Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1987-11-19, page 01
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v*,! JgRONICLE Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Oyer 40 Years VOL.65 NO.48 NOVEMBER 19,1987-CHESHVAN 27 33K Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals. C0U3* °- «atr v EXCH ., UN Opens Files On War Crimes UNITED NATIONS (JTA) — United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar announced recently the opening of files on more than 40,000 suspected Nazi war criminals to governments and scholars.- His announcement was immediately hailed by Israel, long a proponent of the opening, as "an historic and couragoues decision." Perez de Cuellar said in a statement read by his spokesman that the decision followed consultations with the 17 former members of the U.N. War Crimes Commission (WCC) between Sept. 22 and Oct. 30,1987, regarding wider access to the archives; Until the announcement, the files of the long defunct WCC has been accessible only to the governments ol United Nations member states. The files are currently located in the U.N. archives in Manhattan. The secretary general announced that "under the new rules and procedures now approved, the charge files , and the related papers will ' be available to governments for official research into, and investigation and prosecution of war crimes. "Access for governments has been broadened. Not only may governments continue to request information on specific individuals, but they now may ask for access for general research." Conductor's Comment Gets Bad Reviews In Poland JERUSALEM (JTA) — A reported remark by the conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), now touring Poland, appears to have struck a sour note in the delicate task of restoring diplomatic relations between the two countries, which Poland broke 20 years ago. Ambassador Mordechai Paltzur, who heads the interest section Israel opened in Warsaw only last summer, was forced to apologize for the remark, which had incensed Polish leaders and Americans of Polish origin, Davar reported. According to ari American news report, the IPO conductor and musical director, Z.ubin Mehta, arid one of the musicians, told a'reporter that tlie IPO was'tyisiting Poland with "mixed feelings" because of the treatment of Jews by Poles during World War II and the collaboration by many Poles with the Nazis at that time. Herzog Marks White House Appearance With A Blessing WASHINGTON (JTA) - Chaim Herzog marked the first state visit by a president of Israel to the United States by reciting the traditional Jewish prayer of "she-, hecheyanu" at a White House ceremony preceding his hour-long meeting with President Reagan last week. "At this moment as I stand here as the president of a country born of the prayers of a nation over the centuries and a 2,000-year-old struggle against adversity, and view this event in true perspective against the background of our long history, I cannot but give expression to the age- old Jewish prayer,",he said. Herzog then recited in Hebrew and English, "thanks to the Almighty for having kept us alive and maintained us to reach this time." The ceremony was held in Agudas Achim To Present Shifman Brothers Concert In celebration of Chanukah, the Agudas Achim Synagogue will present Uie Shifman Brothers in a Gala Chanukah Concert on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Synagogue Sanctuary. Cantors Baruch and Yehuda Shifman will offer cantorial selections, Israeli songs, Yiddish music and American-Jewish favorites. "The Agudas Achim looks forward with pleasure to the third appearance in three years of the internationally famed Shifman Brothers in concert. Capacity audiences in Columbus "and Miami Beach have thrilled to their state of the art concerts which include a full range of Jewish music," noted. P.J. Maybruck, chairwoman of the Concert Committee. Jewish Sports Hall Of Fame To Induot Three On Nov. 29 Three local Jewish athletes will have their names added to the list of Jewish Sports Hall of Famers at a ceremony and luncheon to be held on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center. The Jewish Center Sports Hall of Fame Committee chairman, David Valinsky, announces this year's inductees: Dr. Ivan Gilbert, Sanford Stern and Harold Ziegler. Dr. Gilbert was an accomplished fencer. While attend- ft* Tide Chronicle At The Federation.... .. 4.5 Classified ... n Community Calendar Editorial Features ... , 2,3 Fifty Years Ago ... 3 ...14 Obituaries ., .,, n Socio!News,...»..,. .. 