Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1987-07-16, page 01
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\, iunAf.Y;' OHIO HiSTORiCAU S-O-Q .1 9BH' VeLM/v ;AVE, ■.■: 43211 •■'■■■ . -": XXCH 4^1 A ■A <r» ■ <*,< y VOL. 65 NO. 31 JULY 16,1987-TAMMUZ 19 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals, m m Mi I'' f- Gains In Zionist Congress Elections Made By Religious Pluralism Parties Center Plans September Opening For Northside Childcare Center The Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center reports that excitement is growing for the September opening of its new Northside Branch Preschool-Childcare Center at 1895 Bethel Rd. (top photo). More than 100 people attended a recent Open House there, and classes are near capacity with 32 children registered. The Center will offer a variety of program options for preschool children, including childcare from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. After-school care for kindergarten and elementary-age children with school pick-up is also available. The program is open to . any interested family. Children are shown playing at the June Open House (bottom photo). Registration for . . the Fall program there is still open. For information, call the Early Childhood Services office, 231-2731.' NEW YORK (JTA) - Results of the American elections to the World Zionist Congress indicate a substantial victory for Zionist parties promoting religious pluralism in Israel and losses for all traditional parties except Friends of Labor Israel.;' ;'.'.■'■'■ Two parties running on the platform of religious pluralism — MERCAZ, the newly formed organization for Conservative Judaism, and ARZA, the Association for Reform Zionists of America — made the largest gains of seats in the American delegation to the December 1987 quadrennial Congress. MERCAZ, running for the first time, received 20 seats. ARZA won 33 seats, 19 more than it had in the previous Congress. Hadassah made the strongest showing in the election, with 48 seats, but that represented a loss of 21. .Friends, of -JLabor. Israel gained two seats to win 15. The Zionist Organization of America garnered 12 seats, a loss of 10, and Herut Zionists of America won nine, a loss of four; Religious issues in general seemed to dominate the voting, as more than half of the seats before imposition of penalties on the Orthodox Zionist slate went to the religious parties. The Religious Zionist Movement (Orthodox) had 56 percent of its ballots disqualified for penalties, leaving it with 14 seats, a loss of five. Only one of the nine slates, the newly created Students for Israel list, failed to gain any seats, which are granted based on the percentage won of the total vote. The students were assessed heavy penalties for irregularities, and 93 percent of their votes were disqualified. The other seven percent of its votes did not meet the 1,387 vote minimum needed to gain a seat.. The Progressive Zionist List was also assessed heavy penalties. About 74 percent of its votes were disqualified resulting in only one seat, a loss of one from the previous Congress. Penalties for all other parties were minimal. Comedian, Singer To Headline House Of Tradition Annual Event "It's Fun To Be Jewish" is • the theme of this year's annual event of the House of Tradition. ' '" For the past 12 years, the "House" has sponsored an annual dinner or concert, featuring well known speak- Jewish Agency Allocates Funds For Reform Programs In Israel An allocation of $1.64 million has been made by the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for programs sponsJ5red,^y3.„&ej;;Rjefprm..' movement in Israel; In the Jewish Agency's first major Governor Signs Into Law Compromise State Budget On July 1, Governor Richard F. Celeste signed into law a compromise state budget that provides continued funding of state departments and programs for the next two fiscal years. Included in the budget is $95 million more for Medicaid than what was originally recommended by the Governor,. Medicaid is the vehicle by which homes for the aged and hospitals are reimbursed for part of the cost of care for those residents and patients who are unable to pay privately. Jewish homes for the aged and Jewish hospitals that receive Medicaid funds are the following; Covenant House, Dayton; Darlington House, Toledo; Glen Manor and Orthodox Jewish Home, Cincinnati; Heritage Manor, Youngstown; Heritage Village, Columbus; Menorah Park and Montefiore Home Cleveland; the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, and Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. The total amount of state and federal funds appropriated for Medicaid is $2,095,368,243 for fiscal year 1988 and $2,268,742,805 forfis cal year 1989. This is approximately $11.5, million less than what was needed to keep Medicaid reimbursement rates at