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SK KOINICLE Serving Columbus, Dayton, Central and Southwestern Ohio XVJAR Vol. 42, No. 34 FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1964 — 13 ELUL, 5724 ^^39 °:Tt,^jl^'iX!r The World's Week Compiled from JTA and WUP Reports .JERUSALEM, (JTA)—Israel has offered relief help to Cyprus, but has been careful to avoid taking sides in the armed conflict hetwen the island's Greek and Turkish com¬ munities, it was indicated here. The offer was made in a cable sent by President Zalman Shazar to Archbishop Makarios, president of Cyprus. The message was in reply to pleas by Archbishop Makarios last week for action to halt Turkish military attacks against Cypru.s. In his reply. President Shazar said that the Israeli Ambassador in Nicosia had been instructed to make urgent inquiries as to whether Israel could help in relief efforts. JERUSALEM, (JTA)—The controversy over the re¬ fusal of the Bnei Israel, the Indian Jewish community in this country, to accept some marriage regtilati&ns set down by the Chief Rabbinate, flared higher than ever today as the Israel Cabinet discussed the issue at its regular, weekly meeting. The controversy stems from. the refusal of the Bnei Israel sect to accept the Chief Rabbinate's directive re¬ quiring special marriage registration procedures. Bnei Israel feels that this in an insult, and casts doubt on their status 'as Jews. BONN, (JTA)—The West German Government has signed an agreement with Egypt to aid in the construction of a power plant in the Quattra Depression in the western Egyptian desert and a canal which will carry water from the Mediterranean into the Depression to operate the plant, it was reported hero this week. Reports from Cairo prdict that the agreement could herald a new era of German- Egyptian cooperation. WASHINGTON, (JTA)—A "stop gap" Immigration bill for immediate enactment pending revision of the Immigra¬ tion and Naturalization Act was introduced in the Senate this week by Sen. Jacob K. Javits, New York Republican. Under the proposed legislation, the President would be permitted to distribute immigration quotas left unused by June ,30, lOG'l, among countries with oversubscribed quotas. There are 51,152 quotas in that unused category now. MUNICH, (JTA)—Only 89 persons in Germany knew that Hitler's "final solution" for the Jewish question was mass annihilation of the .lews, a former SS general, Gottlieb Berger, ,this week told tho court here which is trying former SS General Karl Wolff for the wartime murder of 300,000 Jews. Berger said that he fouiul out about the Auschwitz mass murder i)rogiam only in 1913. He declared that the "secret" ot Hitler's real aims against the Jews and the names of the 89 who knew the facts in that regard, had been kept locked in a vault. NEW VORK, (JTA)—Anti-Semitism among Negroes is believed to be on the decline, according to a survey of Negro leaders conducted by the New York World Telegram and Sun and made public here. The consensus of the Negro leaders, the paper saui, is that there is a rising tide of re¬ sentment in Harlem and in other New York Negi'o areas, but it is more anti-white than anti-Jewish. GREET YOUR FRIENDS IN THE CHRONICLE NEW YEAH GREETINGS may be placed in the September 4 issue of the Chronicle if they are received before 4 p.m., Fri¬ day, Aug. 28. The New Year issue will reach subscribers by Priday, Sept. 4. WISH YOUR FRIENDS and relatives a'happy and pros¬ perous New Year through the Chronicle by ordering a $2 (reg¬ ular) or $5 (display) greeting. Greetings may "be ordered by calling CA. 4-7206 before the deadline. Or, use the convenient coupon found on page four of this issue. Mrs. Aviv Shulman HADASSAH EVENT FOR ISRAEL BONDS SUTED AUGUST 26 Avis Shulman, national chairman of speakers and information for the Women's Division, State of Israel Bonds, will be guest speaker for Hadassah at the poolside terrace luncheon to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 11:30 a.m., at the home of Mrs. Herman Katz, 725 Fairway Blvd. Mrs. Shulman has written nu¬ merous articles on Jewish affairs and has prepared a widely-used children's service for the High Holy Days. Her close association with lead¬ ers and people of Israel and her many trips there have given her a sound knowledge of the country, its problems, its economic develop- (contlnued on page 4) Chief Rabbi Calls American Judaism A Divisive Influence Jerusalem, (JTA) — Sharp exchanges over the viewpoints of the three branches of American Judaism were voiced by Israeli and American leaders of the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform movements this week in the "dialogue" conducted here by the American Jewish Congress. Israel's Chief Chaplain, Rabbi Shiomo Goren, told the meeting that Israel would oppose the importation of Jewish religious movements, d e c 1 a r ing EARLY DEADLINES FOR HOLIDAY ISSUES The (Chronicle office will be closed for Rosh Hashonah on Sept. 7 and 8, and for Yom Kippur on Sept. 16.' Therefore, please note the copy deadlines for the foUow¬ ing issues of the. Chronicle. Copy for the issue of Friday, Sept. 11 must be received ho later than