Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1989-11-02, page 01
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<\ I Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community lor Over £0 Years VOL.67 NO. 45 ^feONICLE as ' NOVEMBER 2, 1989-CHESHVAN 4 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals. 0h i o Hist. Soc i et y L. i br. 198,2 Velrna five. Columbus. Ohio .43S11 COMP I 11:; i it Women's ORT To Tour "Treasures" Women's American ORT "(Organization for Rehabilitation through Training) invites all members to spend their lunch hour at jthe Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., on Friday, Nov. 10, from noon to 2 p.m. Members will tour the "Treasures from the Jewish Museum" and enjoy a box lunch. This is an opportunity to view works of art of historic and religious significance. The exhibit contains more than 50 examples of Judaica from the fifth through twentieth century featuring superb examples of liturgical and fine arts that recall Jewish traditions and achievements originating from the Near East, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Pieces were chosen for their intrinsic aesthetic and symbolic significance and meaning. The cost per person is $8. Reservations can be made by calling Margot Morrisey, 431-9529. ORT was originally founded in czarist Russia to train Jews for professions from which, they had been traditionally excluded. Today, ORT is a global network comprising more than 800 schools with an annual enrollment of over 130,000 students. v 8,442 Jews Leave Soviet Union n Massive September Exodus Gearing up for Charity Newsies' drive season are: (Front row, 1. to r.) Gil Feiertag; Mike Callif; Garry Beim, Drive chairman; Meyer Hoffman; (second row) Jeff Lieberman; Geoffrey Stern; Scott Sher; Michael R. Hurwitz; Randy Gold; (back row) Stuart Grossiriart; Mike Gbldfeg; Marvin Grossman, and Mark Schwartz. The Charity Newsies begin their season with a banner raising at Broad and High Streets at noon on Friday, Nov. 10, and conclude the season with their newspaper sale on Drive Day, Saturday, Dec.-9.:-"7 .,.■■ - ■■■■; Charity Newsies Drive Begins The Charity Newsies will kick off their 83rd annual drive season with a banner raising ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10, at 11:30 a.m. on the northeast corner of Broad and High Streets. The ceremony launches the fund- raising campaign to clothe needy central Ohio children. The theme of Uiis year's drive is: "No child will be a failure as long as he has a friend." The goal of the. Charity Newsies is that no children Annual Schottenstein Reception Scheduled By Friends Of Hillel one of the founding directors of The Kitchen from 1973 until 1978, when he left New* York to take up the post of director of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. In 1982, Stearns was appointed director of performing arts at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. For six years at Walker, he oversaw the nation's largest museum-based performing arts program. The first of many revolutionary works' is the building itself. The vanguard California-based group Antenna Theater will offer tours of the building through an inventive audio production. People coming to the center (CONTINUED ON PAGE 12} The Friends of Hillel invites all members of the community to its ninth Annual Leon Schottenstein Memorial Reception on Wednesday, Nov. 291' This year's event will begin in the Wexner Center for the Visual Arts; A reception will immediately follow at the Hillel Foundation on the OSU campus. As in the past, this year's event serves as the major annual fund raising event benefitting the B'nai B'rith Hillel Fouhda-' tion for its ongoing programs and- functions on* behalf of Jewish students at . Ohio State University. The evening will start at 6 p.m. in the Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, At. 7:30 p.m., an address will be given by the director of the Center, Robert Stearns, who assumed his post in October 1988, Stearns brings to the Wexner Center an extensive background in both the visual and the performing arts, A graduate of the ^University of California-San Diego, he began his career as assistant director of the Paula Cooper Gallery in New York City (1970-72) before going on to become are kept out of school due to a lack of adequate clothing. Last year, more than 300 Charity Newsies members raised over $450,000 and pro- ' vided clothing for more than 11,000 children. The drive season culminates in a newspaper sale on central Ohio street corners on Saturday, December 9. Other events leading up to Drive Day include: - a breakfast for corporate leaders hosted by Honorary Pep Dinner Chair R. David Thomas, chairman of Wendy's International, at Wendy's, 257 E. Broad St., on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 8'to 9:30 a.m.; A Mayor's Luncheon for mayors from central Ohio at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Columbus Maennerchor, 966 S. High St. and a Pep Dinner and newspaper auction at the Marriott North, 6500 Doubletree Ave., on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. One-hundred percent of all funds raised through the Charity Newsies Drive Day newspaper sale goes directly to charity. The Newsies are not affiliated with any other fund-raising organization. Clothing applications are s^ill being, accepted from needy families at Charity Newsies headquarters, 716 S. High St. between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays. For further, information, call 444-3446. More than 40,000 Jews have left the Soviet Union in 1989, including 8,442 in September. Of these, 97 have been resettled in Columbus. This year should see the largest exodus of Soviet Jews in history, with another 22,000 expected to arrive in the United States by the end of December and an increasing number going directly to Israel. In addition to the 97 mentioned above, another 100 Soviet Jews will be resettled in Columbus by Dec. 31, according to Federation