Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1987-08-13, page 01
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HROMCLE ZjWff Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years ^§JP_\ VOL.65 NO.33 AUGUST 13,1987-AV18 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals. ■LIBRARY, OHIO HjSTOfi-JCArU -SOCQcsrC 190S VELMa AVE. oouj.,:d.*,:■.. 43211 exch t* Community Invited To Participate In Torah Dedication On Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Ahavas Sholom Synagogue, 2568 E. Broad St., the Jewish community is invited to celebrate the dedication of- two new Torah scrolls. The first Sefer Torah will be dedicated by Thomas Schottenstein and family, in memory of his father, Leon, and in honor of his mother, Jean, and in honor of his wife Leah's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Meir Levy. The second Sefer Torah will be dedicated by Dr. Samuel Port- man and family, in memory of his father, Harold, and in honor of his mother, Celia, and in memory of his wife Susan's parents, Dr. and Mrs. Jacob Ziskind. The scrolls will be completed by their sofer (scribe), followed by a parade of both children and adults, Hakkafos and reception. While the actual inscribing of the Sefer Torah helps to assure the continuity of Jewish heritage, the commitment and celebration of every individual of a community is equally necessary and vital, the Schotten- steins and Portmans note. "Please join in this important mitzvah — to honor the Torah." Jackson Making Overtures To The Jewish Community Norman Traeger, General Campaign chairman of the Columbus Jewish Federation's 1988 Jewish Community Campaign, has announced the members of his Campaign Management Team who will be working with him in the months ahead. "This is a special group of people who share the spirit, experience and commitment of working toward a goal of meeting the many needs of our fellow Jews both locally and world- Finkelstein To Address Jewish Center Leaders From Throughout Nation Allan Finkelstein, executive director of the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, was appointed to the faculty of the JWB Executive Development Training Program, to begin next week at the Tentr pie University Conference Center in Philadelphia. Allan Finkelstein Finkelstein's lecture topic, "On Becoming ah Executive," will be focus of the introductory session of a ten- day seminar for assistant directors of Jewish Community Centers from through- *uMh.e«Quntj!y-, .Theseminar Pictured are Alan Wasserstrom (left), associate Campaign chairman, and Norman Traeger, General Campaign chairman, who will lead the 1988 Columbus Jewish Federation Community Campaign. Jewish Community Campaign Management Team Announced wide," said Traeger. Alan- Wasserstrom, president of N. Wasserstrom and Sons, has been appointed associate chairman of the campaign and will assist Traeger in organizing and directing this year's drive. During the 1987 campaign, Wasserstrom served as the general •vice-chairman responsible for major gifts. Six vice-chairpersons comprise the balance of the management team with responsibilities for overseeing and coordinating the various aspects of the campaign. They include: Irving Baker, Nelson Genshaft, Marilyn Knable, Robert Schottenstein, Ellen Siegel and Judie Swedlow. Baker, associated with Baker Rentals, is a member of the Federation Board of Trustees and has long been active with numerous community organizations. He has worked in the Campaign for many years and has held numerous positions including Special Gifts Division chairman and Young Men's Division chairman. He was the 1968 recipient of the Therese Stern Kahn Young Leadership Award. He will chair the Major Gifts Division and assist with the Keynote Division. Genshaft, in his second year as a general vice-chairman, is, a local attorney and partner in the firm of Schwartz, Kelm, Warren and Rubenstein. He is assistant treasurer of the Federa-', tion Board of Trustees and he is a past chairman of a Training mission to Israel in 1986. He was co-recipient of the 1985 Therese Stern Kahn Young Leadership Award. His responsibilities will include working with the leadership and $250 Divisions and the Attorney's Event. Knable, who also served on last year's management kicks off a two-year program designed for executives to enhance leadership and management skills, as well as to look at emerging Jewish issues and enduring models of Jewish leadership. Finkelstein, who participated in a similar JWB program (torn 1981-83, was invited back to address the topic, "Reflections on Expectations and Realities" and to share how the JWB program prepared him for his current responsibilities. Finkelstein became the executive director of the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center in 1982. JWB is the central leadership and service agency of the North American Jewish Center network of 275 JCCs, YM-YWHAs and camps. Jack I. Fox, associate executive director of the Iaeo Yassenoff Jewish Center, is one of 16 individuals chosen from throughout the nation to participate in the Executive Development Program. The Philadelphia seminar WASHINGTON (JTA) — For the past year the Rev. Jesse Jackson, whose 1984 presidential campaign was plagued by allegations of anti-Semitism, has been making overtures to the Jewish community. Jackson has met with Jewish leaders privately and in public forums, spoken before Jewish organizations such as the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and given interviews to Jewish newspapers. "It is a different Jackson in 1988 than in 1984," observed Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti- Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. "One has to recognize and welcome that certain sensitivity he is now showing.