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Rabbi Rabbi M.J. Cohn

Wrong Rabbi Rabbi M.J. Cohn?

Member, Executive Board

Community Welfare Council
 
Background

Employment History

  • Temple Beth Israel

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Temple Emanu-El
Web References
About Rabbi Morton Cohn
www.jewishsightseeing.com, 14 Feb 2005 [cached]
January 16, 1947- 1) "J.C.S.C.," Southwestern Jewish Press, page 2: A large audience witnessed the installation of new officers of the Jewish Community Social Club at the last meeting held January 9th ... Among the activities being planned are a skating party, bowling tournament, picnic, talk by Rabbi Cohn of Temple Beth Israel, an annual dance at El Cortez Hotel, book review, reading of a play, and any other activity the members should desire ...
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Many of the young guests sat at the head table with Rabbi and Mrs. {Sally} Cohn and assisted with the reading.
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Because I, and I am sure every open-minded person (Jewish or non-Jewish) that was there, approved of every word that Rabbi Cohn said in opposition to the plan.When Orton E. Darnall, president of the Board of Education asked that someone be chosen from the opposition to represent them, it was a spontaneous action on the part of one of the spectators, to call out the name of Rabbi Cohn.
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Since no one else was called upon, and since Rabbi Cohn was well qualified from the standpoint of information and representation, he rose and spoke briefly and effectively on the evils of released time-to the complete satisfaction of the more than one hundred non-Jewish opponents of the plan.As spiritual leader of one of the church groups that took a stand against the plan-as a member of the local Community Relations advisory Committee, that represents every walk of Jewish life in San Diego-and as a private citizen who is well acquainted with the problem and its implications- who was better qualified to speak than he?
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Rabbi Cohn asks all Temple members as well as guests to attend the Friday evening and Saturday morning services.
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June 12, 1947 -1) "The Way We Heard It," Southwestern Jewish Press, page 2 ... Rabbi and Mrs. Morton J. Cohn left by motor for Russian River, California, where Rabbi Cohn will give a series of five lectures on the Psalms at the Episcopalian Youth camp.
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June 12, 1947 -1) "The Way We Heard It," Southwestern Jewish Press, page 2 ... Rabbi and Mrs. Morton J. Cohn left by motor for Russian River, California, where Rabbi Cohn will give a series of five lectures on the Psalms at the Episcopalian Youth camp.
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Rabbi Cohn, who gave so tirelessly of his time and effort and is an inspiration to the Leaguers was presented with a small token in appreciation ...
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Myron's guests who enjoyed a fine dinner and dancing were Shirley Berenson 'n Stuart Penter, Celia Zahalsky 'n Larry Solomon, Annabelle Rassin who was with Myron, Mr. and Mrs. Shelley, and Rabbi and Mrs. Cohn.
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Following this initial success were other social affairs, including ... Hillel's successful model Seder, where a capacity turnout was instructed in the meaning and significance of Passover by Rabbi M.J. Cohn ...
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Among the older T.Y.L. kids there were Arlene (a past prexy) and Danny Orlandsky, Ira Shames, Teddie Feldman, Alice Low-Zimmer, Larry Gross, Zane Feldman, Sammy Krasnewr, Jerry Krasne, Max Gendelman, Calvin Green, Lee and Fran Winiki, Myron Shelley, Sandra "Thespian" Schoenkopf, Larry and Bobbie Solomon, and of course, Rabbi M.J. Cohn to whom all TYLers old and new owe many thanks for starting such a fine group.
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The ceremony will be performed in Temple Beth Israel on Sunday, October 30, 1949 at 4:30 p.m. with Rabbi Morton J. Cohn officiating ...
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Rabbi Cohn pointed out that a good main library is badly needed and a good branch library service depends on an adequate main library.Chosing the present site for the lcoation of the new main Library building, the San Diego City Council has placed a Library Bond Issue for $2,000,000 on the Special City Election ballot of November 8....
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Rabbi Cohn took his place under the flower covered canopy and was joined by the Groom and the best man, Leon Silver.
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Temple Beth Israel officers and members join Rabbi Cohn in a cordial invitation to everyone unaffiliated to attend this Service.
