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September 10, 1965 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-09-10

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Surprises, Puzzlements, Acceptances,
Rejections Mark Art Israel Exhibition

At the Art Israel exhibit at the Art Institute, on opening night,
from the left: Milton J. Miller; William M. May, president of the Art
Institute Founders Society and president of Michigan Bell; Hyman
Saffran; Stanley Winkelman; Max J. Pincus, chairman of patrons
committee; Israel Consul Jacob Barmore and Art Institute Director
Willis F. Woods.
* * *

"Art Israel," the exhibition of
modern paintings, drawings and
sculptures by Israeli artists that
opened at the Institute of Arts
Tuesday evening, to continue
through Oct. 3, has stirred interest-
ing discussions.
Some of the debates approach
controversy. The impressions
gathered at the exhibit differed.
Many were puzzled, a large num-
ber, especially art critics, accepted
and acclaimed the works, laymen
were heard to reject some of the
works, and there were those who
queried: "what do they mean?"
This debate in itself is cause
for deep interest in an exhibition
that has been labeled "Art Israel"
— wisely termed becaused it is art

114 East European
Refugees Arrive in
N.Y., Aided by Hias

NEW YORK (JTA) — A group
of 114 Jewish refugees from
Eastern Europe, the largest num-
ber of Jewish migrants to arrive
in this country on any one flight,
landed Sept. 2 at Kennedy Airport.
They were met at the airport by
Murray I. Gurfein, president of
the United Hias Service, and James
P. Rice, executive director of the
agency which is helping to resettle
the newcomers in 12 states across
the country.
Gurfein noted that the United
Hias Service had assisted 5,936
migrants during the first six
months of this year. This compares
with 2,484 refugees resettled in the
same period last year.
The newcomers will be resettled
in New York City with the assis-
tance of the New York Association
for New Americans, and in 18
other communities in this country.
These are: Boston, Philadelphia,
Los Angeles, Detroit, Cleveland,
St. Louis, Denver, San Francisco,
Wilkes-Barre, Pittsburgh, Engle-
wood, N. J., Linden, N. J., Balti-
more, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Ro-
chester, Buffalo and New Haven.

Gift of Cornell Professor
Initiates Hillel Book Fund

WASHINGTON — Bnai Brith
Hillel Foundations established a
special Book Fund to develop li-
brary collections in Hebrew and
Yiddish language and literature.
The fund was initiated by a grant
from the Benjamin and Rebecca
Siegel Charitable Trust of Ithaca,
N.Y. It will be used to add the
specialized books to Hillel Founda-
tion libraries at 87 major colleges.

not of Israel but by Isrealis; art
that- follows a pattern based on
claims of modernity; art that, on
an international scale, puzzles the
laymen and thrills the artists who
go for the modern angles, resulting
in both acceptances and rejections.

ALEXIS SOLOMOS, former direc-
tor of the National Theater in
Athens, Greece, arrived in Michi-
gan Sept. 8 to become the first
resident artistic director of the
Ypsilanti Greek Theater.

gressman and State Senator, is
among the leading candidates to
win nomination for one of the four
new Wayne County Circuit Court
judgeships in the Sept. 14 primary
election, his many supporters
state.
He pledges to make the streets
safe for citizens by sending vicious
criminals to jail.
Endorsements already received
by Ryan come from widely , diver-
gent groups. Among them are the
Official 14th Congressional Dis-
trict Democratic Organization, De-
troit Building and Trades Council,
Gratiot Improvement Association,
Southeast Detroit Teen Dems,
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Ita-
lian-American Board of Trades,
14th District Democratic Club, 13th
District Business and Civic League,
the Bartenders Union, the Brew-
ery Workers and the Teamsters
Union.
Strong support is promised by
many other groups, among them,
the Detroit Police Officers Asso-
ciation.