Friday, Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. Copy received after that hour will not appear in the Sept 11 issue. Copy for the Sept. 18 issue must be received no later than Friday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. Again, any ar¬ ticles received after that hour will not appear in the Sept. U issue. To insure publication of your news items, we suggest that you mail them early. With the exception of these holi¬ day deadline changes, all articles must be at the Chronicle by 4 p.m. on the Friday before publication. Publicity chairman are reminded to check their releases to make sure the essendals are included. that various Jewish religious groups in the United States were a divi¬ sive rather than a uniting force in Jewish life. "The Bible cannot come from New York nor the word of God from Cincinnati," he as¬ serted. Rabbi Goren's address was met by a barrage of criticism by other panelists. Professor Gershon Cohen of Columbia University, speaking in Hebrew, said that most Ameri¬ can Jews cannot and will not be¬ come Orthodox and not merely be¬ cause they are looking for "com¬ fortable" religion. He said that while there was concern about as¬ similation in the United States, Rabbi Goren had exaggerated its di¬ mensions. 'Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel's Foreign Minister, chided American Jewish leaders for propagating among the Jewish youth the idea that Amer¬ ican Jews will not emigrate to Israel. "By preaching that Ameri¬ can Jews will not come," she said, "you are educating the young gen¬ eration to believe it." In her address, Mrs. Meir re¬ ferred to a statement made at the opening session by Dr. Joachim Prinz, president of the AJC, that there would be little emigration from the United States to Israel. "One of the greatest tragedies of present Jewish life," she said, "is that Israel has failed to attract any considerable number of Jews from the free world." Noting that Dr. Prinz has said "we must face reality that there will be no trans¬ fer of American Jewry to Israel," the Foreign Minister stated she realized that American Jews were not coming here in masses, but she affirmed she could not understand "the instinctive recoil whenever aliyah is mentioned." Dr. Prinz said that Mrs. Meir's words "left me in a state of de¬ pression because I fully agree with criticism regarding American Jewry. It is the greatest tragedy in my Ufe that I did not come lo Israel (instead of the United States). But taking the floor again, Mrs. Meir declared: "I cannot ac¬ cept this surrender. Zionism was born as a revolt against reality." Dr. Prinz, in his address, warned Israel's religious authorities that they cannot disregard the variety of Jewish religious life that has developed outside Israel. He cau¬ tioned that the idea of immigration to Israel would be "meaningless, unless the teachings of the rabbis outside Israel" were respected. "Since aliyah also means the trans¬ fer of families in a Jewish con¬ text," He said, "the authenticity of their Jewish way of life, including marriage and divorce, must be ac¬ cepted." Chronicling The News Editorial 2 Real Estate 4 Teen Scene ....... ^ . 5 Society 6, 7 Shopping Guide 8 Synagogues 8 Sports 9, 10 ATTACKS BY SYRIA WILL BE MET WITH FORGE SAYS ISRAEL .Jerusalem, (JTA) — Israel warned the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization this week that further attacks by Syria again.st Israel's northern border "will be met by force." The warn¬ ing was given to Gen. Odd Bull, chief of staff of the UN organiza¬ tion, by an official of Israel's Foreign Ministry who invited Gen. Bull to come to the Ministry to dis¬ cuss the grave situation on the northern frontier. Syria has been firing automatic weapons almost every day this week, directing the shells at trac¬ tors in the fields near the settle¬ ment of Haon, on the shore of Lake Tiberias. There have been at least two attacks of this kind during most days of the week. The Foreign Ministry official told Gen. Bull that Israel takes a very (contlnuad on paga 4) GATHOUG DIPLOMAT DECLARES VATICAN 'HOLY OFFICE' VETOED JEWISH CHAPTER New York, (WUP)—A leading, devout Catholic diplomat, who has had close contacts with the Vatican the past 25 years, has charged that the hub of Roman Catholicism in Rome is governed by a reactionary, con.servative hierarchy known as the "Holy Office" which, in its attitude and actions, has not yet evolved from the fanaticisms of the Middle Ages. It was this "Holy Office" he claims, which, during the Second Ecumenical Council not only fought a bitter battle against Cardinal Bea's efforts on behalf of Jewry but also managed lo influence Pope Paul VI on this matter. The Catholic diplomat, writing under the pseudonym Michael Sara- fian, bares his heart in a new book just published entitled "The Pil¬ grim." The publishers say that "the central theme of the book can best be expressed by the ques¬ tion, 'What went wrong with the Vatican Council II?' " They declare further that "The Pilgrim" is an authoritative and devastatingly frank analysis of Catholicism at the crossroads. Contending that the crisis within the Vatican at the close of the Ecumenial Council n last Novem¬ ber was resolved in a way that may prove disastrous in the long run for the Catholic Church and for humanity, author Serafian lashes into the Roman hierarchy thus: "The control exercised by the Holy Office is so extensive, so arbitraiy. that in the last analyisis one cannot see how any Pontiff can hope to rule the Church, hope to rescue it from its present diffi¬ culties, unless it eviscerates this power and cuts it down to proper size." As for Cardinal Bea, who had fought so valiantly in the spirit of Pope John XXUI to have the "Jewish Chapter" approved during the Second Council but who was vetoed by the hierarchy, this great. soul, say Serafian, has "come to grief" and is "broken in complete defeat" over the Council's failure to adopt the schema on the jews and religious liberty. On the issue of anti-Semitism and Christianity's role in it, Serafian states that throughout the centuries "wc find a strangely consistent nolo of disapproval, sometimes of hate and always of unmitigated condemnation of the Jew, as such, echoing down the corridors of time blending with latter-day sentiments (continued on page 4] Stellman Leaving Center After 14 Years To Assume OSU Post By ANN GOLDGRABEN Dr. Samuel Stellman, Jewish Cen¬ ter Assistant Executive Director, and for 14 years a member of the Jewish Center staff, is resigning on Sept. 1, to assume the post of. Associate Professor of Social Work at Ohio State University. Although Sam will remain in Co¬ lumbus, and, we are sure, will con- tine to be an integral part of the Jewish community, we should like to pause and recap some of the pro¬ grams and philosophies he has fos¬ tered. Many of the long time residents of tho city have been witness to the growth and vitality of the Center program. Many, however, are either new to the area or are young men and women now active in the com¬ munity who have been influenced by Sam Stellman's ideas and have participated in pi'ograms wtiich he has initiated, but have no idea of 'he extent of his innovations." Sam has also been spokesman on numerous occasions and on num¬ erous committees, for the Jewish '-'ommunity. In the political arena, in- inter-faith and inter-group ac- Uvities. he has never hesitated to present a strong stand, and in ev¬ ery instance, he has been a repre¬ sentative of whom we can be proud. During his years on the staff of the Center, Stellman acquired two degree in higher education. Since last September, in addi¬ tion to his many duties with the Center, he was a part-time faculty member at both Capital University and Ohio State University. Nationally over the years he has become well known as a leading social worker holding many im¬ portant posts. In the field of Adult Education, he has been president of the Adult Education Council of Greater Co¬ lumbus during the past three years In the field of physical education, Dr. Stellman has been national chairman of the youth section of the American Association f o r Health, Physical Education and Recreation. In 14 years, many transforma tions have been brought about by Stellman and the community. In 1953, he introduced the now famous A.K. softball league for men over 30 years which has flour¬ ished over the years and has been copied by Centers throughout the country. He urged the building of tennis courts which are now an integral part of the Center's physical edu¬ cation program; and he initiated the aquatic instruction program which is now the largest in the Central Ohio area. Dr. Samuel Stellman In 1958 he was selected as As¬ sistant Executive Director in charge of the Center's program. A number of programs on all levels have been developed under his guidance and supervision. Among these in the adult area, have been such well-known successes as the Family Life Education Series; tlie Public Affairs Forum; the Annual Cupid's Ball; and a Golden Age program which is the envy of Golden Age clubs throughout the Columbus area. He was one of the founders ot the teen-age program known as C.Y.M. (Center Youth Movement), which is now being instituted in a nuni ber of Centers throughout the coun try. In the children's division, aside from the development of an ex¬ tensive program involving some 1000 children. Dr. Stellman has been administrator of the four Gen- tor day camps. One of the major programs which he has directly supervised has been the successful Parents Without Partner.s program for Jewish men iiiul women who are heads of one- parenl families. In his new position Dr. Stellman will be respon.sible for training so¬ cial wurkei's in the field of com- nuHiily organization which includes c'dninuinity planning, fund-raising, urban renewal, race relations and neighborhood council work. We know we express the feelings of the Columbus community when «e extend our wishes for success and fullfillment to Sam. as he un¬ dertakes his new venture. On page four of this issue, are tliri'L' letlers received by the Chron¬ icle from people Ufho have worked wilh Sam and who pay tribute to his contributions to the community.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1964-08-21|
|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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