Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1961-11-17, page 01
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COLUMBUS EDITION COLUMBUS EDITION 3I\^ Serving Columbus, Dayton, Central and Southwestern Ohio \QAr? Vol. 39, No. 46 FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 17, 1961 olHO 01 snanfiToy Hi^I itf i.'i HDlll N •voHd to American and J.wlih Idealt Soviet Allegations Denied By Israel JERUSALEM, (JTA)—Reports In the Soviet press that the three leaders of the Jewish religious commimlty In Leningrad were ar¬ rested and sentenced because they transmitted "espionage material" to Israeli Embassy officers during religious services w;ere officially termed here as being "completely without foundation." (The Soviet authorities also arrested three Jewish religious leaders In Mos¬ cow.) The Israeli diplomats named In the Soviet newspaper Lenlngrad- skaya Pravda, organ of the (Com¬ munist Party In Leningrad, are Yaacov Sharett, son of the former Israeli Prime Minister and Fore¬ ign Minister, Moshe Sharett; and Ellahu Hazan, formerly a mem¬ ber ot Israel's Embassy staff at Moscow. The latter waa arrested by Soviet authorities at Odessa in 1957, and expelled from the Soviet Union. Mr. Sharett was arrested at Riga last summer and also ordered to leave the USSR. Mr. Sharett said that, during his tenure in Moscow, he had met hundreds ot Jews at the Mos¬ cow synagogue, but he does not recall the names of the three Jews arrested In Leningrad. His only "conversation" with Jews he met, Mr. Sharett said, con¬ sisted of the traditional greeting, "Shalom Alelchem," which usually drew the customary "Shalom" In response. The espionage charges against himself and Mr. Hazan, Mr.. Sharett said, are "fantastic." Other officials said the Soviet allegations in both expulsion cases were "groundless." Obser¬ vers here speculate that the charges against the Russian Jews and the linking of those men with Mr. Sharett and Mr. Hazan may have been intended by Soviet authorities to counter¬ balance espionage cases recently brought here against Israelis charged with handing secret In¬ formation to an unnamed "foreign power." The Israel Foreign Ministry, it was said, is not likely to res¬ pond to the allegations in the Leningrad newspaper, unless it Is followed by a formal note from the Soviet Union. No such formal note has been received by Israel from the Soviet Union. The Israel Embassy in Moscow has been re¬ quested to send to the Foreign Ministry the complete text ot the article In the Lenlngradskaya Pravda. It was pointed out that, neither at the time of Mr. Hazan's ex¬ pulsion, nor when Mr. Sharett wras ordered out of the Soviet Union, did the Soviet Government connect them In any way with the Jews since arrested and sentenced at Leningrad. Nor, It was pointed out here, did the Soviet CJovern- ment ever make diplomatic repre¬ sentations or complaints to the Israel CJovemment, charging any such connections either against Mr. Sharett or against Mr. Hazan. According to the Leningrad newspaper, -the three Leningrad Jewish leaders were convicted after 20 witnesses testified that they had transmitted "espionage material" to the two Israelis dur¬ ing religious services In the Len¬ ingrad synagogue. The Leningrad newspaper charged that the three Jews sentenced there had distri¬ buted "anti-Soviet literature," pre¬ sumably Zionist pamphlets print¬ ed In Israel. The three men'con¬ victed at Leningrad are G. R. Pechersky, 60, sentenced to 12 years; N. A. Kaganov, sentenced to seven years; and E. S. Dynkin, 70, given a foUr-year prison term. Named Community Relations Chairman Herbert Wise has been appoint¬ ed chairman of the newly reor¬ ganized Columbus (Community Re¬ lations (Committee. The announce¬ ment was made by William V. Kahn, president of the United Jewish Fund and Council. Mr. Wise has long been active in community relations work. He has served as chairman ot the previous (Community Relations Committee and was a member ot the (Committee since It was or¬ ganized thirteen years ago. He also serves as chairman ot the Administrative (Committee of the Ohio-Kentucky ADL Regional Board. The reorganization of the (Com¬ munity Relations Committee was the culmination of a year-long study of community relations ac¬ tivities and structure conducted by a special Study Committee un¬ der the chairmanship of Richard J. Abel. Recognizing the outstand¬ ing importance and significance of the community relations pro¬ gram in Columbus, the (Communi¬ ty Relations Conlmlttee Is now a oonunlttee of the Board ot Trus¬ tees of the United Jewish Fund and Council and Its responsibili¬ ties are directly to the Board. Two major standing sub¬ committees of the CCommunlty Re¬ lations (Committee are to be or¬ ganized: the cavil Rights Sub- oommltte whose responsibility Is the area ot combatting antl-Seml- tlsm, dealing with the varioua ajeas of discrimination, and hand¬ ling matters pertaining to law and legislation; the Education Sub- cominlttee which will be responsi¬ ble for the broad area ot positive educational programming design- "rT"; 7' * *"' Stanmng Koom Only 1 Marks Dedication The Fifth (Commandment reads: "Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother." Last Sunday, a two-yettr community effort to translate this basic credo into a heartfelt haven for senior citizens was successfully concluded with the dedication ceremony for Heritage House, the new (Columbus Jewish Home tor the Aged. A STANDINQ ROOM only audience witnessed the Impressive ceremony in the auditorium ot the Jewish Center, then formed a processional to Heritage House to DISCUSS DEDICATION Shown above 1. to r. are: Lazar Brener, EJxecutive Director ot the Home tor the Aged, Herbert Shore, Executive Director Dallas Home tor the Aged, and Aaron Zacks, president ot the Home, discussing dedication of Heritage House. American Hebrew Gen. Assembly Held The largest Jewish gathering in this hemisphere took place in the nation's capital when delegates from the United States, (Canada, Panama and West Indies gathered for the 46th (Jeneral Assembly ot the Union of American Hebrew (Congregations at the Sheraton- Park Hotel, Nov. 11-18. A record attendance ot over 3000 lay leaders, rabbis and offi¬ cial visitors were present accord¬ ing to UAHC Board (Chairman Judge Emll N. Baar of New York aty. The Union ot American Hebrew (Congregations represents 630 Re¬ form temples with membership of 1,000,000. It's headquarters are lo¬ cated at the House ot Living Ju¬ daism, 838 Fifth Ave., New York City. This year's convention theme wEis "Judaism and Democracy." General Assembly Program (Chair¬ man, David Levitt, ot Great Neck, Long Island, observed that the 17 workshops and evening pro¬ grams In various ways probed the application ot Judaism to the pro¬ grams of congregations, family life, the morality ot peaceful co¬ existence among nations, the con¬ duct ot government, the revolu¬ tion in lndustrl£il relations, and inter-religlous cooperation. The National Federation ot Temple Sisterhoods held a simul¬ taneous gathering with the meet¬ ing of their 23rd Biennial Assem¬ bly at the ShOreham Hotel. Their main topics concentrated on "New Facts and Themes for Sister¬ hoods." The National Association of Herbert WUe ed to strengthen intergroup and interfalth understanding and good will. Following the recommendations ot the Study (Committee, the United Jewish Fund and (Council of (Columbus has become a mem¬ ber of the National Community Relations Advisory Council. The N(CRAC is a national clearing and coordinating body composed ot national and local organizations operating in the field of communi¬ ty relations. The director ot the (Community Relations Committee will continue to be Seymour Gorchoft and the members of the staff of the Re¬ gional Office of the Antl-Defama¬ tlon League, Joel Ollander and Melvln Cooperman. Temple