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2^0" Serving Columbus, Dayton,/benFal and Southwestern Ohio \\7AR Vol. 40, No. 18 FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1962 39 '^Tf.XCTSl^r m.^ Inadequate Leaders Threaten U.S. Jewry KIAMESHA LAKE, N.Y., (.JTA)—A national Jewlsii re¬ ligious leader warned that the American Jewish community^ was faced with the threat of the possible loss to Judaism of a whole generation because of failure to meet a growing need for adequately trained Jewish splrtual and cultural leaders. The warning was sounded by Dr. Simon Greenberg, Vice Chancellor ot the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Dr. Greenberg delivered the keynote !&V;.-j address at the opening session ot the 33rd annual national conven¬ tion of the National Federation of Jewish Men's Cluibs meeting at the Concord Hotel. More than 1,000 delegates from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, representing 330 Men's Clubs with a total memljership of 70,000 men, attended the four-day conclave. Dr. Greenberg told the dele¬ gates that "today there are lit¬ erally hundreds of Jewish com¬ munities In the Unite4 States that have no trained leadership at all and hundreds more w.Joh have woefully inadequate men and women filling the posts of raibbis and teachers." ASSERTING THAT the Ameri¬ can Jewish community has al¬ ways suffered from a shortage of properly trained splrtual and cultural leaders. Dr. Greenberg said that until the beginning of World War II, this shortage ^aa primarily due to the fact that American Jewry was "still large¬ ly an immigrant people. We could not meet the needs of the rapidly growing community for Amerl can-trained Jewish cultural and splrtual leaders." 'I'he result, he said, was that "a whole genera- rtion"—of Jews grew up in the tJnlted States, "the majority of Chronicling The News Amusemients 13 Clean Up Pages .. 10-11 Editorial 2 Society 6 Sports 9-10 Synagogues 8 Teen Scene 11 JOG GUIDE FOR TRAVELERS ABROAD Planning a trip abroad? A new booklet by JDC offers In¬ formation aljout Jewish life overseas, corrmiunitics and points of Interest. For details see page 14. whom never so much as knew a n American-trained English- speaking rabbi." TAKINO ISSUE with observers who have dismissed the tremen¬ dous postwar growth in Jewish congregational affiliation as lack¬ ing in splrtual depth. Dr. Green¬ berg asserted that "the great up¬ surge in the creation of congre¬ gations and the building of syna¬ gogues is much more than mere pediatric or social Judajism. It is the expression of a real need to find puipose and meaning In one's Jewish identity." He expressed concern that "if the need for splrtual guidance is not met with¬ in a reasonajbiy short time, then the very sense of need will lan¬ guish and wither." Discussing the postwar changes whioh had brought about the critical shortages of Jewish lead¬ ership, Dr. Greenberg said that 10,000 Jews in the Bronx or Brook¬ lyn might find their splrtual needa taken care of by one congrega¬ tion but, when they moved to su^ybia, "the same 10,000 need 15 or 20 congregations." AN EDITORIAL THE JOB IS NOT YET DONE « The Columbus Jewish community's response to the 1962 United Jewish Fund and Council Drive has been gratifying. Many pledges have reflected recognition of the vital need for funds in this emergency year. At this point, it Would be easy to become complacent, to pal ourselves on the backs and slow down our efforts. But the job is not yet done! We have reached a crucial marlc in the campaign. A time that toukt spell out the difference between falling short or reaching the goal. Immigration to Israel is reaching a new high. The peo¬ ple of Israel cannot do the job alone in at>sorbing the thou¬ sands of immigrants. Local needs are growing too. t'unds are vitally needed to provide services for our aged, our youth and for those in need. To you, the contributor—Reach out and help your peo¬ ple. If you have not been contacted by a worker, mall your contribution now to the UJFC office, 40 S. Third St., or call CA. 1-5181. The sum you pledge can help locally, nation¬ ally, internationally. Your very pledge might mean a train ticket to a homeless Jew overseas. To you, the worker—Be sure your mission is complet¬ ed. Check your cards again to see if you have contacted every name on your list. Try once more to reach those you missed. The pledge you receive today will help. It might mean a glass of milk for a hungry Jewish child. The finish line Is in sight, but the race is not over. The last few yards can mean the difference between win¬ ning and losing. A final burst of enthusiasm and effort at thia time can mean more help to your fellow Jews. The time is short. The need is great. Let us redouble our efforts! ADL BOOK ON DISCRIMINATION Attorney General Robert P. Kennedy receives a copy of "Some of My Best Friends . . . ," a