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C'-ntral Ohio's Only Jewish Newspaper iicaching Every Home A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME Devoted to American and ¦ Jewish Ideals \OLUME XVI—No. 48 COLUMBUS, OHIO, DECICMBER 15, 1933 Per Year $3.00; Per Copy loc By the Way By David Schwartz IVIakinr? "Lcchayyim" It is now legal to make a genuine "kchayyim" with the ,good old fashioned .stuff that not only cheers, but inebriates. Historians of tomorrow contemplating liiis development will s:iy that the coun¬ try has swung from its Puritaiiisni.' And this matter of Puritanism bolliers me. Let me explain what I mc;ui. The Puritan Strain The Puritan strain is, generally rc- Kiti'dcd as the Hebraic strain—the Old Testament—thou shalt not strain. It is the kill-joy strain, and.our Anglo-Saxon neighbors are supimsed to have imbibed it from over-indulgence in the Old Tes- UUTtcnt. The early settlers in America brought tliis Old Testament tinge to things. ¦Somehow or other, they seemed to take ;t fancy to the Old as against the New Testament. No Kill-Joy That they did that, must of course be adniitted. The records are too clear on this point to admit doubt. But it seems to me that one cdimot lay the kill-joy attitude which is associated with Puri¬ tanism to the Old Testament. For after all, the Old Testament de¬ spite its thou shalt nots, went pretty strong on the note of happiness. It docs not promise you, if you'll be good, lliat you shall go to Heaven hereafter, Iml it promises you, that if you will be giirxl, [ your fields will be fertile, your o-atle will breed plentifully—in short tliiit you will he happy. No Ban On Drinking It did not .forbid, drinking. - Parts .of it went even to the extreme of deriding virtue. Consult for instance, your Ec clesinsfes, and you will see this notq' coiistaiUly reiterated. "I have seen the riHlittous perish in their righteousues! ami the wicked flourish in their wicked nc.'^a.". (I am. quoting broadly—from memory.) Here we arc told in other words, that it doesn't really pay to be "irluous. .¦'¦¦¦ , ¦ Then there is the specific injunction in the same book: "Be not'over right- ¦ eciu,s." , ' ¦ ¦, , It Was, Calvinism It will he said thatEcclesiastes is .the exception. .1 will agree that the re- iiiaiiiilcr of the books of the Bible strike no such cynical and ifutilitarian note, riiil fliey certainly do not strike the somber note that is associated with Purilanism. ft is my theory that this somber note ¦v-vs tint a beriuest of the Behraic part of Piii-itanism, of that other element which . ciiUred into it—the Calvinistic,ingredient. yJThe God of John Calvin was a demon, ;li(> spent most of his time roasting people ¦ ill licit fire, infants included. And it wrs the Calvinistic clement, it seems to nic."yihat gave Puritanism the black eye it, has. ' . A Monopoly oh Names "I see ,wherc the Celts have in con¬ vention assembled denounced any at¬ tempt on the .part of other people to appropriate any Celtic names. It remains for the Jews to gather and do the same thing about Hebrew naines. We should insist that no one, who has I'ni a Jewish grandmather should be al- }ved to use sutch names as Daniel, Tiuel, Abraham, Benjamin, Jonathan, . Xi, Gideon, Zachary, Seth etc., etc. If .e can put this decree into effect even Mr. Hitler's aide, Joseph Goebclls will have to discard hig first name. What's In A Name? Some day, when I write my contribu¬ tion to the great American novel, I 'all tell at length of the way they iiicd people down in the little town in . iT spent my younger years. I mean ractice in vogue anjong the Jewish wut, and this practice, I understand is ^.11 rietl on much more elaborately among (Continued on page 5) Many Visited the Jewish In¬ fants' Home of Ohio Last Sunday Over 100 people visited llic' Jewish Infants' Home of Ohio when open house was held last Sunday afternoon. The guests were greeted by members of the 13oanl and Mr. Edward J. Goodman, State President. Contributions were received from the following: Mrs. M. N. Sicgel, a box of assorted jellies; Mrs. I. B. Martlin, a box of candy; in memory .of their father'."; birthday, Bobby and Billy Glick presented the children with toys and a treat; The When Club of Springfield, a collection of fine toys. Mr. Abe Wcinfeld installed a plug and an aerial for the new radio sent to the kiddies by Mrs. Arthur Bacr of St. Louis. Phi Sigma