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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-02-14

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Friday, February 14, 1964—THE DETRO IT JEWISH NEWS-22



Board of Home for Aged to Honor
Women's Auxiliary Service Group

Local Purim Play Launched Career Miss Erdos to Wed
Stuart Bienstock
for Actress Henrietta Hermelin

By ARNOLD LAWRENCE
Henrietta Hermelin, who
plays Julia in the Hilberry
Classic Repertory Theater pro-
duction of "As You Like It,"
began her acting career as
Queen Esther in a Shaarey
Zedek Purim production.
Following her success as
Esther, she moved to the lead
in "A Date With Judy," the
production of her senior class
at Central High School.
Miss Hermelin began study-
ing ballet at 4 but gave this
up by the time she had reached

HENRIETTA HERMELIN

for the differences in inter-
pretation by several actress
playing the same role.
Miss Hermelin feels that the
repertory theater provides ex-
cellent experience as it teaches
one to "know what it means
to be on stage." She feels that
"being one of the crowd in
`Julius Ceasar' is one of the
most exhausting roles" she has
played. Her basic philosophy of
acting is, "Acting is reacting
to objects, physical and non-
physical, emotions and feel-
ings."
Miss Hermelin's roles in the
fig st four Shakespearean pro-
ductions include Julia, a dancer
in "Julius Caesar," Juliet in
"Romeo and Juliet," and Iras
in "Antony and Cleopatra."
The role that she would most
like to play is Lady Macbeth,
which she realizes to be the
goal of most dramatic actresses.
One of the most delightful tales
that Miss Hermelin recounted
in this interview (besides a
completely serious rendition—
in Brooklynese—of the famous
"Romeb, Romeo" soliloquy from
"Romeo and Juliet") relates to
her tour of India and Europe
with the Wayne State Theater
group in 1958.
The tour was arranged so that
the company would be in India
over Passover. Miss Hermelin
made a request to the State
Department, sponsor of the
tour, that it be arranged for
her to atend a seder.
She smiled. "The State De-
I partment had some difficulty
in arranging the seder, but they
finally came through—a month
early. Another occupational
hazard." laughed Miss Hermelin
as she left for rehearsal.

The board of directors of the
Jewish Home for Aged is hon-
oring the Service Group of the
Women's Auxiliary Feb. 23 at a
buffet supper and dance.
In announcing this 12th
annual affair, Edward I. Fleisch-
man. president, Jewish Home
for Aged, paid tribute to the
volunteers, "whose participa-
tion in all areas of the activity
program has done much to
bring an extra measure of joy
and happiness to the residents.

MISS SYLVIA ERDOS

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Erdos of
Strathmoor Ave. announce the
engagement of their daughter
Sylvia Frances to Stuart Allen
Bienstock, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Bienstock, of Southwood
Ave., Southfield.
The bride-elect attends Wayne
State University. Her fiance at-
tends the Detroit Institute of
Technology. A Jan. 3 wedding is
planned.

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"Their work in the work-
shop, hobby shop and physio-
therapy department adds an
extra dimension to rehabili-
tation efforts, he said.
"Sponsoring of games, mov-
ies, birthday parties, choral
groups and holiday festivities,
contributes significantly to
the leading of fuller and rich-
er lives by the residents.

"Not only do they give of
themselves unstintingly in time
and energy," he continued, "but
they also contribute financially
to the home with substantial
grants made to construction of
new facilities and special items
of equipment."
Their most recent project is
the completion of a movie, de-
picting the role of volunteers
while portraying the program
and philosophy of the home.
Special recognition will be
given to Mrs. George Bass, pres-
ident of the Women's Auxiliary.
Mrs. William Belinsky,
Service Group chairman, and
Fleischman will award certif-
icates to volunteers who have
served 100 hours during the
year, pins to those who have
served 300 hours, and gold
charms to the following, who
have served more than 1,000
hours: Mesdames Phillip
Bricker, jack Freeman, Mor-
ris Kannon and Jonas Tor-
gow.
The Jewish Home for Aged
is a constituent agency of the
Jewish Welfare Federation and

receives funds from the Allied
Jewish Campaign to meet its
budgetary needs.
Founded in 1905, the home
has developed methods and
techniques of service to the
aged which have received wide
recognition. There are present-
ly 310 residents. Extensive
medical and nursing care facili-
ties are provided. A day care
program, with 60 participants,
permits continued living in the
community on an independent
basis while taking advantage of
the facilities at the home.
Planning is now nearing com-
pletion for construction of a
200-bed unit.

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Club Formed for Parents
of Israel Residents

A new club, called AVI (Avot
B'Nai Yisrael, or "Parents of
Children Who Live in Israel")
has been organized in Detroit.
Provisional executive officers
are Dr. William Klein, presi-
dent; Mrs. Anne Berkow and
Mrs. Aaron Kutnick, secretaries.
The next meeting will be held
2:30 p.m. Sunday at the home
of Dr. and Mrs. Klein, 17489
Westhampton, Southfield. For
information. call Dr. Klein, 356-
6696.

I
her 12th birthday. She did not
Music the Stein-Way
Jr
n, the
pick up dance again until she
was 16 and began training with
This Week's Radio and
Fannie Aaronson at the Jew-
Television Programs
& ORCHESTRA
ish Center.
THE JEWISH HERITAGE
The need to excell became
Time: 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
very important to her, and she
Station: WCAR.
became so adept that several
Feature: A new musical com-
years later she was accepted as
position by the Israel composer
a pupil of both Martha Graham
• Candids • Formals
Paul Ben Hayim, selections
and Jose Limon in New York.
• Movies
from
"The
Song
of
Songs,"
and
While pursuing her studies
ALL Your Photography
at the University of Michigan, Area Residents in Troupe the aria from Halevy's "La
Done in a Distinctive
Juif," sung in Hebrew, will he
Miss Hermelin participated in
Way For Those
included
in
the
"Concert
of
of
Repertory
Company
the university's theater pro-
Special Occasions
Israeli
Music."
Sponsored
by
The cast of Wayne State
gram and appeared as lead
By
player in the productions University's Classic Repertory the Culture Commission of the
"Elizabeth, the Queen," "Bell, Company includes several resi- Jewish Community Council of
Metropolitan Detroit.
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doon."
They are Henrietta Hermelin,
HOUR
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Directly after her beginning Alan Becker and Harry Kanter.
Time: 10 p.m. Saturday.
in the theater. Miss Hermelin All have roles in each of the
Station: WJLB
began to notice that although four Shakespearean plays to be
Feature: The program at the
she was young she was never presented through June 7.
annual banquet of the Council
cast as an ingenue. After sev-
In addition, Niki Flacks of
eral years of experience in the Hollywood, Fla., currently has of Orthodox Rabbis and the
theater, the situation has the role of Juliet in "Romeo Merkaz will be discussed by
reversed itself, and now the and Juliet," which opened Wed- Rabbi Isaac Stollman, president
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Miss Hermelin admitted that
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Time:
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Despite the occupational
both recipient of the 1964 an-
hazards, Miss Hermelin is tho- rael for teen-agers between 14
nual American Jewish Congress *
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Time: 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
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acting circle is Marcie Herme- contact Histadrut Summer Family Freedom."
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Miss Hermelin describes her- dents. Included are two weeks Brotherhood Week.
Jar
on
a
kibbutz,
a
week-long
"go
self as "not a method actress."
native"
tour
of
the
country,
a
*
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