Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1987-05-21, page 01
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aW v"! 00 ^. 0> 4321f TQFi jcau s<xi<L£>rj^ EXCH ^j\^/yServi'ng Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community tor Over 40 Years \j[^_. VOL.65 NO.21 MAY21.1987-IYAR22 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals. Mimi B. Chenfeld To Receive Award The Rabbi Harry Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence Committee of the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation at .The Ohio State University announces that Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld will be the recipient of the 1987 Frayda Turkel Award. Chenfeld has long been associated with Hillel particularly as the leader of Monday night folkdancing for over 20 years. According to Rabbi Steve Abrams, director of Hillel at OSU, "Mimi has done more than just lead an important program group at Hillel. Her long involvement with so many people who are inspired by her has strengthened the whole Jewish community on the OSU campus." The Frayda Turkel Award was established in 1986 in memory of Frayda Turkel who was a force in the development of Hillel and the Jewish community on campus. Criteria for selection included demonstrated commitment over time to the Jewish community on campus especially in the areas of . Jewish education, the arts, student programming, community relations and religious life. The award reflects the many ways that Turkel influenced campus life during her years of association with Hillel. The award will be presented on the occasion of the annual Rabbi Harry Kaplan Lecture to be held on Wednesday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hillel Foundation. The Lecture will be presented by Rabbi Dr. J. David Bleich, Jewish scholar, who will speak on "The Case of Baby M." The.entire community is invited. For further information, call 294-4797. Wexner Foundation Announces Major Philanthropic Program To Improve Jewish Leadership Pictured above are Julie Friedman (right), president of the new BBG chapter, Aliah, and Meredith Moss, vice president. B'nai B'rith Youth Organization To Open Sixth BBYO Chapter friends. Julie Friedman, a junior at Bexley High School from Bat Shalom, (a BBG chapter), will be president, and Meredith Moss, a freshman at CSG from Ziv, (another BBG chapter) will be vice- president. These two BBG's have taken the responsibility to begin Aliah. The adult advisor is Tammy Nevins, also formerly of Bat Shalom. Therefore, motivating a . (CONTINUED ON PAGE 16) The B'nai B'rith Youth Organization will soon open a sixth BBYO chapter in Columbus. The five present BBYO chapters have hit membership capacity and are about to welcome a new chapter, Aliah BBG. Out of the five BBYO chapters at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, two are currently BBG, which stands for B'nai B'rith Girls. The three re-, maihing chapters are AZA (Aleph Zadik Aleph). With the addition of Aliah, there will now be an equal number of BBG and AZA chapters in Columbus. "This, however, is not the reason we are starting a new chapter; though it is a nice bonus. The reason is simple," say the chapter's founders. "Columbus BBYO has approximately 170 members. We needed a way to bring in more people, while making the chapters small enough so that every teen can benefit from what this organization has to offer, , specifically, the BBG's." A goal of BBG is to help Jewish teens find and express their Jewish identity, while expanding their circle of The Wexner Foundation announced this week that it has inaugurated a major philanthropic program. The foundation has initiated the first of a series of programs dedicated to the enhancement and improvement of professional leadership in the North American Jewish community. Leslie H. Wexner, chairman of the Wexner Foundation, and Bella Wexner, secretary of the foundation, in a joint statement, said, "The foundation's goal is nothing short of having the most profound impact on the quality of Jewish life in North America. That is why we have targeted what we believe is the most crucial issue in the Jewish community today—the crisis facing our most important Jewish institutions in their struggle to attract, support and retain the very highest calibre of professional leadership. "Our experience in business has consistently shown us that the key to success in JFS Shalom House Dedication On Sunday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m., Jewish family Service will hold dedication ceremonies for the Victor Weinstein Shalom House. The dedication will take place on the grounds of Shalom House located at 1135 College Ave. The entire community is encouraged to attend this. special event. Following the dedication ceremonies, there will be guided tours of the home and refreshments. Shalom House is a group Sylvia Schecter To Receive Agudas Achim Brotherhood 'Flowers For The Living' Award ; Sylvia Schecter will receive the Agudas Achim Brotherhood "Flowers for the Living" Award in recognition of her service and leadership on behalf of the synagogue, Judaism and the community on Thursday, June 11, at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. Schecter's community activities began with her involvement with B'nai B'rith Women as a founder of Columbus Zion Chapter, which she served as president. She served as president of the State Association and District #2 Grand Lodge of BBW, participating on B'nai B'rith National Commissions for Hillel, ADL, Adult Jewish Education, BBYO. Children's Home in Israel arid more. She was chosen in 1959 as one of only 17 women Sylvia Schecter to attend the International B'nai B'rith Convention in Israel. For her "achievements, she was selected to receive the "National Guardian of the Menorah" award from the B'nai B'rith Men of Columbus. Agudas Achim and its Sisterhood have also benefited from Schecter's involvement. In addition to many other volunteer activities, she was chosen as the chairwoman of the Agudas Achim Religious School when the enrollment topped 450 children and served in that capacity for five years. She was elected the first woman board member of the Congregation and then as its first woman officer. She continues to be a member of the v (CONTINUED ON PAGE M) any endeavor is to have the best possible leaders." "The future is our responsibility," they continued. "It is up to us to provide the (CONTINUED ON PAGE 15) home for Jewish mentally retarded and developmentally disabled (MR/DD) adults from the central Ohio area and is the latest service to be developed by Jewish Family Service. Shalom House began as a dream five years ago when several parents of MR/DD children approached Jewish Family Service to plan for the residential heeds of their adult children. These parents wanted to see their children in a homelike environment that maintained Jewish values and traditions, The dedication of Shalom House is the culmination of that dream and the beginning of a center for serving the needs of the mentally retarded and developmentally disabled adults and their families. In addition to residential services, Shalom House Outreach programs will assist MR/DD individuals and their families who are not Shalom House residents. In The Chronicle wmmam*maw0imtmm*mammmmma*mm*m Classified 12 Community Calendar.... 3 Editorial Feature..,..,, St Marketplace H Obituaries tt Social New« ,,,..,.,., 10,u Synagogue Service* n Rabbi Bradley Bleefeld and the Temple Israel Confirmation Class are pictured above at the Statue of Liberty learning about Jewish immigration, inside the Eldridge Street Synagogue, discussing the customs of past generations, and on the Lower East Side taking a walking tour through history. temple Israel Confirmands Tour'Jewish'New York Rabbi and Mrs. Bradley N. Bleefeld led the Temple Israel Confirmation Class on a four-day Jewish exploration trip to New York last weekend. Some of the experiences the group shared were: worship services at Congregations Emanuel on Fifth Avenue and Shearith Israel; the Statue of Liberty; the United Nations; the Museum of Art; the Broadway show Starlight Express, and Wall Street. Nancy Friedman and Bette Roth chaperoned the group as they learned the history and culture of the Lower East Side on a walking tour which included: the Eldridge Street Synagogue; Sammy's Roumanian; Ger- tel's Bakery, Gus' Pickles, Shapiro's Winery, the Economy Candy Store, the making of Torahs, Jewish book stores and Ratners'. On Saturday night the group enjoyed dessert and dancing at Windows on the World and the weekend ended with the Israel Independence Day parade down Fifth Avenue.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1987-05-21|
|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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