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.v.^"v»^j.t'#y;s.w',;;i;^iiKVfJ6iaS4VP»y'-?'!Sa',^/3''^ COLUMBUS EDITION COLUMBUS EDIT/ON ''Mv Vol. 37, No. 9 FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 27, 1959 3y f«vot*d to AmvrfcAn «nd J«wlih Idaali UJF Campaign Chairman Makes Special Report (A speoial report from Abe Yen¬ kin, UJF campaign ohairman.) I know It's not often we can ^et together to discuss matters of mutual Jewish concern, mat- tors which affect our Jewish brethren whether In (Central Ohio, America, Europe or Isroel. This year I was appointed gen¬ eral campaign chairman of our United Jewrlsh Fund. In accepting the appointment I fully recog¬ nized the responalbiUtiea associa¬ ted with such an assignment. However, little did I realize what we would be faced with when the expulsion of the Jews from Ru¬ mania occurred In Dacember 1958 and which la continuing to take place. I would like to bring to your attention information which Mor¬ ris Bernstein, general chairman Of the natlona] United Jewlah Ap¬ peal, recently transmitted to us. AS YOU KNOW, migration from Rumania began In August, 1968, after a lapse of seven yeara, during which the doors of Ru¬ mania were shut tight. There was speculation on why Rumania had decided to permit Jews to leave, how long the migration would last and' how many people would be permitted to go. Even ao, the migration was hailed In Israel and In Jewish quartera every¬ where. larael welcomed It becauae It meant tliat another Jewlah com¬ munity had been given freedom of movement and the Rumanian Jews in Israel welcomed it par¬ ticularly becauae they aaw In this migration the hope and promlae of long poatponed reunions with loved ones. From September through De¬ cember, 1688, approximately 10,000 Rumanian Jewa reached Israel. During the months of September, October and November, they came at the rate of about 1500 a month. Tbe big increaae came in Decem¬ ber when nearly 5000 Jews from Rumania entered Israel. During that month, more than 7000 Jewa received exit permits from Ru¬ mania. NOT ALL of them reached Is¬ rael in December. Those who did not were due to leave tor Israel In January. Meanwhile, this in¬ creased rate of approval of exit visas waa maintained during the first half of January. It la estim¬ ated between 7000 and 8000 Ru- rhanlari Jews entered larael in January. The speculation about the course of migration from Rumania haa now given way lo certain ines¬ capable conclusions about the na¬ ture and dimensions of this prob¬ lem. Informed observera feel we are confronted with the maaa mi¬ gration of the entire Rumanian Jewish community, about 280,000 Jews. Thla la the largest aingle Jewlah community behind the Iron Curtain outside of the Soviet Union. About 100,000 Rumanian Jewa have already regiatered with Ru¬ manian authoritiea to emigrate to Israei. From all we know aljout the preaaures surrounding the Jews of Rumania, this number muat be expected to increaae. BUT THIS is not the entire pic¬ ture. The repatriation agreement between Poland and the Soviet Union expirea March Slst of this year. After this agreement ends, the Poles will no longer feel re¬ strained in allowing Jewish re- patriatea to leave for Israel. By March 31, there will be 16,000 Jew¬ lah repatriatea In Poland. They have nol settled down in Poland either in houaing or in worh, und ail want lo go to Israel. We ahould al.so remember that, apart from the repatriatea, there are about 28,000 Jews still in Poland who have been emigrating at the rate of 300 a month. So from Poland, too, we must expect thla year a greatly increased Jew¬ iah migration — not leaa than 10,000 and possibly as high as 15,000. But even If we have only Ru¬ manian emigration to deal with, we have a problem of staggering dimenalona. Unleaa American Jewry reaponda to this problem with a spectacular outpouring of gi.fta in this year's UJA campaign, as it did in 1946, 1947 and 1948, the emigration from Rumania will, inatead of adding to larael'a strength, bring terrible economic stress and strain to Israel and untold human suffering to the people coming into Israel. IN 1981, there were a quarter of