Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1990-07-19, page 01
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i_X___\jf Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community lor Over 60 Years \JP§__1 Ohio Hist.Society Libr 1982 Velma five. Columbus, Ohio • 43S11 C0MP VOL.68 NO. 29 JULY 19,1090-TAMMUZ 26, 5750 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals. 1 Holocaust Council Seeks Friends Of Shoah Rescuer WASHINGTON (JTA) - The United States Holocaust » Memorial Council seeks "•■Holocaust survivors from Budapest who survived the war with help from Giorgio Perlasca, an Italian national who saved Jews as the Spanish Charge D'Affairs in late 1944. Perlasca will be honored by the Holocaust Council on Sept. 6, when he will be awarded the U.S. Medal of Remembrance. Contact Naomi Paiss at the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 2000 L St. NW, Suite 588, Wash., D.C. 20036. The phone number is (202) 653-9220, and the fax is (202) 653-7154. ■ i t ;, Mazon's Allocations Exceed $1 Million NEW YORK (JTA) -- Mazon, a group founded to help the hungry and the homeless in the United States and abroad, has for the first time exceeded the $1 million mark in its annual allocations. Representing a 57 percent increase over the $700,000 dollars allocated in 1989, this year's grants included awards to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, for its feeding the homeless program, and the Southern California Interfaith Hunger Coalition for Los Angeles, to publish Spanish-language copies of the Coalition's "People's Guide to Welfare and Other Services," designed to help needy people obtain food assistance and other basic services. Mazon also provides grants to the Institute for the Advancement of Education of Jaffa, Israel, for its feeding prograinat day care centers-serving* Arab and Jewish pre-school children; the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry, which helps feed thousands of Ethiopian Jews driven from theii1' homes by war and famine; and the Menorah Park Housing Corp. of St. Louis Park, Minn., to support the hot meals program sponsored by this low income housing project for elderly Jews. Mazon, the Hebrew word for food, was founded in October 1985.; Its income comes primarily from a self- imposed "tax" amounting to 3 percent of the cost of joyous events such as weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. More than 600 synagogues across the country have signed on as Mazon partners encouraging their members to contribute to Mazon in this way. Tifereth Israel Tisha B'Av Observance To Focus On Plight Of Poor, Homeless 'nai B'rith Zion Lodge To Sponsor Children's Home Day B'nai B'rith Zion Lodge #62 will sponsor its twenty- fifth annual Children's Home Day at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, Aug: 8. Started in 1965, Children's .Home Day provides the financial and physical suport to assist nearly 4,000 children from group and foster homes in the State of Ohio who might otherwise be unable to attend the Ohio State Fair. In 1965, the first year of the event, 750 children participated; with this year's total the event is one of the largest volunteer undertakings in the state. The children are brought to the Fair, provided entrance, some spending money, food and adult supervision and friendship. If anyone would like to help with a donation or to volunteer services or if they would like more information, they should contact Al Bornstein at, 238-6749. Congregation Tifereth Israel will have a full day of programming to observe Tisha B'Av on Monday, July 30, and Tuesday, July 31. The day is being used to focus on the plight of the poor and homeless in Columbus. The, activities are being coordinated by Cantor Jack Chomsky, who will lead the services as well. Observance begins with the reading of Eicha on Monday evening, July 30, at 7:30 • p.m. As always, this will be conducted by the light of Yahrzeit candles, a reminder of the destruction of the First and Second Temple and of the many other trager dies which have occurred on this date throughout history. Special readings will be included which will highlight the connection between the ancient text* which mourns the destruction of the Temple in 586 BCE, and the events of today. On Tuesday morning, July 31, following the 7:15 a.m. Shacharit service, a special tour will take place called ' 'Beyond the Freeway. "The tour, coordinated by Call- VAC, will take in various locations in the Columbus area ■■'■■ and help participants better understand the services available to the poor in Columbus and what it means to be poor. There is no charge for this tour, which will leave at8:30 a.m. and return to the synagogue by noon, but res- NEWS ANALYSIS Poll On U.S. Attitudes Toward Israel Contains Few Surprises, Mixed Results NEW YORK (JTA) - Few American Jewish leaders have expressed surprise at the findings of the latest poll to conclude that support for Israel, among the American public is declining and that sympathy for the Palestinian cause is on the rise. They say that a "New York Times'VCBS News Poll taken last month and released last week is but the latest of several public opinion surveys to show that American support for Israel, while still solid, is not as deep as it once was, While Jewish leaders are not surprised by the general findings of the poll, they question its long-term value and significance. "Polls over the years have shown a good deal of fluidity," said David Harris, director of the American Jewish Committee's Office of Government