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A'h: ^^\V^^••¦IS'-'!'' f .^ky,:r.;iMM' Jn.^^'^J\\y^.J^h^i ^'M^S'llhtM JC **i-i^=*''f*iyB^-itaA'B':«s'e.rfii£j '~^|l COLUMBUS EDITION ^l\// Serving Coiumous. Oayion ana uenirai Onio Jewish Communmco ^VUV^ -it*- COLUMBUS EDITION Vol. 37. No. 39 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1959 39 D«vat«d to American and Jvwith Idedli Religious Emphasis Week Workers These are a portion of tho men and wonien working on Re¬ ligious Emphasis Weeli, soon to I>e held at the Beth Jacob Synagogue. Left to right (baol< row) are Joe Swartz, Mrs. Arthur Miller, Mrs. Sam Komessar, Meyer Hoffman, Mrs. George Qold- l>erg and Mrs. William Bless. Left to right (front row) are Al Shames, Mrs. Charles Young, Mrs. Martin Sowald, Mrs. Irving Gutter, Mrs. Max Goodman, and Babbi David Stavsky. Not pic¬ tured are Harold Hillson, Julius Weintraub, Mrs. Slg Was¬ serman, Joe Nichols, Sam Paine, Dr. Charles Toung and Morris Weinstock. REW Week Is Set For Beth Jacob Soon A very stimulating and provo-1 Wednesday, Oct. 7, 12:30 p.m. cative program will be offered to Luncheon, Rabbl Stavsky and the entire Jewish community in Jilmstrip, "Jewish Ceremonial Ob- the form of Religious Emphasis Weeli, at the Beth Jacob Syna¬ gogue between Oct. 5 and 8. A committee under the leadership of Mrs. Marty Sowald and Al Shames, co-chairmen, promises that this event will be one of intellectual stimulation and in¬ spiration. Nationally prominent figures and leaders of the Jewish com¬ munity, will lead discussions on such Issues as "What Is the Jew¬ ish Attitude Toward Marital Re¬ lations." "Does G-d Hear Prayer," "What is the Jewish Law, Who Wrote It," and "Why are some Jewish Parents Under Nervous Strain?" These and many other questions will be answered by an array of outstanding leaders in Jewish life. "THE PURPOSE of Religious Emphasis Week," said Rabbl Stavsky, "is to reawaken in each of us an intellectual curiosity to learn more about our faith, our divine heritage, and thus come closer to our Lord." Following is a schedule of the sessions: Monday, Oct. 5, 8:30 p.m. Rabbl Norman Lamm, "The Sanctity of the Home in Married Life" and "The Sanctity of the Synagogue in Separate Seating." Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7:15-7:45 a.m. Breakfast-Institute. Rabbi Stav¬ aky, "The Essential Themes of the High Hoiyday Prayers." Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.' Rabbl Leo- pald Deutsch, "Return Implies You Were Away." At 8:30 p.m.. Dr. Marvin Fox, "Prayer, Man's Relationship To¬ ward G-d." jects in the Home and Syna¬ gogue." At 8:30 p.m., Tzedakah work¬ shop. Leon Uris film, "Israel." Leonard Brooks and Lazar D. Brener. Thursday, Oct. 8, 7-7:16 a.m. Breakfast-Halacha workshop. Rabbi Stavsky. At 8:30 p.m.. Dr. Herbert Pari¬ ser, "Psychiatry and Religion, The Anxiety of the Jewish Moth¬ er." Following each session, refresh¬ ments will be served. All sessions are open to the general public, admission is free, and there will be no solicitation of funds. In a joint statement Issued by Mrs. Sowald and Shames, they said, "We are looking forward to a maximum attendance at each session and are confident that Religious Emphasis Week will be an Important phase in the Jewish education of our people." DURING THE Tzedakah ses¬ sion, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, Leon¬ ard Brooks win lead in a panel discussion on the importance of charity and Israel. Delegates from B'nai B'rith Women, Hadassah, Pioneer Women, Raanana, and Council of Jewish Women will be active participants. Lazar Brener will discuss "Tzedakah, the Key to the Jewish Heart." As with the other sessions, the iuncheon workshop on Wednes¬ day afternoon will feature a free luncheon, but please call Mrs. Charles Young at BB. 5-2190, or Mrs. Irving Gutter at CL. 8-8191, for reservations. FILM ON LIFE IN ISRAa IS SET FOR WTVN-TV ON OCT. 2 The United Jewish Fund re¬ ports that "Face of the Land," a new half-hour film report on life in Israel today, which was re¬ cently voted one of the top TV films in a "Variety" poll, will be shown on TV In Columbus as a special presentation for the Jew¬ ish New Year by the United Jew¬ ish Appeal, its major beneficiary, and WTVN-TV, Channel 6, on Oct. 2, trom 7:30 to 8 a.m. "Face of the Land" presents a dramatic picture of life in Israel as seen through the eyes of typi¬ cal leaders and workers in the young democaroy. INTERVIEWED at their work by Rabbl Herbert A. Friedman, Executive Vlce-Chalrtnan of the United Jewish Appeal, a teacher, a hospital director, a famed arch¬ aeologist and many others, pro¬ vide a deep insight into life in Is¬ rael as they talk of their prob¬ lems, achievements and hopes. "Face of the Land" also follows a group of newcomers from Haifa harbor, to the growing new port of Ellat in the south; from the busy streets of the city of Tel Aviv to the haunting beauty of the Negev desert; from the cor¬ ner lemonade stand operated by handicapped concentration camp victims to settlements in th6 new¬ ly Irrigated Lachlsh area. "Face of the Land" has been es¬ pecially prepared for use during the Rosh Hashanah period by the addition of a prologue dealing with the Jewish New Year and extending High Holy Day greet¬ ings. THROUGH Its nationwide cam¬ paign, and particularly In Colum¬ bus