a miilion people in Israel living (contluued on pmg« 6) DETROIT EXECUTIVE TO SPEAK SUNDAY AT HOME FOR AGED ANNUAL MEETING You ore cordially Invited to the 18S9 annual meeting of the Colum¬ bus Jewish Home for the Aged Sunday at 2:30 a-m. at the Jewish Center. Ira I. Sonnenbllck, executive director of the Jewish Home for the Aged In Detroit, will be guest apeaker. In the February lasue of B'nai B'rith's National Jewljsh Monthly, activities of the Jewish Home in Detroit Were reviewed. Mr. Sonnenbllck believes that "aging is everybody's buaineajs. A home for aged is no longer a haven for the homeless and the forsaken. Room and board are no longer considered adequate to meet the needs of the total human being. A horae for aged can hum with activity and laughter." MR. SONNENBUOK received both his BJV, and iSJi. from New York University, and an ULB from St John's University. The University of Michigan awarded hira with a masters in social work. A member of the New York Bar, and an educational field repre¬ sentative with the Joint Distribu¬ tion Committee, he has headed the Detroit Home for the past 12 years, Mr. Sonnenbllck has Interpreted for the Detroit Jewiah Commun¬ ity, Israel's Charge Upon Ita Youth . . . "Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother . . . Foraake Them Not In Their Old Age." Abe A. Wolman, president of the Jewish Home, will preside at the business meeting. Election of officers and members of the board wiil take place. A queatlon and answer period will take place after Mr. Sonnenblick's meaaage. MRSl JOSEPH L. Schecter and Allen Gundershelmer have served as co-chairmen of the annual meeting. They have been assisted by Mrs. E. J. Gordon and Mra. Norman Fagin, invitations; Mra. Cody Zellzer, telephone; Mra. laaac Nulla, refreshments; Mrs. Morris Paine and Mra. Edward Kaye, exhibits; Mrs. Ben Kahn, decorations; Mrs. Jack Resier and Mrs. Harry Goldberg, hostesses; Miss Helen Nutis, publicity; Ed¬ ward Schiezinger, Don Brkis, Sam Schlonsky, and Dr. Milton Good¬ man. Mr. Wolman urgea that mem¬ bers of the community attend this annual meeting on Sunday, and learn about the management of "The Home and how we, members of the Columbus Jewish Commun¬ ity, can asslat the aged achieve new life." Arabs Claim Reds Linked To New Immigration A hospital which has helped working men and thoir families for 59 years receives a helping hand from the International Stereotypers and Blectrotyiiers Union, AJFL-CIO. Paul Hamilton, left, president of the union's Costello Home Association, presents a $10,000 check to Walter M. Shnon, president of the NationaJ Jewish Hospital at Denver. Accepting the cheek is Maureen Mulilns, 4, an asthma patient. JACK DAUBER NEW EXECUTIVE FOR JEWISH CENTERS IN MIDWEST ST LOUISThe Jewiah Center of Columbua is one of 49 Jewish Community Centers and their branches in 14 Midwestern states that will bo served by Jack Dauber, newly appointed field secretary for the Midwest Sec- lion of the National Jewlah Wel¬ fare Board, (JWB), and hla col¬ league, Eliaa Picheny, the Sec- tion'a administrative field sec¬ retary. MR. DAUBER, who comes to the Midwest Section from Hous¬ ton, Texas, where he aerved aa executive director of the Jewiah JEWISH 'CONGRESS' MEETS IN SWEDEN NEW YORK — The Fourth Plenary Aaaembly of the World Jewish Congress will take place in Stockholm from Aug. 2-12, Dr. Nahum Goidmann, president of the WJC, has announced here. Following a ceremonial opening In Stockholm City Hali, the con¬ ference sessions will be held in the Swedish Parliament Houae. in addition to reporta on WJC activltlea, the Stockholm agenda will feature the concern of the Jewish people with problems of international peace in the atomic age, the place of larael in Jewiah life, international cooperation in Jewish education, and the right of Jews to maintain and develop their cultural Identity Irrespective of the social and political regimes under which they live. Tho last Plenary Seaaion took place in Geneva In 1B53. With affiliated communitlea and organlzatlona in more than 60 countries, the world body ex¬ pects a gathering ot over 2S0 peraona for the Stockholm con¬ ference. It is