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,.i T) n it if I! I r SI II! i lot The Ohio Jewish Chronicle Serving Columbus and Central Ohio kwish Community for Over 60 Yean VOLUME 70 NUMBER 12 MARCH 19,1992 a 14ADARH5752 DEVOTED TO AMERICAN AND JEWISH IDEALS r>~~..!>i • mummKmmmmumammmmmmmmmam Begiri made war, brought peace to Israel - . page 2 Rabbi Hirsh Chinri: Community says goodbye ' . : page 3 Purim and miracles page 3 ADL making i r * World of Difference' page 4 Another 100 subsidies approved for mission Passover in the U,S. to be lecture topic page 14 Passport patrons grab ride to JCC ' Big Top' page 14 _■_■_■ In The Chronicle ■_■__■ AtTheJCC 14,15, >.♦,*« 4*8 * I< < Federation'.,...,..,._:, .*...._..;,.;.., - 9 '•} FrontPage ,..',., , ».;i.'._- .;^ifecycl©,, .'*>>-;....'.. '.,..'.'.,......«.;, .■ 10.„ -;Ma^(e^»^use „>>,*■ ,;.,..,.;.,;.;'.,.'.*... 1$'*' -.: New Generation '.,...,, ..«,...-15- • Scoreboard ,,. (/ „\".,».,.,,......,- 16 Syjoagogtieij M^niI.<i.)iiii;i(i")"iiii.j,is,.' -Viewpoint-,' ♦ '«**»*«*« *'* • »*«••"» >iV<»,«♦,'» •■•»i'«»•'.»''. ,-< •■"■■'■?&<-.}?'. y.v^' '....V<'. .V.*";.-*. ._ ± !■*!&. x- Ohio Hi&t.Society Libr 1982 VeLma ttve. '(Jo J. Limb us , Ohio 4 3_11 C l) I'l P COMMUNITY FEATURE Temple Israel dedicates Holocaust Torah "We would assemble in the darkness. To light a candle there, or even a match, would have brought immediate disaster upon us. We spoke about matters of the spirit and eternal questins, about God, about Jews in the world, about the eternity of Israel In the midst of darkness, I sensed light in the unlit room, the light of Torah." Rabbi Leo Baeckk Thereslenstadt These were the words repeated by Rabbi Bradley Bleefeld, senior rabbi at Temple Israel, at the opening of the March 13 ceremony which marked the dedication of a Holocaust. Torah by the Reform congregation. The sacred scroll, personally carried to Columbus from London, by the rabbi and several congregants, was one of the 1,564 Czech Memorial Scrolls that were collected by the Nazis to be part of a collection of Jewish religious objects destined for a museum that would display artifacts of a destroyed Jewish race. Now these scrolls are housed in the Memorial Scrolls Trust in Westminster Synagogue in London, England and are available for permanent loan to institutions such as synagogues, libraries and museums for the purpose of display, memorial and/or education. Over 500 people welcomed the Torah to Temple Israel as it was held under a Chuppah and carried into the sanctuary for the first time. In symbolic memory of the six million Jews destroyed in the Holocaust, congregants and members of the broader community marched around the sanctuary amidst singing and celebration; Students in grades seven through twelve read the worship liturgy arranged by Can tor Vicki Axe. A specially prepared service supplement for Shabbat Zachor, which contained quotes from Holocaust survivors, added to the service. The Czech Memorial Scroll will be displayed in Temple Israel's lobby in a specially designed case. "We are honored to be given the opportunity to permanently showcase one of these precious holy objects at Temple Israel," said Rabbi Bleefeld. "This scroll will come alive again in our house of worship. It will stand open and ready to refute the lie that the Holocaust never happened. It will bear silent witness to the awful truth that humanity holds the blessing or the curse in its own hands." Rabbi Bleefeld spoke of the importance of memory and observed that no one has red from this Torah nor studied from it in over 50 years. "Because those tragic souls are no longer amongst the living, it is up to our and future generations to keep Torah alive and vibrant," Rabbi Bleefeld said. Carrying Temple Israel's eight Sifre Torah, guided around the sanctuary by Rabbi Steven Engel, behind the Holocaust Torah in eight Hakafot or processions were Presidents Fred Summer, Ray Wells and Jim Brenner. Board members included Jody Scheiman, Robert Garek, Henry Epstein, Linda Simchon and Robert Shaman- sky, Ron Mayer, Stan Cooper, Taiwy Feerer, Harriet KeUen- berg, Barbara Robins, Doug Davis and Harold Zeidman. Jeff Glassman, Willard Bornstein, Henry Saeman, Bob Kellerman, Susan Schubert and Bunny Cowall. Representing Sisterhood and Brotherhood were Jean Stone, Judy Herman, Marti Delson, Bette Jo Stempel, Clark Berman, Michael Kravitz, and Howard Gabe. "Many more people than we ever expected came up with tears of pride in their eyes to carry a Torah. So we happily increased the number of processions from the six planned in memory of the six million to eight," the rabbi noted. The Young Adults Congregation was represented by Pam Hitchcock, Jay and Cheryl Agranoff, Bonnie Rubenstein, Tod Friedman and Paul Greenland. Barbara Seeder, Bonnie Milenthal, Cherie Friedman and Judy Oklander lighted the Sabbath candles. Carrying the Holocaust Scroll into the congregation under a Chuppah held by Diane and Millar Cummins and Sylvia and Lee Dillon were Tussy and Neil Shnider and Judy and Gary Cooper. Members of the Junior and Senior Youth Groups who led readings included Herschel Bleefeld, Sherre Brandler, Joshua Cohen, Julie Cooper, Michelle Cooper, Rachel Com, Colby Friedman, Alan Galan, Shelby Goldman, Ron- ni Hayon, Gayle Howard, Hil- see TORAH pg. 5 At the dedication of the Holocaust Torah at Temple Israel on Friday, March 13, are Rabbi Bradley Bleefeld, Rabbi Steven Engel, Cantor Vicki Axe (in talesim). Holding the Chuppah are Sylvia and Lee Dillon and Millard and Diane Cummins. Holding the Torah are Neil and Tossy Shnider and Gary and Judi Cooper. Photo by Lorn Spolter. l' i
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1992-03-19|
|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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|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1992-03-19, page 01|
The Ohio Jewish Chronicle
Serving Columbus and Central Ohio
kwish Community for Over 60 Yean
DEVOTED TO AMERICAN AND JEWISH IDEALS
Begiri made war,
brought peace to Israel
- . page 2
Rabbi Hirsh Chinri:
' . : page 3
Purim and miracles
ADL making i r
* World of Difference'
Another 100 subsidies
approved for mission
Passover in the U,S.
to be lecture topic
Passport patrons grab
ride to JCC ' Big Top'
_■_■_■ In The Chronicle ■_■__■
>.♦,*« 4*8 *
Federation'.,...,..,._:, .*...._..;,.;.., - 9 '•}
FrontPage ,..',., , ».;i.'._-
.;^ifecycl©,, .'*>>-;....'.. '.,..'.'.,......«.;, .■ 10.„
-;Ma^(e^»^use „>>,*■ ,;.,..,.;.,;.;'.,.'.*... 1$'*'
-.: New Generation '.,...,, ..«,...-15- •
Scoreboard ,,. (/ „\".,».,.,,......,- 16