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- ^_ -MS^ST""-'-^ - 2f\^ Serving Colmnbus and Central Ohio Jewish Ck)mmunUY^AS. !-Si^ pT -p Vol. 35, No. 26 COLUMBUS, OHIO, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1967 39 D*vot«d to Ani«rlc«n and Jawlfh ld«ots Annual Report Submitted By Joint Distribution Committee The Columbus United Jewish Fuiid, which provides substantial funds for the support of the Joint Distribution Committee program, received this week the annual report of the International relief and rescue agency. "More than 179;000 men, women and children throughout the world" were aided during 1956 by the Joint Distribution Committee, maior American agency aiding distresacd Jews abroad. ThAt In¬ cluded thousands ot refugees fr6m Hungary and from Egypt. The report preijlcts that "In 1967 some 126,000 Jewish refugees wIU be moving to countries of temporary asylum and to new homee." Pointing out that there have , been "many fluoh emergencies" In the history of the JDC, the report notes that "at the begin¬ ning df November 1966, revolt in Hungary brought tens of thous¬ ands of refugees to Austria, a- mong them thousands of Jews. About a month later a series of actions against Jews in Egypt— economic restrictions, intern¬ ments and direct expulsions—set Into being a mass - emigration movement. "Both groups of refugees turn¬ ed—as had tens of thousands oi Confers With Dulles WASHINGTON. (JTA) ~ Is¬ rael's Finance Minister Levi Eshkol was afforded "a very good opportunity" to explain the background of economic prob¬ lems of Israel to Secretary of State Dulles. Israel Ambassador Abba Eban made it known after a State Department meeting that lasted almost an hour. Eshkol called on Secretary Dul¬ les to provide a full survey of economic problems which Israel faces, especially those arising from the Increased flow of immi¬ grants. Censorship Issue TEL AVrV, UTA) ~ Israeli newspapermen demanded the easing of censorship regulations and the opening of more govern¬ ment sources to newsmen. At Its annual convention here, the Isra¬ el Journalist^ Association adopted a resolution calling for the limit¬ ing of censorship only to the national security sphere. men, women and children since 1914—to JDC." Moses A. Leavitt, JDC execu¬ tive vice-chairman. In a section of the Annual Report titled "Not Peace and Not War," declares that in 1956 JDC appropriated $30,866,849 for Its operations. Of the 179,000 who were aided by JDC, he notes, more than 103,000 were In Moslem countries. For 1957 JDC has adopted a budget of $26,660,000 to aid more than 210,000 needy Jews over¬ seas. The financial mainstay of JDC's overseas resettlement and reconstruction program continues to be funds provided through the nationwide caJnpEiigns of the United Jewlah Appeal. World-Wide Aid JDC is currently maintaining major operations In Israel; iri Al¬ geria and Morocco, as well as other parts of North Africa; and in France, Austria and other countries of Western Europe. In addition to the 179,000 needy Jews in all parts of the world who received JDC aid during 1956, Leavitt reports that "thous¬ ands of others were aided to emi¬ grate to Israel, a large majority of them from Moslem countries." JDO and included: cash relief for 21,000; feeding aid for 70,000; 6,800 in homes for the aged; medical aid for 40.000; 10,000 aid¬ ed in children's Institutions; 62,- OCi- attending JDC-supported scr.'^jls; and 30,000 benefiting from other types of JDC cultural activities. Among the year's major devel¬ opments: ' # Continued aid for thousands of men and women, particularly the aged, by Malben. the JDC program on behalf of aged. Ill and handicapped newcomers to Israel. Loan InHtltiitlons # Continued s'upport for the re¬ vival of Jewish communities in Europe, largely with funds pro¬ vided by the Conference on Jew¬ ish Material Claims Against Ger¬ many. # The establishment of two new JDC loan institutions—one in Dusficlldorf, Germany, and the other, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dur¬ ing the year 31 JDC-sponsored loan Institutions in 16 countries granted 6,600 loans amounting to more than $2,150,000. # The distribution by JDC of 4,779,675 pounds of U. S. Depart¬ ment of Agriculture surplus food FOUNDATION AWARD TO HADASSAH NEW YORK CITY The American Heritage Foundation Award for "outHtanding public aervice" has been given to Hadassah, tho Women's Zionist Organization of America, in recognition of the role played In the National Non-Partisan Register, Inform Yourself and Vote Program of 1956. The award is shown above being pre¬ sented to Dr. Miriam Freund, national president of Hadassah i cen¬ ter), by Biendan Byrne, executive director of the American Herltagu Foundation, at a special meeting at Hadassah House In New York City. Looking on at left is Mra. Moses P. Epstein, formi-r national preaident of Hadassah, who was chairman of Hadassah'a Amfrican Affairs Committee In 1906. woHh $916,000. # The emigration to Israel of 54.384 men, women and children. Including 46,863 from Moslem countries. # Increased aid to children and young people through the open¬ ing