Aleph Katz's New Book Called
`A Wedding of Words' by Ziprin
Fish from Israel Scores
Big Hit on Hotel Menu
Due at Dinner
Addie Beckerman Cets
the Lead in 'Streetcar'
Addie Beckerman will star in
Tennessee Williams "A Street-
By NATHAN ZIPRIN
a devilish attempt to divert him
car Named Desire" to be pre-
Aleph Katz, known through- from purpose, but the fire of
sented by Center Theater May
Charles Shane, first interna-
out the Yiddish literary world as creation is upon the baker and
2-3 and 9-10 at the Jewish tional president (grand aleph
"Aleph," has now published his he will not yield, as if he were
godol) of Aleph Zadik Aleph
eighth book of verses — "Die laboring under divine decree.
In another poem, a ballad.,
Bnai Brith Young Men, will
Emesse Khassane" ("Quite a
man, who has
Aleph Katz in the woods is so
speak at the 40th anniversary
dinner of Detroit Council, AZA,
Since publication of the new
6:30 p.m. Thursday at Cong.
book, excellently illustrated by the blueness of the sky above
Isac Friedlander, coincides with that he becomes "as small and
Also on the program will be
his reaching of sixty-five. an age alone as a child." Modesty is
I play the lead
a dramatic presentation by De-
when most writers look back on a fitting tribute even to a poet
troit AZA members, greetings
their laurels in retrospect, it is who has now authored eight
che de Bois.
books. But in truth Aleph. is
from special guests and a trib-
proper to remark that aging had not
IT h e actress
"alone" or "small" except
ute to the following advisers:
seemingly clone to Aleph's art
has appearedAddie Beckerman
perhaps in the moments when
Irwin Shapiro, Einstein Chap-
what it does to wine.
in summer stock in the East, ter; Michael Stein, Brandeis;
he is alone with his medium.
Aleph in one of his very first He is truly possessed by a rare,
studied at Carnegie Tech Drama Mel Clayton, Gershwin; Barney
poems in the 160-page volume a divine, compulsion to create,
School and has been active in
Yagoda, and Al Goodman, Ali-
tells us that there is a poem in to reach out for meaning in his
many Detroit theater groups.
everything, even in the silent art and the 'mystery that Sur-
Wife of Joseph Beckerman yah; John Nathan, Schechter;
stone that reposes petrified with •rounds us all.
Ettie Housman, pretty El Al and mother of three, she has Lawrence Fisher, Posen; and
crying. His is a quest for the
Poets are troubled people, Israel Airlines hostess, admires been in Center Theater's "Mid- Paul Warnick, Kennedy.
For reservations, call the BB
mystery that is creativeness, for with a cloud that is often im- "St. Peter's Fish," now a gour- dle of the Night", "Waltz of the
"the magic of the word" has perceptible and impenetrable to met delicacy on the menu of Toreadors" and "The Dybbuk". Youth Organization office, VE
lingered with burning on his others. But in essence it is Waldorf-Astoria's Peacock Al- The Beckermans live at 24700 8-4487.
tongue probably from the day he enough when the reader merly ley restaurant in New York.
Manistee, Oak Park.
untangled it into first word. All surmises. Revelation is the art
FOR THE BEST IN
A half-ton of the fish, which
poets are driven to their pur- of the prophet. The artists are caught in Israel's Sea of
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
pose by a mysterious compulsion. throughout the ages have already Galilee, was flown to New York
With Aleph, however, the drive been the most unrevealing of on El Al and introduced to
seems to stem from even deeper figures in history.
Atherican palates with success
And His Orchestra
wells—an almost awesome dedi-
Aleph Katzs' poetry is mystical by the master chef at the New
cation to word, to the Jewish yet vivid, tinted with rare imag- York hotel.
ery but in a mold and a tech-
Samuel H. Rubiner, former
El Al hostesses were lunch-
The story of the poem lend- nique that rank him among the eon guests of the hotel recently president of the Detroit Jewish
ing its title to the book is about masters of the word.
to sample the special delicacy W e l f a r e Federation and of
weird wedding guests at an un-
It has been said that art be- from their country.
JWB's Midwest Region, is one
real wedding. By the sheer gins when the artist has bridged
of five national Jewish leaders
power and magic of words that the abyss between groping and
to be honored at the 1964 bien-
are uniquely fitting to the finding. Aleph Katz has bridg- Criterion Club Sets
nial convention of the National
theme, Aleph Katz permits us to ed that gap with sagacity and a
UNITED BRANDS • DETROIT, U. S. A. • 42 PROOF
Jewish W elf a r e Board "in
savor the symbolism of the truly unique art form.
grateful appreciation for his
poem while not giving away his
Program, Talent Night service as a national vice-presi-
own secret, which is the essence
Singers, dancers, comics, pan- dent from 1958 to 1964.7
Want The Best?
of true art.
