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November 04, 1966 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-11-04

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Lith Annual Book Fair Opens Saturday Night
With Bich Community Center 9-Day Pi o;Egram

Detroit Jewry's major cultural
event of the year — the Jewish
Book Fair — will open Saturday
evening, at 8:15, in the Jewish
Center, with a program that will
introduce the nine-day celebration
and its series of outstanding events.
The 15th annual fair will com-
mence with an address Saturday
night by Dr. Israel Knox, noted
author and lecturer, whose appear-
ance here is co-sponsored by
Wayne State University Press to
celebrate the 10th anniversary of
the Morris and Emma Schaver
Publication Fund for Jewish
The Book Fair is sponsored
by the Jewish Community Cen-
ter and is co-sponsored by
numerous civic, cultural and
social service organizations.
In addition to a comprehensive
selection of Jewish literature, Book
Fair will offer for sale over 6,000
books of general interest to adults
and children.
Mrs. Julian Tobias, Book Fair
chairman, invites the public to
the program of afternoon and
evening events when a dozen
prominent writers, lecturers and
dramatic artists appear at Book
Fair. All programs are free,
unless otherwise indicated.
Dr. Knox. the first Book Fair
speaker, has won popular favor
through his lectures on Jewish cul-
ture and books such as "Rabbi in
America: The Story of Isaac M.
A memorial tribute will be paid
to three persons who were among
the founders of the Schaver fund:
Dr. Morris Adler; Boris Joffe,
who was director of the Jewish
Community Council; and Morris
Schaver. Sidney Shevitz will pre-
side over this portion of the
Also on Saturday evening the
Center Theater will present its
production of "Death of a Sales-
man," the modern tragedy that
established Arthur Miller as a
leading American playwright.
There will be other performances
during Book Fair. and there will be
admission charges.
Finals of the city-wide Book
Fair oratory and poster painting
contests for junior and senior high
school students will be held Sun-
day afternoon.

The Business and Professional
Chapter of Hadassah will co-spon-
sor a program Sunday, 2 p.m., fea-
turing Rabbi Jossef J. Kratzen-
stein, who will talk about his newly
published book, "The Age of
Rabbi Kratzenstein also will
speak Monday afternoon, co-spon-
sored by the National Council of
Jewish Women.
Rabbi Kratzenstein was born in
Germany and studied in Muenster,
Berlin, Zurich and Jerusalem, and
was ordained a
rabbi in Berlin.
In "The Age of
Idolism" he ad-
dresses himself to
the vital ques-
tions, "Why have
the multitude of
schools, universi-
ties, and houses
of worship not
been able to pre-
vent two world
Kratzenstein wars with their
bloody battlefield, their bone-
strewn gas chambers and their
concentration camps? What are the
roots of man-made disasters?"
Judge Theodore Levin, Leonard
N. Simons and Philip Slomovitz
will be honored Sunday evening at
a program co-sponsored by the
Jewish Publication Society, for
their contribution to this national
The editor of the Jewish Pub-
lication Society, Dr. Chaim Po-
tok, will be here to address the
JPS program.
"Is There An Answer?" co-
authored by Rabbi and Mrs. David
DeSola Pool, will be reviewed by
Mrs. Henry Berris. This program
will be co-sponsored by Zedakah
Club, Monday af-
There will be
two evening pro-
grams Monday.
The scholar and
historian, Dr. Irv-
ing Greenberg, of
Yeshiva Univer-
sity, will speak on
"The State of Re-
ligion: An Ortho-
dox View." His Dr. Greenberg
appearance is co-sponsored by the
American Jewish Committee.



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Sponsored by the Nationa l Jewish Wel fare Board

Heralding the nationwide cultural event held annually under
the auspices of the National Jewish Welfare Board's Jewish Book
Council, this poster will be on display in more than 2,000 Jewish
Community Centers, synagogues, Jewish schools and other institu-
tions. It highlights the theme of the Nov, 4-Dec. 4 23rd annual
observance of Jewish Book Month.

