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=£ JE 2Jl_\// Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community tor Over 60 Years \(y/\\\ IHronic VOL.68 NO. 17 uri J. a nisi 198;=: Velma five Columbus, Ohio 43S11 DDClBCy Lltir' COMP APRIL 26, 1990-IYAR 1, 5750 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals. ■?« I '■• !>'.* is Mehlman To Address French Anti-Semitism Prof. Jeffrey Mehlman of Boston University will give an address entitled "Anti- Semitism in France: A Retrospective View" on Friday, April 27, at 3 p.m., in the South Terrace Room of the Ohio Union on The Ohio State University campus. The lecture is open to the public, and those in attendance are invited to a reception in honor of Prof. Mehlman following the lecture. Prof. Mehlman is the author of several books: "Legacies of Anti-Semitism" : (1983; French, Japanese trans.); "Revolution and Repetition: Marx/Hugo/Balzac"; (1977), and, "A Structural Study of Autobiography'' (1974)7" He has written numerous articles on Freud,"! psychoanalysis; Blanchot.Cacan and Derrida and is the'translator of J.E. Breden's "The Affair: The Case of Alfred Dreyfuss" (1986) and E. Rudinesco's "A History of Psychoanalysis in France" (forthcoming). Gorbachev Condemns Anti-Semitism In Long-Awaited Public Statement Esther Sandler was recently honored by her fellow Heritage Tower residents and the Heritage Village Board of Trustees upon her naturalization as a U.S. citizen. Russian Immigrant Is Honored On Naturalization As U.S. Citizen „ "Iwanted to become a citizen of America, a country where democracy is not only a form of government, it is a way of life," exclaimed Esther Sandler to the Heritage Village Board of Trustees. Sandler was recently Mount Carmel Health Becomes JCC Passport '90 Gold Sponsor Mount Carmel Health and the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center will be teaming up together for many events in the future. "We welcome Mount Carmel Health to the JCC as our Gold Sponsor for. Passport '90, our major fundraiser, and. look forward to a long and fruitful relationship," said Ruth Ann Blank, JCC president. Passport -90, will be held on Sunday evening^ May 27; Memorial Day Weekend. Everyone is invited to this social event. ''Mount Carmel Health and'the JCC share similar missions in educating and maintaining high health and wellness standards, and we can combine our resources to more effectively meet our missions in the Columbus area," says Karen Saslaw, Mount Carmel Health vice president- of Planning and ; Marketing; \ YYY:'. Mount Carmel Health will be providing regularly- scheduled health screenings free of charge for senior adults in the community at the JCC. In addition, Mount Carmel Health experts will be providing nutritional workshops in such areas as food preparation, weight control and good eating habits. The health center's nutritionist will beN providing methods for reducing fats, cholesterols and salt in the JCCs Traditional Family Cookbook to be printed later in 1990. A "Health Day" for senior adults will be co-sponsored "by Mount Carmel Health and the JCC starting this summer. Many mental health issues will also be addressed for senior adults. "We are eager to provide a variety of health services to the JCC members and the community and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship," says Niki Blackburn, manager, Golden Life- styles/JLifeline, Mount Carmel Health. In the JCCs Family Division, Mount Garmel Health will be facilitating sessions in the Family Parenting Center, Lamaze, Infant Stimulation, Prenatal Care and Parent Education Series of Lectures. Anyone who would like to donate an ifem, become a sponsor or ask a question regarding Passport '90 should call Rozanne Stern, 231-2731. honored by her Heritage Tower fellow residents and Irving Barkan; president, on behalf of the Heritage Village Board upon her naturalization as a United States citizen. A Soviet medical school graduate, Sandler worked for many years in a Russian laboratory as a virologist and as a microbiologist. She explained that life in Russia is not easy. Wages are'lbw and living quarters are cramped. In spite of the un- dersirable conditions, it was not the economical reasons for which her family left; it was the political system. Sandler said,' 'In Russia it is hard to bear the dictatorship when you must do as you are told and there is anti- Semitism. In spite of how hard you work they always treated Jewish as a people of a second kind." In America, she noted, the law ensures all people are treated equally arid given equal privileges and opportunities. The federal and local governments protect the welfare of. the needy and give public assistance to those who cannot buy food,or pay rent.' "In America the people are kind- hearted, friendly and smiling. In Russia, when some- CONTINUEDON PAGE 6 NEW YORK (JTA) -- Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, addressing' a meeting of the Communist Youth League in Moscow, has made what is believed to be his first public statement condemning anti-Semitism. Leaders of Soviet Jewry advocacy groups responded to the long-awaited statement in mixed fashion, some welcoming it, but others saying it minimized or only partially addressed the problem. Gorbachev's remark came quietly, in response to a question posed April 11 in Moscow at the 21st annual congress of Komsomol, the Communist youth movement of the Soviet Union. Asked what measures he intended to take in response to "abnormal conditions of Jewish Family Services Plans May 17 Annual Meeting At JCC The Columbus Jewish Family Services' (JFS) annual meeting will be held May 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center. The evening will be a celebration of JFS' years of commitment to central Ohio. Fran Wasserstrom and Rick Milenthal are co-chairpersons for the event., Four awards will be given to community leaders for special recognition for their services to central Ohio fam ilies. These awards include: the Janice Ballas Award, the H.E.L.P. Award (Higher Education Loan Program), the Volunteer of the Year and the Board Member of the Year. __ The evening will be special as a new American family will be giving a personal presentation on immigration to Columbus. "Re-settlement of Soviet Jews has been.a major part of JFS' work this year," said Wasserstrom. