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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-11-24

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -- Friday, November 24, 196 1 32

Paray Given
ZOD Award

Guest Editorial

The Annual Balfour Event

By JUDGE IRA G. KAUFMAN

President, Zionist Organization of Detroit

This editorial concerns itself with two courageous
men — Lord Balfour whose proclamation of Jewish
Statehood has been celebrated annually in Detroit by the
Zionist Organization of Detroit for the past 29 years, and
Maestro Paul Paray whose devotion to principles of
liberty and conscience led him, during the Nazi occupa-
tion of Paris, to secrete underground a substantial num-
ber of those around him marked for destruction by the
infamous Nazis. The dedication to ideals shown by each
of these two men at a time when such action could very
well have meant loss of - stature and even torture and
destruction was of the highest type of courage.
Learning and culture have been the hallmarks of
the Jewish people since the beginnings of civilized man's
history. Along with these attributes which derive from
our abiding faith in the primacy of "The Book," there
has been a third characteristic enforced upon us from
without—persecution. So frequently has the Jew suf-
fered the "stings and arrows" of outrageous fortune at
the hands of a majority bent on torture and destruction
that a veritable depth of despair has sometimes engulfed
the whole people. It is at such times that there arise men
blessed with pure goodness and courage who stand up
as -did Lord Balfour and Maestro Paray and cause
themselves to be counted by their -deeds of assistance
and succor.
All the more reason, then, why our people are urged
to rally once again to the standard of the Zionist Orga-
nization of Detroit.
Overflowingly should we attend the annual Balfour
Concert at the Ford Auditorium on Nov. 25 and listen
to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as conducted by
Paray and embellished by the great singing voice of
Jan Pierce.
For thus we honor the memory of Lord Balfour;
we give respect and warm affection to a great musician
and humanitarian, Maestro Paray; we enjoy the outstand-
ing Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Jan Pierce; and
not least, we signalize our devotion to our own people,
its learning, its culture and in effect we, ourselves, stand
up and forthrightly in the tradition of .Balfour and Paray
cause ourselves — each one of us — to be counted for
Israel and for a better world.

Community-Wide Interest Shown in
ZOD Balfour Concert Saturday Night.,

From the left: Standing, Judge Ira G. Kaufman, Rabbi
Leon Frain and Richard Kramer; seated, Mrs. I. Walter Silver
and Fran Harris, WWJ women's radio editor.

*

A distinguished gathering of
Detroiters, including non-Jew-
ish notables, joined on Tuesday
evening in honoring Maestro
and Mine. Paul • Paray, at a
champagne black tie supper at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Zuckerman, 27651 Fairway Hills
Drive, Birmingham, on the eve
of the annual Balfour Concert
at which Mr. Paray will conduct
the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
tomorrow night.
Dr. Leon Fram, in a brief
address, addressing himself to
the eminent musician, said "the •
triumph with which you have
passed the test of character", in
the resistance of Nazism, has
earned for him the honors be-
ing accorded him.
Rabbi Fram displayed a spe-
On hand when Mayor Louis C. Miriani proclaimed Nov. 25
cial plaque which will be pre-
sented to M. Paray at the con- as "Balfour Concert Day" were, from left, Judge Ira G. Kauf-
cert by the Zionist Organization man, president of the Zionist Organization of Detroit; Miriani,
of Detroit, sponsor of the con- Mrs. I. Walter Silver, Balfour Concert - co-chairman; and Rich-
ard B. Kramer, Balfour Concert chairman. Below is the text
cert.
of the proclamation.
Judge Ira G. Kaufman, pres-
*
*
ident of the local Zionist organ-
WHEREAS
Under
the
sponsor-
where; to encourage t h e
ization, also addressed the
ship of the Zionist Organiza-
study of the Hebrew lan-
group of 60 sponsors, commend-
tion of Detroit, an excellent
guage and culture; and to
ing the Parays for their activ-
program commemorating the
sponsor the American-char-
ities in behalf of Israel and ex-
44th anniversary of the Bal-
tered secondary school, Kfar
pressing gratitude for the com-
four Declaration has been
Silver, in Israel to provide
munity's hearty response to the
planned by their president,
American agricultural train-
Balfour Concert.
the Honorable Ira G. Kauf-
ing and leadership*, as well
man, Judge of Probate, and
as numerous other activities
Israel Delegation -
a distinguished committee of
designed to perpetuate
interested citizens, and
understanding, freedom and
Arrives in Canada
democracy, and
WHEREAS The celebration
for Trade Dealings
this• year will take the form WHEREAS T h e worthwhile
goals of the Zionist Organi-
OTTAWA, (JTA) — Imple-
of a_ Balfour Concert at the
zation merit sympathy and
mentation of trade plans initi-
Ford Auditorium on the eve-
support.
ated here last May, when Is-
ning of November 25, 1961,
rael's Prime Minister David
featuring the Detroit Sym- NOW, THEREFORE, I, Louis
Ben-Gurion paid an official visit
phony Orchestra under the
C; Miriani, Mayor of the City
to Canada. got under way here
direction of Paul Paray, with
of Detroit, believing that the
when a 10-man Israel trade
Jan Peerce, America's fore-
community at large desires
delegation arrived in this Ca-
most tenor as soloist, and
to share in commemorating
nadian capital to start a round
an event which laid the
of specific negotiations with WHEREAS On this -occasion
foundation
for creation of
Conductor Paul Paray will
Canadian industrialists and ex-
the State of Israel, do hereby
be honored not alone for his
porters.
proclaim November 25, 1961
magnificent musical con,
The Israel mission is headed
as
tributions, but also in appre-
by J. Schickler, director of the
BALFOUR CONCERT DAY
ciation for his many good
foreign trade division in the
deeds in behalf of Jewish
Israeli Ministry of Commerce
refugees during the Nazi ter- Queen OKs Baronetcy
and Industry.
ror, and
for Waley-Cohen
The Ministry of Trade an-
WHEREAS
The major activi-
LONDON, (JTA) — Queen
nounced that, on its part, Cana-
ties of the Zionist Organiza- Elizabeth II has approved the
da will send a trade mission to
tion of Detroit are designed granting of a baronetcy to be
Israel next spring, and plans to
to cement American - Israel conferred upon Sir Bernard
follow through with the appoint-
friendship; to lend assistance Waley-Cohen on his retirement
ment of a permanent Canadian
for Jewish survival every- as Lord Mayor of London.
Trade Commissioner, with head-
quarters in Tel Aviv. Canadian
exports to Israel in 1960, it was
ril "r”);11
announced, totaled a value of
T
T
• ir
$6,000,000, of which wheat ex-
ports were valued at $2,400,000.
Israel's exports to Canada
71Fri 13 11 . 1 :1 Oh,pilP?ri
reached a value of $2,400,000.

