Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1982-02-18, page 01
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HRONXCLE UB.AI.Y, OHIO H13T0K1CA, SOO^C, 1982 VELMA AVE. EX0H COLS. 0, 43«£U S[\\)7 Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community lor Over 50 Years ^Jf^ VOL.60 NO. 7 FEBRUARY 18,1982-SHE VAT 25 Devoted to Amorfcan and Jewish ideals. Reform Community To Celebrate Founders Day February 19 and 20 On Friday night, Feb. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 20, the Columbus Reform Jewish Community will mark Founders Day. This first? ever celebration commemorates the birth of Reform"" Judaism in the 18th Century. A special Community Service will be held at Temple Israel, 5419 E. Broad St., oh Friday at 8 p.m. and workshop sessions will be conducted at Congregation Beth Tikvah, 6121 Olentangy River Rd., Worthington, on Saturday. State Department Stresses That ORT Day Scheduled New York State's Governor Hugh L. Carey and New York City's Mayor Edward I. Koch have both issues proclamations declaring Wednesday, March 3 as "ORT Day 1982." Similar proclamations will be issued by governors and mayors throughout the length and breadth of the United States as 145,000 members of Women's American ORT in 1250 chapters from coast to coast prepare to launch the most intensive and widespread Spring Membership Campaign in their organization's history. Russian Jews Converting NEW YORK—Conversion to Christianity among Russian Jews newly arrived in America has become a problem which warrants the highest priority by the American Jewish Community, an Aliyah Center spokesman said recently. Efraim 'Tzal, director of the Israel Aliyah Center's Russian Department, said he was "shocked" when he witnessed conversion ceremonies last month for seven Russian Jews at a Manhat- • tan Orthodox Church. "I couldn't believe my eyes," Tzal said. "I wanted to stand up and shout: 'You left Russia to save your Jewishness. Another Jew languishes in Russia because you were released. Is this what saving a Jew means toyou?'." There In U. 'Definitely olioyTowa WASHINGTON (JTA)- The State Department stressed last week that "there definitely has not been" any change in U.S. policy toward Israel. "We remain committed to Israel'ssecurity and well being, as well as maintaining the best possible relations with other states in the Middle East," Department spokesman Dean Fischer said. Fischer made his 'state- - ment after saying he would not comment on reports that a senior official travelling with Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in the Rabbi David Hacheh Participating in this event will be the three Columbus. Reform Jewish Congregations: Temple Israel, Beth Tikvah and Beth Shalom. Rabbis Harvey S. Goldman, Robert D. Levy,- Jerome D. Folkman and Cantor Alane S. Katzew, Rabbi Anthony Holz and Marty. Eisenstein, and Rabbi Howard Apothaker and Linda'Schot- tenstein, Congregational Presidents Seyman Stern, Gilbert Nestel and James Dowell, of Congregations Temple Israel, Beth Tikvah and Beth Shalom, respectively, will conduct the worship service on Friday evening. Rabbi David Hachen, Director of the Northeast Area Council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations,, has been invited to deliver i!he sermon that evening. His topic will be "The Changing Reform Scene." On Saturday the Executive Boards of the three Congregations will meet to discuss common concerns and hopes for the coming year. This session, held at Beth Tikvah, will provide "brain-storming" time essential for continued growth' and cooperation. Founders Day Celebrations date back generations in'" Reform Judaism. It marks the birth of an American Jewish Movement and occurs near the birthday of • Isaac Mayer Wise, the ! ..;, (CONTINUED ON PAGES) B'nai B'rith Women Finalize Plans For Theatre Party, Celebrity Auction been donated by famous people for the auction.. For. example, a white dress -from Dyan Cannon, an auto- B'nai B'rith Women of Columbus will be sponsoring a Theater Party at the Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St., on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. This is one of the many fundraising, projects from which the profits go to the B'nai B'rith Children's Home in Israel, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, B'nai B'rith Youth Organizations, and the B'nai' B'rith Hillel Foundation. Members of all Columbus chapters, Avodah, Candlelight; Masada, Twin Rivers, and Zion, will be working to make this event a great success. The evening will begin with wine and cheese. Then the feature event, the movie "Singin' in the Rain" with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, will be viewed. The af fair will conclude with a Celebrity Auction conducted by Alex Kushkin as the auctioneer. Many different items have (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) i Flo Gurwin, President of BBW's Council, Jean Rob- bins and Alice Taub are shown (1. to r.) holding a dress donated by Dyan Cannon for the Theatre Party and Celebrity Auction scheduled for Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. at the Drexel Theatre. Jewish Family Service Confronts Vocational Problems The economy today dictates the need for education