Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1985-08-08, page 01
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2==? Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over «0 Years JjlOROMCUE HE LfnnAHY, OHIO HISTORICAL, SOC^^TT^ 1902 VELMa AVE. COL3. ,0* 43211 ' EXCH ' • VOL.63 NO.32 AUGUST8.1985-AV21 Devoted fo American and Jewish Ideals I m French Report Soviet Union Steering More Moderate Course Toward Israel Working to plan the Columbus Jewish Foundation's Fifth Annual Dinner are Reva Shaman, chairwoman of - hosts and hostesses; Shirlie Levitin, chairwoman of registration; Eleanore Yenkin, chairwoman of arrangements ; Elliott Grayson, chairman of physical arrangements and Selma Mellman, chairwoman of dinner and decorations. Volunteers Contribute To Success Of Jewish Foundation Annual Dinner More than 50 volunteers from the community have contributed their time and effort to make the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Columbus Jewish Founda- > tion a success. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening, Aug. 8, at Winding Hollow Country Club. Reception begins at 6 p.m., and the dinner begins promptly at 6:30. Ernest Stern is chairman for the eventrtfudith Swedlow is co-chairwoman of the evening's program, and Eleanore Yenkin is co-chairwoman of arrangements. Heading the committees of volunteers are Shirlie Levitin, chairwoman of registration: Elliott Grayson, chairman of physical arrangements; Reva Shaman, chairwoman of hosts and hostesses; Selrn^. Mellman, chairwoman of dinner and decorations; Bunny Cowall, chairwoman of the telephone committee, and Susan Portman, chairwoman of invitations. Specially honored during the meeting will be key Foundation leaders and past presidents and chairpersons of the Foundation. Gordon Zacks will give the keynote address, and workshops-will'dgar vftth the themes of the Jewish Family, Jewish Education and Leadership. For further information abbout the Foundation or its annual meeting, contact Ben M. Mandelkorn. executive -director, at 237-7686. The Foundation is a division of the Columbus Jewish Federation. PARIS (JTA) -TheSoviet Union has somewhat changed its Mideast policy and seems to be steering a more moderate course in its relations with Israel, according to French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas. French correspondents in Helsinki where Dumas met last week for close to three hours with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze report that the French delegation sees a definite change in Moscow's policy in . the area. ' Dumas himself said in a radio interview that he felt a change in Soviet policy has taken place since the new leadership took over. Dumas, specifically mentioned the Middle East as one of the areas in which this change was tangible. The meeting took place to lay the initial groundwork for Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's scheduled visit to France in October^ French officials said Dumas and Shevardnad2e**dfff*W negotiate but prepared the visit. Nonetheless, these officials have said, they felt a change in the Soviet line which appears less rigorous than in the past. Israeli sources confirmed last week that a top-ranking Israeli diplomat last month paid a "private" visit to the Soviet Union. The sources said Yosef Amihud, minister in charge of information at the Israeli Embassy in Paris, obtained a visa and visited the Soviet Union as a member of a group of for- . eign diplomats. The visit was organized by the French "Diplomat Academy," a private association of foreign diplomats and foreign correspondents based in France. Israel decided to try and include Amihud in the group so as to test Soviet willing- ' ness to grant visas to Israeli' diplomats. Amihud told £he Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he obtained a visa and that his Soviet hosts "obviously knew who I was and what my nationality and my posts are." He said he was not discriminated against and managed to visit the synag6gue and meet local Jewish activists. Dumas has assured Israeli Ambassador Ovadio Soffer Simon Wiesenthal Center Receives Matching State Funds To Build 'Museum Of Tolerance' NEW YORK (JTA)-The State of California will provide the Simon Wiesenthal Center with some $5 million in state matching funds to aid in construction of a "museum of tolerance" on the grounds of the Yeshiva University in Los Angeles. Governor George Deuk- mejian signed Senate Bill , 337, which provides the state funds, last week following approval July 18 by both the State Senate and Assembly. Deukmejian, according to - his chief of staff, Steven Merksermer, supported the funding because he felt sympathy for the suffering of the victims of the Holocaust and other tragedies. The proposed funding for the museum triggered considerable discord within the Jewish community of California with the state offices of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, the American Jewish Congress and the American Jewish Committee, among others, voicing strong opposition to the legislation. Construction of the museum is expected to begin in early 1986. The total campaign for the museum is $35- million, according to Center officials. The Center has raised some $12 million from the private sector and along with the $5 million from the state leaves the Center some $3 million short of the $20 million .needed for the "bricks and mortar" aspects of the museum's construction. A campaign to raise a $15 million endowment for the museum operations will soon begin, Center officials said. Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean of the Wiesenthal Center, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in a telephone interview that the museunj "will seek to explore the origins of hate and prejudice by utilizing the Holocaust as the watershed event of the 20th century.!' Construction, he said, is expected to take one year. It will be designed by Karl Katz,. chief designer and planner for the Museum of the Diaspora at TeJAviy University. Hier said the museum will be what he described as "an (CONTINUED ON PAGE 11) To ADL Regional Board At their recent Annual Meeting, the Ohio-Kentucky- Indiana Regional Advisory Board of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith appointed Rabbi Sanford D. Akselrad of Temple Israel to the board. This board sets policy for the Regional Office and helps to establish the ADL's national policy. This Regional Office is one of 30 in the United States and conducts educational programs to combat anti-Semitism, bigotry and discrimination. It also promotes interreli- gious and intergroup understanding. Roberta Kohn Will Address Israel Bonds Omaha Meeting Roberta , (Bobbie) Kohn will be the guest speaker at an Israel Bonds Women's Di- that France will do all it can to enable a Soviet-Israel rapprochement. Dumas said the Israeli envoy will be a guest at President Francois Mitterrand's formal reception for Gorbachov at the Elysee Palace. Dumas is quoted as having said that "then it will be up to the Russians to decide whether to further follow up this formal meeting." Roberta Kohn vision Meeting in" Omaha, Neb., on Aug. 12. Kohn has long been active in Women's Division of Israel Bonds, serving as Women's Division chairwoman for three years and currently holding the position of Women's Division regional chairwoman. In 1984, she was appointed to the National Women's Division of Israel Bonds Board of Governors. The Israel Bond Organization is a major source of development capital for Israel, having provided nearly $7 billion since its inception to help build evefy aspect of the nation's economy. Israel bond proceeds, channeled through Israel's Development Budget, help to finance (CONTINUED ON PAGE 6) Soffer met oh July 16 for over two hours with the Soviet Ambassador in Paris who, it is reported, hinted at improved Soviet relations with Israel. French diplomats believe the USSR wants to reestablish diplomatic relations with. Israel so as to be able to play a more active role in Mideast affairs and in the forthcoming peace negotiations. Comedian Mauro Headlines Agudas Achim Boys Night Out Comedian Joe Mauro will be the feature attraction for the Las Vegas style entertainment at the Agudas Achim Brotherhood "Boys Night Out with the Stars" set for Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Joe Mauro ' Mauro|s approach to comedy is to tell the truth. Critics say this philosophy has made him one of the most sought after comedians in the variety field today. His warm approach and style of delivery has helped make the transition of just a comic to a comedian with a natural flavor, and therefore, the demand for his appearances have multiplied. Mauro's credits include the Shoreham Hotel in Washington; Beverly Hills Country Club in Covington, Ky.; the Latin Casino in Philadelphia; the Holiday House in Pittsburgh; Blinstrubs and the Monticello in Boston; the Shamrock in Houston. He has appeared oh Saturday Nite Live, the Tonight Show, Merv Griffin, David Suskind and David Frost. A $40 ticket for "Boys Night Out with the Stars" includes not only the Las Vegas Revue but also an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, catered prime rib dinner and an opportunity to support the Brotherhood's projects for the congregation and the community. For further information, call ther synagogue office 237-2747. Former Soviet P0C Gets Visa To Israel NEW YORK (JTA)■ — Former Soviet Jewish Prisoner of Conscience Isaak Shkolnik, who served seven years in the Soviet Gulag on alleged charges of "treason" and "anti- Soviet agitation," was granted permission to emigrate to Israel, the National Conference on Soviet Jewry reported last week. Shkolnik, who first applied for an exit visa in 1972,'is the first former prisoner to be permitted to emigrate from the Soviet Union in nearly 10 years. His arrival in Israel, slated for mid-August, will reunite him with his wife, Feiga, and his daughter, Aliza, whom he has not seen since their departure from the USSR in 1973. New U.S. Envoy Arrives In Israel TEL AVIV (JTA)—Thomas Pickering, the veteran Ameri- ' can diplomat, arrived here last week to take over as the new U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Pickering, 53, succeeds Samuel ' Lewis who retired from diplomatic service last month to pursue an academic career. Upon his arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, he told reporters that his main task "will be to continue to work for cooperation between Israel and the United States, particularly in the peace process." He also said his new posk« tion "is one of the most important diplomatic-posts for a U.S> Ambassador because of the excellent diplomatic relations between Israel and the United States..
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1985-08-08|
|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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