Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1988-03-10, page 01
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Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years VOL. 66 NO. 10 MARCH 10, 1988-ADAR 21 -U BRAKY, OHIO Hi3TOI7|CAU B0C4&t<. •I.98E VELM-", AVE. CoU. 0, 43211: EXCH Devoted fo American and Jewish (deals. Rabbi Gifter To Speak At BJ.'Siyum' Robert Binsky,' president of the Beth Jacob congregation, announces that Rabbi Mordechai Gifter, Talmudic scholar and Rosh Yeshiva of Telshe Rabbinical College in Cleveland, will be the guest speaker at a siyum (the completion of Tractate Megillah) to be held on Tuesday, March 22. This will be the third time that Rabbi Gifter has addressed Beth Jacob on the occasion of completing a Talmudic volume. In Feb. 1981, he led in the siyum of Tractate-Brachot; in 1985 he spoke at the siyum of volume Kiddushin. He also gave the keynote address when the community mikveh was .dedicated at Beth Jacob in 1971, and he spoke at Religious Emphasis Week program in the early 1960s. Rabbi Mordechai Gifter Rabbi Gifter is a native of Connecticut and attended Yeshiva University in New York City. Prior to the .Second World War, he undertook advanced Talmudic studies in Telz, Lithuania. He is a frequent contributor to numerous Talmudic Torah journals. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Torah Umesorah, the national organization of the day school movement. Rabbi Gifter is also a frequent contributor to the ArtScroll Bible series. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 11) mmmmmmmmmmmtwmmm In The Chronicle AtTheC«nt*r ,.,...,„ 14,18 At The pede^atton ,.,.... 6 Bowling.../. ,',„., t$ Classified ,..„.,.,,..,,,. 12 Editorial Features.,,,.,7 I FiftyY«arsAgo ,.,..:/., *4 Marketplace, —....... 8 Obituaries,.,...., \t SocmHem J» Synagogue Services ..... V£ Public Jewish Criticism Of Israel Harmful, Warn Shamir And Abram The Passport '88 logo gives a hint of the evening's special theme. The event will be held on April 23 at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center. Passport 588 To Continue Gala Tradition At Center Momentum is steadily building for Passport '88, the gala set for Saturday evening, April 23 at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center. Ina Sue Rosenthal, Passport '88 chairwoman, says the evening prohiises'to be ''even bigger and better than last year's premiere!" She reports that a. special, cash prize of $1,000 this year will make the evening even more enticing. "Once again, the Center will come alive with a dynamite evening filled with music, dancing, fabulous decorations and. exotic food, ';■ as well as casino activities and both live and silent auctions," she reports. The food will have a special international theme, and auction items will include trips, weekend getaways, fashions, "fantasies," electronics, original artwork 7arid other s,elec- •tionsje';;.: 7 7'.. ^ipj^uction items will be quality items.of good value," Rosenthal notes. One of the new developments this year is that the live auction will be held in the Roth/Resler Theatre, which will accommodate the anticipated crowd. Last April, more than 500 people joined in on what was billed as the Center's "event of the year," says Rosenthal. "Now excitement for another Passport, again with •something for everyone,' is building again." All proceeds from the event, sponsored by the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center and Saint Anthony Medical Center/Saint Anthony Mercy Hospital, benefit Jewish Center programs and services. Preparations for the gala have been under way for several months, and invito-' tions are currently being mailed to the community. For more information about Passport '88 or to make a do nation of an item or service to the live or silent auction, call Jeff Gutterman at the Jewish Center, 231-2731. JERUSALEM (JTA) - Premier Yitzhak Shamir warned American Jewish leaders last week that criticism by diaspora Jewish organizations of Israeli policies "does much more harm than any . . . violent demonstrations in Gaza and elsewhere." Addressing the closing of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations'four-day mission to Israel, Shamir said, "It is inconceivable that, God forbid, any American Jews would permit themselves to be used in this campaign against us, even if they have criticism or doubts of their own with regard to some of Israel's policies and practices." Shamir returned twice to the subject during questioning by conference'delegates, who hosted him at a reception at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Mount Scopus here. Describing himself as "a firm believer in unity" and the American Jewish com- Itzhak Perlman Concert A Highlight Of Community's 'Israel 40' Celebration On Wednesday evening, May 11, at 18 p.m., Itzhak Perlman, one of the premier violinists in the world, will perform in concert at the Ohio Theatre. The concert is sponsored by the Columbus Association for- the Performing; 'Arts, with a section of orchestra ■seats