Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1982-07-08, page 01
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af^JjiVrr Serving, Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community tor Over <0 Years \JP^ -.LIBRARY, OHIO HiSTOfUCAL SOC4*/r£ 1982 VELMA ave» COL:i, 0, 43211 EXCH VOL.60 NO.27 JULY 8,1982-TAMMUZ17 Devoted to American . and Jewish tdcafs. Shultz Appointment Concerns Israel's Supporters Envoy Presents Credentials JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israel's Ambassador to Zaire, Michael Michael, presented his credentials last week to President Sese Seko Mobutu. Zaire is the first African country to have resumed diplomatic relations with Israel after the Yom KippurWar." Reunion Of Hungarian Jews Planned JERUSALEM (JTA)—A Congress of Hungarian Jews is being organized for Jerusalem in April, 1984. The organizing committee here in Jerusalem said this week the Jerusalem International convention of Hungarian Jews would aim "to reunite a community shattered by Nazi persecution and to highlight its thousand year old heritage and great contributions to European culture. The date will mark the fortieth anniversary of the Nazis attempted destruction of all Hungarian Jewry. Ida Nudel Moves To Riga NEW YORK (JTA)-Ida Nudel, the Jewish emigration activist who returned to Moscow recently after serving a four year sentence of internal exile in Siberia, is moving to Riga, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews reported. Nudel, who owns a flat in a Moscow cooperative, indicated she was not making the move voluntarily. Jewish Museum Opens In Austria ^VIENNA (JTA)—Forty-four years after the Nazis closed down the first Jewish Museum in the world, built in Vienna at the end of the last century, a new Jewish museum was opened last month in Austria's easternmost province of Burgen-, land. The Austrian Jewish Museum opened its doors with a large exhibition called "1,000 Years of Austrian Jewry." Speaking at the opening ceremony, Theodor Kery, the Governor of Burgenland, expressed his gratitude to the Jewish community for its contribution to Austria in the fields of art, medicine, politics and economics. "My thanks may come late," Kery said, "but they should never be too late." Quoting the German philosopher arid social scientist Theodor Adorno, Kery added, "Anti-Semitism is the rumor about Jews. And this museum is intended to do away with such rumor." Ethnic Intimidation Crime In Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA (JTA)—A bill making ethnic intimidation, including intimidation of Jews, a crime in Pennsylvania, has been signed into law by Gov. Dick Thornburgh. In,' signing the measure, Gov. Thornburgh said that Pennsylvania "has a long and continuing heritage of brotherhood and tolerance, but a very sick and pathetic few insist in venting their anti-Semitism, racism and other forms of bigotry through acts which can only be described as terrorism." NEW YORK (JTA)- The surprise resignation of Secretary of State Alexander Haig and President Reagan's appointment to succeed him of George Shultz, president of the Bechtel Corp., the giant San Francisco-based engineering and construction firm, is causing great concern among friends of Israel in the United States. Compounding the concern over the naming ofjan official of a company that does billions of dollars of business annually with the Arab countries, and Saudi Arabia in "particular, is that Haig's resignation came as Israel was consolidating its victory over the Palestine Liberation Organization in Lebanon. Haig has supported Israel's contention that the results of the "Peace for Galilee" operation provide an opportunity to reunite Lebanon with a stable government in charge and with all foreign troops—Syria, the PLO and Israel—off its soil. But the reaction of joy at Haig's resignation in the Arab world shows that there is a perception there that United States policy in the Middle East will harden toward Israel and thus it will be more difficult to get Arab support for a solution in Lebanon that will exclude the PLO and the Syrians from that war-torn country. True Friend of Israel In fact, while both the White House and State Department are maintaining a diplomatic public silence about the reasons for Haig's sudden decision, reports are circulating that one of the major causes is his clashes with National Security Advisor William Clark, who has been advocating that the Administration take a harsher line with Israel over Lebanon. Haig was considered by the American Jewish community and by Israel as "a true friend of Israel." This was the sentiment voiced after the resignation by both members of Premier Menachem Begin's government and opposition Labor Alignment leader Shimon Peres. Haig always considered Sheldon S. Cohen To Be Featured At CJF Endowment Fund Event Former Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, law professor, Washington attorney, lecturer and writer, Sheldon S. Cohen will be the guest speaker at the second Annual Dinner of the Endowment Fund of Columbus Jewish Federation on Thursday, July 15, 6:30. p.m. at Winding Hollow Country Club. "What's New in Taxes in Washington?" which among other issues will focus on the Economic Recovery Tax Act and the effects and benefits of charitable giving in 1982, will be the topic of his address. Sheldon S. Cohen has a background that includes exciting credentials and a charismatic personality. He was Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, 1965-69 for which he served as Chief Counsel from 1963-65. He is currently in private practice in the Wash ington, D.C. firm of Cohen and Uretz but he has been a partner in the Firm of Arnold, Fortas and Porter 1960-63. He also teaches law at George Washington Uni- Community Members Encouraged To Join Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center