anticipated that many governmenta will be repre¬ aented by official observera. MAGAZINE CONFISCATED BONN (JTA) A new contro¬ versy about anti - Semltism In West Germany developed thla week when the Ministry of the Interior ordered the confiscation of "Der Stern," a Hamburg 11- luatrated magazine. The action waa ordered because the current lasue contaltied an article charg¬ ing that the West German Office for The Protection of the Conatl- tutlon has become "o facade" be¬ hind which former Nazis ore re- eatabllahed In official positions. Community Center aince 1952, succeeda David Bonder, who has become executive director of the Emanuel Cohen Center in Min¬ neapolis. Mr. Dauber will make hia headquartera at 127 N. Dear¬ born St., Chicago, where the JWB's Midwest Section office is located, beginning April 1. JWB la the national aaaociation of 355 Jewiah Community Cen¬ tera and YM-YWHAs. JWB is also the government-authorized agancy for serving the religious, morale and welfare needs of Jew¬ ish personnel In the U.S. Armed Forces and in VA hospitala and ia a member agency of USO. a' NATIVE of Brooklyn, N. Y., Mr. Dauber began hla profeasion¬ al career aa recreation director of the Blythedale Home In Weat- chester Ctounty, N. Y., in 1940. The following year he became di¬ rector of the Williamsburg Set¬ tlement In Brooklyn. From 1942 to 1943 he waa program director of the Five Towns Community House, Lawrence, N. Y. Mr. Dauber served with the Sth Air Force from 1943 to 1946. After the war he was on the staff of the Jewish Aasociation for Neighborhood Centera in New York as director of its Mosholu and (3oney Island branches. In 1949 he went to Albany aa execu¬ tive director of the Center. Three years later he moved to Houston in a similar capacity. HE HOLDS a B. A. degree from the C^ty (College of New York and received his M.S. in social work from the New York Sohooi of Social Work in 1939. He la the father of two children. He haa served on the executive committee of the National Asao¬ clatlon of Jewlah Center work- era and as chairman of the Texas and New York State chairters. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I IN THIS ISSUE 1 Amusements 10 Editorials 2 Society 7 Sports 11 Synagogues 8 Boris Smolar, whose ooiunm usuaily apiteurs on page 2, Is abroad. Richard Lewis, Ohron- Icle travel writer, Is on a west- em trip. JERUSALEM (JTA)—A Babel's Tower of conflicting propaganda themes filled the Middle East air¬ waves this week as the Arabs re¬ sponded to the East European maas migration to Israel with an effort to link Israel with (Tlom- munism and announcements of plans to try to halt the Influx. The campaign waa led by the United Arab Republic whose ra¬ dios and newapapera asaalled the Immigration as a build-up for "new aggression" by Israel. A Damascus Arab daily appealed to the Soviet Unloh "not to bolster the capacity" of Israel "for Zion¬ ist aggreaaion." The Cairo dally Ash-Shab blamed the immigration on forces "conaolldated to oppose Arablam." Theae forces were Identified as "world Jewry, Britain and the United States." WITH SUBLIME Indifference to logic, the Soviet radio joined the campaign with a blast lump¬ ing the UVilted Jewish Appeal, Israel's Foreign Minister Golda Meir and the Israel Defense Min¬ istry in a "plot" to flood Israel with immigrants so that Israel'a army could be Increaaed to 1 mil¬ lion men and thus defeat Ita Arab nelghbora. The newest Kremlin attack came in a Moscow Radio broad¬ cast beamed to the Near and Middle East Totally unabashed by the fact that the Arabs could hardly be unaware of the cer¬ tainty tliat the immigration must have had the Kremlin's approval, the broadcaster apoke In Arabic. THE ARAB BID to link Israel wifh Communism was sharply as¬ aalled by the Waahington Post and Times-Herald which de¬ nounced it aa "an attempt to dis¬ credit Israel's efforts to absorb Jews now virtually expelled from Communist Rumania." The newspaper also called the campaign "a cheap maneuver which reflects upon the motives of the perpetrators. If the Arab countries had been as alert to Communist designs as Israel has been, there would be leaa to worry about." WHAT THE