Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1986-01-16, page 01
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*a^E 5^ JgROMCLE iJW// Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community lor Ovor 60 Years \J[\\ LIBRARY, OHIO HiSTORjCAL S<>C^DTV' iop.P vELMa AVE. ^ 0, 43311 EXCH tgoa C0L3. VOL.64 NO. 3 JANUARY 16,1986-SHEVAT6 Devoted to American and Jewish ideal* i- Ruth Ann Blank To Coordinate SUPER SUNDAY On February 2 i> "Ruth Ann Blank's leadership roll as the 1986 SUPER SUNDAY chairwoman will bring strong organization and dynamism to the day," said Dennis Mellman, 1986 General Campaign chairman, in making the appointment. Blank will coordinate the daylong event which is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 2, and will involve more than 200 volunteers in an intense fundraising phonathon for the 1986 United Jewish Fund Campaign. "Ruth Ann has demonstrated her superb leadership skills in a number of important projects," Mellman said. "We.are pleased that she will be in charge of SUPER SUNDAY, which is really the part of the campaign that reaches out to the entire community ... to as many as 2,000 homes in a single day." "The sixth annual SUPER SUNDAY will be held at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, 1125 College Ave., beginning at 9 a.m. There will be six, two-hour phoning shifts that will conclude at 9 p.m. Throughout the day, beginning with a balloon launching, there will be family entertainment, celebrity visits, food and prizes. "I am looking forward to the challenge SUPER SUNDAY '86 represents," said Blank. "Columbus has set a goal of $5.4 million. SUPER SUNDAY repre- Leo Yassenoff Center Schedules Parent/Youth Awareness Program A program for young people from junior high through high school age, as well as their parents, will take, place at the Leo ""YastJenuffacwlMhemiter this"" month. The Youth Services Department, in conjunction with the Franklin County Mental Health Board, North Central Mental Health Services and Columbus Youth to Youth, will be sponsoring a parent/youth awareness program entitled "Choices . for Teens and Parents." The three part seminar is set for Jan. 21, Feb. 4 and Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Leo , Yassenoff Jewish Center. The presentations will focus around positive and negative coping mechanisms which deal with life choices. The first seminar will focus on communication which will comfortably lead into the topics for the last two sessions of teen suicide, health and substance abuse. The program is designed and" intended* for" students'" from seventh grade through high school as well as' their parents and other concerned community members. According to Denise Blank, chairwoman of the Youth Services Committee, it is not an attempt to preach or use scare tactics, but rather an attempt to convince individuals to seriously consider consequences before and not after the fact. The program was developed out of a response to many requests from parents and ju-, nior/senior high students. Parents are encouraged to attend these presentations with their sons and daugh- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 11) Rena Failer Appointed Director Central Ohio State Of Israel Bonds Development Corporation for Israel announces the appointment of its new Central Ohio State of Israel Bonds Executive Director, Rena Failer, formerly Staff Associate of the Columbus Jewish Federation. ; f Ui Rena Failer Failer brings to the bond organization years of campaign experience that also includes being Field Representative for the United Jewish Appeal in Ohio and Michigan. Her commitment to Israel began very early in her life in a family with strong Zionist affiliations. She was a member of Habonim, The Labor Zionist Youth Movement at the time of Israel's Independence and has maintained her concern,and caring over the years. "Next to making Aliyah, working for Israel and the Jewish community is the best that I can do to keep the chain of the Jewish people strong and unbroken," said Failer. , iC9HTINUEDQN,P.AGE, VU South Africa's Reform Jews Leading Jewish Struggle Against Apartheid iiuui ruin uiuun sents the time for those who have not had an opportunity to make a pledge1 to become a part of an extremely important campaign. We have to keep pushing to meet increasing needs and-keep pace with, inflation. The campaign helps to support more than 50 humanitarian programs and services in Israel, throughout the United States, around the world as well as at home here in Columbus." Members of the community who would be willing to volunteer on SUPER SUNDAY should call the Columbus Jewish Federation, 237-7686. TORONTO (JTA) - Reform Jews in South Africa are in the forefront in the battle against apartheid, but they themselves are considered second class Jews, says a leading Reform rabbi from South Africa. Rabbi Norman Mendel, spiritual leader of the Temple Emanuel in.