their current level. Preliminary reports of the Ohio Department of Human Services indicate, however, that actual Medicaid expenditures for fiscal year 1987, upon which estimates are based for the next bien- nium, are below their cost figure projections. According to the Association of Ohio Philanthropic Homes for the Aged, this means that the anticipated cost of Medicaid for the biennium may be overstated. In addition, language which would have authorized the Department of Human Services to reduce reimbursements to providers, of medical services was deleted in the final version of the budget. Delegates and observers of the Government Affairs Committee of Ohio Jewish Communities (GACOJC), as well as other members of the Ohio Jewish community, deserve at least partial credit for the dramatic increase in funding for the state's Medicaid budget, according to GACOJC Executive Director Frances Lesser. Each community responded to the anticipated crisis for the Jewish homes for the aged in an unprecedented" manner, Lesser explained. Community members heeded the call for action and contacted their legislators via letters, telegrams, telephone and , personal visits, she noted, and these actions contributed'to the $95 million increase, "especially when considering that the Medicaid budget had been cut from the Governor's recommendation by both the House and Senate." David M. Deutsch, Dayton, president of the GACOJC, expressed his appreciation to the members of the House and Senate Budget Conference Committee, House Speaker Vern Riffe and Senate President Paul Gillmor. "These legislators deserve our congratulations and thanks for fashioning a responsible state budget. We are particularly gratified by their actions on the Medicaid budget. In a period of limited resources their task was not easy," Deutsch said. For more information regarding the activities of the GACOJC, contact Gene Burger, CRC director at the Columbus Jewish Federation, 237-7686. Bork Nomination Opposed By Two Jewish Groups NEW YORK (JTA) -Two national Jewish organizations have announced their opposition to President Reagan's nomination of Federal Judge Robert Bork to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Irma Gertler, ^president of B'nai B'rith Women, said, "The appointment of Judge Bork would seriously jeopardize important gains made by women in recent years." Theodore Mann, president of the American Jewish Congress, called Bork's nomination "an explicitly ideological decision" by the President. .:■ v He said the AJCongress opposed Bork "because of his stand on such issues as privacy, free speech, civil rights and church-state separation." funding for the Reform movement they will finance a variety of programs designed "to expand the movement in Israel" explained" Meir Azari, executive director of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, the Reform organization in Jerusalem. The Columbus Jewish Federation's 1987-88 allocation to the United Jewish Appeal of $3,015,000 helps fund both the Jewish Agency in Israel and the Joint Distribution Committee for use overseas. The Jewish Agency's recent annual Assembly held in Israel was attended by two Columbus Jewish Federation past presidents, Myer Mellman and Jack Wallick, and their spouses, Selma and Joan. The Jewish Agency allocations to the Reform movement are for education, cultural and social welfare programs. Thes6 programs include: • A Community Outreach in Israel which will provide social service to the general population and to under-privileged youth. • Shnat Kl|ta, a year-long absorption program for Reform Jewish youth from around the world. • An integration of Reform . youth into Israeli society through education, religious. and cultural programming. • A Reform absorption worker who will be attached to the World Union (CONTINUED ON PAGE UJ ers or entertainers. Some of those personalities have been Theodore Bikel, Israeli Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu, pianist Elliot Finkel, the Diaspora Yeshiva Band and the Megama Duo; This year's event will be a concert, featuring comedian Marc Weiner and composer/musician/singer Moshe Yess. Weiner, a popular attraction on stages around the country, has MosheYess climbed to comedic heights via the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. There, his early free performances of zani- ness were discovered, and Marc Weiner Weiner quickly entered the world of New York's top comedy clubs —^The Improvisation, Catch a Rising Star, The Comic Strip. He has also performed with Robin Wil- (CONTINUED ON PAGE « JDoti fi Miss Tlie GEance To Wish TEe Coiimwinity 5748 • A Happy, Healthy New Year • :' 5748 See page 11 for details ■XL.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1987-07-16|
|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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