ARABS Intended to do about the Immigration, oth¬ er than propaganda efforts to dis¬ credit Israel, was uncertain. There were reports that an effort would be made to raise the issue at the United Nations, although it was not clear what the complaint would be. Abdel Khalel Haaaouha, the Arab League Secretary General, was quoted as saying that posi¬ tive action was required by the Arab statea to counteract the new immigration which he aaid could be even "more dlaastroua" for Arab Intereats than the "seizure of Palestine by the Zionists in 1948." larael reaponded with a brief comment from Walter Bytan, di¬ rector-general of the Israel For¬ eign Ministry. He called Arab descriptions of the immigration as "aggressive," "sheer nonsense" and added that Israel would tol¬ erate no interference with ita im¬ migration policies by any Arab Government. UNICEF REPORTS THAT iSRAE IS WINNING BAHLE AGAINST POLIO UNITED NATIONS, (AJP) — A report issued here this week by the United Children's Emer¬ gency F^Jnd (UNICEF) sheds a happy light on Israel'a direct relation to this beneficlent and humanitarian organization, both aa a beneficiary and as an ex¬ pert. The UNICEF report on the Middle East reveals that Israel has fulfilled the organization's program in the battle against polio which struck at the young state within a tew years of its national birth. IN A SERIES of recurrent epidemics from 1950 to 1956 and again in 1958, the Jewish State was faced with 2400 polio cases, mostly children. UNICEF step¬ ped into the picture Immediately, first with emergency measures in 1953, supplying out-patient trucks, therapy and rehabilitation equip¬ ment. Thia held the situation un¬ til the young doughty nation could establish her preaent C!en- ter in Zrlfin —a two-ward hos¬ pital with 80 beds. The Center now turns out 3500 braces a year In its own brace- shop. It alao offers a three-year courac In the tranlng of thoae wonderful, llfe-glvIng people known by the name of "physlo- therapiata," but who are in reali¬ ty adminiatering angels. With thla accomplishment, Is¬ rael haa fulfilled her program under the UNICEF contract, a rare report-card Indeed, un¬ equalled by any other Middle Eaatern State except Lebanon. BUT ISRAEL'S contribution goes far beyond her homeground. For many years, the Jewish State's noble Zena Harmon haa been on UNICBF'a Programming Committee which plana the UNCB Chlldren'a program on every continent In the world. This year the U-N recognized her great aervicea by deaignating her chairman of the UNICEF Board which approvea the recom¬ mendations of the programming ¦ group. It is a most reaponaiblc position which she holds with honor and dignity and which has evoked respect from all nations, the Araba Included. The biggest problem in the Middle East Is atill malaria and trachoma, .and it ia one of those unexpected ironies that the politi¬ cal blockade, which shuts off Is¬ rael from her Arab neighbors, also keepa out theae dread dis- eaaea which are no longer major problema In larael. IT IS ANOTHER irony that health education, baby clinics and malnutrition happen to be problems in all states In the re¬ gion except tn Israel, and that an Israeli executive sits at the head of the UN table to give Is¬ rael's best knowledge In the planning of the campaigna that will eventually liberate the whole area from Ita traditional record of dlaeaae, squalor, dirt and ig¬ norance. Still another irony la that the work has been alowed down In 1989 "by the political dIfflduIUes In the countries of the fertile crescent," by budgetary problems much of which la due to mili¬ tary commltmenta. Turkey Is armed to the teeth, but is cited as falling down on her UNICESF program becauae of money- ahortagea. SEEKS SUPPORT ALBiVNY, N.Y. (JTA)—Qover' nor Nelson Rockefeller had before him this week legislation pro¬ posed by the American Jewish Congress calling for exemption of Sabbath observers from the State law prohibiting the opening of business establishments on Sun¬ days.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1959-02-27|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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