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September 30, 1966 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-09-30

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

20—Friday, September 30, 1966

Have a Weight Problem?

Sixty people filed into a small
room at 19350 Schaefer for a re-
cent session of the Weight Watch_
ers. As each one entered, she was
ushered to a cubicle for a private
weighing-in before taking her
place in the crowded hall.

Sitting on the platform was Mrs.
Florine Mark, Director of Weight
Watchers of Eastern Michigan, who
shed 30 pounds in four months.
"Last week we lost 98 pounds. In
the past nine weeks, we have most
802 pounds," stated Mrs. Mark.
Weight Watcher's which handles
all weight problems, from 10
pounds and up, has proved highly
successful with people where other
methods have failed. They come to
eat properly and learn to maintain
their loss of weight.
"I never recruit a member .
an individual must want our pro-
gram. Men are reluctant to join —
they joke about being fat, but
once they enroll, they are fast
losers," stated Mrs. Mark.
Weight Watchers was founded
in 1963 by a New York housewife,
Mrs. Jean Nidetch who lost 72
pounds in a year with the group's
therapy. The organization is now
in 15 states.
Re-education of members in their

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eating habits is the major goal.
Most over-weight persons have
scads of diets at home. Almost
any one of them will help a person
lose weight, but the real problem
is how to keep the weight off.
Meetings are held throughout
the week and members pay $5.00
for the first meeting, of which
the registration fee is $3.00, and
$2.00 per week thereafter.
The 16 weekly two-hour sessions
include weighing-in, a well-aimed
talk with humor, and frank dis-
cussion by members of their weak-
nesses and problems with food.
After 16 weeks, members who
have lost at least 10 pounds are
given a "medal of honor" a special
Weight Watchers pin and for every
extra 10 pounds lost a small chip
is added to the pin (men get tie
clasps). When a participant has
reached the goal set by her phy-
sician and her mirror, she is put
on "maintenance," and attends
meetings once a month. If she
gains weight for two consecutive
months, she returns to the regular
program. The diet is intended to
be "a new way of life," not a
temporary solution, and the dieter
is taught a new outlook on food.
Weight Watcher classes are held
7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Sho-
lem Aleichem Instiute, and 12:30
p.m. on Thursdays at the North-
land Community Concourse.
For information concerning the
Weight Watchers, call Mrs. Flor-
ine Mark at UN 3-0900.

'Most of Us Are
Mainly Mothers':
Delightful Work

Carol Bartholomew is a mother
of six sons. Her home duties have
not interfered with her writing and
her newest work may well be con-
sidered a result of a mother's ex-
periences with her own offsprings.
Her "Most of Us Are Mainly
Mothers," published by Macmillan,
is an entertaining work. It takes
mothers on a tour of their own
roles, reviews how the head of a
household must face up with many
problems, and provides a whole-
some panorama of family duties
and experiences.
What children eat and how they
are fed, their idiosyncracies and
a mother's reactions, the frequent
wandering off, the hurts incurred,
"the battle of the bathroom" and
scores of other occurences — in-
cluding the many likes and dis-
likes — contribute towards the
making of a good work.
"Many of Us Are Mainly Moth-
ers" will entertain and instruct.
It will bring back many fine rec-
ollections for mothers—and for
the children as well. It will equal-
ly delight the male readers. It is
a well written, able collection of
adventures in a wholesome home—
and humorous to boot.

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MRS, ALFREDO FROHLICH

Andrea Sherman and Alfredo
Frohlich were united in mairiage
recently in a ceremony at Shaarey
Zedek Synagogue. Rabbis Moses
Lehrman and Irwin Groner and
Cantors Reuven Frankel and Louis
Klein officiated.
After a honeymoon in the Ba-
hamas, the couple will live in
Bogota.
Parents of the couple are Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Sherman of Gard-
ner Ave., Oak Park, and Mr. and
Mrs. Ernesto Frohlich of Bogota,
Colombia.
The bride wore a gown of
Alencon lace in the Empire sil-
houette, with doublet sleeves and
an A-line skirt. A cathedral-
length mantilla of matching lace
and French illusion fell softly
from a cluster of mock lily of
the valley, and she carried a lace
fan of rosebuds and lily of the
valley.
Mrs. Ige Torres, sister of hte
bridegroom, was matron of honor,
and Sherri Bennett was maid of
honor. Bridesmaids were Judy
Sherman, sister of the bride, Susan
Stewart, Linda Alfeld, Dorene
Cowan and Mrs. Allan Tann.
Ernest Osthiemer was best man,
and ushers were Errol Sherman,
Jerry Krantz, Guy DiPlacido, How_
and Schwartz and Steve Radom.

Israeli Poetess, Bracha Kopstein,
Introduces New Book, Lectures Here

Bracha Kopstein, popular Yid-
dish p o e t, author and lecturer,
well known as a writer and radio
broadcaster in Israel, is a guest in
Detroit for several weeks and plans
to address a number of public
meetings and local organizations
during her stay in the city.
She is utilizing her visit here
to advance sales of her new book,
"Yom Tov un Wokh in Israel,' "
which is translated in her book
as "Days and Holidays in Israel"
but which more correctly means
"Israel in the Festive and Week-
Day Spirit."
Unlike her previous works, this
book contains a series of narra-
tives, descriptions of life in Israel
and accounts of personal experi-
ences.
Her first lecture here will be
on Oct. 8, when she will address
the City Committee of Farband,
at the Labor Zionist Institute.
Bella Goldberg will provide a
musical program. Her topic will
be "Life in Israel."
On Oct. 30, she will address the
opening breakfast club meeting of
Ahavas Achim Men's Club.
Bracha Kopstein is the pen
name of this poet-author. Her
husband, Benjamin Katz, during
their stay in this country, is in the
printing department of Schul-
singer Brothers in New York. They
have one son in Israel.
Miss Kopstein has been a broad-
caster for Kol Israel and appeared
on radio station WEVD in New
York. She has authored several
books of poems.
Her current work contains fascin-
ating tales about Israel and the
new settlers. It is a 342-page ac-
count of the Israeli institutions, the
people who have come to Israel,
the stirring events which have
given Israel so significant a place
in history, among the nations of
the world, in Jewry.
Life in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem,
religious observances, the festive
occurances in the land are part
of the narrative collection in Yid-
dish in Miss Kopstein's newest
book.
Miss Kopstein has lectured in

`Fiddler on the Roof'
Goes Into Third Year

NEW YORK—A cake 2 1/2 feet
wide and four feet long was cut
up and served to the cast in
"Fiddler on the Roof" Sept. 21,
completing the play's second year
on Broadway.
Herschel Bernardi, who has the
lead role of Tevye the Dairyman
at the Imperial Theater, said
"This is not a show any more.
People are coming to it as they
would to a celebration — like a
wedding or a Bar Mitzva."
Bernardi was absent Friday
night and Saturday afternoon in
observance of Yom Kippur. Henry
Goz took his place. Bernardi is
the fourth man to have the Tevye
role.
"Fiddler on the Roof" has won
popularity in Finland, and the
musical is scheduled to start in
December in Amsterdam, Copen-
hagen, Denmark and Gotenborg,
Sweden. Next year, there will be
performances in Paris, London,
Melbourne, Oslo, West Berlin and
Tokyo.
A Yiddish troupe began to stage
the play in Israel earlier this
month, and the company will do
it in Warsaw, Paris and Zurich.

BRACHA KOPSTEIN

New York under auspices of the
Theodor Herzl Institute.
During her stay here she can
be reached at 19483 Meyers, phone
341-5790. She hopes to make ar-
rangements for lectures and to in-
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