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Piroska Dormann and Erwin Simonovits (a.k.a. Stanton) and their daughter Eva emigrated from Austria in September 1938 and settled in Alameda County.
Rosalie Meyer Stern was a civic and social leader of San Francisco.
Samuel Stern emigrated from Germany to the United States, eventually settling in California.
William Stern served as a rabbi of Oakland's Temple Sinai from 1934 to 1965.
Gertrude Block (originally Bloch) was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1893 to Salomon Bloch and Bertha Buhler.
Ernest Bloch was a celebrated composer, conductor, and educator. He was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1880 and educated in various European cities.
Bassya (Maltzer) Bibel (1908-1980) was a poet, author, secretary, and an actress. She arrived to San Francisco in 1921 from Kopaygorod, Podolia (Kopayhorod in modern Ukraine).
In 1950, eighty women formed the League of Jewish Women to help bring together the growing Jewish community of Contra Costa County, Calif.
Ethel Fein was the past president and hospitality chairwoman of the Sisterhood of San Francisco's Congregation Beth Sholom.
Ryhim Ahoovim, which translates to "beloved friends," began in 1851 as a Hebrew benevolent society in Stockton, Calif., and