinnati.

Martin J. Dinkelspiel, well-known San Francisco attorney and prominent in local Jewish affairs, has been appointed Consul at San Francisco for the Siamese government. The appointment comes from King Prajadhipok of Siam.

Dinkelspiel has been consul since 1922. His father, the late Henry G. W. Dinkelspiel, was consul general from 1913 to the time of his death in 1931.


Membership in San Francisco’s new Jewish Community Center, which opened last Novermber with more than 40 organizations participating, has reached the 3,000 mark-far beyond the most optimistic hopes of its leaders.

The rush of new members, in fact, has been so great that the officers have found it necessary to close membership rolls temporarily until facilities of the new building were enlarged to accommodate the members.

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