Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1961-11-24, page 01
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COLUMBUS EDITION ONICLE COLUMBUS EDITION Vol. 39. No. 47 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1961 39 '¦^^;,: D*vat*d to Am»ric«n •nd Jcwhh Idaali SACRED SCROLL President Kennedy looks at his gift, a nineteenth century Hebrew Torah held by Maurice Elsendrath, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations at special ceremonies at the White House. Secretary of Labor, Arthur Goldberg, also participates. Looking on in the second row, from left, are Rabbi Albert Goldman of Cincinnati, Meivin Dunkelman of Cincinnati, and Judge Etail N. Baar of New York. In rear, Is Mrs. Dunkelman. Responsibility Of U.S. Jewi y Stressed Assembly Adopts Numerous Resolutions Henny Youngman To Star At Festival At a recent planning meeting, Dr. Bernard B. Caplan, December Festival of Stars chairman, an¬ nounced the addition of Shoshana Tubl to the array of stars to en¬ tertain at the Winding Hollow Country Club, Dee. 9 She will appear along with Henny Young- man, famed comedian of stage and T.V. at the Festival. Shoshana Is 22 years of age. She was born In Yemen and came to Israel as a young girl. Her career as an entertainer began at an early age of 5, in Israel; where she sang, danced and acted In many school programs. After completing the "Gymnaseum" in Tel-Avlv, she was Invited to join the famous Yemenite Dance Theater, "Inbal." Shoshana was the outstanding female vocalist with "Inbal," for over 5 years and toured with the group throughout the world. At present, she Is studying voice and music at the Mannes College of Music ta New York. Dr. Caplan announced reserva¬ tions could be secured by calling CA. 8-2473. Henny Youngnuu: >\^ >!i' Sbostaana Tub! Bernard B. Oapkui DR. GAPIAN NAMED CHAIRMAN FOR FESTIVAL OF STARS At a recent planning meeting at the Aquamarine Restaurant, Dr. Benjamin B. Caplan was named chairman of the forthcoming D->c- ember Festival of Stars by Alvln E. Schottensteln, Columbus Israel Bonds chairman. Mrs, Richard Neustadt and Mrs. Howard Seh¬ oenbaum were named Reserva¬ tions co-chairmen; Mrs. Harry Bruce and Mrs. J. Nathan Polster, Decorations co-chairmen; and Mrs. B. b. Caplan and Mrs. David Paine, Arrangements co-chairmen by the Women's Division chair¬ man. Mrs. Milton J. Leeman. Dr. Caplan, in accepting thf chairmanship, told the assembled committee to prepare for a ca¬ pacity crowd at the Winding Hol¬ low Country Club, Dec. B, as sparkling talent has been arang- ed, starring comedian Henny Youngman and Including noted young Israeli singers. Dr. Capiat! told the oommittee. there waa a potential sale of Is¬ rael Bonds of over 582,000 for this affair and urged those persons not contacted be called to attend. A cumulative total ot over t2 000,000 In Israel Bonds has been purchas¬ ed in Columbus since the Incep¬ tion of the Bond sales.' Reservations for the Festival are $2.00 and all persons wishing to attend are urged to secure their reaervatlona early by calling CA. 8-2473, as they are expected to be sold out quite early. Kane emphasized that this was possibly the largest Assembly In the CJFWF's history. He pointed out that the problems which were discussed at the sessions deal with millions of Jewish lives. The Assembly, he said, will formulate directions for Jewlah health, wel¬ fare, education and culture serv¬ ices "In this decade." It will re¬ view the tasks facing American Jewry In Its relationships with overseas Jewish comniurilties In Israel, Europe find North Africa. It will also discuss the plannfrig and organization of the 1962 fund- raising campaigns by welfare funds and federations. Domestic Issues of greit significance to the welfare funds and federations will form the core of several Assem¬ bly sessions, Kane said. One ot the principal speakers at the evening session, Kane stress¬ ed that unmet needs of immi¬ grants to Israel, as well as the needs of Increased immigration this year, will require an extra- o-dinary effort by United States Jewry, in oooperation with the Jews of Israel. He presented a comprehensive report on the find¬ ings and recommendations of a CJFWF delegation which he headed on a survey of conditions in Britain, Europe, Israel and North Africa. The delegation, made up of key leaders of major American Jew¬ ish communities, visited installa¬ tions and services supported by American funds. The delegation members also met with counter¬ part leaders in Israel, holding a scries of 35 meetings In 12 days with government officials. The latter included Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, leaders of the Jewish Agency, Jerusalem, and other leaders In Israel. Kane warned that It was "easy to get a false perspective" of Is¬ rael today for "behind the signs of progress everywhere, there Is Is the stark and challenging re¬ ality of human.need and anxiety. There is even disappointment over help urgently needed, and prom¬ ised, but not received." He said the sharp rise In im- spite the greatly Increased tour. Ism, few American Jews know what Israeli lite; Is really like." DALLAS, Tex., (JTA) — The full range of responsibilities and needs confronting the Jewish communities in this country and in Canada — individually and collectively — were outlined here by Irving Kane, president of the Council ot Jewish Federations and Welfare j-O",' future requires that we build Funds, at the opening session of the tour-day General Assembly ot "^'« '"''^K^ - ^^ two-way bridge the CJFWF. More than 1000 representatives from 800 communities attended the Assembly which held its sessions at the Statler-Hilton ' migration, which began last April, was continuing and that It re¬ quired funds "that were not In sight when the Jewish Agency first ftfrmulated its 1981 budget." He indicated that the Jewish Agency budgetary estimate for J 961 was based on a figure which was surpassed In the first seven months ot this year, and there¬ fore "the funds tor absorption, housing and settlement" of im¬ migrants have been exhausted. He added that Israel wanted more people. American Jews, he reported, have supplied in the