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February 09, 1968 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-02-09

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Talk by Dr. Cecil Roth to Highlight Shaarey Zedek Art Show-Auction

Internationally renowned author-
ity on Jewish art, Prof. Cecil Roth
will lecture on "The Arts in Jew-
ish History" 8:30 p.m. Wednesday
at Cong. Shaarey Zedek. The pub-
lic is invited at no charge.

Dr. Roth, an English historian
and editor-in-chief of the Standard
Jewish Encyclopedia published by
Doubleday in 1959, is the author of
more than 30 books. His studies in
Jewish history include a general

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history of the Jewish people,
works on specific communities
(notably Italy and England) and
biographies, such as Manasseh
ben Israel, Joseph Nasi, the Roths-
childs and the Sassoons. He has
written on Jewish art, the Jews
in the Renaissance, the Jewish
contribution to civilization and
works on general, particularly
Italian, history. He is now profes-
sor of history at Bar-Ilan Univer-
sity.
The appearance of Dr. Roth is
part of the program of the fine
arts commission of S h a a r e y
Zedek, whose art show and auc-
tion opens 8:30 p.m. Saturday
with a champagne preview for
pat - ons and donors of art Tiieces.
Beginning Sunday, there will be
on exhibit at the synagogue "Selec-
tions From the Old Testament"
loaned from the Modern Museum
of Art; some ceremonial art ob-
jects being shown for the first time
in Detroit from the Jewish Mu-
seum in New York; paintings and
lithographs from the private col-
lection of Lester Avnet, considered
to own the greatest number of
Judaic art pieces and works by
Jewish artists in the country;
paintings on loan
from the Detroit
Institute of Arts;
and donated art
objects from la-
c a 1 philanthro-
pists whose con-
tributed art will
be sold at auction
2 p.m. Feb. 18 in
the social hall.
The art show
will be open to
the public 2-5
p.m. and 7-10
p.m. Sunday
through Thurs- Shaye
day and will reopen for the art
auction Feb. 18. There is no
charge. Max M. Shaye is chairman
of the art show and art auction;
Bernard Edelman, co-chairman.
Members of the art commission
working on this event include in
addition to Shaye and Edelman:

Dr. and Mrs. Donald Boxman; Dr. and

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Mrs. Jay Golub; Mr. and Mrs. David
Hermelin; Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Holtz-
man; Dr. and Mrs. David Mixer: Mr.

15 Toronto Rabbis Hit
.Center Sabbath Opening

TOR ONTO (JTA) — Fifteen
Toronto rabbis have officially pro-
tested against the decision of the
YM and YWHA in this city to re-
main open on the Sabbath and have
called upon the Jewish community
to back them up. The rabbis issued
their protest in the form of an
open letter published as an adver-
tisement in the Jewish press. The
signatories included one Reform
and six Conservative rabbis.
The letter charged that the Y
had announced its policy of remain-
ing open on the Sabbath unilater-
ally without consulting rabbinical
authorities although a discussion
of the problem with a committee
of rabbis representing all segments
of the community was in progress.
The letter charged further that
the Toronto Y "in its cultural and
social programs . . . has progress-
ively reduced the Jewish element,
moving further and further away
from identification with Judaism.
The rabbis complained also that
the Y's snack bar does not observe
dieary laws.
"Our recent informal discussion
with the YMHA officers and ad-
ministratiion leads us to believe
that they are sentitive to the feel-
ings of the total community," the
letter said. "Therefore we urge
the Jewish community to bring
to bear its influence on the
YMHA."

and Mrs. Alfred Landau; Mr. and Mrs.
Julian Lefkowitz; Dr. and Mrs. Max
Lichter; Mrs. Peter A. Martin; Mrs.
Sheldon Mintz; Mr. and Mrs. Milford
Kerner; Dr. and Mrs. Harold Podolsky;
Mrs. Max Shaye; Mr. and Mrs. Franklin
Siden• Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Silverman;
Mrs. Davis Benson; Mrs. Marvin Fleisch-
man; Mrs. Allan Levin; Mrs. Abe Katz-
man; Mrs. Joseph Deutch; Mr. and Mrs.
Julius Meskin; and Mrs. Alvin Robinson.

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SHOW HOURS:
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