Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1950-10-06, page 01
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;,,chaeo.igica. <t "'«-•'-' PZain raZfc /ic Charleston Story BY AL SEC.AL From Ralibl Allan Tarshish 1. received a printed invitation that suggesleil I come to Charleston. South C'arollTO,..to he preseni al a grand occasion of his temple recently. (Kditor's note: Hablii Tarshish is a first cousin to Allan Tarshlsh of Columbus. O.) The invitation was given in the words of a proclanialion signed by Thomas .1. Tobias, iiresident of Ihe Kahal Beth Klohim Temple. "Whereas," it read, "on the day after Bosh Hashonah In Ihc year 1750, on Sept. 15, the .le\ys of Charleslon. few in number liut devoted in faith. In thankful recognition of their new beginnings in a land of freedom turned their hearts and thoughts to the founding and dedication of a religious cong'regat: which they named Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohlm (Holy Congregation, House of God . . ."I The proclamation said that Kahal Kadosh Beth "had pros¬ pered and continued with undiminished strength through two centuries . . . We are privileged to be alive at this historic oc¬ casion of our two hundreth anniversary." Therefore Mr. Tobias, as president, was proclaiming a day of .solemn re-dedication of the temple . . ."rededication to the high principles that moved our founders to the service of God, our country and all mankind," I remembered the old temple of Charleston from some ten years ago. I was strolling the Charleston streets, delighting like one who had di.scovereil a ripe, mello* and beautiful civilization of which he had only heard. II 'Was like being allowed to return to an earlier century that had kept faithful to the things it loved. Elsewhere in the land old dwellings had given way to parking lots; here old places stood In their pristine stateli- ness, row upon row. I peeped through fence rails into old gar¬ dens. So I.came to the street where the temple of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohlm stands behind a brick wall and a garden. A bronze tablet on the wall told me that the building itself was around 100 years old and the congregation almost 200 years then. I recall that the tablet said Ihis temple was the cradle of llhernl .ludalsm In America. I tried the Iron gate; It was securely locked. I asked myself. Why don't .synagogues keep their doors open all day, as Christian churches do? I cro.ssed ^^ JIHROMCLE Sf\V/~Servlng Columbus and Cenlral CTiio lowlsh Community \\]/^R Vol. 28, No. 41 ( OM'MniH, OHIO, FKIDAV, OCTOBKR (I, IMO Devoted to Amprlean und Jrwttili Idealp Senior Hadassah Donor Dinner Date: Dec. 10 The ('olumbus (.'liapler of Senior Hadassah is very hajiiiylo aiinniince ihc dale of H's 22nd annual Donor Dinner-Sunday. Dec. 1(1. f, p. m . at the Neil House. All indications poini to an evening icmg lo be remembered liy Hadassah members and their friends. One phase of Hadassah's program wHlch will benefit from this project will be the Medical Or¬ ganization, the cornerstone of its work. As thousands of addilional Immigrants reach Israel from North Africa and l-he Middle East, as well as Europe, fresh demands are being made upon Hadassah. Through 'Vouth Aliyah, as well as through its health program, Hadassah has always given .ser¬ vice to refugees arriving in Palestine. Any im¬ migrant who needs care is given bne year^ free hospital service in Hadas.sah's institutions. A KKl-bcd hosjiilal fbr children was opened in .lanuary. I!i.">(i, in .m immlgr.inl camp for Yem- inili'.