Isadore Rosenthal

Isadore has been a member of this shul's Board of Directors since 2009 and a member of the shul since 2000.

Isadore and his wife Hélène celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in Jerusalem on April 1, 2012.  They were married in Mons, Belgium on April Fools Day (called Poisson d'Avril in Belgium and France) of 1972.  Their celebration in Jerusalem was significant because they were enjoying their 12th trip to Israel since January 2000.

Isadore began his career in the Federal Civil Service as a trainee in the Civilian Personnel Office (CPO) of the Oakland Army Base in 1968.  He then transferred to the San Francisco Presidio CPO, where he was successively promoted from Trainee to the Chief of Staffing and Classification.  As a result of the Presidio's base closure in 1994, he was placed by the Department of Defense (DOD) Priority Placement Program in the Classification Chief's position at Davis-Montham Air Force Base CPO in Tucson, Arizona.  He retired from Federal Civil Service in 1998.

Isadore spent nine years on three overseas tours in Civilian Personnel management at NATO / SHAPE Support Group (US), Belgium; Frankfurt, Germany; and Camp Darby, Italy. These were also great cultural and educational experiences for Hélène, Isadore, and their five children.

Isadore was an active blood donor, having donated 200 blood platelets, 106 whole blood and 3 white cell donations from 1958 to 2004.

He volunteered as Deputy Regsitrar of Voters and also served as Precinct Inspector for the Department of Elections.

In the late 1960s, Isadore served on the Fair Tax, CA, Parks and Recreation Committee.

He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956 with the last 18 months in France.

He graduated BA Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts with a degree in French and Spanish in 1967.  He served as president of the French Club and performed in French plays by Moliere and Sartre.  He was elected to two honorary scholastic organizations:  Pi Delta Phi (French) and Lamda Alpha Psi (Literature).

He attended Johnson High School in St. Paul, Minnesota from 1947 to 1950.