Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1940-05-31, page 01
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^^ JPIROMCLE 2jf\\;ySerylng Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community vj/\\a Vol. IB No. 2.1 COLUMBUS, OHIO, FKIIIAY, MAY 31, 1040 Strictly Confidential Tidbits Prom Everywhere By PHINEAS J. BIRON 30,000 Jews Escape From Belgium BlilTZZKRIEG BITS We've Juki heard that Dr, Joseph Goehhel.s h.ns .sold his shares in the Suez Canal Probably on the theory that he'll be able to get In on the ground floor of the new Suez Canal Corporation, headed by Hitler and Mussolini . . , Word has been received at the Dutch Le¬ gation at Washington that of the famous Philipson banking family of Amsterdam only one member is still alive , . , The rest were shot by Fifth Colum- ners who had Jobs in their bank . . , In the party that will occupy Princess Juliana of Hoi- land and her children to Can¬ ada Is the Dutch Royal Family's famous Jewish court physician, . . . Did you know that one of the doubles, who often replace Hitler on public occasions, bears the highly appropriate name of Schreck? , . . Hitler, says Win chell, will go down in history as the man who inspired the bullet-proof baby carriage There are 35,000 Jews in the Polish army fighting in France —but that doesn't deter the of¬ ficers of this Polish army from carrying on a mo^t contempt¬ ible anti-Semitic propaganda Notwithstanding all rumors. Pa Magda Lupescu, who is now on I \' bbt way„to this country, has not Tfl,f'3t)rok«i''Wth nang Carol, ljut,4s <^^^iD(^h9f^fOiPtepaK,njpet- PAUIH (WNSl—Close to 30,- 000 Jews, including many ref¬ ugees from Nazi Germany, es¬ caped from Belgium before the invading Nazi Army tightened its hold on that country, it was reported here. Approximately 15,000 Belgian Jews are now liv¬ ing in temporary camps in France. The Jews who escaped from Belgium constitute about one- third of the total Jewish popula¬ tion, including German-Jewish refugees, in Belgium at the time of the invasion. Jews remain¬ ing in Belgium are for the most part young men fighting with (Continued on Page 2) NEW HEAP OK HILLEL ADVISOKY BOARD Bryden Rd. Temple To Confirm Class Of 22 Sunday, June 9tli man6nt*''domtctle for tiiin •tn oth'er ivords^ the Rumanian monarch expects to join the ranlts of the Icings without a countiy before long . . . FIFTH COIiUMN COLUMN The Bundlts who destroyed the plaque on the Czech Pavil¬ ion at the World's Fair will be pleased to know that it has been replaced by a new sign, read¬ ing: "Destroyed by Vandals" , . . AVhlch, If you ask us. Is the best description possible for what happened to Czechoslovakia . . . All that talk about Fifth Col¬ umns on these shores Isn't poppy¬ cock by any means . . . The G- men are on the trail of more Fascist and Nazi advance agents than we like to think of . . . Uncle Sam's boys, incident¬ ally, are convinced that it's the Fifth Column that Is the Nazis' much-vaunted "secret weapon," and they're not underestimat¬ ing its menace . . . Mexico is quite worried about a sudden in- flirx of thousands of German "tourists" ... It doesn't seem quite logical that a country wag¬ ing a total war would let out so many of its able-bodied citi¬ zens Just to bask in the tropical sunshine . . . Which reminds us to tell you that if you ever see a Gennan tourist with plenty of money you have reason to grow suspicious ... A bona fide tour¬ ist who isn't here on political— 1. e.. Fifth Column—business may have reserved the finest hotel ¦ accommodations, etc., through his German travel ag¬ ency, but he doesn't have any ready cash to speak of . XHE ZIONIST FRONT It's beginning lo look as if Dr. Chaim Weizmann will be marooned in Europe by the Blitzkrieg , , . In view of the European situation a complete collapse of the Zionist Organi¬ zation there Is feared , . . This would make It necessary to form, as In the last war, an American Zionist Committee that will carry on world Zionist activities from these shores (CoalbnMI OB Paga S) Confirmation Services will be observed at the Bryden Road Temple on Sunday, June D, 10:00 A, M. The class, which will be consecrated into the faith of Israel, wlii consist of twenty-two boys and girls. Leading the procession into the Temple