Administrators held Its 10th Biennial (Convention, also in Washington, at the Mayflower Hotel. An impressive list ot speakers highlighted the six-day conven¬ tion. Rabbi Maurice N. Elsendrath, UAHC President presented to the Assembly a report on the progress and problems of Reform Judaism and set before the delegates a list of new goals and challenges ta his "State of Our Union" address on Sunday evening, Nov. 12. The Sisterhoods heard from their dis¬ tinguished president, Mrs. Henry Monsky ot Los Angeled and the NFTS Executive Director, Miss Jane Evans. Major addresses were also heard from U.S, Secretary of L^ibor Ar¬ thur Goldberg (a member of Tem¬ ple Binal, Washington, D.C); Vic¬ tor O. Routher, Administrative Assistant to tho President, United Automobile Workers Union; James M. Landia, Special Assistant to the President ot the United States; Dr. Ethel Alpenfels, New York University; the Rev. Virgil E. Lowder ot the Council ot (Church¬ es, Washington, D.C; Dr. Morde- cal W. Johnson, President Emeri¬ tus ot Howard University, Wash¬ ington, D.C; Morris B. Abram, formerly General (Council, United States Peace Corps; and Joseph Rauh, Jr., of Washington, D.C. Joining these lay experts were noted rabbinic leaders Rabbi Stan¬ ley Brav, Temple Sholom, Cin¬ cinnati; Rabbi Jacob J. Wetastein, K. A. M., (Chicago; Rabbi W. Gun¬ ther Plant, Holy Blossom Temple, (continued on paga 4) view the consecration oi the Tor¬ ah in the Ark of the Synagogue. When the ftaal notes of the psalm had been chanted by (Cantor Philip (Jellman ot Agudas Aohlm, the crowd streamed through the 60- bed home to taspect itis extensive facilities. Samuel Shinbach, chairman ot the dedication planning commit¬ tee, who served as master of cere¬ monies, set the theme when he welcomed the guests by reciting the Fifth (Commandment and de¬ claring that Heritage House repre¬ sented fulfillment of this philoso¬ phy. LT. GOV. JOHN DONAHEY, Mayor W. Ralston Westlake and Mayor William Schneider then ex¬ tended greetings and best wishes on behalf of the state of Ohio and the cities of Columbus and Bexley respectively. Abe A. Wohnan, president of the former Home for the Aged on Woodland Ave., and now honorary chairman of the board of Herlte ge House, called the new home a "dream that Is now a reality." nOBEaiT WEILEB^ SB., chair¬ man of the building oonunlttee, recalled the meeting three years ago that resulted In the beginning ot the campaign for Heritage House. To gain the necessary knowledge to build -a progressive home, he cited the many trips committee members made to other cities to study the operations of their homes for the aged. After paying tribute to all com¬ mittee chairmen for their success¬ ful efforts, Mr. Weller concluded: "We can all be congratulated ooi this lovely new home." THE OFFICIAL presentation to Heritage House was made by Wil¬ liam V. Kahn, president of United Jewish Fund and (Council and the (Columbus Jewish Welfare Foun¬ dation who presented the key to [confTnuad on paga 4) HERITAGE HOUSE DONORS In last week's listing of con¬ tributors to Heritage House, the names of the tollowing persons were Inadvertently omitted. We are pleased to set the record straight and recog¬ nize the contributions of these thoughtful donors: Sidney I. Blatt Mrs. Dave Berk Alex Block Mrs. Ben Browamy Dr. Arthur R. Cohen Joseph F. (Cohen Rose Gitman Arnold Grossman Herbert Grossman Marvin Jack Grossman Miss Carrie Herman Mrs. Henry Judls Herman Kress Abraham J. Mellman Robert Mellman Sam Mellman Mrs. Saul Ruben Mrs. Albert Shatz Alvte E. a^hottenstein Jerome Schottensteln Leslie Spero Miss Julia Stelnfeld Mrs. Jeanette Stern Milton Strauss Mrs. Joseph Topolosky Saul Schottensteln Israeli Entertains For Bond Festival COLUMBUS DELEGJie TO AHEND OHIO VALLEY CONFAB FOB MIZBAGHI WOMEN Mrs. Lionel Golub,' ot Brooklyn, N.Y., a pajt national president of the Mizrachi Women's Organiza¬ tion of America, will be the prin¬ cipal speaker at an Ohio Valley Conference of the women's re- Uglous-Z 1 o n 1 s t organization in Youngstown, Nov. 19-20. Delegates from chapters In nine nearby communities will attend the two day meeting which takes place In the Ohev Tzedek Temple, 5245 Glenwood Ave., it was an¬ nounced by Mrs. Shy Lockson, of Youngstown, conference chair¬ man. Participating chapters are from Akron, Cinoinnati, (Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, (Cleveland, Pitts¬ burgh, Pa., Louisville, Ky., and In- dlanapolis, Mrs. Lockson reported. They will formulate regional plans to Implement decisions tak¬ en by the national organization at the recently-concluded 36th an- n u a I convention of Mizrachi Women ta Boston. The national conclave voted a budget of $1,285,- 000 to conttaue and expand child- care, social service and educat¬ ional programs for newcomers and youth In Israel. More than 250 mid-Western rep¬ resentatives are expected to hear Mrs. Golub at the meeting, which opens with a dinner Sunday eve¬ ning, Nov. 19. Mrs. Golub, a fre¬ quent visitor to Israel, and a dele¬ gate to the Worid Zionist (Con¬ gresses of the past fifteen years, is a leader not only of the wom¬ en's religious-Zionist movement but of the Zionist movement as a whole. Delegates will move into work¬ shop sessions on Monday, Nov. 20, Mrs. Lockson announced. Panels on organization and membership, cultural work and programming, public relations and fund-ralstag will consider resolu¬ tions and establish regional goals for the Ohio Valley for the coming 12 months. The Raanana delegates from Columbus who will attend are: Mesdames, Sherman Krivlt, San¬ ford Joseph, David Jaeobowitz, Ivan Romanhof, Irving Stem, Ar¬ thur Tenenbaum, Alfred Rudnick, Sam Taub, Henry Lewln and Michael Seldeman. Ron Ellran, Israeli singer, will join Henny Youngman In provid¬ ing sparkling, entertatament for the forthcoming December Festi¬ val of Stars sponsored by the Columbus Israel Bond (Committee. Ron, a young man ot 24, is a "Sabra," bom in Haifa. In his youth he had considerable musical training which served him well when he was assigned to an enter¬ tainment unit In the army. In 1968, while attending the University of Jerusalem he was discovered by EM Sullivan and appeared In the US. on Ed's spe¬ cial Israeli Show saluting that country's 10th birthday. The enthusiasm ot the Ameri¬ can public and critics following his appearance on the Sullivan Show launched Ron on a whirl¬ wind tour of the U.S. and Canada where he sang and thrilled capaci¬ ty crowds in Washtagton's (Con¬ stitution Hall and the huge Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and In supper clubs across the country. Ron Is different trom'most other Israeli singers In that he does not pretend to present his music In traditional settings. His aim is to perform the present-day music of Israel In a stimulating manner. As one critic said: "He has the stage presence and pro¬ fessionalism of a veteran per¬ former; his talent Is superior." Having moved away from Ori¬ ental and Near Eastern influences that dominated Israeli music for two decades, Ron prefers a cos¬ mopolitan sophisticated style fully in tempo with modem life. His Bon Ellnin flexible pleasing voice — combin¬ ed with highly inventive and or¬ iginal arangeraents on the classi¬ cal guitar — results ta a perform¬ ance of uncommon scope and appeal. Ron also sings In English, French, Spanish, Yiddish and Russian. Resolution Adopted ATLANTIC (CITY, N.J.. (JTA)_ A resolution appealing to Attorney General Robert Kennedy to In¬ clude the American Nazi party In the list of subversive organiza¬ tions of the United States, vas adopted here at the concludtag session of the 52nd annual con¬ vention ot the Religious Zionists of America.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1961-11-17|
|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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