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During his 3 1/2 years in San Diego, Rabbi Cohn has endeared himself to his many friends in the community, with his labors to intensify Jewish life here.Under his spiritual leadership, the local congregation has doubled in membership.Rabbi and Mrs. Cohn and their two children, Jane and Morton Jr., came to San Diego in August 1946 from Niagara Falls, New York, where he served Temple Beth El for six years.Rabbi Cohn served as a Navy chaplain for three years during the war, and saw duty in the South Pacific and at Pearl Harbor.He holds his Navy commission in the reserve, and by authorization of the Commandant of the 11th Naval District he serves as Jewish chaplain in the San Diego area.His services in the community were recognized by election to the Key Club of the United Jewish Fund.For the past three years he has served on the executive board of the Community Welfare Council and has filled numerous other positions of civic responsibility and honor.He is in demand as a speaker by local churches and civic groups.Rabbi Cohn was recently honored with membership in the Scholia Club, a scholarly discussion group limited to twenty members who must meet certain academic qualifications.The Jewish Press joins other well wishers of Rabbi Cohn in offering warmest congratulations on his 40th birthday.
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3) "Rabbi Cohn to Review, 'Why Jesus Died,' Southwestern Jewish Press, page 8: At the regular Sabbath evening service of Temple Beth Israel this Friday evening, December 30th, at 8 p.m., Rabbi Morton J. Cohn will review the interesting and startling new book, "Why Jesus Died" by Pierre van Passen.
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Supervisor Rossi, Judge Molina, Sam Sklar, Rabbi Cohn, Sam Fischer, and Saul Chenkin all enjoyed the "Nose."
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Rabbi Cohn and his family will spend the weekend in the desert resort city ...
March 28, 1950- 1) "Interfaith Program at State College," Southwestern Jewish Press, page 1: Hillel Foundation of San Diego State College will present an Interfaith Seder on March 28, at Scripp's Cottage.The Seder will begin at 7:30 p.m. and it will be officiated by Rabbi Cohn and Cantor Miller.
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Rabbi Cohn emphasized, however, tht this festival service is not limited only to those who have suffered bereavement but should be attended by all observant Jews.
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Officiating will be Rabbi Cohn and Cantor Miller ...
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Rabbi Cohn performed a magnificent service and Cantor Miller lead the songs.
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At next week's Sabbath Eve service (Friday, April 21, 8 p.m.) Rabbi Cohn will take cognizance of the Second Anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel by preaching on the subject, "We Light the Second Candle."... On Saturday evening, April 15, Rabbi Cohn will present a paper before the Scholia Club on "The State of Israel and the Arab Problem."
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Rabbi Cohn gave a masterful presentation of the facts on the Arab problem in Israel.
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It took Rabbi Cohn almost one hour to read his paper and everyone of the fourteen members was taking notes.
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I am grateful to Rabbi Cohn for extending to me the privilege of "listening in." I came away from the meeting convinced that the most glaring weakness in the entire Zionist movement has been its failure to obtain American mass-support through an intensive yet subtle program of education.
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Young people who are interested are asked to contact Rabbi Cohn for further information.
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Rabbi Cohn will preach on the subject, "Portrait of a Parent."Friday evening, May 19th, has been set aside as Pre-Confirmation Sabbath.The members of the Confirmation Class will attend with their parents and Rabbi Cohn's sermon, "Loyalties," will be his message to the class prior to their confirmation on the following Sunday evening.The final regular Sabbath service of the year will be held Friday evening May 26th.This will be "P.T.A.Sabbath."Rabbi Cohn will install the newly elected officers of the religious school Parent-Teacher association, and his sermon, "Why a P.T.A?" will deal with the significance of this organization to the congregation ... At its final meeting of the year, held last week, Beth Israel's Parent Teacher Association elected the following officers for the year 1950-51: Mrs. Robert G. Miller, President; Mrs. Maury Novak, Vice President; Mrs. Sam Lennett, 2nd Vice President; Mrs. Florence Corwin, Recording Secretary; Mrs. Bernard Asner, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. Robert Strauss, Treasurer.
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These officers will be installed by Rabbi Cohn in the Temple at P.T.A. Sabbath Services on Friday evening, May 26th.... Last week the members of the Men's Club of Temple Beth Israel entertained their wives at a Television Party.
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Mr. Richard Lustig, retiring president, and Rabbi Cohn outlined ambitious plans for next year's program of activities....Services at Temple Beth Israel will be held throughout the summer months every Friday evening at 8 p.m.
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