through the United Jewish Fund, the Unitbd Jewish Appeal makes possible the work of the United tsrael Appeal, which re¬ mits funds to the Jewish Agency, philanthropic organization r e- settllng immigrants in Israel; the Joint Distribution Committee, which aids Jews in 25 countries abroad; and the New York Asso¬ ciation for New Americans, which assists Jewish newcomers to the U.S. in the New York Metropoli¬ tan area. The United Hias Service, which aids Jewish immigrants to coun¬ tries other than Israel, also re¬ ceives funds from United Jewish Appeal. Mr. K*s Visit Provokes Questions, No Answers SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—The question of the treatment of the Jews In the Soviet Union was posed here to Soviet Premier Niklta Khrushchev by top leaders of the American Federation of Labor — Congress of Industrial Organizations during a dinner- meeting which they held with Khrushchev, it was revealed here by Walter P. Reuther, president of the United Auto Workers, who arranged the meeting. The question on the Jews was one of 12 major questions pre¬ sented to Premier Khrushchev in writing at the dinner. It received no reply from the Premier be¬ cause the time did not permit a debate on it, as well as on the question of political prisoners in the Soviet Union and Hungary. The text of the question on the Jews reads; "American labor regards re¬ ligious, political, ethnic and na¬ tional equality as one of the paramount freedoms in a demo¬ cratic society and a democratic world. We are deeply concerned by the information which has been brought to our attention that Jews In the Soviet Union are be¬ ing discriminated against and are being denied equal opportunities in education, government and other phases of Soviet life. "While American labor is fully aware of the shortcomings of American democracy with respect to civil rights, we have made great progress in this area and labor and other liberal groups are free to continue their efforts to eliminate all forms of dis¬ crimination. "We propose to ask Khrushchev what the Soviet Union is doing or intends to do to end this type of discrimination and what the in¬ dividual Soviet citizen can do to protest and work against such discrimination within the Soviet Union." JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel "will not lag behind any other country in the world," if Soviet Prime Minister Niklta S. Khrush¬ chev's general disarmament plan is "accepted and Implemented faithfully," Prime Minister David Ben Gurion declared here. Ben Gurion made that state¬ ment In answer to press inquiries, adding: "Khrushchev's proposal is actually the plan proposed many years ago by the Prophet Isaiah. However, if efficient con¬ trol Is assured, the Khrushchev plan should be accepted. All na¬ tions must participate in control- PERMITS A new city ordinance, re¬ quiring a city permit for charitable solicitations went into effect during the latter part of August. Applications can be obtained from the City Hall office of SafMy Dhreotor Leo L. Phillips. For Informar tlon about the status of par¬ ticular group drives, contact the Safety Director's office. 3 BOYS TO RECEIVE TOP SCOUT AWARDS AT COURT OF HONOR An oustanding achievement has been attained by three members of the Boy Scout Troop .#126, They have reached the highest honor of scouting — the Eagle Scout award. Richard Westerman, son of Mr. and Mrs Arthur Westerman, Steve Bless, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bless^ and David Fried¬ man, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Friedman, will bep resented with the eagle awards at a public court of honor on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m., at the Jewish CJenter. The troop is sponsored by the Jewish Center. An enjoyable program has been planned for the evening. All boys of scout age, 11 years and older, are welcome to attend and be¬ come acquainted with the troop and join in the troop's aotivities. For further information, call Dave Ezlckson at the Jewish Center, BE. 1-2731. The entire community is Invited to attend this court of honor to witness the honoring of these and other boys. Refreshi ents will be served. ling disarmament." * * * CHICAGO (JTA)—An open let¬ ter to Soviet Premier Niklta Khrushchev asking tor a "change" in the treatment of Soviet Jewry was made public here today by the Chicago Board of Rabbis in connection with the Premier's visit to the Middle Western sec¬ tion of the United States. The letter told the Soviet Pre¬ mier that during the forthcoming High Holy Days Jews in hundreds of synagogues in the Middle West "will manifest sorrowful concern for more than 2,000,000 of our fellow-Jews in Russia" It empha¬ sized that although the Soviet authorities continue to claim that the Jews in the Soviet Union en¬ joy religious freedom, the Jews of America and the people of Amer¬ ica "know that this is not so," and that "Jews of Russia have been singled out for religious discrimination." "We pray that your peaceful declarations will bear fruit," the appeal of the Chicago rabbis said. "There will be many tests of those declarations tn the days ahead. One of those tests will be whether there will come about a healthy change in the religious .conditions ot Russia's Jews. Wc will earnest¬ ly watch tor this change as we enter upon