Ohio Jewish Chronicle. (Columbus, Ohio), 1972-10-19, page 01
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u wen °«° 'rTtVbl' 3S -sth o-mo 'sxmvi ZJ/M Serving Columbus, "Central" and Southwestern Ohi<TfflK. VOL. SO NO. 43 OCTOBER 19, 1972 - CHESHVAN 11 "iJjiSi Authorities Warn Jewish Groups To Screen Mail For Explosives 0n»*t4 '!• MmttitMii Scenes from the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Cofumbus Torah Academy. Columbus Torah Academy Breaks Ground A crowd of over 600 members of the community gathered this past Sunday morning, in a field on Cherrybottom, Rd. to, par¬ ticipate in ground breaking ceremonies at the site of the new Columbus Torah Academy." ;This ceremony being another step toward -the goal of continued growth and existence and a per¬ manent Home for the Academy. The first step was made over 14 years ago by the establishment' of the Columbus Torah Academy through the foresight and concentrated efforts of a number of community ac¬ tivists,- including Rabbis David Stavsky iand Samuel Rubenstein, Harry Gilberg, Jerome Schottenstein,"the Jate Leon l Schoittenstein, Frank .Nutis and many others. ^"Oie ceremonies for the day were led by Melvin [.Schottenstein. Activities began with a processional of the children of the school followed by a pledge of allegiance and singing of the Star Spangled Banner and Hatikvah. The invocation was delivered by Dr. Jerome Folkman, Rabbi of Temple Israel. Dr. Samuel Portman; President Columbus Torah Academy welcomed all in* attendance. Irving Fried; principal of the Academy introduced the consecration speakers, Rabbi Samuel W. Rubenstein and Rabbi David "Stavsky, with the acknowledgement of their extreme dedication and untiring efforts over the past 14 years as a driving force in bringing the community day school to its present existence. In their speeches, Rabbis Rubenstein and Stavsky "eluded to Harry Gilbert as the "vissionary of the school." Following the consecration addresses, Rabbi Nathan Zelizer, Congregation Tifereth Israel read from the scriptures. This was followed by most refreshing remarks on behalf of the (CONTINUED ON PAGE « NEW YORK, (JTA)- Federal authorities have met discreetly with leaders of Jewish organizations in recent days to advise them to take extra precautions in screening incoming mail; especially mail postmarked from Italy and Malaysia, on the possibility that it may contain explosives, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned this week. The authorities have warned Jewish leaders to scrutinize all their mail, whether let¬ ters or bulky packages, for any suspicious content. If mail seems suspicious in any way, the authorities have advised, the recipients should set it aside unopened and call either police or postal authorities. They warned that this procedure should be followed even if the ^jn.ame.-of-.-the sender is familiar to the recipient./ Federal authorities have not said that any one Jewish-* organization or leader is earmarked to receive letter bombs but as one spokesman put it, "We're covering the field in order to safeguard all- organizations from any possible danger." The meetings with- Jewish leaders were part of an in¬ tensive campaign announced by the White House; following the spate of; letter bombs mailed to Jewish and Israeli officials in this country and abroad, one ol which killed an Israeli diplomat in London. Earlier letter bombs were postmarked Amsterdam but the most recent ones have come from Malaysia. Postal authorities in New York were checking all Hadassah mail following receipt of letter bombs from Malaysia by Mrs. Rose L. Halprin honorary vice-president of Hadassah, and Hannah" Goldberg, former executive, director of the women's Zionist organization. Mrs. Halprin received the booby- trapped letter at her home in Manhattan. The one ad¬ dressed to Miss Goldberg came to the Hadassah office. Both letters were opened but in each case the explosive device inside failed to 'detonate. Mrs. Haljirin told the JTA that there was "absolutely no alarm" at the Hadassah office which has about 100 employees, mostly women. She said the office routine has not been affected. Ilane Kaplan, executive secretary, said stringent security measures have been in- (CONTINUEO ON PAGE 10) Zion Installation Is Oct. 22 J. Sillman To Receive Award Voter Dilemma Is Topic For Center Public Affairs Forum Annual Jewish Family Service Meeting Will Be November 12 .The 64th Annual Meeting of Jewish Family Service will be held on Sunday, November 12, 7:30 p.m., at the Esther C. Melton I Community Services | Building, .1175 College I Avenue. Abe A. Wolman,.