new tiook on prejudice and discrimination in the United States, from Benjamin R. Epstein, national director of the Antl-Defamatlon League of B'nai B'rith. Mr. Epstein is co-author of the book with Arnold Forster, the League's civil rights? director. "Some of My Best Friends ..." tells how discrimination against Jews and other minority groups operates in the fields of educa¬ tion, employment, housing, and many aspects of American social life to the detriment of the nation as a whole. The book, published by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, offers a variety of case.studies which show where discrimination exists, who is practicing it, and how. NEW HONOR CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED FOR PURCHASERS OF ISRAE BONDS The establishment of of import¬ ant new honor categories of Is¬ rael Bond purchasers to empha- aize the Importance of the cur¬ rent drive to mobilize financial resources for the development of the Negev desert region was an¬ nounced today by Dr. B. B. Cap¬ lan, chairman of the Columbus committee for State of Israel Bonds. "Israel's primary economic task In the immediate future," Dr. Caplan said, "Is the developmeht of the Negev, the southern half of the country, as a center of in¬ dustrialization and Iraroigrant settlement. During the coming decade, the south must duplicate the historic advances achieved by the northern part of the coun¬ try during the past eleven years with the aid of Israel Bonds. This assumes particular Importance In view of the present increaaed flow of immigration to Israel. "ISRAEI^S EVOREASED re- quiirementB for dievelopment funds, occasioned by the opening up ot the underdeveloped Negev as the new frontier of settlement, have evoked a readiness on the part of Israel Bond purchasers to set a higher level of participa¬ tion in the drive for 1982, which must achieve a goal of $68,600,- 000. This Is essenti<il if Israel is to be enabled to abso^ the immi¬ grants and move ahe^d with her program of economic develop¬ ment." Dr. Caplan Indicated that the new honor categories of Israel Bond purchasers for the "Year of the Negev" are: Negev IVustee—purchaser of $15,000 or more in Israel bonds, as compared with the usual level of $10,000 for Trustees. Negev Builder of Israel—pur¬ chaser of $4,500 or more tn Israel Bonds, representing the cost of a concrete housing unit. Th^ usual level of the Builder pur' chase is ?3,0O0. Negev Guardian (man) or Sponsor (woman) purchaser ot $1,500 or more in Israel Bonds, as compared with the usual level ot $1,000. "The establishment of theae new categories." Dr. Caplan said, "represents a response to Israel'b greatly eicpanded need for the development funds which Israel Bonds provide. During the cur¬ rent year, Israel must accelerate the growth ol every sector of her economy. She must make "major strides in opening the Negev set¬ tlement,, and providing the ex¬ panded economic structure need¬ ed to accomodate the Influx ot immigrants.. The leadership of the men and women who join the new Negev honor groups wiil play a key role in helping achieve the Israel Bond drive's goal for 1962 The World's Week Compiled From JTA Reports In Homo Augustin Cardinal Bea said that the Ecumeni¬ cal Coimcil, to be convened by Pope John XXIII next Octo¬ ber, Would probably discuss ways of removing from the Jews the stigma of "slayers of God." In Miami police sought perpetrators of an attempt to destroy a synagogue. Five sticks of dynamite attached to a lighted, nine-foot fuse were found on the lawn in front of Anshe Emes Congregation and the fuse was extinguished. '' In Tel Aviv the National Water Couficil of Israel gave , final approval today to the first stage of the national irri¬ gation plan to be completed in the winter of 1963-64. In lH>ndon it wag reported that King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia called on Palestinian Arabs to go to war against Israel and promised weajxjns and money to them for that purpose. In Washington five percent of top-ranking Federal officials named by the Kennedy Administration were re¬ ported to be Jewish in a survey conducted by Protestants and Other Americans United. Algerian Vice-Premier Mohammed Ben Bella denied that he would sent troops to fight Israel. Referring to the Cairo report of his alleged anti-Israeli statement, he said that he elegance" in New York City, has been charged by columnist Fulton Lewis, Jr., with implication in the deaths of lOO.OCX) Rumanian Jews during World War II. Sixty students, all Of them over the age of 60, received diplomas at the Yesiiiva University in New York, having completed a special Senior Citizens leadership training course. At tlie United Nations Miss Hava Harell, a member oftsraelVpet-manent delegation, was re-elected by the Social and Economic Council to a second term on the UN Technical Assistance Cominittee. Two Jewish scientists