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HASSAN i7olJolsiH I W^ 2l\\>y Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community \JP^ Vd. 35, No. 28 COLUMBUS, OHIO, FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1957 39 Davotad to Amarican and Jewish IdaaU Care of Jewish Aged Studied By Local Community Leaders A committee consisting of rep¬ resentatives of the United Jewish Bhind, Jewish Family Service, Co¬ lumbus Jewish Home for Aged and other community leaders, re¬ cently met to Inaugurate a 6tudy concerned with Institutional care of the Jewish aged In Columbus. Richard J. Abel and Harry Gil¬ bert, as co-chairmen of the com¬ mittee, Introduced the problem at the Initial meeting. Abe Wolman, president of the Home for Aged, reported on the rapid growth of tho Home since its establishment in August. 1952. In a period of five years, the Homo has cared for 23 residents. It is serving a capacity number of 14 persons, whose average Is above 80. There is no provision for the chronically 111. A waiting list has continued to grow. At one time, MRS. FRANK CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY APPEALS SET UP BY COUNCIL The Jewish Community Council has established a Committee on Community Appeals, whose chairman is Mrs. Augusta Frank. The group seeks the co-operation of the member organizations of the Council to onoourage a co-ordinated scheduling of local Jewish fund- raising. Mrs. Frank stated that the committee does not in any way seek to interfere with the work or program of the organization. Its pri¬ mary Interest Is in developing a co-ordinated pian for community and organization appeals so that there would be some order in the community In that area of general concern. Members of the committee. In addition to Mrs. Frank, are Dr. E. J. Gordon, Justin Sillman, Richard J. Abel, Harry Gilbert, Mrs. Joseph D. Schecter and Fred Yenkin. Mrs. Frank reports that questionnaires have already been mailed to all organizations for the purpose of gathering the necessary data to review and establish a schedule of campaign functions. The schedule will be sent to all ^organizations and published in The Ohio Jewish Chronicle. Should there appear to be a conflict in dates or plans, she stated, tbem atter will be brought to the attention of'the respective organi¬ zations for discussion. A further function of the Committee on Community Appeals will be to approve or disapprove new appeals seeking funds in Colqmbus. Tbe validity of appeals wiii -also be examined and reported upon. " OR. GLUECK LOOKS TO THE FUTURE BY DAVID SCHWARTZ, Jewish Telegraphic Agency Dr. Nelson Giueck is a noted archaeologist and archaeologists are people who are expert at looking backwards, but Dr. Giueck can look forward too—and thereby hangs a tale, as Shakespeare might say. It ifl customary to deposit in the cornerstones of great buildings documents Which may be interesting to future ages to be disinterred at some future time when the building comes down. Dr. Giueck was approached by representatives of the big soap company in Cincinnati (Proctor and Gamble) to suggest suitable documents to place in the new giant building to be constructed for them, suggested placing Columbus residents were referred to the Monteflore Home in Cleve land, but since the Columbus Home was opened, all local resi dents have been cared for In the community. Mr. Abel explained that- the study is a continuation of the efforts made by another commit tee in 1952, under the chairman ship of Allen Gundershcimer and Mrs. Joseph Schecter, when all services for the Jewish aged were under review. The major rccom mendatlons of the 1952 study as listed below have been well Im piemen ted; 1. An intensification of the casework services of the Jewish Family Service. They include helping older parents to get along with their children, particularly married children; financial as¬ sistance; employment; help in the home; medical care; special living arrangements. (Today ap¬ proximately one out ot every five cases of the Agency la concerned with the aged). 