Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1964-05-08, page 01
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"OfflOJE^^i ^!^/ Serving Columbus, Dayton, Central and Southwesterr IUS.I iv J.S- IIOlH N wm<-;nii ivolHoJisln '7 "I s.'.. ir.'iTvUH.jav Vol. 42. No. 19 FRIDAY. MAY 8 — 26 lYAR, 5724 E oQ Davotad to Amarfoaa ^^ and Jawtth Idadi Religious Spokesmen View Prayer Ban WASHINGTON (JTA)—The Rev. Fulton Sheen, Auxiliary CathoUc bishop of New York, told the House Judiciary Com¬ mittee that he was not supporting any specific amendment to the Constitution on th6 Issue of permitting prayers and Bible- reading in the public schools. But, he said, he was interested in obtaining "an" amendment. He was one of several religious spokesmen testifying before the Committee which has before it a numljer of constitutional amendment proposals to void the U.S. Suprenie Court ban on such religious practices. Bishop Sheen said at one point, under question¬ ing, that he was not sure a Con¬ stitutional amendment was really needed. After the hearing, he told TESHIVA GONGUVE vm THIS WEEKEND Over 100 teenagers wiH be at¬ tending the Yeshiva University Youth Conclave in Columbus, this weekend, at the Beth Jacob and Agudas Achim Synagogues. The teenagers are representing five major cities, Youngstown, Day¬ ton, Cincinnati, Columbus arid Charleston, W. Va. The convention will feature work¬ shops in leadership skills, program¬ ming, songs, dances, discussions ^ on the theme the "Chosenness of Israel." Among the many guests who will partidpate in the conclave, and ad¬ dress the youth are Rabbi Norman Tokayer of Yeshiva University, New York City; Rabbi Samuel Pox, Dayton; Rabbi David Indich, Cin¬ cinnati; Mr. William Rothchild, Youngstown; Dr. Allan Shulman, Columbus; Irving Stern, Columbus; and Richard Goldgraben, Columbus. A team of three youth directors, senior students at Yeshiva Uni¬ versity, representing the Communi¬ ty Service Division will be the iead- ors at the workshop sessions. Rabbi David Stavsky of the Beth Jacob Congregation will give the keynote address in his sermon, Sat¬ urday morning, on the subject "The Chosenness of the Jew—what it means for youth." Rabbi Samuel W. Rubenstein, ot the Agudas Ach¬ im Congregation, will give the main address at the closing banquet Sun¬ day, May 10. Local teenage officers represent¬ ing both congregations will partici¬ pate in the program, they include: Joe Lessem, Paul Tanqnbaum, Syl¬ via Levine, Mike Bartfield, David Cohen and Chuck Maierson. The officers of the Beth Jacob and Agudas AcWm Synagogues and the officers of the sisterhood and brotherhood will extend greetings to the delegates. .., .. • < reporters that ft might be adequate if Congress simply passed a law permitting school prayers. He also conceded a specific amendment in¬ troduced in the House might be a violation of the First Amendment. Leo Pfeffer, American Jewish Congress general counsel, told the committee that many of the ar¬ guments for an amendment were using "myths" and "fictions," such as there is only one Bible and that all prayers are addressed to the same God, that only "atheists" and "secularists" oppose the proposed CoQstitutional amendment, and that the Supreme Court had forbidden the mention of God, the Bible and religion in the public schools. AU of these, he declared, "are un¬ true." Dr. Edwin Tuller, general secre^ tary of the Afnerican Baptist con¬ vention, declared that permitting prayers in public schools would be a clear case of tampering with the First Amendment's guarantee of religious freedom. He told the committee, presided over by Rep. Emanuel Cellar, New York Demo¬ crat, that public institutions "be¬ long to all citizens, whatever their faith or lack of it and neither the church nor the state should use the public school to compel accept¬ ance of any creed or conformity to any specific religious practice." He expressed strong doubts about the value of prayers for religious education, asserting that daily school prayers were "more rote than religious" and that daily Bi¬ ble readings were "neither true religion nor good education." Rep. Frank Becker, New York Republican, testified in behalf hi,j proposed amendment. He said his goal was a return to "non-de¬ nominational" prayers. He was ask¬ ed who would be responsible, under his amendment, for deciding the type of prayer. Rep. Becker said the matter of the wording could be left to "local authorities." He was questioned on what he meant by "non-denominational" and was asked whether he could accept the use of the word "Allah" as equally suitable with the word "God." He said He considered such questions irrelevant but Rep. Ja¬ cob Gilbert, New York Democrat, cited his reply as dramatizing the content of non-denominational pray- Daniel HlEirrison Soul Wachs Certificates Given Colunlbus Educators Daniel Harrison, principal of the Columbus Hebrew School and Saul P. Wachs, director of education at Tifereth Israel Con¬ gregation will be included among the 41 principals