Last post featured Bert being welcomed by San Francisco Aussies at their newly formed club in 1904.
Mrs Isidor Myers, wife of the Chief Rabbi was the linchpin for the club.
Some other Coo-ee Club reports –
If you’re wondering what Rabbi Myers looked like, here is with Bert in 1908 in the Los Angeles Herald article. Rabbi Myers (an aussie) became very influential in the fledgling Zionist movement in the USA.
Isidore Myers message and influence in the U.S was probably never understood back in Australia. Whilst news of Pogroms against the Jews going on in Russia and Central Europe were frequent they were not headlines in Australia. Much smaller Jewish population perhaps explains that compared with the USA.