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i; I i: OffiOJE^lI HROMCLE 1Jl\\# Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community tor Over 60 Years ^Q\\K h!n5ARY> 0Hl° HlSTORJOAU- SOC^CrTV 1982 VELMA AVE, ^ CQL-3, 0, 43311 EXCH VOL.60 NO.51 DECEMBER 1C, 1982-KISLEV 30 Devoted to American and Jewish ideals ©wish Emigration From USSR Reduced To Trickle, State Department Report Says Chanukah Beloved By Children Chanukah is and always will be a holiday especially beloved by children. Pictured above is Julie Anna Freedman watching older brother Adam light the Chanukah candles. The last day of Chanukah is Saturday, Dec. 18. The last light is kindled on Friday evening, Dec. 17, before the Shabbos candles. WASHINGTON (JTA)- Emigration by Jews from the Soviet Union continued to be just a trickle during the last six months while repression of activists and discrimination of Jews continued to increase in the USSR, according to a State Department report issued last week. "The repression of Jewish activists has paralleled the repression of other dissenters," it was noted in the 13th semi-annual report by the President of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on the Implementation of the Helsinki Final Act. "The precipitous drop in Jewish emigration, which began in 1980 has continued, and current emigration levels are so drastically low that emigration has all but ceased to be a practical option for Soviet Jews," the report said. The report, which covers the period from June 1 to Nov. 30, was submitted by Secretary of State George Shultz to Rep. Dante Fascell Jerusalem Museum Exhibit To Be At Hillel The internationally acclaimed photographic exhibit "Jerusalem: Keeping the Past Alive" will be on display in Columbus, Jan. 3-21 in the auditorium of the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation. The exhibit is a unique, 50 panel photographic essay depicting Jerusalem's ancient beauty and historical significance. A champagne reception for Friends of Hillel on Jan. 9 will mark the exhibit's opening. The receptfon, to be held at the Hillel Foundation, will include an introduction to the exhibit by Dr. Reuven Ahroni, faculty member at the Ohio State University, and is sponsored by the David and Anne Genshaft Foundation. The exhibit is on loan courtesy of the Israel Embassy, Washington, 'D.C, as a part of a year-long tour of North American cities. In photographs and explanatory essays, the exhibit focuses on Jerusalem's archaeological past and various projects in the restoration of its civil and religious architectual heritage. Most memorable of the displays is that which chronicles the restoration of the ancient Jewish Quarter of the city from the ruins in which it was found in 1967 to the living neighborhoods of today. Religious sites4mpor-' tant to Christianity and, Islam are also shown and their restoration depicted.' Archaeological findings are detailed and explained. The Columbus exhibition was arranged by the Institute of Students and Faculty for Israel and is co-sponsored by the Ohio State University Gallery of Fine aArt and* the B'nai B'rith Hillel a* • ■ a#j Foundation, ft will be open CnlunlCI@ Olf&fS for viewing at the B'nai V1IIWIIVW VIIVI9 B'rith Hillel Foundation, 46 E. 16th Ave., Mondays through Fridays,, 11 a.m.-S" p.m., and Sundays from 5:30-8 p.m. For further information, call 294-4797. Dr. Irving Greenberg New Columnist Berkowitz And Tilson Co-Chair Federation's'Night For Life' Dr. Jackie Berkowitz and Bethanne Tilson have been appointed co-chairpersons of the 13th annual Columbus Jewish Federation "Night For Life," it was recently announced. "Night For Life," scheduled for Saturday night, Jan. 15, wilt be held in the new Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center. Several surprises are planned for this year's event. Mrs. Tilson has been involved in the Young Women's Division Cabinet for several years. In addh tion, she recently served as co-chairperson of the Young Leadership Mission to Is- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 5) In its continuing effort to present its readers with articles on contemporary topics of concern, the Ohio Jewish Chronicle announces that beginning this year, it Will feature a column by Dr. Irving Greenberg, director ol the National Jewish Resource Center in New York. Dr. Greenberg, a summa cum laude graduate of Brooklyn College, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. In addition to his position at the NJRC, he is the associate editor of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies. He also writes for numerous other Jewish publications. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 9) (D. Fla.) chairman of the Commission. It noted that emigration figures for Jews, ethnic Germans and Armenians, the three groups that have been allowed to emigrate have dropped sharply. "Only 2,207 Jews were allowed to emigrate in the first nine months of 1982," the report said. "If projected to the end of the year, this would result in the emigration of less than 3,000 Jews in 1982, compared to 51,300 in 1979, when emigration from the USSR reached its zenith." The report added that "there are reports from a number of areas in" the USSR that local offices of visas and registration (OVIR) officials have been telling prospective emigrants that 'Jewish emigration is coming to an end.' Many Soviet Jews attribute this decline to the deterioration of East-West relations in the past several .