Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1959-11-20, page 01
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COLUMBUS EDITION S/XQ" Serving Coiumpus. Dayion and uenirai On Hill IV 19 HDtH H nnv-r\» iv.^i I COLUMBUS eomoN Vol. 37, No. 48 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, I95v 39 0«v«t«d to Amvriun •nd Jvviih ld»«li CJFWF Elects Cleveland Man As Its New President SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—Measures to establlsli a national Jewish cultural foundation and a council ot Jewish cultural agencies were talten hero at the concluding session ot the 28th general assem¬ bly ot the Councll of Jewish Federations and Welfare B\inds. The four-day parley, which studied local, national and overseas problems affocting the Jewish community adopted a series of resolu¬ tions defining its position on these Issues. Irving Kane of Cleveland was elected sixth president ot the Councll succeeding Herbert R. Abeles. ON DOMESTIC questions, the assembly voted reaffirmation of the principle ot indivisibility of equal rights, lauded efforts dur¬ ing the past year to strengthen civil rights and called on Jewish community relations' agencies and other groups "to help secure the Mrn. Avli, Shulman MRS. AVIS SHULMAN IS TEMPLE ISRAEL GUEST SPEAKER Mrs. Avis Shulman, well-known lecturer in the United States, Canada and Ureal Britain, will apeak at Temple Israel Nov. 20. at 8 p.m. on the subject, "Burma, Ghana and Jerusalem." Mrs. SHiilman was educated at the University of Cincinnati, Northwestern University and the [fniversity of Chicago where she specialized in and took degrees in Modern Literature. SHE IS one of the few women lo have received a degree from the Hebrew Union College and has, therefore, a unique back¬ ground for Jewish education, Mrs. Shulman lived and worked in a collective settlement in Palestine, was an official repre¬ sentative of the Jewish Agency In the DP Camp In 1946,.served as National Chairman UJA Speakers' Division ot the Bonds tor the Is¬ rael Government. Mrs. Shulman has written ex¬ tensively on modern Jewish life. She was a delegate to the Eco¬ nomic Conference in Jerusalem in 1953. HER MANY trips to Israel have given her an unusual familiarity with the deep problems as well as the achievements confronting the Jewish people there. Mrs. Shulman has been active ill the Keren Kayemeth for the past 12 years, having served as chairman of JNF for her Hadas¬ sah group in Chicago, and or¬ ganized and lectured throughout the United States and Great Brit¬ ain on its behalf. During her most recent visit to Israel, Mrs. Smilman made a thorough investigation of soil reclamation, reforestation and irrigation projects which are be¬ ing accomplished through the Jewish National Fund. She is, therefore, equipped to give a first hand, up-to-the-minute, re¬ port on its work in Israiel, Mrs. Shulman's background of education and practical experience makes her an Interesting and appealing speaker, fact as well as the principle" of equal justicO and equal opportun¬ ity for all. On the international scene, the assembly expressed concern over the treatment of Jews In the Soviet Union "denied access to those facilities essential to the exorcise of their rights as Jews," It expressed hope that today's more cor.dial international atmos¬ phere would be reflected in ful¬ fillment of guarantees in the Soviet constitution of religious equality. The resolution also urged the Soviet Union to permit Jewish residents to be reunited with their families living In other lands as a "humanitarian act." A two-part resolution on immi¬ gration endorsed World Refugee Year and called for a major effort to convince Congress to abolish the national origins quota system, it urged Congress to liberalize the basic immigration laws. 1 THE DELEGATES , applauded United States economic aid to Israel and the Middle East and urged its continuance "to strengthen democratic institu¬ tions in that strategic and vital area, the stability of the region and the peace of the world." They called for greater emphasis In spurring private Investments in Israel, as "the basic underpinning of Israel's movement towards self-support" and stressed the urgency for such a program since Israel faces the maturing of bond issues and the termination of Ger¬ man reparations. To meet the "massive and var¬ ied human needs—local, national and overseas" — the delegates urged the communities to take every possible step to organize thoir 1960 campaigns at the "earli¬ est feasible time" to assure maxi¬ mum fund-raising. National and local services also require added support and overseas needs