Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1964-11-27, page 01
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^KQ" Serving Columbus, Dayton, Central and Southwestern Ohio \V7AR. Vol. 42, No. 49 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1964 — 22 KISLEV, 5725 39 Dtfvoled fo American and Jawlth ideals JDC Celebrates 50th Year Of Service The Joint Distribution Committee will observe Its 50th an¬ niversary with a series of ipeetings and an anniversary dinner December 10-12, it was announced by Edward M. Warburg, JDC chairman. Hundreds of Jewish leaders and former staff members will gather in New York for the 50th annual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 10. They will also attend an anniversary dinner meeting on Saturday night, Dec. 12, which will be the climax ot the annual meet ing of the United Jewish Appeal. The Joint Distribution Commit¬ tee, major American agency aid¬ ing needy Jews overseas, is a bene¬ ficiary of the Columbus UJFC. JDC answered its first call for hA-p in 1914, when the late Henry Morgenthau, U.S. Ambassador to Turliet, sent an urgent cable to the American Jewish community for $50,000 to save 60,000 Jews in Palestine from starvation. Pales¬ tine at the time was under Turidsh rule and the Jews, who were larg¬ ely dependent on financial assis¬ tance from abroad, were cut off when World War I brolce out. Within three months, the Joint Distribution Committee of Amer¬ ican Funds for Jewish War Suffer¬ ers was formed, with Felix M. Warburg as its chairman. In the five decades that have passed since the first emergency in Paletine, the JDC has aided some 4,000,000 Jews in 76 countries around the world and in the process has expended some $810,000,000. By the early 1930's the emer gency resulting from World War I was over and JDC drew up blue¬ prints for its liquidation. The emer¬ gence of Hitler quickly put an end to such planning. The JDC found it¬ self faced with new and unprece¬ dented challenges. From 1933 through 1938 JDC helped close to 80,000 Jews leave Germany. Be¬ tween 1939 and 1944, when the full fury of World War H choked off virtually all escape, JDC had helped over 81,000 flee from Nazi occupied Europe. The American Jewish community strengthened its ranks in 1939 by forming the United Jewish A-ppeai, from which JDC has since been deriving the bulk of its finances. The end of World War II brought the DP era and the DP camps. In face of the massive needs JDC responded with massive relief. By 1947 JDC was distri:buUng 224,000 food rations a day in the DP camps of Germany, Austria and Italy. Even then JDC t>egan to prepare for the future. In the American zone of Germany alone JDC opened 67 schools, 47 kindergartens and 75 Hebrew schools and Talmud Torahs. It also financed a number of trade schools, most of them through ORT' (Organization for Re¬ habilitation Through Training). The establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 touched off a tremendous Jewish mass'migration. Between May 1948 and the ^d of 1950 JDC had helped more than 100,000 DPs reach Israel. It helped additional thousands find haven in the United States, Canada and Latin America. The influx of refugees into the newborn State created enormous welfare problems, as many carried the physical and emotional scars of the concentration camps. In 1949 JDC, at the invitation of the Israeli Government, inaugurated its Mall>en welfare program on their behalf. Many local leaders will he at¬ tending the conference in New York. In Columbus the following serve on the JDC board of directors: Herman M. Katz, Herbert H. Schiff, Robert W. Schiff, Richard J. Abel. The following serve on the JDC National Council: Troy Feibel, Charles Lazarus, Robert Lazarus, Robert Weiler, A. B. Weinfeld, Fred Yenkin, Charles Goldsmith,- Herbert Levy, Samuel M. Melton, Jack S; Resler, Harold Schotten¬ stein, Joseph S. Summer, Leo Yassenoff, Ben A. Yenkin, Aaron Zacks, Dr. Ivan Gilbert. William Glick, Allen Gundersheimer, Sr., Ralph Rosenthal, Edward J. Schle¬ zinger, Leon Schottenstein and Gor¬ don Zacks. The Staff of the Ohio Jewish Chronicle extends wishes for a Happy Chanukah Vatican Draft Stresses Jews' Acceptance Of Christianity By David Horowitz New York (WUP) — Despite the bold headlines of the daily press on the last-minute dramatic vote at the Vatican stressing exoneration of Jewry of the deicide charge, a vote which was merely procedural since the schema mufit still be examined, approved and voted upon for adoption or rejection at another session, the composition of the latest recast draft on the Jews is so cryptic and cleverly phrased in a double language as to make the keen observer wonder iwhether "the historic act," as some' newspapers called it, is in reality a "victory" or a "blow" to the People of the Book. First of all, in the excitement and bewilderment preceding the vote when Eugene Cardinal Tisserant announced that there would be no vote at all on the declaration at David Madison Lee Skilken UJFC Young Leaders Named Mrs. Jack Wallick chairman of the Young Matron's Division for 1965 announced ' the appointment of Mrs.