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2rO^ Serving Columbus, Dayton, Central and Southwestern Ohio fflAR VoL 42, No. 43 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1964 — 10 CHESHVAN, 5725 39 °:Tf.:it7s:!r Statement Issued By Jewish Leaders New York (JTA)—Leaders of major national and Inter¬ national Jewish organizations Issued a joLht "Statement to the Jewish Community" this week expressing the hope that the Ecuir.enical Council, now In session In Rome, would act to "contribute to the effective elimination of anti-Semitism and all sources of bigotry and prejudice" for a "better understanding among all peoples." The joint statement resulted from a series of consultations among the Jewish leaders, who analyzed the debate in the Ecumenical Ckjuncil at the Vatican on proposals for a declaration ^on relations between the Catholic Church and the Jewish people. The statement stated that, while "the ever increasing contact be¬ tween peoples in the modem world ha.9 created new dimensions in human relations which Jews have welcomed and in which they have fully participated," the Jew now, no less than in the past" "remains steadfast in his historic commit¬ ment, determined to perserve his faith and heritage." The joint statement noted that the Ecumenical Council was "a convocation of the religiotis leader¬ ship of the Catholic Church, con¬ cerned with the problem ot CJiri.<tt- ian unity and the definition of Catholic religious doctrine" and it would therefore "be improper for the Jewish community, which is not a part ot Christianity or its iEcumenical movement, to offer suggestions concerning religious doctrine to this Council. "However, the Jewish leaders continued, " it is to be hoped that the final determination of the Coun¬ cil will contribute to the effective elimination of anti-Semitism and all sources of bigotry and pre¬ judice and will lead to better under¬ standing among all peoples." The Jewish organizations partici¬ pating in the deliberations, which led to the joint statement. under the chairmanship of Label A. Katz; president of B'nai B'rith were: the American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, B'nai B'rith, Canadian Jewish Congress, America, Rabbinical Council of America, Union of American He¬ brew Congregations, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations ot America, United Synagogues of America, World Jewish (ingress, Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Jewish War Vet¬ erans of the United States. The leaders said that the Jewish organizations on five continents affiliated with the World Confer¬ ence of Jewish Organizations which initiated the consultations in New York, would publish the same statement simultaneously in their communities. Immigration Group Challenges Miller's Charges On Laws New York, (jTA)—The American Immigration and Citizenship Con¬ ference strongly criticized this week remarks made by Rep. William E. Miller the Republican vice- presidential nominee, on proposed national immigration law revisions. The nominee's comments were challenged in a letter signed by some 40 religious, welfare, labor and other groups interested jn immigration and refugee problems. The letter also expressed regret thaf "immigration is being made a partisan issue." The nominee said in South Bend, Indiana that proposed revisions would "open the flood gates for virtually any and all who would wish to come and find work in this country" and would "com¬ pletely abolish our selective sys¬ tem" of accepting immigrants. The letter said that the proposed changes would still require immi¬ grants to "pass the rigid selective Jewish Labor Committee, National admission requirements" of the Community Relations Advisory present law and that the "one Council, Rabbinical Assembly f (continued on page 4) 'A HEAVENLY EVENING' THEME FOR TORAH ACADEMY DINNER; COMEDIAN FEATURED "A Heavenly Evenlr.-" is the theme for the fourth annual Torah Academy Dinner, to be presented Sunday, Nov. 8. The seated dinner will be held in tlie Columbus Plaza Hotel, in the Saturn and Jupiter ballrooms. The French cuisine, prepared by the Plaza chefs, under strict kashruth supervision, will Include complementary delicacies and wines. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Doctor Leo Jung will pre¬ sent the keynote address. As author of many books and scholarly writ¬ ings. Rabbi Jung is highly res¬ pected in all circles of Jewish higher education. On the lighter side of the pro¬ gram, the arrangements committee announces the appearance of Mr. Van Harrif Van Harris. Although tfie name is new to most people in the Columbus area, Van is recognized as a fast rising young comic. Harris has appeared at the Cat- skill Mountain resorts for several years, including regular engage¬ ments at the Concord Hotel. Recently completing a 42 week consecutive engagement on local New York television for a national sponsor, Van Harris was reviewed by a New York columnist as "a rapidly developing top-flight come¬ dian. His routine is new, different and fabulous. Not once in hist^ntlre repertoire did we recognize an old joke or hear undertones of someone else's material. And the material was