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OfflOJE^ 3fO^ Serving Columbus, Dayton, Central and SouTh Vol, 41, No. 17 Friday, April 26, 1963 — 2 lyar, S723 His.! :.\> Is \\y)l\] M 39 Osvetod to Amtriean •nd Jcwifh ld««li Izhak Ben-Zvi Dies After Long Illness Practically on the eve of the date of Independence of the nation he helped re-create, Izhak Ben-Zvi, Zionist pioneer and Israeli president since 1952, died this weelc after a long illness. Israel's second president had been ill with stomach cancer which spread to his liver and other organs. His condition de¬ clined steadily in recent weelcs and he was unconscious for most of the last 24 hours of his life. HE DIED at his home in Jeru¬ salem with his wife and family around him. Premier David Ben- Gurion, the president's closest friend, called at the home Monday night and spent some moments at the bedside. A Hebrew Bible was under the dying man's piilOw when Ws per¬ sonal physician, Dr. Meir ^gan-Co- hen said, "The president has pass¬ ed away." Those present jointly uttered the holiest Hebrew prayer which begins, "Shma Ylsrael," meaning "Hear 0 Israel." FESTIVITIES Apr. 29 marking Israel's 15th year of independence were expected to be revised or postponed. His successor will be chosen by the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in a secret ballot. Ben-Zvi succeeded Israel's first Suile Harand SULIE HARAND WIU SING MUSICAL FOR GOAL PLATE DINNER Sulie Harand, well-known singing actress, will present a music-drama program featuring musical excerpts from the Broadway hit, "Milk and Honey," for Temple Israel Sister¬ hood's annual Goal" Plate Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8, at 12 noon. Mrs. James Freident)erg and her luncheon-catering circle are plan¬ ning a delicious luncheon for the guests. The decorating circle, headed by Mrs. Seymour Weil, is planning a gay and colorful display. Assisting Mrs. Weil will be Mrs. Daniel Aber¬ man, Mrs. Jesse Eisen and Mrs. George Goldberg. All those attending have pledged a minimum ot $1.0 or more. This annual fund raising affair is under the chairmanship of Mrs. Sam Levine. president, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, in 1952. With Ben-Gurion and Weiz¬ mann he had played a major role in the building of the new Jewish state. IN HIS NON-PARTISAN post as president he shunned the spotlight. Earlier he had been an active fighter for Israel and lost a son in the Arba-Israeli warfare in 1948. He was re-elected to a third five- year term last October. Izhak Ben-Zvi was bom in Pol¬ tava. Ukraine, Russia, in 1884. The son of a prosperous businessman and an ardent Zionist, he had been imbued from early childhood with a profound devotion to the Zionist movement. He received his pri¬ mary education at a traditional He brew school — Heder Metukan — and at the govemment tiigh school of Poltava. After studying at the University of Kiev — natural sci¬ ences — he visited Palestine in 1904 to see for liimself the achieve¬ ments of the early Zionist pioneers. ON HIS RETURN to Russia, Ben- Zvi became one of the founders of the Zionist Laixir Movement there. During the Russian pogroms, after the defeat ot Russia in the Japan¬ ese War in 1905, he was one of the organizers and leaders of the Jew¬ ish self-defense movement. As a re¬ sult, he and his family were put on the Czarist blacklist. His father was deported to Siberia, and Ben- Zvi himself succeeded in escaping abroad. He travelled through Ger¬ many and Switzerland, winning ad¬ herents for the Zionist cause. In 1907, he settled in Palestine where he soon established himself as one of the outstanding person alities with such leading figures as David Ben-Gurion and Joseph Sprin zak. He was one of the founders of the "Hashomer," the first Jew¬ ish self-defense organization in Pale¬ stine wliich, after World War I, de veloped into the Haganah. He at¬ tended the ionist Congressin the Hague in 1908 as a representative of the Palestine Labor Movement, and had been a delegate to all the (eontlnutd on pag* 4) Chronicling The News Editorial 2 Our Teen Scene 5 Society 6, 7 Synagogues 8 Shopping Guide 8 Sports : 9, 10 Elntertainment 12 TORAH DAY PREPARATION Pictured above with Rabbi David Stavsky are members of the Beth Jacob Congregation involved in a study of the Torah In preparation for the synagogue's third annual Torah Day on May 5. They are (left to right, standing): William Bless, Rabbi Stavsky and Nate Lessem. (Seated): Joe Les¬ sem, Mike Roth and Mrs. William Bless. Not present but who will be participating on Torah Day are Steve Broidy, Mrs. Irving Gutter and Avie Waxman. (Story on page ,3.) GHETTO FIGHTERS HONORED The World's Week CoRlpitad from JTA Reports In Warsaw, the three-day observance of the 20th anni¬ versary of the Jewish uprising in, the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazo army opened at an impressive ceremony by Prime Minister Josef Cyrankiewicz and concluded with most of the delegations from abroad proceeding to the sites of the former Nazi death camps in Auschwitz and Treblinka, where hundreds of thousands of Jews were gassed. In New York, an anonymous "bomb threat did not pre¬ vent the observance of the 20th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising at Carnegie Hall. The commemoration was sponsored by .30 naUonal. and local Jewish organizations under the chairmanship of former Senator Herbert H. Leh¬ man. In Buenos Aires, a record turnout of more than 20,000 people packed the Lima Park Stadiuim here for a