- B. Lee Skilken as her co- chairmari. Mrs. Skilken has served as co- chairman of the Leading Lady luncheon. Young Matron's day and the Forerunner's affair. She is a member of Temple Tifereth Israel and has served as the "Tour of Homes" chairman. She is presently serving on the Day Camp and Pre- School committee of the Jewish Center. Gerald Friedman chairman of the Young Men's Division for 1965 an¬ nounced the appointment of Bern¬ ard K. Yenkin as Maccabee chair¬ man and Alan R. Weiler and David H. Madison as vice chairmen of the Young Men's Division. Bernard Yenkin is a member of the young men's executive commit¬ tee, a past chairman of the young adult division and a member of the health and welfare budget com¬ mittee. He is also a member ot the Hillel Advisory Board, Community Relations Committee and Jewish Family Service employment com¬ mittee. Mr. Yenkin served as pres¬ ident of B'nai B'rith Zion Lodge for 1962-63. Alan R. Weiler is a tx)ard mem¬ ber of the Community Relations Council and Jewish Family Ser¬ vice. He has t)een active in the Young Men's Divison since its inception, is a past captain of the Young Adult Dvisioni and a past co-chairman pf the Insurance Divis¬ ion. He was' chairman of B'nai B'rith Zion Lodge for 1963-64, a Hillel Advisory Board. David H. Madison is a board member of the UJFC, and has served as chairman of the Mac¬ cabee Division in 1964. He is also a member of Temple Israel and the Jewish Onter. Mr. Madison is also a memt)er of the young men's executive committee. These young leaders are respon sible for campaigning and fund raising as well as educating young people in the community regarding the purposes of the UJFC and its affiliated agencies. Dr. A. J. Weiner Elected To Jaycees Board Post RECEPTION TO HONOR 1965 COUNCIL SCHOOL FOR COMMUNITY ACTION The Columbus section. National Council of Jewish Women are planning a reception on Friday, Dec. 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the CJovernor's Mansion, 358 N. Parkview, in honor of the 1965 Council School for Community Action which will be held iri January. Mrs. Blair Ruben, president of the Columbus section. Na¬ tional Council of Jewish Women, will welcome the many state and local dignitaries who have ibeen invited to preview this year's School, entitled, "The Im¬ movable Middle Class," wliich is concerned with personal relation¬ ships in the growing crises of civili rights and poverty. Through the School, the National (Douncil of Jewish Women is issuing a challenge to middle class liberals, starting with its own momber3\ to review and abandon attitudes which are barring economic, educational and cultural advancement by Ne¬ groes, and other victims of inlier- ited poverty. Director of the School for Com¬ munity Action is Mrs. Jules Vogel, and associate director is Mrs. Ber¬ tram Dinman. Committees arrang¬ ing the reception are: enrollment and registration; Mrs. David J. Glickman and IVIrs. A. C. Strip; The dloiumbus Junior Chamber of Commerce has elected Dr. A. J. Weiner, 3150 E. Livingston Ave., to member of Temple Israel and the i ¦^^^ ^^^^d of directors. Dr. Weiner will head the public health, welfare and safety commit¬ tee. Dr. Weiner is also vice-president of the Cblumbus Javcee Youth Foundation, which wa'? instrumen¬ tal in founding and has supported the Conununity Camp in Vinton County. He has previously been chair¬ man of the youth activities com¬ mittee, editor of the Jaycee publi¬ cation. Vibrator, and chairman of the venereal disease awareness campaign in cooperation with (I^ )umljus and the state. Dr. Weiner attended Penn State University and is a graduate of Uie Ohio College of f'odiatry. He and his wife, Evelyn, and three children live at 4007 Barthel Ave. arrangements, Mrs. Howard Scho- enbaiun and Mrs. Richard Neus¬ tadt; liospitality, Mrs. Harold Mon- ott and Mrs. Samuel Gup. Other members of the School's steering committee include: public relations, Mrs. David Gerstenfeld and Mrs. Hubei-t Flomenhoft; dis¬ cussion co-ordinator, Mrs. Henry Grin.tfelder; lecture chairman, Mrs. David Roth; advisors to the Sdiool, Mrs. Joseph Horchow and Mrs. Allen Meyer; and section vice-pres¬ idents, Mrs. Stanley Skilken, Mrs. Sidney Berg, Mrs. George Ornstein, Mrs. Bernard Yenkin, and Mrs. Robert Kean. Members of the steering commit¬ tee of the School and board mem¬ bers of the afternoon and even¬ ing branch of Ouncil will act as hostesses at the reception. Chronicling The News Editorial 2 Society 5, 6, 7 Synagogues 8 Shopping Guide 8 Sports 9, 10 Real Estate 12 Teen Scene 12 Entertainment 13 this session, a statement which came like a "time bomb" to many prelates and which resulted in a rebellion by the hberals led by American and Canadian bishops who made a strong intervention with Pope Paul VI, a few outsiders paid much attention to the essence of the "revised draft" which," like its predecessor, was missionry in nature. Throughout, it stressed that there can he no salvation except in Jesus and in the Cross. The New York Times correspon¬ dent, Robert C. Doty, reporting from the Vatican, clearly reco¬ gnized the recurrent missionary theme in the new draft when he cabled that "the new version limits itself to a general expression of hope for the ultimate reunion of all men in Christ." Although the new document de¬ clares that "the Ojuncil deplores and condemns hatred and perse¬ cution of Jews" and