Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1986-11-20, page 01
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Ul BRAKY, 1 902VELMA AVE:. 43211 OHIO HISTORICAL. 30C4*^X' EXCH lit* if ■ Temple Leaders Recently Elected To UAHC Board Ernest Stern, past president of Temple Israel and a leader in the Jewish and general community, was elected to the Union of American He- brew Congregations (UAHC) National Board of Trustees at the recently concluded UAHC Regional Biennial held in Detroit. U.S. Arms-To-lran Disclosures To Alter Case Against Israelis MEW YORK (JTA) - The Justice Department will review the case of four Israelis charged here with conspiracy to sell American weapons to Iran to determine if their action was part of a covert operation by the U.S. government, a spokesman said. The Department, which is prosecuting the case, will prepare arguments that will incorporate the recent revelations about the U.S. government's role in arms sales to Iran, according to John Russell, a Justice Depart-, ment spokesman. The four were indicted in April on charges of conspiracy to resell to Iran some $2.5 billion worth of surplus American military Ernest Stern Stern follows Sidney Blatt', also past president of Temple Israel, who served on the UAHC National Board for two three-year terms and who remains on the Regional Board. Also at the meeting, two more Temple Israel leaders were elected to the UAHC Regional Board. Ray Wells, immediate past president of the Temple, was elected to the UAHC Regional Board of Trustees and Bunny Cowall, past president of the Temple's Sisterhood and a member of the Board of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, was re-elected totheboard, UAHC is the central organization serving nearly 800 Reform congregations in North America. Columbus Jewish Foundation Awards Grants William L. Glick, chairman of the Columbus Jewish Foundation's Grant Commit: tee, has announced the approval, on Oct. 14, of three grants requests. Recipients of these special allocations are: . • House of Tradition-Purchase of a Van: To be located in and around The Ohio State University, providing programs and materials leading to contacts with Jewish students. This van will also be made available to the Ohio State University Hillel Foundation and other organiza- tins.' . • ,.;. The Foundation grant will help enable this vehicle to be purchased. Matching funds and other grant sources will 'New Blood1 Necessary To Keep Jewish Community Drive Going "New blood" is needed to keep the Jewish Community Blood Drive going. The percentage of donors in the 21-40 age group is the lowest among all the blood drives in central Ohio. This season's drive is on Dec. 24, from 12-6 p.m. at the Leo Yassenoff ii iiiiiiMiiiiiiii!iii'iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin,ii'i''''|jV,i'iii; »t. A-»'*:■<-'A '^Ar> -,< "J-i M0iW0^W^ny-Air^'r -0 Clasiilfi^*'-^'* *t *i »* ./i'.Ar-tti Editorial F^tqreS'.,; *'.;■. *- '*% W$aS\Wa$$i'%y. i Yt <a* * *x '■"' * - - '*- "■**"*■■■••• -<Ji» 10 8 ^'■ijufiHiinmii,. P^ti^kH^'-A,Uc.'tA'Ai\t„.\-41 Jewish Center. According to the American Red Cross,.healthy persons between the ages of 17^5 and weighing over 110 pounds are eligible to give blood. The need for blood has never been greater, according to the Central Ohio Chapter of the Red Cross, The Jewish Community Drive is being coordinated by the B'nai B'rith Zion Lodge, with the help of the Capital Post #122 of the Jewish War Veterans, Maccabee Lodge, the Columbus Jewish Federation, the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, the Young Professionals group of the Federation and others. The Red Cross and the Jewish Community Blood Qouhcil are committed ltp) also be utilized. • Jewish Family Service- Shalom .House: The Shalom House, a home for the developmentally disabled, is currently under construction on the College Ave. communal campus. Medicaid covers construction costs and approximately 85 percent of the operating budget. This grant will enable the operating budget to include special Jewish oriented services and programming for which Medicaid funds are not available. • Hillel Foundation at Ohio University-Visiting Professorship: To provide funds enabling a visiting professorship from February to the summer of 1987. This program will provide; on the campus, an effective Jewish presence and an effort to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activities, particularly on the part of Arab students and propagandists. Currently there is no rabbi on The Ohio University campus directing Hillel affairs. The Columbus Jewish Foundation, a division of the Columbus Jewish Federation, provides funds for emergencies, capital expenditures, studies and research programs, innovative