Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1992-04-02, page 01
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hi p.) 1 v HI I Br I i % !l| ! lot . TJie Ohio Jewish Chronicle Serving Columbus and the Central Ohio Jewish Community since 1922 VOLUME 70 NUMBER 14 APRIL 2,1992 28ADARII5752 DEVOTED TO AMERICAN AND JEWISH -IDEALS Bleiweiss to become president of Hadassah page 2 Israel Bonds to send delegation to Israel page 2 Gity of Hope holds installation of officers . ' • ' , . • Page 2 jEelaticmship* eiids— Jewish unity begins , page 3 Rabbi Aron Blackman is bound for London :•'/"•'-/; ';'.■ * '■ .. <':'',. page 4 Jf-'M* »»'-■'■'* ■■■.■■■■■■■■ ■■t-w.»n« Ml -— '— « WW.—I--..--.I ■ »■ ■■..«■.——. Briends of Hillel to heist Rabbi Ayi Weiss :/."}';,' '■■>'- " -. ' • :* . i>age5 —i'i '■ 't";' ■ -M I -^"t - -j ■>■■_-! Hadassah to charter ' hew group—TiMdiii page 6 In The Chronicle AtTheJCC , ..;.,..-.... 12,13 Conxtminity .".,.... '....... 4-7 federation ; 8 ._-_'■___. -.11 • ■ <^ 9 From rage ..•>..•« "• ••"■•„• > • •;• >' • ■ < <■ ",4 , 14fecy cle v. •' - • • Marketplace .;......,;.. 16 New Generation — '.'. M Scoreboard , *5 ^ynagogueji l/»i*»«^S*f»«»<**( 10 NEVE SHALOM SYNAGOGUE Local rabbi visits siteof terrorist attack Rabbi Harold Berman and his wife, Beth, were among leaders of the United Jewish Appeal Rabbinic Cabinet who participated in a Shabbat visit to the Jewish community of Istanbul and worshipped with the community at the Neve Shalom Synagogue, site of a terrorist attack that took 22 lives in September, 1986. (Neve Shalom was also attacked at the begining of March, several weeks ago. Because of heavy security, a. hand grenade thrown at the front of the synagogue caused only minor damage and injured one passerby.) - Rabbi Berman was honored with the Maftir Aliyah on Shabbat of Feb. 8 and chanted the Haftorah for the congregation. Other members of the rabbinic delegation also participated in the Torah service. Six of the rabbis who partic-' ipated in the 1992 Rabbinic Mission had visited Neve Shalom in February, 1987, several months after the attack. At that time the congrejgation was just beginning the resto ration work necessitated by the virtual destruction of the synagogue's interior. Neve Shalom was opened again later in 1987. Neve Shalom now has a monument in its front entry- way listing the names of those who died in the attack. At the base of the monument is a clock which is stopped at the time of the attack, 9:17 a.m. According to Rabbi Berman, "That time is particularly significant to'those who visit now, because it is a common time for people to arrive at the synagogue, Many people walk into Neve Shalom, look at their watches and realize that they are arriving at exactly the sametimei terrorists entered on that fatal day. "It was very moving to see the congregation repaired and in use and to be able to compare that sight with memories of the congregation after its destruction. It is a tribute to the commitment of the Jewish community of Istanbul that its synagogue will remain open and in use and that its Jews will not be frightened away," Rabbi Berman noted. Rabbi and Mrs. Berman joined a group of 40 rabbis and spouses in Spain, Turkey and Israel. Spain was an appropriate starting point for a trip which recalled 500 years since the expulsion of Jews under Ferdinand and Isabella, the rabbi noted. Many of the Jews of Turkey trace their family ancestry directly to Spain and can identify members of their family who arrived in Turkey in 1492 or shortly thereafter. Turkey marks its 500th anniversary as a Jewish community in 1992, although there were Jews in the country before that time and the community still has synagogues which date back to the 14th Century. The United Jewish Appeal Rabbinic Cabinet mission members were guests at a series of programs and dinners sponsored by the Istanbul Jewish community. "We were given very gracious personal hospitality, special performances by youth groups and teens and we discussed the efforts that a small Jewish community is making to keep its young people involved and committed. More than 100,000 members of the Turkish Jew- . ish community have left in recent years, for Israel, Europe and America. The community is trying very hard to keep it-. self strong and our mission was geared to give encouragement to those efforts," explained Rabbi Berman. In Israel, the delegation spent time with organizations promoting dialogue with the Arab community and toured sites associated with Sephardic Jewry of more recent generations. As a member of the Executive Committee of the United Jewish Rabbinic Cabinet, Rabbi Berman has participated in fund raising events, meetings and programs throughout the United States as well as in Poland, France, Turkey, Egypt and Israel.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1992-04-02|
|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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