- Johannesburg, told an audience here recently that Reform Jews, known as Progressive Jews in South Africa, are leading the Jewish fight against apartheid, which they consider "indefensible, immoral and evil." But Reform Jews in South Africa, who number about 5,000 families of a total Jewish population of between 110,000 and 112,000, are a "beleaguered, anxious" community who are taking more and more risks in speaking out against South Africa's policy of racial segregation, Mendel said. He said Reform Jews are fighting apartheid "against Wilt Co-Sponsor Hadassah's Jennie Roland Education The Columbus Chapter of Hadassah Jennie Roland Education Day, co-sponsored this year by the Adult Department of the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, at • 7:30 p.m. at, the Center, 1125 College Ave. A dessert and "Meet the Author" reception will follow the program. The public is invited. The speaker for this year's Education Day is. Gerald Posner. In 1981, Posner, an attorney, was involved in legal research to determine whether a group of surviving Auschwitz experimental victims could file a, lawsuit against Germany for extra compensation for their injuries. After two years of research at the personal.expense of $20,000, the lawsuit was dropped. However, the material gathered was too valuable to be forgotten. Much information regarding Josef Mengele, the infamous Nazi doctor, "Angel of Death," had surfaced. Published McGraw Hill was interested and encouraged Posner to complete his research on Mengele for publication. Deadline for reservations is Monday, Jan. 27. To make reservations, send check for $2,50, made payable to the ■ Columbus Chapter of Hadassah, to Gertrude Oden- heimer, 6057 Barberry Hoi- Day low, Columbus, Ohio 43213, or Sally Epstein, 834 S. Cassingham Road, Columbus, Ohio 43209, or Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, Adult Department, 1125 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209. a backdrop of Jewish discrimination" emanating from the Orthpdox community. "There is day to day diminishment in the Reform movement in South Africa. Reform are considered a second class Jewish community," said Mendel, a native of Oakland, Calif, who moved to South Africa in 1978 after having served communities in Fremont, Calif., Kansas City, Missouri, and Boca Raton, Fla. , Orthodox Jews Joining The Fight Orthodox Jews are only now beginning to do something about apartheid, Mendel maintained. "They're beginning to realize it's more sophisticated than they thought," he said. Reform Jews, he said, have been fighting apartheid for years by holding educational programs with Blacks and "coloreds," or those of mixed race, and in going "on record, as abhoring apartheid." Mendel called on Re- -form-congregations in the United States and Canada to join in the battle by "adopting" sister Reform congregations in South Africa. Part of the problem in apartheid is in the attitude of Afrikaners — white, native- born South Africans who are "an obdurate, stubborn" people, far more "intractable" than other whites," Mendel said. "The Afrikaner sees himself as the Israeli of South Africa. It is his people, his folk (being threatened). His sense of peoplehood must dominate. He believes his people will be pushed into the sea." By the year 2000. Blacks in South Africa will number 50 million from the current 25 million, Mendel said. In general, the rabbi maintained,. South African Jews have not been "as forthcoming" about apartheid as they should be. "Excruciating Moral Dilemma" Mendel hinted that more economic sanctions against South Africa may not be in the best interests of Blacks and coloreds, since current sanctions are costing about 1,000 jobs a week, mainly among non-whites. Jews face "an excruciating moral dilemma" in serving in the South African army, which must patrol Black townships, with violent results almost daily, he . .continued.. * As for the sensitive issue of economic and military ties between Israel and South Africa, Mendel said that on paper, trade between the two nations is still "much less" .than between South Africa and other countries. Israel, whose people have suffered from racism more than any (CONTINUED ON PAGE 11) Jordan Bendier To Benefit From Danger Brothers Concert Gerald Posner Transportation is available at a nominal' charge through the Center's Senior Adult Department, 231-2731. Deadline for transportation sign-up is Monday, Jan. 27. Cost for this transportation is $1 for senior adult Center -members and $2 for all others. Limited car pools will be coordinated by Ellen Schottenstein, 258-7104. 1965 Israel Bond Sales Hit Record $505 Million NEW YORK (JTA) - A total of $505,030,000 in cash proceeds were mobilized in 1985 for Israel's economic development by the State of (CONTINUED ON PAGE 13) Six month old Jordan Bendier, son of Bill and Lisa Bendier and grandson of Julius and Roselyn Margulies of Columbus is in need of a liver transplant. Bill, a musician with the Danger Brothers Band, will participate in a fundraiser for Jordan, with his band members, on Jan. 25 at Valley Dale Ballroom, 9:30 p.m. Proceeds will help fund a liver transplant for the infant who was diagnosed recently with Biliary Atresia. Jordan has been in Children's Hospital in Columbus for the last four months, and has had three operations, none of which have remedied the situation; f The goal, Bendier says, is to raise $150,000 to pay for the delicate operation and other expenses involved in the lengthy recuperation. Jordan is expected to be transferred soon from Columbus to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., where the operation is to be per- - formed. '''We,can't,think of a better way to begin reaching our goal than by putting on this concert for Jordan," Bendier said. Jordan Bendier l Pre-sale concert tickets are available at all Central Ticket Office locations for $10. Tickets at the door will be $12. Local personality Eric Gnezda will entertain prior to the appearance of the Danger Brothers. Contributions to the Jordan Bendier fund can be sent to Jordan Bendier, P.O. Box 1019, Columbus, O. 43209.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1986-01-16|
|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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