will call for the fullest assistance for years to come. Under the pres¬ sures of local, national and over¬ seas Jewish needs, the resolution urged "a deliberate and Intensive budget process to assess carefully the relative urgency of require¬ ments." A series of resolutions dealing with communal problems and de¬ velopments waa also adopted by the assembly. They covered such problems as recruitment of young men and women for communed service, programs of non-lnstltu- tional care for the aged, Jewish education and comrmmlty rela¬ tions work. EARLIER, in a session devoted to overseas needs and basic plan¬ ning, Israel Ambassador .Vvraham Harman told the assembly that Israel faced two tasks: rebuilding a poor, ravaged country and trans¬ forming a refugee population into a rooted citizenry. He expresaeo the hope that "th;; turbulent period" in Israel's brief hiotory was finished and declared that Israel was set for "rapid pro^rcs^ to achieve an economic balance and a living standard lo support a flourishing human civilization." (Continued on page 41 Congratulations Past presidents ot the Council ot Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds congriatulate newly-elected President Irving Kane, fourth from left, at 28th General Assembly In Son Francisco. Left to right are: Philip Bernstein, executive director, Stanley C Meyers of Miami, Herbert B. Abeles of Newark, immediate past president, president-elect Irving Kane of Cleveland, Julian Free¬ man of Indianapolis and Sidney Hollander of Baltimore. JWV NATIONAL COMMANDER WILL SPEAK TONIGHT IJemard Abrams, national com¬ mander of the Jewish War Veter¬ ans of the United States, will speak at 8 p.m. tonight ot the Agudas Achlm Synagogue as part of the JWV sponsored sabbath. Abrams will also participate in the Oneg Shabbat following the services. He Is a veteran of World War II, a practicing attorney arid a graduate of John Marshall Col¬ lege. He was the national Judge Ad¬ vocate for 1957-58 and a member of the President's committee for the employment ot the handi¬ capped. He has been affiliated with many Jewish organizations. All members, past meml>ers and their families are Invited to at¬ tend. Negro Said To Be Aware Of Jewish Role In Race Relations BV MILTON FRIEDMAN (Copyright, 1989, .Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc) WASHINGTON—The American Negro is increasingly aware of the role played by Jews in improving racial relations. Normalization of Negro attitucies toward Jews is reflected In magazines like "Ebony." This and other Negro periodicals today achieve a level of excellence that surpasses many Jewish publications. A TElNDENCy existed ih the Negro press to sympathize with the Arabs as a "colored" race confronted by the Israelis, a "White" race. There has also been crlti Beth Jacob To Send Representatives To Tri-State Meeting Rabbl David Stavsky will lead a delegation representing the Beth Jacob Synagogue to the first con¬ clave of the Trl-State Council of Traditional Synagogues to be held Sunday, Nov, 22, in Dayton. Eleven congregations of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana under the guidance of Yeshlva University are joining forces to provide a forum for the more effective presentation of the philosophy, the values and the practices of Torah Judaism. Rabbl Stavsky, at the Initial meeting of the Rabbis held In June, expressed his hope that as a result of this councll, syna¬ gogues that Identify themselves with the traditional philosophy of Judaism will have the oppor¬ tunity to become better acquainted with an unequivocal positive ap¬ proach of the Torah Judaism. Dr. Charles Young, president of the Beth Jacob Synagogue, an¬ nounced that the following people will participate: Rabbi and Mra. Stavsky, Mrs. Arthur Miller, pres¬ ident of the Sisterhood, and Al Shames. cism of Israel's handling of the Integration of North African Jews. Allegations were made of a "color line" In let. el. But recent articles in Negro periodicals reflect a growing objectivity. It Is en¬ couraging to those seeking Inter¬ racial harmony. Ebony currently features a pic¬ ture story of an American student at Hebrew University In Jerusa¬ lem. The student, a native of Ghana, won an Israeli Govern¬ ment scholarship. The 22-year-old African had never before seen a Hebrew book. He studied Hebrew Intensively and read everything he could find on Jewish history. Today he is one of the top stu- (Jents at the university. As a Botany major, he Is learning to combat Ghana's plant diseases. Hesitant at first, the young African is now completely at home —even In Jerusalem's synagogues. He has developed a