Board action on Oct. 25. An emergency national meeting was held on Oct. 11, in which the sudden opportunity to resettle 18,000 additional Soviet Jewish refugees was discussed It was at that meeting that all communities were asked to 1 accept a proportionate share of the 18,000 (with Columbus' share being 100). Between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 1990, another 66 Soviet Jewish emigrants will make Columbus their" home, bringing Columbus' total of resettled "New Americans" to 263 within less than two years. For decades, American Jews have spared no effort so that their brethren behind the Iron Curtain could emigrate and begin new lives in freedom and dignity. In December 1987, nearly 250,000 Americans rallied in Washington, D.C. in support of Soviet Jewry. Earlier this year, the national United Jewish Appeal, in partnership with Jewish Federations throughout America, launched its Passage to Freedom Special Campaign for Soviet Jewry to help pay for the refugees' resettlement in Israel and the United States. To date, almost $40 million has been raised toward the goal of $75 million and the funds collected have been distributed for* overseas and local resettlement needs. Columbus' own "Passage To Freedom" efforts have raised just under $800,000 toward a goal of $1 million. Under the leadership of Co- chairs Herbert Glimcher and Jack Wallick, Vice- Chair Miriam Yenkin and Honorary Co-Chairs Samuel M. Melton, Jerome Schottenstein and Leslie H. Wexner, efforts are still underway to involve all those who have not yet made a 1989 "Passage To Freedom" contribution. Checks may be sent to the Columbus Jewish Federation, 1175 College Ave. 43209. Phone pledges are being accepted, with payment required prior to Dec. 31. ' 'We have come to begin a new life," said Alexander Fridgan, an engineer from Kharkov, who had just arrived in the United States with his wife, son and in-laws. "We were on the bottom," said Helen Polevoy from Kiev. "With all the economic difficulties, everything was blamed on the Jews. You had to tell neighbors that you weren't Jewish or they wouldn't let their kids play with your kids." "Being a Jew, I had an uncomfortable feeling all the time. I left because I wanted my children to have the opportunity to make their lives without any man or government in • their way," said Gregory Varchnyansky, a mining engineer from Kiev. On Sept. 28, 1,356 Soviet Jews landed at Kennedy Airport in New York City. This was the largest group of Jewish refugees to arrive in the United States on any single day since the end of World War II. For further information or to make a pledge call 237-7686. 'Yitz' Greenberg To Lead In-Depth Study Series At Agudas Achim Nov. 15 "The Agudas Achim Synagogue is pleased that. Rabbi Irving Greenberg, president and co-founder of CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership), will inaugurate their in- depth study series on "Genesis: Images and Mysteries" on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., announced Herbert Glimcher, chairman of the Board of Trustees. Jerilyn Wolman, chairwoman of the Program Committee, noted that the Agudas Achim is gratified to be the first synagogue in the United States to offer an opening lecture seminar presented by CLAL scholars. CLAL is a North American- based organization dedicated to preparing Jewish leaders to respond to the challenges of a new era in Jewish history. Co-founded by Rabbi Greenberg, Elie Wiesel and Rabbi Steven Shaw, CLAL's basic principle is that education and renewed encounters with Jewish sources and vital Jewish experiences are the keys to renewed religious growth. "Genesis: Images and Mysteries" was selected as the theme for study since the Torah is the wellspring of Jewish ideas and values from which all of Jewish insight, knowledge and tradition flow," Wolman stated. Temple Israel To House Homeless Temple Israel will soon become Columbus' first Jewish congregation to join an interfaith housing coalition by • bringing three to four homeless families to the synagogue to eat and sleep there for a week. Between 12-18 persons will stay at the Temple from 6 p.m.- to 7 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 5, through Friday, Nov. 9. The participating congregations are expected to repeat this involvement bi-monthly. Thirty-two Protestant and Catholic churches in Columbus are already involved in the interfaith effort by helping homeless families that, for the most part, have been evicted or otherwise lost their homes recently, undergone economic hardship or been anguished by loss of the household breadwinner. "Our Temple family is housing Homeless families because we must," said Rabbi Bradley Bleefeld, spiritual leader of Temple Israel and the driving force behind this Temple social action effort. "It is our Jewish tradition and dedication to "Tinkun -Olam" (to repair and improve the world) that prompt us as a faith arid as a community to help the less fortunate. The prophetic vision of putting values into practice is the basis for the Reform movement and we, at Temple Israel, are responding to our fellow hu- manbeings." The interfaith coalition is the brainchild of Richard (CONTINUED ON PAGE 12) Rabbi Irving Greenberg Rabbi Greenberg has selected Genesis Chapter 1 for his presentation entitled "Creation and Perfection: Is G-d an Overachiever or Underachieved?" An ordained Orthodox rabbi, a Harvard Ph.D and scholar, Rabbi Greenberg has been a seminar thinker in confronting the Holocaust as a historical transforming event and Israel as the Jewish assumption of power and the beginning of a third era in Jewish history. He has published articles and monographs on Jewish thought and religion. His first book, "The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays," a philosophy (CONTINUED ON PAGE 12) i .
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1989-11-02|
|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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