-Chair-." Iman, Jewish Family Service :■ ^Nominating Committee,* I announced the fallowing ! slate of nominees:. Officers,. I for one year terms ending in • 11973: President, Arthur J. Ilsaac, Jr.; y Vice-Presidents, lMrs. Martin Godofsky and ISamuel Ray; Secretary, I Mrs: Bernard Feitlinger; Treasurer, Victor Krupman; Associate Treasurer, Her¬ bert S. Grossman. Board of Trustees: for three year terms ending in 1975; Michael* Bloch, William Friedman, Mrs. Gerald H. Topy, Joseph Kass," Mrs. .Louis J. Krakoff, Morris> Mendel, Mrs. Leon Schot-' tenstcin, Adolph Sommer, and Stanley Yenkin. For a one .year unexpired term: Mrs. Donald Katz and Dr. Daniel Zidel. For a two year unexpired term: Mrs. Nathan Koslin. Jewish Family Service (CONTINUED ON PAGE 101 "The Dilemma of the Jewish Voter" will be the topic of the first Jewish Center Public Affairs Forum on Monday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. Stephen Kurzman, Assistant Secretary for Legislation of the Depart¬ ment of Health, Education, and Welfare, will be the principal speaker for., the Republican Party. As Assistant Secretary for Legislation, Kurzman is the principal adviser to the Secretary on legislative matters and the chief liaison between the Department and the Congress. His office is responsible for coordination of the , Department's legislative program as well as the daily requirements of Congressional relations. Kurzman has served as Minority Counsel fo the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare; Legislative Assistant and Counsel to£enator Jacob K. Javits of New York; and Assistant U.S. Attorney for. the Southern District of New York. " ' ^ Justin Sillman, a past -president of B'nai B'rith Zion Lodge and widely known community leader, has been selected to receive the Sanford I. Lakin Memorial Award. The award will be presented to Mr. Sillman at the annual Lodge In¬ stallation Dinner, Oct. 22, which will be held at Beth Jacob Synagogue starting at 7 p.m. The Sanford I. Lakin Memorial Award, which is presented yearly, goes to ttfttf man who, in the opinion of the- nominating com¬ mittee, has rendered distinguished' and out¬ standing service to Zion Lodge; has performed faith¬ ful, loyal and conscieffftous service to the lodge for 25 years^pr more, and has given outstanding service either to the Jewish community or to the City qf Columbus. The award honors the first Columbus B'nai B'rith member of the armed forces to lose his life in World War II. Ernest Stern won the award in 1971. In addition to his service as past president' of Zion Dodge, Sillman has served as president of the Ohio- Kentucky; Region, General Chairman of District II, president of the District and Delegate to the former Supreme Lodge. Sillman, who is a member of Temple Israel, is a past president of the Jewish Family Service. Sillman received his law degree from Ohio State University, College of Law, is a member of the Colum¬ bus, Ohio' State and American Bar Associations, and is engaged in the practice of law at 88 E. Broad Street. - Commencing its 107th year, Zion Lodge will hold its annual installation of of¬ ficers at this time. New officers to be installed at Beth Jacob are: Dr. Richard H. Gurevitz, President; Alan S. Hackel, 1st Vice- President; Stephen M. Weiss, .2nd Vice-President; Jeffrey A. Grossman, Warden; Stephen A. Rubin, Guardian; Marshall B. Harris, Secretary; Harry S. Goldstein, Treasurer; Walter Katz, Honorary Treasurer; Joel H. Mirman, Chaplain; Jack S. Resler, Lawrence A. Rubenstein and Willard C. Bornstein, Trustees. For information and reservations contact the B'nai B'rith office by calling 231-6221. ' Soviet Jewry Situation Appears Worse This Week STEPHEN KURZMAN DR. HOWARD FINK Howard Fink, Professor of Law at Ohio State University and Floor-Leader for the. Ohio Democratic i Delegation, will speak1 for* thej^eniocratic Party, E)r; - Fihk*|raduated from Cornell. University and received his LLB from Yale in 1958. He was a Research'Alsociate at: Yale University. Fink joined the Ohio State *, University Law Faculty in 1965 and is a full professor. His specialty is civil procedure and • ilCONTINUED ON PAGE 11) NEW YORK (WNS)-The situation of the Jews in the Soviet Union appeared to worsen this week, as arrests, house searches and Harassments were carried out by police. In one of the worst7 incidents^'Vladimir 'Slepak was arrested and placed in solitary con¬ finement in a cell 3.3 feet by 1.6 feet for several days, Jewish sources reported, Slepak was arrested Sept. 19 during a hunger strike to protest the new emigration fees and was imprisoned for approximately two weeks, according to the sources. Earlier Grenville Janner, member of the British Parliament, had charged that Slepak was placed in a room with walls "covered with spikes and nails protruding from the cement." Sources here said however, that the Janner information was inaccurate due to mistranslation-, and. that, no spikes or nails protruded from the walls. The Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry reported also that 35 Jewish'musicians of the Soviet All Union Radio and Television Orchestra ... (CONTINUED ON PAGE 11) ^ I, .•!. h'f'i'i i> .8 )V ,1/ l> II I)
|Title||Ohio Jewish chronicle. (Columbus, Ohio), 1972-10-19|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
Franklin County (Ohio)
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|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle. (Columbus, Ohio), 1972-10-19, page 01|
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ZJ/M Serving Columbus, "Central" and Southwestern Ohi