War.saw Ghetto uprising commemoration and heard a warning from an Argentine Jewish leader that 20 years after that revolt "a sick spirit paralyzes humanity, fabricating a smoke screen over the neo-Nazi groups which sprout internationally." The warning was delivered by Dr. Isaac Goldenberg, president of the DAIA, central representative body of Ar¬ gentine Jewry, which arranged tho commemoration. So filled was the stadium that thousands of Jews who sought admittance had to be turned away for lack of room. In JerusaJem, Israel launched its official commemora¬ tion of the 20th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto revolt with the blowing of sirens for two minutes during which all Israeli activity was halted and virtually the entire Jew¬ ish population ,of the country .s-tood silent, head bowed. In Montreal, it was reported that Jews throughout Can¬ ada joined by some non-Jewi; held many services this week¬ end in various parts of the country honoring the martyrs of the Warsaw Ghetto and recalling the bravery of those who fought the fatal battle in the Ghetto. In Frankfurt, it was noted that Jewish communities in various parts of West Germany held ceremonies marking the observance of the 20th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Guest speaker at a commemorative event in Frankfurt was Dr. UriNaor, Israel's Consul General in Zurich, Switzerland, while Rabbi I. E. Lichtigfeld addressed meetings in Frankfurt and Munich. • In Brussels, a Belgian delegation which was .scheduled to leave for Poland to participate in ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, had to cancel the trip because the gi-oup was not granted visa.s by the Polish government. Hardships Faced By Jews In Marseilles The American Joint Distribution Committee has recently reported that private welfare agencies in France face a for¬ midable relief problem when the cutoff on special goverrunent grants to Algerian repatriates goes Into effect July 1, Charles H, Jordan, director-general announced. Jordan, who is also chairman of the governing Ijoard of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies, based his state¬ ment on a report just received from the JDC representative in Mar¬ seilles citing that critical housing shortages in France and the diffi¬ culties of fitting the Algerian new¬ comers into the existing French em¬ ployment pattern are the cWef fac¬ tors impeding their resetllement. JEWISH WELFARE programs in France are administered by the Fonds Social Juif Unifie, and are financed jointly with. JDC, which receives its major support from the United Jewish Appeal. Earlier this year, the two agencies set up a bud¬ get of $5,000,000 tor 1963, a sum that will prove far from sufficient in view of present developments, 'Jor¬ dan said. Quoting figures gathered from the National Employment Service, the Marseilles Housing Administra¬ tion and delegations from organi¬ zations ot repatriates, the report states that in Marseilles alone there are 14,000 "applications ot em¬ ployment from repatriates who have no job qualifications wKaigaf-' ever. There are 80,000 for the entire country. OF THE 14,000 in MarseUles, 5,000 are from women who are heads of families and who have never work¬ ed before. Sixty per cent of these applicants are seeking jobs in the clerical and retail selling fields, no¬ toriously low-paid occupations. The housing situation iri Mar¬ seilles is critical, Jordan said. Ap¬ proximately 4,000 units will be available for repatriates this year, but these are earmarked for people with jobs, and there are 13,000 ap¬ plicants for permanent housing in the Marseilles area who are still without work. FAR FROM bringing to an end thp problem of the Algerian re¬ patriates in France, the cutoff date of July 1 may well bring vastly larger burdens to voluntary wel¬ fare agencies, Jordan said. (eontlnutd on p«ga 4) SPECIAL PROGRAM TO MARK ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF UJA AT JEWISH CENTER Leon and Alvin Schottenstein, co-chairmen of the United Jewish Fund and Council's observance of the United Jewish Appeal's 25th Anniversary Celebration, have aimounced the plans for the special program which will be held as a part of the formal campaign closing on Thursday. May 2, at The Jew¬ ish Center. Part of the evening will give historic recognition to the 25 years ot human lite-saving of the sent a musical skit entitled "The Magic Wand;" a campaign parody of Cinderella, This presentation has received much acclaim during the campaign period wherever it has been presented. The Young Ma- trans have accepted the responsi¬ bility tor planning the refreshments and social hour which will follow this formal campaign closing meet¬ ing. As previously announced, James A. Rhodes, the Governor of Ohio, will be making a special proclama¬ tion commemorating the 25th An¬ niversary of the United Jewish Ap¬ peal, recalling the massive humani¬ tarian acliievements of American Jews in saving and rebuilding lives during this past quarter of a cen¬ tury. The presence of the Governor for this historic purpose gives added meaning during the coming weeks in which every campaign section is making its final efforts to complete their community wide solicitation. The program of this closing meet¬ ing rests in great part upon these intensive efforts of all campaigners during this period. The public is invited to attend ttiis function. United Jewish Appeal. Special hon¬ or will also be paid to the 1963 Cam¬ paign leadership and workers. Primo attention