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 life and activities of Jews in the Soviet Union" because of anit-Semitism, Gorbachev replied, "I believe that we ought not to allow raging or nationalism, chauvinism, anti-Semitism or any other 'isms' to occur. "It is necessary to take the - part of harmonizing inter- ethnic relations, to set up legal, economic and social prerequisites for people of all ethnic groups," wherever they live, he said. "There is no other way that I know of." A copy of the statement was forwarded by Yuri Dubinin, ■ Soviet ambassador to the United States, to Rabbi Arthur Schneier, president of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith group that promotes religious freedom in Soviet bloc countries and other nations NCJW To Present Helen Thomas At Closing Meeting On May 1 National Council of Jewish Women, Columbus Section, will present their closing meeting on Tuesday, May 1, at 11:30 a.m. at the Great Southern Hotel, 310 S. High St. mittee includes P.J. May- bruck, Marcie Gold, and Esther Weisman. For further information or to place a reservation, call the NCJW office at 235-4133. that experience any religious repression. Schneier, senior rabbi of the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan, raised the issue of Soviet Jews' growing fears of anti-Semitism in recent meetings he had with Dubinin in Washington and with high-level Soviet officials in Moscow. Dubinin said that Tass, the Soviet news agency, distributed the statement nation- wide. Va'ad Members Meet With PLO Delegation NEW YORK (JTA) - Members of the Va'ad, the umbrella body of Soviet Jewish institutions, took part- last week in a roundtable discussion with a Palestinian delegation that included Nabil Amro, the Palestine Liberation Organization's Moscow representative and Palestinian leader Faisal Husseini. The seminar, which took place April 16 in Moscow, focused on Soviet Jewish immigration to Israel. It was hosted by Al-Hiyat, a London Arabic-language newspaper, CONTINUED ON PAGE 9 Ohio State To Commemorate Yom Haatzmaut April 30 May 4 Helen Thomas Helen Thomas, White House bureau chief, will be the guest speaker, discussing "Covering the White House from Kennedy to Bush." Thomas, a native of Kentucky, was raised in Detroit and graduated from Wayne State University. She joined the UPI and Washington Press Corps in 1941. She began covering the White House during President Kennedy's administration. Reservations may be made by sending a check to Esther Weisman, 97 S. Gould, Cols., OH 43209 by April 27. The'cost of the luncheon is $14. All members bringing costume jewelry to donate to the Nearly New Shop will have their names entered for a drawing. The programming corn- Students, staff and faculty at The Ohio State University will be commemorating Yom Haatzmaut (Israel's Independence Day) with a series of programs during the week of April 30 through May 4. The programs will kick off with a pafade through the campus leading to a night of Israeli dancing on Monday, April 30* at 7 p.m. at the Hillel Foundation. Students will be hosting an Israeli cafe on Tuesday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m. The week will culminate with a lecture by John Rothman on "Levels of Conflict in the Middle East" on Friday, May 4, at 8:30 p.m. The lecture will discuss the Superpower conflict, the relationship between Israel and the Arab nations and the Palestinian- Arab question as well as methods of dealing with these three levels of conflict. All events will be occurring at the Hillel Foundation on 46 East 16th Ave. Rothman is a political and foreign policy consultant specializing in Middle East and Soviet Affairs. He has served as president of the North Pacific Region of the Zionist Organization of America and currently serves on its. National Executive Committee. He is a member of the National Board of Trustees of the American Zionist Youth Foundation. In December- 1982, Rothman was a delegate to the 30th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem. Rothman currently serves as president of the Bay Area Council for Soviet Jews and is a past chairman of the Soviet Jewry Commission of the Jewish Community Relations Council. A frequent lecturer on American politics and the Presidency, Rothman has been called by Richard Norton Smith in his biography of Thomas E. Dewey, "a scholar of modern Republi' canism." Rothman has worked on the staffs of Richard Nixon and Senator Frank Church, among others. CONTINUED ON PAGE 11 •OPERATION ■EXODUS''. |SOVIET RESETTLEMENT This Week Immigrant Honored ...1 Anti-Semitism Condemned : I Va'ad ;..,:...!
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1990-04-26|
|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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