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.mW,.'.'-**.-.***:*.* '■8*} I* si - The Ohio Jewish Chronicle Serowg Co/umbus and Cetif ra/ Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years ■ VOLUME 69 NUMBER 48 NOVEMBER 21,1991 14KISLEV5752 DEVOTED TO AMERICAN AND JEWISH1 IDEALS Chair at Yeshiva U. established by Schiff page 2 Nazi hunter speaks to full house '" page 2 The alternative to peace in Mid East page 3 Dr. Lamm to speak at CTA dinner page 5 New 'shuT organized page 7 Super Sunday Telethon raises over $85,000 page 10 EARLY DEADLINES Thursday, Nov. 28, issue NOON, THURSDAY, NOV. 21 Thursday, Dec. 5, issue , NOON, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27 The OJC office will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, ; .mmmm In The Chronicle ■■ At The JCC '','.■.;...;. , 16 Community 4-9 ^deration.v....:...;.;..,,,.,;..,;vio,ir FrontPage .....,.......,,...,........,., .2 Lifecycle ........ i........... ,.V:..'.., 12,13 New Generation ^...........,, -,.,. .• 17. Scoreboard ...."'...,,.... „',;'......',':'. 15 Synagogues .^ ..*'.... 14 Viewpoint .3 Ohio Hist.Society Libr 1982 Velma five. Columbus, Ohio W I'fyrj**: -a COMMUNITY FEATURE Jennie Roland — Still young at 90 By Barbara Schehr Four score and ten years ago, the woman we know as Jennie Roland was born on Nov. 24 in Hungary. Ninety years later, to the day, a Torah Fund celebration is to be held in her honor at Congregation Tifereth Israel. Roland looks at life "as a special gift of giving to others and a joy of learning from each new undertaking and experience." Her days are filled with a myraid of endeavors, and because age has little or no meaning to her, her pace is that of one many years her junior. As was the case with numerous newcomers to the United States, Roland had to help her family by working in her father's dry goods shop in Akron. She had completed eight grades in three years but was forced to drop out of high school shortly after starting. Although she attended business school and was trained as a bookkeeper, she always wanted to continue her formal education. The years passed happily through tbe life cycles of marriage to the late Fred Roland and motherhood, but her desire to return to school never disappeared. Pursuing knowledge was a part of her everyday routine; she even became a braillist at age 59. Roland is certified by the Library of Congress to transcribe both English and Hebrew into - Braille, which she continued to do until 1981 at the age of 80. She had to put an end to her Braille commitment when she enrolled as an undergraduate at The Ohio State University. No family members knew of the hours she had spent studying for her G.E.D. (high school equivalency test) until the night before the exam. When she received her bachelor of arts degree at age 82, she was recognized by Dr. E* ward Jennings as the oldest graduate in OSU's history. Although there were physical problems that had to be addressed during her student days, nothing deterred Roland. And, for four years after receiving her degree, she continued to return to campus at the request of the College of Education to counsel and sensitize prospective teachers on the special needs and feelings of handicapped students. Roland exemplifies the Torah Fund theme: "L'Dor- Vador, From Generation to Generation." Her family has always been of paramount importance to her, the formative years with her parents and siblings, Milton, Allen, Peri and Thomise (Bibi), set strong values for the rest of her life. Education, art, music, religion, charity, pride as an American citizen and hard work were all basic tenets of the Staub family. The foundation that was set by the older generation continued to be built upon throughout Roland's life, as a wife, a parent, an in-law, a grandmother and great-grandmother. Children Lil and Harvey Roland, Evelyn and Nate Nateman and Alice and Zev Weiss have enriched her life with ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two more, soon to be born. "The young ones are the interest on the investment," Roland comments. During the many decades focused on family life, Roland still managed to devote endless hours to charities and community organizations. They formed a mosaic of interests, including P.T.A., Tifereth Israel Sisterhood, Campfire Girls, Brandeis Women, Torah Academy, B'nai B'rith, National. Council of Jewish Women and Hadassah. All received Roland's dedication as she worked diligently in the ranks, rising to top leadership positions and received well deserved kudos and awards for her tireless devotion and productivity. Adding to her long list of honors will be the Tifereth Israel Sisterhood Torah Fund see ROLAND pg. 18 t«J. i.i *t i> t >'/■■'">> > > ? ) ■■ > > > i j i > i . i v ■>>•>■>>> i »■> , ^~-r*~^»>.*$^~^pf3ir^^y*^**'f^ ■>n\»'
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1991-11-21|
|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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