w^e among the recipients of the Ernest 0. LawTence Memorial Awards given by the National Science Foundation for contributions to the fields of nuclear science. They are Dr. Herbert Goldstein and Dr. Richard Feynman. Morris Swediow NEW PRESIDENT OF TIFERITH ISRAEL TO BE INSTALLED The annual Installation Ban- auet of Temple Tilfereth Israel will be held Sunday evening, May 6, at 8:30. Mopris Swediow, 182 S. Remington Rd., wiil be install¬ ed as president of the congrega¬ tion. Swediow has been an active member of the Temple since he first came to Columbus in 1947, having served the congregation as a member of every committee. He has served also as secretary of the Men's Club, secretary of the Temple, and first vice presi¬ dent of the congregation. In the community Swediow is known for lils active participa¬ tion in United Appeal campaigns and his support of the National Foundation. He is presently asso¬ ciate chairman of the Account¬ ant's Division of the l/nited Jew¬ ish Fund and Council, and he is a member of B'nai B'rith, hav¬ ing attained the position of sec¬ ond vice-president. Albert A^^ank, outgoing presi¬ dent, will report to the congrega- (contlnuad on pag* 4) 'JEWISH HOME BEAUTIFUL' TOUR TO SHOW HOUSES DECORATED FOR 4 MAJOR HOUDAYS Mrs. Arthur Westerman, chair¬ man, recently announced plans for the second annual tour of the Jewish Hotme Beautiful, sponsor¬ ed by the Sisterhood of Temple Tifereth larael. The tour will be held from 1 p.m. to S p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. Four homes, each decorated appropriately for one of the Jewish HoUdays, can be visited On the tour. This year's tour will include the homes of Mrs. Herbert Grossman, 400 N. Columibia Ave., the Chanukah Home; Mra. Rich¬ ard Grundsteln, 60 S. Drexel Ave., Shabbat Home; Mrs. Joseph Skil¬ ken, 405 S. Merkle Rd., Purira Home; and Mrs. Semford Topo¬ losky, 2722 Fair Ave., Rosh Has¬ hanah Home. A large committee of Sister¬ hood memlwrs Is working to as¬ sure the success of this event, proceeds from which Will be used for the building fund, completion, of tho new kitchen and beautifi- eation of Temple Tifereth Israel. Tickets, which are available to the entire community at $1.00 ^ach, will be on sale at Hepp's and Martin's Markets on May 10, 11, and 13. and on May 17, IS and 20. Mrs. Marvin Katz ia handling this sale. ' Other ticket sales will be made by Mrs. Allan Blalr and her com¬ mittee. Vloe-Chairmen are Mes¬ dames Joseph Baskin, Fred Levi, Marvin Katz, Irving Fireman and Joseph Venook. Ticket work¬ ers include Mesdames Sam Abramson, Leon Mark, Stanley Skilken, B. Lee Skilken, Kurt Hoffman, M. A. Krakoff, George Ornsteln, Sam Helman, Sanford Lester, Herbert Urell, Eric Baum, Charles Swerdlow, and Walter Abramson. Northslde Commilnlty ticket sales will be handled by Mrs. Jack Buloff. Tour hours have been extended until 6 pjn. this year to allow ample time for the entire tour. Because much time and effort is devoted to accurate and ap¬ propriate decoration of the liomes for each of the holidays, the tour tias proven to be of great inter¬ est to various members of the community throughout the city. "A gift of a ticket to a neighbor or school teacher would probably be a gracious thought," said Mrs. Sam Melton, ' tour co-chainmui, "since many of our non-Jewish neighbors enjoyed last year's tour very much." Mrs. Marvin Bonowitz and Mrs. Saul Wachs, under the guidance of Rabbi Natiian Zelizer, will l>e in charge of tbe rellerlous materl- al'4[iaed in the homes. The homes will be decorated by Mesdames Morris PaJne, Sam EUaemsteln, Marvin Gutter, Robert Hallet and BJugene Polster. Tickets for this tour may be obtained by calling any memiber of the Ticket Oommittee, Mrs. Allan Blair, Ticket Ghalrmaa, BB. &-9219, or the office of .'em- ple "Tifereth Israel. MANDRKORN NAMED MEMBERSHIP HEAD OF NAT. CONFERENCE Don Hurwitz, President of the National Conference of Jewish Oonmiunal Service, announced the appointment of Ben M. Man¬ delkorn, executive director of the United Jewish Fund and Coun¬ cil as national chairman of the membership committee. With this appointment Mr. ldAndelkor,n will also serve on the executive com¬ mittee of the national conference. The National Conference of Jewlah Communal Service Is the organization with which all Jew¬ ish communal services are affili¬ ated along with the professionai personnel associated with the various fields of service. The or¬ ganization and services associat¬ ed are the following: Jewish edu¬ cation, group and Jewlah center workers, community relations^ hospltala, hooles for aged, fami¬ ly seryioes, federations and wel¬ fare funds, vocational services. The National Conference will be held June 2-6 in Atlantic City.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1962-05-04|
|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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