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(^¦f-'.'wiii-'y-.itt*-ii' vi-Ji-i'^naj.i.:)! Serving Columbus, Dayton, Central and Southwestern Ohio Vol. 42, No. 35 FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 1964 — 20 ELUL, 5724 39 D«vot*d to Amarican and Jawtth Maali The World's Week Compiled from JTA and WUP Reports NEW YORK (WUP)—The Lutheran Church's Commis¬ sion on Evangelism announced this week the appointment of a five-member missionary body whose sole duty It will be to study ways and means of how best to present Christianity to the Jewish peoples. Rev. R.N. JoHnson, director of the Commission said: "The Christian church has a responsibility to understand both the Jewish people and their faith. Great numbers (of Jews) maintain no connection with the synagogue, these are adrift from their religious heritage, floating in a religious yacuum, needing fresh anchors of meaning." NEW YORK (JTA)—Top-ranking leaders of the Zionist Organization of America reaffirmed the "strictly non-parti¬ san" stand of the organization and its "politically uncommit¬ ted" position in the current national election campaign. They emphasized that, while American Zionists as individ¬ uals exercise their rights as citizens and vote for candidates of their preference, the Zionist organizations as such "neith¬ er support nor oppose either of the major parties." This policy was set forth at the final session of a two day meeting of the national executive council of the ZOA. 0 LOS ANGELES (JTA)—A resolution urging the United States Government to make sure that no American aid is- used to advaicice preparations for aggreslon was adop¬ ted here by the 50th annual convention of Hadassah, the women's Zionist organization of America. The measure was clearly aimed at withdrawal of U.S. aid to Arab states pre¬ paring for war against Israel. Another resolution called on the U.S. Senate to adopt a pending resolution Introduced by Senator Abraham A. Ribicoff, condemning anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union.' OTTAWA (JTA)—A weekly publication in this city has stepped up its anti-Semitic activity by printing the an¬ cient canard, "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,". the Canadian Jewish Chronicle declared this week. An article in the Chronicle called for unity in the Jewish community, so that legal action might be taken against further dissem- Inationoof the anti-Semitic propaganda. The article proposed that all ethnic groups, comprising about 30 per cent of the electorate in this area, be mobilized to aid the fight against hatemongering. TORAH ACADEMY TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 2; JUNIOR HIGH DIVISION IS INITIATED The Columbus Torah Academy will begin its sixth school year on Wednesday, Sept. 2, with an enrollment of 140 students, the largest in its history. A junior high division is being added this year with the addition of a seventh grade. The school now has a total of eight grades ranging from the kindergarten through grade seven. A .science laboratory is being equipped for use by ^he new junior high class. Microscopes, elec¬ trical and chemical equipment have been purchased and are being in stalled. The facilities of the school libr¬ ary have been gi-eatly expanded this summer. Several hundred books, many of them on the jun¬ ior high level, have been obtained. In announcing the opening of the Torah Academy, Irving Fried, prin¬ cipal of the schaal since its found¬ ing stated; "The Torah Academy is dedicated to providing a maximum intensive Jewish education for the youth of our communily, as well as an,ex¬ cellent program of general educa¬ tion. > , "The major goal of the school is to produce a generation of knowledge¬ able Jewish youth who can com¬ fortably live rich and meaningful Jewish lives in the American so¬ ciety. "Many leading Jewish educatoi-s and philosophers have repeatedly declared that the American Jewish community must produce dedicated and educated Jewish children in order to insure its- survival in America. "To meet this goal the school's curriculum emcompasses all of the broad spectrum of Jewish learning. Studies in the Hebrew language, the prophets, Talmud, customs, arts, music and prayers are includ¬ ed in the program. "The., general studies curriculum -includes all the studies normally found in elementary school. Scores achieved by the Torah Academy stu<Jents on standard achievement tests are equal to those of the fin¬ est public and private schools in this area. "The school provides special teach¬ ers in art, swimming, physical edu¬ cation, music and a school nurse lo insure optimum development of each child's personality as well as academic potential. "The Coiumbus Torah Academy has gained an enviable reputation in the communily and it is work¬ ing assiduously lo continue to mer- in this reputation." GREET YOUR FRIENDS IN THE. CHRONICLE NEW VEAR GREETINGS rhay be placed in the September 4 issue of