2. Further development of the well-organized recreational pro¬ gram for older persons sponsored by the National Council of Jew¬ ish Women and the Jewish Cen¬ ter. 3. A strengthening and estab¬ lishment of the Columbus Jewish Home of Aged aa a community institution. The serious problem which the community now faces is the care of those in need of institutional facilities and who cannot be pared for through any other sor- vice. This is especially so for the chronically IH. Mr. Abel reported that the pro¬ blem of institutional care is a major and pressing problem which will require the best think¬ ing and concern of Columbus leadership. Both Mr. Abel and Mr. Gilbert expressed their ap¬ preciation and confidence in the following members of the Com¬ mittee who have agreed to serve: Don Erkis, Troy A. Felbel, Mel¬ ville D. Frank, Robert Glick. Ar¬ thur Goldberg. Mrs. Harry Gold¬ berg, Harry Goldberg, Charles Goldsmith, D. Miiton Goodman. Dr. E. J. Gordon, Mrs. E. J. (Continued on page 7) Dr. Giueck in the cornerstone a document on which was written the first sentence ot the Bible. "In the be¬ ginning God created the Heaven and the earth" to be translated in .1*0 different languages. Dr. Giueck pointed out that in the event of a world catastrophe such as might ensue from a hy¬ drogen bomb war, this sentence of the Bible translated in 40 languages might serve as a key for the learning of the entire 40 languages. He pointed to the archeologlsta' find of a stone In Egypt containing a few words translated in several languages which had served to open up whole areas of literature hither¬ to undeclphered. « • • PERHAPS DR. GLUECK'S suggestion was made with his tongue in his cheek. Incidentally, the first sentence of the Bible mentioned by Dr. Giueck has been pointed out by sonje as showing that baseball was played by the ancient JCws. Some peo- GERAIAN TOIRIST TRADE COLOGNE, (JTA) '- In an ef fort to attract more German Nand since he is greatly respected pie read it, not "In the beginning" but "in the big-inning." • • AN ISRAELI newspaper notes that Ben Gurion is often compar¬ ed with Churchill and that no^^ the comparison is strengthened by the announcement that the Is¬ raeli Prime Minister is working on a history of Israel -just as Churchill haa recently produced on English history. Ben Gurion expects to turn out the first volume coincidentally with the celebration this year of the completion of the first decade of Israel's existence. Incidentally, Israel is expecting to make a great ado about the tenth anni¬ versary of Ita establishment. • « • FEW ARE AWARE that Louis Lipsky is a general. It came abput on his last visit to Israel. Without expecting it, Lipsky ar¬ rived in Israel to find the nation suddenly at war -embarking on the Sinai campaign. Lipsky asked if he might liccompany the army. He was told that this was im¬ possible, that it waa against all military regulations for a civilian to go along. But Lipsky insisted visitors, the Consular Department of the Israel Purchasing Mission here has notified travel agencies throughout the country that tho granting of three-month tourist visas to Israel has been facilitat¬ ed. Applicants must indicate bow they fared at the hands of the postwar denazification courts and into which dpnazificatlon category they wtJre placed by such courts. in Iscael, it was decided to make him an "honorar/' general. After aii, if you can become a doctor honorarily, why can't you become an honorary general? There are few generals who can make a good speech. General Dayan of the Israeli army is said to .bo able to do so. McArthur is qgite a master of the phrase. Julius Caesar could fight with the pen aa with the sword. Big Week-end For Young Adults The Jewish Center will be the scene of a "Roaring 20's" week¬ end tonight and Sunday — the fifth annual "midsummer mitz¬ vah" for young people from In¬ diana, Michigan, Kentucky. Pennsylvania and Ohio. The agenda starts with a dance tonight at 9, vvlth music by Bob Marvin's orchestra. Sunday morning starts with a brunch at 11. Sunday afternoon activities include swimming, bowling and a co-ed softball game, followed by a cook-out at 4 p. m. The week-end concludes with a Sunday evening lounge gather¬ ing. The affair is $5 for Center members, $6 for non-membora. Further details are available at the Center. AZA-BBO PICNIC TO BE AT WESTGATE PARK AZA and BBG have their an¬ nual joint picnic this Sunday, 4- 10 p. m., at Westgate Park, for members only. Softball, other games and a pot-luck supper ure on the program. On July 1. BBG held a station¬ ary sale, after which a picnic lunch waa held.at the home of the club president, Judy