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Mahnia, wife of Dr. Henry Silverberg. She put him through  dental school and supported herself after his death with a small pension from the JCRA to run the first (Star) Auxiliary. It was later named the Mahnia Silverberg Auxiliary of the City of Hope. She died in the 1950s at a City of Hope dinner after speaking to the group-- It was quite a shock to everybody.  


Dr. Henry Silverberg,  second executive director of the JCRA.  Silverberg was a postman in Chicago when he married Mahnia. She worked while he went to dental school. When they moved to Los Angeles they both became founders of the JCRA.


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