\ Feature Israel Trade Fair At Local Celebration On May 5
The 17th Anniversary of Israel’s
Independence will be marked by
the Jewish community on Wednes-
day evening, May 5 in a spirit of
thanksgiving and celebration be-
ginning with a short Service of
Commemoration and followed by
an enlarged and highly-appealing
Israel Trade Fair. There will be
music, folk dancing, a fashion
I show and refreshments to please
1 , the eye and stimulate the senses.
I The Service of Commemoration
; will take place at Congregation
Beth Shalom beginning promptly
at 8:15 p.m. The Israel Trade Fair
will be set up in the Main Audi-
| torium where His Excellency the
Ambassador of Israel and Mrs.
Gershon Avner, the distinguished
patrons of the evening will receive
I the guests.
' Mervin Mirsky, president of the
Ottawa Vaad Ha’Ir and David
i Avner Zelikovitz, chairman of the United
I Zionist Council, joint sponsors of
the anniversary celebration expect
that this will be one of the finest
evenings of its kind in years.
There is no admission fee and
everyone in the community is
invited to attend. They will all be
there — parents, teenagers, young
A special committee of the pre-
sidents and key members of the
women’s Zionist groups headed by
Mrs. Moe Slack has been at work
for weeks in preparation for the
Trade Fair. Israel’s goods and
products are finding increased
acceptance on the Canadian con-
sumer market and many of these
new items will be shown for the
first time in Ottawa.
Those who will participate in
the Service of Commemoration
are His Excellency the Ambas-
sador, Rabbis Simon L. Eckstein,
J. Benjamin Friedberg and Abra-
ham Rubin, Mervin Mirsky, Cantor
Hyman Gertler and Rev. Joseph
Rabin and the Beth Shalom
Choir. The choir will have organ
accompaniment. The colours will
be presented by the Cub and
Brownie groups of the Jewish
People planning to attend the
celebration are urged to arrive in
time for the service so that the
religious significance of the observ-
ance can be marked with dignity
and reverence. Heads of all
organizations in the community
are co-operating by urging their
members to participate.
The booths will display wines,
jewellery, candy, chocolates, canned
fruits and juices, groceries, oran-
ges, arts and crafts and WIZO
products. Many of these items can
be purchased. The Israel Govern-
ment Tourist Office, Zim Shipping
Lines and Air France will also be
represented by agents from their
Canadian head offices.
The Boutique Shop will be a
particularly attractive plus feature
this year. A number of young
women from Ottawa will model the
appealing items which have been
especially obtained for the Fashion
Show. Objets d’art, stamps, coins
and medallions will also be shown.
The Petit Mus6e of Montreal is
bringing in a beautiful exhibit of
rare old ceremonial objects.
Organizations who will man the
booths are Ottawa Council of
Hadassah, Mizrachi Women’s
Organization, Pioneer Women’s
Organization and Ottawa Women’s
ORT. The combined strength and
co-operation of these groups is
certain to assure the success of
The program has been arranged
by the Ottawa Vaad Ha’Ir and the
United Zionist Council in co-
operation with the Israeli Trade
Commissioner in Canada, the Syna-
gogues of Ottawa and the Jewish
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APRIL 30, 1965
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EXPECT LARGEST TURNOUT IN YEARS
Jackie Mason Headlines Program At
U.J.A. Stag Dinner On Monday Night
The Ottawa Jewish Community launches its 1965 United Limited, Hamilton Communal Pro- Jackie’s material, among the* —
Jewish Appeal on Monday evening. May 3 with a double-barrelled i ects an d Hamilton Red Wing freshest and most original in show
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The Ottawa Jewish Community launches its 1965 United
Jewish Appeal on Monday evening. May 3 with a double-barrelled
attraction which is certain to sei it on the road to success. The
Stag Dinner for men traditionally opens the annual campaign
for refugee settlement in Israel, for relief and rehabilitation over-
seas and for Jewish educational and recreational services in Ottawa.
Jackie Mason, one of the most popular comedians in America
today will entertain. Ken Soble of Hamilton, national chairman
of the United Israel Appeal and a leading T.V. executive and
industrialist will be the guest speaker. The program will be fast-
paced, streamlined and thoroughly enjoyable.
The dinner will be held in the
Main Auditorium of the Jewish
Community Centre. It is scheduled
to begin at 7:00 o’clock, preceded
by cocktails from 6:15 p.m. Admis-
sion is free and every male contri-
butor in the community is wel-
come to attend.
The Campaign Committee wishes
to point out, however, that advance
reservations are essential. All you
need to do is phone 232-7306 or
232-7307 to tell the switchboard
operator that you will be coming.
The caterer must be given a count,
otherwise difficulties arise.
The response to the invitations
which went out earlier this week
has been exceedingly good, accord-
ing to general chairman Arnold
Lithwick and his executive com-
mittee. These dinners attract large
numbers each year because the
atmosphere is pleasant and the
fund-raising is conducted with
dignity and despatch. The boys
know why they are there and every
contribution is accepted graciously.
No one is pressured and no one
These dinners save a great deal
of legwork and help speed up the
campaign. There are over 1,500
cards to cover and it must all be
done before the warm weather
sets in. A commitment at the
dinner on May 3 frees the volun-
teer canvassers for other calls.
The donor also benefits because
the call at his office or place of
business is eliminated.
Since time is a major factor in
today’s hectic business and pro-
fessional world, the Stag Dinner
provides an ideal opportunity to
discharge one’s communal obli-
gations. Everyone gives to the
U.J.A. anyway. Add a few drinks,
a good dinner and Jackie Mason’s
hilarious brand of entertainment
and it becomes a first-rate evening
no one should miss.
Guest speaker Kenneth Soble
has been a dynamic force in his
own Jewish community’s develop-
ment for many years. He was
largely responsible for the con-
struction of the Hamilton Jewish
Community Centre and has held
most of the top-level posts avail-
able in that city. As national
chairman of the United Israel
Appeal, he is emerging as one of
the most prominent figures on the
Canadian Zionist scene today.
Mr. Soble is president of
CHCH-TV, Radio Stations CHML
and CHML-FM, Hamilton Forum
Limited, Hamilton Communal Pro-
jects and Hamilton Red Wing
Hockey Club. He has the distinc-
tion of being chairman of the
Ontario Housing Corporation and
of the Urban Renewal Committee
of the City of Hamilton.
A member of the Advisory
Board of the Royal Trust Com-
pany, he is also a governor of Beth
Jacob Synagogue, McMaster Uni-
versity and the Tiger-Cat Football
Team. Mr. Soble’s wide range of
interests include the National
Executive of the Zionist Organi-
zation of Canada, B’nai B’rith,
Masonic Order and directorships
of the Chedoke General Hospital,
Canadian Council of Christian and
Jews and the Canadian Cancer
Society. He was the founding pre-
sident of the Radio and Television
Jackie Mason is considered one
of the funniest men in America.
His monologs are artistically
fashioned, and they flow effort-
lessly from one punch line to the
next. His situations are universal:
they could happen to anyone. He
touches lightly and hilariously on
every conceivable subject.
Jackie’s material, among the*-
freshest and most original in show
business, is delivered in an accent
midway between that of a Bronx
taxi driver and lower East Side
delicatessen proprietor. His deli-
very is rapid-fire and he builds his
monologs skillfully and effort-
His story is unusual, even for
show business. Jackie comes from
a family of ordained Rabbis (his
father and three brothers are all
Rabbis) and he himself held pul-
pits in North Carolina and Penn-
sylvania before entering show busi-
ness. His early career was marked
by many ups and downs before he
hit the big time in 1959.
These days, Jackie is an assured
veteran with years of development
in all kinds of situations behind
him. His material is his own and
his delivery is as personal as his
Jackie has guested on such lead-
ing television shows as Steve
Allen’s, Johnny Carson’s, Jack
Paar’s, Garry Moore’s, Perry Co-
mo’s and Ed Sullivan’s. He has
played the top clubs in the country,
has appeared in a motion picture
and has two records to his credit.
