Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1983-09-01, page 01
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Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years yT/Ava EXCH VOL.Cl NO. 35 SEPTEMBER 1,1983-ELUL 23 Dinitz To Deliver Yenkin Address At Federation's Annual Meeting Simcha Dinitz, former Israel Ambassador to the United States, will be the Abe I. Yenkin Memorial Address guest speaker at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Columbus Jewish Federation on Sunday, Sept. 18. Simcha Dinitz, vice prest*,. dent of Hebrew University, held the post of Israel's Ambassador to the United States from 1973-78, and served for four years as political advisor and director of the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem during the tenure of Golda Meir. -- He previously represented his country in Washington as minister of information (1968) at the Israel Embassy. Other international diplomatic posts he has held include: minister' at the Israel Embassy in Borne (1966) and a member of the Israel Delegation to the United Nations (1964-65). Long a familiar figure in tljis nation's capital, he pursued both undergraduate and graduate studies, at Georgetown University there in the 1950s. His B.S. degree (cum laude) was in Foreign Service and his M.S. degree in International Law. Returninglo Israel in 1958, he joined the Information Department of the Ministry for Foreign ^Affairs. Serving in that Ministry until his appointment to Rome, he was for three years political secretary to the Foreign Minister and director of the Foreign Minister's Bureau. He has published a number of works, primarily in the fields of political science and international law, among them a highly regarded treatise on "Legal Aspects' of the Egyptian Blockade of the Suez Canal." "With the establishment of the special memorial tribute to their husband and father, the Abe Yenkin family has annually brought outstanding speakers to the Annual Meeting and indeed Simcha Dinitz is no exception," remarked Ernest Stern, 1983 Annual Meeting chairman. , "We are pleased to be able to present to the Columbus Jewish community a man of Mr. Dinitz's reputation and political savvy. It is our hope that the community will attend the Annual Meeting," said Bernard K. Yenkin, immediate past president of the Federation and Abe Yen- kin's son. - Dinitzis the fourth Abe I. Yenkin Memorial guest speaker. Past speakers have included: Elie Wiesel, writer; Marvin Verbit, sociologist; Norman Podhoretz, editor of Commentary Magazine. The Meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Beth Jacob Congregation. A dessert reception will follow the evening's program which includes election of officers and board and presentation of Therese Stern Kahn Young Leadership Award Begin Announces Intention To Resign As Prime Minister Simcha Dinitz and Community Award of Excellence. The cost for the evening is $3.50 per adult and $1.50 per student. Reservations can be made by calling the Federation, 237-7686. Compiled From Wire Service Reports Menachem Begin shocked Israel and the world last Sunday, Aug. 28, by announcing to his Cabinet his intention to resign as prime minister, citing the fact that he "no longer functions as a prime minister should." Begin, 70, made the resig- Israel Finance Minister Urges Support Of Israel Bond High Holy Day Appeal In a special message to rabbis throughout North America, Israel Finance Minister Yoram Aridor has declared that "the need for development capital for Israel-is more urgent than ever" and expressed the hope that the coming High Holy Day Appeals will be the most productive in the 32 year history of the Bond Organization. In the message, which was addressed to Rabbi Leon Kronish, national chairman of the Bond Organization's CJF, Anti-Defamation League Reaffirm Dream Of Racial Equality, Civil Rights With Ads Placed In Local Newspapers The late Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr 's, dream of racial equality and full civil rights for all Americans was reaffirmed by the Columbus Jewish Federation and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith in ads placed in the Call and Post and Columbus Dispatch two days before the 20th Anniversary March on Washington. Dozens of Columbus residents were among the thousands who participated in the march, which commemorated the mammoth demonstration in Washington in 1963. It was then that -King made his memorable "I Have a Dream" speech. While the ad placed by the Federation on behalf of the Columbus Jewish community and by the Ohio-Indiana- Kentucky regional office of the A.D.L. called for rededication to the goals of free- , dom, equality and justice for all citizens, it did not mention the 20th anniversary march. "Major national Jewish organizations, including the American Jewish Committee, the A.D.L. in New York, the National Council, of Jewish Women and the Jewish. American War Veterans, did not. co-sponsor this year's march," the Community Relations Committee office of the Federation pointed out. "Concern was expressed that a few of the many original sponsors' included individuals and organizations known for their anti-Israel positions. Some language in the initial 'Call to the Nation' was seen as* ambiguous, potentially divisive and having little or no connection with Dr King's fundamental goals." The American Jewish Congress and the1 Union of American Hebrew Congregations decided to participate in the Aug. 27 event after receiving pledges.from march co-chairs Rep. Walter Fauntroy and Mrs. Coretta Scott King that any anti- Israel ocanti-Semitic acts or statements would" be publicly disavowed:* The ad placed by "the