and educa¬ tional directors of Jewish schools who will receive Principal's Certificates at the 38th annual conference of the National Coun¬ cil for Jewish Education, which opens in Atlantic City on Thursday, May 21. ANNUAL TWEEN BANQUET MAY 9 The final event of the Tween fall and winter programs will be held Saturday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m., at the Jewish Center at .the Annual Awards Banquet Awards and tro¬ phies will be given in recognition of those involved in the Jewish Center Tween programs. The feature speaker for the TM(een Awards Banquet will be Ohio State's former All American half¬ back, Howard "Hopalong" Cassidy. "Hoppy" was also a former profes¬ sional back with the Detroit Lions, and he is presently employed by the Ohio Youth Commission. Awards wHl be presented in the following categories: Ship 'n Shore Bowling League, Pony League bas¬ ketball. Little League basketball. Aquatics, Gymnastics, Self Defense, Top Tween Clubs and the Chess Champion. A planned program will feature a trampoline demonstration and a gymnastic exhibition. Parents are invited to attend this exciting eve¬ ning. Daniel Harrison is a member of tho National Council for Jewish Ed¬ ucation, is a member of its execu¬ tive committee and past president ot the NCJE n\id-west region. Mr. Harrison attended the Uni¬ versity of Cincinnati and is a grad¬ uate ot Butler University. He was principal ot the Hebrew School in San Antonio, Texas and head instructor at the Jewish Edu¬ cational Association, Indianapolis. He has been principal of the Co¬ lurnbus Hebrew School since 1944. Saul Phillip Waciis, a native of Philadelphia received his general education at Temple University, Columbia University Teachers Col¬ lege and Bank Street College and is currently pursuing graduate stu¬ dies in education at Ohio State University. He began his advanced studies in Judaica at Gratz College in Phila¬ delphia and later continued on the undergraduate and graduate levels at Teachers Institute ot the Jewish Thgilogical Seminary of America. Mr. Wachs has been teaching in the Jewish Religious schools since 1948. He has taught in Philadelphia and Mt. Vernon, N.Y. and was prin- (conflnuad on page 4] Propose Religion Courses In Schools NEW YORK (JTA)—The five-day annual meeting of the American Jewish Committee concluded here with a proposal by Morris B. Abram, who was re-elected president of the or¬ ganization, to institute teaching of courses in comparative re¬ ligion Ip the-25,000 public high schools In the United States. "While the American Jewish Committee remained opposed to religious observances in public schools, it has long ago adopted a policy pt recognizing the educational value ot teaching about the major religions, their history and tradition in the country," Mr. Abram told the 1,100 delegates at the concluding session. Mr. Abram's program was set forth in the context of the current controversy over religious observ¬ ance in the public school system. Central to Mr. Abram's proposal on teaching courses in comparative religions was that the public school system would present "courses in ELEANOR ROOSEVELT MEMORUL Israeli President Shneor Zalman Shazar (right) pre¬ sents a check for $10,000 to Philip M. Klutznick of Chicago, national campaign chairman of the Eleanor Roosevelt Mem¬ orial Foundation and former UN Ambassador, while Foreign Minister Mrs. Golda Meir looks on. The gift, made In Jeru¬ salem recently, represents anticipated proceeds from a commemorative stamp hailing Eleanor Roosevelt as "de¬ fender of human rights" which Israel will Issue in October, on the 80th anniversary of her birth. The donation will support the Foundation's program for human rights and world peace. Twenty-five other nations plan to issue com¬ memorative stamps at that time. The World's Week Compiled from JTA and WUP Reports NEW YORK (JTA)—Ten Negro youths arrested in the attack last week on pupils of a Brooklyn yeshiva were re¬ leased this week with a lecture by a Family Court judge after yeshiva officials dropped charges against them. Some 16 of the pupils and two teachers of the United Lubavitcher Yeshlvoth were roughed up and bruised in the attack on April 21. One youth was sentenced last week to an l8^mon.th term In a state training school. Rabbi Samuel Schrage, principal of the school, said yeshiva officials had decided that prosecution of the 10 youths would not serve any purpose since they and their parents had expressed contrition for taking part in the assault. Judge Maurice Bernhardt then dismissed the charges. DEXnOIT (JTA)—A charge that Jewish and other minority group skaters in the Detroit area are bari-ed from national and international competition because the Detroit Skating Club excludes them on racial and religious grounds has been made by the local Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish Community Council of Detroit. The charge was made In a letter to F. R. Shumway, president of the United States Figure Skating Association. Under the