Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-03-29, page 01
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wmtmmm to fflOJE OMCLE VOL.62 NO. 13 ZJIW// Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years jJuAVv MARCH29,1984-ADARII25 ~ °ZTZ,1«™T L I BR AKY , OH 10 HI STOR ) CAi, SOC^fT^ , 1 98£ VELMA AVE, COLS, 0. 43E11 7 EX°H Pictured above is Rabbi David Stavsky with a number of his colleagues at a March 19 White House Briefing on the Middle East. Left to right are Ambassador J.William Middendorf; Israel Friedman, executive vice president of the Religionist Zionists of America; Rabbi William Hershkowitz, Israel Commission, Rabbinical Council of America; Rabbi J. Slomowitz, Queens, N.Y.; Rabbi Fabian Schonfield, National Council of Young Israel; Rabbi Louis Bernstein, president of Mizrachi Hapoel Hamizrachi; Rabbi Gilbert Klapperman, president of the Rabbinical Council of America, and Rabbi Stavsky. Rabbi David Stavsky Attends March 19 White House Briefing n Situation In Middle East Robert McFarlane, assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, spoke on the importance of strengthening the relationship between Israel and the United States. Ambassador J. William Middendorf II, U.S. representative to the Organization of American States, welcomed the rabbis and invited them to a kosher reception after the briefing. Rabbi David Stavsky of the Beth Jacob Congregation was one of 40 rabbis invited to a special White House briefing on the Middle East which was held on Monday, March 19, in the Old Executive Office Building. Together with an additional 40 ministers representing Protestant denominations, the rabbis were briefed on "U.S. Policy in Central America" and "The Situation in the Middle East." NEW YORK (JTA) - report to the American Jewish Commission on the Holocaust, to be released at the beginning of April, concludes that American Jewish organizations were faulty in their efforts to save the victims of the Holocaust because they were not united. The author of the report, Prof. Seymour Finger of the Graduate School of the City ,• University of New York and the Commission's director of research, said in a telephone interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that "the American Jewish organizations had relatively little power (during the Holocaust in Europe) but they did try to save the Jews. They tried, but they were hampered by a lack of unity. There was not a sustained unified effort on the part of the Jewish organizations to save the Jews of Europe." Finger, and Rabbi Moshe Sherer, president-of-Agudah Israel of America and a member of the Holocaust Commission, also' told the JTA that a story in the New York Times on the report was "incorrect," mainly because it failed to point out that the report is not the a e Victims Commission's report but report submitted to it by Finger. According to Finger, the main points of the report are that "Hitler was the arch criminal who was responsible, for the Holocaust and that the Allied governments had the power to do something to rescue the Jews of Europe but were unwilling to divert resources from the war in order to rescue Jews." aims Lack Of Unity Accounted itions aust tions, who gave top priority to saving the Jews," Finger pointed out. Finger said that members of the Commission have seen the report but were not asked "to approve it or disapprove it." Sherer said that the report "is purely the view of the professional staff of the Commission and not of the Commission members themselves." Finger said that the Jewish organizations "had more faith in the willingness of President Roosevelt and Churchill to give priority to saving the Jews than was justified by the events." He said that, in addition, the Jewish organizations in America at that time were "too patriotic" and were not willing "to break the law." in order to save the Jews. "An exception to that was the Orthodox Jewish organiza- Saul Kaufman To Be Honored At B'nai B'rith Youth Alumni Reunion of Agudas Achim Synagogue and Brotherhood, B'nai B'rith Men and the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center. The weekend celebration begins at 7 p.m. at the Leo (CONTINUED ON PAGE 11) Chronicle Welcomes Saul Kaufman will be honored at the Columbus B'nai B'rith Youth Organization's (BBYO) Alumni Reunion, Advertisement For Holocaust Revisionist Group Appears In Academic Journal Through 'Oversight' By Judith Franklin Chronicle News Editor A full-page advertisement for the Institute for Historical Review, a group dedicated to the denial of tHe Holocaust, appeared in the winter issue of the academically prestigious German Quarterly through an "oversight," according to Quarterly Editor Henry Schmidt. Professor Schmidt, who teaches German at The Ohio State University, explained, that the ad, which has