Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1989-10-26, page 01
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\- )\, 17 I Ohio Hist.Society Libr. 1982 Velroa five. Columbus, Ohio 43211 COMP Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community lor Over 60 Years .1 VOL.67 NO. 44 OCTOBER 26, 1989-TISHREI 27 Oevofcd to American and Jewish Ideals. Rabbi Stavsky To Give Paper At Convention Rabbi Myron Rakowitz, president of the Rabbinic Alumni of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University, announced that Rabbi David Stavsky of the Beth Jacob Congregation will participate in a session at the convention and present a paper on "Practical Hints in Pastoral Counselling (A Halachic Perspective)" on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The convention is being held at the Homowack Hotel in Spring Glenn, N.Y. Rabbi Radinsky, convention chairman, said that "the convention will see over 200 rabbis from across the United States participate in the three-day conclave. Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm will-be presenting a shiur on a relevant contemporary issue facing the American:Rabbinate. Canadian Prime Minister Meets With Jewish Leaders MONTREAL (JTA) - Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney told Jewish leaders that he will personally intervene in the matter of Nazi war criminals living in Canada. Specifically, he said he would look into speeding up the process of testimony, said Alan Rose, executive vice president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, whose leaders met with Mulroney last month. Besides the matter of Nazi war criminals,-other issues discussed were those of Canada- Israel relations, Soviet Jewry, Syrian Jewry, race relations and anti-Semitism. European Parliament Supports Palestinian Elections , But Favors International Conference ^BliUSSEtS (JTA) - The European Pariiarheht has come out in support of Palestinian elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.JBut it still believes an international conference offers the Ultimate solution to the Middle East conflict. The Parliament, the European community's legislative body, based in Strasbourg, France, endorsed both approaches in a resolution adopted at its monthly session two weeks ago. It was introduced by the Socialists and supported by the Social Democratic and Communist blocs. The resolution called on the Israelis and Palestinians to meet in Cairo to discuss elections in the territories. ■,'-.' -I U.S. Communities Asked To Absorb Greater Numbers Of Soviet Jews WASHINGTON (JTA) - Bracing for the arrival in the United States of some 18,000 Soviet j|ws by Dec, 31, leaders of the major Jewish philanthropic agencies have asked local Jewish community federations to resettle dramatically higher numbers of Soviet Jews than they have so far this year. On average, the participating federations will be asMd to absorb three times as many Jews per month in the next three months as they had for each of the first nine months of the year. By taking some of the absorption burden off of the New York Association of New Americans, which is funded through money raised around the country for international needs, the move is designed to channel a higher share of the Jewish philanthropic dollar to Israel for the purpose of settling Soviet Jews there. That is also the motivation' behind a recent announcement that the United Jewish Appeal and the Council of ^Jewish Federations have begun planning a sequel to this year's $75 million Passage to Freedom campaign on behalf of the emigres. The new campaign will earmark a greater proportion of funds for Israel's resettlement needs than the* current 50-50 split, UJA National Chairman Morton Kornreich said Thursday. The latest moves are partly a response to a major change in U.S. immigration policy that took effect Oct. 1. Since that date, Soviet Jews and others seeking to enter the United States as refugees have had to apply at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. U.S. authorities no longer grant refugee status to those who leave the Soviet Union on Israeli visas. Israel hopes the new regulations will encourage more Soviet Jews to come to Israel, and has announced a $3 billion, three-year plan to meet the expected influx. Hadassah HMO Sponsors To Be Honored At Dinner On Oct. 30 Over $4,000,000 Raised At Major Gifts Dinner Seventy Jewish community leaders gathered on Oct. 16 and raised over $4,000,000, an increase of over $300,000 from last year's contributions, at the 1990 Jewish Community Campaign's Major Gifts Dinner. Hosted by Leslie H. Wexner, the evening^-featured guest was Joseph Lieberman, Democratic senator from Connecticut. 7 Lieberman shared his experience as an observant Jew in the Senate and noted the enormous support in both the House and Seriate for the resettlement of Soviet Jewry; '.-"'7:. 7 ■-:■■-. Morton; Kornreich, United Jewish Appeal (UJA) national chairman, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Columbus' "Passage To! Freedom" leadership, Co- GREEN SUNDAY Phonathon To Be Held On Decembers Hal Zeidman, president of the Jewish National Fund of Columbus announces the Eighth Annual JNF "GREEN SUNDAY," a nationwide phonathon to he held on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. supports the Land of Israel and won't allow the forest lands and nature preserves to be destroyed by terrorists." \ "These fires'have a devastating effect upon the people of Israel - giving them a feeling of vulnerability,'' states Levine. " Chairs Herbert Glimcher and Jack L. Wallick and Vice-Chair Miriam Yenkin, for the outstanding achieve; ments they accomplished. Kornreich also presented personalized copies of Natan Sharansky's book, "Sharansky," to the co-chairs, vice chair and Honorary Co- Chairs Samuel M. Melton, Jerome Schottenstein and Leslie Wexner. Glimcher, Campaign