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April 22, 1966 - Image 24

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Leadership Fete at Beth Abraham

At the Beth Abraham leadership reception, where $17,300 in
Israel Bond subscriptions was announced are (from left) Norman
Blake, Dr. Robert Schlaff, guest of honor; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin
Blake, who hosted the affair in their home in Southfield; Councilman
Mel Ravitz, guest speaker; Judge Nathan J. Kaufman, who will be the
toastmaster at the dinner, and William A. Genser, dinner co-chairman.
An - outstanding program has been prepared for the Beth Abra-
ham testimonial dinner Tuesday in the social hall of the
syangogue, which will honor Dr. Schlaff. Guest speakers will be
G. Mennen Williams, former six-term governor of Michigan, and
Chaim A. Salamon, Israel consul for economic affairs. The enter-
tainment program will be headed by Emil Cohen and Friedel Stern.
Rabbi Israel I. Halpern will give the tribute to Dr. Schlaff and Can-
tor Shabtai Ackerman will lead in the singing of the anthems.. Sam
Kaufer and Genser are co-chairmen of the dinner, on behalf of Israel
Bonds. For reservations call the Bond office, DI 1-570'7.

Israeli Artists Show Contrast in Style

By BEVERLY LUBIN
From now until April 30,
Graphica Gallery, on Warren Ave.,
will be the home for an exhibit of
three contemporary Israeli artists.
Entitled "The Lion and the
Stone," the exhibit includes 10
woodcuts by Jakob Steinhardt, nine
lithographs by Yosl Bergner and
eleven lithographs by Pinkas Lit-
vinovsky. While each evolved a
similar thesis for their works —
that of the paradoxical and absurd
in life—their diverse and resulting
modes of representation present a
significant and interesting con-
trast.
The gayest, most colorful works
are those done by Litvinovsky.

* * *

Works of 3 Israelis
at Graphic Gallery

"The Lion and the Stone" is the
title of an exhibition of contempo-
rary Israeli woodcuts and litho-
graphs now showing at Graphica
Gallery, 109 W. Warren.
It will run through April 30.
Being shown are 10 woodcuts,
all with Biblical themes, by Jakob
Steinhardt; nine hand-colored litho-
graphs by Yosl Bergner; and 11
lithographs by Pinkas Litvinovsky.
Steinhardt, '79, who hails from
Germany, was a student of Henri
Matisse and for several years
after 1933 he taught at and di-
rected the First International
Prize for Graphic Arts; and has
won many prizes since then, in-
cluding the Arte Sacra—Prize of
the First International Biennale
of Religious Art at Trieste. Bible
and Jewish lore and tradition
recur in his work.
Bergner, born in Vienna in 1930,
spent his childhood in P o 1 a n d,
studied in Australia and emigrated
to Israel in 1951. In Tel Aviv, he
is active as painter, draughtsman,
illustrator and stage designer. His
work has been shown in Australia,
Israel, Europe and the United
States.
Litvinovsky, 72, a native of the
Ukraine, studied in Russia and
the Bezalel Art School, where he
moved prior to World War I. He
is best known as a portrait painter
in Jerusalem.

Radomer to Make Plans

Radomer Aid and Ladies Society
will hold an executive board meet-
ing 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Work-
men's Circle Center to discuss the
celebration of Israel's 18th anni-
versary and the annual games
party.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
24—Friday, April 22, 1966

Child-like and primitive in appear-
ance, they consist of sparsely out-
lined shapes floating against bold
splotches of color. Striving for in-
finite shapes and ideas, he claims,
"A work of art is by no means a
problem which can be put forward
and which can be solved. It is a
play of hands and intellect that
slides through the mesh of sym-
metry." Indeed, his work leaves
much to the imagination and may
appear vague and meaningless to
those unaware of his goal.
Bergner also concerns himself
with the fanciful, but is able to
elicit more specific responses of
poignancy and tenderness. All un-
titled, his pictures can be best
understood after a preliminary
reading of an accompanying poem
of 10 proverbs which the pictures
illustrate. Word and line combine
here to make each of his litho-
graphs a beautiful story in itself.
A startling contrast to the works
of Bergner and Litvinovsky are
those of Jakob Steinhardt. His sub-
ject matter, taken from the Bible,
is appropriately rendered in bold,
black shapes against a white back-
ground and exude warmth, sensi-
tivity and sobriety. Some of his
subjects are "Noah Blesses the
Beasts," "The Meeting of Esau and
Jacob" and "Moses on the Moun-
tain."
The exhibit is worth seeing, for
it is certain that each of these men
will have a significant place in the
history and evolution of art.

Abramov, Knesset
Member, to Speak
to ZOD Thursday

S. Z. Abramov, member of the
Israel Knesset, one of Israel's dis-
tinguished General Zionist leaders,
will address the Zionist Organiza-
tion of Detroit, at the Zionist Cul-
tural Center, 18451 W. 10 Mile Rd.,
Southfield, next Thursday, 8:30
p.m. An invitation has been ex-
tended to the entire community to
attend this meeting.
A musical program will be given
by Cantor Harold Orbach.
Abramov was elected to the
Knesset in 1959 in behalf of the
Liberal Party and re-elected in
1961. In the Knesset he was a
member of the law, constitution,
economic and house rules com-
mittee. Since 1963 he has been
Israeli delegate to the Council of
Europe in Strasbourg.
He is a member of the cultural
committee of the ZOA House in
Tel Aviv.
Since 1949 he has served as
chairman of the Israel-American
Friendship League.