and experimental programs and special needs of organizations. Grant applicants do not have to be affiliated with the Federation in order to. be considered. The Foundation does not conduct an annual campaign for funds. Donors are encouraged to set up special funds, administered and disbursed by the Foundation's lay committees and profes tion's goal is to meet the ever-changing needs of the community by providing for special and unusual projects and planning for future and unforeseen needs. William Glick For further information about the Foundation, contact its executive director, Ben M. Mandelkorn, at 237-7686. hardware, part of which was already in Israel. Defense attorneys in the case have made numerous counterclaims in which they contend top U.S. officials including Vice President George Bush, Marine Corps Commandant General P.X. Kelley and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger approved the arms deal under dispute in this case. All the government parties have denied their involvement, and the U.S. attorney's office has filed papers claiming the U.S. government has not sold arms to Iran in recent years. But last week, President Reagan acknowledged that such sales took place within the past year. New Light Shed The recently disclosed evidence that the American government cooperated with Israel and international arms dealers such as the defendants in the case shed new light "on the attorneys' counterclaims. In yet another related development, Elliot Richardson, former U.S. Attorney General?'told the press that he arranged a contact between American officials and an "influential Iranian expatriate" named Cyrus Hashemi last year in efforts to free American hostages in Lebanon. Hashemi, who died in July, was the government's key witness in the case against the Israeli arms dealers. Hashemi posed as an arms procurement agent for the Iranian government but actually was recording phone conversations and meetings with the defendants to help the U.S. Cus- toms ■ Service and the U.S. Attorney's office gather evidence for their April indictment. A defense attorney said that Richardson, who served as Attorney General during the Nixon Administration, represented Hashemi during 1983-84 after he was indicted in the U.S. for selling American weapons to Iran. Israelis Said to Have Sought Exchange Arms in exchange for hostages also played a role in this case. According to defense papers, the Israeli defendants presented Hashemi with names of three Israeli prisoners of war being held in Lebanon and tried to negotiate an arms- for hostages trade. "This just shows that the Israeli authorities were thinking along the same lines as the Americans," one defense attorney said. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 5) Hirschhorn Brunch Open To Community On Sunday, Nov. 23v at 1 p.m., cantor, singer and songwriter Linda Hirschhorn will be at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center for a brunch as part of an "Always on Sunday" adventure. Local Israel Bonds Women's Division Earns Campaign Achievement Award Susan Weikers, National chairwoman, State of Israel Susan Weikers Bonds, will present the State of Israel Bonds Campaign to the Columbus Women's Division at the 1986 Woman of the Year Champagne . Brunch, Sunday, Nov. 23, at noon at the Radisson Hotel North. Bunny Putchat Cowall will be honored as the , 1986 Woman of the Year. "I am pleased to be able to present this award to such an active vital community," stated Weikers. Professionally, Weikers is an insurance representative who' is a member of that industry's Million Dollar Roundtable. A leader in Israel Bonds for over a decade, she has been instrumental in introducing the concept of the working woman as a vital participant in Linda Hirschhorn "Linda sings the songs of struggle and joy that refuel our daily lives and proudly brings her Jewish heritage to her work," says Holly Near. The program is sponsored by the Columbus Jewish Singles and the New Jewish Agenda, and there will be a raffle during the brunch for a pair of tickets to Hirschhorn's concert later on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hillel Foundation at OSU. Artistic signing for the hearing impaired will be provided by Laura Kolb. The cost of the brunch is $3 for Center members and New Jewish Agenda members and $4.50 for non- members. For reservations and information, call Jeanie i w, (i - <l \ ■fl Kl J t J,WflWW P«n.wH *»i' dSW- #?& ,7he, ■Xytytyai,',.. &cl)ievem«mt Award for 1985 ,t bu^p&^Ys^co^omyy.^ t t Kaplan,L_23l:2731, e^.,251.,.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1986-11-20|
|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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