Sigma sorority en¬ tertained the children with a Gianukah parly and otys; Mrs. R. Lurie, box of candy; Mrs. N. Danziger, a bag of sugar and a box of jellies; Mr. H. Schulman, a box .of cukes and crackers; Mrs. Saiii Levin, a basket of gro^ceries;. Checks were received from Mrs. I. ,B. Martlin, Mrs. Robert Schiflr, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Luper, In memory of the birthday of Tod Kaufmann of Detroit, from Mr. and Mrs. Sam Meisner; in memory of Edna Y, Lazarus, Miss Rose Jay, Mr. and Mrs. A. Goldberg; in memory of Frank Glick's birthday from Mrs, I. A. Glick, Mrs, Julius .Goldman; in mcinory of Mr, J. W. Brinkmart of Rochester, Ind., from Miss Rose Wile, Mr, tke Wile; in memory of Mr. Dave Bacr, Charles¬ ton, W..Va., from Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Vaster, Mn and Mrs. Max Rieser, Mr. Edward J. Goodman.' ¦. In memory of Mr. J. W. Zilberman from Mr, and Mrs. T. B.„;Martli.n, Miss Hattie Schwartz, Mr. and, Mrs. A. Gold¬ berg; in memory of Mrs. David Hirsch, mother of Mrs. Edv^in J. Schanfarber, from Mr, and Mrs."Jos. C. Goodman, Mr. and Mrs. Julius C Feibel, Mr. and Mrs,, M. L. Yuster, Mr. and Mrs. Max Harmon, Mr, and Mrs. Henry Gumble, Mr, L^o J., and Mrs. Julius Marks, Mr, and Mrs. Max Rieser,' Mr. Edward J. Goodman,, Mrs. Adolph Loeb, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Basch, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weiler, Mrs. Isaac Wolf. In memory of Mrs. Jennie Stern, mother of Mrs. Samuel Gup, from Mr. and Mrs. Jos. C. Goodman, Mr. and Mrs. Julius C. Feibel, Mr. and Mrs. Max Harmon,, Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Mart¬ lin, Mr. and Mrs. Max Rieser, Mr. and Mrs. Frank O. Nuszaiim, Mrs. Paul Feink¬ nopf,, Mr. Etlward J. Goodmaii Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Levy, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Basch, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weiler, Mr. Leo Marks, Mrs. Julius Marks, Mrs. Isaac Wolf. '¦ The officers and; board members of the Home arc very grateful to the above donors. ' Visitors are always welcome. Agudath Achim Religious School Channukah Program A Chanukah program will he given by the Religions School of the Agudath Achim Omgrcgation, Sunday evening, Dec. 17, at 7:30. It will consist of a play entitled "The Unlightcd Menorah," ajid two little playlets, coached by Miss Ida Byales of the Religious School fac¬ ulty. Tile lighting of the candles will be performed by a number of children, coached by Betty Hurwitz. The following are on the program: Abe Thall, Mary Greenberg, Norman Meizlich, Leon Maybrook, Max Zlatkind, Alorris Mendel, Adclc Fecr, Alvin Katz, Stanford Kotosky, Louis Levy, Irving Silverman, Albert Jacobs, Dorothy Kra- kofif,. Betty Finkelstein, Rose. Thall, Eileen Hurwitz, Florence Wolman, Eve¬ lyn Lcvine, Sylvia Hirschsprung, Estelle Thall, Florence Levine .Marian Silver¬ man, Ida Libcrman, Jeanette Godosky and Dorothy Finkelstein. '. Children and parents are requested to be at the Synagogue on time. The pub¬ lic is cordially invited. Refreshments will he served. , , Rabbi Gup to Give Book Review Before Temple Sisterhood At the next cultural meeting of the Rose E. Lazarus Sisterhood Monday afternoon, Dec. 18th, at 1:30 p. M., Rabbi Gup will review "Hear Ye Sons" by Irving, Fincman. Concerning this work, the New York Times says, "It is the autobiography of millions . . , . , The book emerges with the quality of a Rembrandt painting, subject and execu¬ tion blending jii noble unison. The tale' calls f9r,homage." Mrs. William Schiff will report on "The Seder Night" a short story by Heinrich Heine, follow¬ ing the Rabbi's review. Mrs. Edna Hof¬ maycr, chairman, announces that the meeting is open' to all the members of the. Sisterhood. This group meets regu¬ larly at the Bryden Road. Temple. "DISRAELI" RETURI^S TO NETH'S GRAND THEATRE , Readers of the Chronicle who did not have the opportunity of seeing George Arliss in "Disraeli" when the picture wa^ shown here at Neth's Grand Theatre, will no doubt welcome the news of its return to the Grand for one week through Wednesday. This picture proved not only the sensation of Amer¬ ica, but all of Europe. Everywhere thousands of people flocked to see the talented' Ai:liss in his po.rtrayal of Ben¬ jamin Disraeli, the Jewish Prime Min¬ ister whose sagacity and courage played such an important part in Ei^gland's destiny. No Jew in Columbus should miss this masterpiece of all time—now at the Grand Theatre on East State Street. TO UNVEIL TOMBSTONE The unveiling of a tombstone in memory of the late Mrs. MolHe Sobiu Jones will take place Sunday afternoon at 3 P. M. at the Tifereth Israel Ceme¬ tery. Friends are invited. Beth Jacob Sisterhood Annual Channukah Supper Sunday The Beth Jacob Sisterhood will spoiisor their annual Cliannukah supper tomorrow (Sunday) evening which will take place in the banquet hall of th.