Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1960-04-01, page 01
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COLUMBUS EDITION COLUMBUS , I EbJTlOM^^ ^^ 2f\Q^ Serving Columbus, Daytonai otHu t snaw'noo HaSl J.V IS HDIH M jHOO^g Vol. 38, No. 14 FRIDAY, APRIL I, IVbO Devoted to ARierlean and Jawtih Idaalt Youth Who Bombed Gadsden Synagogue Is Arrested Temple Beth Israel Is Now Conducting Activities On A Completely Normal Basis UJFC Boosters Affair The Women's Division of the United Jewish Fund and Council will be holding a $6 minimum affair (The Boosters) at Temple Israel on Monday, April 4, 8 p.m. This affair will kick off the general solicitation drive for the Women's Division. Shown at a meeting In the home of Mrs. Herbert 8. Lev.v, standing left to right are Mrs. William Wasserstrom, decorations; Mrs. AUen Gundersheimer, telephone; Mrs. Milton Parker, program; and IVIrs. Alvln E, Schottenstein, refreshments-decorations. Seated left to right are Mrs. David Levison, Invitations; Mrs. Melvin Harris, vice-chairman; and Mrs. Herbert S. Levy, chairman. Boosters Affair Is Planned For Tuesday GADSDEIN, Ala., (JTA) — The Temple Beth Israel, at which a fire l>omb was throvm last Friday night by a 16-year-old youth, was conducting Ita activities on a normal basis, with Its Sunday school enjoying full attendance. The attack was condemned In sermons preached in a number of churches by cailrstlan ministers. "There are 60 Jewish ftimllies In Gadsden," Rabbi Saul Rubin, spiritual leader of the reform templOi told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. "There is absolutely no The climax of tbe United Jewish Fund and Council Women's Di¬ vision drive for 1960 Will be reached on Tuesday, April 4 at 8 p.m. at Temple Israel when the Boosters will hold Its ?6 minimum subscription affair. Mrs. Herbert Levy Is chairman of the Booster affair. FEATURE attraction of the evening will be an address by Mrs. Beatrice Finkelstein^ She Is a lawyer, a social worker, has been a director of HLAS, and Is currently on the staff of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. One of her responsibilities Is working with the Women's DIvI- slons In all Jewish communities. She spoke at the Columbus UJFC Workshop In November and was so enthusiastically received that she was Invited to speak to this meeting. ..Another of the special events will be the musical dramatization "Only In Columbus U.S.A.," writ¬ ten and directed by Mrs. Milton Parker. The performers will be many past chairmen of UJFC Women's Division. AN ADDKD attraction ot the evening wUl be door prizes from Israel. Assisting Mrs. Levy as vice- chairman la Mrs. Mel Harris. Other members of the committee are: Mrs. David Levison, Invita¬ tions; Mrs. Alvln B. Schottenstein, decorating and refreslunents; hostesses, Mrs. William Wasser¬ strom; reservations and transpor¬ tation, Mrs. Allen Gundersheimer. K.K.K. Is' Spreading Anti-Semitic Material BONN, (JTA) — Antl-Semltlc propaganda is being spread in West Germany by the Ku Klux ifian, the press service of tbe so¬ cial Democratlo party charged. The report said that circulars were sent from Augsburg cm March 11 which urged recipients to write to an address in Texas for material on KKK alms. The circulars were apparently prepared on an American type¬ writer in bad German, according to the report. The circular lump¬ ed Zionism Freemasonry, the Va¬ tican, Jesuits and C:!ommunism as products of "spiritual Jewry." HIUEL FUNCTIONS ATTENDED BY ONLY 25% OF STUDENTS DENVER (JTA)—Only 25 per¬ cent of the approximately 400 Jewish students at Colorado Uni¬ versity attend "major" functions at the new Hillel House at Boul¬ der, near thla city, Rabbi MUton Elefant, Hlllel director at the uni¬ versity, told a seminar on "Ethics on C:;ampus." Student attendance at Hebrew classes and at "signifi¬ cant" discussion groupa Is even lower, Rabbi Elefant declared. Another speaker In the seminar, Prof. Irving Mehler, of Denver University Law School, said that, "at best," only 70 of the 300 Jew¬ ish students at Denver University participate In cultural discussions conducted by Hillel at the Univer- slty. On the other hand. Dr. Meh¬ ler stated, he Is "encouraged by Hlllel's current Inrqeids" among Jevirlsh fraternity members. Agreeing with other speeikers In the seminar, who held that the basic fault for student non-ldenti- flcatlon with Judaism must be attributed to the atmosphere in the homes whence these students stem. Dr. EUefeint said there is a "tendency among Jewish students to seek