-years and to Soviet fears of a Jewish 'brain-drain.' Soviet Jewish sources estimate that there still are more than 300,000 Soviet Jews who possess the letters of invitation from Israel necessary for application to emigrate." The report noted that at least 14 persons have been arrested this year for "merely indicating a desire to emigrate." The applica- Early Copy Deadline ■•.*Ai .>,'■ '.' ;■■■.•-;.■■.- .;'.■.; . ■. Copy Deadline for the : DecV, 30 issue of the Ohio Jewish Chio n i'c J e i!s; v;ThvUsaay;::-Dec.';y23,^ati:8 > ja.m. Deadline for the.JanT ■;(6 i s stu e ' v\: s VV8 V a . rtv X fT>ursday^ DecVVSO. :The; ♦'Chronicle office will be; closed V.Friday.',';.- Dec. .24; and Friday, Dec, 30. tion process has become "even more difficult" and efforts to receive documents are "very time consuming and often, because of bureaucratic obstructionism, virtually impossible." Jewish refuseniks have been intimidated into ending their contacts with foreigners, according to the report. It noted that, in September, the KGB warned the leading Moscow refusenik, Aleksandr Lerner, to end his contacts with diplomats, cor- respondents and other visitors or face trial and imprisonment. Western Tourists Treated With Crudeness In addition, the report noted that "the authorities have treated Western tourists who met with dissidents, religious believers or refuseniks with usually heavy-handed crudeness and have denied visas to others whom they have suspected of intending to do so." This has been particularly true in Leningrad, but also in Moscow and Kiev. "For instance, an official of a U.S. Jewish organization was warned by-several strangers in her Moscow hotel to 'start behaving responsibly' by ceasing to meet with refuseniks," the report said. The report also noted that one of the most active Jewish culture-Hebrew study circles in Moscow led by Pavel Abramovich was suspended in June under pressure from the authorities. "There have been numerous reports of discrimination against Jews, such as denial of access to higher education," the report said. It said that 11 Jews had their higher degrees revoked (CONTINUED ON PAGE 9) PEOPLE IN PROFILE Author Nancy Rubin Examines 'The New Suburban Woman9 By Judith Franklin Chronicle News Editor Nancy Rubin, author of The New Suburban Woman, was in town last week to speak at the annual paid-up membership luncheon of the Columbus Section of the National Council of Jewish Women at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and to conduct research for her forthcoming, but as yet untitled, book on piodern motherhood. Rubin, herself the mother of two- and a New York suburbanite, realized several years ago that her role as a suburban woman was ' changing. Because this w,as a topic about which very little had been written, she decided to use her background as a newspaper and free lance writer and experience working in a publishing house to write a book on "the new suburban woman." This project took her, a little over two years ago, to such cities as Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, San Francisco—even Columbus, and through organizations like the League of Women Voters, the YWCA, the Urban League and' the National Council of Jewish Women, she was put in touch with women from all walks of life. Frota these women, she learned that the image of the "dull, spoiled, sterile, pill popping, neurotic" suburban woman with the station wagon, staying home to take care of hubby and the kids, was very much on their minds and was.-in fact, causing them many identity problems and feelings of inadequacy. "People kept saying they were not the typical suburban woman," Rubin noted, and she found that women felt they were not "living up to their own ex pectations," Why was Columbus among the cities she chose for her research? "Because it is a small midwestern city," she explained, "and being a test market is fairly representative of national trends." Any change taking place in the nation, she was certain, would be evident in Columbus. And it was. She found that women in Columbus had the same con* cerns as their counterparts in larger cities and were, like them, developing expanded roles while moving away from the traditional suburban ones. Rubin, who has written for the JVew York Times and the Ladies Home Journal, is a fellow in Child Development and Social Policy at Bush Center at Yale, a fellow at MacDowell in Peterborough, N.H.; a Time, Inc., Scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Middlebury, Vt., and has been interviewed on hundreds of television and radio programs, including 'Phil Donahue' and the 'CBS Morning News.' She speaks to as many groups as possible when her busy schedule allows, .because she feels, "We women need all the encouragement we can get." Her book, The JVew Subur-, bah Woman, is available Nancy Rubin locally or from her publisher, Coward, McCann, Inc.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1982-12-16|
|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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