the Chronicle if they are received ttefore 4 p.m., Fri¬ day, Aug. 28. The New Year issue will reach sutsscribers by Friday, Sept. 4. WISH VOUR 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. Alvln E. Schottenstein HIGH HOUDAY BOND DRIVE CHAIRED BY A. E. SCHOTTENSTEIN Alvin E. Schottenstein was named chairman of the Columbus High Holiday program in behalf of Israel Bonds, it was announced today. In accepting the leadership of the local Jewish community's special project centering on the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement, Mr. Schottenstein declared that, "The attainment of Israel's human¬ itarian and spiritual goals depends on the soundness of its economy." Columbus has. since May, 1951, participated in the nationwide cam¬ paign of Israel Bonds which has been the central source of capital funds for the development of the economy of Israel. The chairman of the 1964 drive in Columbus is Mr. Samuel L. Oppenheimer, 340 S. Kellner, Rd. The High Holiday chairman point¬ ed out that, with the aid of Israel .Bonds, Israel has been moving steadily forward on the road to economic independence. At the same time it has also been making important progress in scientific and cultural development. Mr. Schottenstein concluded, "With the aid of Israel Bonds, Israel has become a valuable ex ample of progress for the other new nations of the world. Its an (continued on page 4| U.S. NOW IN ISRAEL'S SHOES BECAUSE OF VIETNAM SITUATION United Nations, (WUP)-U.S. re¬ taliation against Ihe unprovoked attacks of the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin has revived the issue of the many past Israeli defensive retaliatory moves against the UAR, Syria and Jordan during the past decade, retaliations for which the Jewish State was se¬ verely criticized in the Security Council by a number of states in¬ cluding the U.S. Observers recall tliat Israel was condemned for its mass re-' taliations against the attacking Arabs before invoking the Security Council which, because of the So¬ viet veto, had no value for the Israelis. Now, the United States, which had a taste of what Israel has constantly experienced through the years and which condemned her for atlempting to knock out the Arab sources of attacks, acted ex¬ actly as Israel did with a retaiia- (continued on page 4] Democratic Platform Supports Israel; Deplores Anti-Semitism Atlantic City, N.J., (JTA) — The Democratic 19G-! Platform Committee this week drafted and submitted to the national con¬ vention, foreign affairs planks pledging strong support of Israel and deploring Soviet persecution of Jews. The final platform draft, submitted to the convention after consideration by the full Platform Committee, pledged to "work for the attainment of peace in the Near East as an urgent goal, using our' best efforts to prevent a military unbalance, to encourage arms reductions and the u.se of na¬ lional resources for internal devel¬ opment, and to encourage the re¬ settlement of Arab refugees in lands where there is room and op¬ portunity. The problems of political adjustment between Israel and the Arab countries can and' must be peacefully resolved and the ter¬ ritorial integrity of every nation respected." The platform also pledged to en¬ courage by all peaceful means the growing independence of the cap- live peoples living under Com¬ munism and hasten the day when captive nations will achieve full freedom and self determination. The platform said specifically that "wc deplore Communist oppression of Jews and other minorities." The determination of the Uniled States to aid Israel through nuclear desalination was outlined in an¬ other portion of the platform sub¬ mitted lo the convention. A supplement lo the platform, entitled "An Accounting of Steward¬ ship," was also approved unanim¬ ously. In it the party's accomplish¬ ments were reyiewed. The supple¬ ment said that the 1960 Democratic plank pledged pursuit of Arab-Israel peace by preventing an arms im¬ balance, and that this policy brought the Arab Statcs^and Israel "closer to peace and stability than at any time since World War II." The Platform Committee noted: "In I960, we urged continued eco¬ nomic assistance to Israel and the Arab peoples to help them raise their living standards. We pledged our best efforts for peace in the Middle East by seeking to prevent an arms race while guarding against the dangers of a military imbalance resulting from Soviet Arms shipments." "In the period since that pledge was made," said the new 1964 platform draft, "the Near East has come closer to peace and sta¬ bility than at any time since World War II." The draft added: "Eco¬ nomic and technical assistance to Israel and Arab nations continues al a high level, although wilh more and more emphasis on loans as against grants. The United States is determined to help bring the revolution in the tectinology of de¬ salination lo the aid of the desert regions." Action on immigration reform was requested in another portion of the draft. The platform said: "In 1960. we proposed lo 'adjust our immigration, nationality and refugee policies to eliminate dis¬ crimination and lo enable members of scattered families abroad to be united with relatives already in Gordon B. Zacks Bernaxd K. Yenkin Chronicling The News Editorial 2 Real Estate . 