Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1990-08-16, page 01
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I 4 OfflOJE 2jl\\;7'Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community tor Over 40 Years VwAVx VOL.68 NO. 33 AUGUST 16, 1990-AV 25, 5750 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals. Oh io Hi st.Boci ety Li br 198£ Velma five, Columbus, Ohio- 43811 • '' . ■ * COMP s> Shamir: Israel Can Defend Itself Foundation Holds Annual Meeting On July 23 Heralding the Columbus Jewish Foundation's most productive year, at the Foundation's July 23 Annual Meeting, are (top row, left photo, left) David Milenthal, event co- chair and Irving Schottenstein, president (not pictured Karen Moss, event co-chair j. Schottenstein announced that evening that "currently, our net marketable assets total more than $53,258,482. This past year we have set Up new funds and received new commitments totalling 60 in number, representing $7,935,525, compared with $3,234,906 last year." Foundation Board Member Leslie H. Wexner (top row, center) introduced one of three video presentations produced for the Annual Meeting by Jeff Scheiman and his company, SOS Productions. Two of the" videos featured the life and contributions to the Columbus Jewish community of Ben M. Mandelkorn, the evening's honoree. In speaking of Mandelkorn, Wexner said, "Ben, this community is blessed in more ways than any of,us could even know due to all the things you have touched." Foundation Treasurer Stanley Schwartz, Jr. (top row, right photo, left) also presented a bound volume of congratulatory letters from Mandelkorn's local, national and international professional colleagues. Annual Meeting Honorary Co-Chair Eleanor Resler (bottom row, 1. tOT.j, Foundation Vice President Ernest Stern, Honorary Co-Chair Samuel M. Melton and Foundation Vice President Melvin Schottenstein, all long-time associates of Mandelkorn, played special roles in the evening's festivities. Among the speakers who paid tribute to the honoree was Columbus Jewish Federation Executive Vice President Alan H. Gill, who said, "Ben, you have been for us a guiding star. Through your inspiration, we as a community have surely reachec] a more righteous way of life. And through your inspiration, our community has become a shining and guiding star for others to follow." Jackie L Jacobs Is Appointed Foundation's Executive Director Irving Schottenstein, president of the Columbus Jewish Foundation, announces the appointment of Jackie L. Jacobs as Foundation executive director, effective Aug. 1. Jacobs succeeds Ben M. Mandelkorn, who has been appointed executive director emeritus. "We are pleased to have a man of such high caliber join our Foundation professional staff. Jackie is an individual committed to our work, and who will continue to enhance the outstanding educational programs and growth we experienced under the 11 years of Ben Mandelkorn's leadership," stated Schottenstein. Since 1986, Jacobs served as associate director of endowments and bequests for the UJA-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies in New- York City. His duties included endowment gift cultivation, with emphasis on planned giving opportunities including charitable remainder trusts, pooled income funds, supporting foundations and charitable common funds. He managed all special funds, endowments, a Letter of intent program and coordinated the annual Tax and Estate Planning Conferences and High Holiday Memorial services for legators. From 1985 to 1986, Jacobs served as campaign director and director of endowments and planned giving for the United Jewish Federation of Stamford (Connecticut). His responsibilities there included campaign and endowment planning, marketing and implementation. As the executive director of the Jewish Federation of Broome County (N.Y.) from 1983 to 1985, Jacobs also served as the publisher of that Federation's weekly paper. From 1979 to 1983, he Jackie Jacobs was director of planning and allocations for the United Way of Broome County. Jacobs academic activities include haying served as a college instructor, guest lecturer and research associate and he has had several professional works published. He is a graduate of the State University of New York in Binghamton, Jacobs has maintained active involvement in the communities in which he has served, with his activities CONTINUEDONPAGE 12 By David Landau JERUSALEM (JTA) - Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir assured the Israeli people - and warned their enemies - that Israel possesses "the capacity, the will, the ability and the readiness" to defend itself against a threat from Iraq or any other foe. He spoke shortly after his office's director general, Yossi Ben-Aharon, warned that Israel must be prepared for a chemical attack. Shamir's remarks were Israel's first official reaction to the allegations last week by an Iraqi military spokesman that Israel was acting in collusion with the United States, which has sent air, sea and ground forces to defend Saudi Arabia against a possible attack by Iraq. .? The Israeli prime minister voiced warm support for the American and international effort