Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1959-01-02, page 01
|Save page Remove page||Previous||1 of 10||Next|
Loading content ...
S!^|Sp^p^^f^ COLUMBUS EDITION M'l-f Vf^Vni^--^ /¦ ;tiff5||f| mTT/^f 17 ,^'H- J 3f\Q^~^ervlng Columbus, Dayton and Central Ohio Jewish Communities y^n y^ » T^..i:ii-.'.3i,.,i, COLUMBUS 'DITION Vol. 37, No. I FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 1959 Davoitad to Amarlean and Jawlih Idaali Friction Poses Threat To Israel Government JERUSALEM (JTA)-The Is¬ rael Government's three - ond - o- half-yeor - old coalition between Lhe Mapol Party and the two left- wing Socialist parties — Achdut Avodah and Mapam—seemed to be In danger of splitting as a number of differences brought schism over economic affairs Into thc coalition's Cabinet. One of the major divergencies of opinion is in regards to next year's budget. Achdut Avodah de¬ mands that more money be alio- HARRY GILBERT NAMED HEAD OF GOLUMBUS TORAH ACADEMY On the dais at the Institute of Hanhalat Halashon at Rookaway Park, N.If., are Dr. Oer- shon Gelbart, Department of Education and Cul¬ ture ot the Jowish Agency; Prof. Alexander Dush¬ kln, Dean of the School of Education, Hebrew University, Jemsalem; Prof. Leon D. Destert, director. Institute of Languages and Llngulstios, Georgetown University; Dr, Samuel M. Blumen¬ field, head of the Department of Education and Culture, Jewish Agency; Zevi Sobarfstein, pro¬ fessor emerituH, Teachers Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. American Jewish Educators Urge Co-ordinated Teaching A group of 60 leading American Jewish educators representing a cross section of Jewish religious and culLural organizations In Lhe Uniled Stales, called for the pro¬ motion of a central reaource for Lhe theory and practice of lhe teaching of Hebrew on all levels. The educaLors who parlicipaled In the Institute of Hanhalat Hala¬ shon whloh convened In ftock- away Park, New York, charged the Inlllalora of the Institute—the Department of Education and Culture of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Associa¬ tion for Jewish Education—with the task of preparing the ground¬ work for such a coordinating project. The full text of the Insti¬ tute's preceedlnga will be pub¬ lished at a later date. THE SPEAKEBS at the three- day InsLlluLe who represenLed more than 30 organizations and InsLlLutlona of higher learning, were unanimous in their criticism of "sporadic and unscientific" methods of teaching Hebrew which fall to take into accoimt the latest findinga in the field of linguistics. They urged extensive use of new audio-visual Leaching aids auch as phonograph records and tape recorders wiilch could ex¬ tend a Hebraic atmosphere be¬ yond the classroom into the Jew¬ ish home. They deplored Lhe foct that American teachers of Hebrew of¬ ten lack fluency in the language they teach, and asked that Israeli educotors working in the United States pass through a preliminary training period which would en¬ able them to relate more signifi¬ cantly to the American child and American language hablta. EIMPHASIZINO the lack ot a suitable body to co-ordinate the plethora of educational inatitu¬ tions and organizations and to channel the conlrlbuLlons of Indi¬ viduals to the field of Hebrew language teaching, the educators outlined the scope of the proposed central resource as follows: I Collect and evaluate textlKraks, syllabi, articles and other materi¬ als on teaching Hebrew produced In Lhls country. In Israel and elsewhere. I ColIecL and prepare abstracts I of articles and books on teaching foreign languagea In the United I States. Evaluate Israeli Hebrew ma¬ terials with a view to adapting them for use in this country. Serve as a clearing house In thc field of Hebrew Itmguage instruc¬ tion. Disseminate Information about new materials, successful experl- menta and other developments in the field. Plan, suggest, and evaluate ex¬ perimental projects to be carried out by various Bureaus of Jewish Education and Teachera Colleges. Encourage qualified Individuals to undertake specific tasks of re¬ aearch ^d experlmentatloln. Offer assistance and guidance to centers of foreign language teach ing and llnguistica and to grad¬ uate departments of education and foreign languages at univer¬ sities and Jewish Institutlona of learning in carrying on research in the field of Hebrew llnguistica (for Masters' and Ph.D. theses). Arrange worltshops for teachera of Hetrew throughout the country in co-operation with existing edu¬ cational and professional organi¬ zations and agencies, on a nation¬ al, regional and local level. The first permanent Board ot Trustees meeting of the C3olumbus Torah Academy was held at the Je.wish Coramunity (Center Mon¬ day, Dec. 29, at which time Mr. Harry Gilbert was elected the first preaident. Temporary chairman Jerome Schottenstein called upon Rabbl David Stavsky, who outlined the historical background of the for¬ mulation of Lhe Torah Academy. Dr. Marvin Fox, represenLing Lhe nominating committee, pre¬ sented the slate of officera for election. The following offlcera were elected: President, Harry Gilbert; first vice president, Jerome Schotten¬ stein; second vice president, Joe Swartz; recording secreLary, Mit¬ chell Cohen; fin£Lnclal secretary, Fred Rowland; treasurer, Frank Nulls. Mr. Gilbert asaumed Lhe office of president and made the follow¬ ing appointmenLs of committee chairmen: Executive committee, Jerome Sohottenstein; legal committee, Mitchell Cohen; education com- nlLLee, Rabbis S. W. Rubensteln and David Stavsky; publicity com- .