The Hayim Greenberg Hebrew
School board announces that a
luncheon will take place Sunday,
10:30 a.m., at the Labor Zionist
Institute, for all board and com-
mittee members for the 50th
jubilee. Activities in connection
with the new school year and
the 50th jubilee will be discussed.
Harold Berke is school chairman,
and Ben Harold is jubilee commit-
tee chairman.
Parents who were out of town
and have not yet registered their
children are advised to enroll them
this Fri day and on Sunday, as
regular classes will begin Monday.
There are a few openings in the
beginners classes and in the nurs-
ery. For information call UN
4-6319.

ful fashion by Jacob Barmore, jority of them living in the major
Consul General of Israel with of- cities of Geneva, Zurich, Basel
fices in Chicago, in charge of 13 and Berne.
midwestern states, who, as the lone
speaker on opening night, said:
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
"Throughout the ages, Israel
Friday, September 10, 1965-29
has been known, not for its aesthe-

ics ccontributions, but for its
code of ethics and morality. The
past 100 years have brought
changes. The surrealistic approach
of the works in this exhibit are
a logical expression of the Israeli
artists' revolt against a rigid ap-
proach to art. But, more than that,
these young artists express the
cultural flowering of a new nation
hard pressed for its very survival.
The works reflect an inner hon-
esty, for the artists are, above all,
true to themselves and to their
heritage."

Indeed, there is puzzlement.
Many of the works have to be ex-
plained. Without noting the titles,
even many of the experts finds
themselves deluded by the themes.
Nevertheless, there is, in this
exhibit, an accumulation of color,
of so much beauty, of items that
are so intriguing that, as one of
those who asked "what's it all
about?" said: "I must return again:
I can't judge properly until- I do
return : again."

Viewers will return to the ex-
hibit time and time again to see
the four-dimensionals, especially
Ya'acov Agan's "Far Things Coun-
terpoint." They'll wish to study
Y i g a e l Tumarkin's "Hiroshima"
and "Crucifixion", with all their
challenging elements that call at-
tention to and reject horror as
it strikes mankind.
When the exhibit puzzles, it is

because modern art puzzles. But
in its totality, the display at the
Institute of Arts becomes a must for
all lovers of art. It is a colorful
collection of works that must, in
its totality, fascinate and intrigue
all viewers.
The exhibit was organized for
the local showing by the America-
Israel Cultural Foundation and the
International Council of the Muse-
um of Modern Art and was brought
here by the Jewish Welfare
Federation.

NEW YORK (JTA) — A new
residential treatment center for
older adolescents and young adults
will be built here under the aus-
pices of the Jewish Child Care As-
sociation of New York, Harry Roth-
man, president, has announced.
The new structure will be a 3 1/2
story building, and will house
30 young people age 16 to 22, plus
a resident staff. There will also be
facilities for a day-care program
for non-resident youth. Plans call
,for completion. by

Highland Park Official
Runs for Circuit Court

Attorney James D. O'Connell, a
city councilman in Higland Park
for five years, is candidate for the
office of Circuit Court judge.
A graduate of the Detroit In-
stitute of Technology and the De-
troit College of Law, O'Connell
also studied education at Wayne
State University and subsequently
taught college classes in govern-
ment.
Married and the father of six
children, O'Connell is vice presi-
dent of the Highland Park Bar
Association, vice president of the
Highland Park Optimist's Club, a
member of the Highland Park
Community Center's board of
directors, Highland Park Commun-
ity Improvement Association, Ford
Trade School Alumni Association
and the UAW-CIO. He is also ac-
tive in state and national politics.

PREFERRED!

JULIUS E.

ALLEN

19,000 Jews In Switzerland
What makes this an Israel art
The Jewish Community of
exhibit? What's Israeli about it?, Switzerland, which dates back to
some have asked at the exhibition. the early Middle Ages, now num-
The answer was given in skill- bers some 19,000 persons, the ma-

Chorus Strikes Up Again NY Child Care Agency
The Don Frohman Chorus will Plans Treatment Center

resume rehearsals for the coming
season 8 p.m. Monday at Mumford
High School, Room 123.
New singers may audition for
membership until Oct. 1. For ap-
plications, call director Don Froh-
man, DI 1-3776.

Ryan Gets Backing Greenberg School
in Judgeship Race
to Plan Its Jubilee
Harold M. Ryan, former Con- at Luncheon Sunday

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August 5th, 1965
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Yr. Ed Carey, President
•Detroit Common Council
City-Council Building
Detroit, Michigan

Dear Mr. Carey:

May I take this opportunity of expressing to you
my sincere gratitude and appreciation for all your efforts
in the successful passing of the Resolution condemning the
Arab boycott of Israel by the Detroit Common Council, The
resolution indeed expresses the traditional American atti-
tude regarding. the freedom, of trade and the support of
freedom-loving c ount ries.

Sincerely yours,

J1cob B rmore
Cinsul eneral

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