rules of the association, skaters must take tests at an affiliated club to compete in national and interna¬ tional contests. The Detroit Skating Club is the only one In this city authorized to hold official tests for the national association. BOCHTJM (JTA)—The heaviest penalty yet imposed on Nazi war criminals, 22 terms of life in prison, was fixed this weekend for Hermann Blache, 03-year-old former Ges¬ tapo chief of a Polish ghetto. He was convicted of shooting down 22 Jews in the Tarnow ghetto. The life terms, one for each murder, run concurrently. Blache was given an (conl)nuad on pag* 4) ISRAEL BOND STORY SHOWN AT WORLD'S FAIR EXHIBIT An exhibit illustrating the rapid economic development of Israel made possible with the aid of State of Israel Bonds is one of the prin¬ cipal features of the American- Israel Pavilion at the New York World's Fair, it was announced by Abraham Feinberg, president of the Israel Bond organization. Through the use of an electronic map of the country, the Israel Bond exhibit depicts the growth of Israel's economy. It portrays the establishment of new industries, the development of agriculture, the ex¬ ploitation of minerals and other natural resources and thp constru¬ ction of its irrigation system. Mr. Feinberg pointed out that since its inception in 1951, the Is¬ rael Bond Drive has become the most important single channel of economic aid to Israel. Israel Bond funds, he stressed, have helped make possible the emergence of Israel from the status of an unde¬ veloped country to a dynamic young democracy with relative economic strength and stability, and have provided the basic finan¬ cing for large-scale economic de¬ velopment and the absorption ot more than a million and a quarter immigrants. The Israel Bond exhibit illustrates in vivid form, the impact ot the proceeds from the sale of Israel Bonds on the economic development of the country during the past thir¬ teen years. It is a major element in the American-Israel. Pavilion, which traces in dramatic form the history ot the Jewish people trom Biblical times to the present, cul¬ minating in the modern State of' Israel. religion solely from the historic and literary perspective." He stressed that the "courses were not reUgious In the sense ot observance or ritual, but were to be designed as strictly educational curricula." The courses would be offered as electives to high school seniors. In describing the design of these courses, Mr. Abram said the na¬ tional educational program on re¬ ligion would be "prepared by ob¬ jective and knowledgeable educat¬ ors." He added that "religious scholars could then be involved in a consultative capacity," but stress¬ ed that "organized religious de¬ nominations as such would not par¬ ticipate in the preparation of the courses." Columbus Men Are Members-At-Large Charles Y. Lazarus and Richard J. Abel, both ot Columbus, have been named members-at-large of the American Jewish Committee at its 57th annual meeting in New York. The American Jewish Committee, founded in 1906, is an agency to combat bigotry, to protect the civil and religious rights of Jews, and to advance the cause of human rights fpr all. MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO E. SCHANFARBER AT HILLEL DINNER The 29th Annual Awards Dinner ot the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation will be held at the Foundation on Wednesday, May 13, at 6 p.m. The program this year will feature a special tribute in memory of the late Edwin J. Schanfarber on the occasion of his 20th yahrzeit. The ufe and career of Mr. Schan¬ farber will be the subject of three short addresses by Mr. Sidney Kus¬ worm, Rabbi Harry Kaplan and Judge William C. Bryant of the Ohio Court ot Appeals. The entertainment will be high¬ lighted by a da;nce progi|&(n given by the Hillel dance group. Annual awards, including Hillel keys, certificates. United Jewish Student Fund awards, and other honors will be distributed on this occasion. Mr. Leon Friedman, pres¬ ident of the Hillel Advisory Board, will serve as toastmaster. JEWISH PRESS ASSOCIATION Shown above are some of the members of the American Jewish Press Association who met recently in New York City for their annual meeting. Left to right seated are: Joseph Cummins, B'nai B'rith, Messenger; Mrs. Samuel Neusner, Connecticut Jewish Ledger; Morris Janoff, Jewish Standard; Dr. Samuel Belkin, Yeshiva University, featured speaker at the meeting; Mrs. Albert A. Bloom; Philip Slomo- witz, Jewish News; Mrs. Slomowitz. Standing, left to right; Milton Pinsky, Ohio Jewish Chronicle; Jimmy Wisch, Texas Jewish Post; Nathan Ziprin, Seven Arts Feature Syndicate; Albert Bloom, Pittsburgh Jevylsh Chronicle; Joseph Weis¬ berg, Boston Jewish Advocate; Adolph Rosenberg, Southern Israelite; Mr. Milton Firestone, Mrs. Milton Firestone, Kansas City Jewish Chronicle.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1964-05-08|
|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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