Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1982-10-28, page 01
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Guest speakers at key sessions of .the United Jewish Appeal East Central Region Conference hosted by Columbus Jewish Federation this weekend are (1. to r.) Carl Levin, Wolf Blitzer and Benjamin Netanyahu. Community Invited To Attend UJA Conference This Weekend The Columbus Jewish Federation is hosting the United Jewish Appeal East Central Regional Conference from Friday, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Downtown Sheraton. Community leaders from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and throughout Ohio will be in Columbus. The entire Columbus Jewish community is invited to attend Conference programs which feature speakers of national and international reputation. Program highlights include; • Shabbat Dinner, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at a cost of $17 per person. The guest speaker will be Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Religion at George Washington University. He will address the topic, "Confronting Jewish Morality." An Oneg Shabbat and Israeli dancing will follow. • Saturday Luncheon, at $12 per person, which will be held at 11:30 a.m. and will feature Gordon Zacks, who will discuss the "Geo Political Situation in the Middle East—Today and Tomorrow." Following lunch, there will be a panel discussion, "Israel, American Jewry, Media," moderated by Ira Kane. Panel members will be Wolf Blitzer, Washington correspondent for the Jerusalem Post; Dr. Michael Berenbaum and Charney Bromberg, Associate Director NJCRAC. - • A- Cocktail- Reception hosted by the Columbus Jewish Federation held at the Ohio Theatre from 7-8 p.m. • Dinner at the Agudas Achim Congregation at 8:30 p.m. at a cost of $22 per person. It will feature The Honorable Carl Levin, United States Senator from Michigan, as guest speaker. • Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon at which Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel Minister Plenipotentiary, will speak. The cost is $10 per person. "The Conference will offer (CONTINUED ON PAGE 10) WARSAW (JTA)-Despite the problems that beset our nation, our Jewish community does not suffer extra hardship," averred Shmuel Tenenblatt, the 'youngish, pleasant-faced editor of the Folks-Sztyme, a Jewish newspaper that has been published here week in and week out through the years. "The attitude of the government toward our Jewish people is quite benevolent and positive," Tenenblatt claimed. Indeed, government policies appear to be most constructive in a literal sense. Governmental agencies, including the Historical Landmark Commission, are busy reconstructing the BBW Menorah Event Scheduled For Sunday elude Thelma Goldberg and Irene Daroe. Chapter chairwomen responsible for coordinating the advertising aspect are Nancy Heller, Avodah; Lee Goodman, Candlelight; Irene Daroe, Twin Rivers; Susan Guggen-. heimer and Pauline Eisenman, Zion, and Jean Robbins, Masada. Recipe chairwoman is Rhoda Glass. Mike Harden, columnist of the Citizen-Journal, will be the featured program, Leslie Mendelsohn, who just returned from Israel, will speak of her visit to the Children's Home. For further information, call Sheryl Heit (866-9156). Mrs. Bessie Folkman will be the Honoree of the Day at the 1982 B'nai B'rith Women Menorah Event for the Children's Home in Israel. It will be held this Sunday, Oct. 31, -at-ll-:30a.m. at the.Winding. Hollow Country Club. Each donor attending will be the recipient of the 1982-83 Ad Book, incorporating recipes and a calendar format so that it can be used as a date book throughout the year. Bobbie Benjamin has been serving as Ad Book chairwoman and typist for B'nai B'rith Women's council of • Columbus. Those assisting in the assembly of the book in- large Nossek Synagogue, located in the former ghetto and destroyed by the Nazis on May 17, 1943. They are also restoring the Jewish Historical Institute, which was left in a shambles under prior governments. The Ida Kaminska Theater, now housed in a handsome, well-equipped building in the center of town and performing the plays of Peretz, Sholem Aleichem and others, is supported by public funds. The Joint Distribution Committee is permitted to bring in kosher food for consumption in homes and in one or two restaurants. Despite the lack of formal relations between the governments of Poland and Israel, the Hebrew language may be studied at the University of Warsaw. Cultural and other educational ties between the two countries are quietly fostered. Seeking Jewish Approval It seems apparent that the Polish government seeks Jewish approbation, and various departments, including ORBIS, the Polish National Tourist Agency, are making all kinds of plans in anticipation of April 9, 1983—the 40th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising—when it expects an outpouring of thousands of Jews from abroad to commemorate the most terrifying chapter in the history of the city. Remnant Of A Great Jewish People Of the 3.5 million Jews in Abba Eban Says Israel Is in A State of Moral Anguish TORONTO (JTA)-"Is- rael is now in a state of moral anguish. We are trying to weigh