fondness for the chanting of the cantor and the traditional rituals. Popular on the campus, he is drafted at stu¬ dent parties to perform the stir¬ ring martial dances of the Ashan- ti and recount talcs of his war¬ rior ancestors. ACCORDING to Ebony, the stu¬ dent "earnestly admires Israel and the Israelis." He said "they are the friendliest people I've ever kno«rn . . . total strangers stop mo in town and shake my hand, declaring they're glad to see me here." Ebony made a point of pictur¬ ing the Negro's social acceptance in Israel and depicted him in friendly conversation with Jewish girls. He js also shown with his Jewish roommate, preparing to attend a university dance. He "never misses Friday night dances" and feels "it just takes time to get used to the idea that white girls are just people." His acceptance is made to appear naturctl against the background of the Integration in Israel of people from many lands. On the American scene. Ebony has lauded Brooklyn's Jewish Hospital Boys' Club as. a "pre¬ scription for delinquency." A low- income section of Brooklyn sur¬ rounding the hospital was the scene of destructive youthful de- pradations. But the Jewish hos¬ pital responded to the situation with love, creating an interracial club for the scores of small boys, mainly Negro, who loitered in nearby alleys. THE BOYS were given minor duties around the hospital grounds and provided with a sense of belonging. Funds came from Isidore Leviton, president of the hospital. Sports activities, picnics, (cnntloued on puKe 4) Bernard Abrams ACCEPTS OFFER JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Jordan withdrew a complaint filed with the Israel-Jordan Mixed Armis¬ tice Commission that Israel had driven a group of 200 Bedouins across the border Into Jordan. The withdrawal followed an offer by Israel to admit the Bedouins after an investigation by the Commission found no proof that the Bedouins had ever resided permanently in Israel. Israel's delegate told the 0]m- mission that Israel's readiness to admit the Bedouins waa to be considered as a one-time gesture without prejudice Over 1167,000 Pledged For New Home Tiie fund-raising drive for the new Columbus Jewish Home for the Aged was given powerful impetus i>y a small group of community civic leaders at a recent parlor meeting in the home of campaign chairman Aaron Zacks. Backtog up their determination to build a new home with finan¬ cial help, 15 01 the men pledged a combined total of more than $167,000. Architect Mark Feinknopf, who drew up the plans for the proposed new Columbus Jeivish Home for the Aged, explains the construction details at a lendership meeting at the home of oom- paign chairman Aaron Zacks. THE DRIVE for funds will shift into high gear Nov. 24 at a dinner meeting at Winding Hol¬ low C!ountry Club. In the meeting at Zack's home, Abe A. Wolman, president of the C!olumbus Jewish Home for the Aged, emphasized the Inadequate facilities of the present home and the need for a new home to care for the Increasing number of aged Jewish citizens requiring special attention and medical care. Assurance that the new home Is l>elng organized to the best ad¬ vantage came from Morris Zel- dltch, director of social planning for the Council of Jewish Fed¬ erations £ind W^elfare Funds. He has been a consultant for many similar homes for the aged throughout the counrty. "JEWS ARE doing more for the aged than any other religious group," Zelditch said. "We know how to take care of our own." Zelditch praised leaders of the Columbus drive for a new home "for doing a handsome Job," "The plans are being soundly developed" he said. "(Columbus will have a well-built, well-con¬ ceived liome lo meet both present and future needs." ZELDITCH added that the Co¬ lumbus plans compared most fav¬ orably with plans ot similar insti¬ tutions throughout the United Slates. Other spealters mcluded Mark D. Feinknopf, who detailed the home's facilities and construction plans, and Gus K. Bowman, Sr.. who outlined the campaign ad¬ vertising and public relations pro¬ gram. Bowman presented the tour-color brochure, which lists the momorlal opportunities for which funds ar being solicited. Community leaders who pur- cliascd memorials at the meeting Included Richard J. Abel, S. Feinknopf, Herbert S. Levy, Her¬ man Luckoff, Sam M. Melton, Jack S. Resier, Leon Schotteoi- stein, Harold Schottenstein, Sam Shinbach, Joe Skllken, Morris Skllken, Robert Weiler, Wolman and Zacks.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1959-11-20|
|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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