Rubiner, who is retired as a
tomime artists, instrumentalists,
Ask the Folks Who've Had
This is a purely personal
and other performers selected in
poem, yet it transcends restrict-
recent auditions will vie for $100 tion, to be held at the Statler-
ed meaning by merely hinting
Young Women's Bicur Cholem in cash pribes to be awarded by Hilton Hotel, Boston, April
and His Orchestra
at wider suggestion. The bad- will hold its donor luncheon
15-19, will receive an illumi-
'elan, or jester, is of course part under the chairmanship of Mrs.
nated scroll at the April 16
and parcel of the ancient wed- Joseph Viedrah noon Tuesday ization's annual "Talent Night," session.
9 p.m. Saturday at Cong. Gemi-
ding ceremonial, but in the poem at Raleigh
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the stress is not on the moment House.
the work of the Na- •• EXCLUSIVE ITALIAN
Dancing a n d refreshments
of tradition but on the voice of
will follow the show, according tional Jewish Welfare Board •• KNIT SUITS & DRESSES
the singer, the poet, the jester from the fund-
to contest chairman Sylvia and its affiliated Jewish' Com- •
and the rhyme-maker in the raising event
munity Centers and YM-
scheme of festivity.
will aid the
YWHAs in a message sent to •
The public is invited.
One of the finest lines in that needy sick
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bride loses her veil, which is transportati o n
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transformed as it falls into a to clinics and
Games" and the most recent
bird in flight, casting a pall of food for speci-
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fright upon bride and groom. al diets. The Mrs. Viedrah
Even the jester, stubborn, in name of the 29-year-old group will highlight the film program
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merrymaking from very birth, means, literally, "Benefiting the of the Criterion Club's open-
More than 250 teen-agers rep- •
house finale for the season, 8 resenting 30 congregations •
is now at a loss for a word that Sick."
could divert the gloom. Instead
entertainment p.m. Wednesday at the Corn- t h r o u g h o u t Ohio, Michigan,
of giving out mirth and song he will follow the luncheon, ac- monwealth branch bank com- Pennsylvania. Indiana and
stands with open mouth, aghast cording to Mrs. Viedrah. Presi- munity hall, West 7 Mile at Canada, will attend Yeshiva
at the sight, silent with rhyme dent is Mrs. Bernard Sumner. Mark Twain.
University's annual regional
as if it were a bone in his For reservations, c all Mrs.
youth conclave April 17-19 at
Henry Schwartz, UN 4-3056, or Livonia Sisterhood
Cong Bnai Jacob in Toledo,
When the jesters are silenced Mrs. Simon Shifman, UN 4-6130.
Abraham Stern, director of the
His Continental Orchestra ••
all is not well.
to Hear Mrs. Adler university's youth bureau, an-
Writing about verse in another
tongue is not the easiest of tasks, `Dialogue Dilemma'
at Annual Event
Michigan congregations to be •
since the savor of a poem is in Conference Tuesday
The Sisterhood of L i v
represented include several in
the uniqueness of its color, its
"Dilemmas In Dialogue" is Jewish Congregation will present Detroit, Oak Park, Mount Clem-
language, its indigenous idiom.
the title of a conference for its third annual donor luncheon ens, Port Huron and Pontiac.
The poet himself tells us
to be held Tuesday, noon Wednesday at Imperial
Who can translate the langu-
of Detroit's Caterers.
age of tears?
Mrs. Goldie Adler, wife of
Who can recast the language
Livernois and Florence. It is Robbi Morris Adler of Cong.
Sponsored by Hashomer Hatzair
Shaarey Zedek, will deliver a
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and will be concerned with the
two two-day vacations at Gros-
"Only words with roots," possibilities and problems of singers and the Concord. Guests
Aleph Katz goes on, "can re-
invited. Tickets may be pur-
count the tale of joy and the Jews, Protestants and Orthodox. chased at the door or from Mrs.
dirge of woe." The poet is so
Morris Herman, GA 7 - 0197.
rooted deep in Jewishness and be presented by Rabbi Arthur
in the tongue that has been Gilbert, director of religion and
silenced by the unmentionables public affairs project, NCCJ, Dr. Orlinsky to Deliver
that fifty years or more of liv- New York; the Rev. John A. 2 Zwerdling Lectures
ing in America have not alienat- Hardon, S.J., Department of
Bible scholar Dr. Harry M.
ed him from the almond-and- Philosophy and Religion, West- Orlinsky will deliver the seventh
ern Michigan University, Kala- annual Zwerdling Lectures in
His theme is largely the mean- mazoo; the Rev. James H. Laird, Old Testament Studies at the
ing of poetry and the urge to M i n i s t e r, Central Methodist University of Michigan 4:10 p.m.
Church; the Rev. Herbert Tuesday and Wednesday.
Aleph's range of symbolism is Beecher Hudnut; the Rev. Wil-
The two lectures, open to the
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