Friday, August 16, 1963—THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS-22
Oscar Klausner Whets His Appetite Jewish Schools
for Life Perfects His Craft at 84
OSCAR KLAUSNER DISPLAYS HIS RUBAIYAT
Hebrew, Sunday and all-day
school registrations have been
announced by synagogues and
school institutions in the com-
munity. Among them are the
Livonia Jewish Congregation,
the Hayim Greenberg Hebrew
Yiddish Shule and the Beth
The Livonia Jewish Congre-
gation announces that it will
hold Sunday School registra-
tion on Aug. 18 and 25 from
10 a.m. until noon at 32070 W.
Seven Mile, Livonia.
Classes being offered for the
1963-1964 semester are nursery
(for three-year-olds), pre-school
and kindergarten, first grade,
second grade and third grade.
For information, call Mrs. Tom
Salmons, GA 7-1167.
The Hayim Greenberg He-
brew Yiddish Shule, 19161
Schaefer, is advising parents to
enroll their children now.
Classes will begin right after
The course of study com-
prises Hebrew, Yiddish, Bible,
history, traditional and modern
Hebrew and Yiddish songs, holi-
day observation, current events
and Bar Mitzvah preparation
for students who attend the
school five years.
The Hayim Greenberg Nurs-
ery will be available to 3 1/2-5-
For information, call UN
Registrations are being taken
for beginners and advanced
students at all branches of the
Beth Yehudah Schools, which
provide an integrated all-day
program of Hebrew and gen-
eral secular studies for boys
and girls. The main school on
Defter Blvd. ranges from kin-
dergarten through grade 12; its
suburban branch — the Hebrew
Academy (on Ten Mile near
Greenfield) ranges from kinder-
garteen through grade seven.
The' Beth Yehudah Schools
also operate an afternoon school
program for boys and girls at-
tending the public schools. Af-
ternoon school classes meet at
Young Israel of Northwest De-
troit and at the Hebrew Acad-
emy in Oak Park.
Bus transportation to and
from school is offered by Yeshi-
vath Beth Yehudah. For infor-
mation and registration, call
dance hall, for David 'Brown.
By MITZI RACHLEFF
Decorator - writer - skater - The smoking rooms of the
painter Oscar Klausner spends steamers "Greater. Buffalo"
his life, not in search of gran- and "Greater Cleveland" were
deur, but in the discovery of designed by Klausner. He was
ostensibly unimportant things also the creator of the minia-
which tell him something of ture golf club in the basement
of the Statler Hotel.
During the 1930's Klausner
Klausner began his career in worked on a mural for the
Vienna where he was born in Clawson High School. He de-
1879. At the age of 15 he re- s i g n e d tapestries depicting
calls skating in a public rink three ballgames: football, soc-
one morning and upon request cer and basketball, which were
offered to teach a young boy hung in the school.
skill on ice. The boy la t e r
When plans for the new
turned out to be Emperor Karl
Bnai David Synagogue were
in progress, Klausner was
Before coming to the United asked to decorate the inter-
States in 1907, Klausner
ior. He presently maintains
studied and worked in Ger- an interior decoration studio
many, Switzerland and in Detroit.
"I am now working on a
"During the 1890's there
project for adult education,"
was a great prosperity in
states Klausner. "It will be a
Germany," says Klausner.
"This was the time when series of lectures pertaining to
department stores and five decoration and the art of the
and dimes first had their home. With the many new tex-
tiles on the market, great ex-
start. There was a shortage
of decorators and I was hired perience is needed to separate
to design display windows in the chaff from the wheat."
-- Today Klausner lives with
one of the large stores."
Klausner wrote and won his dachshund, Snooky, of
literary prizes in Germany whom he has published stories
during this period. Among his in D e t r oit newspapers. He
outstanding contributions to loves to read and feels the man
the field of literature is a who most molded his own form
translation into German of of writing is Heinrich Heine,
"The Rubaiyat of Omar Khay- "the poet who made the Ger-
yam." Each page of the book man language singable."
Sometimes Klausner will
was handwritten with metallic
sit down at his old player
ink and illustrated by Klausner
in the style of Persian minia-
piano and bring forth the
tures and woodcuts. This work beauty of his beloved
received reviews in American Beethoven, or Shubert or
Chopin. His home on Bur-
newspapers as well as the
magazine of The German lingame bespeaks another
While living in New York,
"Once Anne Campbell jok-
Klausner was invited by the ingly remarked that I've always
Newcomb-Endicott Co. of De- given advice to others on dec-
troit to work as their decorator. oration and yet my own home
He held this post from 1910 to hasn't changed in 40 years,"
quips Klausner. The walls are
Klausner's first home in heavily laden with the artist's
Detroit was on Joy St. (now oil, paintings, antique vases and
Peterboro). Later he and his memories of 3'7 years of happi-
Austrian - born wife (the ness with his wife, "the only
daughter of a teacher and truly honest woman I've ever
sister of a rabbi) moved to known.
