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COLUMBUS EDITION , i.t:l f/.-ii-.Ti^ . ',<.i3in7- ^ "If J/tf ^-'^n5^;i^'^ COLUMBUS EDITION Vol. 37, No. 36 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1959 39 Oavetsd to American And Jtwith ld«aU Leaders Support New Organization (Eldltor's note: This is the flnaJ installment in a series of articles designed to acquaint the Columbus community with tho basis for the merger of the United Jewish Fund and the Jewish Conununity Council.) In the preceding articles explaining the merger of the United Jewish Fund and the Jewish Comniunity Council, it has been explained first, what has happened; second, why It has happened and third, what the future will bring for the new group. It is worth noting the comments of several of the persons asso¬ ciated with the study arid several of the persons who attended the joint meeting of the Council and the Fund. DB. E. J. Gordon, past presi¬ dent of the Councll, felt that the Council had reached a point in its development where a move such aa this merger was necessary If the aims of the Councll were to be preserved. He said, "The plan has been given a thorough and critical examination and it deserves the support of the community." Harry Schwartz, past president of the Council, supported the new plan fully and urged all others to support it as a new and major change in the community's struc¬ ture. JAMES A. RHODES RHODES TO HOST BONO CAMPAIGN DINNER SEPT. 22 James A. Rhodes, Auditor of State and prominent Republican leader, will host a dinner at the Athletic Club Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. on behalf of the Is¬ rael Bond campaign, Harold Schottenstein, chairman, an¬ nounced. Elected Mayor of Ooiumbus when he was 34, and re-elected for three successive terms, Bhodes has held the elective otfice of State Auditor for the past six years. Ira Hirschmann, a prominent New York banker, business man and diplomat will be Rhodes' special guest at dhiner and will address the Invited guests. Rhodes visited Israel early this year and met with Prime Minister David Ben Gurion at the time. A past national preaident of Ama¬ teur Athletic Union and a mem¬ ber of United States Olympic Committee, Rhodes ia very much Interested In all types ot sporting events and athletic competition While in larael, he Lnapected the locale for Maccabean Games in the Tei Aviv area. Rhodes is co-author of the cur¬ rent best seller "The Trial of Mary Todd Lincoln." "We should look upon this new organization," Schwartz said, "in the same way or with the same understandings that we have for the Council or the Fund." ABE I. Yenkin, a paat president of the Councll, the Jewish Center and current general chairman of the Fund felt that the functions of both organizations would be strengthened by this action and that the community as a whole would benefit. Aaron Zacks, a former cam¬ paign chairman of the Fund, felt that the success of the organiza¬ tion would come about only through the good intentions and efforts of those associated with the direction and management of its affairs. Allen Gundershelmer, Sr. at¬ tested to the thoroughness of the study that was made. MRS. E. J. Gordon stated that, 'The new organization has been subjected to review by a large experienced group ol people repre¬ senting the many community in¬ terests." Richard Abel, president ot the Council and Herbert S. Levy, president of the Fund expressed deep appreciation to all those associated with the study. They particularly commended F r o d Yenkin, the joint committee's chairman, for his attitude oi* co¬ operation, sympathy, interest, time and dedication. Both commented on this final achievement and its anticipated value to the community. They said that the membera of the committee were guided by what they felt waa best for the com¬ munity. YENKIN stated that he felt the new organization had formed a atronger, clearer, democratic base in conducting and managing the affairs of the community, and, in a more effective way. "Time must be allowed," Yen¬ kin said, "to test the new organi¬ zation and the organization must be prepared to undergo changes whenever necessary and in an orderly manner." Ben Zvi Endorses Sale To Germany JERUSALEM (JTA)—President Itzhak Ben Zvi has warmly endorsed the Israel Government's sale of mortar shells to Western Germany, challenged Jews behind the Iron Curtain—who objected to these sales—to protest to their own governments for selling arms to the Arab statea. and ehided Commimist East Germany for falling to make reparations for the mass murder of Jews during the Nazi regime. CUT SOHEDUUE LONDON, (JTA)—EI Al, Israeli National Alrllnea, will cut back its winter tour schedules to Israel Mr. Turel, the lines commercial manager, announced here. He said capacitjj of El Al's jet planes was so great it more than covered the demand for air serv¬ ice here. Leaders Coining To Conference Key Israel and American Jewish leaders are scheduled to participate in the National Eoonotnic Conference for Israel Bonds from Friday, Sept: 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Hotel Sherman in Chicago. They include (top row, left to right) Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel's Minister for Foreign Affairs; Levi Eshkol, Finance IKinister; Dr. Y. Foerder, chaimuui