The United Jewish Appeal will
seek to raise $395,000. during the
next few weeks to meet the chal-
lenge posed by overseas, national
and local needs. The objective is
10% higher than the amount
raised last year and represents the
bare minimum required by the
U.J.A.’s beneficiaries in the next
Mrs. Gershon Avner
Will Appear On
Morning, May 4
On the occasion of the Ottawa
observance of the 17th Anniver-
sary of Israel’s Independence, Mrs.
Gershon Avner, wife of the Am-
bassador of Israel to Canada will
be interviewed on CJOH Televi-
sion on Tuesday morning, May 4.
Mrs. Avner will appear on
“Coffee Club” which is shown from
10:00 to 10:30 a.m. She will be
on within minutes of the begin-
ning of the program.
Establish David Petegorsky Award
The New York Metropolitan
Council of the American Jewish
Congress has established an annual
series of awards in memory of Dr.
David W. Petegorsky, former exec-
utive director of Congress, for the
unique contributions he made to
the development of the American
Jewish community, Congress ide-
ology and Congress program.
The David W. Petegorsky Awards
for Civic Achievement as they will
be known, are presented each year
to three persons in New York who
have made a special contribution
to the vigour and health of the
The first recipients at a dinner
held recently were Frederick
Douglas O’Neal, for helping to
achieve equal rights in the Ameri-
can theatre; Howard M. Squadron,
for his leadership of the Metro-
politan Council; and R. Peter
Straus, for helping to achieve
OTTAWA JEWISH BULLETIN
APRIL 30, 1965
People In The News
The Bulletin is pleased to record
the names and accomplishments of
the undernoted members of the
community who have distinguished
themselves in various fields of en-
deavour. Congratulations are ex-
tended to :
Emmanuel M. Glatt, on his elec-
tion as president of the Ottawa
Boys’ Club. A director for twenty
years, Mr. Glatt in 1959 received
the Boys’ Clubs of Canada Silver
Keystone Award for outstanding
Dr. Manuel Gluck, on having
been installed as a Fellow of the
American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists at the annual
meeting of the college in San Fran-
cisco earlier this month.
Martin K. Levinson, on his elec-
tion as a Fellow of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
Fewer than five percent of the
chartered accountants in the prov-
ince are fellows of the institute.
Norman A. Loeb and David Ep-
stein on having been named to the |
Advisory Board of the Ottawa
Earl Sheldon Maser, son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. Hy Maser, on having
been awarded a Canada Council
Fellowship for graduate study and
research in Russian language and
literature at McGill University.
Stephan Mirsky, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Norman Mirsky, on having
been named to the Dean’s Honour
Roll at Gallaudet College, Wash-
Morris R. Palmer, president of
the Hull Branch of the Canadian
Legion, on having received the
Meritorious Service Medal “for
outstanding welfare service above
and beyond the call of duty”. Mr.
Palmer is only the third recipient
of the Legion’s highest award in
thirty years in this area.
Israel Rubinek and Mrs. Max
VVershof, for outstanding per-
formances in the Ottawa Little
Theatre’s production of “Come
Blow Your Horn”. The play ran
for twelve days to packed houses.
Canadian Jewish Congress Plenary
Session in Montreal May 20 - 24
The Jewish Community of Ot-
tawa has been invited to partici-
pate in the 14th Plenary Session
of the Canadian Jewish Congress
which is to take place at the Queen
Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.
Delegates from communities
throughout the country will gather
at this convention to deal with
many issues affecting Jewish life
in Canada and abroad. Plans re-
leased by convention headquarters
indicate that this will be one of
the most meaningful conferences
in years, with plenty of opportunity
for delegate participation.
All phases of Congress work will
be reviewed including religious
welfare, youth, Jewish education,
adult education, community serv-
ices, leadership training, commu-
nity relations, foreign affairs, fund-
raising and research and archives.
One session will be devoted to
“The Canadian Jewish Community
as Part of World Jewry” and will
deal with Jews in the U.S.S.R.,
Israel, World Jewish Congress,
Conference of Jewish Organiza-
tions, the Ecumenical Council and
Canadian Jewry’s relations to other
The Oneg Shabbat is scheduled
to scrutinize the “Contemporary
Aspects of the Spiritual Life and
Cultural Life of the Jewish Com-
munities of Canada". This broad
subject will be divided into such
headings as Ethnic Concept of the
Community; The Jewish Commu-
nity as a Faith Community; Assi-
milation; Jewish Intellectuals; The
Strengths and Weaknesses of our
Jewish Educational System.
For the first time in Congress
convention history, special
rangements have been made to
hold Sabbath Services at the hotel.
Excellent meal and hospitality ar-
rangements have also been made.
All indications point to the 14th
Plenary Session as setting an all-
time high attendance record.
A roster of distinguished and
informed speakers will address
the various gatherings and there
will be an opportunity to mingle
and exchange views with leaders
of communities across Canada.
In order to make the Ottawa
contingent as representative as
possible, Mervin Mirsky, president
of the Ottawa Vaad Ha’Ir has in-
vited the heads of all organizations
to name delegates in addition to
those who will be appointed by the
Vaad. The information is required
this weekend in order that it can
be sent to Montreal.
There will also be room for in-
dividuals who would like to attend
the conference but who may not
be actively involved in organiza-
tional life at the present time. Hy
Hochberg will be pleased to pro-
vide any information desired.
Habonim, the youth arm of the
Labour Zionist Movement has ob-
served the second anniversary of
its formation in Ottawa. The two
groups, 10-13 and 14-18 meet at
the Histadrut Centre every Friday
night at 8:00 p.m.
These sessions are conducted in
the spirit of the Sabbath and in-
clude kiddush, Israeli singing and
dancing, discussion of contempo-
rary Israeli problems, history and
current events. Special events in-
clude picnics, hikes and other out-
Camp Kvutza in the Laurentians
serves the Montreal - Ottawa area.
It has mature and experienced
counsellors who work with Habo-
nim groups during the rest of the
year. Habonim operate nine camps
in Canada and the United States.
Anyone interested in joining the
group is invited to come to the
Friday night sessions. For further
information, call Michael Abbey
For Aged Head
Jacie C. Horwitz, Q.C., prominent
local barrister and communal lead-
er was re-elected president of
Hillel Lodge (Ottawa Jewish Home
for the Aged) at the annual meet-
ing of the organization held re-
cently. Mrs. Abraham Lithwick
was named honorary president.
Other officers who will serve for
the coming year are :
Samuel Berger, Q.C., first vice-
president; Gilbert Greenberg, sec-
ond vice-president; Abraham Shaf
fer, treasurer; Mrs. Norman Wolfe,
assistant treasurer; Mrs. M. Sid-
ney Green, recording secretary;
Mrs. Benjamin Bean, correspond-
Board of Directors: Joe Ages,
Mrs. Isaac Beiles, Dr. M. Ralph
Berke, Sam Caplan, Mrs. Joseph
Dover, Ben Dworkin, Joe Feller
Jarvis Freedman, M. Sidney Green’
Dr. Joseph Greenblatt, Hy Harris’
Ben Levin, Sidney Lithwick, David
Loeb, Mervin Mirsky, Dr. Samuel
Mirsky, Abe Palmer, Henry Pass
Mrs. Simon Ritt and Paul Weiner’
One 'Idnited Oommunit^ - One ^Idnited Ocunjjciic^n
AN OPEN LETTER BY THE GENERAL CHAIRMAN OF THE UNITED JEWISH APPEAL
This is the Bar Mitzvah year of the United Jewish
Appeal in Ottawa. Our offspring has done well. We have
nurtured it, supported it and watched it grow. It has become
the instrument through which we discharge our collective
obligations as a community.
Our U.J.A. has helped to save and rebuild shattered
lives. Jt has fed tens of thousands on their way to a haven
in Israel. It has made Ottawa a better place in which
to live and raise our children.