will be given to the ions campaigners who have played a vital role in obtaining the 1963 campaign results. Dr. Akiba Kohane, Joint Distri¬ bution Committee representative of Poland and director of its recon¬ struction department, will be the guest speaker. HERMAN M. KATZ, general campaign chairman, indicated each section chairman in the campaign will be called upon to report for his section. The section reports will represent the total achievement of the seven major divisions. Appro¬ priate awards will then be distri¬ buted by the division chairmen to all the campaigners who have work¬ ed in this community effort. Leon and Alvin Schottenstein, co- chairmen tor the evening, have also revealed that special honor will be made to Robert W, Schiff for his outstanding devotion ,and support of the United Jewish Xppeal since 1939. A specially struck medallion designed in Israel will be presented to Schiff during the evening. THE YOUNG MATRONS will pre- Independence Day Message By Prime Minister Ben-Gurion JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Israel Prime Minister David Ben-Giu-ion issued through the Jewish Tele¬ graphic Agency the following 'In¬ dependence Day' message: "As we prepare to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary ot the re- establishment of-^rael's indepen¬ dence in the ancient homeland, we look back upon a decade and a half of many gratifying acWevementa and look forward to a period of new opportunities but momentous challenges and grave perils. "This year we recall the memory ot tliose early pioneers who .80 years ago, fired by fhe age-old Messlanl9 vision, braved hazards and hardships barely conceivable today, to establish the foundations for the resurgent Jewish Stale by building the first agricultural settle¬ ment In our desolate country. "We have covered a long road since that day in May 1948, when, in the midst of an invasion by six Arab armies, the State of Israel was resuscitated after nearly two thousand years of exile and servi¬ tude. "We are building an Independent nation, which earns Its livelihood In field and factory. In the air and on the seas, and Is recreating our great Hebrew heritage. We have established a modern educational netwArk, from kindergarten to University, with a school population this year ol 650,000 - as many as the number of Jews in the country on Ihe day our Independence was proclaimed. "Tha work of our scientists and scholars, artists and musicians, has won worldwide acclaim. Statesmen from all the continents, especially from the developing nations of Af rIca, Asia and Latin America, come to study our efforts to modernize industry and agriculture, foster science and research, and develop new social pattarns founded on freedom. Justice and cooperation. "We remember with pride and grief the flower of our youth who gave their lives In fhe War of In¬ dependence so fhat Israel might live; we are confident fhat our cit¬ izen army of foday - no unworthy successors - will manfully play fheir part In our endeavors fo keep the peace. "We have taken In over a mil¬ lion Jews from a hundred different countries, many of Ihem oppressed. Impoverished and - through no fault of their own - uneducated, taught them modern skills and techniques, and Introduced them to our literary and cultural heri¬ tage. "The entire Jewish people throughout the world - but tor an insignificant minority - has "ral¬ lied round the State ot Israel with love and devotion, and stands by our side, today as in years gone by, ready to help in the work we are doing as the vanguard ot Jew¬ ry, "But it would be dangerous folly to imagine that we have reached journey's end. Our real task is only beginning; the dangers ahead may be even greater than those we have successfully surmounted. "Hundreds of thousands of Jews wish to join their people in Israel, but are not permitted to leave the countries where they live; one day - we are confident - the gates of de¬ parture will be 0[Jened, and we must be ready to welcome them" home. "On all our borders, except fhe Mediterranean shore, we are sur¬ rounded by hostile States, which malce no secret of their determin¬ ation to malce one more attempt lo destroy us as soon as they feel strong enough to try. Our neighbors receive plentiful supplies of fhe modern land, sea and air weapons at little or no cost, and we have fo strain our resources fo keep pace. "Only it our spirit and our de¬ fenses are strong will our enemies recoil from the hazards involved in attacking us; only our continued internal strength can guarantee continued peace. "We must devote an Increasing share of our resources to closing Ihe educational and cultural gap between veferans and newcomers from poor, uneducated, oppressed countries. "Although we now grow three- quarters of our own food, manu¬ facture many products that were previously imported, and export ten times as much as in 1949, there is still a large adverse trade bal¬ ance, and we must work hard and well to acliieve economic indepen¬ dence. * "With confidence In fhe energies of our people and Ihe continued devotion and support of Jews every¬ where, we go forward to meet the challenges of the next decade, so that when we come to celebrate our semi-Jubilee we may see Israel strong, free, prosperous and at peace, a source of pride to all Jewry and a light unto the nat¬ ions.''
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1963-04-26|
|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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