Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1981-06-04, page 01
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,1 -■ I* i, !* "I*: r i» 2J[\\yy Ssf^ing Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 50 Years ^Jf^ LIBRARY, OHiO HISTORICAL SO-C^T^ 1983 VELMA AVE. COLS, 0, 43211 EXOH VOL.59 NO.23 JUNE4.1981-S1VAN2 CURACAO (JTA)—A year-long celebration to mark the 250th anniversary of the continuous use of the synagogue building of Congregation Mikve Israel-Emanuel began here on Passover, April 19, and will culminate in March, 1982, it was reported by L. Capriles, chairman of the 250th anniversary celebration committee, and J.S. Taytelbaum, president of the congregation. The Jewish community here was established 330 years ago. Both the synagogue and the congregation are the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. 0iI8@tsPr@e®d@nl NEW YORK (JTA)—ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training), for more than 100 years the Vocational and technical education program of the Jewish people, will make a precedent-setting entrance into the Jewish day school system of the United States by participating in the new Jewish High School of South Florida that will open its doors to students in September, 1981. Bond impl@y@03 Ratify AgrttfMf NEW YORK (JTA)—Some 500 professional and clerical employees of the Israel Bond Organization, who went on strike on May 14 here and at 70 regional offices throughout the country, last week ratified an agreement for a new two- -year contract which ended the two-week walkout. Both lay leaders and Jewish Center staff are working to make this year's Annual Meeting a special event. Shown are: (seated 1. to r.) Dena Handler, Chairpersons Judy Tenenbaum and David Milenthal, and Jack Gaiser; (standing 1. to r.) Sylvia Mellman, Marc Klynn, Carol Shkolnik, Claudia Rinkov, Bob Schachter, Harold Eisenstein and Steve Herz. Not pictured: Hal Tanenbaum and Nancy Fromson. Promises f § Be EntortahiiM "A combination of music, dialogue, slides and film will make this year's Annual Meeting of The Jewish Center an entertaining evening for the entire community," promises David Milenthal, who is co-chairing the event on Wednesday, June 17, at the Center. The program, beginning at 7:45 p.m., will feature the installation of officers and award presentations to honor outstanding Center people and programs of the past year. The use of multimedia will make the event nostalgic and enjoyable. The theme of this year's meeting deals with movement^ commemorating "One Hundred Years of Jewish Immigration (1881-1981)." The Jewish people has long been associated with move ment—movement toward freedom and a better life for themselves and their descendants. "Even- now, our New Jewish Center is being built behind our present building, and we are planning our move to a new facility which will serve the Jewish community of Columbus for many years to come," said Judy Tenenbaum, Annual Meeting co-chairperson. "On June 17, we will honor those who have made our current program year such a success and also look forward eagerly to our future in The New Jewish Center." All community members are encouraged to attend this year's Annual Meeting on June 17. For more information, contact Sylvia Mellman at 231-2731. WASHINGTON (JTA)- President Reagan summoned back to Washington last week his special Middle East envoy, Philip Habib, for consultations on the "progress" of -Habib's efforts to defuse the conflict over Lebanon. Habib, who saw the President after he arrived, is expected to return to the Mideast this week. Both Reagan and the State Department took pains to deny that Habib's mission had been a failure in the wake of reports Habib was returning after Saudi Arabia had failed in efforts to con-' vince Syria to accept the proposal to remove its SAM-6 anti-aircraft missiles from Lebanon in return for decreased Israeli reconnaissance flights. Habib had been in Jerusalem since a week ago Saturday, apparently waiting for an answer to the Saudi effort. ' Reagan said that Habib had done "a remarkable job" since having been sent _to the.Mideast. He noted that at the time when the veteran diplomat was summoned out of retirement to go to the area, it appeared that Israel and Syria "were on the verge of war and that has not happened." This view was echoed by the State Department. "When Ambassador Habib set out for the Middle East, it was widely believed that there was an imminent prospect of open conflict, open hostilities," David Passage, a State Department spokesman, said. "We have now gone three weeks without actual outbreak of widespread fighting." Passage stressed that "while it would probably be* premature to say the mission was a success, it certainly would be incorrect to say it was a failure." He also said that while the seriousness of the situation had not lessened, there has been a commitment from "all the principal leaders in the area" to go on record as being against armed conflict. The Department spokesman stressed that Habib's' mission was still continuing, since he had been called back to Washington only because the President wanted to consult with him. , Passage noted that Habib had "worked very hard" on his mission. Habib had made several trips between Beirut, Damascus and Jerusalem, and a side trip to Riyadh. Habib's mission will continue to be an effort to "bring about a return to normalcy," in the short