With the rise of the Nazis, Schoenberg fled Europe to take up residence in America. He was removed from his position at the Prussian Academy of the Arts in 1933 and his work was labelled "degenerate" and "Bolshevist" and banned from performance throughout German-controlled lands. After a brief move to New York, where he found the weather not to his liking, Schoenberg moved across the country to 116 North Rockingham Avenue in Los Angeles, where he took a teaching position at UCLA; among his students was John Cage. In Hollywood, Schoenberg lived next door to Shirley Temple; often played ping pong and tennis, and more tennis with the likes of George Gershwin (who painted a portrait of Schoenberg) and the Marx Brothers; and began a warm friendship with Charlie Chaplin.
Sh'ma Yisrael (Deuteronomy 6, 4-7)
Hear, O Israel:
The Lord is God, the Lord is one.
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thine heart,
And with all thy soul,
And with all thy might.
And these words, which I command
thee this day,
Shall be in thine heart:
And thou shalt teach them diligently
unto thy children,
And shalt talk of them when thou sittest
in thine house,
And when thou walkest by the way,
And when thou liest down,
And when thou risest up.