Our U.J.A. has done all these things and more. Each
spring, the call has gone out. And each spring, the response
has been swift and usually generous. To a greater or
lesser degree, we have shared our blessings. God has been
good to us and we have tried to be our brothers' keepers.
the sad Ut trmhV; J ;t;, h t a her a e IS b had i,S P K° blemS : There is 0nly 50 much in the pot and
tne sad truth is that there has never been quite enough to go around. 1964 is a case in
point. Pledges exceeded *360,000., but actual requirements were at least $40,000. more.
I*r»,.r aCed Wi : h th ‘ S dile , mm ‘V ,he Allocations Committee had little choice in the matter
Israel requests were reduced — the Talmud Torah's allocation was cut — the J D C the
?e in’debi IndVele S amp a " had t0 r get al °" 8 With less ' The result: our beneficiaries
are m debt and there is only one source of relief.
All kinds of suggestions have been made. Some people advocate splitting the campaign
into separate local and overseas appeals. Others say we are sending too much overseas and
!h°ere ke ar P e In . g h at home ' Another 8 rou P takes exactly the opposite position. And finally
there are those who say you must cut your cloth to fit your suit. y
existeH Ve t r hJ 0 b al T ’ " Cy ' S th . r . ou . 8h a . P eriod of belt-tightening right now. If any frills
can von S oh T? Tx ? eliminated. It is easy to cut, but at what price? How much
can you lop oil a Talmud Torah budget witnout impairing standards and services? Can you
urn a deaf ear to the urgent cables and letters which keep pouring in from Jerusalem? How
long can you go on incurring deficits without a day of reckoning?
AnnJ| he w» re ‘a e ™?™" 8 ,S uestions t which face us on the eve of the 1965 United Jewish
1 W n d ?. 395 ’ 0 . 00 ' thls y ear for current operations. If we reach that figure, we can
ho'd the line. But if we do not, we are in trouble. The alternative is either to go back to
the days of multiple campaigns or cut back on services. Neither approach makes much
sense m these days of expanding economies and improved standards of living.
The only problem we have is money. We are not being asked to shoulder a gun or stand
guard on a border settlement. Thank God, we live in a free country where life is good and
are 0 om n goals are eVeryWhere - There is little we cannot do 50 l°»g as unity and purpose
Willing hands are ready to do the work. Our job is to help provide the tools. The
members of my Executive Committee join me in expressing the hope that 1965 will be a
banner year for the United Jewish Appeal because you and hundreds like you felt strongly
enough to give a little more to preserve our Jewish way of life.
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THE OTTAWA JEWISH BULLETIN
is published by the Jewish Community
Council. 151 Chnpel St., Ottawa, Can-
nda. Hyman Bcssin, honorary president;
Mervin Mirsky. president; Arnold Lith-
wick, Jules Loeb, Maurice W. Wright,
Q.C., vice-presidents; Rudolph Appotivc.
treasurer; Dr. Baruch Diena, honorary
secretary; Hy Hochberg, executive di-
rector. Authorized as second class mail
by the Post Office Department, Ottawa.
CAMP B'NAI B'RITH
IS ALL BOOKED
FOR THE SEASON!
Wouldn't it be nice if we could say this ?
Actually, we still have space for a few more campers.
The staff is hired . . . the grounds and buildings are
all spruced up . . . and we're all set to go. So . . .
DO IT NOW! PLEASE SEND IN YOUR APPLICATION TODAY
SO WE CAN MAKE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN EARNEST.
APRIL 2, 1965
OTTAWA JEWISH BULLETIN
Passover Observed April 17-24
FIRST SEDER, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 16
Passover, the festival commemorating Israel’s deliverance
from the yoke of Egyptian bondage 3,500 years ago will be
ushered in on Friday evening, April 16, and will be observed
for a period of eight days until sundown, Saturday, April 24.
Passover has become a symbol of humanity’s first festival
of freedom. To our people, however, it is more than a lesson.
Rich in symbolism, it provides a unique method of identifica-
tion with the faith and eternity of the Jewish people. It is
the holiday that gives stress to our role as guardians of our
young for they have a special part in its celebration. It is the
holiday that attempts, in a most picturesque way, to convey
to its celebrants the joy, beauty and feeling of our heritage of
which it is part.
Sale of Chametz — Until 10:15 a.m., Friday, April 16.
B’dikat Chametz — (Search for Chametz) — Thursday
evening, April 16.
Biur Chametz — (Burning of Chametz) — - Friday morning,
April 16, before 10:30 a.m. Eat no chametz after
9:30 a.m., Friday, April 16.
Siyum B’chorim — (for first-born males) — Friday morning,
April 16 following morning services at all Congregations.
Candle Lighting — Before 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 16.
After 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17.
After 6:38 p.m., Thursday, April 22. Before 6:39 p.m.,
Friday, April 23.
Yizkor (Memorial Services) — At all Congregations, Saturday,
April 24, at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Consult your own Synagogue bulletin for schedule of
services and other holiday information.
Products for Passover
Passover items bearing this endorsement label of the Vaad
Ha’Ir — Vaad Harabonim of Montreal are recommended
by the Ottawa Vaad Hakashruth for Pesach use.
(Light blue and white)
Consumers will find that there are a great variety of Kosher
for Passover items produced under the above supervision.
This includes cheese, cream, pickles, relishes, delicatessen
products, candy, tea, coffee, sugar, soft drinks, cakes, pastries,
Look for the label on all your purchases.
Trade Fair Chairman
Mrs. Moe Slack, 1st vice-president
elect of the Ottawa Council of Hadas-
sah has accepted the chairmanship of
the Israel Trade Fair which is to be
held as part of the community-wide
celebrations marking the 17th Anni-
versary of Israel's Independence on
Wednesday evening. May 5. Mrs.
Slack has enlisted the active partici-
pation and support of Hadassah,
Mizrachi Women, Pioneer Women
and ORT who will set up and man
the booths and fashion show which
will be the highlights of the Trade
Fair at the Jewish Community Centre.
Bottled in Ottawa under the
supervision of the Ottawa Vaad
Pure Spring Ginger Ale, Soda
Water, 1-Cal Cola and Up-Town —
(Look for special Passover label).
Seven-Up — (Look for special
Coca-Cola — (Look for special
Pepsi-Cola — (Look for special
Borden’s Dairy will produce
homogenized Passover milk again
under the supervision of the Vaad
Hakashruth. As in past years, other
dairies will receive some of this
milk for distribution to their cus-
tomers. Consumers are reminded
to look for the label which indi-
cates that supervision was given
by the Ottawa Vaad Hakashruth.
Borden’s Dairy will also distri-
bute Passover butter received from
Pledge Redemption Committee
Keeps U.J.A. Accounts Current
David Zelikovitz, chairman of
the United Zionist Council of
Ottawa, who was given many years
of devoted service to campaigning
for Israel, has taken on a new role
as chairman of the United Jewish
Appeal Pledge Redemption Com-
Mr. Zelikovitz and his brother
Nathan have worked as a team
for years and the unique contribu-
tion they have made to Zionist
effort in this community is worthy
of the highest commendation. They
do the job others are reluctant to
tackle and they do it conscientious-
ly and successfully.
The Pledge Redemption Com-
mittee was set up by the Vaad
Ha’Ir to maintain year-round col-
lection machinery for the United
Jewish Appeal. Most U.J.A. donors
are very conscientious about re-
sponding to statements by mail.
But a few need the personal re-
minders which can only come from
a continuing concern on the part
of a permanent lay committee.
The committee has already held
two meetings and early returns
indicate that good results have
been obtained from the phone calls
and personal visits which commit-
tee members have made.
