Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1988-12-22, page 01
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jg;^...-*a*832r OfflOJEwI 1HROMCLE 2JI\\y/ Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 40 Years yU/VK kI BftARY , OH tb. H l-STOK |QAk VOaa VEL«-v AVE, 9bkS'*"0«i 43211 EXCH VOL.66 NO.52 DECEMBER 22,1988-TEVET14 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals. U.N. Recognizes Palestinian State GENEVA (JTA) - The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly last week to recognize the state of Palestine proclaimed by Yasir Arafat in Algiers last month. It also voted to upgrade the status of Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization at the United Nations. The vote on the combined resolution was 104-2, with 36 abstentions. Only the United States and Israel were opposed. The PLO, until now a nongovernmental observer at the world organization, has been raised to the level of a "Palestine observer delegation," which is midway between an independence movement and a non-member state. The resolution also "affirmed the need of the Palestinian people to exercise their sovereignty oyer their territory occupied since 1967." On another ballot, the General Assembly voted 138-2, with two abstentions, for a .resolution, calling on the U\N. secretary-general to help convene an. international conference under U.N, auspices,' with the participation of all parties to the Middle East conflict, including the PLO "oh an equal footing." NEWS ANALYSIS Ages 17 to 85 Today Is Blood Day Dec. 22, noon to 6 p.m. The Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center 1125 College Ave. Call 231-3696 cision To Open Talks With PLO ould Strain U.S.-l$raeli Relations WASHINGTON (JTA) - The Reagan administration's decision to open talks with the Palestine Liberation Organizatoin could leave a legacy of renewed friction between the United States and Israel for George Bush, when he assumes the presidency Jan. 20. Jewish Center Hall Of Fame To Induct Three David Valinsky, Hall of Fame Committee chairman, announces that Arnold Levinstein, Leonard Schiff and Barry Zacks will be in- ductedinto the 1988 Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center's Sports Hall of Fame: An induction ceremony and dessert buffet will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Center, 1125 College Ave. Pro Football Hall of Famer Lou Groza will present the keynote address. This event marks the 10th anniversary of the Hall of Fame. "The Center is proud to be celebrating its tenth year honoring outstanding Jewish athletes," says Valinsky. "Hall of Fame inductees represent more than athletic prowess—they represent an excellence that creates out- B'nai B'rith Maccabee Lodge To 'Feed The Nice? Dec. U Area police officers won't haVeto go far to find a'good meal on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as B'nai B'rith Maccabee Lodge once again carries out its annual "Feed the Police" community service project. Nearly 50 lodge members will deliver food to 25 local police agencies in four central Ohio counties on Christmas Eve. -That evening and in the early morning hours of Christmas Day, the men of Maccabee Lodge will keep Columbus Police Department officers company, in their cruisers as they work their beats. * On Friday, Dec. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., lodge members will cut meat at Rax Restaurant, 3075 E. Main St., just west of James Road. Four hundred pounds of meat, along with assorted cheeses, will.be put onto trays that will feed over 1500 officers. Christmas Eye at 8 p.m., lodge members will gather on the fifth floor of the Central Police Station on W. Gay Street to serve the officers. Other police agencies to be served include Bexley, Whitehall, Reynoldsburg, Gahanna, Worthington, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Granville, Ohio State University, Dublin, Grove City, Graridview, Groveport- Madison Township, Hilliard and West Jefferson as. well as the Franklin and Fairfield County Sheriff's Departments. ,"Feed the Police" began in 1971 when a group of Jewish men dropped off baked goods to officers at three eastside police stations. It's now the oldest program of its kind and has been implemented by other organizations around- the country. Maccabee Lodge has reqeived the Citizen's Commendation Award from the Columbus Police Department for its development of "Feed the Police." "Feed the Police" is funded by the lodge's annual budget as well as by private arid corporate contributions, including donations from Rite Rug, the F.O.P.A., Restaurant Food Supply, Pepsi-Cola, the Kroger Company, Major Fleet and Leasing and City of Columbus Treasurer's Office employees, i i if\ > , standing role models for the community-at-large." The Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1979 fo recognize Jewish individuals who have excelled in the world of athletics. Since