will be the President of the Congregation, Leon J Goodman, and the Vice-Presi¬ dent, Max H. Reiser. Thia year's class Is one of the largest to. be confirmed.; jin,the,hl6tdiy of the Temple. ' ' Participating in the service will be the Temple Choir of thirty voices, the only Jewish choir In Columbus. The choir was organized last FaU and has taken part in every Sabbath and holiday service during the season. Its rendition of syna- gogal music has immensely beautified and enriched all the services, (ConUnued on Page 2) Albert Schiff Albert Schiff, 238!) Bryden Rd., prominent Jewish leader of Columbus, was elected as Presi¬ dent of the Hillel Advisory Board at the annual joint dinner of the Board and the Hillel Stu¬ dent Councils, held at the Wind¬ ing HoUow Country Club last Tuesday evening, Mrs. Her¬ man Lleverman was re-elected as Vice-President while Rabbi Harry Kaplan was again desig¬ nated as Secretary Three new members were chosen to serve on the Advisory Board-Sli'.-LeonaKl'Kohn, Mrs.' LeRoy Morris ind Mr.' EdWd Schleslnger. The following members were re-elected: Dr. B. W. Abram¬ son, Dr, L. R. Basch, Prof, T. N. Beckman, Dr, S, D, Edelman, Dr. M. Goldberg, L. J. Goodman, Mrs. S, J. Goodman, Rabbi L. Greenwald, Rabbi S, Gup, I. M, Harris, A, J. Hersch, Rabbi M, (Continued on Page 4) What Must Be Done-What Can Be Done Now? Are Two Questions Which Must Be Answered By Every Jew In America With each new thrust of invasion two questions dom¬ inate our thoughts. "What must be done now? What can be done how?" These are the questions which arc the constant concern of the constituent agencies of the United Jewish Appeal for Refugees and Overseas Needs, which arc charged with the responsibility for emergency war re¬ lief and rehabilitation in European lands, immigration and settlement in Palestine and refugee integration in the United States. ¦ Rnhhi Ahlia Hillel .-silver and Rabhl .ronah B, Wi.se, National Chairman of the combined na- lionwlfic campaign to rai.se $23,- 000,000 for the Joint Distribu¬ tion Committee, United Pales¬ tine Appeal and National Ref¬ ugee Service, issued a statement this week on the effects of the war on the programs of relief, rescue and resettlement, which indicates that only the lack of funds stands in the way of an unprecedented rescue "offen¬ sive" on all fronts of Jewish dis¬ tress and suffering. The fact is that never before in the his¬ tory of American Jewry have these agencies been carrying on , ,. , a more far-reaching program St., was chosen general chair- j^^ sustaining the Uves and man of the 1940 Junior group y^ ^f millions of Jews ruth- drive and will be assisted by ,ggg,y pounded by the sledge two generals. Miss Dorothy hammers of war and oppression. Kraiioff and Mr Harold Kayne ' Junior Division Of United Jewish Fund Organizes For Drive At a recent meeting of the temporary Youtli Council of Columbus, composed of repre- .sentatives ot all local youth or¬ ganizations, a resolution was unanimously adopted to spon¬ sor ihe second annual Junior Division of the United Jewish Fund of Columbus, Leon Friedman, 1445 E. Broad Standing Conunittees Of Conununity Council Are Announced By President Personnel of eight standing committees of the Jewish Community Council were announced this week by Dr. E. J Gordon, president. These committees will devote their activities to their particular fields under the aegis of the Executive Committee. The committees follow: AUXILIARY TO THE UNITED JEWISH FUND COMMITTEE I. W. Garek, chairman Al Harris Walter Katz A. A. Wolman David Pastor Mrs, A, J. Kobacker Leo Yassenoff GENERAL WELFARE COMMITTEE Dr. Don Shusterman, ch'man Louis Rosenthal Mrs. E. J. Gordon Ben Ratner JEWISH BDUCA-nON COMMITTEE Albert Schiff, chairman Dr, B, W. Abramson I. H, Schleslnger Samuel Luchs Rabbi Harry Kaplan Harry Gilbert Leon J. Seff Robert Mellman Mrs. WlUlam Hlrsch Abe Krakoff L. J. Goodman Rabbi M. Hirschsprung Rabbi Nathan Zellzer Rabbi Leopold Greenwald Rabbi Samuel Gup BUDGET COMMITTEE E. J, Schanfarber, chairman Albert Schiff I, A. GUck I, W. Garek PUBLIC BELA'nONS COMMITTEE Sig Welsskerz, chairman E. J. Schanfarber Allen Gundershelmer Mrs, WllUam Schiff Mrs. Harry Goldberg Justin SUlman Mrs, WUUam Wasserstrom Rabbi Harry Kaplan Walter Katz Rabbi Samuel