that "the Jew¬ ish people should never be pre¬ sented as one rejected, cursed or guilty of deicide" (Mahzel Tov!), and while it acknowledges that "the Church cannot forget that she re¬ ceived the revelation of the Old "Testament from the people with whom CJod in His mercy concluded the former Covenant," it put spec¬ ial and repeated emphasis on the issue of conversion by declaring that "the Church believes that by His Cross, Christ reconciled Jews and Gentiles, malting ixith one." The new draft went a step further by stating that "even though a large part of the Jews did not ac¬ cept the Gospel" and while "they remain dear to God for the sake of the Patriarchs, the Church awaits the day, known to God alone, on wiiich all people will address the Lord (Jesus) in a single voice and serve him shoulder to shoulder." Note well, in the very section deaUng with the Jews, the draft is emphatic in stating that "the Church awaits the day" when all people will accept Jesus as a way of salvation. In every point raised in the new draft where the Jews are spoken of as being "blameless," of being not "rejected," not "cursed," not "guilty," there is an immediate fol¬ low up with a reference to Christ as being the only source of grace. .This is typical of the known mis¬ sionary approach. Thus we have: "What happened to Christ in his Passion cannot l)e attributed to the whole people then alive, much less to that of today. Besides, the Church held and holds that Christ underwent his Passion and ' death (contlnuad on paga 4) LAUD VATICAN MOVE DESPITE MISSIONARY ASPECT OF SCHEMA New York CWUP) — 'Without los¬ ing any time, leaders of 14 Jewish organizations met in the Jewish Agency Building here and issued a statement hailing The Ecumenical Council's last-minute, delayed-ac¬ tion vote on the controversial schema dealing with the Jewish question. The joint-Jewish statement ex¬ pressed hope tbat final approval, still to come either in 1965 or 1966, "will mark the continuation of a process that wiU contribute to the effective elimination of anti-Semi¬ tism and will lead to better under¬ standing -among all peoples." Cautious m the phrasing.ot their statement, since the Jewi^ leaders were aware of the missionary na¬ ture of the Vatican draft and of the fact that it was still subject to change and revision, Jhe organiza- Wonal heads observed: "We reiter¬ ate our tielief in the distinctive role of Judaism as a separate faith community in making its contribu¬ tions to the achievements of the common goals of humanity." The organizations involved in the signing of the statement included: the World Jewish Ojngress, the American Jewish Committee, B'nai B'rith, the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Congress, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Jewish Labor Commit¬ tee, the Jewish Veterans ot the U.S., the National Cbrnmunity Re¬ lations Advisory Ouncil, the Rab- bimcal Assembly, the Rabbinical Council of America, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the Union of Orthodox Congrega¬ tions of America, and the United Synagogue of America. CHARITY NEWSIES AIDED 7435 LAST YEAR; DEC. 1 DATE FOR 1964 APPEAL The job of the Charity Newsies is bigger winter after winter because Columbus is a city that never stops growing. More people, more needy children — that's the population story. In 1961 the Newsies provided clothing for 6107 needy school chil¬ dren, the next year 6441, the next 6745, then last year 7435. Clothing 7435 boys and girls means that the Newsies helped 2407 underprivileged families in Columbus and Franklin County during the 1963-64 school term For needy school-age boys. New¬ sies headquarters, at 716 S. High St., provided 207/ jackets, 6884 pairs of socks. 14,957 articles of underwear, 6075 shirts, 6303 pairs of jeans, 3800 pairS of shoes. Needy girls were provided 2504 coats, 4465 dresses, 781 blouses, 6661 pairs of hose, 9942 articles of undei'wear and 3340 pairs of shoes. Ed Brinkman, headquarters man¬ ager, predicts that still more cloth¬ ing will be needed during the com¬ ing winter to meet appeals from families in tight circumstances. On the buying committee with Brinkman are Chet Sherman, Char¬ les B. Margulis, Leroy Weigand and Howard F. Foley. (Jetting practical, serviceable clothing at the lowest possible cost has t)een the aim of the com¬ mittee, and its buyers include men of experience in the clothing in¬ dustry. "To pay for this winter's clothing the Newsies wiU make their annual appeal to the public," announced President Robert Y. Dienst. "We will sell Red-Heart newspapers on Saturday, Dec. 1 and we ask every¬ one to open his heart." "Mickey" McFadden, a Colum¬ bus firefighter, is drive chairman. Dienst is president of Beulah Park. Other officers include Harry L. Ludwig, vice president; Adam O. Maui-er, financial scretary; Walter W. Grelle Jr., corresponding secre¬ tary; and Clarence L. Oslwrne, ser- geant-at-arms. The Newsies were founded in 1907, and have cared for needy, school children ever since. Several Columbusites have rememijered the Newsies in their wills.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1964-11-27|
|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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