Sterling. BBG's n^xt project Is a rum¬ mage sale Aug. 21-22-23. Anyone having rummage to donate should call Eleanor Fox, CL. 8- 0603; Hosalyn Kirkle. CL. 3-600H. or Judy Sterling, BE. 5-2737. The Central Ohio Council, Boy Scouts of America, has Just com- pleled the purchase of I1Z6 acres of land in Hockmg County, 3^/^ mil«i from Logan, Ohio. The beautiful rolling countryside will beconie the home of the Central Camping Progmni, where various types of wilder¬ ness and romantic camping can be done on a scale never before realized In this area. The site will not be available for general camping until the minimum standards of the Boy Scouts of America have iieen developed. The purchase ful^ls a dream long held by the camping committers and Council Officials, since space for adequate camping for the rapidly growing membership of the Council had become a problem. The original Camp Lazarus will be maintained and used as a training center in tbo some manner that if has served for the past 30 years. The re-habilitation ot Camp Lazarus and (he development of the new" camp will require a Council-wide Capital Campaign to raise suHlcient funds lo meet these needs. This campaign is scheduled for 1958 or 1959, The combined camp facilities of the Central Ohio CouncU will ofFcr training opportunities and camping experiences to meet the growth of the Council through 1970. Following the transaction, A. W. Marlon, former owner, presents a deed fo the property to Robert Terhune, Council President. In the center, looking on Is Dr. E. S. Chapman, Vice President, and on the right, Paul W. Handel, Council Seoul Executive. 'MECHITZAH' ISSUE BROUGHT TO COURT New Orleans is Site of Action • • • • , Late Bulletins IN DEAL WITH NASSER NEW YORK. (AJP) ~ The Journal of Commerce reported this week that James Berger, Gulf Oil Corp. representative In Cairo, had conferred with AI Sabry, Nasser's political advisor, on the construction of a 100-mile Suez pipeline. • • • I»(>LITICAL HOSTAGES WASHINGTON, (AJP) — Dis¬ cussing th(< Middle East in his own personal Newsletter, Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey charged that "the Arab states have for ten years used the Palestinian refu¬ gees as political hostages in their struggle with Israel. While Arab delegates In the UN," the Minne¬ sota Senator added, "haVe con¬ demned the plight of their bro¬ thers in the refugee comps, noth¬ ing has been done to assist them in a practical way. lest political k'Vt'rage over Israel be lost." * « « in BLICATION IN LADING ISTANBUL, (JTa> — A new Jewish' weekly, "El Tlempo," has made its appearance here. It is published in Ladino and carries oditoriala in Turkish. The news¬ paper is published by Orthodox Jews. * « « (lONVKNTION I^IDS ZOA NEW YORK, (JTA) -- Leo S. Spooner, member of the adminis¬ trative committee of the Ameri¬ can Jewish Congress, was elected grand master of tho fraternal or¬ der Brith Abraham at the 70th annual convention of the order. The convention adopted a reso¬ lution expressing ¦"identification with the struggle for a secure and strong Israel" and sent greetings to the Zionist Organiza¬ tion of America. The reaoiution lauded the ZOA for "conducting important tasks on the American scriH'" in mobilizing support for Israel. • • « TRANSFERRED TO MOSCX)W JERUSALEM, UTA) David Tesher has been named consul general of Israel in Chicago, the. Vorvign Ministry announced here. He s.ucceeUs Simcha FVutt, who has been appointed counsellor al the Israel Embassy in Moscow. PREVENT TRANSPORTATION JERUSALEM. (JTA) — The Jerusalem Chief of Police, Levi Abrahami, wa^ ordered by the Prime Minister's office to prevent the use of unlicensed trucks to transport passengers on the Sab¬ bath from Jerusalem to the beaches and the countryside. During the summer months parties of hikers and bathers have used trucks for that pur¬ pose because buses do not operate on the Sabbath. Such transport has produced demon.strations and disturbances by Orthodox elements. * • RABBI SCORES LIUENTHAL NEW YORK, (AJP) — In a letter to the anti-Zionist Alfred M. Lllienthal, Rabbi William F. Rosenblum, criticized the antag¬ onist of Israel for having Infer¬ red on the Barry Gray radio pro¬ gram that he was his rabbi and that he had endorsed his book against Israel. "Vou toid Barry you are a member of Temple Israel and 1 am your rabbi," Dr. Rosenblum wrote Lilienthsl. "This is not a fact. Your, mother retains a seat but you are not a member and, of course, hardly ever come to the Temple . . . Since I feel that your activities* are really a heinous af¬ front to, OS well as an attack upon our people in Israel, whose right to life, liberty and existence I fervently espouse, and your pro- Arab views, so unwarranted, I do not wish my name in any way associated with them," Rabbi Rosenblum declared in his letter ISRAEU SECRET POLICE JERUSALEM. 