Gup CIVIL BIGHTS COMMITTEE Allen Tarshlsh, chairman Rabbi Harry Kaplan Justin Slllman Mrs. Harry Schwartz William Wasserstrom PUBLICITY COMMITTEE Robert Mellman, chairman Nathan Mayer Mrs. Frank Bentley Mrs. Herman Pallet CALENDAR COMMITTEE Mrs. Martin Rosenthal, ch'man Mlsa.Rose Sugarman Dave Goldsmith Mrs. Joseph L. Schwartz The appointments of Majors, Captains ond Lieutenants are to Tie made this w^ek. ., :;. iSdberf Schiff, >chalrman of United Jewish Fund Campaign, has appointed an advisory board to assist with the organi¬ zation of the Junior Division. Dr. Don Schusterman, who has Been asked to serve as Senior chairman, Is being assisted by five vice chairmen, Miss Ann Schanfarber, Miss Janet Was¬ serstrom, David Goldsmith, Jack Ratner and Herbert Wise. In order to enlighten the youth of our community as to the alms and purposes of the United Jewish Appeal which this year has set a quota ot $23,- 000,000, chairman Friedman stat¬ ed that these funds will go to provide for (1) Relief and re- hablllUtlon In Europe. (2) Re¬ settlement in Palestine and (3) Refugee aid In America, "To meet these responsibili¬ ties, he said, American Jewry has unified the fund-raising programs of the Joint Distri¬ bution Committee, the United Palestine Appeal and the Na¬ tional coordinating Committee, Inc., the major agencies which have been deaUng wUh the vital aspects of the refugee sit¬ uation, the problem of Jewish suffering and homelessness In Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the upbuilding of Pales¬ tine," World Jewry today faces the gravest crisis In Jewish history. To meet this challenge a United American Jewry Is mobilizing all Its resources and dedicating itself wholeheartedly In the spirit ot service and self-sacri¬ fice to the great emergency pro¬ gram. This is an hour which calls for unprecedented gener¬ osity and cooperation. It Is a time when the minimum re¬ quirements of the United Jew Ish Fund can and must be met through redoubled efforts on the part of every young man and woman In the Columbus Jewish community. The youth of our city, are ask¬ ed to give to the best of their (CooUnuea on Page 4) Cordon of Misery It is true that at this writing outside help cannot, during the ^ period -of atitual hostiUtte?, iwne-,.,,". tratfe's the'i'lSbtuJon"' bt'^iflisify, i- which Nazi invasion has'thrust about 260,000 Jews in Holland and Belgium. But there are thousands of refugees from this area who have streamed into France and require immediate assistance and there are hund¬ reds of thousands of Jews be¬ yond the borders of the Low Countries who are receiving aid to the limit of the resources at the command of the United Jew¬ ish Appeal, The lightning spread of war In Europe has poignantly emphasized the need for the speediest emigration of refugees to Palestine and other overseas countries. The Joint Distribution Committee Is at present contributing to the transportation of 3,500 Jews a month from Germany and Aus¬ tria, while the United Palestine Appeal Is providing for the ab¬ sorption of 9,000 Jews who will be permitted to enter Palestine In the six-months period ending September 30, 1940. The dangers of a critical de¬ velopment which would close the Mediterranean to refugee Immigration have not been over¬ looked. Already provision has been made for alternative chan¬ nels of entry to Palestine through a special agreement with the British and Russian Govern¬ ments whereby refugees would go from Stockholm and Vlina to Odessa, or by of Constanza on the Black Sea. At the same time negotiations are now un¬ der way for opening a route to the Americas by way of the Pacific Ocean whereby refugees would pass through Russia to Japan and from there embark for North and South American countries. Thus every effort has been made to keep the avenues of escape open for the refugees. In the meantime a constantly increasing relief and rehabilita¬ tion program is being carried on in Poland, Rumania, Hun¬ gary and Lithuania, rive hun¬ dred thousand Jews must be (ContUued on Pa(« 4) la ''J:'W mmnmetisimmmxssMmmmsm ^Ir^V^-S^iT^lj.'
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1940-05-31|
|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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