^ Beth Jacob Congregation. Mrs. Wm. Cohen awl Mrs. A. RomanofF have put forth every effort in, preparing a "delicious chicken dinner and arranging an inter- estin)? program for the evening. Sup¬ per will be served promptly at 6 p. m. The speakers for this occasion will include Rabbi Leopold Greenwald, Mr. C. H. Furman and Mr. Morris Beim. Goldie and Bennic Center, and Miss Bernice Solove, local radio star will fur¬ nish the musical entertainment. Reservations at 50c per plate can be made with Mrs. Coheii or Mrs. Roman- oflF. Am invitation is extended to the en¬ tire community. Hadassah Penny Luncheon Fund to Present Playlet Tuesday, Dec. 19th A playlet, "A Penny Luncheon Chan¬ ukah," written by Mrs. Emma Ehrlich Levinger and directed by Mrs. Herman Lieverman, will he presented under the auspices of the Penny Luncheon fund committee headed by Mrs. Lester Thai, at tlicl'next regular meeting of Hadassah to be held Tuesday at 2 o'clock at the Neil House, Those making up the cast for the afternoon's entertainment include Mrs. Thai, Mrs. Abe Yenkin, her Co-chair- inan, Mrs. Henry Piatt, Mrs. Robert Suid, Mrs. J. Wasserstrom, Mrs. Harry Schwartz, Mrs. Louis' Gertner, Mrs. A. Kantcr and Mrs. Samuel Swerdlow: Collections at the various Sunday Schools and the Hebrew school on Sun¬ day will wind up a several weeks cam¬ paign to obtain funds to carry on the work now under way in Palestine to furnish nourishing lunches to school children and also instructing them in nutrition values of foods. In this way a solid foundation is being built to im¬ prove the health of residents of the country. Parents are reminded to see that their children come, prepared to contribute small amounts to this fund, thereby aid¬ ing those less fortunate than themselves. In charge of the collections are: Bry¬ den Road Temple, Miss Claire Neu¬ stadt ; Broad Street Temple, Mrs. Solo¬ mon Rivlin: Agudath Achim, Mrs. M, Hirschsprung: Schonthal Center, Miss Rose Sugarman": Hebrew School, Mrs. H. Lieverman. ' Activities of the Local Coun¬ cil of Jewish Women Free Loan Society Meets Tuesday The Free Loan Society will hold a meeting Tuesday evening, Dec. 19th, at 8 P. M,, in the vestry room of the Agu¬ dath Achim ¦ Congregation. Refresh¬ ments will be served, following the busi¬ ness meeting, by Mrs. I, Goldfarb, C92 Livingston Ave. Preparations are being made for the animal dinner which will be an event of January 7th, 1934, Ahavas Sholem Installation Installation ot ofiicers will be held by the Sisterhood of the Ahavas Sholem synagogue Sunday evening, Dec. 17th, at 6 P, M. in the social hall of the con¬ gregation. Mr. H. Beckman will be in charge of the installation. In honor of the new officers a delicious dinner will be served for members only. East Broad St. Temple To Hold Chanukah Festival Sunday Evening The Annual Chanukah Festival Cele¬ bration and Supper sponsored- by the Senior Sisterhood of the East Broad Sti-eet Temple, will, take place this Sun¬ day' evening, at 6:00 P. M,, in the Social Hallof the Temple. One of the outstanding features of this celebration will.be a one-act playlet, entitled "A Re-Awakening of Jewish Spirit", .written and directed by Mr. Leo A. Polster. This one-act playlet will feature Miss Miriam Berman, Miriam Winter, - Nathaniel Polster, Leonard Polster, Eugene Borowitz, Ethel Hack- man, , Carol Dorman, Mildred Haimes, Miriam Rivlin, Phyllis Kauffman and, Betty Hiller. In addition, a three-act play, entitled, "A Make-Believe, Chanukah," by Joseph Leiser, will be presented by the Young Judea organization, sponsored by the Junior Hadassah, under the leadership of Miss Ruth Schreiber, who also di¬ rected the play. The cast includes the following mem¬ bers of Young Judea of East BrOad Street Temple: Jerome Freedman, Har¬ vey Koen, Lloyd Bornstein, Margaret Geichman, Jack Palestrant, Nora Beck¬ man, Dorothy Berliner, Estelle Schr¬ eiber, .Mbert Wasserstrom,, Ixah