Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1981-02-26, page 01
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. ■» Ml. t«V Wm* ..i^ Sl»*l *.. m. ..M.-iiM».M... ^ t'nr-.nllL woZmm. ■»Mlfifc.»J.h «-..*■ .«.i-ij!lJ,.MS--Vi_i! ;*. ~*»-UJrf»!M'a-• V«- -»-—■ .J *,, j- *-. *■ ijg n. 'il&M &»■!(>■-^ «Si«j«u»*i &a^i^.^^ OfflOJEWl HRQ3NKLLE SJIaU^ Servi"fl Columbus and Central Ohio JewishCommunity for Over 50 Years \Q^ ..UBRM?Y,-0Hl0vHl3T0ni0AL.SO^^; •1 982 SyEJ-Mi\ AVE «.. v_ „ >.,„ • ;E^oH. VOL.59 NO.9 FEBRUARY 26,1981-ADAR122 A group of Russian children, now living in Columbus, - will sing in the Russian Festival and Fair, March 1 at - the Jewish Center. Their program, entitled "From Russia With Song" with feature,songs in Russian, English, Yiddish and Flebrew. The children are being coached by Sheila Batelman of the Jewish Family , Servicestaff. (PhotocrecM:LeoSchulman) Russian Children To Sin Activity is at a high pitch in preparation for "A Celebration of Freedom," the Russian Festival and Fair. The Jewish Family Service and Columbus' New Americans are putting the finishing touches on this exciting event to be held at the Jewish Center, Sunday, March 1, from 1-5 p.m. There will be many high- fights at the program. Dora Lebensteinj concert pianist, will make her Columbus debut. In addition, the grand, finale will consist of an ori-" ginal children's- musical, "From Russia With Songs." - Folk dancing, soccer and volleyball demonstrations as S. Weiner Appointed Men's ORT Annual Meeting Chairman well as chess and Russian Scrabble will be featured. Other exhibits and booths will include an art exhibit, an immigration information booth, children's activities and food. Stanley Yenkin, President of the Jewish Family Service, described and complimented the "creativity and hard work-of both the JFS and Jewish Center staff in helping this excellent event to its fruition." ' . . > .., PrK..,Car,l,..Y^iUejv„JFS." Executive'Director, explained the excitement of "having over 100 New Americans participating in the program in a voluntary capacity." Samuel B. Weiner has. been appointed chairman of the annual meeting of Columbus Men's ORT, according to Elliot Grayson, the organizations president. The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion 350 N, Parkview Ave. The Men's ORT Chapter's gathering will feature David Hermelin, vice president of the American ORT Feder- Samucl B. Weiner ation and a prominent Detroit and national com-, munity leader, as keynote speaker. Grayson stated: "The last year saw a renewed, energetic and rapidly expanding Men's ORT putting its imprint on the community. We have grown tremendqusly in membership, -expanded.our educational programs, and most importantly established a large new community-wide constituency of scholarships contributors to the ORT worldwide technical colleges and schools system." Commenting on Weiner's appointment, Grayson said: "One of the most exciting things we have seen in the development of Columbus Men's ORT over the past years has been emergence of a team of young men who have pledged their energies, talents and time to ORT. This is most dramatically illustrated in a delegation of five couples that Columbus Men's ORT sent to the National Conference of the American ORT Federation last month in New York City." "Sam Weiner, who together with his wife, Fran, attended the Conference, is one of the men who has been leading in the rapid growth of the local chapter. As a member of the executive committee of our organization, he has been instrumental in developing new innovative programs,'* Grayson concluded. For further information concerning the annual meeting, call Jeffrey A. Paine at -253-7269.'• r vich Receives Joyous Welcome n Recent Arrival In Israel TEL AVIV (JTA)-Iosif Mendelevich arrived in Israel last week to a joyous welcome from hundreds of singing, dancing, cheering people, including Cabinet ministers who came to Ben Gurion Airport to greet him. The former Prisoner of Conscience, the last of the Jewish defendants at the' 1970 Leningrad hijack trial to be freed, had spent 11 years in Soviet prisons arid labor camps. His unexpected release electrified the nation. Premier Menachem Begin hailed it as a great event for the Jewish people, and Leon Dulzin, chairman of the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency Execu- tives( called his arrival here "a. festival for the Jewish people." He said Mendelevich had "suffered as an .Orthodox Jew and as a Zionist. . . He embodies the very essence of. the Zionist struggle—not to surrender, and tpjxiumph in the end." A'frso'rptiofi'Minisfer David Levy was on hand at the airport to personally present Mendelevich with Immigrant Certificate No. 1 as he stepped off the El Al plane that brought him from Vienna. The certificate is the first of the new series now issued by the Absorption Ministry instead-of the Jewish Agency as was the case in the past. The 33-year-old Orthodox Jew looked haggard from his - long ordeal and the excitement attending his freedom. Speaking fluent Hebrew, he told the welcomers, "As you greet me, so I greet you who are here building this country. May we all continue to observe the holy