Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1985-10-24, page 01
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U Tin AMY, OHIO HiGTORSCAl, SOO^'C 1 S8E VELMV. AVE* OOU. 0, 43211" ,. "OH 2j[\\# Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over to Years VuAva, VOL.63 NO.44 OCTOBER 24,1985-CHESHVAN 9 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals 22 Jewish Students Arrested At Protest At Soviet Embassy • WASHINGTON (JTA) — Twenty-two Jewish student activists for Soviet Jewry from universities throughout the country, had themselves arrested last week at a protest in front of the Soviet Embassy as some ISO of their peers demonstrated in support across the street. The protest and arrests were organized a few weeks ago by participants in the National Jewish Student Conference on Public Policy Issues, sponsored by the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation. D. A. Holtzman, Jewish Leaders Rap GAO Report On Nazi War Criminals Three U.S. Jewish Scientists Receive Nobel Prizes NEW YORK (JTA) — Three American Jewish scientists have been awarded Nobel Prizes for .1985. They are Profs. Joseph Goldstein and Michael Brown, both of the University of Texas, sharing the prize for Medicine and Physiology; and Prof. Franco Modigliani of MIT, for Economics. NEW YORK (JTA) — Brooklyn District Attorney Elizabeth Holtzman and representatives of major Jewish organizations have criticized the U.S. General Accounting Office's (GAO) recent report on U.S. Governmental help for Nazi war criminals' immigration to America as "painfully limited and inadequate." A memorandum prepared by Holtzman details the failures of the GAO report and demonstrates the need for an independent commission to uncover the full extent of U.S. governmental collabo- Jewish National Fund to Launch GREEN SUNDAY On November 17 On Sunday, Nov. 17, the Jewish National Fund is launching its GREEN SUNDAY, a nationwide phone- thon which wall reach Jewish communities throughout the United States. The goal of this sweeping appeal is. to add acres of new forest to the more than 200 million trees already planted in Israel by t}ie Jewish National Fund since its inception in 1901'. On GREEN SUNDAY, Jewish National Fund volunteers will be calling on Jewish families to urge them, to plant at least one tree in Israel for each family member for Chanukah and Tu B'Shevat, the New Year of the Tree. "blanket of green" throughout the Land of Israel. In addition to its extensive afforestation program. JNF is also responsible for a long list of vital activities whose aim is the rehabilitation of the Jewish homeland. Among these are the preparation of sites for new settlements, the rehabilitation of soil for farming, construc- 'tion of roadways, and the support of breakthrough agricultural research projects. Volunteers are needed to work shifts of two hours for GREEN SUNDAY, beginning at 9 a.m. Community members are being asked to call the Jewish National Fund office, 231-1397, with the hours preferred. ration with former Nazis after World War II. The memorandum represents the first analysis and criticism of the report. ' Holtzman and the Jewish leaders have also sent a letter to Rep. Peter Rodino (D. N.J.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, urging him to establish a commission. "Even with its shortcomings and limited findings the GAO report' confirms .that U.S. intelligence agencies worked with war criminals and mass murderers,~Tollow- ed a bankrupt moral policy and deliberately deceived other government agencies and the public," said Holtzman. According to the GAO report, five out of 12 former Nazis whose cases GAO reviewed were helped to immigrate to America by U.S. government agencies. The GAO also found that U.S. in- , telligence agencies deceived U.S. agencies responsible for issuing visas or permitting immigration in at least two of the five cases. Major Criticisms Of The Report According to the Holtzman memorandum, the GAO failed to get at the full story. "The GAO report does not disclose which agencies were to blame, the officials responsible, or the names of the war criminals who were helped," said the Holtzman memorandum. "The whole story of government complicity in the bringing of Nazi murderers to the U.S. must be told. Because of the GAO's limited review of this subject, its report cannot remain the last word on this question." The Holtzman memorandum's major criticisms of ihe GAO report are: • It reviewed only 12 cases of former Nazis who came to the U.S., when it could have reviewed thousands. The selection of cases for review was haphazard, illogical and far too constricted. • Investigators relied primarily on files given to the GAO by the very agencies being investigated or the former officials of these agencies. The information received from these sources seemed to be accepted without question or verification. • The GAO failed to exam- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 19) Center's Sports Hall Of Fame Scheduled For Sunday, Oct. 27 Senior Walking Course Will Be Dedicated At Jewish Center