This audio recording documents Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Yeshurun in 1956 - Rabbi William Malev, Cantor George Wagner, and Harry Croft's Bar Mitzvah.
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Biographical / Historical
Harry Allen Croft was born July 2, 1943 in Houston, Texas, to Louis and Ida Croft. He grew up in Houston and graduated from San Jacinto High School. Harry went on to attend the University of Texas Medical Branch - School of Medicine, graduating in 1968.
Harry married Benay Bleacher in Houston in 1964 and the couple have three grown children. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a psychiatrist from 1973 to 1976. He currently lives in San Antonio where he began his private practice in 1976.
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Harry Croft's Bar Mitvah Audio Recording, 1956, MS 921, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University https://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/1398 Accessed December 10, 2023.