-;. In a iiiatlcr of days, the heavy infant inoi'lalily rate licgan lo drop. Slaffcd liy nurses' and doclors drawn -fiom Hada.ssah's already overworked .loru.salem sUlff. the ho<|)ital has treated children for trachoma, malaria, ring¬ worm and luberculosl.s. How well Ihe Hada.ssah Medical Organiza¬ tion will be able lo serve the the present ami future population ol Israel depends upon the help, loyalty and de\ otion of every member of Ihe .lewish community. Checks .for the dinnei- should be made pay¬ able lo Columbus Chapter of .Senior Hadassah and should be mailed lo the Donor Dinner Treas¬ urer. Mrs. Aaron Sivitz, 1-lfi N. Roosevelt Ave. APPRECIATION BREAKFAST FOJl ROLL CALL WORKERS Leon Friedman, president of | ihe I'hapter volunteering to givei Roll Call Day, being observed Ihe men's lodge of B'nai B'rith. > up one afternoon of tlielr time | nationally as a one-day census appreciation breakfast which will honor workers in the B'nai B'rith Membership R o 1 l-C a 11 Day. Sunday. Oct. 1.'). The men and women are join¬ ing for this campaign, with memliers of both the lodge and the street and entered the equal¬ ly old Catholic church. The church and Kahal Beth Elohlm had lieen neighbors 100 years. Not far from the temple I found the fathers of the congre¬ gation under mos.s-covered tomb¬ stones. The anciept graveyard was like .something archaeologi¬ cal; the tombstones read like pages of remote .lewish history. The names ihey carried fre¬ quently were Spanish or Portu- gue.Se: Peixoltos and such. They haunted me to the libr¬ ary Ihat I might know them bet¬ ter. The .lewry of Charleston was almost as old as the city it¬ self which was founded in 1680. The first constitution of South Carolina welcomed "heathens,., ., „ ,,,,, „ ,, -„,. , .lues and other dissenters" to the 'i"^"^ ^T"^"t; w ^'^""''T full righUs of citizenship. Liber- ?,'•,'''""¦';';>'' ^''¦«' ."""'y [f^''' ty of con.sclenee had been pro-'fj'''^' 1"''^ ^,*^'"i'"'''«' ^^v"' claimed i "'"'''>' Koth, Mrs. Harry Gilbert There were records of .lews being naturallzeii In Charleston and Mrs. Louis Robins, presid-1 to seek new members, em of the Women's chapter, wili j T h e kick-off appreciation be host and hostess at the - big ; lircakfast will be held at Mill's Buffet. 1(1 a. m.. Sunday, Oct. LI Principal speaker al the break¬ fast will be Benjamin S. .Sch¬ wartz of Cincinnati, past- presi¬ dent of District No. 2 of B'nai B'rith and Cincinnati civic lead- of service, wiij give every mem¬ ber of the community a chance to join In B'nai B'rith's wonder¬ ful work locally and nationally. Eighty percent of the men in the .lewisli community are mem¬ bers of B'nai B ith. The Colum¬ bus men and women's lodges are two of the largest and mosl ac¬ tive in the country- CENTER MEMBERSHIP CO-ORDINATORS, CHMN. NAMED Appointment .of a coordinator and seven women vice-chairmen to a.ssist Chairman Melville D. Erank in the .lewish Center memliership drive is announced today -by Mr. Frank. The new coordinator is Gustavus Basch and the vice chairmen are Mrs and Mrs. Ike Cohen The new vice-chairmen will cooperate with vice-chairmen sabbath .services next Friday evening (Oct. 13) at Broad St. Temple and at Agudath Achim synagogue next Saturday morn¬ ing (Oct. Ml. HELEN HAYES WILL STAR IN "C "DAY BROADCAST X.^TIONAI. BNAI B'RITH SABBATH SFUVICFS '"* early as the year KiUli , ' , ,', , ,,, ... Slmorf'Valentine, "an alien .of I "avid Goldsmith and I.ouis M. All members of Bnal B rith ye .Jewish Nation": .lacob Men- Uvin. appointeii earlier. men and women s chapters of L,;^ ^^,„.^h.„„ ^,^,, ^j^^^.^ „^^|.. 1 chairman Frank has called a (ouinbu.s are urged o P"';! cl- na. ! meeting of all women workers pale in the national B nai R rith | -,,„,, ^,.,,|y e.h„,,eston .lews had ; In the memliership drive at 2 p. come from London. France. Hoi-1 m. .Sunday at the Center. Cards land, .Jamaica and Barbado. bearing names of prospective They were mostly small traders,! nic'iniiers will be iftstriljuted. : IhouRh some were liankers. some , t„ ,„.,ke it possiiiie for molh- [111 the Indigo trade, in 17(!2 j,,^ „f „„.|H y,,,, teen-age chil- Mo.ses l.indo was appointed Sur- j,,.,^^,., „, .m^,,,, tiie Sund'av afler- yeyor and Inspector-General of „„„„ meeting, special programs indigo. j(-iii. (.fiiifji.i;,, have been arranged Some ,1-1 of the ( harleslon .„ ^^^ ce^j^.,. m;,,.^.!^ .|,,solowilz .lewsserved in thearmlesof lhe||, i„ ^.^. „f ., ,„.„j,r.„„ f„,. American Revolution; one ¦'"s-L,|.,j,,|,.^,„ ,,^,f^^^.