Green-' stein, Jeanette Davis, Rose Goodman, Willard Kauffman, Helen and Gladys Stone, Esther Goldsmith, Sylvia" Grod¬ ner, and Rosalie" Mellman. The children of the East Broad Street Temple Hebrew School will take part in the lighting of Chaiiukah candles and the singing of appropriate Hebrew songs. Popular numbqrs will also be rendered by Ella Schricber. As usual, a niost delicious supper has been arranged under the chairmanship of Mrs. Max ..Bogatin. An unusually large crowd is expected to attend this affair and it is suggested that those de- sirhig to attend should make their reser¬ vations at once by calling Mrs. John Katz, MA. 2770 or Mrs. Ben Finkel stein, EV. 3000. As this festival includes a program sponsored by the Young Judeans, all 1 (Continued on page 5) By ANNETTE K. LEVY The Columbus Section National Coun¬ cil of Jewish ^yomcn is an organization of many and varied purposes. To many of its members who only see the surface activities of the Council, such as meet¬ ings, book reviews, critertainmcnts, etc., this article will explain a little of its innerworkings. ' One of the most';important and useful functions is that of the Americanization committee. The greatest reason for' its; success is due to the very capable chair- , man, Mrs. Harry Goldberg and her com¬ mittee, Mrs. Henry Piatt, Mrs. Harfy Roth, and Mrs, Edward Davis. Classes are conducted oh Monday and Wednes¬ day of each week at the Livingston Avenue school, each of two hour dura¬ tion. Their purpose is the Americaniza¬ tion of Jewish men and women.. Until this year, the board of education paid in part for the upkeep of these classes, but ^t present, the Council is paying for their entire maintenance. Americaniza¬ tion classes are also held- at the Schon¬ thal home on Monday and- Wednesday evenings for a two hour period, for be¬ ginners and advanced pupils. For the Jewish men and women who are ready to take out citizenship papers, a. class meets once^,^a week at the Schonthal home to educate them along these lines and help them in their citizenship tests. These classes, all. told, contact about fifty Jewish, people; who might other¬ wise have no other opportunity. The other work of the Americaniza¬ tion committee is the distribution of clothes to needy Jewish families. All the schools are visited and whenever it is found that a Jewish child is in need, the home of that child is immediately contacted. If the family is found in want, not only are the. children helped, but the'entire family is given aid. This collecting of clothing has met with huge success as many of the members have contributed most generously. All those who 'ha\-e any discarded clothing, are urged to bring them to; meetings or call Mrs. Harry Goldberg. , Mrs, Sam Edelman as chairman of Braille has many workers throughout the Council. Many books have been transcribed in the ¦ last few years, and given to the New York Library (or the Jewish blind as well as to Cleveland and Cincinnati libraries. There, is, now one book in the making, "The Home- (Continued'on page G) Jr. Hadassah to Hear Zelizer The Columbus Unit of Junior Hadas¬ sah wUl have as guests at their meeting^ Sunday, December 17, at the Broad Street Temple, the Bud' Hadassah and the Young Zionist group of Young Judea, The meeting will begin at 2:30 p. m. Rabbi Nathan Zelizer of the Broad Street Temple, wlib- is advisor for the Young Judeans, will speak on "Chanu¬ kah." The Eddie Powell school of. dancing will entertain with a. "Kiddie Minstrel Show." Plans for the Donor Tea which will be held! January 7tb will be.discussed, it is announced 'by the chairmen of the Tea, Eva Wolmani and Katherine Mell¬ man, Following the meeting, tea will be served, Jewish Football Star Of O. S. U. Addresses Boys Group Sunday On Sunday evening, Dec. 17th, Sid Gillman will head a footbair class at the Schonthal Community House at 8 P. M. Gillman was one of the leading players in the Big Ten this past year, and was co-captain of the Ohio Stale te.:im. The purpose of this class will be to demonstrate football's various of¬ fensive formations. AU boys interested in hearing Gillman, are asked to come to the Center tomorrow (Sunday) evening, promptly at 8 P. M. There will be no admission charge.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1933-12-15|
|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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