1« Synagogue Services , ing The Ohio State University, Dr. Gilbert compiled many awards in both foil and epee fencing. Some of his accomplishments include being a member of the 1942 NCAA National Championship Team, placing third in 1942 NCAA Individual Epee, being named to the 1942 Ail- American Collegiate Fencing Team, placing second in 1942 Big Ten Individual Epee and placing third in 1941 Big . Ten Individual Foil. In addition, he won numerous awards as an AAU fencer, including Mid-West Foil and Epee Champion in 1943, Mid- West Foil Champion in 1944 and competing in the six- man round-robin final in the .1942 AAU National Championships. Dr. Gilbert has been and continues to be involved in community service. He has been active in the development and continuation of Columbus Torah Academy, has served as commissioner of (CONTINUED ONjPAGE 19) Cantor Baruch, Shifman is a composer, cantor and concert artist. He served as can- Cantor Yehuda Shifman is also a composer, cantor and concert artist. He has held positions of cantor in Israel, in the Central Synagogue of Sydney, Australia (largest in the southern hemisphere), and in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is presently cantor of Temple Emanu-El of Greater Miami. He has appeared in numerous concerts Cantor Baruch Shifman tor in Israel and at Waverly Synagogue in Johannesburg, South Africa for 15 years. He is presently serving as cantor of the Agudas Achim Congregation. He frequently appears in concerts and has written numerous liturgical and chassidic compositions." His powerful voice and sensitivity to liturgical music have made him known among his colleagues as a 'cantor's cantor,'" Maybruck stated. Cantor Yehuda Shifman and on television and radio shows. He is a signed artist with CBS International and has released seven LP records. Columbus Jewish Community Preparing To Join Dec. 6 March "Members of the Columbus Jewish community will join over 100,000 other concerned people from across the United States in a demonstration for Soviet Jewry on Dec. 6 in Washington D.C," announced Miriam Yenkin, Columbus Jewish Federation immediate past president and local Washington Mobilization chairwoman. Yenkin will lead the Columbus contingency in the march to the nation's capital which is scheduled on1 the eve of the Reagan/Gorbachev Summit meeting. To accommodate the early response from the community, the Community Rela tions Committee of the Columbus Jewish Federation has chartered a jumbo jet with roundtrip fares of $99 for adults and $49 for students. The flight will leave Columbus at 10 a.m. and return at about 7:30 that evening. Bus transportation can also be chartered at a round- trip fare of $40. The buses will leave Columbus at 4 a.m. and return at 11 p.m. In addition to Columbus Jewish community leaders, participants include Ohio Governor-Richard Celeste; Amos Lynch Sr., general manager of the Columbus Call and Post; the Reverend (CONTINUED ON PAGE 19) Tickets are available in the synagogue office. General admission is $7, senior citizens and students are $5. A preferred seating patron's ticket is $12.50. A sponsor of the concert is a $50 minimum contribution arid includes two preferred seats. the East Room of the White t House because the heavy rain here precluded the traditional South Lawn welcome for foreign heads of state. Reagan also noted the "historic" occasion, pointing out that Israel was observing its 40th anniversary and reminding the audience that the United States was the first country to extend it diplomatic recognition. Both presidents pointed out that this occasion coincided with the anniversary of Kristallnacht, on Nov. 9 and 10, 1938, when Jewish synagogues'Vschools, homes and stores were attacked by the Nazis in Germany. Reagan also spoke of the "obscene" resolution equating Zionism with racism adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on Nov. 10,1975. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 11) Vandals Strike Jewish Sites In Chicago, New York Area NEW YORK (JTA)-Vandals struck Jewish sites in two major U.S. metropolitan areas on the 49th anniversary of Kristallnacbt, when hundreds of synagogues and Jewish-owned businesses were destroyed in Austria and Germany. Chicago police are investigating what appears to be an organized attack early Nov. 10 on Jewish-owned shops along the 2900 block of Devon Street and in the city's Albany Park neighborhood and on three synagogues in the predominately Jewish West Rogers Park area. The Chicago attack "seems to represent a deliberate attempt to mimic Kristallnacht," the night of Nov. 9-10, 1938, according to Michael Kotzin, executive director of the Greater Chicago region of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith (ADD. According to Kotzin, storefront windows were smashed, and swastikas were drawn on the walls of Congregation KINS and Temple Beth-El sometime between 1 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Both synagogues also had windows and glass doors smashed, as did Congregation Poalie Zedeck. Theswastikas were drawn with what seemed like chalk, according to Rabbi Paul Greenman of Congregation KINS, who was able to wash off the swastikas. The four vandalized stores in the Albany Park area included ^two kosher meat markets, a bagel bakery and a Judaica shop and bookstore. Along Devon .Street, the targets included the ABC Fashion shop, Robert's Fish Market, the Kosher Karry delicatessen and Rosen- blum's Hebrew Book Store] (CONTINUED ON PAGE 11) EARLY DEADLINE! NOTICE Deadline For The Nov. 26 Chronicle] Is Noon, Today, Thursday, Nov. 191 Deadline For The Dec, 3 Issue Is Noon, Wednesday, Nov. 25 The OJC Office Will Be Closed For Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1987-11-19|
|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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