• •

Michael Com ay,Singer TovahRonni
on Program for Labor Zionist Event

The Labor Zionist Movement- versary 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in
the Labor Zionist Institute.
David Safran, general chairman
of the Detroit Israel Bond Com-
mittee, will be guest speaker.
The program, arranged by David
Sislin, cultural chairman, is being
held in advance of the Labor Zion-
ist Movement — Landsmanshaften
Israel "Hai" celebration. Refresh-
ments will be served, and members
are invited to bring friends at no
coming to Detroit to be guest charge.
* * *
speaker and to pay tribute to
Lou Mason, comedy star of
Cottler.
Morris Lieberman is testi- night clubs, radio and television,
monial chairman. Harry Schum- will head the entertainment pro-
gram at Cong. Ahavas Achim's
er is campaign chairman and
Israel "Hai" Anniversary Dinner
Mrs. Morris L. Scheyer honor-
6 p.m. May 1 in the synagogue
ary chairman of the 1966 Labor
social hall.
Zionist Movement - Landsman-
Guest speaker, at the dinner on
shaften Israel Bond Campaign.
Tova Ronni, Israel singer, co- behalf of Israel Bonds, will be
medienne, monologist and drama- Congressman John D. Dingell of
tic artist, will be the 16th Congressional District,
guest star at the who represented the 15th district
Labor Zionist- for 10 years. Dinner co-chairmen
Landsman- are Norman Blake and David Sil-
3haf ten c elebr a- ver.
A performer in theaters and
ion.
A native Israeli, night clubs, Mason has played in
of the lead-
Miss Ronni sings
ing hotels in the
in English, He-
Catskill M o u n-
brew and Yid-
tain area. The
dish.
humorist - singer
F o r reserva-
holds a BA deg-
tions, call the
ree from 'the Tal-
Bond office, DI
mudical Academy
1-5707.
* * *
of Yesihivah Uni-
versity and is a
The Pinsker
graduate of the
. Progressive A i d
Hebrew Teach-
Society will hon-
ers Institute.
or Norman Cot-
Miss Ronni
The program
tler at a 70th
will include Rab-
birthday celebration 8:30 p.m. May
bi Seymour M.
3 in the Labor Zionist Institute.
Mason
Panitz, Simon
The affair will be in advance of
the Labor Zionist Movement- Bermanis and Sanford Gordon,
Landsmanshaften celebration May president of the congregation.

Landsmanshaften "Hai" year
Israel celebration 8:30 p.m. May
10, in the Labor Zionist Institute
will honor Norman Cattier as a
pioneer Labor Zionist and as a
veteran of the Jewish Legion
which fought under General Al-
lenby and conquered Palestine in
World War I.
Michael Comay, ambassador of
Israel to the United Nations, is

10.
The guest speaker at the Pins-
ker affair will be Chaim A. Sala-
mon, Israel consul for economic

Topic: Mental Illness

A special feature of the prog-
ram will be the awarding of a port-
able TV set. All 1966 Israel Bond
subscribers attending will be eligi-
ble to win.
For reservations, call the Bond
office.

Better Housing for Israel

TEL AVIV (ZINS)—The ancient
biblical prophecy: "And they shall
build houses and inhabit them" is
attaining fulfillment in the state of
Israel. In the past year alone, 100,-
000 Israelis changed their living
quarters and moved into better
homes.
The largest percentage moved
into their own homes and only a
small number into rented apart-
ments for which "key money" is
required. The new housing con-
tains all the most modern appli-
ances and furnishings.

F***********************

Appreciation

Your patronage is constantly appre-
ciated. We are continuing our sale,
with savings of 50%, on 14 Karat
Gold Jewelry. Choose and save from
a wide selection.

*
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Saul Rutin
* *
* * Fine Jewelry
)1-
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Morris Watnick

and Gifts

*
Parents Without Partners, at its *
meeting
8:30
p.m.
Tuesday
in
the
affairs and Midwest director of the
* *
government of Israel Investment Jewish Center, will hear Edward *3
J. Collins in a talk on "The Silent *
Authority.
Revolution," pertaining to recent
Salamon came to then-Pale- advances in treating mental ill- *
* *
stine from Romania in 1938. For
ness.
*
10 years he was a member of
Nominal charge for nonmembers.
the - Haganahunderground force. For information, call Bernice Rob- * 283 HAMILTON, BIRMINGHAM
Just E. of Demery's-644-7626
A veteran of World War II, he
bins, KE 8-0038, or Norma Wollach, J I
Thurs. & Fri. to 9 p.m.
was a platoon commander in the
LI 7-0978.
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Israel War of Independence. He

helped organize immigration to
Israel and served as a police
inspector in Jerusalem, later be-
ing appointed to his present

posts.
Hyman Lipsitz is celebration
chairman of the Pinsker affair.
Hyman Gilman is president of
Pinsker, with Harry Lake, vice
president.
* • *
The Odessa Progressive Aid So-
ciety will hold its Yom Ha-Atz-
maut celebration, marking Israel's
"H a i" anniver-
sary 8:30 p.m.
Saturday at
Cong. Beth Yehu-
dah, it was an-
nounced by Sam-
uel H. Belkin,
president of the
society.

Louis Nathan-
Belkin son will be the

celebration chairman at the affair
on behalf of Israel Bonds. Louis

E. Levitan, director of the Detroit
Israel Bond office, will be guest
speaker.
Israel's "Hai" Year will be toast-
ed at a l'hayim with Israeli wine.
Refreshments will be served and
members are asked to bring their
friends.
* * •
Farband, Labor Zionist Branch,
will celebrate Israel's 18th anni-

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