48 Friday, November 4, 1966


Dr. Greenberg, a graduate of
Brooklyn College and Harvard
University, was ordained by Beth
Joseph Rabbinical Seminary. In
addition to affiliation with many
historical societies, he is currently
serving as rabbi of Riverdale
Jewish Center in New York, and
as chairman of the advisory board
of Yavneh National Religious
Jewish Students Association. Dr.
Greenberg will discuss "The Status
of Religion in America Today."
The United Synagogues of De-
troit co-sponsors a program fea-
turing Rabbi Benjamin Z. Kreit-
man, noted talmudic lecturer. He
will discuss El Am Talmud Kallah,
the English translation of the
Hadassah Education Day will be
observed in a morning and after-
noon program. Tuesday, with ad-
dresses by Rabbi M. Robert Syme
of Temple Israel and Dr. Carl
Voss, prominent Protestant clergy-
Mrs. Maurice Perlman, vice-
president of education of the De-
troit Chapter of Hadassah, in
charge of the program.
The theme "These Challenging
Years—Peace or Panic" will be
discussed by Rabbi Syme at 10:15
a.m. and by Rev. Voss at 1 p.m.
Mrs. David deSola Pool, a for-
mer national president of Hadas-
sah, co-author of "Is There an
Answer?" will give the luncheon
There will be an "Early Bird"
Award by the membership com-
mittee, headed by Mrs. Harold
Hoffman, vice president of mem-
bership. The names of all who paid
their dues up to Oct. 30 will be
placed into the "Early Bird Cage"
for the award.
A subscription luncheon will be
served in the Shiffman Hall from
12 to 1 p.m. for which reserva-
tions should be made to the Hadas-
sah office, BR 3-5441.
In his address, Rabbi Syme will
discuss "If My Grandfather Were
Living Today, What Would He
Think of Us as Jews?"
Dr. Voss, who will speak on "A
Non-Jew's Observations of World
Jewry," recently returned from
his seventh tour of the Middle
East. His books, "This Is Israel,"
The Universal God" and "Rabbi
and Minister" have been well re-
ceived by Jewish and non-Jewish
Mrs. deSola Pool, pioneer of
Youth Aliya, will speak at a pro-
grain co-sponsored by the Jewish
National Fund Tuesday evening.
She is now planning the world-
wide observance of the Henrietta
Szold Centennial.
Mrs. Philip Slomovitz will pre-
side at the JNF Book Fair pro-
Also on Tuesday evening, co-
sponsored by Parents Without
Partners, Mrs. Harry Oberstein
will review "Everything But
Money" by Sam Levenson. There
will be a charge for nonmembers.
Wednesday is Yiddish Night at
Book Fair, sponsored by the Heb-
rew Yiddish Committee. The 50th
anniversary of the death of Sholom
Aleichem is commemorated by the
appearance of Baruch Shefner,
noted lecturer on Yiddish litera-
Hershel Gendel, popular mono-
logist and interpreter of Yiddish
humor will also be featured on the
program for which there is an ad-
mission charge.
Book Fair audiences will be able
to hear Stephen Longstreet, author
of "The Pedlocks," who will speak
Thursday afternoon at a program
co-sponsored by Pioneer Women.
Longstreet will be presented
again Thursday evening at a pro-
gram co-sponsored by Jewish Par-
ents Institute.
On Thursday evening the edi-
tor of Martin Buber's "The Way
of Response," Dr. Nahum Glat-
zer, professor of Jewish history
at Brandeis University, will be

the featured guest at a program
so-sponsored by the Bnai Brith
Men's and Women's Council and
Tucker Lodge and Chapter. De-
troit will get a glimpse of the
new hook which is to be pub-
lished in November. Dr. Glatzer
will discuss "The Legacy of Mar-
tin Silber."

