Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1989-01-12, page 01
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VOL. 67 NO. 2 JANUARY 12,1989-SHEVAT6 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals. tlsnAHYt OHIO HISTORICAL 1082 vfcttfiv'AVSi."-.'•■> Groups Taking Sides In Court Case nvolving Public Display Of Menorah "■&-v-r*>". .. • ; , « * 'llu.- Isi.u'l riiilli.u inuiiii. <)ii Ik-sIi.i v ill pci fin in for the Friends of Hillel on March 6. Friends Of Hillel To Feature Israel Philharmonic Orchestra The Friends of Hillel will host the eighth annual Leon Schottenstein Memorial Reception at the Hillel Foundation on Monday, March 6, at 6:15 p.m. The cocktail buffet reception will immediately ^precede the B p.m. perfor- yriiance of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta in the Mer- shon Auditorium of The Ohio State University. Friends of Hillel is the community support organization for the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation at The Ohio State University. The membership dues and donations it receives are a major source of funding for Hillel programming. The Leon Schottenstein reception is at the center of a campaign expected to raise one-half of the funds needed for Hillel's program efforts on behalf of Jewish students at Ohio State. The tradition of the annual Friends of Hillel event began in 1982 with a reception honoring Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. The tradition continued with receptions and performances of Vladimir Ashkenazy, Eugenia Zukerman, Yehudi Menuhin, .Pinchas Zukerman, the Klezmer Conservatory Band and Giora Feidman. The 1989 reception will allow friends and patrons to socialize and enjoy a cocktail buffet before the concert beginsr 7 :; 7 . Gregg Robins, vice-president of fundraising, serves as chairman for this year's ' Friends of Hillel Reception. v. Serying With him on the committee are: Hannah Collin, Barbara Greenberg, Janet Kushkin, Ina' Rosenthal, Suzie Rudolph and Stanley Yenkin. A Friends of Hillel membership is $30 per person ($50 per couple), and tickets to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra concert are available through Friends of Hillel for an additional $35 each. Members of the community are invited to become patrons of Hillel for $175. Patrons receive two memberships in the Friends of Hillel, two tickets to the Leon Schottenstein Memorial Reception and two tickets to the performance of the Israel philharmonic following the reception. For further information, call Gilda Abramson at 294-4797. h?-' Wfm ... ,, ^**/. *r| fMk^tWl. ,\ 'ii Uu ..'y-t,'?*,'»,«rM Pi^fpi^X<ateft#r7, ^-< % -f^mfiMxm». ,.',\&&'.'viail NEW YORK (JTA) - American Jewish organizations are getting involved on both sides of the first case to come before the U.S. Supreme Court that examines the display of a Jewish reliT gious symbol on public property. The high court will probably hear Oral arguments in the case during the spring session, according to Samuel Rabinove, legal director of the American Jewish Committee. Arguments in the case almost certainly will be heard .before the court recesses for the summer, he told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The plaintiffs in the original case, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, are asking the Supreme Court to affirm a U.S. Court of Appeals decision barring public displays of a Christmas nativity scene and a Chanukah menorah on government property in Pittsburgh during the holiday season. Friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the plaintiffs have been filed jointly by the American Jewish Committee and the National Council of Churches, as well as by the American Jewish Congress on behalf of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory CouncU and itself. The Supreme Court in recent years has dealt with complaints against the display of a nativity scene or creche on public property, but never a menorah or other Jewish religious symbol. The menorah in question belongs to the Chabad-Luba- vitch organization, a Hasidic movement. The creche is the property of the Holy Name Society, a Roman Catholic organization. Both are seeking to overturn the lower court ruling. Nathan Lewin, a Washing- Jewish Center's Sports Hall Of Fame To Induct Three At Jan. 15 Ceremony Three Jewish athletes will have their names added to the list of Jewish Sports Hall of Famers at a ceremony and dessert buffet to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, 1125 College Aye. was an award-winning badminton player during the 1940s. He won singles championships in several tournaments, including the City Badminton Tournament, the Greater Columbus Badminton tournament (as an OSU student), the Southwestern Ohio Badminton Tournament and was, the winner of the 1947 Central Ohio Badminton Championship. He was also a member of the 1941 Humphrey Heaters, who Were the' champions of the Schonthal Basketball League that year. In addition, Levinstein was an