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i..Jn :i. o r-l-j. S'(;. Sen:::), e 19 6 £ V e 1 in a i-;l v e. C o .1 it in to u s., 0 h i o 43£.'l. 1 ' DOfiP Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community lor Over 60 Years VOL.67 NO. 53 DECEMBER 28, 1989-KISLEV 30 Devoled to American and Jewish Ideals. Maccabee Lodge To Hear E. Claman WSYX-TV news anchor/- reporter Elizabeth Claman will be the guest speaker at B'nai B'rith Maccabee Lodge's general membership meeting on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodview Party House, 1785 Woodview Ct. Claman, a native of California, will talk about the television news business and offer her perspective on the growth of the community and how the media covers the events that go on in central Ohio. Dinner will be served to begin the evening, with daman's presentation to follow. A brief business meeting will conclude the evening's activities. Reservations may be made by calling Garry Beim at 231-3696 or Andy Meyers at 258-5408. Prospective new members are welcome to join in' the evening's activities. ■ BEHIND THE HEADLINES Meeting With Glemp Sparks Debate On How Far To Pursue Past Remarks Yeshiva University Conference On 'Challenges Facing Clergy' At a conference on "Challenges and Conflicts Facing the Clergy," at Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work (WSSW) on Nov. 14, Sister Mary Vincentia Joseph (center), professor at Catholic University of America in Washington, and Sister Ann P. Conrad (right), assistant professor at CathOlic University, confer with Herbert Schiff (second from left), of Columbus, chairman of the Board of Governors of WSSW; Dr. Norman Linzer (second from right), acting Dorothy ahd David I. Schachne Dean of WSSW, and Dr. Irving Levitz (left), Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor of Pastoral Counseling at WSSW and conference coordinator. NEW YORK (JTA) -- When Cardinal Jozef Glemp of Poland delivered a vitriolic speech in August that contained harsh words about world Jewry and an open refusal to abide by a 1987 agreement to relocate, the Carmelite convent at Auschwitz, world Jewry cried out unanimously in a chorus of hurt and outrage. , But now that progress toward relocation of the convent is being made, a disagreement has arisen among prominent American Jews over how, or whether at all, to include Glemp in present efforts at Polish- Jewish dialogue. Glemp, who heads the Polish Catholic Church, has acquiesced to Vatican pressure and agreed to the convent's relocation. But he has not yet apologized outright for U.S. Representative Pat Schroeder To Speak In Columbus Jan. 22 "Feminism did not push women out of the home, family finances did. If families waited until they were financially able to have children, octogenarians would be giving birth to babies." . These are the words of U.S. Representative Pat Schroeder who will be the featured speaker at a community-wide program co- sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women-Columbus Section and Action for Children. The luncheon program will be held on Monday, Jan. 22,11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (lunch served promptly at 11:45); Hyatt Regency Columbus at a cost of $25 per person. City Council member Cindy Lazarus will make introductory remarks. Rep, Schroeder has served in the House since 1972. A longtime spokeswoman for children and families, she has called for a national policy that will address the concerns and needs of today's diverse families: affordable child care, minimum health care coverage, family and medical leave, retirement security, etc. In 1988, Schroeder, Harvard pediatrician Dr. T. Berry Bra zelton and "Family Ties" producer Gary David Goldberg embarked on the "Great American Family Tour" to put family insues on the national' political agenda. "Pat Schroeder is dy- namic and inspiring and ad dresses family issues not only as a legislator but as a wife and motherX said Evelyn Rossman, NCJW event chairwoman. "We can promise you that this is a program (and a fabulous lunch) that you won't want to miss." For further information,, call National Council of Jewish Women, 235-4133, or Action for Children, 224-0222. Third Annual Celebration Of Life To Be Held At IC The third annual Celebration of Life will be held Jan. 28 and 29 at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, 1125 College Ave. The two-day event, sponsored by the Center's Adult . Division, has won numerous awards on both the local and national level, and this year will move in a new direction, focusing on celebrating the immigrant. Pauli Greenberg is the chairwoman, with committee members: Dorothy and .Mayer Rosenfeld, Helen Samuels, Ethel Izeman, Anita and Harold Eisenstein, Lillie Lewin, Bea Cohen, Korene Hausman and Marilyn Skilken. The theme, Celebrating the Immigrant: Family Memoirs, will highlight the challenges New Americans faced moving to a new country and a new culture. Upon entering the Jewish Center's lobby, participants will step back in time in this re-crea tion of an Ellis Island immigration station If u fr EARLY DEADLINE Deadline For The Thursday, Jan. 4, Issue Is Noon, Thursday, Dec. 28 The OJC Office Will Be Closed On Jan. l HAPPY NEW YEAR 1990! Pauli Greenberg "Passports" will be issued at the door, to give