On Nov. 13, Book Fair will close
with the appearance of Maurice
Samuel, internationally known writ-
er and lecturer.

Storytelling for children will be
offered Sunday afternoons, Nov.
6 and 13.

On Nov. 13, Evelyn Orbach will
On Nov. 12, 9 p.m., Dr. Jacob present "Mottel the Cantor's Son"
Kabakoff, dean of the College of fur children. Performances will be
Jewish Studies, Cleveland, Ohio, at 2 and 3 p.m. in the Aaron DeRoy
will speak on Sholom Aleichem, in Theater, with an admission charge.
Hebrew. The program is co-spon-
The Women's Health Club will
sored by Kvutza Ivrit. Morris Nobel have a luncheon Book Fair pro-
will be chairman. Dr. Kabakoff will gram beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 13,
speak in Hebrew.
with an admission charge.

Maurice Samuel to Address Group
for 'Friends of Sholom Aleichem'

When Maurice Samuel comes to
Detroit Nov. 13 to lecture at the
Jewish Book Fair, he will stay
over until Monday night to per-
form another labor of love. He
will be at the home of Emma
Schaver, who has invited a group
of Jewish community leaders to
hear Samuel tell the story of Sho-
lom Aleichem House in Tel Aviv.
A group of American and world
Jewish leaders has recognized
the need for a library, museum
and archive to preserve the mem-
ory and works and the manu-
scripts, both published and un-
published, of the great Jewish
Maurice Samuel will tell of
movement and plans to establish
a home in Israel called Beth
Sholom Aleichem, "The Sholom
Aleichem House." Samuel won
for his famous book, "The World
of Sholom Aleichem," a Saturday
Review of Literature prize, both

for its literary and sociological
Accompanying the author will
be Samuel J. Rodman of New
York, president of the organiza-
tion, "The Friends of Beth Sholom
Aleichem," which contributed the
fund for the construction of the
building recently dedicated in Tel
Aviv by the president of the state
of Israel, Zalman Shazar.
The purpose of the meeting at
Mrs. Schaver's home is to establish
a foundation by which the activi-
ties of Beth Sholom Aleichem will
be supported. Throughout the
United States, an endowment fund
is being established, income from
which will support the educational,
literary and publishing functions
of the Beth Sholom Aleichem.
Children of Israeli schools, who
know nothing of the Yiddish lan-
guage in which Sholom Aleichem
wrote, will visit this house and
learn of the . writer and of the
people about whom he wrote.

Book Fair Older Than It Looks

Thanks to the records produced by Michael Michlin, veteran
Detroit Hebrew educator, it was established this week that this
year's Book Fair marks the 25th anniversary of the commencement
of the celebrations.

Michlin has provided The Jewish News with a copy of the
program of the Nov. 23, 1941, celebration.
Of special interest in this program are not only the participants.
but members of the arrangements committee, Included among them
was the late Israel Drachier, father of Norman and Sol Drachler;
the late Shloime Bercovich, who directed the Yiddish Falk School
here; and others. including Michlin himself.
The program of that date follows:


Sponsored by the
and the

Sunday, November 23, 1941
at the
Detroit, Michigan


I. Introductory Remarks
II. Greetings

Rabbi Leon Fram, Chairman
Ruth Rutzen,
Detroit Public Library
Dr. Simon Halkin
Professor, College of Jewish Studies, Chicago
IV. Musical Selections
*Leo Holinstat, Violin
*Lucia Wolton, at the Piano
The Chassid
Kol Nidre
*Members of the Center Symphony Orchestra
Jacob Levin
Author, Founder of Schule Movement
November 23 through November 30
in the Adult Lounge of the

Books from the libraries of
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Jewish Community Center
Jewish People's Library
and individual collections

Shloime Bercovich
Israel Drachier

Committee on Arrangements
E. Louis Neimand
Aaron Rosenberg
Michael Michlin
Dr. and Mrs. Morris Teles

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