of the Bank Leumfile—Israel; Dr. Abba Hlllel Silver, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Israel Bond Organization; (bottom row, left to rigrht) Abraham Feinberg, president of the Israel Bond Organization; Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, vice-president; Mrs. Joseph Cherner, chairman of the Nationai Women's Di¬ vision and Mrs. Ora Schweitzer, public reIation» director of the Atomic Energy Commission of Israel. The National Economic Conference will officially launch the Fall campaign for Israel Bonds to promote the development of lsnu,>i's industries and agriculture. Hebrew School To Open September 14 Columbus Hi^brew Schools fall term will begin Monday, Sept. 14. at the Jewish Center. The office at the school will be open, beginning Tuesday, every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the enrollment of new pupils. Boys and girls 7-9, are eligible to enroll in the beginners' classes. Enrollment is not limited to be¬ ginners only. DANIEL HARRISON, principal of the school, will be available at ail times for conferences. Parents are urged to enroll their children during the coming week, so that the children can start school on tho opening day, Sept. 14. The Columbus Hebrew School is a community school and its educational facilitiea are available to all members of the Jewish com¬ munity. THE CVRIlH^llA'M includes the study of the Hebrew language, Jewish History, , bible, religion, customs and ceremonies, prayers and songs and the preparation of boys for Bur Mitzvah. (There is no extra charge for preparation of Bar Mitzvah.) Upon request, girls will al.so be prepared for Baa Mitzvah. Three buses and a station wagon will aocommodato all pupils with transportation to and from school. A Jewish education will enable the Jewish boy or girl to liavc firm and deep-rooted understand¬ ing of his or her place in the American Jewish community. Only by. acquiring the great inheritance ot Jewish knowledge and beauty created through the centuries, will (Continued on page 4) The rare political statement by the Preaident. who seldom partici¬ pates in political affairs, was made in a letter to the Ctouncil of Jewish Religious Communities in Bohemia and Moravia, and the Central (Committee of Jewish Re¬ ligious Communities in Slovakia. These two organizations, which represent organized Jewry In Czechoslovakia, had written to Ben Zvi, protesting against Is¬ rael's arms deal with Weat (Ger¬ many. •EVERY one who is concerned for Israel's welfare," President Ben Zvi stated in his letter, "must share the concern for Israel's security and must aupport the meaaures taken by the Israel Government to strengthen the country's defencea." Expressing satlafaetion that the Czi'choslovakian Jewa have evinced interest in Israeli activi¬ ties, the President said in his reply ho hoped the letter to him "Is a sign of a desire to renew fraternal contact and coopera¬ tion" with the Jews in Israel. "Israel." continued the Presi¬ dent, "is not only concerned with the perpetuation of the memory of the .lewish martyrs of Nazi extermination, but regards its main mission and reason for (!xistence the principle that such a tragedy must never recur. We have revived the free homeland of the Jewish people in an inde¬ pendent State, ready to serve as a homo for every Jew seeking refuge. "TO FULFILJ> its mission, the Iciidprship of our State must re¬ gard the development of the country's defences aa a matter of prime concern. The Israel Gov¬ ernment believes that the arms transaction referred to in your letter Is one of the steps required to strengthen the security of the State of Israel. The Knesset, our legislature, which was chosen by democratic elections, approved this attitude by a decisive major¬ ity." "The need for strengthening Israel's security," the letter con¬ tinued, "is greater, so long as largo quantities of powerful arms are being recei' :d in a steady flow by the Arab states, which do not conceal their intention to use those arms for Israel's deatruc- tion. It is no aecret that the country in which you live is one of the main suppliers of arms to our neighbors. I would be grati¬ fied if I knew that you were em¬ ploying all your Influence in your own country to prevent an arms race in the Middle East, and to lessen the endangering of peace and the danger to the survival of Israel." Since the letter from Czechoslo¬ vakia had referred to Weat Ger¬ many's guilt in regard to ex¬ termination of Jews under the Nazi regime. President Ben Zvi stated in his reply: "It must be said to the credit of West Ger¬ many that it is making repara- tiona to the families of victims of Nazism. But to Eaat Germany, the wordis of the Prophet Elijah, addreascd to Ahab, apply: 'Hast thou killed and also taken posea- slon'?" Rumors Out That Khrushchev Is A Jew BY MILTON FRIEDMAN (Copyright, 1959, JTA, Inc.) WASHINGTON — Profes sional anti-Semites are spread¬ ing ridiculous rumors that NIk¬ ita Khurshchev Is Jewish, as the visit of the Soviet Premier ap¬ proaches. This line was "supported " by an allegation that Khrushchev, when a youth, boarded In a Jewish home in Mariupol, Uk- kraine, and "even learned to speak and read Yiddiah." OTHER "EVIDENCE" waa a re'port that Khrushchev in 1913 sided with Mariupol Jews in a street