Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1981-08-27, page 01
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_____s__a___ _jA\# Serving Columbus arid Central Ohio Jewish Community far Over SO Years y[//\__, -obl,s. o, 4321T. - •- EX'OH VOL.59 NO.35 AUGUST 27,198I-AV 27 Columbu Selects The Co]umbus Men's Chapter of American ORT Federation announced the selection of Rabbi Samuel W. Rubenstein as its.Man 6f the Year. Rabbi Rubenstein will be honored at ORT's Scholarship. Dinner on October 18,, at Winding Hollow Country Club. Rabbi Rubenstein is the spiritual leader of .the Agudas Achim Synagogue, 2767 E. Broad St., Bexley. He is the senior Rabbi of > Columbus, having assumed his present position in June, 1949. Agudas Achim,.one of the largest Orthodox pulpits in the midwest, has a membership of 850 families. Agudas Achim Congregation is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year, being founded in 1881. Rabbi Rubenstein received his B.A. and his ordination from Yeshiva University in New York City. He has done graduate work at Ohio. State .University, Capital University, and has completed all his credits-for, a' doctorate at Yeshiva Univer-. sity. His major is in Biblical Exegesis and American Jewish History. Prior to his coming to Columbus, Rabbi Rubenstein served the Beth Israel Congregation of Charleston, South Carolina and the Mt. Sinai Congregation of Cheyenne, Wyoming. During World War II, he served as a . civilian chaplain at Fort Francis E. Warren, Cheyenne, Wyoming and the Casper Air Base in Wyoming. He also organized and served as President of the National Council of Christians and Jews of Wyoming. Rabbi Rubenstein is Vice President of the Ohio Region of Rabbinical Council of America, and a Vice President of the Rabbinical Alumni of Yeshiva University. He was co-chairman of the "Interfaith Conference on Race and Religion" held in 1986, which was sponsored by the Columbus Synagogues, the Catholic Diocese , of Columbus, and the Columbus Area Council of Churches. Rabbi Rubenstein was acknowledged as having made the most valuable contribution to the effectiveness and success of the conference involving hundreds of people of all faiths. He has also received many awards , and citations from the local Kiwanis Club, Lions?. Club, Sertoma, Masons, arid'Opti- mist Organizations, Rabbi Rubenstein has served as President of the Columbus Board of Rabbis on several occasions. Rabbi Rubenstein is vitally concerned with Jewish and non-Jewish communal causes. He was an executive board member of the United Appeals of Columbus, Ohio, and served on the Mayor's Transportation Committee. He was Chaplain of Friendship Lodge No. 9, Ancient Free Masons—Charleston, S.C. In June 1970, Rabbi Rubenstein was an official delegate of the United States Government to the 32nd Session of the International conference on Public Education (U.N.E.S.C.O.) held in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition to serving his Congregation, Rabbi Rubenstein was/or is a member of ©wish Agency Announces Plan @ Of ovief Union Rabbi Samuel W. Rubenstein the Board of Trustees of the following organizations: Hillel .Advisory Board, Boy Scouts of America—Columbus Chapter, Columbus Hebrew School, Jewish Center, Welfare Federation, Jewish Home for the Aged—Heritage House, Zionist District, Community Chest,' United Appeals, O.R.T. and Israel Bonds. In addition, he was one of the ' (CONTINUED ON PAGE U) JERUSALEM (JTA)- The Jewish Agency announced last week a new plan designed to drastically reduce the dropout rate of Jews leaving the Soviet Union. The plan calls for reducing the number of Jews who will get assistance if they decide to settle in the United States. Under the new arrangement, HIAS and the Joint Distribution Committee, the agencies which handle Soviet Jews on their way to the U.S. will.take care only of those who have parents, children or spouses injhe U.S. The others will come to Israel with the help of the Jewish Agency—or be on d To Combat Disorder That Strikes Ashkenaie Jew NEW YORK (JTA)-Re- search efforts are underway to combat Gaucher's disease, a little known .progressive and as yet incurable inherited genetic disorder that strikes approximately one in every 2,500 Ashkenazi Jews, according to Marilyn' Bau- mel, press manager, at the department of public affairs for Mount Sinai Medical Center here. An estimated one in every 25 Jewish people are otherwise healthy carriers of the recessive disease-causing gene. When two carriers have children, there is a one in four chance that a child will receive the" recessive « gene from each1 parent required to cause the disease. In the New, York metropolitan area alone, more than 1,000 Ashkenazi Jews suffer fom Gaucher's, „ and over -■ 120,000 are carriers of the Gaucher gene. Patients with Gaucher's disease la-ck sufficient amounts of glucocerebro- side, an enzyme needed to break dovyn and eliminate a Joyce* Zacks, chairman, leads a planning committee meeting for the Sept. 20 Columbus Jewish Federation's 55th Annual Meeting. The entire Columbus Jewish Community is invited to a family celebration at Congregation Beth Tikvah for the 55th Annual Meeting of the .Columbus Jewish Federation on Sunday evening, Sept.