range, Passage said. He explained that this meant defusing the threat of war. He said the long-range aim of the U.S. was, as Secretary of State Alexander Haig said, a return to the "status quo ante" as it has existed in Lebanon since 1976. ' While this was, not spelled out, Passage obviously was referring to the situation before the Syrian army attacked the Christian village of Zahle and took control of two strategic mountain tops in the Sannine mountain range. This was followed by the Israel Air Force shooting down two Syrian helicopters believed to be attacking a Christian village, which Syria then used as an excuse to move the SAM missiles into Lebanon. .Passage continued to maintain that Saudi Arabia has "played a helpful role" in the U.S. effort to defuse the situation in Lebanon. But he refused to comment on a statement by the Saudi_ Ambassador to Lebanon, who said Saudi Arabia backed the Syrians and the Palestinians in the Lebanese conflict. Meanwhile, in other Mideast-related developments, King Hussein of Jordan, who arrived last week in Moscow, said at a Kremlin dinner that he supports the Soviet proposal "for convening an international conference on the Middle East with the participation of the Palestine Liberation Organization as an equal partner with other sides." Soviet President Leonid (CONTINUED ON PAGE 16) NEW YORK (JTA)-Jew- ish community officials in Nashville, Tenn., report that law enforcement agencies are continuing in their efforts to find and prosecute 'members of the Ku Klux Klan .involved in an alleged attempt to plant dynamite at a local temple last week. A report by the Tennes- sean, Nashville's morning newspaper, said that meanwhile three persons arrested in the incident were members of the Ku Klux Klan. The newspaper said that at least seven other members were being sought in a conspiracy that included plans to bomb a number of pawn shops owned by Jews. The Tennessean identified the three arrested as Gladys Girgenti, about 50 years old, of nearby Madison; Charles Boyers, about 27, of Madison; and Robert Pranz, about 35, of Nashville. According to Jay Pilzer, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Nashville, three men were arrested by federal authorities as they drove their pickup truck onto the property of The Temple, a reform synagogue, in an alleged attempt to plant a bomb at the temple. Pilzer, in a phone interview with the Jewish, Tele-" graphic Agency, said that Nashville, with a Jewish community of about 3700, has not had a history of anti- Semitic incidents. Pilzer added that it was "actually just the opposite," and referred to the Jewish community as being "generally accepted." Morris Werthan, president of the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, in a statement to the JTA, said: "We find the threat of violence against any citizens of our community, the attempted attack on a Jewish house of worship, as contrary to all the traditions of our country. The manufacture and placement of- this explosive device posed a"' threat not "only to The Temple, but to the safety of all Nashvillians. The Jewish Federation appreciated the actions of law enforcement officials and are fully behind then- continued efforts to find and prosecute any who may be involved in these acts of hatred and violence." Terrorist ing Trained if Ihe PLO NEW YORK (JTA)-Ar- gentine authorities have broken up a local terrorist network that was trained by the Palestine Liberation Organization to assassinate high Argentine government officials, it was revealed here. According to the Latin American Affairs Department of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, two high Argentine military offi cials announced that the ring had been dissolved before it could carry out its death mission. Gen. Cristino Nicolaide, commander-in-chief of the Army's Third Division, and Col, Miguel Cabrera, chief of the division's intelligence unit, said the terrorists were trained in Lebanon by the PLO. The terrorists, these - (CONTINUED ON PAGE W The Festival of Shavuot is celebrated on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan (June 8 and 9). The biblical names for the festival are: "Hag Shavuot" ("Feast of Weeks") and "Yom ha- Bikkurim" ("The Day of the First Fruits"). This feast, one of the three pilgrim festivals, marked the end of the barley and beginning of the wheat harvest. Shavuot has few special rituals. In the synagogue, it is customary to read the Book of Ruth on Shavuot. Among the reasons given are: that the events recorded in Ruth took place at harvest time: and that Ruth's "conversion to Judaism is approp-iate reading for the festival which commemorates the giving of the Torah. In some medieval communities it was customary to introduce children to the Hebrew School on Shavuot. At this initiation ceremony the child, at the age of five, began to make his f iftt attempt at reading the Hebrew alphabet. He was then given cakes, honey and sweets "that the Torah might be swest on his lips." In many modern synagogues, the confirmation of older children takes place en Shavuot., It is a home custom to eat dairy products on Shavuot because the Torah is compared to milk and because the law of the first fruits is placed close to a law concerning milk.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1981-06-04|
|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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