drawn sharp criticism from the Wiesenthal Center as well as many other organizations and individuals, was placed through the journal's business office in New Jersey and was not seen by the editorial staff until it appeared in print. -Published by the American Association of Teachers of German and supported, in part, by a grant from the OSU German Department and College of the Humanities, the German Quarterly does not endorse the IHR ad, Schmidt stressed. In fact, the spring issue, which will appear the end of April, will carry a statement from the organization's executive director to that effect in addition to a letter written by Holocaust survivor Professor Ruth Angress of Princeton University, a former Quarterly editor. The ad promoted the IHR's new book, The "Holocaust" —120 Questions and Answers, by Charles E. Weber. The text of the ad described the "extensive Jewish mortality during the Second World War" as "allegations." It further labelled the death of six million Jews in the Holocaust "the extermination thesis ... derived from Zionist sources." Saul Kaufman City Convention and Awards Night to be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 13-15. The weekend is part of the international celebration of the 60th anniversary ■ of BBYO, the world's largest Jewish youth organization. The weekend's theme is "Columbus BBYO — Proud of Our Past and Dealing in Futures." Kaufman was a founding member of iPops -Dworkin SUPER SUNDAY '84 Chairman Tilson Asks Community To 'Answer The Call' Of UJF Volunteers On Sunday, April 1 'Amidst balloons, banners, buttons, sights, sounds and spirit, we are going to raise the greatest number of dollars in a single day for the 1984 United Jewish Fund Campaign when community members 'answer, the call,' " promised Dr. Jeff Tilson, 1984 SUPER SUN-' DAY chairman. On April 1, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 150 Federation volun teers will call 2,000 Columbus area homes. They will explain the needs of Jews in Columbus, Israel and throughout the world and thereby make people aware that each can have a share in helping to improve, strengthen and sustain quality Jewish life worldwide through a monetary commitment to the Campaign. "Our SUPER SUNDAY challenge is to reach a large number of people, the broad base of our Campaign, and thereby, together; to achieve Columbus' United Jewish Fund Campaign goal for 1984 of $4 million. We can do it—no foolin'," Tilson continued, mindful of the April 1 theme, "No Foolin', it's SUPER SUNDAY." The 1984 Campaign total to date stands at $3,575,000. The SUPER SUNDAY (CONTINUED ON PAGE 6) AZA, the city's first permanent BBYO chapter chartered at Tifereth Israel on March 14, 1932. Kaufman had an active BBYO career, serving in a variety of chapter offices, planning a plethora of programs and representing the ■,, Jewish community on the 1937 championship athletic team. He then continued his devotion by serving as a volunteer advisor to Pops for oyer 35 years. During that time, he touched the lives of countless Jewish youth and served as a continuing role model of the value of the volunteer in the Jewish community. He helped his chapter incorporate the BBYO program by planning Jewish heritage, community service, social action, social, athletic and cultural programs. During the 1960s, he bridged the generation gap by instituting BBYO" participation in Sabbath services at the Heritage House. Kaufman has received International B'nai B'rith's highest volunteer honor, the Gold Key award. An annual Columbus BBYO trophy is now named in his honor. Kaufman and his wife Dorothy have two daughters and eight grandchildren. Upon his 1981 retirement from Yenkin Majestic Paint, he resumed his studies at the Ohio State University. Like the young men he advises, he misses meetings only to study for important exams. Kaufman is also a member This week, the Chronicle introduces a columnist new to its pages, Dr. Joseph Cohen, director of the Jewish Dr. Joseph Cohen Studies Program at Tulane University and professor of English in its Newcomb College. Dr. Cohen is the author and editor of three books and over 100 articles and literary columns. He is the literary columnist for 20 Jewish newspapers in the United States and Canada. Dr. Cohen's column, "Views and Reviews," can be found on page 2. Rate Change Due to increases in operating expenses, the subscription rates for the Ohio Jewish Chronicle have been revised. The $15 one-year rate has remained unchanged; however the two-year rate has become $27 and the three-year rate $36. These changes go into effect April 1,1984 for new subscribers and May 1,1984 on renewal subscriptions.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-03-29|
|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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