modern- day "immigrants" an entrance visa to the world with1 in. Lobby exhibits will include family trees tracing many of the immigrant families settling in Columbus from the early 20th century to the present. Other highlights include a giant photo display of early Columbus immigrants, courtesy of Columbus Jewish Historical Society, and a recreation of the well-known 571 Shop, where New Americans would come to bake and sew. This is how many immigrants earned a living until they became acclimatized to their new country and were absorbed into the work force. The Gallery Players'production of "The Immigrant" will be featured both" days, with a special performance for seniors only on Monday, Jan. 29, at 10:30 a.m. Other events scheduled include a Sunday brunch, followed by Yiddish singing with Cantor Baruch Shifman; a presentation and discussion on "Movie Heritage of the Immigrant" led by Frank Gabrenya, film critic for they "Columbus pis- patch" and a slide show and'. presentation by Carole Genshaft, associate museum educator at the Columbus Museum of Art, on "Jewish Themes in 20th Century ■ Art-V; 7 "This event promises to be exciting, informative and a wonderful way to slip back in time," said Greenberg. "The entire community, youngsters and 'oldsters'/alike, are invited to participate." For additional information on the Celebration of Life call Marlene Raiz, event coordinator, at the Jewish Center, 231-2731. slandering world Jewry, whom he accused of violating Polish sovereignty and spreading anti-Polish, feeling, through the news media: In agreeing to meet with the Polish primate two weeks ago, American Jewish Congress leaders sent a clear signal that they were putting the bitterness of the convent crisis behind them. AJCongress President Robert Lifton and Henry Siegman, the group's executive director, spoke to Glemp on Dec. 4 about the interfaith center that will adjoin the convent once it is relocated. They also discussed working at the parish level in Poland to raise public awareness about anti-Semitism. ". Prior to the meeting, AJCongress gave Glemp a Polish translation of its condemnation of his August speech. But the two leaders did not bring up the matter directly during the session. Glemp indicated to the AJCongress officials that, he; is involved in programs to fight anti-Semitism among Poles. That, Siegman asserted, is "as close as Polish primate comes to saying he was wrong." But to Rabbi Avraham Weiss and his attorney, Alan Dershowitz, the mere fact of participating in such a meeting was a surrender of OJC NEW/ADDRESS Office: 2862 Johnstown Rd. Columbus, OH 43219 Mailing: PO Box 30965 Columbus, OH 43230 Phone: (614) 337-2055 Jewish pride and a concession to a proven anti-Semite. Dershowitz publicly slammed the AJCongress officials for their actions in a recent speech at a Yeshiva University dinner here. He held lip Siegman and Lifton as examples of "bankrupt" Jewish leadership and characterized their meeting with Glemp as going "hat in hand" to a known anti- Semite. By not confronting Glemp, Lifton and Siegman were condoning the cardinal's remarks through their silence, Dershowitz maintained. More specifically, Weiss and Dershowitz claim that the AJCongress meeting, as well as public statements made in Poland by Lifton and Siegman, derailed promising efforts to extract an apology from Glemp for his August remarks. It was Weiss' demonstration on the grounds of the convent last July that initially triggered Glemp's tirade ^a|aPolish feastin the city of *'Czestbchowa. ': In addition to using derogatory words to describe the Jewish people as a whole, Glemp implied that when Weiss and his group climbed over the convent wall at Auschwitz, their intention was to inflict physical harm on the nuns living there. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9 A downtown event to celebrate new possibilities for peace and freedom in the world is planned for Sunday, Dec. 31, from 1 to 3 p.m., beginning in front of Central High School. Downtown Event To Celebrate Possibilities For Peace, Freedom well. He hopes that the Jewish community will be well represented at this event. "We hope that everyone who has been moved by the historic and hope-filled changes in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union will join this Celebration for Peace," said Cliff Arnebeck, who chairs the celebration's program committee. According to Arnebeck, participants will begin at Central High School, cross the Town St. Bridge arid walk down Civic Center Drive to City Hall, At City Hall, there will be a brief ceremony, where walkers will write their names and personal resolutions for peace in 1990. Individuals will also be invited to step up to a microphone and say "peace" in English or another language. Organizers hope that the Columbus event will inspire other cities and towns to hold similar celebrations. Rabbi Bradley N. Bleefeld Rabbi Bradley Bleefeld, president of the Columbus Board of Rabbis and senior rabbi of Temple Israel, is on the Planning Committee of this event and has been instrumental in assuring that Jewish voices be heard as 9 «WMH5,jIt '
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1989-12-28|
|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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