the New Year in the freedom of our religious institu¬ tions. While we are mindful of the special religious discrimina¬ tion to which Russian Jewry is subjected, our concern goes out to all victims of such discrimina¬ tion in Russia regardless of their religion," the appeal concluded. DEADLINE Because of the Vom Kippur holiday on Monday, Oct 12, ari early copy deadline is neces¬ sary for the Chronicle issue of Got. 16. All copy cuid photo¬ graphs MUST be in our office by 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 to insure publication. No copy will be accepted after that time. Usual Chronicle deadline is 10 a-m. on Monday preceding the Friday of publication. Ira Hirschmann Recounts Experiences i NEW YEAR'S EDITION: NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS You have missed having your Greetings inserted in our annual New Year's Book, but it is not too late | to get your greeting in our regular New Year's edition of the Ohio Jewish Chronicle which will be published Oct. 2. For your convenience use the at¬ tached coupon and mail in your greeting, or call CA. 4-7206 by Monday, Sept. 28. Please insert the following greeting in your n Regular .$2 greeting Signed Address n Bill Me DON'T WAIT! DO IT NOW! ^igiSISlSlSlSISlSlBISiaijlSlSIBlQISlStSlSlSMSIi Money Enclosed BY LARRY SQPPEL Ira Hirschmann impressed me as a man who has accomplished a great deal for his years. Born in Baltimore, Md., Hirschmann has spent much of his Ufe traveling in the diplomatic service of the United States, serving the State of Israel Bonds and being involved in a tremendous number of varied business ventures. FEW PEOPLE can lay claim to a more interesting array of activity than Hirschmann. He was recently appointed chairman of the board of the Pennsylvania Exchange Bank of New York. He is a former vice president of Bloomingdale's Department Store and Saks Fifth Avenue. Earlier in his career he was Sales Director of Bamberger's and Lord and Taylor. Hirschmann was a pioneer in radio and television. He founded radio station WOR In Newark, N.J. and FM station WABF in New York. He is president of Television Systems of America, Inc., and the Ira Hirschmann Co., Inc., which operates television systems throughout the United States. BUT OF GREAT interest lo Jews Is the Hirschmann who has developed such a tremendous In¬ terest in the welfare of Jews all over the world. Like so many others, Hirsch¬ mann held lltUe interest in Jew¬ ish affairs other than realizing that there were Jews In Europe who were being persecuted. But a friend of his, the well known Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, interested him in the Jewish situation and sent him to Judge Brandeis. IN THE IBSCs, Hirschmann was ih Germany and heard Hitler make a speech. This is when he felt the end of Jewish life in Germany waa near. It was at this point in this Interview that Hirschmann re¬ marked "This is when I begfan to feel that I was a Jew." From then through the present time Hirschmann has been a dedi¬ cated man, working in the inter¬ ests of the millions of Jews all over the world. HE WAS sent to Franklin D. Roosevelt by Frankfurter and became a man who bought the lives of Jews in Europe. He was sent to Turkey, "where at this time," Hirschmann explained, "anything could be bought on the black market." He worked in the underground movement and got Jews out of Europe. But he discovered that there was no place to take them. The only answer was to have a place to raise them in security. Of course, the answer was Israel. He has worked in diplomatic activity ever since then. He spent a great deal of time in Israel about three years ago. And he is one of the few Jewisli people ever to have had a personal talk with Nasser. In fact his scheduled half-hour talk was extended to two and one-half hours, and Nas¬ ser knew he was a Jew. HIRSCHMANN noted that Nas¬ ser reads the Jerusalem Post every morning. He also said, "I told him that he should take off his gray uni¬ form when his picture was taken." Hirschmann explained that people would then not continually have him in their minds as a military man. "He's never worn it since," Hirschmann said. Nasser and Hirschmann talked about the Mid-East situation and especially' Israel. "I thought you could bargain with Nasser, but not at this time," Hirschmann said. Hirschmann described Nasser aa a man with "great qualities and with shrewd political in¬ stinct." ON THE MIDDLE east, Hirsch. mann said, "I don't think It's improved at all politically. The Arab leaders haven't given way." He did say that he feels that without major incidents the sit¬ uation will soften up. Hirschmann said that, "you Ira Hirschmann must remember that Egypt is just as opposed to Christians as they are to Jews. They are Moslems." This ended the private discus¬ sion I had with Hirschmann but he went on later in the same evening to tell a group of workers for the State of Israel Bonds of his gruelling experiences In try¬ ing to save the lives of thousands of Jews. Hirschmann spoke to members of the Dayton Committee, Sta'Se of Israel Bonds on Thursday, Sept. 17 and to interested persons In Columbus on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1959-09-25|
|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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