its inception, 34 Jewish sports- persons have been recognized for their achievements. This year's inductees, according to Valinsky, are exceptional representatives of Columbus' Jewish athletes. For example, Barry Zacks excelled at football on both the high school and college levels; Arnold Levinstein, a Champion OSU tennis player, and Leonard Schiff, also a formidable tennis player and a partner, were the first Bexley High School students to win a state championship in any sport. Schiff went on to play four strong seasons at OSU. WBNS (Channel 10) TV sports anchor, Barry Katz, will serve as master of ceremonies for the induction ceremony. A native of Columbus, Katz is a grad uate of Eastmoor High School, where he played varsity, baseball, and of The Ohio State University. In addition, a Sports Memorabilia Silent' Auction has been added to the program this year. Many items, including two baseballs autographed by Sandy Koufax and Warren Spahn, and a basketball autographed by John Havilicek, are among the items available. Bidding will begin on Thursday, Jan. 12.. •. ;.y Also slated for the induction ceremony is a volunteer tribute to Irv Flox, Ben Golden and Sol Kaufman, who will be honored for their contribution to youth sports through coaching at the Jewish Center. The families of Golden and Kaufman, both now deceased, will receive posthumous awards. The entire community is invited to attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The fee is $5 per person. For more information, call the Center's Recreation and Wellness Division, 231-2731. A period of tension may be- ahead between the United States and Israel, especially if the talks with the PLO, being undertaken by Robert Pelletreau, the U.S.-ambassador in Tunisia, are seen as going well. At the same time, the decision frees the Bush White House of a commitment to Israel that has been upheld by the last three administrations, since it was first made in 1975 by then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Jewish Community Campaign Prepares for Community Phase The Advanced Gifts phase of the Columbus Jewish Federation's 1989 Jewish Community Campaign, CommUNITY for the 90's, is in its final stage, as the 'Campaign approaches the $5.5 million mark. Completing two weeks ,of intensive efforts are Campaign ' workers. Gary Cheses, Men's Division chairman, and Peggy Ginsberg, Women's Divisurn chairwoman. The community phase of the Campaign will begin in January with a variety of events scheduled into the early part of February. •< Kissinger said on ABC-TV that the 1975 commitment formalized existing U.S. policy not to hold talks with the PLO until it accepts Israel's right to exist and U.N. Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338. The Reagan administration added the demand that the PLO renounce terrorism in all its forms. Secretary of State George Shultz, at a news conference last week, announced that the United States was ready (CONTINUED ON PAGE 7) whf, <£?%* •M I J * . ' "9« \ r Pictured above are members of the committee congratulating Sherran Blair upon winning first prize in the Beth Jacob/N.CS.Y. Chanukah Decorating Contest. Left to right are Rabbi William Goldberg; Blair; Daryl Binsky, B.J:Y. president, and Joel Stavsky, youth director at Beth Jacob. Sherran Blair Wins First Prize In Beth Jacob/NCSY Contest The first prize winner of the first annual Beth Jacob/NCSY Chanukah Decorating Contest was Sherran Blair, 90 S. Merkle. The theme of the Blair home's decorations was three-fold: foliage, candles and lions. , Rabbi David Stavsky said that Blau; displayed oyer 100 lions and numerous menorahs in her home. "A recurring theme was lions, which represent Judah or the strength of Judaism," Rabbi Stavsky noted. For her efforts, Blair will receive an antique Shabbos . candleholder from the early part of this century, decorated with lions. "I am very excited to share my love of Judaism with other people and had a Chanukah party with over 50 people. Some rabbis: even came over," Blair said. Blair and her husband, Roger, have three daughters: Dee Kates of Columbus, Kay of Nev/ York City, and four-year-old Kory. A member of Temple Is- rael,. Blair usually decorates her home, but this is the first year that she has won,, a prize. She is also the president of the First Community Bank and chairwoman of the (CONTINUED ON PAGE 7) te The Chronicle AfcTh* Cwtt#r.-;.. AtTheFederatiott r * * » ***+<*-+ k-f** Editorial Features a a „ Witty Years Ag«u* •> ,V. * * Here Aad 'Ittcre,. .«.*,», 3MEajr%«*Jj?l*c0.,.'...«.«.. Obituaries.»,*,k,..,,,,, $t#kWXvm i* «.». Synajjop#Ser»4N5ei». <-.',. \3 M ./it ••:■*, EARLY DEADLINE Deadline For The Thursday, Jan. 5, Issue Is Nopn, Thursday, Dec. 22^ The OJC Office Will Be Closed Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1988-12-22|
|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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