Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1986-10-16, page 01
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:.n,':.:;j.,.;..i..t-i .-*.. Mr :,.', .;-, „?-. -t;». ..-,.■.«■,.■ ,',W, ■.;,!>-*•<.■..•*.! ', '•> 1.-H-,- '' ■•-■•••■';:■•■ •'■■■.\»'. ■"■ ■ < "-:."•■' *■ V '■'■'■"■ ■'■''■■ 2J[\\>7 Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years U/AVa. VOL. 64 NO. 43 ~ ~J~ OCTOBER 16,1986-TISHREI13 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals. LTSRAKY, ■oolj OHIO Hi.STOFWCAi VELMA AVE. o, 43211 soc4,±srY ■ E-XCH toil Ambassador Benjamin Varon To Speak Oct. 25 At Agudas Achim Ambassador Benjamin Varon of Israel will speak at the Shemini Atzereth Service, Oct. 25, at Agudas Achim on behalf of the State of Israel Bond Drive. Ambassador Varon, currently a professor of history and modern language at Boston University, was born in Austria. Three months prior to his receiving a medical degree, Austria was annexed by Hitler and he was forced to flee. He managed to reach Ecuador. By mid-1940, he was "one of Latin America's most widely read columnists" according to the New York Times.' In 1946, he was invited to join the political effort of the Jewish Agency in favor of a Jewish state. The Encyclopedia Judaica credits him and a colleague with swinging the decisive Latin American vote towards the Palestine Partition Resolution of UN, which led to the establishment of Israel. From New York and later from Jerusalem, he directed Israel's information services and cultural relations with Latin America, Spain and Portugal. In 1964, he was appointed the first Israeli ambassador to the Dominican Republic. In 1966, he became ambassador to Jamaica. As Paraguay, in 1968, joined the Security Council of the UN, Ambassador Varon established an Israeli Embassy in Asuncion, where in 1970 he Pro-Summit Meeting Focuses On Soviet Jewry Four Inductees To Be Honored Af Sports Hall Of Fame Brunch On Sunday, Nov. 9, At Center Four inductees will be honored at this year's Hall of Fame program slated for Sunday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center. They include Meyer Kravitz, Jeff Nacht, Zalman Rosenfeld and Sigmund Munster. Meyer Kravitz (1913-1974) was involved in handball for many years. He won a number of tournaments, including the 1960 City Handball Double Championships. Kravitz was also instrumental in the formation of a city-wide handball league and in bowling, baseball, basketball and softball. Jeff Nacht was a diversified athlete. He played tennis, football and baseball while at Bexley High School from 1953-1957. Nacht was selected all Central Buckeye League in football and baseball his senior and junior years, as well as All-State in baseball his senior year. At the age of 13, Nacht was one of two catchers selected to try out for the St. Louis Cardinals* Farm Club. He was also very active with the United Jewish Fund. Zalman Rosenfeld (1914- 1986) won varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball, swimming, track and tennis at East High School for 1930-1932; His most recognized accomplishments were in the boxing arena. Rosenfeld was the Golden Gloves Welterweight Boxing Champion of Columbus from 1933-35, as well as the AAU and American Legion State Boxing Champion in 1935, His lifelong interest and participation in athletics were evfdeh'cea^by'-his >1nV0lveA' ment in the Jewish Center's softball and basketball leagues between 1949-1985.' Sigmund Munster won 12 varsity letters at Columbus Academy. He was All League in football, basketball, and baseball in 1953- 1954. Munster played baseball at Ohio State and was honorable mention All Big Ten in 1957. He also enjoyed recreational basketball, baseball and softball. Minister's support for the Jewish Center and its Physical Education Department has been shown by his being a major sponsor of the Annual "Sports Spectacular" program. The community is invited to join the committee in honoring these men at the Awards Brunch, the eighth annual "Hall of Fame" program at the Center. Local Community Leaders Meet With Secretary Of State Schultz Benjamin Varon escaped the bullets of an assassination attempt. He also served as a member of Israel's Delegation to the UN. While studying medicine in Vienna, he supported himself as an entertainer. A poet in German, he published his first novel in Spanish, three years after his arrival in Quito. In 1970, he had a bestseller in Spanish, Si Yo Fuera Paraguayo, which was quoted in Reader's Digest. Vie has since contributed to scores of journals, including Commentary, Midstream and general and Jewish periodicals as well as such newspapers as the New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and "the Boston Globe. Secretary of State George