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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-11-03

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Jackie Mason, `the Rabbi's Son,'to Be on City of Hope Program

Heading the program of the din-
ner-dance celebrating the 55th an-
niversary of City of Hope, spon-
sored by the Detroit Businessmen's
Group, will be satirist and comedi-
an Jackie Mason.
The event, to be
held Nov. 18 in ,
the Grand Ball-
room of the Sher-
aton - Cadillac
Hotel, also will
feature a Holly-
wood celebrity.
Music for danc-
ing will be play-
ed by Hal Gordon
and his orchestra. Mason
Dinner-dance chairman is Morris
Sukenic.
Mason is making an exclusive
Detroit appearance for the Detroit
Businessmen's Group.
Mason comes from a family
of ordained rabbis—his father
and three brothers. Born in Sbe-

boygan, Wis., and brought up on
New York's Lower East Side,
Mason originally thought of em-
bracing the religious life.
A graduate of City College of
New York and the Yeshiva Univer-
sity, he spent two years with va-
rious congregations in North Caro-
lina and Pennsylvania. Wherever
he served, his public speaking —
usually laced with his own brand
of humor — always brought com-
ments that he should have been a
comedian.
Eventually, he did decide to try
his hand at comedy. His first jab
was a resounding success on open-
ing night. But because he had
neither sufficient material nor
smooth delivery, he fizzled out and
was fired before the end of the
engagement.
That first booking, and five more
that summer, were all played in
hotels and resorts in the Catskills,
launching pad of many show busi-

MEN'S CLUBS

Beth Hillel Men's Club will spon-
sor a premiere of compositions
written by 19-year-old David Ohren-
stein 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 19 at the
synagogue.
David, a music
major at Wayne
State University,
studies piano
with Mischa Kot-
tler and writes
his own music,
capturing the
Jewish spirit. For
David
the program, he
also will recite some humor from
the book he has written and which

Baby Named `Elath'
for Sunken Vessel;
Men Cited for Bravery

NATHANYA — Capt. Shlomo
Harel, commander of Israel's
navy, attended the Brit Mila here
Tuesday of the infant con of a
local diamond worker who gave
his child the name Elath in honor
of the Israeli destroyer that was
sunk by Egyptian missile craft off
Sinai Oct. 21 and the seamen who
went down with her. Capt. Harel
was sandek at the traditional cere-
mony. In offering his congratula-
tions to the parents, who have
seven other children, he said he
was deeply honored by this demon-
stration of sympathy with Israel's
navy.
Israel this week awarded 201
decorations for bravery, 21 of them
posthumously, to officers and men
who were cited for gallantry above
and beyond the call of duty during
last June's Six-day War.
Thirty of the soldiers received
their decorations personally from
Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin at
his headquarters. The posthumous
awards will go to the relatives of
the deceased soldiers. The decora-
tions were awarded mainly for out-
standing bravery in leading men
in assault, and for rescuing
wounded comrades tinder fire.
Additional junior officers and
men will get commendations at a
later date from local commanders.
In Jerusalem, the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency's Jerusalem cor-
respondent was among five journa-
lists awarded special prizes for
the best coverage of last June's
war. The prizes were donated by
Joseph Rosensaft on behalf of the
organization of survivors of the
Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

is now being published, "Laughs—
for Everybody." An earlier book
which was published is "The Uni-
versal Circular Theory: a Key to
the Universe." Admission is free,
and refreshments will be served.
a a 4,
BETH ABRAHAM MEN'S CLUB
will inaugurate its sixth annual
season of Breakfast Forums 10 a.m.
Sunday when William L. Cahalan
will speak on "The Role of the
Prosecuting Attorney in America
Today." Cahalan, prosecuting attor-
ney for Wayne County, is a native
Detroiter and graduate of the Uni-
versity of Detroit Law School. Pres-
ident of the men's club is Theo-
dore Scholnick, and speakers chair-
man for the forums is Rabbi Israel
I. Halpern. Other programs in the
series, held the first Sunday of
each month from November
through March, will feature Gen.
S.L.A. Marshall, military analyst
and author; Robert Knox, director
of the Detroit Housing Commission;
Jerome Brooks, regional chairman
of the National Labor Relations
Board; and Dr. Hubert Locke, dir-
ector of the religious center at
Wayne State Unirgssity.
* * *
TAU EPSILON RHO LAW FRA-
TERNITY, Detroit Graduate Chap-
ter, will hold a dinnef meeting
6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Topinka's
Country House. Circuit Court Judge
Horace Gilmore will speak on the
proposed new criminal code. Ga-
briel Moscow is chapter chaffeellor.
* * *
AHAVAS ACHIM MEN'S CLUB
will meet 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at
the synagogue, Mayor Cavanagh
will speak on "Problems Facing
Urban Communities." Friends are
invited. Refreshments will be
served.