Federation and A.D.L. Regional office in Columbus read: " -■ "Twenty years ago, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., had a dream . .. to speed up that day when'all of G-d's children—Black and White, Jew and Gentile, Protestant and Catholic, will join hahds and be free at last. "We join all men and women of goodwill in rededi- cating ourselves to that dream of freedom, equality and justice and its fulfillment." Rabbinic"Cabinet, Aridor declared that "the effects of the Lebanon events on Israel's economy are still being felt by the people of Israel and will continue to have an impact on the economy in the coming year." He added: "Bond dollars are needed so that we can provide research and development funds for our advanced high technology industries. It is these science-based industries that work towards a more favor- * able import-export balance in our economy." The Finance Minister's statement continued: "Israel this year, as in every year since 1951, continues to rely on the Israel Bond campaign to help build .every aspect of our country's economic infrastructure. I therefore want to express the appreciation of the Government of Israel to the Rabbis of the United States and Canada and to their congregations for again undertaking to provide development funds for Israel's economy through the Israel Bond High Holy Day Appeals." He continued: "I know that the Bond Organization will convey the importance of this year's High Holy Day Community Sukkot Celebration To Be Held At Center Sept. 25 Kathy Worly, chairwoman of the Israel/Judaic Department of the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, announces that Myrna Strapp will serve as chairwoman of the Sukkot Community Celebration, to be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 1-5 p.m. at the Center, 1125 College Ave. According to Mrs. Strapp, this will be an event for all generations to enjoy, Free refreshments will be served in the Center's new Sukkah? and participants may bring a picnic lunch or purchase •'food from SeVa and eat at the outdoor Suk- kah celebration. (Indoors, if it rains.) Learn Israeli dances and have fun at a Jewish sing-a-long. Bobbing for apples and arts and crafts activities will be available Jor the children. Music will be performed in the lobby from' 1-2 p.m. by the music department at the Center. Learn about the customs and traditions of Suk- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 16) Appeals to the more than 1,000 North American Rabbis who have thus.far agreed to conduct appeals and to the hundreds of additional Rabbis whom you are seeking to enroll for this year's holiday effort. "This cooperative effort will prove most vital in stressing how much Israel Bond dollars have achieved thus far and in helping to assure that this investment capital will continue to build Israel's economic strength in the future." Sept, 15 Designated A. Shcharansky Day NEW YORK (JTA)- The National Conference on Soviet Jewry designated" Sept. 15 as National Shcharansky Day in recognition of the half completed sentence served by Soviet Jewish Prisoner of Conscience Anatoly Shcharansky since his arrest in March 1977. Activities around the country will include special programs in support of Shcharansky held by state and local officials, Jewish community groups and supporters. NCSJ chairman Morris Abram pointed out that Soviet law provides for review and early release of prisoners. Soviet leader Yuri Andropov acknowledged this fact in a letter he wrote last January to French Communist Party head Georges Marchais in response to Marchais' appeal on behalf of Shcharansky. »> nation definite on Tuesday, as the Chronicle went, to press, after conferring with his ruling Likud party. He did agree, however, to postpone leaving office until the party could reorganize, possibly delaying until after the High Holy Days. Plagued by ill health and depressed since the death of his wife, Aliza, Begin has been distressed by the continuing loss of Israeli lives in Lebanon and by the impasse in the situation there. President Reagan was caught by surprise by the announcement, but Deputy Press Secretary Larry Speakes said, "We expect Israel to continue its cooperation. We have no reason to believe otherwise." Hebrew High School Students Help Plan 1983-84 Curriculum Students of the Tifereth Israel Community Hebrew High School gathered with Educational Director Deborah Cohen, Rabbi Harold Berman and Board of Education Chairmen Dr. Norman Hosansky and Harvey Rosenzweig on Aug. 22 and 23 to discuss curriculum ideas and program sugges-. tions for the 1983-84 year. Under Mrs. Cohen's leadership, the Hebrew High School is undergoing a series of changes regarding curriculum, course requirements and program offerings. Ideas from students are extremely important for designing a school program -. which will interest and chal- lenge~them, she explained. The opening program of the Tifereth Israel Community High School will be on Monday evening, Sept. 12. Students who are interested in' further information, either as new students or as continuing students, should contact Mrs. Cohen at Congregation Tifereth Israel. Students in grades 8 through . 12 are welcome and entering students, at any grade, can be included at an appropriate level in the academic program. Early Copy Deadline Chronicle of fice closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. Copy deadline fox the Sept. 8 issue is noon Thursday, Sept. 1. Copy deadline for the Sept, 15 issue is 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1983-09-01|
|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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