-20. A theme of American Jewish Community "and. the Jewish Family will be developed at Columbus' most recently built tem- < pie. Its northside location expands the borders of the Greater Columbus Jewish Community which reflects the scope of Federation's concerns. •■•; p ■"; - Bernard K. Yenkin, President of the Columbus Jewish. Federation expresses his opinion that the feeling of family and strong sense of cohimunity are. evidenced both in the Temple's warm architectural design and its friendly atmosphere. Joyce L. Zacks, Annual Meeting Chairman, stated, "This, our 55th Annual Meeting, will be a family get-together, a celebration where the geographic branches of our Jewish family meet and learn to know each other. Come join US." .-...;,. particular fatty substance in cells. The result is a rapid proliferation "of abnormal blood' cells containing "the fatty substance; which ac- " cumulate within the spleen, liver, bone marrow and lung causing symptoms which include anemia, increased susceptibility to infection, abnormal biood clotting and bone pain and. fractures, Baumelsaid. I Research is currently being conducted to develop methods to identify carriers and strategies to treat the disease. One approach now seeks to inject a supplemental amount of the enzyme, glucocerebrosidase, obtained from human placenta, into the body to replace the missing enzyme, according to Dr. Robert Des- .nick, director of Mount Sinai's Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases. Desnick explained, however,* that the isolation and purification of this enzyme is a difficult and highly technical problem. To date, the preliminary-trials of enzyme replacement have not proved convincingly effective. A number of hurdles need to be overcome. Baumel described the two types of Gaucher's disease. Patients with Type I, the "Jewish genetic disease," may display a wide variety of, symptoms and symptom severity. Some of these patients may live fairly normal lives, while others die of the disease in their tee^s or during early adulthood. The infantile form of Gaucher's, or Type 2, is severe. It strikes at four to six months of age and causes death within two years,; according to Baumel. their own in Europe. Speaking at a press conference here, Leon Dulzin, chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive, declared: "A Jew who comes, wherever he comes, if he wants help, has to be helped. If a,Soviet Jew will come tomorrow to Cleveland, he is a Jew, and if he needs help he should be helped. But I don't have to help him get there. My duty is to help him come to Israel.". The new measures end a long period of deliberations on the issue. If Dulzin had his way, he said last week' he would have taken those measures a year and a half ago and thus cut down.the growing rate of dropouts—which reached 80 percent last month. Last year HIAS and the JDC,accepted the compromise suggested by Premier Menachem Begin, which stipulated ~ that the two "Organizations would only aid ' those whose, first degree relatives live in the U.S. But the compromise was turned down by the communities in the U.S., Dulzin said. The new measures were therefore a unilateral step, with the Jewish Agency imposing its will on those who support assistance to Jews—whether they go to Israel or to the U.S. In an effort to appease the American Jewish community, Dulzin went especially to the U.S. this week and informed local Jewish leaders of the decision. He met with JDC president Henry Taub, JDC executive vice president Ralph Goldman, HIAS president Edwin Shapiro, and HIAS executive vice president Leonard Seidenman and asked for the "understanding" of both organizations and their cooperation. "I am sure they understood our stand and hope that there will be cooperation," Dulzin told.the Jewish Telegraphic Agency". He. also met with Max Fisher, the chairman of the. Jewish Agency Board .of Governors, who, Dulzin said. . "expressed reservations about the timing and suggested that action be. post- poned until after the Jewish. Agency General Assembly".. - which ?opens" in Jerusalem Aug. 28; Howard Squadron, chairman of jthe Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organiza-. tions; Edgar Bronfman, president of the World Jewish Congress; Theodore Mann, chairman of the N'a- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 15* Alan Kina To Headline im 'Night Out' Agu On Thursday evening, Sept. 10 at 6:30 at the Sheraton Hotel, headliner Alan King will present his Las Vegas Revue at the "Night Out With The Stars" sponsored by the Sisterhood and Brotherhood of the Agudas Achim Congregation. This year's event is in conjunction with the Congregation's 100th Anniversary and a gala evening is planned from an open bar, full course dinner, a Las Vegas Revue and comedian Alan King. Ticket sales are going well and an attendance of over 1,000 people is expected. For reservation, call the Alan King synagogue at 237-274". Tickets are $100 a couple ($50 for a single).
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1981-08-27|
|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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