Summer programs art well underway. Over 400 children are enjoying camp; baseball leagues for men, women and children are filled; and classes and spe-' cial trips are going'well. In addition, excitement in the community is mounting as the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center moves closer to its late fall completion. The Membership Committee, led by Chairman Dr,;Al Tyroler, has devised a plan to encourage community members to join the Center now in order to participate in upcoming activities in the current building as well as to assure their place in the New Jewish Center. "We are anticipating a huge surge in our membership with the opening of the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, and we are encouraging prospective members to join early so that they won't miss out on the excitement," Tyroler said. Members of the committee—Irene Daroe, Al Her- stig, Alan Lee, Helene Lehv, Susan Levin, Nancy Paul, Ellen Rogers, Bea Rotb, Larry Shell, Peter Stabl, Phil Weintraub and Alan Wernick—have devised the following plan. Those joining before Aug. 31 will be exempt from the $25 registration fee. In addition, those new members will receive. $20 worth of class coupons for the fall session which begins Sept, 12. "That represents a potential savings of up to $45," Tyroler said. More information about membership and the New Center can be obtained by calling the Membership Office at the Center, 231-2731. Sheldon S. Cohen versity Law School and is Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law. Cohen's list of professional, civic and Jewish organizational affiliations are broad and numerous. He has served on the boards of George Washington University, Jewish Theological Seminary; Common Cause; National Foundation for Jewish Culture; Jewish Welfare Board; United Synagogues of America; United Jewish Appeal Federation of the District of Columbia. Additionally, he has served in numerous executive capacities as a former president of tbe Jewish Social Service Agency, and Past President of George Washington Law Association and American Israel Tax Foundation- former Vice-President, Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Community Center and United Jewish Appeal Federation, 1980-81 in his native Washington, D.C. His committee memberships include General Counsel, Democratic National committee (1972-77);/ member, Advisory Committee, Institute of Estate Planning; University of Miami Law Center (1969-present); member, Executive Committee, Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (1975-present); Board of Editors, National Law Journal (1978-present); National Academy of Public Administration Panel on Study of Intelligence Division of the Internal Revenue Service, (1976-present); Chairman of Committee on Energy Policy, (1978-present) ; Board of Editors, Na- tional Law Journal (1978-present) and Trustee, United Jewish Endowment Fund. (1978-present). His articles have appeared in legal and accounting jour- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 9) Israel the U.S.'s most important ally in the Mideast. This is not the view of Shultz, Who has had close ties with the Saudis during his years with Bechtel. While Shultz has not expressed many views on foreign affairs, he has spoken out on the Mideast. In an interview during the 1980 presidential campaign, he said the only differences he had with Reagan were on the Mideast and specifically referred to a speech then-candidate Reagan made to B'nai B'rith International in September 1980 supporting Israel. In that speech, Reagan called Israel "a major stra: tegic asset to America," labelled the PLO as "terrorists" and said "Jerusalem is now and will continue to be one city, undivided." The 61-year-old Shultz was believed to be Reagan's first choice for Secretary of State in 1981. But he withdrew when it became apparent there was strong opposition to the naming of two high- ranking Bechtel officials to major Cabinet posts. Caspar Weinberger%as ariofficer of Bechtel when he was named Secretary of Defense. Weinberger has been considered the leading critic of Israel in the Administration. His view, that while supporting Israel's security, the U.S. must seek other friends in the Mideast, is one that Shultz is expected to share. The strongest public statement so far against the appointment has come from Sen. Alan Cranston (D. Calif.), who called it "bad news for Israel" and "bad news potentially for the cause of peace and stability in the Middle East." A member of the Foreign Relations Committee, which is expected to begin confirmation hearings on July 12, Cranston said he will question (CONTINUED ON PAGE 12) Study Shows Drop In Number Of Jewish Students In USSR LONDON (JTA)-The number of Jewish students at Moscow's institutions of higher education is roughly half what it was ten years ago, says a report by the Institute of Jewish Affairs (IJA), research arm of the World Jewish Congress. Analyzing the figures, Dr. Lukas Hirszowicz, senior res- search officer, says that although demographic decline and the age structure of Soviet Jewry partly explain the fall, the figures "certainly provide statistical evidence that discrimi nation is also a cause." The fall in numbers paralleled the decline of the Soviet Jewish student population as a whole. Hirszowicz estimates the 1980 figure for all USSR Jewish students at 50-55,000, compared with almost 112,000 in 1968-9. The Soviet Jewish population declined by 15.8 percent and by 13.2 percent in the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic (RSFSR), which includes Moscow, in the period between the census of 1970 and 1979.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1982-07-08|
|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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