'AJP) — Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion ad¬ mitted in the Knesset last week of th<' existence in Israel of a "Secret Police" known as "Shin Beth." Challenged by Heruth Knesset member Halm Landau to explain its functions, Ben-Gurion said that Its activity against po¬ litical elements -directed espec¬ ially against splinter movements, ex-members of the Underground and potential fifth roiumnists was only a mini)r furution of the secret Security Service. NEW ORLEANS, (AJP) — A group of members of Congrega¬ tion Chevra Thilim of this city has brought a suit against the congreg^ation, Its officers and board members on the delicate question of "mechltzah"—physi¬ cal separation between the men's and women's seats. The action was brought to the civil district court with Judge Frank J. Stich, Lutheran, presiding. In their suit, the members seek an injunction which would pre¬ vent the officers and board mem¬ bers from implementing a family- seating plan approved by the ma¬ jority of members at a recent balloting. During the opening sessions of the trial, the jestions regarding the orthodoxy of the synagogue were propounded by Robert Weinstein, attorney tor the defendants, to Rabbi Solomon J. Sharfman, president of the Rabbinical Council of America, representing the plaintiff as an expert. Iri response to a question as to whether Chevra Thiilm syna¬ gogue could be considered as be- ng strictly orthodox-^lnasmuch as it does not have a "mechltzah" nor a center bimah and whereas it used a microphone at services Rabbi Sharfman answered with an emphatic "No." It could not be considered as orthodox In any sense, he said. In direct examination by David Gertler. attorney for the plain¬ tiffs. Rabbi Sharfman defined orthodox'Jews as a group of Jews who accept divine revelation as described In the Five Books of Moses and Jewish Law as stated In the Codes and Commentaries, In responsa and by present-day authorities. He staled categori¬ cally that mixed or family seating was not permlssable by Jewish law. To substantiate hla state¬ ment, the rabbi quoted the Baby¬ lonian Talmud, a section of tractate Succah which deals with the ceremony of the "pouring of the jibatlon." There, he said, a gallery Is mentioned for women, while the men sit below. Mixed Seating Permissable Rabbi Sharfman further testi¬ fied that the Rabbincal Council has approximately 700 members and tliat none of Its members would admit that mixed seating is permlssable according to Jew¬ ish law. He described the require¬ ments for membership as: 1, ap¬ plicant must, be ordained by or¬ thodox rabbinical seminary; 2, must have a proper orthodox con¬ gregation, no mixed seating; 3, must be orthodox In his own be¬ liefs and practices. He admUted, however, that un- def certain circumstances, mem¬ bers of the Council were permit¬ ted to accept pulpits with mixed seating, but they were given five years to convince the congrega¬ tion that it must return to a sep¬ aration of the sexes. If by tbe end of five years, he continued, the rabbi does not succeed, he is ex¬ pected to resign or he Is subject to expulsion from the congrega¬ tion. When questioned by the. Judge, Rabbi Sharfman stated that loss than one-third of the Union's members occupied pulpits in con¬ gregations with mixed seating and that included congregations that have mixed seating on spec¬ ial occasions once or twice a year. When questioned by Mr. Wein- .stein as to what these special oc¬ casions were, the rabbi admitted that they had reference to Roah Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Before the Case closes, both sides were expected to put on the '.vitness stand a number of addi- Imnal experts.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1957-07-12|
|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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