In addition to David and Nathan
Zelikovitz, those who are taking a
leading part in the collection pro-
gram are Jules Loeb, Mervin
Mirsky, Hy Bessin, Alex Betcher-
man, Morris Zagerman, Arnold
Lithwick, Harry Weidman, Irving
Lithwick, Myer Stein, Louis
Weiner, Jacob Bookman, Joe Zeli-
kovitz, Herbert Zagerman, Max
Zelikovitz, Max Kizell, Bert Krugel,
Harry Goldstein, Jack Levin, Mau-
rice Waxman and Lawrence Kapel-
ler. M. Sidney Green is staff co-
The Ottawa Vaad Hakashruth
wishes to emphasize that
there are no caterers in
Ottawa who are authorized to
produce Kosher L’Pesach
food items under its super-
During the course of the rest
of the year, only food pre-
pared and served at the
Jewish Community Centre or
in any of the Synagogues
bears such endorsement.
Make sure that the matzoth you
purchase for Passover bear the
inscription “Kosher L’Pesach —
Kosher for Passover Use”. Mat-
zoth sold for year-round use bear
the inscription “Not for Passover
In keeping with the spirit
of the Passover season, a
number of people in the com-
munity have offered the hos-
pitality of their homes to out-
of-town university students,
civil servants and others who
will not be able to spend
Pesach with their own fami-
lies because of distance or
Anyone in this position
who would like to spend the
first and second nights of
Passover with a Jewish fam-
ily is asked to call Arnold
Grant at the Centre, 232-7306.
Arrangements can also be
made for the full week of
Passover if desired.
If you know of someone
who is a bit shy about coming
forward, Mr. Grant will be
pleased to extend the invita-
PASSOVER SOFT DRINKS
• Pure Spring — Ginger Ale
• Pure Spring — Soda Wafer
• 1 Cal Cola
ALL AT REGULAR PRICES
HOME FOR AGED CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM PROCEEDING WELL
Lithwick, Lambert & Sim, architects for Hillel Lodge (Ottawa Jewish Home for the Aged) report that construc-
tion is proceeding according to schedule and everything should be completed in good time for October occupancy
this year. This view of the two-storey and finished basement building on Wurtemburg Street shows the plastic
protection covering which enables work to proceed during the winter months without interruption. At this point,
the entire steel skeleton has been erected and concrete floors have been poured. The brickwork is well advanced
and all the rough plumbing, ventilation duct work and electrical conduits have been installed. Work has also
started on the electric elevator. Admission policies have been established by a committee under the chairman-
ship of Dr. Samuel Mirsky and inquiries arc welcomed. Information can be obtained from the executive director,
Percy Bernstein, 642 Bathurst St., 733-6090.
OTTAWA JEWISH BULLETIN
APRIL 2, 1965
People In The News
Warsaw Ghetto Memorial April 29
During the course of the past
few months, a number of members
and former members of this com-
munity have distinguished them-
selves in various fields of en-
deavour. The Bulletin is pleased
to record these events and con-
gratulates all concerned.
Irving Aaron, on his election as
Lieutenant Governor of Division
Seven, Ontario, Quebec and Mari-
times region of Kivvanis.
Bernard IVI. Alexandor, Q.C., on
his appointment to the Board of
Governors of McGill University.
Benson Benovoy, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Benovoy, who was one
of four young Ottawa musicians
selected from 330 applicants for
membership in the National Youth
Orchestra for 1965.
Hyman Bessin, on his election
as a member of the Board of Di-
rectors of the Mizrachi Bank Ltd.
Alex Betcherman, on his election
as Chairman of the Executive
Board of Ottawa Gas.
Zave Climan, Gordon H Boston
and Maurice W. Wright, Q.C., on
having been co-opted to the Na-
tional Executive of the Zionist
Organization of Canada.
J. Arthur Cogan, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Cogan, on having ob-
tained honours standing in the bar
admission course at Osgoode Hall,
winning the Reading Law Club
prize and Reading Law Club pres-
ident’s prize for achieving highest
standing in two civil procedure
David A. Golden, on his appoint-
ment as chairman of the National
Public Relations Committee of the
Zionist Organization of Canada and
Hyman Soloway, Q.C., on his ap-
pointment as a deputy chairman
of the National Public Relations
Dr. Baruch B. Diena, who is
engaged in medical bacteriological
research with the Department of
National Health and Welfare, on
having been elected a Fellow of
the Royal Society of Medicine,
Rabbi J Benjamin Friedberg and
Hyman Gould, on their election to
the Board of Directors of the
Ottawa Youth Residence, repre-
senting the Jewish community.
Dr. Murray A. Heit, on his elec-
tion to the Board of Control of the
City of Ottawa.
Jacie C. Horwitz, Q.C., on his
election as president of the District
No. 1 Progressive Conservative
Association, encompassing thirteen
Eastern Ontario ridings.
Dr. Abraham Hurtig, an attend-
ing gynecologist at the Ottawa
Civic Hospital, has been invited to
conduct a luncheon conference on
the treatment of resistant pelvic
infections at the 13th annual meet-
ing of the American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists at
San Francisco, April 5-8.
Mrs. Harry Kershman, who op-
erates Bonnie Cleaners Ltd., on
having received a Prestige Builders
Award from the National Institute
of Drycleaning, for her educational
programs on the skills of the dry-
cleaner in Ottawa high schools.
Tracey Kronick, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. David Kronick, on having
been chosen Ottawa’s Winter Car-
nival Queen for 1965.
Dr. Benjamin A. Levitan of
Montreal, son of Mrs. M. Levitan
and the late Mr. Levitan, on his
promotion to assistant professor of
Medicine and Clinical Medicine at
McGill University and as associate
physician at the Royal Victoria
Mr. Justice Abraham H. Lieff,
who served as co-chairman of the
national observances of Brother-
hood Week sponsored by the Cana-
dian Council of Christians and
Sol Max, on his election as a
Public School Trustee for the City
of Ottawa and subsequently as
chairman of the Finance Commit-
tee of the Public School Board.
Dr. Bert B. Migicovsky, on his
appointment as assistant director-
general of the research branch in
the Department of Agriculture.
Henry L. Molot, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Abram Molot, who completed
the bar admission course at Os-
goode Hall with honours, standing
fifth in his class. A silver medal
winner from the University of
Ottawa Law School, Mr. Molot has
received a grant from Yale Uni-
versity where he will pursue fur-
Mrs. Samuel Palef, on her re-
election as president of the Ladies
Auxiliary of Island Lodge and
Dr. Nathan Schecter, on his re-
election as president of the Cana-
dian Society of Chemotherapy at
its first annual conference in
Toronto. Dr. Schecter was one of
the founders of the society which
was formed in 1963 to improve the
knowledge and practice of drug
therapy in Canada.
Arnold Slover, on his re-election
as a director of the Ottawa Junior
Board of Trade and his election as
district deputy governor of the
Dale Carnegie Alumni Association.
Lloyd Vineberg, on his election
as president of the Better Business
Bureau of Ottawa and Hull.
Dr. Isaac J Vogelfanger, chief
of Experimental Surgery at the
Ottawa Civic Hospital on having
been named a Fellow of the Ameri-
can College of Surgeons at the
50th Annual Congress held at
Chicago. Dr. Vogelfanger has also
been appointed associate professor
of surgery at the University of
Ottawa and research assistant of
the Ontario Heart Foundation.
Everyone's at the
Honoured for 25
Years of Service
Nap Kapinsky, whose name has
become synonymous with B’nai
B’rith service and aspirations has
been cited by Parliament Chapter
A.Z.A. “for 25 years of devotion
to the community and B’nai B’rith”.
Sam Koffman was the master of
ceremonies at the testimonial din-
ner held earlier this month. Sol
Max introduced the guest of hon-
our and greetings were extended
by Sam Lampert, president, Ottawa
Lodge, Bert Krugel, president-
elect, Parliament Lodge and Barney
Grosser of Montreal, representing
District No. 22 of B’nai B’rith.
Jeff Polowin, president of Par-
liament Chapter A.Z.A. presented
an engraved plaque to the hon-
ouree. Over $200 was raised for
a university scholarship.
The Charter belonging to B’nai
B’rith Women’s Chapter No. 421
appears to have been lost.