reserved for ticket sales through the "Israel 40" Celebration of the Columbus Jewish Federation and the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center. Following the concert, there will be a reception for "Israel 40" ticket holders in the Galbreath Pavilion, to which Perlman has been invited. The chairwoman for the concert is Karen Moss, and the reception will be chaired by Diane Cummins. Tickets will go on sale at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center's Box Office on Wednesday, March 16, at 10 a.m. There is limited seating available, and everyone is encouraged to purchase tickets well in advance of the performance. "The concert is expected to be a sell-out," reports Moss. . The ticket price is $50 per person (this includes the concert as well as the reception) '. Separate tickets to the reception will only be sold to CAPA subscribers, who may purchase a reception ticket for $25. Tickets can be purchased in persbnat the Jewish Center's Box Office or by MasterCard or VISA over the telephone by calling 235-2058. Itzhak Perlman "Israel 40" celebration corporate sponsors include BancOhio National Bank, Bank One Columbus, Cardinal Industries, Huntington National Bank and Nation- THE WORLD'S WEEK U.S. Holocaust Museum To Exchange Materials, Services With Yad Vashem WASHINGTON (JTA) -The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council and Yatt Vashem, the world's only two national Holocaust institutions, last month agreed to their first official exchange of materials and services. The agreement comes less than a year after the council's agreement with the Polish government archives to exchange materials. Sam Eskenazi, council spokesman, said negotiations are under way to sign agreements with other countries, but he would not disclose any names. wide Insurance Company. For more information about the performance/ reception, call the Jewish Center's Box Office at 235-2058. 'Corps Of Service' Seeking Volunteers Jews in Ethiopia, urgently need a physician. A young kibbutz in the Israeli desert is looking for a business analyst to help attract a viable industry. Jews in Costa Rica are looking for a Jewish teacher for their children. The Jewish community of Switzerland requires a French-speaking person to run formal and informal educational programs. To fill the needs of these and other Jewish communities around the world, the Corps of Service to the Jewish People has been established by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations "to lift the Jewish spirit and literacy of needful communities," according to Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler, UAHC president. The Corps of Service was proposed by Rabbi Schindler and adopted by the Reform Jewish movement late last year. The new program is open to Jewish communities regardless of ideological affiliation and has already elicited requests from Jewish communities on^ four continents. Rabbi Daniel Syme, vice- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 151 munity as "a bastion in Israel's defense," Shamir said that Arab opponents of Israel were using disagreement among Jews in "driving a wedge between Israel and American Jewry and then between Israel and the United States." Several American Jewish organizations including Presidents Conference members the American Jewish Congress, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and the Central Conference of American Rabbis have publicly criticized reported indiscriminate beatings of Palestinian protestors by Israel Defense Force troops. But they and 49 other U.S. Jewish organization signed a Feb. 4 statement in support of Israel coordinated by the conference. Shamir made his remarks following a statement in which conference chairman Morris Abram reiterated that "Israel's policy is to exercise restraint in responding to the acts of vip- lence its soldiers face each 7 day." The conference statement also called the Mideast diplomatic mission of U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz a "highly positive and hopeful ' new development" and the current situation in Israel "unacceptable" and resolvable only by political means. In an interview last Thursday, Abram said, "I reject the idea that Jews don't have a right" to speak out against Israeli policy, "but 1 strongly suggest that there are better ways, more effective ways and more prudential ways of doing it. "The best way of doing it is ' to talk to the Israelis directly," said Abram, maintaining that no American Jewish leader is denied access to the upper levels of Israeli government. Abram, a lawyer and chairman of the National Conference of Soviet Jewry, spoke in glowing terms of a briefing given delegates at - the IDF central command base in Samaria, north of Jerusalem. The organization presidents heard Gen. 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|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1988-03-10|
|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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