commandments enjoined on us by God." According to, his sister, Rivka Dori of Gush Etzion, who was at the airport to meet him, Mendelevich insisted on walking from Ben Gurion Airport to the West- ern Wall in, Jerusalem—a distance of some 40 miles, mostly uphill. He said he had studied maps while in prison and thought the distance was not too great. But friends •and relatives deterred-him from undertaking that feat. He was persuaded to travel by car to the outskirts of the city and continued his pilgrimage from there on foot. The reasons why the Soviet authorities decided to release Mendelevich at" this time—more than a year before he was due to complete his 12-year sentence—and allow him to leave for Israel, remained a mystery. All Begin would say, in a radio appearance yesterday, was that the Israeli government received hints two days earlier that he might soon be freed. He would not explain where the hints came from or how the release was achieved. Levy told reporters at the airport that many friendly governments, organizations and individuals had been active in attempting to. obtain freedom for Mendelevich but that much work remained to be done to secure the release of other (CONTINUED ON PAGE 14) Mixed Signals From Israel And U.S. On Arms Equipment Sale To Saudis WASHINGTON (JTA)—Mixed signals appear to be coming from Israel and from American friends of Israel toward the proposal that the U.S. deliver to Saudi Arabia additional fuel tanks and bomb racks to enhance the combat performance of the 60 F-15 jet fighters Saudi Arabia was authorized to purchase " herealmost th'ree:yeaYs'SgoV' The issue is now under consideration by the Reagan Administration. Key Senators have voiced protests against delivery of the extra equipment on grounds that it would upset the Israeli-Arab military balance and affect the security of the U.S. besides repudiating the pledge made by Defense Secretary Harold Brown to the Senate in 1978 that the F-15s being sold to Saudi Arabia would not be given improved combat capability. In Jerusalem, however, caution was expressed in the past few days by Israel government officials and similarly in Washington by some friends of Israel that the Congress should not make overt moves against the proposed delivery and thereby create a confrontation with the Reagan Administration, which thus far has been strongly supportive of Is rael. Ih that connection, nations conference in New observers noted the State Delhi, which called for .Department's- blast this moves to deprive Israel of its week at- the non-aligned (continued on page u> Marion Feldman will perform at The Jewish Center Community Orchestra Annual Winter Concert' on "Feb. 28. Marion Feldman To Perform Agudas Aehim To Sponsor Cantorial Concert March 29 On Sunday evening, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. the Agudas Achim Cantorial Concert will be held in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary celebration of the synagogue and in honor of Jewish Music Month.' Cantor Yehuda Shifman of Agudas Achim is directing the program and will also be one of the featured participants. The Agudas Achim Choir will also participate. - The Concert will also feature - the Temple Israel Choir, directed by Carol Maize and the Columbus Hebrew School Choir, directed by Sunny Ghitman. Cantors Neil Schwartz of Tifereth Israel, Eldwin Red- fern of Beth Jacob, Philip. Wolf of Columbus and Sarit Shifman, wife of Cantor Shifman will also star in this first for Columbus. This program will be an annual event in different synagogues and. temples .each year. The Concert-is free to the public.,. - A highlight of the forthcoming Annual Winter Concert of The Jewish Center Community Orchestra at the Center will be cellist Marion Feldman's rendition of Max Bruch's "Kol Nidrei" on Saturday, Feb. 28. The concert is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Miss Feldman, the guest soloist who is being brought to Columbus for this event by the Center's Cultural Arts Department will also be heard in the "Vionloncello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor" by Camille Saint-Saens. Miss Feldman began combining her career as teacher and performer upon graduation with a masters degree as a scholarship student at the Juilliard School of Music. For three years she was a member of the Princeton Chamber Orchestra, as well as playing with Musica Aeterna, the New York City Opera Orchestra and the Little Orchestra Society. Miss Feldman has appeared in- trio, quartette and quintette recitals throughout the Eastern part of the country. In addition to heading the Chamber Music Program at the International String Conference, she appeared there in concerts as well. The artist has been a featured performer in the Basically Bach New York Series. Praised for her rich sound as well as her combination of strong and sensitive playing, Miss Feldman is now a member of the New York Lyric Arts Trio with which (CONTINUED ON PAGE U) Something new has been added! CHECK The Marl ON PAGE 11 .
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1981-02-26|
|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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