the losses and gains of a very dramatic summer. We have to ask: have we really eliminated the PLO? Was it worth the loss of nearly 400 of our young men to move the PLO from Beirut to Damascus?" This statement was made here by Israel's former Foreign Minister Abba Eban in an address to 2,500 people attending the opening session of B'nai B'rith International convention. Eban, now a Labor Party member of the Knesset, said there is a division of opinion in Isreal about issues arising from the war in Lebanon. "Diaspora Jews should take pride in the fact that Israel is a pluralist democracy and they (diaspora Jewry) need not be afraid of stating their own views on issues. Diaspora Jews should not be inhibited." Eban said the dissent among Jews is "about really two wars: the war of the Galilee and the war of Beirut. Each stands in its own pattern of justification." Nature Of The Dissent He added that there was no real dissent in Israel over the war of the Galilee. ".lews in the north (of Israe}) are entitled not only to protection from attack, but also from the threat of attack." The dissent, Eban asserted, is over the war in Beirut. "Those who favored this ,war wanted to remove the PLO, stabilize Lebanon, elect a Lebanese President and have peace from Lebanon to Egypt," he said. But he added that he does not believe that the PLO has been removed as a.threat. Eban criticized world leaders for sympathizing with PLO chief Yasir Arafat when they should be sympathizing with the Palestinian people. Arafat,' he charged "is the author of their suffering." "We are learning about the limited ability of war to bring about peaceful, objectives." The Israeli diplomat said there are two questions about the war in Beirut: (1) how not to lose it and (2) how to bring it to a successful conclusion. , He said that Lebanon is not stabilizing. "You can trust, that Lebanon will disinte- . grate by the hand of its own people. There is a total lack of national solidarity. Israel's function is not to re- ' build or stabilize 'Lebanon but to insure the stability of , Israel," Eban said. "We are learning about the limited aV.,' .i .;; !o i'i"'i"._ .i.rout t, nin-t. ■% I1,..- I \ Vint Hit: Media Eban called the attempts to exclude Israel from United Nations agencies "monstrous" and "showing complete contempt for the UN Charter." He expressed the hope that Canada would join the United States in opposing this action. Eban also assailed the news media for applying "double values" in discussing Israel, stating that he would have more respect for press if it had shown equal interest in terrorism and killings in other parts of the world. Reagan To Decide Rumania's Status WASHINGTON (JTA)- President Reagan will decide this spring whether to recommend the Most Favored Nation (MFN) trade status for Rumania "not on Rumanian pledges but Rumanian performances on human rights issues'' such as emigration, State Department spokesman John Hughes said. He noted that when congress was considering extension of MFN .for Rumania last summer, the Rumanian government promised to improve its emigration procedures and said it would discuss the issue with U.S. officials. Elliot Abrams, Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs,, held discussions on emigration procedures in Bucharest Oct. 6-7. Hughes said the talks "made real progress but reached no final accord, and MFN for Rumania for next year is not assured." He said the two governments will continue discussions "and we will watch carefully to see if the delays and harassment applicants for migration have fatted are now being eliminated." Peaceful e Turmoil Poland before the war, three million were exterminated. Jews had lived in Poland for 1,000 years and had played a major role in the formation of Poland. Today, according to Tenenblatt, there are only some 10,000 or 11,000 Jews left, mainly elderly, since the younger Jews emigrated in 1968-69 during the era of Wladyslaw Gomulka when a campaign was waged against "Zionists" and "revisionists." Tenenblatt felt there were actually a somewhat larger number of Jews in the country but that many preferred to live without Jewish identity. "It's so strange," he said, "to see so many people whom one would not have thought to be Jewish coming to shul on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. They emerge on those days and disappear for the rest of the year." He estimated that there were 3,000 Jews in Warsaw, about 1,000 in Cracow and the rest in Lodz, Stettin, Wroclaw and Katowice. In 14 cities and towns, Jews come together under the auspices of the Kultur Geseilschaft- liche Verband to enjoy an occasional evening of Yiddish and Israeli interest. Tenenblatt insisted that his Folks-Sztyme was the leading unifying cultural force among Jews. With a staff of 15, he turns out a large-format, well-illus- trated paper with nine pages in Yiddish—including a regular column entitled "Jews of the World"-and three pages in Polish, and its 3,000 copies are eagerly devoured by the news-hungry remnant of a great Jewish people.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1982-10-28|
|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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