of kindergartens, schools, mother-flnd-chlld health centers and other institutions. # The continuance of specializ¬ ed assistance In various fields, in¬ duing Passover relief — 332,898 pounds bf matzoh, matzoh meal and other Passover food — to Jews in 11 countries. # Continued cooperation and assistance to other Jewish or¬ ganizations. Including a grant of $1,450,000 to ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Train¬ ing) and nearly $1,000,000 for the migration work of the United Hlaa Service. Linking JDCs history with "the history of world Jewry dur¬ ing the past four decades," the JDC report states that this his¬ tory "Is also the history of every catastrophe, every upheaval and every disaster which haa over¬ taken the peoples of the world since the shot at Sarajevo." Weighty .HesponslbUlty Pointing out that "we are living today in a special kirtd of Limbo, a life which Is not peace and not war." Leavitt the JDC director, indicates that "in this kind of existence long-range planning of any kind is difficult; but plan¬ ning which involves the lives and security of human, beings Is a re¬ sponsibility of the weightiest kind. "Certain it is that the events of October and November in tho Middle East and Eastern Europe - the outbreak of armed conflicts -will have effects and reperctis- sions far beyond their beginning. It is no exaggeration to say that for the Jews of many areas they will mean special difficulties. "It is anticipated that tn 1957 some 125,(X)0 Jewish refugees will be moving to countries of temporary asylum and' to new homes. Among those will be men, women and Children from Egypt, from Hungary, from North. Afri¬ ca and from other areas." Noting that "Israel alone ac¬ counted for some $13,000,000, or more than 43%" of JDC's ex¬ penditures in 1956. Leavitt re¬ ports that "during the year some 35»00Q men, women and children received JDC aid In Israel in one form or another, most of them in one of the more than 100 Malben old-age homes, hospitals, sanitaria, clinics, sheltered work¬ shops and other installattona. or thrmigh Malben rehabilitation loans. Battle With TB A major- achU'Vement was the conversion of the N'vci Avoth reception center for newcomers into a modern village for the aged. He also cites as "one of MeUben's greatest contributions" its participation with other a- gcncies In the "successful battle against tuberculosis in larael." At the end of 1956, the JDC leader indicates, Malben institu¬ tions were caring for 6.673 per¬ sons. Including 4-103 in homes for the aged, 887 in TB hospitals. 83 in generals hospitals, 498 in chronic disease hospitals, 507 in mental institutions, 159 in in¬ stitutions for retarded children and 436 in institutions for tho infirm. In addition to the thousands of refugees who reoched Western Europe from Hungary and from ggypt during the closing months of 1950, JDC assistance programs were reaching tens of thousands of others In a dozen countries on the continent. Leavitt reports that by the end of December, JDO waa caring for nearly 11.000 Hungarian refugees In Austria. He estimates that "JDC spent more than $400,000 for Hungarian Jewish refugees in the. last two months .of 1056." YFTL's Installation At Temple Israel Young Folks Temple Lea^e will have its formal Installation of officers for the follOvVlng^ year, Sunday, 7:30 p. m. at Temple Israel. The officers are: Ronnie Rob¬ ins, president; Julie ^PaUet and Seyril S e 1 g 1 e, vice-presidents; MImi Canowitz, recording sec'y; StAnley Yenkin, treasurer; Gerry Rush and Roberta Danchlk. cor¬ responding secretaries; Billy Shenk. member-at-large. There will be a dessert follow¬ ing the service. Dr. MAURICE N. EISENDRATH, president of the Union of Ameri¬ can Hchtew Congregations, arrives in London, England with hit wife to begin a scries of important conferences wich religious leaders in England. France. Italy and Switzerland. The noted reform rabbi will also deliver the major address at the annual meeting of the World Union fof Progressive Judaism in Amsterdam, tlu) land in July. ' • • Late Bulletins French Stand Same Nasser is Preferred UNITED NATIONS. (AJP) - In a letter addressed to the Sec¬ retary (jcneral of the UN this week, the French Government made it clear that. In allowing French ships to use the Suez Canal, it did not In the least re¬ linquish its stand "concerning the Suez Canal and the need for com¬ plete implementation of the six principles adopted by the Security Council on 13 October, 1956." .* • • Caesara Treasures NEW YORY, (AJP) — The Smithsonian Institute of Waah¬ ington, D. C. and the American- Israel Society are sending a jointly sponsored pub-marine ex¬ pedition to Israel to search for King Herod's ancient harbor on the bottom of the sea of Caesara. Israeli Elected Head UNITED NATIONS, (AJP) ¦ Arthur C. Liveran, one of Am¬ bassador Eban'a close aides hero at tho UN and who servos as an Advisor on political and security affairs, has been elected as chair¬ man of the UN's Joint Staff Pen¬ sion Fund Board. The Board con¬ sists of 27 membera: 9 delegates. 