was born in Zitomer, Ukraine. At the age of four Sol and his family (mother,
father, and grandparents) immigrated to Mexico City, Mexico, where they
resided for fourteen years awaiting approval to enter the United States.
Sol was seventeen years old when Los Angeles, California became home to
him and his family. Spanish and Yiddish were the only languages Sol knew
when he received a letter from Uncle Sam saying that he was drafted into
the United States Army. Quickly, he tried to learn enough English when he
was handed a gun and put into the artillery. After serving three years and
surviving the invasion of Normandy, he returned home happily in 1946.
an apprentice in his father's tailoring shop and leather factory, he became
involved in the ladies garment manufacturing business. For a hobby, he became
interested in hypnosis. After many years of study, he became certified and
licensed in hypnotherapy, which he is still practicing and has many clients.
Also, Sol is a body builder and has competed many times over the years and
has accumulated lots of trophies.
move to Leisure World in 1993 opened up a whole new dimension to Sol's life.
Besides starting the Leisure World Body Builders Club, art became a new
passion. Enrolling in the slip casting class was his introduction to hands
on creativity in the world of arts & crafts. Next came lapidary, stone
and clay sculpting, jewelry making, stained glass, and the fine art of making
commessi (intarsias). His teachers, family, and friend are very encouraging
and impressed as is he, with this latent talent.