vice- chair in charge of Major Gifts, and Wexner emphasized that this year, more than ever, the Jewish community's top leadership realize the need to come together to insure success for the 1990 Campaign. "The commitment, support and dedication from our Major Gifts leadership to the Columbus Jewish community and world Jewry is ap parent. We are presenting a united front in meeting this year's challenges. It is now the entire community's challenge to maintain this pace and come through with a record Campaign year," said Alan Wasserstrom, 1990 General Campaign chair. The Major Gifts Division includes givers that contribute to the annual Jewish Community Campaign in ex^ cess of $18,000 for men and $7,500 tor women. The Columbus Jewish Federation is the primary vehicle for the support of Jewish programs and human services in the central Ohio area. Through the annual Jewish Community Campaign, fellow Jews in need are helped, from the very young to the very old, through a host of local and worldwide services. Sponsors of the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) wilf be honored by the Columbus Chapter of Hadassah at a dinner on Monday evening, Oct. 30, at the home of Nancy Levin, 320 N. Parkview Ave. Annette Meskin, of West Bloomfield, Mich, a former national president of Hadassah, will be guest speaker at this annual event, , As a national representative, Maskin has facilitated at workshops and seminars for leadership development, membership and young leaders in many areas of the United States. She has been keynote speaker at numerous conferences and forums and has also served as conference advisor and speaker on tour for many regions of Hadassah. At the present time, Meskin is a member of the organization task force and is the chairwoman of the Mid-West Area Cooperative. She is the office administrator for the Detroit Chapter and chair of their Thrift Shop, which she helped organize 15 years ago. A native of Detroit, Meskin received heir B.S. in education from Wayne State University and was an elementary school teacher. She has made numerous trips to Israel and was a delegate to the World Zionist Congress in 1982. In March of 1988, she was one of nine Hadassah officers in a special mission to visit refuseniks in the Soviet Union. Hadassah, through its program for HMO provides funds for research, medical care in the two hospitals in Jerusalem .... Ein Karem and Mt. Scopus, facilities for teaching at, the Hadassah- Hebrew University Medical Center, as well as equipment for the hospitals. This year, Columbus Had- CONTINUED ON PAGE 15 Lori Gilbert Appointed JFS Resettlement Volunteer Coordinator Rusty Levine This year's chairpersons are Rusty Levine and Andrew Marks. Both have stated that "this year's GREEN SUNDAY 'must have an enormous response from the community due to the rashes of new forest fires set by arsonists. Our community is an educated one ... one that Andrew Marks "GREEN SUNDAY is the vehicle to replant the forests and give a feeling of strength and friendship to the people of Israel. We are asking each jnember of families through- " CONTINUED ON PAGE 13 Rabbi Harold J. Berman, president of Jewish Family Services, announced the appointment of Lori Gilbert as volunteer co-ordinator in the Resettlement Program. Rabbi Berman pointed out that "Mrs. Gilbert's training, with a master's degree in educational administration and experience with the Community Relations De-, partment of the Columbus Public Schools, as well as her activities in the Jewish community, will bring expertise, experience and efficiency to this very important post." "With a large number of Soviet Jews arriving in Columbus between now and December, a serious need for immediate community participation. . has developed," said Gilbert. "The outstanding work done by Holly Kastan and Karen Milenthal in developing a nucleus of dedicated volunteers set a standard to build on as we meet this important challenge." Jewish Family Services co-ordinates the community resettlement effort and is working closely with all participating agencies and organizations to provide the most comprehensive resettlement program possible. In the first nine months of 1989, 97 New Americans were resettled.in Columbus under the auspices of JFS. Resettlement services include working with the local sponsoring anchor families, obtaining housing, vocational services in order to obtain employment, economic as sistance, social services and acculturation services. English as a Second Language courses are directed by the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, and Columbus Torah Academy provides its educational program for the children who are resettled. Randall Arndt, JFS vice- president and Resettlement chairman, explained "that with the larger number of New Americans arriving in Columbus, our resources will be strained to the limit and continuous, strong community volunteer support is a necessity." Areas where aid is crucial are in donations of furniture, household goods and clothing. Clothing should be taken directly to the National Council of Jewish Women's Nearly New Shop. In addition, help in apartment search, utility setup and job networking is needed. • Rabbi Berman emphasized that "the resettlement program and its services need the involvement of all segments of the Jewish community. One agency or several agencies do not own the resettlement process, it is the community's program. JFS is proud of its ability to work with everyone in the community to provide all necessary services." A large share of resettlement costs are funded through the .Columbus Jewish Federation and the special Passage to Freedom campaign. People who would like to help should contact Gilbert.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1989-10-26|
|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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