Anyone who may know of the
whereabouts of the Charter or any
other old documents or records of
the Chapter is asked to communi-
cate with Mrs. David Molot,
A public tribute on the 22nd
Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto
Uprising will be held Thursday,
April 29 at 8:30 p.m., at the Jewish
Community Centre under the joint
auspices of the Ottawa Vaad Ha’Ir
and the Labour Zionist Council.
Word has iust been received that
the guest speaker will be David
Lewis, Q.C., of Toronto, former
member of parliament for York
South and vice-president of the
New Democratic Party of Canada.
Mr. Lewis is an outstanding
speaker who is much in demand at
gatherings throughout the country.
Others who will be participating
are Matityahu Dagan, Counsellor
of the Embassy of Israel, Rabbi
Simon L. Eckstein, Rabbi J. Ben-
jamin Friedberg and Rabbi Abra-
The students of the Hillel Aca-
demy and Hebrew School and the
teen-age clubs of the community
will also take part.
By now it has become a tradition
for Jewish communities all over
the world to observe the Anniver-
sary of the Warsaw Ghetto Up-
rising of 1943, not only as a tribute
to the countless Jewish martyrs
and heroes of the Nazi era but
also as a symbol of resistance to
oppression and condemnation of
the heinous atrocities of the Nazis,
which resulted in the ruthless
annihilation of six million Jews.
This year’s observance assumes
added significance in view of the
emergence of neo-Nazi manifesta-
tions and the spread of hate
Organizations are urged not to
arrange any other function on that
day and make every effort that
their entire membership attends
this manifestation of solidarity of
Jews in Ottawa with the Jewish
These excellent quality. Kosher
I'Pesach wines from
Israel are available in local Liquor
Control Board stores:
Extra sweet, red
Extra dry, red
Seder table with the products of Israel.
The Ottawa Talmud Torah Board announces
THE OPENING OF FALL REGISTRATION
HILLEL ACADEMY (ALL DAY SCHOOL)
Central — 453 Rideau Street — 234-3377
West End — 1400 Coldrey Ave. — 728-9315
Nursery 3V2 - 5 Grades 1 - 6
Kindergarten - 5
AFTERNOON HEBREW SCHOOL
(For pupils attending Public Schools)
Central Grades 1 and 2
Monday - Thursday, 4:15-6:15 P.M.
Alta Vista Public School, Randall Ave.
Central Grades 3 - 6
Monday - Thursday, 4:15-6:15 P.M.
453 Rideau Street
West End Grades 1 - 6
Two week days, 4:15-6:15 P.M.
Sunday, 10:00 A.M.- 12:00 Noon
1400 Coldrey Ave.
Call 234-3377 for registration and further information.
RESPOND TO APPEAL FOR CASH REMITTANCES
Maurice W. Wright, Q.C., associate campaign chairman of the 1964 Ottawa United Jewish Appeal presents a
$50,000 cheque to Woolf Perry of Jerusalem, world deputy chairman of the United Israel Appeal, in response
to an urgent appeal to general chairman Jules Loeb for cash remittances to help finance the flow of immigrants
into Israel from trouble spots around the world. The presentation was made at the United Israel Appeal luncheon
held at the 37th National Convention of the Zionist Organization of Canada, which was presided over by Bertram
Loeb, shown with Mr. Perry and Mr. Wright.
APRIL 2, 1965
OTTAWA JEWISH BULLETIN
8th Annual Art Show April 7, 8
Under the distinguished patron-
age of Their Excellencies the
Governor-General and Madame
George Vanier, the Ottawa Section
of the National Council of Jewish
Women of Canada will hold its
8th annual exhibition and sale of
paintings and sculpture by leading
and promising Canadian artists
from coast to coast.
Since its inception eight years
ago, this exhibition has come to be
regarded as a major cultural event
in the City of Ottawa. It is hoped
that, by affording artists an
additional opportunity to exhibit
their works and the public a chance
to view them, it may contribute a
stimulus to the further develop-
ment of Canadian art.
Davidson Dunton, president and
vice-chancellor of Carleton Uni-
versity and chairman of the Royal
Commission on Bilingualism and
Biculturalism will officially open
the Exhibition on Wednesday,
April 7, at 8:30 p.m., at the Assem-
bly Hall, Lansdowne Park.
Due to space limitations, opening
night will be by invitation. Guests |
will be invited to view the works
from 7:30 p.m. and to ballot for
more than 160 works of art, all
fixed in price by the artists and
ranging from $35. to $200. Ballots
will be drawn for each, and the
works will be sold to those bidders
whose names are drawn first. On
Thursday, April 8, the general
public will be invited to view the
exhibition from 10 a.m. until 9
p.m. and the paintings and sculp-
tures may then be purchased by
The arrangements for this year’s
exhibition have been undertaken
by a committee of twenty-one
women headed by Mrs. Jack Sob
cov. Ralph Allen has donated the
door prize and the masters of
ceremony will be Dr. Emmetf
O’Grady and Campbell McDonald.
The honourary advisers are: Dr.
Charles Comfort, Dr. A. Y. Jack-
son, Henri Masson, Carl Schaefer,
and Jacques de Tonnancour. The
judges, Dr. Charles Comfort and
Carl Weiselberger will award
prizes totalling $450. for the three
Centre Library Contributions
The Library Committee of the
Jewish Community Centre ac-
knowledges with thanks receipt of
the following contributions for the
purchase of books :
In memory of Mrs. Sarah Agul-
nik by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Aboud.
In memory of Mrs. Pearl Bander
by Miss Olive Pullan.
In memory of Mrs. Marguerite
Bruck by Mrs. Edith W. Brozovsky
and by Barry and Allan Baker.
In memory of Marvin Chodikoff
by Mrs. Ellen M. Arkison; Misses
Lillian and Rose Gould; Mr. and
Mrs. Hy Hymes; Ted Guenette:
Miss Yvonne Michaud; Mr. and
Mrs. M. Miller; Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Nadolny; Mr. and Mrs.
In memory of Mrs. Fanny Dwor-
kin by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Welt-
man; Mrs. Peter Weltman; Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Zelikovitz, Marl-
In honour of the Golden Wed-
ding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
Israel Ellenberg of Calgary, Alta.,
by their children Mr. and Mrs.
In memory of Mrs. Chana Malka
Goldman by her children Edith
and Alex Cherun; Betty and Joe
Feller; Sonia and Arthur Viner;
by her grandchildren Carol Brom-
berg and Wallace Cherun; Devo-
rah-Lea and Ian W. Feller; Leo-
nard and Diane Jewett; Connie
Gail and Nathaniel Solomon; Gittel
and Martin Tatz; Walter and
Elaine Viner; and by Mrs. Shirley
Brodie; Mr. and Mrs. Hy Hoch-
berg; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Viner;
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Viner; Mr.
and Mrs. Maurice Waxman; Mrs.
Henrietta Weiss; Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Zagerman; Mr. and Mrs.
Morris Zagerman; Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Zelikovitz, Island Park Drive.
In memory of Susan Goldstein
by Dr. and Mrs. A. Slone.
In honour of the wedding an-
niversary of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Goldstein by Mr. and Mrs. Israel
In memory of Chief Greenberg
by Mrs. Peter Weltman.
In honour of his Bar-Mitzvah by
Brian David Hochberg, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Hy Hochberg.
In memory of Julius Hurtig,
father of Dr. Abraham Hurtig and
Dr. Henry Hurtig by Mr. and Mrs.
In memory of David Jewitt of
Providence, R.I., father of Mrs.
Gittel Tatz, by Mr. and Mrs. Gerald
In memory of Abraham Kelman
by Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Rose.
In honour of the 94th birthday
of Mrs. I. Kemelman, mother of
Harry Kemelman, author of the
book “Friday the Rabbi Slept
Late” by Mr. and Mrs. Zachary
By Leo, Claudia and Margo
In memory of Mrs. Jean Kushin
by Mrs. Shirley Brodie and Mr.
and Mrs. Morris Zagerman.
In honour of the recovery of
Mr. and Mrs. Martin K. Levinson
by Mr. and Mrs. Morris Zagerman.