-nittee, Joseph Nichoi; financial committee, Alvln Schottenstein tnd Frank Nutis; buUdtng com¬ mittee, Robert Painp; medical jommltlee, Drs.- Charles Young ind MlILon Levitin. Rabbi S. W. Rubensteln re¬ ported on behalf of the education committee, praising the efforts of ioth faculty members, Mrs. B. T. Mindlln and Rabbi Harry Frank, .or the excellent progress that the iLudenla have made in such a jhort span of time. Rabbl Mler Belsky, repreaenta- Mr. Gilbert Live of Lhe Torah U'Mesorah So¬ ciety, the national movement of Jewiah Day Schoola, apoke briefly and congratulated the new board of trustees ^nd the Columbus Jew¬ ish Commimity for this great achievement of establishing ita own Day School. A vote Of gratitude waa given Jerome Schottenstein for his tire¬ less efforts, as temporary chair¬ man. In guiding lhe Torah Acad- femy Ihrough Us embryonic stages. The Board also thanked Lhe Agu¬ das Achim Synagogue for Lhe use of classroom faclULles. Appoinled Lo Lhe Board of Trustees were 40 members of thc Columbus Jewish coramunity. who by their past achievements have proven to be dedicated to lhe supporl of maximum Jewish educalion. The names of these men wiU be annoimced next week. Regional ZOA Leaders To Meet A leaderahip meeting of the Ohio Valley Region Zionist Or¬ ganization of America will be held Simday, Jan. 11, at the Hotel Marott In Indianapolis, Ind., ac¬ cording to an announcement by Rabbl Joseph P. Sternsteln, Day¬ ton, president of the Region. Abraham A. Redelhelm, nation¬ al ZOA president, and Babbl Jo¬ seph P. Sternsteln will address the conference. Delegates repre¬ senting 25 ZOA districts in In¬ diana, Ohio and Kentucky will attend the one day parley. GOBS TO COLOMBIA UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA) —Arleh Attlr, an Israeli expert In office management, will go to Colombia to advise the Bogota Government on methods to In¬ crease Its administrative effi¬ ciency. Mr. Attlr goes under the terms of the United Nations tech¬ nical aaaiatance program. YIDDISH ENCYCLOPEDIA TO PUBLISH TWO VOLUMES ON JEWS UNDER NAZIS NEW YORK (JTA)—The Yid¬ dish Encyclopedia, which has to date published 10 volumes in'Yid¬ dish and four volumes in Engliah, la now preparing two new vol¬ umes which are to include the history of the Jewish oatoatrophe In all countries which were ruled by the Nazis and tfaeir allies. It waa announced here this week. These two volumes will provide auch a concise history. Scholarly historians, each of whom haa been a resident of the particular coun¬ try of which he writes, are the joint authora of the volumea. The volumes will appear In Yid¬ dish and It la being planned to lasue them In other languages aa well. The material for Volume 1 will be ready for publication dur¬ ing the first half of 1959 and the raaterlal for Volume 2 will be ready several months later. Volume 1 will contain mono- grapha on the hlatory of the ca¬ tastrophe In Germany, Poland, Soviet Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Rumania Volume 2 will teU of Auatria, Hungary, Chechoslovakia, FVance, Italy, Bel¬ gium, Holland, Norway, Denmark and the Balkan countries. Don't Delay On Subscriptions Because of the holiday con¬ fusion, the deadline for taking advantage of the $1 saving for subscriptions to The Chroillde has been extended to Monday, Jan. 6. Until that time you can renew your subscription for $S.fiO a, yeur. After that, it will be $4.S0 annually. Renewals can be for more than one year In length—but they must be In the office by Monday. ROBERT W. SCHIFF ELECTED NATIONAL UJA BIG GIFTS HEAD Robert W. Schlff of Columbus waa elected UJA Big Gifts chair¬ man of the nallonwlde United Jewish Appeal at the 21st Annual UJA National Conference held in New York's Statier Hilton Hotel, Dec. 12, 13 and 14. The conference called on Amer¬ ican Jews to raise a $100 mllllpn Speclal Fund "over and above" the regrular 1989 budgetary re¬ quirements of the United Jewish Appeal agencies to care for thou¬ sands of new immigranta now pouring into larael from Elastem Europe, and to begin to rehouse 110,000 earlier arrivals still living in Immigrant shanty towna. THE CALL In which Mr. Schlff joined was iasued