Describe Samuel Hirshberg here

  • Less than 300 people lived in the Town of Oakland when Hirshberg moved here in 1852.
  • Was the successful proprietor of a dry goods and clothing store in Oakland for almost 30 years.
  • Principal stockholder of the Pacific Soap Works; also worked as its manager.
  • In 1862 Hirshberg organized the Hebrew Benevolent Society.
  • Served as the first President of the Hebrew Benevolent Society.