Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1990-06-28, page 01
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Ohio Hist.Society Libr 198S Velma five. - Columbus, Ohio 43211 # * COMP Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community lor Over 40 Years VOL. 68 NO. 26 JUNE 28, 1990-TAMMUZ 5, 5750 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideats, ■'. Soviets Issue Emigration Threat; But Basis Of Threat Unfounded iFifty-two students received diplomas during Kol Ami's Fifth Annual Commencement on May 23. May Busy For Kol Ami Hebrew School May was a busy month for the Community Hebrew School's students, faculty and parents. Jewish children currently completing the second grade of regular "school were per- , sonally invited to preview Aleph (first year) classes at the Kol Ami branch they will attend next fall. Their parents had an opportunity to meet the principals and learn about the school's five- year curriculum while their children visited classrooms. Special assembilies were held at each branch honoring those students who were named to the Student Recognition Roll for the month of May: ALEPH: Brian Feuer, Rebecca Glick, Jennifer Jarvis, Melissa Klayman, Meredith Levine, Jamie Miller, Linda Persons, Mara Schotten- ' stein, Sam Stahl, Abby Stier- man, Jamie Tilson, Jeffrey White. BET: Adam Baron, Jason Ehmann, David Goldach, Sarah Goldman, Alex Meizlish, David Siegel, Gabriel Siegle, Mark Simakovsky, Zero Spero, Michael Zulli- ger. GIMEL: Jonathan Borov- sky, Jonathan Epelbaum, Nicholas Glimcher, Katharine Kort, Sam Rosenthal, Joshua Skuller,, DALET: Daniel Gold-, baum, Jessica Goldman, Emily Greenberg, Gay Heit, Jennifer Knight, Nicole Ox-„ man, Mark Pomerantz. Finally, on May 23 at the Kol Ami Fifth Annual Commencement and Awards Ceremony, the school's largest graduating class of 52 received diplomas and presented a program for-Yom Yerushalayim. The class of 1990 presented a gift of Hebrew storybooks for the school's lending library and parents of the graduates provided the reception following the evening's ceremonies. Members of the Class of 1990 are: Aaron Aschenbrand, son of Richard and Joan Aschenbrand; Rebecca Bain, daughter of Elliott and Lauretta Bain; Debbie Bakitis, daughter of Dolly Katz; Allyson Berman, daughter of Arnold and Marilyn Berman; William Blitman, son of Mark and Randi Blitman; Jesse Bloom, son of Bob and Carol Bloom; Mark Bloomberg, sort of Allen and Catherine Bloomberg; Jeffrey Clayman, son of Wayne and Marcie Clayman; Jason Crabill, son of Barbara Crabill; Warren Deahl, son of Sara Jo Deahl; Abby Dritz, daughter of Stanley and Cheryl Dritz; Simon Dritz, son of Steven and Bridget Dritz; Alex Fayne, son of Henry and Harriett Fayne; Karen Feder, daughter of Paul and Rhonda Feder; Jamie Fox, daughter of Jack and Marcia Fox; Jessica Garrett, daughter of Paul and Sandra Garrett; Rebbeca Greene, daughter of Phillip and Merle Greene; David Guldmann, son of Jean-Michael and Ruth , Guldmann; Heather Jacobson, daughter of Paul and Carol Jacobson; Randy Javer, son of Randy and Marilyn Ogg; Janelle Keri, daughter of Albert Keri and Debbie-Keri; Amy Koenigsberg, 'daughter of Paul and Arlene Koenigsberg; Rebecca Levin, daughter of Douglas and Susan Levin; Adam Linhart, son of Larry and Sherry Linhart; Audra Longert, daughter of .Alan and Ruth Long-1 ~ert; Jeffrey Mazer, son of Terry and ' Maria, Mazer; Marisa Meizlish, daughter of Jack and Helissa Meizlish; Jonathan Morgan, son of Ross and Linda Morgan; Jason Miller, son of Kenneth and Marsha Miller; Amy Newhouse, daughter of Gerald and Judith New- house; Brian O'Koon, son of Bernard and Ellen O'Koon; Sam Padgett, son of Benjamin and* Susan. Padgett; CONTINUED ON PAGE 11 EDITOR'S NOTE: The following release, submitted by the Columbus Jewish Federation, Is meant' to shed "- light on recent press articles In regard to Soviet resettlement In Israel. Funds raised by the Federation's lWl/"Op- eratlon Exodus" Campaign support the rescue/resettlement efforts currently underway. Recently Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev threatened to cut off Jewish emigration from the Soviet Union unless Israel guaranteed, that immigrants would not be settled in the West Bank or Gaza Strip. According to Prime Minister Yitz- hak Shamir and Simcha Dinitz, chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive, the basis for Gorbachev's threat is unfounded. A more recent unofficial report that the Soviet Union has retracted Gorbachev's threat to halt Jewish emigration has been welcomed by American Jewish leaders. *An Associated Press report from Turnberry, Scotland said, "The Soviet Union has retracted what appears to be a threat by President Mikhail Gorbachev to suspend Jewish emigration . to Israel." v Wildcats' Pitino To Headline JCCs Annual Sports Spectacular Kentucky Wildcat Coach Rick Pitino will be the keynote speaker at this year's Sports Spectacular dinner. This event, to be held on Monday, Aug. 20, is an annual fundraiser for the Leo Vassenoff Jewish Community Center. coach in America. He has made a career of rebuilding basketball programs and recently garnered national recognition by hiring the nation's first female assistant coach for a nationally recognized basketball team. At on- , ly 37, Pitjno has been credited with turning around many failing programs at both the collegiate and professional levels including Boston University, Providence College, the New York Knicks and the Kentucky Wildcats. „ Gorbachev's unexpected remarks at the end of the recent four-day summit meeting in May/June with President Bush triggered a response from Secretary of State James.Baker. "We unconditionally support the concept of Soviet Jewish emigration," Baker said. ■ Meanwhile, the Israel Government Press .Office in an official statement indicated the number of Soviet immigrants who have1 set-^ tied in the territories is min- iscule. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, only 285, or 0.5 percent, of the 49,000 Soviet Jews who have arrived in Israel since April 1989 have chosen to settle in the territories. . According to Dinitz, the Jewish Agency's longstanding policy has been "not to spend a single cent of funds raised by the United Jewish Appeal in settling either new immigrants !or veteran Israelis in the territories. All " talkabout "Sonet Jewish immigrants settling in the territories is totally unfounded." A Jewish Agency official added, "It is regrettable that President Gorbachev has been mislead by Arab propaganda." Dinitz has said the real objective of Arab propaganda is "total opposition to any immigration to Israel and to the continued existence of Israel." According to .Gorbachev, "The Soviet Union is now being bombarded with a lot of criticism from Arab countries on the emigration issue." In response to Gorbachev's threat, Natan Sharansky, a former Refusenik and Israeli citizen in New York recently to raise funds for Soviet Jewish resettlement, expressed outrage over the New Americans Donate Blood For Jewish Community Drive Soviet leader's remarks. "I think it's a shameful statement. Gorbachev has refused to take very clear actions against anti-Semitism and now he joins the chorus of voices accusing the Israeli government of settling Jews in the West Bank and Gaza.' Seymour Reich, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish organizations, has said the Soviet Union has been bowing to Arab pressure, which is aimed at ending all Jewish immigration to Israel. ''Its decision to reject Arab protests kept the Soviet Union in conformity with a whole series of international agreements to which it is signatory - including the Helsinki Final Act -- that guarantees the right of emigration as a fundamental human right," he continued. Foundation Meeting To Recap Past Year The Columbus Jewish Foundation's Tenth Annual Dinner Meeting will recap the past year's activities, highlight achievements and present special recognition* to Beri M. Mandelkorn, this year's Foundation special honoree. The dinner meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, on Monday, July 23, at 6 p.m., with dietary laws to be strictly observed. The highlight of the evening meeting will be ap audio/visual tribute dedicated to Mandelkorn for this 34-year commitment to philr anthrophy and the global Jewish community. The community is invited to attend. For more information or to make reservations, at $40 per person, contact the Rick Pitino According to Sports Spectacular chairman, Sandy Solomon, "When the committee first met, we thought it would be impossible to top some of the great speakers we've had at previous Sports Spectaculars, including Al McGuire, Jim Valvano and Dick Vitale. However,-this year we were very fortunate to sign Rick Pitino as our speaker." Pitino is considered by many to be the best young "The Russians are coming. The. Russians are coming!"' That was the cry at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center last Dec. 28 during the Jewish Community blood donor drive. And it was true, the Russians were coming, those Russians who had recently emigrated to Columbus and were getting ac- climated'to their new homes •and city. One thing ther Russians brought with them on their long journey was a desire to be good citizens in their new country. And what better way could they demonstrate Foundation 237-7fiRB. office at their sincerity than by donating the most personal gift of all, their blood, just like they did in Russia. Once again the opportunity, for the Russians and for the Jewish community, to be good citizens presents its^Jf July 5. On that day, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.mrat the JCC, there will be a blood drive to replenish badly depleted supplies needed for hospital patients and emergency situations. Since May of, last year, Jewish Family Services has ' helped 200 Russians settle in Columbus. At least a dozen CONTINUED ON PAGE 11 •OPERATION EXODUS1 SOVIET RESETTLEMENT This Week Emigration Threat, 1 Ne\v Americans Donate Blood : 1 Poem '. Z Rabbis Attend Kallah Rabbis , Harold Berman •and Arthur Flicker of Congregation Israel attended a rabbinic Kallah sponsored by the Cleveland Board of Rabbis on Wednesday, June 6, at B'nai Jeshrun Congregation in Cleveland. Dr. Edward Greenstein, whose specialty is biblical interpretation, taught "How,, to Read Contradictions in Biblical Narratives."
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1990-06-28|
|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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