and career planning for youth and adults. Educational, employment and career counseling services can help clarify an individual's abilities; and goals. A Breakfast Hour was held on Jan. 19 at Jewish Family Service to discuss these issues and to identify how the Vocational Service Department of Jewish Family Service is helping and can help to confront these problems. Representatives from school districts, vocational-s technical-college programs, mental health centers, rehabilitation' facilities, and private psychologists were present, ; : ,., The meeting was success-5,! ml in bringing together the various professionals to discuss and learn about the benefits of career planning. Further efforts will be made to enlighten other community agencies of the diverse Jewish Family Service programs. f Further questions could be directed to the Vocational- Service Department of Jewish Family Service at 231-1890. Representatives from school districts, vocational- technical-college programs, mental health centers, rehabilitation facilities, and private psychologists meet with Jewish Family Service staff to learn about ; the diverse vocational services offered by the agency. * Middle East said the U.S. wanted to establish a more balanced relationship with Israel and the more moderate Arab states. The official was reported as saying'that this new relationship was reflected in the joint military planning group Weinberger set up with Saudi Arabia while visiting there last week and his efforts to establish a "similar group in talks in Oman. The official also pointed to this balance in connection with Weinberger's discussions in Jordan yesterday about the possibility of selling that country U.S. -Hawk antiaircraft missiles and possibly-F-16 jet fighters. (Political sources in Jerusalem said that Israel intends to make known to the U.S. its strong opposition to the increased sale of weapons to Arab countries, notably Jordan arid Saudi Arabia because of their effect on the balance of military power in the region and on the peace process. (Israel was also reported to be seeking clarification from the U.S. of the remarks attributed to a senior official travelling with Weinberger. Some media reports quoted the official as saying the U.S. intends to take a "tougher line" toward Israel. The description "senior official" was used by former Sectary of State Henry Kissinger to cover remarks he did not want attributed to himself. The Israelis want to find out if the "senior official" in this case was in fact Weinberger.) Weinberger was reportedly trying to get Jordan to drop its agreement to purchase' Soviet anti-aircraft missiles. Fischer said that the Defense Secretary was not negotiating with the Jordanians on arms sales but only exploring the possibility. He denied there - , were any differences between Weinberger and Secretary of State Alexander Haig on this issue and stressed that Haig had been "apprised" of what Weinberger was trying to accomplish on his Middle East trip. With respect to the sale of Hawk missiles and F-16s to Jordan, Fischer stressed that no decisions have been (CONTINUED ON PAGE 5) Poetess Dr. Ada Aharoni To Speak At Tzavta Club The Tzavta Club and the Zionist Institute announce that the third lecture of the third session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the home of Elaine and Irv Edison at 3181E. Broad St., and their guest will be Dr. Ada Aharoni, Irael's Egyptian- born "Poet of Peace." Dr. Ada Aharoni is a senior lecturer in English literature at the University of Haifa and is at present visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Born into a Jewish family in Egypt in 1934, Aharoni spoke French at home, Arabic on the streets and English in school. In 1949, her family was forced out of Egypt and fled to France. Aharoni stayed there only a year until she emigrated to Israel in.1950,.. Professor Aharoni holds a Ph.D. in Literature from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1975) on "The development of Saul Bellow's Art" and a Master's in Philosophy from London University (1967). Professor Aharoni has taught literature at Haifa •University and the Technioni and is co-editor of Voices, a poetry magazine in Israel. Professpr Aharoni has published four poetry collec* tions: Whispered Thoughts, Poems from Israel, Poems from Israel and Other Poems, From the Pyramids to Mount Carmel. A new; poetry book on Shin Shalom1 has just appeared. As a young girl growing up in Cairo, her closest friend was a Moslem girl named Kadreya. Parted from her friend for more than .30 years, it is nevertheless to Kadreya that many of her poems are addressed. She sent "Letter to Kadreya" to Jehan Sadat in 1975. When she was presened to Egypt's First Lady last year, she asked her why she had never replied. "It was too early" Mrs. Sadat answered, "But it did influence us, and we took it to heart." All Tzavta members and interested people from the community are invited to attend this meeting. For more information, call David Edison, president of Tzavta, at 231-0287 or Aharon Yaffe at •237-7686.« !? "
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1982-02-18|
|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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