and International Affairs in Washington "There has always been ebb and flow in American support for Israel." "We don't react from poll to poll," said Martin Raffel, director of the Israel Task Force at the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council. "There are periods when support for Israel is higher and periods when it is lower. A lot has to do with how a question is phrased in terms of the answer you get," he said.';. The Times/CBS poll found that more Americans feel sympathetic to the Palestinian cause than they felt two years ago; that Americans are less eager to sustain or increase levels of aid to Israel than they were last year, and that more Americans than last year are in favor of giving the Palestinians a homeland in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. "I think this poll is another ervations are necessary. Reservations may be made by calling the synagogue at 253-8523. Following the regular weekday Mincha service which begins at 5:30 p.m., volunteers will bring a dinner prepared at 'the synagogue to the Friends of the Homeless Shelter, serving approximately 70 people. Volunteers are needed both to prepare the meal (beginning at 5 p.m.) and to transport and serve it (beginning at 6:30 p.m.). The dinner is made possible by the Tifereth Israel Men's Club through contributions received in response to its Yom HaShoah Candle Project. "I am very excited about these plans to mark Tisha B'Av," commented Cantor Chomsky. "One cannot help but be moved by the many disturbing references to poverty, hunger and homeless- ness contained within the text of Eicha itself, which we read on Tisha B'Av. I cannot think of any better way to respond to the historical tragedy of this day than to serve others in our community and to learn about the lives which they lead." "The Yom HaShoah Candle Project attracted a strong response," remarked Men's Club President Steven Lesser. "We are proud to remember in a life-affirming way our brothers and sisters, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents who were cruelly slaughtered at the hands of the Nazis. Serving food to the homeless on Tisha B'Av also reminds us that this is one of the few days in the year on which we go hungry. For them, however, the fear of hunger is part of their daily life." Rabbi Harold Berman added, "We hope that this special commemoration will transform Tisha B'Av from a day of mourning into a day full oi learning and accomplishment; that it will be a day which will enable us to understand what we can contribute to our community." For further information or to sign up for one of the day's events, call Cantor Jack Chomsky at Congregation Tifereth Israel, 253-8523. indication of a continued slow decline in support for Israel," said Harris. But he also pointed out that the results "were not uniformly negative." He said it is noteworthy that even in an era of growing preoccupation with domestic issues and intense pressure to reduce the federal deficit, 61 percent of the respondents said aid to Israel should remain at the same level. In fact, a close look at the "Times'VCBS poll shows that the results are a "mixed bag," said Harris. For instance; when respondents were asked whether, they were more sympathetic to Israel or to the Arab states, 40 percent sided with Israel, a 4 percent increase from a poll conducted last year., Support for the Arab states also grew, from 13 percent in CONTINUED QN PAG.E li • ■'•'*$$$& -Tisha BrAv <the,Nhtth of tm mhzwmm&'&y*'^ • is one of -thesaddes-t dap on $e Jewish ' *wdia& to tradJttosu troth the 1st and fcsd ' destroyed on thisdate iinffl. WM and 70 C8n . fully). Addlfftnally, the Spanish ^pul^on'J«^9tti»*-fl|^:!| Me m\m, and thfa 1st World1 War l^n^tiP^ uttiwiately led'to,the1 Second World War atjd1;^.)' IMoeaust tfhich befell the Jewish people,'<'% Is "$0. served fay fasting from sundown to sundoiwj' - t&e,«fe»j<f. other sundown to sundown fast te Yom Kipjattr. -W&'A unlike Yora Kippur, it is a regular working ®ty, W$S; mak<&io* an oven harder fast. £he synagogue m%t*fi ■ vaaco includes .the reading of $fcha ~ the t&t^bsf}\; ,t«jns of -Jeremiah over the destruction f&Jw^Umi-A This is done dariftg the evening* service .at tiwbfigfeA> .nfcig of *8*e day's oteervance. Ironically; tho/meti^,-; used to chant iMa mournful text fe one o( i^f^&irA -'dutiful',and- graceful in'"ttj*&^Jwlsh ,fa^40#i5 /i^^li^My<$*#tt»J«'gins*^lei„ ; "- '■- -:v';,x-^r^ s $ ?i if '«S fiasrt? ki Ki ;•• ■»■ s ft sftj aafM-f w«; ??;s» m Israel Approves Greek Ambassador ATHENS (JTA) - The Israel government has formally approved Greece's choice of its first ambassador to the Jewish state. He is Konstantine Tsokos, an experienced diplomat whose most recent assignment was in Kuwait, an Arab League member state which is technically at war with Israel. France Gets First Female Rabbi PARIS (JTA) - France has its first woman rabbi. Pauline Bebe, a 26-year-old mother of two, will assume rabbinical duties at the Liberal movement synagogue here on Sept. 1, shortly before the High Holidays. The congregation of some 1,200 families is an island of Liberal Judaism in a city where affiliated Jews are overwhelmingly Orthodox. Bebe, who comes from a traditional family, completed her studies at the Leo Baeck College in London, the only rabbinical seminary in Europe teit admits women. She was ordained theraon July 8.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1990-07-19|
|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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