acceptance by non-Jews, to bowing down Instead of stand¬ ing up to Jewish ideals." Another member of the Denver University faculty. Dr. Bemard SpUka, professor of psychology, and part-time Hillel counsellor, was somewhat more optimistic. "Granted an aversion to ritual and holiday observance by a sub¬ stantial number of Jewish stu¬ dents," he asserted, "this does not denote a rejection of Jewish val¬ ues, but partially a lack of infor¬ mation regarding the role of such behavior In Judaic tradition, plus an element of immaturity." At another meeting, conducted by the Phi Sigma Delta fraternity regional alutnnl association, Rob¬ ert S. Gamzey, editor of the Inter¬ mountain Jewish News, suggested that "American Judaism's stakes are so high that every resource on the campus should be utilized to reach the Jewish c.olleglan with a minimum of Judaic knowledge and inspiration." panic whatever among our people, or, for tbat matter, in the entire community. There la only watch¬ fulness against any possible recur¬ rence ol such a shameful mani¬ festation. "WE HAVE had marvelous re¬ lationships with the entire com¬ munity," the rabbi declared, "and the general community, as the Jewish community here, has been depely shocked by this occurence. Public officials, press and the Christian Churchea here have as¬ sured ua of their sympathy and of their determination that nothing like this shall ever happen here again." The 16-year-old youth, who ad¬ mitted throwing the fire bomb at the aynagogue and shooting at congregants, waa under arrest on two counts of assault and Intent to murder. He told the police that he "pasalonately hated Jews." Two members of the congre¬ gation were injured, one criti¬ cally. In the hit-and-run attack at the aynagogue where 180 congre¬ gants were present. Alvin Low! was shot In the hand, and Alan Cohen waa hit ih the leg and chest. Coben wa§ opefated oh and Hated as In "fair condition." POLtCSE AND FBI agents mov¬ ed quickly after the attack. In which It waa at first reported that three youths were Involved, How¬ ever, Hubert Jackson, Jr., alias Jerry Hunt, the confessed attack. er, said he had been alone. Circuit Solicitor Charles Wright said that Jackson, a high school junior, would be charged with murder if Cohen died. The youth waa an immediate suspect because he had been telling friends he planned just such an attack be¬ cause Jewish youth at tile high school had been complaining about his wearing a Nazi armband and a red-patoted Nazi helmet. The youth fled from the scene after he threw one of two fire bombs at the synagogue. He told police that, when congregants came running out, he started shooting In their general direction. Walter Hunt, his step father, help¬ ed police and FBI agents find the youth. THE roUTH told police he had been Interested In the Nazi move¬ ment since he was In the seventh grade. He said he had had an argument with a Jewish boy. He also admitted painting a swas¬ tika on a Gadsden store several months ago. The Circuit solicitor said tliat the youth told of approaching tbe synagogue with two bombs. He lit one and threw it. When it failed to go through the window, he dropped the other one and start¬ ed to flee to a cab he had parked nearby. It was at tills point that congregants began to pour out (Oontlnaed on paga i) REPOIIT SAYS IKE MAY ASSIST ISRAa IF IT'S ATTACKED TBL AVTV, (JTA) — The left- wing labor newspaper L,amerhav said that during the Eisenhower - Ben-Gurlon meeting In Washing¬ ton earlier last month, President Elsenhower reiterated his prom¬ ise that the United States would come to the assistance of Israel In the event the Jewiah State was attacked. '- Premier Ben-Gurion, the paper asserted, conveyed this informa¬ tion to the (Cabinet at its'meeting. The paper said that the President had made American aid condition, al on "no provocation" from Is rael's side. While this promise Is not new and has been given on different occasions by the State Department in Its declarations that the United States would oppose any attempts to change the status in the Middle east by force, the paper said that Ben-Gurlon seemed to have at¬ tached considerable Importance to the fact that the promise was made directly by Elsenhower per¬ sonally to the Israeli Prime Min¬ ister. (The New York Times reported from CJairo that the Soviet Union offered last week to protect the United Arab Republic's borders In case of an' attack, but that President Nasser of the UAR de¬ clined the offer on the ground that It ran contrary to his policy of not Joining