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lii\// Serving Columbus, Dayton, Central and Southwei Vol.41. No. 49 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1963 — 13 KISLEV. 5724 VlHO wm n. ^i ¦ ' .IdOX'-lH on D«rof*d to Am*r)e«» ^'' and Jawltd IiTmIi Mrs. N. Kruger To Be Honored Dec. 17 Mrs. Norbert K. Kruger, pa.st pre.sidcnt of Hadas.sah, is to be honored at a testrmonial luncheon sponsored jointly by Ha¬ dassah and The State of Israel Bonds. The luncheon will be held at Ilonka's Provincial House, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 1'2 noon. Mrs. Norbert F. Kruger; a native of Cleveland, Ohio, Is a graduate of its public school system, and of Flora Stone Mather College, of Western Reserve Uni¬ versity, from which she received her B.A. degree. While living in Cleveland she was active in many organizations, serv¬ ing as president ot the sisterhood of Park Synagogue. Also president of the Jewish Day Nursery. She served on the boards,of: the Jew¬ ish Family Service, the Jewish Children's Bureau, the Jewish Wel¬ fare Board, the Welfare Board' of Cleveland, the Girl Scout Council of Greater Cleveland. In 1948 she was appointed by Gov. Lausche to serve on ¦ the White House Conference, as a delegrate Irom Ohio. Moving to Columbus in 1952, she immediately became affiliated with Hadassah, the Council of Jewish Women. Mizrachi Women's Organi¬ zation, Tifereth Israel Sisterhood. Brandeis Women's Group, the League of Women Voters, B'nai B'rith Women's Organization. She served as an officer and board member of the League of Women Voters, and on the boards of the Council of Jewish Women and Brandeis Women. She served as program chairman for Tifereth Israel Sisteihood. As an activity of the Council of Jewish Women, this past summer, she organized and administered the first day camp for blind children in Columbus. She is the immediate (continued on page 4) Mrs. Norbert Kruger MENORAH BALL POSTPONED B'nai B'rith Women, Zion and Candlelight Chapters, in respect to the memory of our late beloved president. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, have postponed the Menorah Ball scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30. The new date will be announced In a future issue of the Ohio Jew¬ ish Chronicle. pmortam John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917 -1963 PAUL LEVINE IS APPOINTED ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF COLUMBUS UJFC Herbert 11. Schiff, president of the United Jewish Fund and Coun¬ cil, announced the appointment of Paul Levine as the new assistant director of the UJFC. A personnel committee consisting of Charles Goldsmith, chairman, Samuel M. Melton and Aaron Zacks, after care¬ ful consideration interviewed and approved Levine's appointment. Levine is a graduate of the Uni¬ versity of Cincinnati. For four years he served as a field representative for the Development Corporation for Israel serving the states of Kentucky and Ohio. In this assign¬ ment he was responsible for all phases of fund raising activities and he achieved much success. Prior to this he was engaged for two years in the insurance field. He was in military service for two years. Levine's initial responsibilities at the UJFC Office will be in .the areas of campaigning in all its divisions, office operations, cash . collections and related responsibili- The Staff of the Ohio Jewish Chronicle joins with the Columbus Jewish community and all the peoples of the world in this time of universal sorrow. The passing of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, tragic and un¬ timely, should make this nation pause, and give thought to the climate which rnade such an unspeak¬ able act possible. We must all search our minds and hearts and, together, strive to remove the tarnish from the image of our great country. Let us pray for strength of mind and spirit to face the task ahead. Rabbis Express Sorrow ties. Levine year old ron Ave. Paul Levine is married and has a two son. He resides at 855 By- NEW JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE BOARD The Jewish Family Service announces the election of new officers for 196:J-19G-1. The officers, pictured above, are, from left to right: Dr. Malcolm Robbins, vice-president; Robert Aionson, outgoing president; William Click, trea¬ surer; Mrs. Harry Roth, secretary; Marvin Glassman, presi¬ dent of the new board. The spiritual leaders ot the Co¬ lumbus community take this op¬ portunity to express heart felt emo¬ tions on the tragic event of the as- sisination of President John F. Ken¬ nedy. Following are the profund expressions of sorrow of the rabbis of our community. Rabbi Samuel Rubenstein of Agudas Acliim states; We join with the citizens of the nation and the world in expressing our heart felt condolences to the family of the late President, John F. Kenne¬ dy. May G-d grant us the inspira¬ tion and courage to face the future with the hope and faith necessary to sustain us during this trying period. « » • Rabbi Julius Baker of Ahavas Sholom states: One may acquire his world in a little while, while another may acquire it in many years. John F. Kennedy, in the short time of his life, became the father of a multitude of nations. His passing is a great loss for this generation and for generations to come. The whole house of Israel, together with the entire world, be¬ wails its great loss. * » « Rabbi David Stavsky of Beth Ja¬ cob states: Night fell suddenly on this great nation. John F. Kennedy, the young, dynamic, beloved Chief Executive was, without warning, shot in cold blood. As a Cedar of Lebanon, he was cift down and a thunderous roar was heard. His was a martyr's death; a foot soldier who died on the battlefield of hu¬ man rights, a "korban," a human sacrifice on the altar of civil liber¬ ty. * » . Rabbi John Raynor of Congrega¬ tion Beth Tikvah states: The late President, John f'. Kennedy, was characterized a.s a man having great courage and vision. He was not only the President of the United States, but spokesman for the world community, particularly the West¬ ern world. Kennedy, on the death of Dag Hammerskjold said, "We meet here in an hour of grief and challenge. Hammerskjold is dead but the United Nations lives." To paraphrase, "Kennedy is dead but America lives." Kennedy was not permitted to be¬ hold the fruits of his labors. But when the days of mourning are end¬ ed, our nation must go forward, sti'engthened by his example and inspired by his memory, into the promised land of peace. Rabbi Harry Kaplan ot the Hillel Foundation states: The tragic death of