fight against the "Black Hundred" anti-Semites. It is also alleged that Khurshehev's wife is Jewish. Such are the charges pub¬ lished by the organ ot the "Nat¬ ional States Rights Party." T'hc NSRP alleged that American Jews w e I CO m e d Khruschev's visit because "international Jewry controls Ike, the State Department, the Red FBI, the two old parties and Khrush¬ chev. They are having their two stooges, Ike and Khrushchev, exchange visits." Dismissing the facts of Soviet anti-Semit¬ ism, NSRP employed Hitler's tactic of the "big life. ' Material circulated by anoth¬ er group, "the National Renais¬ sance Party," took a similar ap¬ proach. It proclaimed that "the enemy capital for many years has been New York, not Mos¬ cow . . . The most vicious atro¬ cities against mankind have been commltteed by Jews." Ac¬ cordingly, the real enemy is "the Jewish conspiracy, which many people still naively be¬ lieve is Russian 'Communism'." PREPARED FOR the Khru¬ shchev visit the NSRP urges followers to demonstrate and picket. It used the headlines: "Only Traitors Welcome the Jew, Khrushchev;" and told members; "When that sadistic Jew, Khrushchev, comes to your town or to a nearby city, go down and personally tell him to get out of Christian Ameri¬ ca." Tlie FBI ia believed to have established surveillance over The NSRP and similar extrem¬ ists. The NSRP went so far aa to openly report its members "arming" to make "arrests of treasonous public officials who entertain bloody Khrushchev." The national organizer of of NSRP, Matt Koehl, actually accused Geraid L. K. Smith, an¬ other notorious bigot, of triylng to "whitewash" the FBI. In the words of Koehl, the FBI Is "a Jew-controlled, Red, race-mix¬ ing outfit." FBI CHIEF J. Edgar Hoover llSlSlSilSlP1Q19BiaiaiSiaiglM51Sli3013ElSlSllglSlMEilS151Bl^l^ Chronicling The News Leonard Brooks of the Columbus Israel Bond Office recently returned from a visit in Israel. He tells what he saw on page 3. School starts soon. Traffic safety is important. See editorial on page 2. Amusements I) Dayenu 2 Oolden 6 SoBloty 10, II Sport« a, 7 Synagogues 8 was condemned by NSRP for his acceptance of a B'nai B'rith Interfalth award and his "Ne¬ groidal nose." NSRB bragged, "we will re¬ veal the Red record of the FBI" while the FBI studied NSRP's own record. The nature of the NSRP is revealed easily to Jews by its mailing of stuff like "The International Jew" and "Our Nordic Race." In 1858 NSRP voted to draft Rear Admiral John O. Crom- melln, USN, Ret., as Its candi¬ date tor President of the United States. The Admiral shocked Navy colleagues when he voiced anti-Jewish sentiments over television. NSRP MEMBERSHIP I n- cludes mainly "White atizena Council" elements from 18 atatea. John Kasper was the principal convention apeaker at Louisville, Ky., laat year. Kaaperia now confined in a Federal penitentiary as a reault of rabble-rousing actlvtiea. The Anti-Defamation Lea¬ gue of B'nai B'rith quoted Kas¬ per aa telling the NSRP he once thought 'all problema would be solved If every 'Nigger' would kill a 'kike' . . . But he said he (contmaed an paf« 4> BETH JACOB TO OPEN NEW JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL SOON Dr. Charles Young, president of Beth Jacob Congregation, In¬ formed The Chronicle that be¬ ginning with this fall for the first time In the history of the syna¬ gogue, a junior Hebrew high school will open its doors to teen¬ agers who desire to further their Jewish education. "The project which was initiated by Rabbi David Stavsky, fills a basic need In the development of the Jewish adolescent, particu¬ larly in hia relationship to hia re¬ ligious attitudes," said Dr. Young. RABBI STAVSKY explained, "that much too often boys after participating in Bar Mitzvah training, and girls after graduat¬ ing from religious school, ter¬ minate their religious education and association with the ayna¬ gogue. "At this very delicate adoles¬ cent period in ilfe, rellgloua val¬ ues and attitudes are neglected causing a vacuum In the total development of the Jewish teen¬ ager." The junior high school course is for a two year period. CTIasses will meet twice a week, on Sunday from 10 to 12 a.m. and on Wednes¬ day from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Rabbl Stavsky will personally lead the Wednesday evening course. The curiculum will include bible study with commentaries, understand¬ ing and reading the prayer book, and discussions on basic philoso¬ phies of Jewish thought. jSessions will begin on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. Registration is open to all Jewish boys and girls from 13 V.; yeara old who desire to continue with their re¬ ligious studies. Call Mrs. Sig Waa- serman, CL. 8-5568 for informa¬ tion and registration. NAMED DELEGATION JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Avra¬ ham Darom, Israel Minister in Yugoslavia was named Israel's delegation to the forthcoming General Assembly ot the United Nations. He will be in charge of contacts with Latin American delegations. A native of the Ar¬ gentine, Darom was a Chilean Government official before he emigrated to Israel in 1949.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1959-09-04|
|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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