In honour of his Bar-Mitzvah by
Stephen Levitan, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Elliot Levitan.
In honour of the birth of their
son, Menachem Litenatsky, by his
parents Rabbi and Mrs. Zev Lite-
In memory of Nathan Sadinsky
by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Feller; Mr.
and Mrs. Alex Cherun; Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Viner; Mr. and Mr:.
In memory of Mrs. Alice Sha-
binsky by Mr. and Mrs. Sam
In memory of Tony Shaiken of
Montreal by Mr. and Mrs. Archie
In honour of his Bar-Mitzvah by
Eric James Shalom, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Israel Shalom.
In memory of Mrs. Esther Wax-
man of Montreal by Mr. and Mrs.
In memory of Mrs. Violet S.
Weinberger of London, England,
by the Jewish Philosophy and
Ethics Study Group.
In memory of Peter Weltman
by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Schwartz.
To Appear In
New York City
Sol Max, a past president of the
Ottawa Kiwanis Club and long-time
director of its Music Committee
has brought distinction to Canadian
Mr. Max and his group of talent-
ed performers have been invited
to present the golden anniversary
theme at the International Con-
vention of Kiwanis at Madison
Square Gardens in July. Over
16,000 delegates are expected.
The entire production will be
written and produced by the
Ottawa Kiwanis Club assisted by
other Kiwanians from the district.
Mrs. Henry Kingstone
Mrs. Henry Kingstone of Toronto
has been elected president of
Women’s Canadian ORT, replacing
Mrs. Archie B. Bennett who served
for six years. Ottawa members on
the National Executive are Mrs.
Myer Dunsiger, Mrs. Isaac Levine
and Mrs. Albert Rivers. Mrs. King-
stone recently spent several days
here meeting with the Ottawa
groups and Executive.
March 24 was observed as ORT
Day in Canada. It served to draw
attention to the fact that there are
625 training schools in 81 cities
in 19 countries and four continents,
under ORT sponsorship to-day.
During 1964, over 42,000 indivi-
duals were engaged in training
programs under ORT auspices.
On March 21, a Tribute Tea was
held at the home of Mrs. Greta
Cohen in honour of Mrs. A. B.
Bennett. A special contribution is
being made to the ORT Jerusalem
Centre in her name for outstand-
ing service to the organization.
Mrs. Anne Taller was in charge
Observe Israel's I7lh
Anniversary May 5lh
The Jewish Community of Otta-
wa will observe the 17th Anniver
sary of Israel’s Independence on
Wednesday evening, May 5, ac-
cording to a joint announcement
by Mervin Mirsky, president of the
Ottawa Vaad Hair and David
Zelikovitz, chairman of the United
The evening will begin with a
brief Service of Commemoration
at Congregation Beth Shalom at
8:15 p.m. which will be addressed
by His Excellency Gershon Avner,
Ambassador of Israel to Canada.
It will be followed by an anniver-
celebration including singing,
and a social hour in the
of the Jewish
The evening will also feature
an Israel Trade Fair and Fashion
which will be set up in a
series of booths in the auditorium.
Plans now being worked out with
(he co-operation of Meir Livnat,
and Trade Commissioner of
Israel in Montreal will bring to
Ottawa a larger and more elaborate
display than last year of the high
quality goods, products and arti-
facts which are being made in
Among the many items which
will be featured are wines, jewel-
lry, candy, chocolates, oranges,
soaps, canned good, linens, woolens,
ceramics, copper and patina wear.
The Fashion Show and Boutique
Shop will be particularly eye-cat-
Zim Lines, El A1 and the Israel
Tourist Office will send representa-
tives to man their booths. An
unusual exhibit of ceremonial
objects, medals, coins and stamps
has also been assembled for
The committee in charge is
enthusiastic about the project and
anticipates that this year’s obser-
vance will attract one of the
largest crowds ever for an Israel
anniversary. Organizations in par-
ticular are requested to refrain
from scheduling any conflicting
event on May 5.
THE FACTS ABOUT KOSHER CATERING
The Ottawa Vaad Hakashruth wishes to clarify a misconception
which appears to exist about "Kosher Catering" in Ottawa. These
are the facts:
1. There are no caterers in Ottawa under the supervision of the
2. Kosher catering requires the employment of a permanent
mashgiach who follows the preparation process from inception
to completion whenever and wherever food is served. No
arrangement of this kind exists outside the Jewish Com-
munity Centre and the Synagogue.
3. The Jewish Community Centre and the Synagogues are the
only institutions or establishments where full-time supervision
is available. Food prepared and served by caterers in these
locations therefore meets kashruth specifications.
4. The Vaad Hakashruth and the Rabbis of Ottawa cannot accept
the kashruth reliability of catered foods prepared or served
in any other location.
5. Consumers are asked to guide themselves accordingly. Further
enquiries should be directed to your Rabbi or the Vaad
Hakashruth at 232-7306.
GRAND PIANO PARTICULARLY WELCOME GIFT
Lwi s h ,0 Wom e 'i°1, n °. t h 9r °" d P i°"° ''r 0 Jewish Community Centro by the Ottowo Section, Notionol Council of
of thi, Sr , r ' warmly received by the Boord of Directors cod the community ot iorge. An instrument
of this calibre has been sadly lacking for many yeors. Council's generosity will enable the Centre to eynnnd and
re Pr Mo C i„ Audi,°m! V S'.-pS otound the p^ .n tJoT.ge ol
'dtnt of tb. jtw'th r M,! .' J n C B “ rre "' lmme diate post president of Council; Hyman Solowoy, O.C. pres-
. J .° W :: h C-n smunity Centre who accepted on behalf of fhe Board; Mrs. Mendel Shore' pSdent rf
OTTAWA JEWISH BULLETIN
APRIL 2, 1965
The Jewish Community Centre
invites you to attend a
PASSOVER HOMECOMING SOCIAL
Camp B'nai B'rith Sports New
Look for 1965 Summer Season
J.C.C. YOUNG ATHLETES DO WELL IN AIRMAIL TRACK MEET
C°eX""/lhow'„ wr,'h'X" °" d RiCh °'f »» Hegltk and Physical Education at the Jewish Conuunnity
Centre are shown w.th the young people who placed in the World Airmail Track and Field Meet for Jewish Com-
-ought entries from
emarkably well for
munity Centres The meet, sponsored hy the National Jewish Welfare Board in New York brought enNiw from "as
?JmTond JC .ou7h i„ nC ,he n l00 h yd eS d"r c'lofte S 9 oo b ,'„ 0 o d n .1""! 2?S! ‘i ^
tL- , nn . . , . v* • sccona in rne standing Broad
H Claire Sporn and Sam Gelman took fourths in the 50 yd. dash. Sixth places
tor and Beverley Hymes. Honourable mentions went to Ariela Heilman, Ava Joy Slack,
a Tcchiel Eckstein. A " — • • • ' --
were gained by Barry Cantor and Beverley Hymes. Honoi
Benjy Sadavoy, Sue Ann Hoffmai . w, . . . _ .
and Mr. Guest.
All winners were presented with certificates by Mr. Slover
to give out-of-town and local university students and young
adults home for the holidays an opportunity to meet old
friends and make new ones in the informal, pleasant atmo-
sphere of your Community Centre.
Sunday, April 18 at 8:30 P.M.
Entertainment Strictly Drinks 'n
Dancing Informal Cake
Admission Free Everyone is Welcome
Open Registration For
15th Day Camp Season
Kashruth supervision and cer-
tification has been approved and
granted by the Rabbinical Vaad
Hakashruth, Orthodox Division,
Canadian Jewish Congress, Toronto
to the following items:
Maple Hill Foods Ltd.
Mogen David Cheeses — COR. 60.
Salada Foods Ltd.
Picardie Dessert, Bud Puddings,
Pie Fillings, Instant Puddings,
Marmalades, Jellies, Marma-Jel,
Freezing Mixes, Sundae Top-
pings, Instant Frostings, Food
Colours, Instant, Scalloped, Au-
Gratin Potatoes and Potato Chips
— COR. 61 (Pareve), COR. 61 D
Nutrifil and Toppit Confectionery
Fillings and Toppings — COR. 62
The Ottawa Vaad Hakashruth
recommends these items for use.