Hebrew Corner

Regiment of the
Minority at 13

Community-wide interest was shown , last week in the annual
Balfour Concert, to be held Saturday night at Ford Auditorium,
featuring Paul Paray conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
and Jan Peerce as soloist.
The military exercises by the non-
At a gathering which was addressed by Judge Ira G. Kaufman, Jewish soldiers of the Israel Defense
president of the ZioniSt2Organization of Detroit; Richard Kramer, rangest 1 (1, t 51 i o u o livt p 161actemoe? Ionnaer koefd t In
chairman of the concert committee, and Rabbi Leon Fram, promi- years of existence of the minority
The age of the minority
nent leaders and radio and newspaper personalities, including Fran Regiment.
Regiment is almost the age of the
State of Israel. It was set up in the
Harris of WWJ and others, participated.
year of 1948, when in the country
The program. for the concert was announced this week by fighting
was going on. In those days
Mrs. I. Walter Silver, co-chairman of the women's committee, enlisted the first volunteers of the
Druzean and Christians that volun-
as follows:
teered for service in the Israel De-
fence Army–In the year of 1956 the
DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
regiment received its present ap-

JAN PEERCE, TENOR
Star Spangled 'Banner
Hatikvah

Mayor Miriani Proclaims Nov. 25
as Balfour Concert Day in Detroit

pearance (character).
The Knesset (National Assembly)
inchided the National Service Bill
I
also the (youth) Druzean and Cir-
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Opus 90 (Italian)
Mendelssohn cassian youth. According this law
No Oh Dio
Handel the Druzean and Circassian youth
Il mio tesoro—Don Giovanni
Mozart are enlisted into the Israel Defense
Recitative and aria—Lucia di Lammermoor , '
Donizetti Army when they reach the age of
Jan Peerce with Orchestra
18 and are passed over at the end
Intermission
of the 'period of training for regu-
WelCome
Richard B. Kramer lar service in the various divisions
Balfour Concert Chairman of the minority Regiment. Also are
Presentation
Hon. Ira G. Kaufman accepted till this day, Christian and
President, Zionist Organization of Detroit Muslim youth on the basis of free
volunteering. Till now the Regiment
II
revealed a fine military fitness. Five
Variations on an Israeli Theme for Strings with English Horn
of the soldiers of the Regiment
(suite for orchestra) Lare Wardrop, Soloist
Kaminski received a notation of praise from
Recitative and aria—Ballo in Maschera
Verdi the generals of the army. There
V erdi were also among them, soldiers that
Questa o quella—Rigoletto
Recitative and aria—Luisa Miller
Verdi fell fulfilling their duty.
Jan Peerce with Orchestra
The minority Regiment helps its
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Mercury Recording)
Dukas soldiers to acquire the Hebrew
Rachel M'vakoh al Boneho
Roitman-Binder language, care for their arrange-
Adarim (Israeli Shepherd Song)
Chajes ment in work and keeps contact
`A Dudele"—traditional arrangement
Low with them also after their discharge
Jan Peerce with Allen Rogers, Accompanist
from the Army.
A receptiOn, with refreshments, will be held in the foyer Translation of Hebrew column Pub-
lished by the Brith Ivrith Olamith
of Ford Auditorium after the concert.
Jerusalem.

PAUL PARAY, CONDUCTOR
Orchestra

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