accomplished tennis player at OSU between 1946 and 1949. He and his partner, , Levinstein, a Varsity-0 athlete, was also successful in the business world at a young age. In 1949 he dropped out of OSU's School of Journalism at the beginning of his senior year to sell his "Joe College Jr." sweaters. These sweaters, which were miniature Ohio State letter sweaters, were such a hit that a successful Arnold Levinstein The 1988 inductees are Arnold Levinstein, Leonard Schiff and Barry Zacks. "The Center is' proud to be celebrating the Hall of Fame's 10th year by inducting these outstanding local athletes," says David Valinsky, Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Committee chairman. "Their successful involvement in the athletic arena distinguishes them as being positive role models for our community." Levinstein, a former Columbus resident who now resides in Dania, Florida, ton attorney, is representing Chabad. Lewin is a vice president of the National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs, widely known as COLPA. COLPA informed JTA it, too, has filed a friendiof-the- Dr. Irving Fried To Be Honored On' Friday, Jan. 27, at 11:45 a.m., Columbus Torah Academy officers, students and friends will share in the dedication of a sculpture in honor of Dr. Irving Fried. Leonard Schiff Dr. Tom Williams, won the City Doubles Championship in 1949. Barry Zacks business corporation composed of Levinstein and two others was eventually formed. Schiff played a variety, of sports as a young man but excelled iat tennis. In high school, Schiff won three Central District tennis doubles championships and as a Bexley High School senior, in 1945, was the State Tennis Doubles champion. He and (CONTINUED ON PAGE 13) Dr. Irving Fried The life-size sculpture by Alfred Tibor is mounted in a garden setting, conceived by Larry Ruben, a former president of Columbus Torah Academy Board. The sculpture will welcome students and visitors to Torah Academy. It was commissioned by the school to honor Dr. Fried, who served as principal of Torah Academy for 28 years. A small, identical sculpture was given to Dr. Fried. Friends, parents and members of the community are invited to the dedication at 11:45 a.m. If they wish to remain to greet Dr. Fried, a luncheon will be served at noon at the school. It is necessary to make' a luncheon reservation' by • confirming with Linda Smith, Torah Academy, 864-0299, by Jan. 24. Luncheon is $10 per person. Community Shabbat Set For Weekend The seven congregations of Columbus will be participating in the Community Shabbat Jan. 13-14, sponsored in cooperation with the Columbus Jewish Federation. This program is being held by the congregations in support of the annual Jewish Community Campaign, CommUNITY for the 90's, which benefits individuals, families, congregations and (CONTINUED ON PAGE 2) court brief on behalf of several national Orthodox Jewish organizations in support of the Chabad position. The ADL, co-counsel with " the ACLU in the case of ACLU y. County of Allegheny (Pa.), represents Malik Tunador, a Moslem. He testified that as an Allegheny County taxpayer, he felt excluded by the erection of a menorah on the steps of the Pittsburgh City-County Building and the annual placement of a creche in the Allegheny County Courthouse. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia ruled last March 15 that the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment prohibits the display of (CONTINUED ON PAGE 16) Community College To Open Semester With Discussion The Community College" for Adult Jewish Studies, housed at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, li25 College Ave., will open its Winter Semester with a panel discussion on: "Who is a Jew?" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Center. The discussion is free and open tp the public. . "A proposed amendment to Israel's Law of Return has caused a furor in the American Jewish community," says Judy Blair, Community College chairwoman. "Join us for a short presentation on the history of the Law of Return, followed by a panel discussion with three area rabbis, and form your own opinion ... based on the facts." This opening program will be moderated by Yehiel Hayon, professor of Hebrew Language and Israeli culture at the Ohio State University. The panel will be comprised of Rabbi Harold Berman, Congregation Tifereth Israel; Rabbi Bradley Bleefeld, Temple Israel, and Rabbi David Stavsky, Beth Jacob Congregation. A reception with refreshments will follow the discussion. * : ■ ■ The Community College for Adult Jewish Studies is a complete adult education program sponsored by all ^ local synagogues and Jewish educational institutions. . For more information, contact Reuven Spero at the Jewish Center, 231-2731. /.•.-..'WV v H~ ,. J. -— rtaHWrJ ,W\\\'-.I '.V.VtV.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1989-01-12|
|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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