Ottawa’s own co-educational com-
munity camp for 8 to 14 year old
boys and girls will feature some
new and exciting innovations this
summer according to Stanley L.
Glube, chairman of the B’nai B’ritli
Work already in progress or
about to be started includes new
docks at the waterfront, separate
boating and swimming areas and
the first phase of an extensive
landscaping and tree-planting pro-
gram which will add a great deal
to the natural beauty of the 100-
acre site situated less than thirty
miles from the city on the pic-
turesque Ottawa River.
Dr. M. Ralph Berke, chairman of
the Youth and Day Camp Com-
mittees of the Jewish Community
Centre has announced that re-
gistration has begun for the 15th
Day Camp season to be held from
July 5 to August 13, 1965.
Brochures and registration forms
were mailed to all homes in the
community recently. A heavy
enrolment is anticipated and
parents would be wise to forward
their applications early since
accommodation is limited.
Add To Your
THE OTTAWA JEWISH BULLETIN
is published by the Jewish Community
Council. 151 Chapel St., Ottawn, Can-
ada. Hyman Bessin, honorary president;
Mcrvin Mirsky, president; Arnold Lith-
wick, Jules Locb, Maurice W. Wright,
Q.C., vice-presidents; Rudolph Appotive,
treasurer; Dr. Baruch Dicna, honorary
secretary; Hy Hochbcrg, executive di-
rector. Authorized as second class mail
by the Post Office Department, Ottawa.
The camp caters to children
between the ages of 4 and 11.
They are divided into three basic
groups: Camp Dreidel - 4 and 5;
Camp Shalom - 5% to 8 and Camp
Adventure - 8% to 11. Dreidel
children come at 9:30 and leave
at 2:00. The older children’s pro-
gram starts at 9:30 and continues
through 4:00 o’clock. Campers
bring their lunches and are pro-
vided with milk or juice as well
as morning or afternoon snacks.
Arnold Grant, Program Director
of the Centre will direct the camp.
He will be assisted by Mrs. Ben
Harris who did such an able job
last summer. The staff includes
unit heads, counselors, instructors
and specialists who have had
previous camping experience and
who enjoy working with children.
The program is geared to
providing a happy, learning exper-
ience for youngsters who are either
too young to attend a country camp
or whose parents prefer them to
remain in the city during the
summer months. There is plenty
of opportunity for self-expression
through a varied program of
swimming, crafts, dramatics,
athletic, cultural and group acti-
The complete facilities of the
Jewish Community Centre are at
the disposal of the campers and
full use is made of the outdoor
swimming pool, gymnasium, neigh-
bouring playgrounds and parks.
Al Segal Heads
Mervin Butovsky, assistant pro-
fessor of English literature at Sir
George Williams University in
Montreal will direct the camp for
the third successive season. Mr.
Butovsky has had extensive camp
experience in this country and in
Israel. He has done an outstanding
job as director and his return will
be welcomed by campers and staff
Stephen Victor, a second year
University of Ottawa Law School
student will be assistant director.
This is his second year in that
position and his seventh as a staff
member of B’nai B’rith. The
waterfront will be handled by
Sheldon Taylor, a well-qualified
swim specialist who attends Carle-
ton University. Older unit heads,
a crafts instructor and interested
counselors will round out the pro-
In the area of health and safety,
the camp employs a full-time resi-
dent doctor and a full-time resident
nurse. The infirmary is well-
equipped and heated on cool
Tasteful kosher meals are pre-
pared by a head chef, pastry chef
and kitchen assistants. All-night
rounds are made by a security
officer employed for that purpose.
In addition to an extensive
waterfront, tripping, crafts, cera-
mics and athletic program, the
staff this year will be moving into
higher quality dramatic, musical,
cultural arts and riding activities.
The 15 year-old Pathfinder Group
will enjoy an enriched program in-
cluding a visit to the Stratford
Shakespearean Festival, Upper
Canada Village and other places
of historic interest.
Camp B’nai BTith enters its 20th
consecutive season of service to
the Jewish community with a
reputation as one of the best camps
in this part of the country. It is
a fully-accredited member of both
the Ontario and Quebec Camping
Associations, meeting standards of
staff, facilities and program equal
to or better than many commer-
cially-operated camps, whose fees
must of necessity be higher because
of the profit factor.
Stanley L. Glube
season and S200 for each three
and a half week period. It is
an all-inclusive package covering
resident care, horseback riding,
laundry, canteen, gratuities and
transportation. Its accessibility to
the city is also a plus factor for
visiting or in the event of emer-
There are still a few vacancies
open in the various age groups but
these are filling up fast. Parents
planning to send their children are
urged to contact Sidney Shapiro,
688 Fraser Ave., 728-7164 as quick-
ly as possible to avoid disappoint-
The Harvard School of Public
Health is currently investigating
the feasibility of conducting an
epidemiologic health survey of
Americans who have migrated to
Israel and their brothers and sis-
ters in the U.S.A. and Canada.
The purpose of the study is to
determine whether differences in
mode of life, nutrition and occupa-
tion between siblings are associated
with differences in the risk of de-
veloping heart disease.
If any members of the commu-
nity have relatives who have emi-
grated from Canada to Israel they
are invited to co-operate in the
study by completing a question-
naire which may be obtained by
writing to: Canada-lsrael Health
Survey, Harvard School of Public
Health, 1 Shattuck Street, Boston,
Camp B’nai B’rith’s fee is based
on non-profit operations. The fee
is $400 for the full seven-week
Al Segal was re-elected president
of the Ottawa Hebrew Benefit
Society at the annual meeting of
the organization held recently.
Serving with him on the exec-
utive for 1965 are:
Vice-president: Ben Greenberg;
Treasurer: Max Cooper; Recording
Secretary: J. Max Kaplan; Finan-
cial Secretary: Gus Solman;
Trustees: Menashe Greenberg,
Isaac Pleet and Thomas Bordelay;
Marshall: Nathan Lang.
Theodore P. Metrick, Q.C. was
the master of ceremonies and Saul
Saslove was the installing officer
at the 53rd Annual Installation
Banquet held at the Jewish Com-
munity Centre. Arnold Lithwick
brought greetings from the Vaad
Ha'Ir. Mrs. Al Segal entertained
with songs, accompanied by Mrs.
Dr. M. Ralph Berke
Fees are: Camp Dreidel - Mem-
bers S55.00, Non-Members S70.00;
Camps Shalom and Adventure •
Members §75.00, Non-Members
§95.00. A 10% reduction is given
for a second child. Scholarship
allowances are available so that no
one need be denied this service.
Serving with Dr. Berke on the
Day Camp Committee this year are
Mrs. Horace Cohen, M. Sidney
Green, Hy Hochberg, Mrs. Louis
Strolovich, Mrs. Morton Taller, Dr.
Lyon Pearlman, Dr. Morris Res-
nick, Mrs. Sol Sherman, Irving
Rivers, Mrs. Herbert Zagerman
and Sam Zaret.
In 1964, the Day Camp enjoyed
one of the most successful seasons
in its history. Aided by good
weather and a top waterfront staff,
the number of children who learn-
ed to swim surpassed all previous
highs. The children spent an ideal
summer which has every likelihood
of being repeated this year.
For additional applications and
further information, call Mr. Grant
at the Jewish Community Centre,
APRIL 2, 1965
OTTAWA JEWISH BULLETIN
To the Women of Ottawa
The Ladies Auxiliary of Hillel Lodge (Ottawa Jewish
Home for the Aged) invites you to participate in its
important work by becoming a full-fledged member.
A city-wide membership campaign is in progress in pre-
paration for the opening of the Lodge this October.
Clip and mail this form with the $1.00 membership fee
to the treasurer, Mrs. J. B. Dover, 315 Holmwood Ave.