clean. Harris finds much of his material in mothers-in-law, pre¬ cocious children, clubs and organ¬ izations." ^ Tickets may be purchased through any Torah Academy parent or staff member. Reservations co- chairmen are Mrs. Charles Young. BE. 5-2190, Mrs. Martin Green¬ berg, BE. 5-3638 and Mrs. PhilUp Gurwin, BE. 7-2288. Tickets are ISO per couple, for silver - reser¬ vations and $100 per couple for gold ticket reservations. N.Y. TIMES PREDICTS STRONG JEWISH VOTE FOR JOHNSON New York, (JTA)—Samplings of opinion among a wide variety of Jewish Spokesmen and political eioperts indicate that President John.son will receive overwhelming Jewish support in the November dleotion, the New York "Kmes reported this week. The report said that the Presi¬ dent showed reporters at the Demo¬ cratic National Convention last month a poll stating he could expect the support of 97 per cent of Jewish voters. The Times story quoted Jewish organization leaders, rabbis, writers, and party leaders and workers as sustaining the est¬ imates of the preponderant Jewish voter support for the Johnson- Humphrey ticket. The report quoted most obser¬ vers as believing that it would take a miracle or a vast change in world events for Sen. Barry (Jold- water, the Republican nominee, to get even half of the 15 per cent of the Jewish vote which Richard Nixon was estimated to have re¬ ceived as the Republican nominee in 1960 against the late President John F. Kennedy. The Times report said that his¬ torically, Jews have voted consis¬ tently Democratic in national elec¬ tions and Jewish support of Presi¬ dent Johnson is no surprise. What is surprising, the Times reported is the size of the support and its vitality. Among Jewish voters sampled, the sup>port for Sen. Goldwater of racial rightwirig ^oups, some of whose members have also been engaged in anti-Semitic activities, was frequently cited. There is also reported resent¬ ment at the description of the Sen¬ ator as "half-Jewish" h)ecause this assumes that Jewishness is a racial rather than cultural and reUgious factor, the Times repprted. Abe I. Yenkin Is Selected President of UJFC For 64-65 Over 200 members of the members of the Columbus Jewish community were in attendance at the sixth annual dinner meeting of the United Jewish Fund and Council on Simday evening, Oct. 11, at Winding Hollow Country Club. Abe I. Yenkin was elected president of the United Jewish Fund and Council for the year 1964-G5. Vice presidents elected at the meeting include Charles Goldsmith, Herman M. Katz ¦hnd Aaron Zacks. Samuel M. Mel¬ ton will Jack S. serve as treasurer and Resler as secretary. 'Mr, Yenkin is a past president of the Jewish Center and the Jewish Family Service and a former Gen¬ eral Campaign chairman. He is currently treasurer of the Agudas' Achim Congregation and a member of the National Council of the JDC. He has been active in many phases of Jewish education.. In his acceptance address, Mr. Yenkin stated that his aim is "to continue to caiTy forward the aims of the UJFC to develop and streng¬ then a secure Jewish community." In addition he' stated that he would W()rk to "strengthen the cur¬ rent services of the Fund and launch new services which would further aid in making Columbus Dr. Ellis RIvkIn CRUCIFIXION TOPIC FOR HILia FORUM ON OCTOBER 18 Dr. Ellis Rivkin, Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew Union College — Jewish' Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, will be the lecturer at the October 18 HUlel Sunday Evening Forum. He will discuss "An Historical View of the Crucifixion." The sut>- ject is particularly pertinent in view ot the current discussions ot the Vatican Council dealing with the supposed blame of the Jews for the crucifixion. Dr. Rivkin is a former member of the histoi-y department at Joims Hopkins University and is an author and lecturer of national repute. The lecture is open to the public without charge. Rabbi I-lai-ry Kaplan will be the speaker at the Hillel Sunday brunch (jctober 18 at 11 a.m. He will review Carl Hermann Voss's book, "The Rabbi and the Minister." War Crimes Lawyer Attacked For Saying Hitler Was Innocent Bonn, (JTA)—The assertion by a war crimes defense attorney, Gerd Heinecke. that Hitler had been atwve the law and therefore without guilt in the Nazi wartime slaughter of millions of Jews touched off a storm of protest this week in West Germany. Heinecke made the statement at a Hannover court trial of five former Nazis charged with partici¬ pating in tho massacre of 7,000 Jews in Polish Vlodawa. He asser¬ ted that Hitler believed he was fulfilling a "saa'ed mission" in the destruction of European Jewry and that those who carried out his oi-ders for such killings were not guilty of murder. The official presS service of the Social Democrats the nation's sec¬ ond largest' party, demanded an investigation by the West GeiTnan Bar Association of the attorney. Heifiz Galinski, head of West Berlin's Jewish community and a survivor of Auschwitz, said all who believed in democracy "must take a stand against this infamous statement, this outspoken defense of murder." he added that if West German leaders "remain silent, they should not be