Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1981-05-21, page 01
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fk*^J&iiam)gfa^ OfflOJE^e OMCLE Li BRAKY, OHIO H jS.TOR J CAL, SO-OV-/* 1 982 VELMy. AVE. OOL.y. 0,' 43211 ' EXCH Sf\\>y Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community tor Over 50 Years yUy\\K VOL.59 NO.21 MAY 21,198MYAR17 lag ba'Oinei* Lag ba'Omer, which occurs on the 18th day of Iyar (this year, May 82nd),''has been- celebrated as a semi- holiday since the time of the geonim. On Lag ba'Omer the traditional mourning customs of abstention kept during the Omer period (second day of Passover until Shavuot) are lifted. Hair- cutting and shaving are permitted, marriages are celebrated, and other sorts of entertainment enjoyed, e.g., music. The Sephardl ritual-permits haircuts and shaving only on the day following Lag ba'Omer. Lag ba'Omer in modern Israel is a.school holiday. Youngsters, light bonfires in open spaces in towns and villages and Student's Day is celebrated on the campuses of the different universities. The scores of weddings held on. Lag ba'Omer add to the festive character of this semi- holiday U.S. Continues To View ebanon Situation Serious Turning the first shovels of dirt at the recent Groundbreaking Ceremony for The New Jewish Center were (left to right): Edwin Ellman, Irving Schottenstein, Melvin Schottenstein, Michael Talis, William Goldman, Dr. James Tennenbaum, David Roth, Barton Schachter. Accompanying them in song were the Center's preschoolers. GOLDMAN: SUPPORT OF ENTIRE COMMUNITY NEEDED TO MEET FINANCIAL COMMITMENT WASHINGTON (JTA)- The State Department confirmed last week that U.S. special envoy Philip Habib returned to Jerusalem for further meetings with Premier Menachem Begin and other Israeli officials. Habib held a second round of talks with President Elias Sarkis of Lebanon in Beirut last week and with President Hafez Assad of Syria. The State Department continued to stress the seriousness with which the U.S. views the situation in Lebanon. But it refused again to make a public assessment as to whether Habib has made any progress toward' resolving the crisis over the deployment of Syrian anti-aircraft missiles Women Appointed To Groundbreaking Ceremony Ki3y UJA Positions nd Dramatic CJF Young Leaders To Meet May 27 The Federation Young Leadership Program ■ chaired by Marti Netler and Jeffrey Sherman will be holding its next session Wednesday, May 27,8 p.m. at the Esther C. Melton Building. Rabbi Harvey Goldman will be the keynote speaker, discussing the topic "The Jewish View of Sexuality." Rabbi Goldman, in addition to his activities as Rabbi of'Temple Israel, is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Counselors, is on the board. of Planned Parenthood and Columbus Jewish Federation, and is a member> Over 400 adults and children attended the Groundbreaking Ceremony for The New Jewish Center on Friday, May 15. At 9:30 a.m., co-chairpersons Bea Roth and Dr. James Tennenbaum welcomed everyone and expressed the joy and excitement that were felt at having reached this milestone in the history of the Columbus Jewish community,-w-. —-.».— *■, .- Highlights of the program included acknowledgments of local dignitaries. City Council President M.D. Portman read a resolution from the City of Columbus congratulating The Jewish Center on groundbreaking for its new facility. Bill Schwanekamp and Jack Wallick spoke on behalf of the Center's subventing agencies, the United Way and the -Columbus Jewish Federation, respectively. A dramatic moment was. the turning of the first shovels of dirt by representatives of all areas of' Center -life. Participants were Edwin Ellman, William Goldman, David Roth, Barton Schach- Schiff To Receive Award At Israel Bond Dinner Yitzhack I. Rager, President, Development Corporation for Israel, announces the presentation of the coveted "Heritage Award" to Herbert H. Schiff for his ter, Irving Schottenstein, Melvin Schottenstein, Michael Talis and Dr. James Tennenbaum. The Jewish Center preschoolers, wearing construction hats, sang (CONTINUEDON PAGE 11) Two Columbus women, long active in Jewish community life, have recently been appointed to key national leadership positions within the United Jewish Appeal. Mrs. Karen Moss has been appointed to the Young Women's Division Executive Committee of the UJA and has been selected as Chair- worn an of the Young Jewish Center Announces Honorees At Annual Meeting ...