4 Teen Scene 5 Society 6, 7 Shopping Guide 8 Synagogues ., 8 Sports 9, 10 Young Leadership Conference Slated More than 200 young Jewish community leaders will attend a two-day Young Leadership-Ohio Aix-a conference in Columbus un Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13. Under the joint spon¬ sorship of the United Jewish Appeal and the Council of Jewish l^ederations and Welfare Funds, the conference will bring to¬ gether representatives of communities throughout Ohio, and from a number of nearby cities in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Seiqring as conference chairman is Gordon Zacks, who is I'egional vice chairman of the UJA Young Leadership Cabinet, and vice chair¬ man of the CJFWF committee on Leadership Development. Bernard K. Yenkin, a member of the UJA Young Leadership Cab- 'inet. is serving as conference coor¬ dinator. Mrs. Bernard K. Yenkin, Mrs. Carl Mellman and Mrs. Jules Garel are sei'ving as chairmen of the Columbus planning commiltee. The conference will open at S.'M p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, with a social evening at the Winding Hollow Country Club. at the Christopher Inn, starting wilh a breakfast session at 9:30 a.m. This session will hear Louis Stern of Newark, N.J., president of Ihe CJFWF, speaking on "The Respon.sibility of the Young Leader in the Jewish Community." At the luncheon session starting at 12 30 p.m.. Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman of New York, UJA executive vice - chaiman, will speak on "The UJA in Ihe Pers¬ pective of Modern Jewish History." Discussion leaders will be Joseph tl. Kanter of Cincinnati, chairman of the UJA Young Leadership Cabi;iet. and Lawrence L. Schaen of New York, chairman of the CJFWF national committee on Tiie Sunday program will be held i Leadership Development. our midst. The national origins quota system of limiting immigra¬ lion contradicts the founding prin¬ ciples of this nation. It is inconsist¬ ent with our belief in the rights of man'." EARLY DEADUNES^ FOR HOUDAY 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 no later than Friday, Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. C^y 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. 11 issue. To insure publication of your news Hems, 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 afe reminded lo check their releases to make sure the essentials are included. hIbREW SCHOOL BAR MITZVAH STANDARD ADOPTED BY BOARD Arthur Katz. president of the Co¬ lumbus Hebrew School announces the adoption of the following re¬ quired Bar Mitzvah standards: "The Board of Trustees of the Co¬ lumbus Hebrew School recognizes that the Bar Mitzvah ceremony rep¬ resents a major goal in the lives of Jewish txjys and their parents. Frequently this goal assumes such transcendent importance in the minds of our people that they make the mistake of equating Bar Mitz- , vah preparation with the whole of Jewish education. We are con¬ vinced that it is urgent to redirect the thinking and practice of our people in this area. "We believe that the cause of Jewish education will be greatly advanced in our community it the various synagogues and temples wiil establish uniform minimum educational requirements for Bar Mitzvah boys. Many other commun¬ ities have instituted such require¬ ments and have found them lo be an invaluable aid to the expansion and intensification of Jewish edu¬ cation. "We therefore, respectfully re¬ quest the rabbis and lay leaders of each congregation in this citv to examine the wisdom and feasa- bilily of such a plan for our com¬ munity, II is our hope that their deliberations .will lead them, in the near future, to adopt the policy that, barring extenuating ciroum- stances, a boy, in order to become Bar Mitzvah in any congregation in this city must have studied four years in a recognized Hebrew school, or present satisfactory evi¬ dence of equivalent training." The above required Bar Mitzvah standards were approved and adop¬ ted by the following: Agudas Achim Syngogue, Beth Jacob Congregation, Columbus Hebrew School, Congre¬ gation Ahavas Sholom and Temple Tifereth Israel. Parents are urged to take note of this requirement. A boy must be enrolled in a Hebrew School by the time he reached nine years of age in order to receive four full years of education, prior to his becoming Bar Mitzvah. The desired age for a child lo enroll in a Hebrew School is seven.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1964-08-28|
|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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