surprised at what happens in the future." Justice Ministry officials in Lower Saxony, where Hannover is located, also dissented. They said that the systematic annihilation of racial and national groups by the Nazis was murder, as ruled by niany West German courts, and that those who took part in them could l>e tried for complicity in such killings. A spokesman for the Bar As^ggia- Uon said that defense lawyers could property uje all legal means to defend clients but that if Heinecke had used the court "to publicize his own political views, then he has grossly misused his position." Kurt Rizor, another defense at¬ torney repudiated Heincke's state¬ ments for himself and other defense lawyers, saying "we accept his good will and good intent but we dissociate ourselves from his argu¬ ment.';." Adf'ing that he and the other defense attorneys ijelieved the five fonner Nazis should be acquitted for other reasons, he said he and the other attorneys "reject the idea of twisting patent injustice lo its very opposite by applying for malistic, judicial means." a strong community." Members of the board of trustees who were elected for a three year term include: Dr. B. W. Abramson, Millard Cummins, Mark D. Feink¬ nopf. Louis J. Krakoff, Samiiel M. Melton, Lawrence D. Schaffer,' Mrs. William Schiff, Harold Schot¬ tenstein, Leon Schottenstein, Abe A. Wobnan, Ben A. Yenkin, .^aron Zacks and Mrs. Aaron Zacks. To fill unexpired terms of mem- bers-at-large on the board of trus¬ tees are David Madison, David Levinson, Robert Aronson and Sol D. Zell. Sigmund Ornstein was elected as an honorary member of the board of trustees. Elected to the campaign organ¬ ization, with the term ending in 1965, were Edward EJIman, William Glick, Mrs. Raymond Kahn, Tom Kaplin, Jr., Mrs. Louis J. Krakoff, Louis M. Levin, David Levison, Ben Lurie, Edward Schlezinger. Mrs. Leon Schottenstein, Harry Schwartz and Hy Weinberg.' Representing the Council of Or¬ ganizations with terms ending in 1965 wUl be: Marvin Glassman, Allen Gundersheimer, Sr., Arthur Katz, Myer Mellman, Samuel Schlonsky, Howard Schoenbaum, Ernest Stem, Morris Swedlow, Isa¬ dore Topper, William Wasserstrom, Herbert Wise and Mrs. Bernard Abe I. Yenkin Yenkin. Harry Schwartz was elected as chairman of the Council of Organ¬ izations. Mr. Abe I. Yenkin, newly elected president, made the following ap¬ pointments for the United Jewish Fund Campaign for 1965: co-chair¬ men of Juniors, Suzanne Fine and Joel Seiferas; chairman of Young Men, (Jerald Friedman; chairman ot Young Matrons, Mrs. Jack Wal¬ lick; co-chairman, Mrs. B. Lee Skilken; chairman of Women's Division, Mrs. Raymond Kahn; co- chairman, Mrs. Milton Frledmanr chairman of Advance Gifts, Wil¬ liam Gliek; chairman of Trades^ and Professions, Harry Schwartz; General Campaign chairman, Ed¬ ward Schlesinger. MARVIN GLASSMAN CHOSEN FOR SECOND TERM AS PRESIDENT OF FAMILY SERVICE Election of officers for 1964-65 will be one of the prime events at the annual dinner meeting of the Jewish Family Serv¬ ice, to be held Wednesday evening, Oot. 28 at 6 p.m. The affair, which will mark 57 years of service to the Jewish community of Columbus, will take place at Ilonka's Provincial House, 4040 E. Broad St. Named as president for a second term is Marvin Glassman. Others named by the nominating committee, headed by Abe Wolman, are: vice-president, William Glick; seci'ctary, Mrs. Joseph Horchow; treasurer, Carl Mellman. JVominees for three year terms on the board of 'trustees are: Dr. Jerome Folkman, Dr. Robert Goldberg, Mrs. Joseph HorChow, Carl Mellman, Dr. Milton Levitin, Herman Katz, Mrs. Joseph Kass, Adolph Sommer and Mrs. Louis Krakoff. Nominated to fill an un¬ expired one-year board position is Mrs. Leon Schottenstein. Other members of the nomina¬ ting committee are Mrs. 'Morris Paine, Dr. Malcolm Robbins, Will¬ iam Glick, Mrs. Bernard Yenkin and Robert Shamansky. Principal speaker for the evening will -be Charles I. Schottland, dean of the Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies at I Brandeis University. | Marvin Glassman, president of Jewish Family Service, will pre¬ sent a brief report indicating high- ights of the past year and plans for the future. Chronicling The News Editorial 2 Society 6, 7 Synagogues 8 Shopping Guide 8 Sports 9, 10 Real Estate 10 Teen Scene 11 Entertainment 12 Marvin Glassman Executive director, Ben Mandel¬ korn, wiil make a brief report on professional aspects ot the agency's operation. Plans have been tentatively made to honor several volunteer workers who have worked for the agency with clients over the past year. Recognition of volunteer workers will highlight the agency's need Ifor well-trained and committed volunteers to free the pixjfessional staff for other vital tasks. Volunteers are needed for work in some of the following areas: friendly visits to the aged and the chronically ill who are home^bound; serving as big brother or sister to children of broken homes, bringing the personal touch which augments professional counselling.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1964-10-16|
|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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