by outatanding American Jewish leadera, includ¬ ing former Sen. Herbert H. l-eh- man, WUUam Roaenwald and Samuel Rubin of New York, Dewey D. Stone of Boaton, Mox M. Fisher of Detroit and Rabbl Herbert A. Friedman of New York, all UJA officers who played major roles at the conference. Mr. Sohiff haa long been Identi¬ fied with national and local Jew¬ ish communal endeavors having been on such national agenciea aa the United Jewish Appeal, Joint Distribution Committee, chairman of the United Jewiah Fund cam¬ paign and Ita president, as well as on the boards of the local financea agenciea. IN ADOPTING tbe |100 mUHon Special. Fund drive over and above the regular budgetary re- Mr, Sohiff quirementa of $105,068,060 for 1989, the conference placed high on the ilat of aid prlorltiea the need to care for tho sudden surge of immigration to Israel from Eastern Europe, and the tackling of the dangerous pile-up of unmet immigrant absorption needs tor thousands of earlier newcomera to Israel. Including programa in Israel, the UJA in 1959 must maintain vital aid services in its regular ond special programs for 630,000 Jews In 26 countries throughout the world. More than 100,000 Jews icoiitlBaed ea pasa 41 cated toward the country's de¬ velopment program. The Cabinet voted an additional 1S,OOOJKIO- pound allocation for development, but Achdut still considers the sum insufficient. THEN THERE Is a spectacular dispute between Finance Minister Levi Eshkol, who Is a member of Mapal, and Mordecai Bentov, Min¬ ister oi Development, who repre¬ sents Mapam In the Cabinet That dispute has now reached the heated stage of name-calling. Mr. Bentov had scheduled a trip to the Par Bast, ond contends that Mr. Eahkol has torpedoed that trip. Further dividing these two illn- Isters ia an argument over who is to finance a newly-projected phos¬ phorous planL That dispute was argued sharply before two Cab¬ inet sessions, Mr. Eshkol holding that the plant should be financed by private Investors, while Mr. Bentov insists that the Govern¬ ment should finance the project The latest dispute was debated sharply. There were stormy ex- » changes between the Finance and || the Development Ministers. Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, in- sLead of mediating between the two members of his Cabinet, criti¬ cized Mr. Bentov, attacking him , for publishing letters dealbig with the issue. THEBE WERE hints from both sides about requests that the ; other side resign, Mr. Ben GuKOn *- at one point reportedly told Mr. Bentov that. If he is not satisfied with the relations among the Min¬ isters, he could draw his ownj' logical conclusions—meaning that he could resign. Whereupon, the reports stated, Mr. Bentov retor¬ ted that the Prime Minister could draw his o'wn conclusion from the disputes—implying that the Premier could resign on behalf ofr' the entire Cabinet, thus preclpl-l tating an effort to establish a l- new Cabinet E Under Israeli parliamentary law I the Prime Minister cannot dls- | miss a member of the Cabinet ' The only way to rid himself of a Minister is to submit a reslgna- tlon for the whole Cabinet then try to form a new Cabinet It\ order to get rid of Mr. BentOv, who is supported fully by Mapam, Mr. Ben Gurion would have to try to organize a Cabinet with the :ielp of the Religious Bloc—with vhom he Is olso "on the outs" now. MEANWHILE, Mr. Bentov, an¬ nouncing the cancelllBtion of h'a ;cheduled trip to Japan, the Phil- pplnes and Auatralia, publicly .•harged Finance Minister Eishkol vith full responalbllity for dam- ige that may be cauaed by the :;anceIlatlon. He Issued tor publication a let- ' r from Mr. Eshkol to Premier iun Gurion oppoaing the visit and Mr. Bentov's own reply to the Premier explaining the necessity "or the trip as well as the deciaion or cancelling It—both bringing 'before the pubUc remarks of a personal nature between Cabiltet membqrs which until now ha» been without precedent In the public view. MB. ESHKOL'S letter to the Premier charges that the Develop. ment Minister's proposed trlji was not only unnecessary and U8el'ea!«, but would harm national prestige. Mr. Bentov's reply cliargea tl»t Mr. Bshkol, behind Mr. Bentov's back, exerted preasure on the pro¬ posed members of Mr. Bentov's delegation of Induatrlalfats to withdraw their agreement to par¬ ticipate in the mission,! He also charged the Finance Minister with having In the past three years made 12 trips alirbad raany of which were not UMfui or necessary.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1959-01-02|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
|Rights||This item may have copyright restrictions. Online access is provided for research purposes only. For rights and reproduction requests or more information, go to http://www.ohiohistory.org/images/information|
|Image Height||Not Available|
|Image Width||Not Available|