to contain Iraq. "What can stop Saddam Hussein today is only a large and strong force that will put a brake on his wildness and aggression," Shamir said of the Iraqi president in an address to graduates of the Na tional Defense College.. The Israeli premier acknowledged that Iraq's moves in the Gulf present Israel with "an aggressive threat to its security and well-being," but that the Israel Defense Force "is ready to face any threat or development." Earlier, at a meeting with the heads of local authorities in his office here, Shamir said that while "Israelis not ignoring these threats, it is not deterred and is certainly not cowed." He observed that "The concentration of international forces around Iraq, and the boycott measures by the international community, can achieve the goal.,. ' 'This force, coupled with determination on the part of all those who oppose totalitarian dictatorship, can become a ring of steel around Suddam Hussein that will get i even tighter, until it breaks his aggressiveness once and for all," Shamir said. An Iraqi spokesman last week again claimed that Israeli warplanes disguised with U.S. markings were arrayed against Iraq. Bernard R. Ruben To Receive 'Flowers For The Living' Award Bernard R. Ruben will receive the Agudas Achim Brotherhood 1990 "Flowers for the Living" award in recognition of his leadership and service on behalf of the synagogue, Judaism and the community on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Agudas Achim Synagogue. "Deep concern for traditional Judaism led Bernard R. Ruben to serve his congregation with dedication and devotion," according to Garry Beim, chairman of "Flowers for the Living" Committee. In recognition of his service, Ruben was elected president of the Agudas Achim Synagogue. Following his terms of office, he was honored with election as a life member of the Board of Trustees. Ruben was president of the Columbus Torah Academy and currently serves as life member of the Board of Trustees. He has chaired the Israel Bonds Campaign for Columbus. Ruben is ;a- life member of the President's Club of The Ohio State University, a benefactor of the new Arthur G. James Cancer and Research Hospital, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Cancer Foundation and of the Heritage House. Ruben. Chairman Of Plaza Properties, was born in Columbus, the son of Max and Goldie Ruben. He is married Bernard Ruben to Florine and they have three children, Marcy Margolis, Harlan and Laurence Ruben and eight grandchildren. U.S. May Accept More Soviet Jewish Emigres JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Jewish Agency Chairman Simcha Dinitz raised the possibility last week that the United States might ease its immigration policies to admit more Soviet Jews if Israel fails to provide adequate housing and employment for emigres from the Soviet Union. Deputy Foreign Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Israel was acting through diplomatic channels to assure the world community that the Iraqi charges were a baseless attempt "to shift the focus of attention." He said he i was sure the other Middle East states understood that. Israel has deliberately kept a low profile in the latest Middle East crisis, stressing that it would act only if it perceived a direct threat, for example the entry of Iraqi forces into neighboring Jordan. ,, But there is mounting concern among strategic planners and the public that Hussein, confronted by multinational sanctions and military opposition to his invasion of Kuwait, might act out of desperation. The fear is that he would seek to embroil Israel as a means of rallying Arab support. Although Israel possesses a powerful deterrent force, strategists know that deterrence presupposes a modicum of rationality on both sides.; ■' Hussein threatened Israel with chemical weapons long before the current crisis and has the missiles to deliver them. He may well feel his days are numbered in face of an American military challenge, and with nothing to lose, he could act irrationally. Israel Radio reported last week that Israel has taken "certain steps to ensure that it is hot surprised," but there was no elaboration. Experts concede that Israel has no fully effective defense at this time against a large-scale missile attack. Some missiles would get through. Hithertq, successive defense ministers have sought to head off any such scenario by asserting Israel's determination to launch massive retaliation against any missile strike. Their statements have been interpreted in some quarters to hint "non-conventional" - meaning nuclear - retaliation against a chemical attack on civilian centers. Shamir's remarks, meanwhile, seemed intended both to alert and to reassure the populace. "All the citizens of Israel know that their state has its full strength and does not stand empty-handed in this region of the world, full of dangers and tensions," he said. "Anyone plotting to attack Israel must know that Israel CONTINUEDONPAGE 1J Pf :.,X-i. >V,'
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1990-08-16|
|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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