9 representing the Secretary Gen¬ eral and the Spt»ciaiized Agencies, and 9 tho Secretariat Staff. It is tho first time that an Is¬ raeli haa been elected to head such a body. « • • Humanist Conference WEST BRANCH. Iowa, (AJP) Speaking at the dedication ceremony of a memorial black- ship, shop at this birthplace of former Preaident Hoover, chair¬ man of the Atomic Energy Com¬ mission Lewis L. Strauss propos¬ ed the convening of an internat- ] ional "Humanist Parley" which j would include "the philosophers, historians, theologians, and all I the leaders of thought whoso con- 1 corn is with man rather than I with the physical universe whiih I man is In." I in making the proposal. Strauss ' asked: "Can man learn to I'^i' • with his inventions, or must he poriah In'cauae of tliom?" NEW YORK, (AJP) — Writing from Paris, New York Times cor¬ respondent C. L. Sulzberger had this to say in his column last week: ". . . . If Nasser ceases to be a megalomanic, we, too, would probably be reluctant to,see him replaced. There Is nothing to the right of him in the sparse treas¬ ury of Egyptian politicians that isn't black with tarnish—except the Ineffectual General Naguib: And anything to the left might mean outright Communist con¬ trol." Oct, 23 Date For Donor Luncheon Capitol Ladles Auxiliary 122, Jewish War Veterans, announces the date for Its 12th annual donor luncheon. It's Oct. 23. 12:30 p. m.. In the Ft. Hayes Hotel Gold ' Room. Pledges of $5 are payable by cash or sales tax stamps or any combination of both. Luncheon will be $2.50, and will be high¬ lighted by special prize drawings, for which a ticket will be Issued for each paid pledjB^e, whether attending the luncheon or not. Friends and guests of members who want to contribute a paid pledge or attend the luncheon are eligible for the drawings. Donor chairman Is Mrs. Max Trager. Pledge chairmen are Mrs. Jack Cohen and Mrs. Celia Katz. "Guys and Dolls" Page chairmen are Mrs. Charles Young and Mrs. Robert Dietch. Sales tax chairman is Mrs. Ber¬ nard Kreiselman. Mrs. Sam R. Cohen is donor treasurer. Advisor ts Mrs. Sam GdWman: Publicity will be handled by Mrs. Allen Sie¬ gel. Members are urged to Save Sftles tax stamps for the affair. Graham Needs EARLY DEADLINE Because of the July 4 holiday, deadline for Chronicle news next we^Ji Ib Monday, 1 p. m. NEW YORK, 'AJP) ^ Evan¬ gelist Blliy Graham, speaking at one of his Madison Sqimrc Gar¬ den meetings this weelc, revealed that ho waa unable tO meet some of the big bills resulting from tho month-long N. Y. campaign. Ho pleaded with the audience to j make gifts as an "investment in the kingdom of God." I ,* « • . I Expulsion is Feared NEW YORK, (AJP) — Thr Middle East Press Review, a Leb¬ anese publication issued in New York, reports in its current issue that "the Christians In Egypt are worriod. They see themselves the object of moOsuroa of discrimina¬ tion which are liable to bring misery on them. These measures are not imaginary- In many places throughout Egypt we hoar people saying: 'We do not employ Christians any more. We have In¬ struction to employ only Moa- lems.' "Theae apprehcnsiona are re¬ sulting in aome sort of panic. Many Chriatiana, who have lived in Egypt all their lives, fear that the discriminatory measures con¬ stitute the first step towards ex¬ pulsion ..." LSRAEL BONDS OFFICE ()LOSED DURING JILY Any correspondence directed to the Bonds for larael office during the month of July will be \ accepted, even though the office, located in suite 882-833 of the Ueshler-Hilton Hotel, will bo clos¬ ed during tho month. It will re- . uprn o:i A jy. 5, Pioneer Women Set Summer Project ^^ Members of Sabra Chapter of Pioneer Women participated In an informal Installation cere¬ mony conducted by Mrs. David Paine, at the Desert Inn June 19. The outgoing president. Mrs. Leonard Bloom, read the prayer and the greeting to tho guests from Chapters ^^ and 2, and the Sabra members. As a fund-Raising project for the summer, and the coming year, the group will continue to sell greeting cards and special He¬ brew cards for New Year's. Mem¬ bers of the group aro also collect¬ ing used clothing to send to Is¬ rael. Young women In the communi¬ ty who are interested in obtaining further information about the group and its activities, may con¬ tact the membership chairman, Mrs. Jerold Bloom, BE. 5-4616. Information about the greeting cards and contributions of used clothing can be obtained by call¬ ing Mrs. Lester Harris, BE. 5- 5707, or Mrs. Max Berman, AX. 9-8395. 1^1 ¦1 y .1 CANDLEUGHT PROJECT FOR JET-IVUAHU tiAM£ Saturday, July 6, will be B'nal B'rith Night at Jet Stadium, where Candlelight Chapter will have Its own cheering section > for the Jets vs. Miami baseball gome. But B'nai B'rith Women's i group is now selling tickets for j tho giuno, $1,50 per reserved seat. I Thay- may be ordered from Mrs. Bob Howard, BE. 5-8256. Members of Candlelight Chap- I ter will receive 50c donor credit I for each ticket purchased. Game , time is 8 15 p. m.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1957-06-28|
|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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