Pharmacists, Wives
Set Dance Wednesday

The 41st annual dinner-dance of
the Aesculapian Pharmaceutical
Association and its ladies auxiliary
is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednes-
day at the Latin Quarter. For re-
servations, call chairman Charles
Tennen, 542-2999, or ladies chair-
man, Mrs. Harry Katzman, 358-
0085.
The Aesculapians are cosponsors
of the pharmacy wing of Hadassah
Hospital in Israel and contribute
to many philanthropies with pro-
ceeds from the dinner-dance.

City Plan Commission,

Council Role Clarified

Pot your money when parka -Ifs
-IN AMERICA

Invest In

'US:

SAVINGS BONDS"

Authority over bars in Detroit
was delegated to the City Plan
Commission and the Common Coun-
cil under the Skid Row Zoning
Ordinance which became effective
June 30, 1961.
The Board of Zoning Appeals
has no authority with respect to
geographic location of bars in De-
troit, as it was indicated in the
report of Delegate Assembly pro-
ceedings- addressed- by -Dr, Hubert.

ness comedy greats, among them
Danny Kaye and Jerry Lewis.
Off-season, he worked at a vari-
ety of jobs—shoe salesman at Gim-
bels, men's wear salesman at
Macy's, pajama salesman at Sak's
Fifth Avenue.

Buddhist Myths

The basic sources of myth and
legend in India are the Mahabhar-
ata and the Bamayana, epic poems
similar in scope to the Iliad and
the Odyssey. Like their Greek
counterparts, they provide a key to
an understanding of the civiliza-
tion from which they sprang, but
unlike the Homeric epics, they con-
tinue to permeate the whole life of
the Indian people as a controlling
force.
The retelling of these legends is
the result of the efforts of two
prominent Indian scholars. The
late Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
was the former Keeper of Indian
and Muhammadan Art in the Bos-
ton Museum of Fine Arts. The Sis-
ter Nivedita (Margaret E. Noble),
an English woman by birth and a
disciple of Swami Vivekananda.
was an important interpreter of
Indian life to the West through her
books. The illustrations were done
by Indian artists who were famil-
iar since childhood with the stories
portrayed.

The following summer he hit
New Hampshire and found his
material and presentation im-
proving. But , it took another two
years of polishing and develop-
ing the zany routines before his
identity was established. In 1959,
he conquered the Borscht Belt,
where he had flopped his First
time around.
Subsequently, Steve Allen dis-
covered Jackie at the Slate Broth-
ers Club in California, and booked
him for his TV show. Jackie's
first appearance was enthusiasti-
cally received and he was asked
to come back again and again.
Today, five years later, Jackie
Mason is a household name. In ad-
dition to creating all of his own
comedy material, he has written
articles for several national mag-
azines. His first hard-cover book,
"My Son, the President," was pub-
lished two years ago.
The comedian is under contract
to an independent film producer
and will star in one picture a year
over the next four years. He is
mulling several network offers for
a television show of his own, and
he recently signed a recording con-
tract with MGM, calling for two
comedy albums a year.

JWV

Veteran's Sabbath Service
at Adas Shalom Nov. 11

DETROIT LADIES AUXILIARY
135 will service the USO Tuesday.
Rosenwald Post 218, American The group will hold a regular meet-
Legion, will hold its annual Vet- ing 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Labor
erans Day sabbath service 9 a.m. Zionist Institute. Refreshments will
Nov. 11 at Adas Shalom Synagogue. be served.
All veterans of the Jewish faith
* * *
are invited and are requested to
BLOCH ROSE AUXILIARY will
wear the uniformed caps, and to hold its monthly service party to
bring their wives.
the D. J. Healy Home Saturday.
For information, call Joseph Sha- They will bring refreshments for
piro, public relations officer, UN the children, as well as prizes and
1-6039.
games. For information, call Carol
Burke, LI 5-5984.
Herb Sorocca of Columbia be
came the youngest crew coach in THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
the U.S.
Friday, November 3, 1967-27

Men's ORT Slates
Membership Brunch

To spur its campaign for 325
new members by Nov. 30, the De-
troit Men's ORT Chapter will hold
a brunch 10 a.m. Sunday at the
Jewish Center, in conjunction with
its annual meeting.
Dr. William Haber, dean of the
University of Michigan college of
literature, science and the arts, will
be speaker. Dr. Haber is presi-
dent of the American ORT Federa-
tion. ORT is the Organization for
Rehabilitation Through Training.
In addition, a short movie will
be shown at the brunch, which is
not a fund-raising event.
David Page is chairman of the
brunch committee; Paul Zucker-
man and Max Schuster are co-
chairmen of the membership cam-
paign committee.
In response to the postwar needs
of Israel, ORT-Israel is calling for
assistance to build new schools for
the education and vocational train-
ing of Arabs now within Israel's
borders.

Larry Freedman

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