THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -- Friday, December 9,
Chctjes Marks 50th Birthday; Paray to
Conduct All-Chajes Center Symphony
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An unusual honor- is in store
for Julius Chajes, Detroit's very
distinguished musician and one
of the leading Jewish composers
in the world today, on the 20th
anniversary of his affiliation as
music director of the Jewish
To mark the occasion, the emi-
nent conductor of the Detroit
Symphony Orchesti'a, Paul Paray,
will appear on Feb. 7 with the
Center Symphony and will direct
it in the playing of Chajes' own
Piano Concerto. It will be an all-
Chajes program. Chajes himself
will be the piano soloist in the
rendition of his concerto.
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The noteworthy February
event is being preceded by a
personal event of significance
in the life of the Chajeses—the
birthday, which he will observe
on Dec. 21.
Born in Lwow, Poland, Dec.
21, 1910, son of Dr. and Mrs.
Joseph Chajes—his father was a
well-known physician and his
mother an able pianist—Julius.
Chajes is the descenc'ant of a
great rabbinic family. His uncle
was the late Chief Rabbi of
Vienna, Dr. Perez Zwi Peretz,
who was a university professor
and one of the distinguished
world Zionist leaders.
Julius made his debut as a
pianist at the age of 9 in Lem-
berg, Poland. He was a student
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To Foster 'Friendship
Through Food' at Tea
Mrs. Irving H. Small, general
chairman, announces the
Women's Division of the Detroit
Round Table of Catholics, Jews
and Protestants will hold its
annual "Friendship T h r o ugh
Food Tea" Wednesday, at St.
Nicholas Or t h o d o x Church,
At 12:30 p.m. a dessert lunch-
eon will be served. At 1:30,
international dances of Mexican,
yill be per-
7ormed by, na-
v e dancers.
there will be
ary and hear
of some of the
beliefs of the
Greek Orthodox religion. -
Traditional holiday table set-
tings will be on display and
their symbols and foods will be,
explained. A Chinese New Year
table, a Finnish setting, and
Greek table will be displayed, in
addition to a Hanukah table
provided by the Cong. Shaarey
Zedek Sisterhood. - -
This is an open meeting and
all interested women are in-
for giving them
this means of
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member of the leading music or-
ganizations, he is music chair-
man of the Detroit Round Table
of the National Conference of
Christians and Jews and is one
of the most highly rated mem-
bers of the American Society of
Composers, Authors and Pub-
His compositions are innumer-
able, a large proportion of them
being on Hebrew and religious
themes. His Sabbath service
"Shabbat Shalom" was first pre-
sented at Temple Emanu-El, New
York, and has been repeated
here and in other communities.
His "A d a r i m ,' "Palestinian
Nights" and "Galil" are included
in the repertories of the world's
leading artists. His "142nd
Psalm" for 'soloists and choir .
was considered so significant
a contribution to modern litur-
gical music that it was rec-
ommended for adoption into the
under several famous teachers, Protestant church repertoire at
including Moritz Rosenthal, at the a conference of Protestant choir
Vienna University and privately. directors.
In 1933, he won first honors
Chajes' "El Yivne Hagalil"
in the international ,competition already has sold more than
for pianists in Vienna. The Hitler 100,000 copies, and its latest
threat was already being felt at performance took place last
that time, and Julius left for June when the Mormon Youth
Palestine in 1934. He became the Choir of 10,000 members pre-
head of the piano department sented it at their annual music
of the Tel Aviv School of. Music festival.
and did extensive research work
Chajes has appeared in con-
in ancient Hebrew music.
certs in cities throughout this
It was during those years country and in many European
that Chajes was inspired to lands, with his wife, the popular
'compose what he calls "a new singer, Marguerite Kozenn, and
Palestinian style of music," they have been acclaimed -every-
and some of his songs have be- where. In a tribute inserted in
come part of the folksongs of the Congressional Record by Rep.
Charles Diggs, Mr. and Mrs.
the Land of Israel.
Israel Rabinovitch, author of Chajes were called "ambassadors
the book "Of Jewish Music," of good will who have performed
wrote that Julius Chajes' name is an outstanding service for their
associated everywhere with Is- adopted country through their
raeli songs. Chajes has become artistic accomplishments."
Mr. and Mrs. Chajes are hon-
recognized as one of the out-
standing creators of contempo- orary members of the Dvorak
rary Jewish music, according to Society of Pr ague„ Czechoslo-
Rabinovitch, who added: "I have vakii, having been recommended
the impression that his music has in 1947 by the late Foreign Min-
done more to implant through- ister Jan Masaryk. During the
out the Diaspora a love for Israel past 15 years they have concert-
-than the most extended efforts ized in London, Paris, Glasgow,
I Vienna, Munich, Rome, Jeru-
of Zionist propaganda."
Since 1940, Chajes has lived in salem, Basle, Geneva, Zurich and
Detroit and his activities were other world musical centers, as
not limited to his being director well as in scores of cities on this
of music at the Center. He is a continent.
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has announced the completion of
another phase of its three-quarter
million dollar modernization , pro-
gram with the opening of - the
Bantam Bar, Tuesday. This is the
hotel's fourth public room to be
completely redecorated in the
past two years.
The new room, formerly the
Parade Bar, located at Michigan
and Shelby, may be entered from
the hotel arcade or through a new
revolving door opening on to
Captains chairs, oak tables and
lighting fixtures reminiscent of
the gas light era complete the
decor. Cut-out designs of stylized
fighting birds, black walnut panel-
ing and the gray stone of the
building comprise the exterior of
FISHLETS IN CHEESE PASTRY
1 lb. Jar Manischewitz Fishlets
2 1,4 cups sifted flour
3/4 cup grated cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening, chilled 5 tablespoons cold water
Mix flour and salt. Cut shortening into flour with pastry blender or
2knives until pieces are the size of peas. Add the cheese and mix well.
Blend together lh cup of this mixture and the water. Add remaining
flour mixture and mix with a fork until dough holds together. Wrap
pastry bal in waxed paper and chill in refrigerator. Roll out pastry
very thin on well floured board. Cut into 2-inch squares. Place a
Fishlet in the center of each. Bring all four corners of squares together
on center of Fishlet and pinch. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and
bake at 400° F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
The celebration of Hanukah is the triumph of freedom over
slavery, of light over darkness, an annual observance of mankind's
eternal battle against the forces of darkness and evil.
The lighting of the candles in the Menorah follows "the same
ritual that has been in existence for 3,000 years.
Story-telling, gifts and feasting complete the celebration of
the Festival of Lights. For Hanukah is a time for feasting.
Today's family prepares for the feast of lights in the same sump-
tuous manner as did their ancestors many years ago. The pervad-
ing spirit is one of plenty, where the rule is: "Eat and be merry,
Linger over your viands and punctuate your meals with jest and
song, and relate miracles!"