alliances. "It was understood that the rejection of the Soviet offer did pot mean Nasser was unwilling to accept more arms from Moscow," the Times report emphEusized.) Outstanding Worker Each year the Junior Division of the United Jewish Fond and Ooonell presents on award to the outstanding worker in the campaign. This award is given to the worker in tUe Junior Division who in the opinion of the executive oommlttee does the most outstanding job tn the campaign. This year the Melville D. Frank Award was presented to Judy Siegel as tho 1059 worker of the year. Pictured at the ceremony are Oeoffrey Stern, oo- ohairman, 1960 UJFO junior division; Judy Siegel, recipient; Mel¬ ville D. Frank, in whose name tho award is presented; and Dave Fleokner, co-ohairman, junior division. (Story on pago 4) Youth Conclave To Begin Here Today Dr. Silver, Eshkol Confer Dr. Abba fiOHeJ Sliver (right), ohaliman of tho board of governors of tbe Jsntel Bond Organization, lg shown In Jeniaolein conferring with Levi Eshkolj Minister of finance of tbe State of IsnusL, Dr. Silver visited larael recently aiid discussed with Ii>ra«I'« leaders th^ major role of ttte Israel Bond oawpaiglit now In Its lOth year, In speeding the development of Industry ojid a«^cul- tore. In 1960 the Israel Bond drlva must achieve a goal of $7S,873,6S0 to bring to $600,000,000 the total sales for the first decade of Israel Bonds. Vaocov Morris YAACOV MORRIS TO ADDRESS MEETINGS OF UJFG SECTIONS Yaacov Morris, author, foreign correspondent and Consul of the State of Israel In New York, will spend three days in Columbus making a series of appearances in behalf of the United Jewish Fund and Council. Morris will speak April 5 to the Mercantile Division at a 6 p.m. dinner in the Southern Hotel. He WiU address the Building and Real Bstate Division April 8 at an 8 p.m. meeting in the Excel¬ sior <3Iub. ON APRIL 7 he will apppear before the Women's Division's Target Day luncheon at noon at Winding Hollow Country Club and that evening at 8 pjn. at the Excelsior Club before a meeting of the Scrap and Steel Manufact¬ uring Division. Author of "Pioneers from tho Weat; A History of Anglo-Saxon Settlers In Israel" and "A Re. porter In Israel," Morris joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 19B6 serving with the Informa¬ tion Department. In October, 1957 he waa appointed as director of the Research Department of the Isra,el Office of Information in (eonUnaed oa paga 4) The Tri-State Youth Conclave coming to Columbus under the auspices of Yeshiva University, America's largest center of Jewish learning, opens today at the Agudas Achim Synagogue, under the co-sponsorship of Agudas Achim and Beth Jacob CJongrega- tions. Over 100 teenagers from De¬ troit, Mich., Dayton, Toledo, O., and Lexington, Ky., will join local youngsters for a weekend of re¬ ligious worship, singing, dancing, serious discussions, and social en¬ tertainment, in order to promote a closer relationship between youth and synagogue life. KABBI SAMUEL Rubensteln of the Agudas Aohim Synagogue will ^Ive the keynote address on Friday evening at the Oneg Shab. bos program. The rabbi will dis¬ cuss the vital roles of teenage youth In synagogue life and the perpetuation of Jewish ideals. The religious services will be conducted by teenagers acting as religious functionaries. Panel discussions headed by Rabbis Rubensteln and Stavslcy, Irv Stern, Lazar Brener and Mike Gr^asel will highlight the activities for Saturday afternoon. AFTER HAVDALAH services the teenagers will participate in a special social event. Sunday morning will see the teenagers at Beth Jacob for Tails and Tiphilln caub services with an interesting program to round out the morning. Rabbi Stavsky will be the prln^ clpal speaker at the closing bail. quet on Sunday afternoon. The rabbi In closing the program will project the role of the patents to the teenagers religious and social life. MEIMBEBS OP the Agudaa Achlm and Beth Jacob Sisterhoods will serve snacks, Sbalas Seud09 and breakfasts, in addition to tho regular meals catered by Mrs. Julius White. C3y Sharrick, of "Xeshlva Uni¬ versity's Youth Bureau will be a guest for the event Harold Kajme and Sam Komessar join. St^ni, coordinator of the conclave, Ih extending a hearty thanks to th© .members of the community for opening their homes to tbe teen¬ agers for the weekend. ' '
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1960-04-01|
|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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