Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-07-12, page 01
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1*» I p OHIOJE HROMCLE XjW// Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years \J[\\ LIBRARY, OHIO HISTORICAL SOO^^T^, 19SH VELMA AVE. COLS. 0.. 43ail EXCH VOL.62 NO.28 JULY12.1984-TAMMUZ12 ' Devoted to American and Jewish ideaf*. , X \$* esident Of Israel Describes Interrogation By KGB In Leningrad Pictured at last year's B'nai B'rith Children's Home Day at the Ohio State Fair are Richard Grundstein (left), co-chairman, and Richard Handler (right), chairman of the event both this year and last, with Governor Richard Celeste. Some of the children who enjoyed the day are pictured below. Co-Chairpersons Announced For B'nai B'rith Children's Home Day Richard Handler, chairman of this year's B'nai B'rith Children's Home Day at the Ohio State Fair, announced that Eleanor Resler, Leslie Wexner, Gordon Zacks, Melvin Schottenstein, Leo Weinberg and Richard Grundstein will serve as co- chairpersons for the annual event. Committee members include: Garry Beim, David A. Belinky, Willard C. Bornstein, Irvin S. Dworkin, Maxine*Dworkin, Gilbert E. Feiertag, Randy Gold, N. Victor Goodman, Eugene J. Hameroff, Marshall B. Harris, Marvin Horkin, Wil liam Kahn, Victor Krupman, Diane Levi, Lawrence A. Rubenstein, Larry S. Samuels, Dr. Edmond Schecter', Ernest Stern, A. C. Strip, Carol. Strip, Charles Weinstein, Bella Wexner, Dr. Marvin A. Zuravsky. Children's Home Day will be held on Monday, Aug. 6. On that date, B'nai B'rith . will treat over 1500 children and their chaperones to a day at the Fair, including admission, rides and favors. Lunch, for the ninth consecutive year, according to Handler, is being provided free by Wendy's. PARIS (JTA) - Prof. Ephraim Katzir, former President of Israel, and his wife, Nina, were detained for nearly 90 minutes by KGB agents — one of them Hebrew-speaking — in Leningrad last week after they attempted to visit the home of a Leningrad-Jewish refusenik. He and his wife were treated courteously but vey firmly, Katzir said describing the incident at an airport press conference. He was Israel's fourth President, having held office from 1973-78. He is a biochemist by profession, associated with the Weizmann Institute of Science at Rehovoth. He spent two weeks in the Soviet Union attending the Congress of the European Federation of Biochemists. Israel Delegation . Well Treated Katzir said that more than 100 Israeli scientists attended the Congress in Moscow, including Prof., Michael Sela, president of the Weizmann Institute, and his wife. They received a warm and even friendly reception and were treated with the same courtesy extended to the other foreign delegations, Katzir said. He believes the local KGB in Leningrad detained him and his wife mistakenly and went through with the interrogation in order to cover their error. But it was an ordeal. v ■ " Katzir spoke to the press during a brief stopover here enroute to Boston to address a scientific gathering at Harvard University. Appearing calm and relaxed, he explained, "I had been given by an Israeli family the name and address of one of their relatives living in Leningrad. On Sunday (July 1), my wife and I took a taxi and drove from our hotel to the man's home. "We entered the building, and even before we entered the elevator, three men in civilian clothing barred our. way. One of them who looked non-Jewish but spoke He-; brew, showed us their KGB cards and asked us to accompany them to police" headquarters for interroga- tion," Katzir said. HAILED AS HUMANITARIAN Heart Attack Claims Life Of Alvin lo Schottenstein All the tributes to Alvin E, Schottenstein, who died suddenly of a heart attack on Friday, July 6, had one thing •••••••••••••••••••• COMING SOON SEPTEMBER 24, 1984 THE OHIO JEWISH CHRONICLE % NEW YEAR EDITION % FEATURING: • The Jewish Epicure—a special feature section about • what and where to eat in Columbus • Short Stories by Local Authors 6 The Annual, updated Guide to the Jewish community Organization Annual Reports Pictoral and Chronological Highlights of the Past Year New Year Greetings to the Community— fill out and mail coupon on page 2 •••••••••••••••##••• of the Year Award and the O.R.T. Israel Scholarship Award:" He is survived by his wife, Beverly Freedberg Schot- tenstein; three sons, Charles, Robert and Gary; daughter, Randee of Chicago; five grandchildren; two brothers, Jerome and Saul; sister, Mrs. Irving (Selma) Harris of Cincinnati. He was preceded in death by his brother, Leon, in 1971. Must Empty Pockets ____ He said he clearly identified himself as Israel's ex- President, but this made no impression. He and his wife were driven in a military jeep accompanied by the three KGB agents and several armed soldiers to an official building, about ten, minutes drive from the building where they were arrested. They were asked to empty their pockets and Mrs. Katzir had to show the contents of her handbag. The Hebrew- speaking KGB man acted as interpreter during their interrogation. The KGB wanted to know what they had been doing and with whom they met since their arrival in the USSR two'weeks earlier. • Katzir saidthe KGB seized an album of photographs of Israel, a book of Israeli songs and some Israeli coins intended as gifts for the Leningrad refusenik. Their own possessions, including a Jewish prayerbook, were returned. Katzir would not (CONTINUED ON PAGE 9) Alvin Schottenstein in common. They, all hailed him as a humanitarian, a man dedicated to his family, his community and his business. Schottenstein, 64, was president of Schottenstein Stores Corp. He was one of four sons of Ephraim Schottenstein, a Lithuanian immigrant who started the family business in 1917 on Parsons Avenue. Over 800 people attended his funeral held on Sunday, July 8, at Agudas Achim Synagogue. Rabbis Samuel W.' Rubenstein, Alan G. Ciner and David Stavsky and Cantor Baruch Shifman officiated. Schottenstein was a member of Agudas Achim, Beth Jacob and Ahavas Sholom Synagogues; Jewish War Veterans; Yeshiva University; B'nai B'rith; a lifetime member of the NAACP; founder and board member of Columbus Torah Academy; chairman for 15 years of Bonds for Israel. He was , also an active supporter of the United Way. Schottenstein was recipient of an award from the NAACP; Community Service Award; Governor's Man of the Year Award for Bonds for Israel; 1982 B'nai B'rith Award for Men's and Boys' Apparel; Agudas Achim's Flowers for the Living Award; Beth Jacob Man I,., ' II Local Residents Receive Awards At JWB's Biennial Convention Harvey Handler (second left) and Dr. Ronald Erkis (second right), of the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center of Columbus, were two of the four recipients of the New Leadership Recognition Awards at the JWB Biennial Convention in Boston, Mass. Allan Finkelstein (right), is the executive director of the Center. Mark Doyne (left) is a past award recipient. A third winner of the vaward, Stephanie Mendelson (bottom left), was unable to attend. Nancy Paul (bottom right), the fourth winner, similarlyiwas not present, See story on page 14.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-07-12|
|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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