~-T<h e~ -Je w*s-h-~Ce n t e r announces that Bea Roth, Steve Shkolnik, Pam Klynn and Sandy Scheiner will be honored with special awards at the Annual Meeting on ber-ifoEreeveral-yeaEsV'Shkol'— nik is currently Chairman of the Health and Physical Education Committee. Judith Swedlow Women's Leadership Cabinet for the East Central Region of the UJA encompassing Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Mrs. Moss recently served as Chairwoman of the Columbus Jewish Federation's Young Women's Division for the 1981 United -Jewish Fund Sandy Scheiner Wednesday, June 17. According to Awards Chairman Ed Eisenberg, "These four outstanding volunteers Yitzhack 1. Rager devotion to the traditions and values of Judaism as manifest in his service t, o the Jewish people and,to building the economy and promoting the growth of' Israel through Israel Bonds. Making the presentation at the dinner will be Jack Weiler, recognized throughout the United States and on the world Jewish scene as one of the great Jewish leaders of our time. Edwin M. Ellman is Chairman of Dinner, Melvin L. Schottenstein, Co-chairman, and Gordon B. Zacks, Honorary Chairman. Reservations for the dinner may be made through the Israel Bond office, 2&-7212'. .' Bea Roth Co-recipients of the Mitzvah Volunteer Award are Pam Klynn and Sandy Scheiner. Mrs. Klynn, President of Gallery Players, has been responsible in large part for the success of all aspects of Cultural Arts programming. Mrs. Scheiner, a member of the Camp and Health* and Physical Education Committees, chaired the Health and Fitness Fair, Women's Health Lecture" Steve Shkolnik will headline the awards recognition that evening because of their outstanding volunteer service to, the Center," Bea Roth, recipient of the Continuous Dedication Award, has been active in Center life for over 30 years. Steve Shkolnik is slated to receive the Koach Leader- j ship Award1. A Board mem- Pam Klynn ' Series and other Women's Physical. Education programs. ,1 (CONTINUED pNPa\GE4.1> Karen Moss Campaign. Mrs. Judith Swedlow has also recently been appointed to a leadership position, having been selected to serve on the.UJA National Women's Division Executive Cabinet. Mrs. Swedlow has been an active leader in the Columbus Jewish community. She is currently a Vice President of the Columbus Jewish Federation and is a past Chairwoman of the Women's and Young Women's Division of the United Jewish Fund Campaign. Mrs. Swedlow has also been the recipient of the Columbus Jewish Federation's, Therese Stern Kahn Young Leadership Award. The evening is planned to be both interesting and enlightening. For additional information, call the Federation office; 237-7686. ■ ■ *»»»• in that country. Department spokesman Dean Fischer said the downing of an Israeli drone (pilot- less photo reconnaissance plane) by Syrian missiles over Lebanon "underlines' the extreme seriousness of the situation which Ambassador Habib is trying to defuse.^-—-'".., Fischer continued to deny that there was any American plan on tJte-J&bJe f6r resolving the crisis and preventing an all-out shootu%, wat~be- tween Israel andsSynzi. When President Reagan sent Habib to the Middle East as' his personal representative, his mission was described as that of "listener" to what the leaders of the three governments involved had to say. Fischer refused to say whether Habib was now a "talker." He said the Habib "mission is to try to .bring about a reduction of tensions." Fischer also refused to say whether the U.S. had had any further contacts with the .-Spj^y^Uin over the.situa- tion" in Lebanon. He would not comment on a Syrian statement that the Soviet Union was bound to defend them if they are attacked. CRC Expresses Shock The Community Relations Committee of the Columbus "Jewish Federation, through its Interfaith Task Force, expresses its shock at the senseless attempt on the life of Pope John Paul II. Ira O. Kane, Chairman of the Community Relations Commit: tee, said that the Committee condemned the action of those responsible and offers its fervent hopes and prayers that the Pope will have a speedy and complete recovery from his wounds.' He also expressed the Committee's hopes and prayers that the others wounded in the attack , will have a speedy and complete recovery. In a letter to the Most Reverend Bishop Herrmann. Kane offered the heartfelt support of the CRC and Jewish community to the Catho- lie community and expressed prayers for the Pope's recovery. Hillel Meeting Joe Paul will be nominated- to succeed Benson Wolman as president of the Hillel Foundation at the Ohio State University at -the Annual Meeting on Tuesday. May 26 at 8 p.m. The announcement was made by Nelson Gen- shaft, chairman of the Nominating Committee. ■J ' (CONTINUED ON,PA©Eii:,f i ' '-''I ■ !
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1981-05-21|
|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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