Oct. 31 struction before using the course. Farfadcjlitional information about' thft-ifedication, or the courseS'djfeelf/' contact the Jewish Center at 231-2731. - Joyce Bloch In announcing this date, Joyce Bloch, co-chairwoman of Green Sunday fofthe Columbus JNF Council, stressed the crucial nature of Jewish' National Fund's tree-planting program in Israel. "Not only do trees beautify the landscape and provide sites for rest .and recreation, they also halt erosion of arable land, combat noise and air pollution and increase security for border roads and settlements." During its 84 year history, the Jewish National, Fund has been spreading' Its Ken Blum But despite the JNF's impressive record of achievement in Israel, Ken Blum,. GREEN SUNDAY, co-chair-, person with Bloch, explains! "Much of Israel remains brown and barren, awaiting the :gi#Qif. new green life. ;vjSiat^';wW GREEN SUN- 'p&Y.l^ff about: our vision, of Israel blanketed in green 'from Dan to Eilat' must be fu'Jfilled." Bloch and Blum, both emphasize that GREEN SUNDAY is designed to reach all Jew&V^Fpr its 84 years, &e.;'Je$i^JNational Fund lias bMr'.biulton contributions of all sizes from every segment of,the Jewish population. We want every Jew to have a hand in the redemption of,the Land of Israel," Blum says: '. . r i On Thursday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m., behind the Leo Yassen- of Jewish Center, 1125 College Ave., a new senior walking course will be dedicated. This project is a joint venture by St. Anthony Medical Center, Heritage House and the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center. • "We invite the entire community to be a part of the dedication-for this greatly needed fitness course for senior adults," states Bob Glick, master of'ceremonies for the event. The dedication will feature local dignitaries, refreshments and a balloon launch celebrating the new course." fHe course, termed "Senior'Step: A Fitness Course for Older Adults,"'is part of a comprehensive fitness program which can be used by all age groups. The fitness course consists of a series of fourteen mild but energizing exercise games and "the walk" which provides cardiovascular conditioning benefits. , * Classes are available which are designed to teach participants how to use the equipment. Those wanting to use "Senior Step" are encouraged to contact the Senior Adult Department at the • Jewish Center -fon this: in- The Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center's seventh annual Sports Hall of Fame program is scheduled for Sunday,'Oct. 27, 'at 1 p.m:* ' The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame honors outstanding Columbus Jewish- athletes who are at least 40 years of age. This year's inductees are Lou Bloom, Joseph Skilken and Kenneth Kauffman. Skilken was a member of .the Ohio State University Wrestling Team from 1921-23. He was a candidate for the U.S. Olympic Wrestling team until an injury forced him out of contention. Bloom was one of Columbus' most popular boxers. In 1927 he won the Ohio lightweight championship and held the Columbus lightweight championship from 1927*32. A local sportswriter, described Bloom as "the cleverest boxer ever turned out in Columbus." Columbus To Participate In televised Conference With Prime Minister Peres provide a unique opportunity for personal dialogue on issues affecting Jews!, in the Diaspora and those in Israel. The topics,Witl;.include': How Zionism is relevant, to Jews in today's world. What are the prospects for Israel's economic recovery and what are the responsibilities of Diaspora Jewry in assisting the Israeli economy? How will Israeli democracy and Zionism survive the threat of "Kahaneism?" What are Israel's present policies in regard to the rescue of oppressed Jewry world-wide? The teleconference, which will be live via satellite, will be held at Agudas Achim Synagogue, 2767 E. Broad St. The entire community is en-" couraged to attend. The Columbus Jewish community will be one of 18 American cities to participate in a televised conference with Prime Minister Shimon Peres. The historic event, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2:30 p.m., will be sponsored by the Israel Department of the Columbus Jewish Federation.' 1 ',1 fpi Joseph Skilken Kauffman played football, golf and baseball at Bexley High School being captain of the baseball team his senior year. He was on the state Championship Falter Packer Fast Pitch Softball Team in the mid-1950s. From 1973-1978, he was commissioner of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. Shimon Peres An Open (telephone) Line to Prime Minister .Peres will ., *:'»;>" * - -i < - •> ■ ■•, . * 1 . _' I ' . ' t Fpr furhter information phone the Federation, ^237.-7686, ext. 30.. f,. I - Kenneth Kauffman The cost of the program is $8, which includes lunch. R.S.V.P. by Friday, Oct, 25. • (CONTINUED ON PAGE" 1«> .ii—. V *■ t <- * '
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1985-10-24|
|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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