President Kennedy has touched the hearts and minds of. every American in a manner which is unprecedented in our history. The loss we alj feel Is most personal and intimate. But beyond grief and deprivation, sensitive Americans have been brought face to face with the grim reality that our democracy has be¬ come shaky and wavering. Assas¬ sins, to be sure, are often madmen and pos.sessed of sick rrjinds. They flourish, however, in a climate of hate, of su.spicion and of disrespect for law and order. In a nation where the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court can be attacked for perform¬ ing his duties and where the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations can be publicly insulted for serving his country, the rights and lives of all citizens are in jeopardy. This is a period of mourning, to be sure, but above all, this is a time for solemn stock-taking. Let eVery American search his heart for (he true meaning of democracy and let ail citizens rededicate them¬ selves to the unfinished tasks of America. That all men may become free and that peace and justice may prevail for all. * » • Dr. Jerome Folkman of Temple Israel states: "A great American has fallen. The assassin's bullet has terminated the life of a great President. But no weapon can touch the soul — no deed, however, foul, can destroy the influence of the spirit of John F. Kennedy. He liter¬ ally gave his life for righteousness and peace. His dominant aim was to keep the peoples of the world from destroying each other in a catastrophic war. The Presidential Succession As the sharp, painful edges of this month's tragic times begin to be mercifully (lulled by the passage of time, a question .uppermost in the minds of the American people, and also of great concern to interested people everywhere, is, "What kind of man is L5mdon Johnson and what kind of president will he make?" In the opinion of this writer, speculative though it may be, there have h^gn few people as well-prepared to assunje the 'frightening burdetls of the presidency. Americans need not show undue concern as the kaleidoscopic events of late No¬ vember take their place in history. ¦¦ Eighteen years ago, the .sudden death of Franklin D. Roose¬ velt thrust into international prominence, the then vice-presi¬ dent, Harry S. Truman, who, ashen-faced and in wavering tones, received the oath of office from Chief Justice Harlan • Stone. Concern and uncertainty over the background and quali¬ fications of the man from Missouri to carry out the exacting duties of the nation's highest office during the final, crucial days of World War II were expressed then, as they are today, as the Kennedy administration,, largely due to the efforts of its late leader, seems to have stalled and reversed the onrushlng tide of communism.' In these perhaps more crucial times, as the globe truly assumes the dimensions of "one world", with a "hot line" between Washington and Moscow, supersonic bombers, and the ever-present threat of a nuclear holocaust hanging over humanity, the significance of a smooth transition between administrations looms large on the political horizon. However the only parallel that can be drawn between the two time periods is the urgency of world events, albeit a very im¬ portant similarity. The office of the vice-president, although described as re¬ cently as 19G0 by John Nance Garner, FDR's second in com¬ mand, as "important as a pitcher full of spit", has assumed greater importance under the Eisenhower and Kennedy admini¬ strations. No longer is it an office whose occupant is concerned primarily with the tedious, ceremonial ritual of greeting visit¬ ing plenipotentiaries or presiding over the Senate. President Johnson, just as Richard Nixon before him, was entrusted with greater responsibilities and gained more intimate knowledge of Rabbi Nathan Zelizer of Tifereth Israel states: The tragic and un¬ timely death of the late John F. Kennedy, should serve as a con¬ stant reminder to the American people not to take for granted the gedy could happen in this country and in this age should serve as a re¬ minder that all our gains can, (G-d forbid, suddenly be lost to us. As Jews, especially, we mourn the loss of the late President because of the terrible price we have paid as a people in attaining the peace, free¬ dom and liberty w'e enjoy in this country. LYNDON B. JOHNSON Our 36th President the office, which turned out to be only an assassin's bullet away. He sat in on meetings of the National Security Council, the Cabinet, and was the official in charge of the important space program. He visited Berlin two weeks after the infamous wall was erected in August, 19G1. Through his efforts in be¬ friending and bringing an unknown Pakistani camel driver to the United States, much diplomatic good w,iU was created. Visits to Grout Britain, Africa and more recently Finland, have helped the new preside'nt gain considerable international publicity. Mr. Nixon also traveled extensively but Mr. Truman remained a virtual unknown abroad, having made no trips during his tenure as vice-president. The new president, acknowledged as an astute politician by solons on both sides of the congressional aisles, in/his role as Senate majority leader under the Eisenhower administration, has been credited with being the driving force behind much legt- sfation of that period, including the first civil rights bill in Over half a century. He was characterized as being the most power¬ ful man in Washington, due to his flair for political infighting. His obvious executive talents were criticized by fellow Demo¬ crats in the much publicized internecine feud over his one-man , , , .... control of the Senate Democratic caucus. The Southern label, wonderful 0PP0'-'""'t'fs we enjoy) ^^.^^ prevented his acceptance as the Democratic presidential as citizens, lhe tact that thistra- nominee in 19G0, despite his efforts to adopt the coloration of a Westerner, has been largely discarded since his experience as vice president has permitted him greater political latitude in appealing to a broader constituency than that contained within the boundaries of Texas. Although it is said that no man can be adequately prepared for the problems and challenges of the world's most exacting job, and catinot help but be changed by it, it appears that an individual of unquestioned executive abilities has fallen heir to this position. M.J.L.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1963-11-29|
|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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