Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1990-03-29, page 01
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h Ohio Hist.Society Libr. 198S Velma ttve. £h Columbus, Ohio , ~ , ,. :, COMP 4-id i VOL. 68 NO. 13 MARCH 29.1990-NISSAN 3, 5750 Devoted to American and Jewish (deals. Million Soviet Jews Expected In Israel ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (JTA) - One million Soviet Jews so far have received permission to emigrate, and Israel is expected to absorb them over the next three years, according to Simcha Dinitz, chairman of the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency Executives. In addition, Israel expects at least 10,000 Romanian Jews to immigrate this year and thousands more from Ethiopia, Argentina and other Latin American countries, Dinitz said. His disclosure was the first from an authoritative Israeli source since Israel announced two weeks ago that it was imposing a blackout on aliyah figures as a protective measure. The WZO leader addressed more than 400 young American Jews here recently at the first Kesher Conference of the WZO's aliyah department. Dinitz said there were 20,000 Jews in Romania and 60,000 still living in Ethiopia. He did not specify how many Ethiopian Jews were expected in Israel this year, but indicated a number already have arrived. The increase is attributed to the warming relations between Israel and Ethiopia, which restored diplomatic ties in November. W. German Media Impressed WJC Will Meet In Berlin WEST BERLIN (JTA) - The West German press is impressed that the World Jewish Congress has selected this city, the probable capital of a united Germany, as the site of its next meeting. It will be the first time the organization holds a major meeting on German soil, the news agency DP A observed. The WJC was founded in Geneva in 1936, three years after Hitler came to power. Senator Says Jews'Complacent' About Waning Support For Israel Pope Affirms Church Teaching On Judaism ROME (JTA) - Pope John Paul II took a step toward healing the breach that has developed in Catholic-Jewish relations in recent years by meeting recently at the Vatican with a delegation of American Jewish leaders. The pontiff reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's adherence to the 1965 Nostra Aetate decree of the Second Vatican Council, proposing "a systematic study of the council's teaching" on the irrevocable nature of God's bond with the Jewish people. "It is the task of every local church to promote cooperation between Christians and Jews," the Pope was quoted as telling the delegation, which included top officials of the American Jewish Committee. Y NEW YORK, (JTA)-Sen. Alfonse D'Amato (R-N.Y.) delivered a verbal spanking to the American Jewish community last week, chastising it for being "silent" and "complacent" in the face of threats of reduced support for Israel from the U.S. government. "It seems to me that the Jewish community has quit," the outspoken senator told 75 members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. He said Jewish constituents have not been speaking up strongly enough to members of Congress against the proposal by Sen. Rus Devorah Shatkin To Return To Columbus Rus Devorah Shatkin, conductor, arranger, singer and teacher, is returning to Columbus this weekend, March 31 and April 1, to share her awakening of Jewish awareness. Shatkin has mastered , the interface between feminism and orthodoxy and the potential for women as spiritual leaders within the Torah. On Saturday, March 31, at 4:15 p.m. at the home of Nancy and Bruce Kay, 120 Eastmoor Blvd., participants will David Milenthal, Karen Moss Plan Tenth Foundation Dinner Columbus Jewish Foundation President Irving Schottenstein announces the appointment of David Millen- thal and Karen Moss as co- chairpersons for the Foundation's Tenth Annual Dinner Meeting, scheduled for Monday, July 23, at 6:15 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. evening filled with valuable information, historic perspective, gracious dining and appropriate individual tributes," Schottenstein explains. learn Torah with Shatkin. "The specialness of learning with Rus is that you are learning with Rus. She's a one-of-a-kind," said Chani Capland, rebbetzin of the Chabad House of Tradition. Later, at 9 p.m. at a Melava Malka for women only at the home of Sharon and Steve Goodman, 79 Ashbourne Rd., "you will have an extraordinary experience," said Sharon Goodman. "Rus puts, on a show that is very unusual for Columbus. It's very special because she pulls from many dimensions in one's life. You will be laughing, learning, singing and eating - all at the same time with women like yourself, varying greatly in age. Please come join in the fun." To complete the Shabbaton, there will be a slide presentations on Sunday morning, April 1, at the home of Julie and Phil Win- erman, 92 Stanbery Ave., at 10:30. Shatkin will be sharing her recent mission to the Soviet Union. Robert Dole (R-Kan.) to reduce foreign aid to Israel. They also have not been vocal enough about the Bush administration's attempt to link $400 