^- ,_ Jackson has "gone out on a limb like that now just once, but several times, so there is a clear-cut pattern of an effort to reach out'to the Jewish community, and the community ought to respond," added Rabbi" IJavid Saper- stein, co-director of the Religious Action Cehtelr of Reform Judaism. But while Jewish leaders applaud Jackson's efforts, they remain skeptical to what extent he can put his past problems with the community behind him. Jackson, said Marc Perl, Washington representative of the American Jewish Congress, carries a "significant amount of baggage" that Jewish voters are unlikely to forget. The heaviest load in this baggage remains Jackson's association in 1984 with the Black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan, whose preaching is marked by virulent anti-Semitic rhetoric. In recent New York Times article, Jackson said "the simple fact is that Farrakhan is not connected to my campaign in any way. That's all that's need to be said." But most Jews disagree. "What Jews want and will continue to want is for Jackson to repudiate Farrakhan. There's a feeling that he has yet to do this," said Hyman Bookbinder of the American Jewish Committee. Frank Watkins, Jackson's. press secretary, said as a religious leader Jackson "does not repudiate the per- sohhood of anyone, even an enemy, let alone the person- hood of a friend and ally in the '84 campaign, at least to a certain extent, because there is always the possibility of redemption." Even if Jackson can put Farrakhan behind him, his views on the Middle East still disturb Jewish voters, many of whom see Israel as a litmus test for support of a candidate. Jackson no longer refers to Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasir Arafat, whom he publicly embraced in 1978, as an ally, but he remains critical of U.S. military assistance to Israel and Israel's occupation Of the settlements. According to Watkins, Jackson advocates a four- point approach to the Middle East: a secure Israel within '' internationally recognized boundaries"; Palestinian self-determination and justice including the right to determine their own representation; respect for Lebanon's territorial integrity, with U.S. assistance in helping them to rebuild, and normalizing ties with other Arab countries. Ginny Tennenbaum Wins Twirling Title Ginny Tennenbaum was crowned "International Miss TU Majorette" — Twirling Unlimited's World Majorette for her age group. Jewish Agency Sending Hebrew Teacher To Yugoslavia JERUSALEM (JTA) —The Jewish Agency will send a Hebrew teacher to Zagreb, Yugoslavia, the organization's first official emissary to Yugoslavia ever, it was learned here recently. The Agency's Department for Education in the diaspora will send the teacher to the city in which about 2,000 of Yugoslavia's 5,000 Jews live. Barenboim Appointed Director Of New Bastille Opera In Paris PARIS, (JTA) — Israeli conductor-pianist Daniel Barenboim has been appointed artistic director of the Paris Bastille Opera, which plans to vie with New York's Metropolitan and Milan's La Scala for top international recognition. The 44-year-old Buenos Aires-born Barenboim currently directs the Paris Orchestra, a post he will continue to assume. The Bastille Opera will be inaugurated on July 14,1989, to mark the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution, The new opera house on the Place de la Bastille will be larger than the, old Opera in the heart of Paris. The French government is planning to bill some of the world's best-known operatic stars for the new theater and has given Barenboim a free reign for Ginny Tennenbaum The competition, held in Niagra Falls, N.Y., Aug. 1, involves three parts: twirling competition routine, show routine and modeling in an evening gown. Scores from the three parts are added together to arrive at the final overall placement. Girls from all over the United States and Canada competed for the title. Tannenbaum is 14 years old and has been working toward this title since she began twirling six years ago. During that time she has traveled to 25 states for twirling competitions. Tennenbaum will be in the ninth grade at Bexley High School this fall. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Tennenbaum. £. The Chronicle MUorMFeator«8v.; * v ,'s Jt ifcre Awl There V/a ^y:f\U Marketplace. <+, if\.,; ^ <*$ begins.on Aug. lj>.v ,».*.*.•.■>. *.-.»■.».«>».♦.* ucoNTiNueo^wp/VGir^MehQ^in^'its programs? *«»♦•♦» <%«»•«»<>»n •«,««.., v.,*«<< ;!
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1987-08-13|
|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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