C. Shultz met with 400 American Jewish leaders on Oct. 8 to discuss the administration position on Soviet Jewry before leaving with President Reagan for the "mini-" summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. Columbus Jewish Federation President Miriam Yenkin; Community Relations Committee (CRC.) Chairman Dr. Jeffrey Tilson; Marilyn Skilken, Past Women's Division chairwoman, and Karen Moss, of the C.R.C. cabinet, participated in the day of Washington meetings and strategy talks with politi- Pictured in Washington D.C, with Morris Abram (second from left), chairman of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, are Columbus Jewish Federation leaders (1. to r.) Karen Moss; Miriam Yenkin, president; MarilyrifSkilken? and Dr. Jeffrey Tilson, chairmaribf the Community Relations Committee. cians and other public figures. Dr. Tilson explained, "Shultz forcefully told us, 'Without human rights there can be no peace.' The significance of the meeting is that the Secretary of State publicly signaled the importance with which the administration views human rights in general and Soviet Jewry in particular. Although we, received private assurances before the Geneva Summit, no such public meeting took place to underscore the President's position." These meetings brought together Federations and C.R.C.s from across the country with the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, the Council of Jewish Federations, the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, the Conference of Presidents of major Jewish organizations and the United Jewish Appeal. (CONTINUED ON PAGE IS) Ohio Secretary Of State To Speak At OSU On Plight Of Soviet Jewry Ohio Secretary of State Sherrod Brown will speak to OSU students and faculty on the plight of Soviet Jewry on Wednesday, Oct. 22. He will speak at the Ohio Union Terrace Lounge on the Ohio State University Campus at 4 p.m. Brown recently returned from a trip to the Soviet Union with 32 other business and professional people. According to Brown, the trip "perhaps most importantly, brought home (to me) again and again how precious America's freedoms are, especially the right to practice one's religion ..; nowhere was that more evident than in the plight of Soviet Jewish refuseniks." Ohio's forty-sixth secretary of state is most widely known for his leadership in what the Washington Post termed in a front page story, "probably the most intensive and wide ranging voter registration program in the nation." Through this program in 1984, Brown signed Cohn Appointed To Task Force Gerald N. Cohn, executive vice president of Heritage Village, has been appointed a member of the National Alzheimer Disease Task Force of the American Association of Homes for the Aging. The appointment took place at the 25th Anniversary Conference of the National Association representing over 2300 Protestant, Catholic and Jewish not for profit homes, housing and services for the aged. At the conference held in New York City, Cohn, a past president of the National As- '* " *rcoWlNUE&rONVAGE-S>" 'You shall live in booths seven days; all that are Israelite born shall dwell in booths; that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt...' (Lev. 23:42-43) SUKKOT* 5747 Begins Friday evening, October 17, al sundown TISHREI 15-23 OCTOBER 18-26 up 800,000 new voters. At present, he is working with the General Assembly to enact finance reform laws. Brown's past political experience includes membership in the General Assembly and a four time member of the Ohio House of Representatives. Brown's talk is sponsored by the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry of the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation. The group presents educational programs on behalf of Jews in the Soviet Union who are denied their religious freedom and cannot act for themselves. For more information call SSSJ Co-chairs Sharon Eiser or Becky Galerston at 294-4797. Sukkot Celebration Set For October 16 The entire community is invited to the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, Thursday, Oct. 16, to help decorate the Sukkah and enjoy music, dancing and refreshments. The most joyous festival of the fall holidays is Sukkot, and the most prominent feature of celebrating this holiday is building and decorating the Sukkah. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. a light dinner will be provided for a fee of $3 for Center members, $4,50 for non- members and $2 for children 12 and under. AU dinner par- .H'vl i. -(CONTINUED ON- PAGE- «)• I ■ ■I '
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1986-10-16|
|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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