Forest Ave., across from the
Lindberghs. The Klausners
used to sing with the Detroit Catholic University
Symphony when Gabrilovitch to Publish Book by
was conductor. They were
also members of the Har- Jewish Scientist
mony and Skating Clubs.
PITTSBURGH, (JTA) — Du-
In 1918 Klausner won first quesne University, a Roman
prize at -the Michigan Artist Catholic Institution, will pub-
Exhibition. During the same lish the first English transla-
year he created a display for tion of a book by a Jewish sci-
General Motors and the King enist now available only in
Motor Car Co. After 1920 he French. The author is Dr.
free-lanced, did window dis- Aron Gurwitch, and the' book
plays. wrote articles pertaining is "The Field of Conscious-
to decoration for magazines ness," an analysis of human
perception. The National Sci-
He decorated the Arena Gar- ence Foundation gave Duquense
dens which was converted from a grvit of $9,840 for this
an ice rink • to a concert and proj ect.
MRS. ROBERT STARR
Briscoe to Speak
at Bnai David's
Israel Bond Fete
Congregation Bnai David will
honor Jack Lieberman, a for-
mer president, at its "Salute
to Israel" dinner on Sept. 4, in
the Rotenberg social hall of the
congregation, Southfield and 9 1/2
Brandwine i s
Lord Mayor of
Dublin, will be
Sam Rot h-
b e r g, of Pe-
oria, Ill., Na-
man and presi-
dent of the
Israel Inv e s- Briscoe
tors' Corporation, will bring a
message on behalf of the Israel
Bond Organization. Max Sosin is
dinner chairman. Rabbi Hayim
Donin will give the tribute to
Lieberman. Cantor Hyman J.
Adler will provide the musical
Reservations for the dinner,
on behalf of Israel Bonds, can
be made by calling the syna-
gogue office, EL 6-8210, or the
Israel Bond office, DI 1-5707.
Dinner committee co-chairmen
are Melville J. Richman, Irving
Belinsky, Morris Brandwine, Jo-
seph Gorman, Harold S o b 1 e,
Melvin Volin and William Wein-
Betty Carol Goldberg became
the bride of Dr. Robert M. Starr
at a July 7 ceremony at Park
Manor in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Parents of the newlyweds are
Mr. and Mrs. Morris M. Gold-
berg of Northlawn Ave. and Mr.
and Mrs. William Starr of
The bride wore a gown of
ivory Peau de soie with elbow
length sleeves. The bodice was
lace with tiny seed pearls. Her
veil was of hand made roses
and seed pearls. She carried
Stephanotis and orchids.
Mrs. Miriam. Levine, sister of
the bride, served as matron of
honor. Bridesmaids were Judy
Berris and Elaine Zack, of De-
troit and Sylvia Shapiro of
Best man was Steven Katz of
Long Branch, N.J. Ushers were
David Goldberg, brother of the
bride, Edward Klersfeld and
William Soroka of Brooklyn.
After a honeymoon in Puerto
Rico and the Virgin Islands, the
'couple will move to San An-
tonio, Tex., where Dr. Starr is
serving as Captain in the U.S. *
Army Dental Corps.
The Grand Opening Parade
of the Michigan State Fair will
be Friday, Aug. 23, in Down-
town Detroit. Ribbon-cutting
ceremonies at the Fairgrounds
will be at 6 p.m. The fair will
run through Labor Day, Mon-
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Pamphlet Details Swiss
The World Jewish Congress
in New York has issued a
pamphlet containing an English
translation of the recently
adopted Swiss decree on "Un-
claimed Properties of Stateless
Persons and Foreigners in
Switzerland" and its imple-
mentary regulation. The law
lifts the stringent Swiss bank-
ing regulations that protected
the identity of depositors and
have, until now, prevented
action regarding bank accounts,
deposits or other assets left un-
claimed since the war.
Enactment of the Swiss legis-
lation follows long negotiations,
both by the Allies and various
Jewish organizations, Swiss and
The decree deals with all
kinds of properties of which it
is known or presumed that they
belonged to persons who have
been "victims of racial, religious
or political persecution."
Translation of the law was
made by Dr. Nehemiah Robin-
son, director of the World
Jewish Congress Institute of
Copies of the pamphlet may
be obtained from the World
Jewish Congress, 15 E. 84th St.,
New York 28.
Detroit's top disc jockeys will
emcee the star-studded shows
in the Music Shell at the 114th
annual Michigan State Fair,
Aug. 23 through Sept. 2.
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