Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1983-07-21, page 01
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'■"£■" •r Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years UBBARY, OHIO HISTORICAL **>C4^ ..1-S82.VE.lMa AVE*.;. . . EXQH OOLB, 0*. WWC.! I VOL.61 NO. 29 July21,1983-AVll I $ ( l> * Avital Shcharansky Addresses Rally For Her Husband On Capitol Steps B'nai B'rith has sponsored Children's Home Day at the Ohio State Fair for the last 18 years. Pictured above, in 1981, are (I. to r.) former Gov. James Rhodes; Steve Grossman, chairman of the event that - year; Eleanor Resler, presenting plaques of appreciation for their continued support to Rhodes and R. David Thomas of Wendy's, and John Evans, former fair manager^- ' B'nai B'rith To Sponsor Over 2000 Youngsters At Children's Home Day According to Richard Handler, chairman of B'nai B'rith Children's Home Day, over 2000 youngsters from 75 children's homes throughout the state have already responded to B'nai B'rith's invitation to attend the Aug. 8 event and more are anticipated, which will make this "year's turnout the largest ever. Because of this unprece- ADL Director Says Klan's Philosophy Remains The Same Editor's Note: See related article, "Racism and the Klan—The Current Scene," on page 2. No amount of public relations gimmicks should be allowed to disguise the fact that the Ku Klux Klan's basic hate-filled philosophy of bigotry remains unchanged, said Michael Kotzin,. regional director of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith's Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Office. Kotzin was reacting to a press conference held by the Ohio Klan on July 9 in Columbus. The ADL charged that the Klan called this press conference and others elsewhere in the country out of desperate need for attention, followers and funds. Klan membership is shrinking and the Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, recently filed for bankruptcy. "The Klan's moral bankruptcy is aptly symbolized by the financial bankruptcy," said Kotzin. "However," he went on, "because of their potential divisive- ness and their propensity to carry out violent acts, the Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups cannot be ignored." dented response, Handler is appealing to the community to help B^nai B'rith sponsor this event. "All members of the community are asked to respond with generosity by contacting the B'nai B'rith Lodge #62 office by phone, 231-2731, or by mail, 1125 Col- Iqge_Av.e.,. Columbus, Ohio. 43209, with any sort of contribution toward this most (CONTINUED ON PAGE 12) WASHINGTON (JTA)~- Avital Shcharansky warned last week that if the U.Si signs a document ending the Madrid Conference on Human Rights and Security, it would endanger her husband, Anatoly, as well as the entire human rights movement in the Soviet Union. . She told a press conference at the Capitol that she/ was ' 'very upset'' when she heard about the possibility of the. U.S. signing the compromise agreement, when she arrived from Jerusalem last Thursday. She was in Washington to address a two-hour vigil on the Capitol steps marking the fifth anniversary of the end of her husband's trial in Moscow,, at which time he was sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment. Mrs. Shcharansky is scheduled to meet British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London tomorrow. About 100 persons attended the Capitol rally in broil- - ing 9ft.degree heat, some of them joining" in the call by the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews (UCSJ) to fast all day. In addition, some 100 members of Congress participated in the event which was organized by Reps. Robert Mrazek (D. NY) and John Porter (R. 111.) Reports that the U.S. will sign the compromise Madrid document were coupled with claims that there were assurances from the USSR that it will allow some dissidents to emigrate by the end of the year. But none of the more prominent ones would be among them, such as Shcharansky and Yuri Orlov, both of whom are in prison, and Andrei Sakharov who has been exiled to Gorky. Mrs. Shcharansky stressed that if the U.S. signed the agreement before her husband and other dissi-, dents were released, it would doom them. She said her husband has become a symbol both within and outside the USSR. She said Shchar ansky has been used by the Soviet government to threaten Jewish. would-be emigrants, many of whom are told that if they don't remain quiet, "you are going to be another Shcharansky." Mrs. Shcharansky, who met with Secretary of State George Shultz when he was in Jerusalem recently, said he assured her that the U.S. would continue to do its best • "to save my husband." Chinn Named Rabbi At Ahavas Sholom With the impending aliyah of Rabbi Marvin Possick, Congregation Ahavas Sholom has announced the hiring of Rabbi Hirsh M. Chinn as its rabbi. After studying in various Yeshivas and participating in a teacher training pro-, gram, Rabbi Chinn received his rabbinical ordination and an advanced rabbinical degree from Yeshiva Torah Vodaath. He concurrently attained a masters of, science degree in education at Long Island University. Both his rabbinic and secu- CJF Allocations Steering Committee Labors To Establish 1983-84 Budget Under the leadership of Jack L. Wallick, chairman of the Allocations Steering Committee of the Columbus Jewish Federation, 75 men and women labored over 900 total hours at the committee level to establish the 1983-84 Allocations. The four committees operating under the Allocations Steering Committee in the budget and planning process are: Social Services; Education and Culture; National and Overseas and Capital Needs. The pictures above were taken at the June Executive Committee and Board of Trustee Meetings. In the photo, top left, Millard Cummins, Federation president, is turning over the meeting to Jack L. Wallick, (photo, top right) chairman, Allocations Steering Committee. The Executive Committee is pictured at bottom left and in the foreground of the photo, bottom right, are (1. to r.) George Rosehberger, Maynard Kaplan and Rabbi Samuel W. Rubenstein. lar training have been directed towards developing guidance, counseling and teaching skills. From the fall of 11981, Rabbi Chinn was assistant principal of the Torah Vodaath High School, responsible for both administrative and teaching duties. Throughout his academic career, Rabbi Chinn has maintained an active role in the National Council of Synagogue Youth (NCSY). During this period, he assumed a leadership position in the central east region, including Columbus within his sphere of activities. This experience will allow him to continue and expand the Eitz Chaim Youth Group initiated by Rabbi and Mrs. Possick. Rabbi Chinn will assume his new duties as Rabbi, on a part time basis, during the second week of August. Rabbi Hirsh M. Chinn Rabbi Chinn and his wife Hindy have three children: Gedaliah Nachman, three years old; Faige Chava, two, and Benzion Noam, four months. Columbus Jewish Historical Society Receives Merit Of Achievement Award On Monday, July 11, the Columbus Jewish Foundation held its Third Annual Dinner and presented a number of awards to local grant recipients. Among the recipients was the Columbus Jewish Historical Society. Accepting the award for the Society was Eleanore Yenkin, treasurer and membership chairwoman. The Merit of Achievement Award was given for programs which the Society has developed for the Jewish communities of Columbus and Central Ohio and the benefits it offers to all by the preservation and dissemination of Jewish History! The financial support of the Foundation has been the primary source of financial assistance to the Society, thus enabling it to get a secure start. Membership expansion will ensure the continuation of the work of the various Society committees and the preservation of Jewish history. For additional information about the Columbus Jewish Historical Society, call 237-7686. Sports Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced Lou Berliner, chairman of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, has announced that Don Erkis, Al Kauffman, Harry Munster and Lou Levin will be inducted at this year's program. The Hall of Fame recognizes former outstanding Jewish athletes. This fifth year event will be held Sunday, Oct. 23, starting at 1 p.m. at the Center. For more information, contact Jay Jacobs, 231-2731. Aliyah Increases JERUSALEM (JTA)- Immigration to Israel increased by 22.8 percent during the fin<t half of this year due to the large influx from Western countries. ;'W<*w^**»T"'.w**'
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1983-07-21|
|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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