million in housing loan guarantees to a freeze on settlements on the West Bank. Holocaust Program Scheduled April 25 • The fifth annual Holocaust Memorial Program sponsored by the1 city of Columbus under the auspices of Mayor Dana G. Rinehart, in cooperation with the Community Relations Council of the Columbus Jewish Federation, will take place Wednesday, April 25, at noon, in the City Council . Chambers, 90 W. Broad St. Rus Devorah Shatkin The weekend is being sponsored by Ahavas Sholom, Agudas Achim, Chabad House of Tradition and Share-A-Shabbos. Steven Friedman Appointed To Head Maos Chitim Campaign David Milenthal "Karen and David were asked to chair this event for the third consecutive year due to the tremendous job they have done with the past two Annual Meetings. We've enjoyed record attendance, providing participants an Karen Moss In addition to recapping the Foundation's 1989-90 activities and achievements, the Annual Meeting traditionally honors those who have made Foundation commitments during the past year. Awards of Merit are presented to community organizations which have been recipients of Foundation grants whose achievements CONTINUED ON PAGE IS Rabbi David Stavsky, president of the Men's Miz- rachi Organization, announced that Steven Friedman, 2751 Wellesley Rd„ has been appointed chairman of the Mizrachi Maos Chitim Campaign for Columbus. '^Following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, David Schwartz, Steven has accepted the responsibility of this important chairmanship, so vital to the needs of, our fellow Jews in Israel," Rabbi Stavsky said. Upon the death of Harry Schwartz, son of the late David Schwartz, Friedman, the son of Joan and the late Gerald Friedman, volunteered his services. Founded 75 years ago by a handful of Jews who be lieved in the ideals of religious Zionism, the Mizrachi organization flourished during the second World War. For the last 30 years, under the leadership of Rabbi Stavsky, it has conducted the atw nual campaign for matzah and Passover needs for fellow Jews in Israel, Friedman has been a member of the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, Agudas Achim Synagogue and Tem- CONTINUED ON PAGE J3 •OPERATION EXODUS' SOVIET RESETTLEMENT This Week Israel Expects l Million Soviet Jews , I Celebration Of Freedom. II Former Refusenik .,.,....,11 Fran Wasserstrom The annual event provides the opportunity for the community, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to gather and remember the six million Jewish martyrs who perished during the Holocaust. As Holocaust survivor, author and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel has written, "We must remember for our own sake, for the sake of our own humanity... Not to remember the dead now would mean to become accomplices to their murderers." "We want our children to not look at the Holocaust as an arcane historical event, but as significant in their own lives," stated Fran Wasserstrom, Holocaust Education Committee of the CRC chairwoman, and chairwoman of the Holocaust Memorial Program. As part of the community commemoration, students from the Columbus Alternative High School will share reflections on the Holocaust. Morris Dach, a Holocaust survivor, will share his personal memories and testimony on surviving the Holocaust. The Memorial Program is free and open to the entire community. According to CONTINUED ON PAGE « * Most recently, he said, Jews have not spoken loudly enough in support of a united Jerusalem. They have been taking congressional support for granted, he said. D'Amato's "kick in the pants was well-deserved," Seymour Reich, chairman of the Conference of Presidents, commented afterward. He agreed that there has not been enough grassroots pressure on members of Congress from the Jewish community. Michael Miller, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, also conceded that "there are some Jewish communities that are not reaching out to congressmen and senators." In New York, the fact that congressional representatives have been so traditionally supportive of Israel "has led to a certain complacency," he said. Gerald Cohn Elected Chairman Of Council J. M. Wolfe, chairman of the Coalition for Cost Effective Health Services, announces that Gerald N. Cohn, executive vice president of Heritage Village, has been elected vice chairman of the Extended Care Council of Coalition. Gerald Cohn Current projects of the Extended Care Council include the proposed Long Term Care Health Plan, health care costs, care of elderly parents of employees, appropriate and high quality housing for elderly persons, nursing home bed needs, hospice services, emergency medical services and indigent care. * Wolfe stated, in announcing Cohn's appointment, that he was optimistic that this appointment could have a very positive impact on cost effective health services giyen the outstanding and well-deserved reputation of Cohn and Heritage Village.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1990-03-29|
|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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