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It OfflQJE ~ 2jW// Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years \^//\Ia. 'VOL.63 NO.8 FEBRUARY 21,1985-SHEVAT 30 _ Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals. AJC Launches New Program NEW YORK (JTA)-The American Jewish Committee has announced a yearlong program to mark the historic changes in Catholic- Jewish relations initiated by Vatican Council II 20 years ago. Rabbi A. James Rudin, national interreligious affairs director of the AJCommit- tee, stressed that the purpose of the program, which began officially two weeks ago, was "not to be an exercise in nostalgia but rather to deepen and strengthen mutual understanding between Christians and Jews." He called it "the most extensive program of Catholic- Jewish relations ever undertaken in the United States." "Vatican II provided the catalyst and we must con-> tinue to build on it," Rudin said. Vatic .n Council II, convened b> the late Pope John XXIII iro-i 1962-65, is considered ;. turning point in relations between the Jewish and Catholic faiths. One of the most important documents issued by the (rCNTINUED ON PAGE 11) •■ <r t * »3w t ' t ■* Temple Israel Holds Consecration Service The students, teachers and rabbis participating in the Dec. 14 Consecration Service at Temple Israel are pictured above: (Row 1) Jessica Shenker, Wendy Gossman, Jennifer Goldman, Michelle Bronson, Stephanie Solomon, Stefanie Smith, Stacey Borden, Jordan Heiber, Gay Heit, Maxine Bur man; (Row 2) Adam Vos, Elyse Handler, Lisa Buxbaum, Adam Todd Newpoff, Adam Katz, Stuart Crair, Lea Snyder, Jennifer Henkin, Brian Stempel, Joey Pope; (Row 3) Jennifer Thornton, Jesse Bloom, Jason Platner, Peter Gorchoff, Tracy Schaeffer, Melanie Schaeffer, Shawn Ehmann, John Janusz; (Row 4) Britt Smilack, Rebecca Greene, Lisa Wainer, Brian Chernoff, Brandon Ellison, Michael Edelman, Bryan Berkowitz, Michael Young, Jonathan Linhart, Jonathan Lefman, Jennifer Benjamin; (Row 5) Barbara Dowell, Andrea Yoakum, Rabbi Folkman, Rabbi Akselrad, Joan Folpe, Rabbi Goldman, Joni Akselrad, Elaine Newman. Alvin Solove Named Chairman Of Tifereth Israel Capital Campaign Paul Rehmar, president of Congregation Tifereth Israel, has announced to the Board of Trustees of the congregation the official opening of the Tifereth Israel Capital Campaign. Chairman for the campaign is Alvin Solove. His co-chairmen will be -Neil Moss, B.Lee Skilken and Jack Wallick. developing plans for such a renovation for over three years. Congregational surveys, committee meetings and many architectural drawings have gone into the process of developing the plans for the Capital Campaign. These plans were formally unveiled to the congregation on Kol Nidre. , "This is the most exciting project the congregation has undertaken in over 20 yers," noted Solove. "Not since the addition of our Social Hall has the congregation had an opportunity to participate in the important mitzvah of improving their synagogue. The early results of our campaign have been very generous and gratifying. I know that all. of our congregants look forward to joining the campaign." Agudas Achim Youth To Take Part In N.Y.C. Salute To Israel Parade Agudas Achim Youth will observe and celebrate the 37th birthday of the State of Israel by joining together with others in New York, April 19,20,21, for a Shabba- ton and the Salute to Israel Parade. Rabbi Alan G. Ciner will lead the group. The Shabbaton will be hosted by the Lincoln Square Synagogue. An entire'weekend of events, cultural and social, has been planned with teens from the Lincoln Square Synagogue. On Sunday, the Agudas Achim Youth will join with 350 other groups from New York in the parade. Marching under the banner of the Agudas Achim Synagogue, the Columbus group will again be the only one that is from outside the New York Metropolitan area. For further information, contact the synagogue office 237-2747. Ll0RAf(Y; OH 10 HISTORICAL 198H VELMA AVE. EXCH Author Sees Holocaust As Christian Tragedy NEW YORK (JTA) - Prof. David Wyman, author of The Abandonment of the Jews, which documents the "criminal negligence" of the U.S. toward the rescue of European Jews during the Holocaust — said that the Holocaust "is still not perceived by non-Jews as their issue — or their loss." Wyman was interviewed by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency at WNET-Channel 13 here before a taping of "Why in the World," a program in which a group of teenagers question leading figures. He said that the four years of writing the book — preceded by 11 of research in 60 archives — were "agony. I had to come face to face* with (the Holocaust) and I began to cry for the first time in my adult life." Wyman said that when he first became aware of the Holocaust it became clear to him that "it was a Christian tragedy as much as a Jewish tragedy. It was Christians who perpetrated it — the Nazis who were the product of Western Christian civilization and those Christians in the U.S. and Britain who (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4) Rabbi David Stavsky (left) of Beth Jacob Congregation officiated at the Bar Mitzvah