Wednesday, April 28 at 8:30 P.M.
Refreshments. Door Prize.
Tickets $1.50 available from Mrs.
Bess Finklestein 728-4748 or any
member of Sinai.
Applications for grants must be
submitted to the Foundation by
April 15, 1965, and will not be
accepted after that date. They must
be filed on special forms which
may be obtained from the Founda-
tion offices at 3 East 54th Street,
HOLD EXHIBIT OF OLD TESTAMENT PRINTS
Mrs. Hyman Gould, secretary of the Library Committee, Dr. Nathan Schecter, chairman of the Adult Program
Committee and Mrs. M. Sidney Green, vice-chairman of the Library Committee of the Jewish Community Centre
admire some of the original prints displayed for a week's time in the adult lounge earlier this month. The
exhibition, arranged by the Library Committee featured the work of a group of Southern California artists on
the theme of "The Old Testament and Post-Biblical Jewish Life". It was brought to Ottawa through the co-
operation of the Westside Jewish Community Center of Los Angeles, which assembled the exhibit and made
it available to Centres throughout the United States and Canada. It was open to the public.
Yiddish Theatre Croup
Here Sunday, April 25
A Yiddish Theatre Ensemble of
six of the brightest stars of the
New York American Jewish musi-
cal comedy stage will appear in a
new full length production at the
Jewish Community Centre on Sun-
day, April 25 at 8:15 p.m.
The new musical comedy review,
conceived and directed by Ben
Bonus, is entitled “Zu Zingen Un
Zu Zogen”. It is based on current
events and gems of Jewish folk-
The all-star Ensemble includes
the versatile actress and interna-
tionally renowned singer, Shifra
Lehrer; the Yiddish stage and
screen star, Michel Goldstein; the
outstanding Yiddish-English ac-
tress, Charlotte Cooper; the well-
known actor and monologist, A1
Harris; the musical director-pian-
ist Poia Kadison; and the inter-
nationally-known actor and singer,
These names are well-known to
Ottawa audiences who have enjoy-
ed the humour, warmth and pathos
of the one Yiddish production
staged each year under the joint
auspices of the Labour Zionist
Council and the Jewish Community
Centre. The new personalities who
will be coming to Ottawa for the
first time this year will add sparkle
to the performance.
Their appearance here is part
of a nation-wide tour under the
auspices of the Farband-Labour
Zionist Order which, for the past
forty years has brought the best
of Yiddish theatre into scores of
Jewish communities in the United
States and Canada as part of its
program of cultural activities.
Tickets are §2.00 per person and
may be obtained from Israel Rubi-
nek, 232-4833; Israel Shalom,
236-7341 or at the Jewish Commu-
nity Centre, 232-7306.
The versatility of the performers
and the excellence of their presen-
tations has attracted unusually
large audiences in past years. The
all-new production on April 25 has
created a great deal of interest and
many new people are expected to
take advantage of the one-night
appearance of this outstanding
Get your tickets immediately for
a night to remember.
SINAI CHAPTER OF HADASSAH
A. J. FREIMAN LTD.
The Memorial Foundation for
Jewish Culture, of which Canadian
Jewish Congress is a member or-
ganization, is offering its first
annual program of scholarship and
fellowship grants for the academic
Scholarship grants will be award-
ed, on a selective basis, to graduate
students engaged in the prepara-
tion of doctoral dissertations in a
field of Jewish studies. Fellow-
ship grants will be offered to
persons involved in independent
research in Jewish scholarship,
literature, and the arts. Only can-
didates with a record of achieve-
ment in their chosen field will be
eligible for consideration.
At Ottawa Civic
The Agudath Israel Men’s Club
is to be commended for initiating
a Sabbath Service for patients at
the Ottawa Civic Hospital on the
last Saturday of each month. The
half-hour service is held in the
All patients who have the per-
mission of their doctors are wel-
come to attend. Members of the
Men’s Club visit the patients a few
days prior to the service to arrange
for movement to and from the
This innovation is in addition to
the services conducted on the
various holidays and festivals, the
next of which will be on the first
day of Pesach, Saturday, April 17
Further information may be ob
tained from the chairman, Jack
Binder at 728-6695 or the pres
ident, Jack Feiner at 722-8429.
Mrs. Rachel Black as Queen
Esther and Aaron Levitan as King
Ahasuerus reigned supreme at the
Purim Masquerade Ball held by
the Golden Age Club at the Jewish
Community Centre on March 22.
Mrs. Black was crowned by Mrs.
Mendel Shore, president of the
Council of Jewish Women and Mr.
Levitan was crowned by Mrs.
Harry Roodman, chairman of the
Volunteer Committee which works
with the group every Monday
throughout the season.
Music was provided by the Lou
Sherman Orchestra through the
courtesy of the Ottawa Federation
The Golden Age Club for senior
citizens is sponsored by the Ottawa
Section, National Council of Jewish
Women and the Jewish Community
Centre. It is one of the finest pro-
grams of its kind in the country.
The Ottawa Section, National
Council of Jewish Women invites
applications for the Irene Samuels
Scholarship Fund, set up by Coun-
cil nationally to enable young
Jewish girls to pursue higher edu-
cation of their choice.
The amount of the award varies
according to individual need. There
are no application forms, but any-
one knowing of girls who would
be interested in applying is asked
to contact Mrs. B. C. Blevis,
Former Ottawa recipients have
been Estelle Flesher, Corrine Sada-
voy and Judy Sadavoy.
Mo'Oss Chittim Appeal Launched
Each year, the Jewish Aid
Society of Ottawa appeals to the
community for help with its
Mo’Oss Chittim program. Letters
are in the mail now drawing
attention to this sacred tradition
which makes it possible for every
Jew to have the basic necessities
In addition to local families in
need, the Jewish Aid Society this
year has undertaken the responsi-
bility of helping to provide matzah
and Passover comforts for Jews in
Israel through the medium of the
Chief Rabbi of Israel’s Mo’Oss
Chittim (Matzah Fund).
In their letter to the community,
Samuel Caplan and Solomon
Zelikovitz, secretary and treasurer
of the Jewish Aid Society have
expressed the hope that the appeal
will evoke a generous and warm-
hearted response. Every contribu-
tion is needed and will be grate-
Donations should be sent to the
Jewish Aid Society, 453 Rideau
Street, Ottawa. Since there will be
no personal calls, the group must
rely solely on remittances by mail.
Please do not fail to respond.
SCHACHNOW CITY HANDBALL CHAMPION
Morris Schachnow, winner of the Class A Singles Championship in the City
and District Handball Tournament receives the congratulations of John
Wilkinson, whom he edged out in a thrilling semi-final and final series.
The tournament held at the Jewish Community Centre under the joint spon-
sorship of the Y.M.C.A. and the Centre has created tremendous interest
throughout the city and added status to the sport. The doubles tournament
follows immediately and the winners will be decided within two weeks.
OTTAWA JEWISH BULLETIN
APRIL 2, 19651
Some of the Key Workers on the 1965 U.J.A. Team
Associate Campaign Chairman
Chairman, Special Names
Sol L. Gertsman
Chairman, Public Service Division I
Chairman, Young Men's Division
Photos unavailable at press time: David Zelikovitz, Vice-Chairman and Mrs. M. Ralph Berks, Chairman, Women's Division.
THE MASTER PLAN FOR CAMP B’NAI B RITH — A CAMP FOR OUR OWN CHILDREN IN WHICH WE CAN REALLY TAKE PRIDE
This is a long-range master plan of our Camp B'nai B'rith developed by Donald
Graham & Associates, landscape architects of Ottawa. It shows present buildings,
proposed changes and improvements earmarked for future development.
When the first busload of campers arrives this summer, they will be able to see
a new entrance, many new trees planted, freshly-painted cabins, a new front entrance
on the dining hall, a new landscaped area for assemblies, new docks at the water- I
front and separate boating and swimming areas. These improvements are the net I
result of months of planning and preparation by a dedicated Camp Committee I
who merit your interest, encouragement and support.