„n ,; .,j^,,-,2, ^^.,,i,^, eph .Solomon was killed in ijie L.,,iiare„ „( 1-2 or over in the tmttle o Heaufort; Mordeca j^,^,,,, division will participate Manuel Noah contributed 2(),0()0 - ,^ j^,^,i,„. ,y,^^^,,,^ fowling British pounds to the Revolu-' tion. So I came to know something about the iieopie under the crumbling, mo.ssy tombstones in Ihe .lewish i^raveyard in Char¬ leslon. 1 gathered from their story Ihat they never made a ghetto of their lives; iheir .luda Ism was not self-serving, it had! ^., ,,,., , to ,lo with all the life of ihe city I «''^'''»':"HOOI> WIM, and Chiii'leston Jew.s were Hrlert Hayes, "Firsl Ldiiy of ihr Ariieri- can Tlirawr**, i*ill br liiurrcti in i Unlled Jewish Apixra) broaiicaal lu ba beard over ibe. nelwurk of (be Aineri- ran' Broudraniini} I'utJtpany from ?-00 IO 7:30 P.M (EST) on Sunday. Orio- Ser 8. Enitile^d "Formula for Lite", ibq program will be broadcaul in eonnec* lion wiib Notional "C Day ("C" for Cash—Csth for Life) Eddie Cantor i» Chairman of ihi» special i-a»h coUec* lion effort, which l» being eonduded in conmiuniliea ihroughout the coun- irv. The UJA provides a»*iBiance to ^deadline" immigranli going to laraol, and to other homeleu and impoveiv ithed irWB ihrough lis three agencieai ihe United Pale«line Appeal* the Joint Ditiribution Commiiee, and the United Scrvin for New Amertcuia. meet. , Women workers are still need¬ ed, Chairman Fi'ank says, and volunteers are urged lo call him at MA. (Mif)?. (cuQtlnued on page 7) PFC Dorfman Wounded. .Mr. I.<o|i1n Doi'fman, 77.5 K. Ki'oad HL, who Thiirx- (lay gave l>lo4>d (at the .lewish Center) for the Mill time, was notified IhlN week that hlH son; ¦ PFC IxiuIh Uoi-fman. Jr.,. wiiH wounded In Koraa. No fur- thiu' details were given. PKC Iforfnian enlisted In I94N, und after a 43.day furlough early this year, returned lo Korea. : I KOSK v.. ly.AZAKl'H . j HIHTFIRHOOI) WIM ,;i. OI'K.N XKW BKAMOX Opening its fall sea.son, the Rose v.. l.azarus Sislerhooii of Bryden Rd. Temple vviil hold its first meeting Tuesday in the lemple vestry. A lovely des.sert lea. honoring new memliers. is -scheduled 1 to 2 p. in., after which will be an original pre- .sentation—"Meet the I'res."— featuring the Board in action. Sislerhooii members wrote and will direct the pre.sentation. It's highly entertaining and surpris¬ ing and promises to be loads of fun. Mrs. Zol Zell will be the ac¬ companist. Opening prayer will be read by Mrs. Herman Liever¬ man and the new president of the Sisterhood, Mrs. Armand Abel, will conduct the meeting. Olsi'u.s.sing their (lutles In connection with the .Tewlsh Cenlrrinrnilirrshlp drive are Meyer H. tMikc) Schwartz, as.slNtant dirrclor of the Cenier, and Ihree new iippolnlces. I'hiured left lo right are Schwarl/., .Mi?i. .Iiu-k Schilling and Mrs. Ike <'"olien, ncwly-jippointed vice clialrnien; and (luMtavuH BiiNcli, newly-appointed coordlnnlor. They vvlll as.slst .Melville 1>. Frank, chairman of the mcmhrrship campaign. FORMER CHRISTIANS WHO ADOPTED JUDAISM DEDICATE BIBLICAL ALTAR IN MICHIGAN TOWN WKST OI.lVE, MICH., tJT.M — Several hundred men. women and children from various pans of Michigan and neighboring states—aifof them former Christians who have adopted Judaism— congregated here last week on the estale of Lewis A. Goodin and, in ceremonies reminiscent of Bibledays. dedicated the first Bibli¬ cal altar constructed since the destruction of the Temple in Jeru¬ salem. Jpwish families from Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Granil Haven—including Rabbi M. Ostrowsky. of Muskegon—also par¬ ticipated in the ceremonies, which marked the entry of 50 new converts to Judaism into the Jewish faith. An announcement by the United Israel World Union, sponsor of the event, said the ceremonies marked the "return to the mother faith of Israel of American Christians who have come to recognize themselves as the true lineal descendants of the ten lost tribes of Israel and now seek union with the Jewish people under the Mosaic banner."
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1950-10-06|
|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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