of Eric Golden (center) last week, 27 years after officiating at the Bar Mitzvah of Eric's father, Ronald (right). Rabbi Stavsky Officiates At Bar Mitzvah Of Father, Son Seldom does a rabbi have the opportunity to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of a father and then of a son of that father. This happened last week at' the Beth Jacob Synagogue when Rabbi David Stavsky officiated at the Bar Mitzvah of Eric Golden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Golden. On July 19, 1958, a year after Rabbi Stavsky came to Columbus, he officiated at Ronald's Bar Mitzvah. Eric is a fifth generation member of the Beth Jacob congregation. His paternal grandparents are Ben and Rose Golden, his late great- grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Sam Welder, his great- great-grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Melmed. They came to Beth Jacob at the turn of the century. Ronald is president of the Beth Jacob Congregation and his wife, Fran, is a member of the board of the Sisterhood. Eric-and his brother Steve are students at the Columbus Torah Academy and -the Beth Jacob Religious School. Both are active in the ; Beth Jacob Youth Group Jr, N.C.S.Y. Chapter. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Morris Feldman of Alabama. s Alvin Solove "We are very honored to have Al Solove as our campaign chairman," noted Rehmar. "As a past-president of the.congregation, Al is well aware of the needs for the campaign. He has the experience and expertise to make our campaign a complete success." The purpose of the Tifereth Israel Capital Campaign is to raise $3 million for the expansion and renovation of the synagogue buildings. The congregation'has been Historic Campaign Achievement Unveiled At Jewish Federation's Celebration'85 $4,831,000 was the historic projected total! unveiled at the Columbus Jewish Federation's Campaign Celebration '85, Wednesday evening, Feb; 20. The United Jewish Fund Campaign achievement, representing the high-, est ever in Federation history, was celebrated by over 200people. '- "Federation's United Jewish Fund Campaign marked an extraordinary year of dedication and commitment under' the' outstanding leadership of Gary Robins, 1985 general chairman," said Jack L. Wallick, president, as he presented Robins with a special award; "The campaign was a mark of achievement of over 500 Federation volunteers* who worked with Gary iriastrong • partnership effort." The entire evening emphasized the partnership between Columbus, Israel and worldwidev Jewry in its "Partners for Life" theme. Dinner was a festivejCarmel:' Market buffet and the entertainment, Gemiri, nationally known Jewish musical , artists, reflected the spirit of the evening as well. Although the evening honored everyone present, in addition to Gary Robins, special recognition awards were presented to: Dennis Mellman, general co-chairman; Norman Traeger, chairman, Advance Gifts; Judith Swedlow, co-chairwoman, Advance Gifts; Jacki Yenkin, chairwoman, Women's Divi^ sion; Jeffrey Paine, chairman, Pacesetters Division; Barney Zell, chairman, Trades and -Professions; Jody Altschule, chairwoman, Youhg^ Women's Division; Gary L. Schottenstein, chairman, Young. Men's Division; Steven Friedman, co-chairman,, College Division; Andrea ^Benjamin, co-chairwoman, College' Division;* Pamela Swedlow, co-chairwoman, High School Division; Jaime Traeger, co-chairman, High School Division; Carole Genshaft, chairwoman, Super Sunday '85; Ed Schottenstein, chairman, New Gifts; Howard Burnett, chairman, Partner's Day;.Dr. Jeff Tilson, /vice chairman, Partner's Day; Nelson Genshaft, vice-chairman, Advance Gifts; Gregg Robins, vice- chairman, Advance Gifts; Stanley Yenkin, Missions co- chairman. A unique feature of the evening was a slide pre- (CONTINUEO ON PAGE 11)
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1985-02-21|
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|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
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|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1985-02-21, page 01|
~ 2jW// Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years \^//\Ia.
FEBRUARY 21,1985-SHEVAT 30
_ Devoted to American
and Jewish Ideals.
NEW YORK (JTA)-The
American Jewish Committee has announced a yearlong program to mark the
historic changes in Catholic-
Jewish relations initiated by
Vatican Council II 20 years
Rabbi A. James Rudin, national interreligious affairs
director of the AJCommit-
tee, stressed that the purpose of the program, which
began officially two weeks
ago, was "not to be an exercise in nostalgia but rather
to deepen and strengthen
mutual understanding between Christians and Jews."
He called it "the most extensive program of Catholic-
Jewish relations ever undertaken in the United States."
"Vatican II provided the
catalyst and we must con->
tinue to build on it," Rudin
said. Vatic .n Council II, convened b> the late Pope John
XXIII iro-i 1962-65, is considered ;. turning point in
relations between the Jewish
and Catholic faiths.
One of the most important
documents issued by the
(rCNTINUED ON PAGE 11)