past 80 per¬ cent of the outside contributed funds used to aid new Immi¬ grants. "The Israelis," he said, "look to us to continue that level of aid. That Is not the total added cost. For every $7,000,000 of out¬ side aid required, the Israel Gov¬ ernment must provide $27,000,000 from Is tax funds to absorb the new Immigrants. That was a ma¬ jor reason why our Council de¬ cided to institute an unprecedent¬ ed drive to help collect unpaid pledges." He explained that these were tho factors behind the UJA deci¬ sion "to accelerate the 1962 cam¬ paign by Initiating In the fall of 1981 with the gdaf oi' $95,000,- 000 — some $35,000,000 more than 1961 anticipation." He said this was also the reasoning behind the decision of the Israel Govern¬ ment "to initiate a compulsory housing, with the Intention to fol¬ low it with a further compulsory loan of $28,000,000 In the next year." He reported tbat the CJFWF delegation "found a genuine ac¬ ceptance of the desirability of voluntary fUnd-ralalng in Israel itself," although the delegation had no Illusions "that massive support will be quickly forth¬ coming." But the delegation, he said, decided a study should be made of the possibilities "under appropriate Israeli auspices of what voluntary fund-raising al¬ ready exists in Israel," "The Israelis," he reported, "know little of what American Jewish lite Is really like, how we are organized, what interests us motivates us, how we live and function. And they feel that de- of understanding and cooperation from which both of our commun¬ ities will benefit." The four-day general assembly concluded here with the adoption of numerous important resolu¬ tions, Including one expressing the concern of the American Jew¬ ish community with the treatment of Jews In the Soviet Union. Another resolution adopted by Executive Director City of Hope To Be Guest Speaker Ben Horowitz, national execu¬ tive director of The City of Hope, will be guest speaker at the Co¬ lumbus Chapter 518 meeting on Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held In the auditorium of the Jewish Center. The public Is invited to attend. the 1,000 assembly delegates, call¬ ed on American Jews to increase their contributions in 1962 to meet pressing domestic and over¬ seas needs. The call emphasized that. In 1962, the Jewish communi¬ ties must raise for these purposes more than $165,000,000. In the resolution on the Soviet Union, the assembly pointed out that the Council of Jewish Fed¬ erations and Welfare Funds haa. In the past, expressed Its concern over the deprivation by the Soviet Union of the rights of Jews to maintain their religious and cul¬ tural Institutions and practices. "Under the shock of reports of recent events regarding the treat¬ ment of Jews In the Soviet Union, this concern remains unabated," the resolution stated. It expressed the hope that the force of public opinion, "reflecting the con¬ science of mankind," will bring an end to Soviet attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions..The reso¬ lution also expressed tbe hope that Jews in Russia "will be given the same rights as other groups'' to religious expression and cul¬ tural fulfillment. Isaac Toubin To Speak On Education The United Jewish Fund and Council's Leadership Develop- menr^rogram planned for Wed¬ nesday, Nov. 29 at Heritage House at 8 p.m. will have as Its speaker, Isaac Toubin, Executive Director, American Association tor Jewish Education. His topic "What are the Directions and Concerns ot Jewish Education" will he intro¬ duced by the chairman, St. Mal¬ colm Robbins. Toubin, waa appointed to the position of Executive Director In May of 1960. A graduate of the Yeshiva University and the Jew¬ ish Theology Seminary (at which school he received his ordination and Master In Hebrew Literature) Mr. Toubin also did hia graduate work at Columbia University In History and Economics. Before assuming his present duties, Mr. Toubin served as Ex¬ ecutive Director of the Ajnerlcan Jewish Congress, with which he was associated for fourteen years. In that capacity he wrote and lec¬ tured widely on Jewish commun¬ al organization, civil rights and PRIZE-WINNERS AT MENORAH BALL Pictured above are the prlze-wlnngw at th,e Menorah Ball, along with the enterfijfcets and the B'nai B'rith Women In charge of the Ball. Left to right: Mrs. William Kanowskle, Candle¬ light fund-raising chairman; Mrs. Joaeph ^|um, president of Candlelight; Gary Morton, entertain¬ er; Mrs. Samuel Schwartz, general fund-raising chairman for Zlon; Pattl MUler, singer; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Tapper, Mr. and Mrs. Abe. Bern- field, Mr, and Mrs. Ab« Green, Rabbi and Mrs. Samuel Rubenstein, and Mr. and Mra. Erie Baum. Isaao Toubin liberties and social and political problems affecting the Jewish people. He is considered one of the country's leading authorities in these fields. As a member of the Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress he has visited frequently In Europe and Israel and is Intimately fsimlUar with the Jewish situation In many lands. During the war Mr. Toubin served in a number of executive capacities with the National Jew¬ ish Welfare Board; first as Asso¬ ciate Director of its Committee on Jewish Chaplains and then as Di¬ rector of its European Office. Mr. Toubin is married to Hen- riette Rabinowltz and has one child, a daughter, Serena. The American Association for Jewish Education is a central, coordinating body ot the Ameri¬ can Jewish community concerned with .the improvement of educat- ionil standards In the Jewish school systems. It Is representa¬ tive of and serves.'«(Jl denominat¬ ional and comminfil Jewish schools. President Kemiedy Pleased With Torah WASHINGTON, (WOP) — "There Is no gift that could please me more," President John F. Ken¬ nedy declared here as he happily received the gift of a Torah from Dr. Maurice N. Elsendrath on behalf of the Union Of American Hebrew Congregations whiob was holding its 46th biennial Assembly here.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1961-11-24|
|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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