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February 21, 1969 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-02-21

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Center Celebrations Coining
seen in any other city in

One week of special activities
culminated by an afternoon of
events for all ages March 9 will
mark the Jewish Center'S celebra-
tion of Purim.
All festivities are open to the
The building will be decorated
with paintings on the front windows
and decorations throughout the
main floor.
The celebration begins the eve-
ning of March 4, with a "Latke-
Hamentash Debate," sponsored
by the Center Single Adults, Young
Adults and Parents Without Part-
ners and Wayne State University's
Billel Foundation.
Participants in the formal de-
bate will be WSU faculty.
The discussion will argue the
merits of hamentashen and lat.
kes, linked to some relevant topic
of the day, and refreshments
(sic) will follow.
Also featured that week will be
two folk song concerts by Joe and
Penny Aronson: first, a concert for
adults March 8, and second a
"Folksongs and Funsongs" pro-
grain for children March 9. (See
Youth Page).
Other activities are a junior
drop-in program, a quiz bowl and
a pre-school carnival in the nur-
The traditional parade will fea-
ture prizes for the best costumes
and floats.
The Nosherie, an entertainment-
restaurant in cabaret style, will be
featured throughout the afternoon,
March 9. A nominal fee will entitle
the ticket holder to hamentashen
and beverage, possible prize and
admission to Sunday festivities.
• • •
Arts Festival '69, the Jewish Cen-
ter's multi-faceted tribute to music,
theater and the fine arts, will be
presented March 16-30.
Leon S. Wayburn, chairman, said
the festival will open with an art
show 2 p.m. March 16. The paint-
ings and sculpture by Michigan
artists will remain on display for
the entire length of the festival.
The popularity last year of the
glass sculpture of .Herman Perlman
:Ijand the bronze and silver crafts-
!Jmanship of Maxwell Chayat has
resulted in inclusion of their works
for this year's show. Graphics,
framed and unframed, will re-
ceive particular emphasis.
One of the art entries will re-

tute of Arts, who has agreed to
make the selection for the Center's
Purchase Award. Wagstaff will
discuss "Current Trends in Art."
Some of Festival's programs in-
A gathering of youth choral
groups from local congregations
and Hebrew schools in concert,
under the sponsorship of the Cen-
ter's Hebrew department.
The Center Symphony Orchestra
featuring conductor Julius Chajes
as soloist for performance of his
own composition, Piano Concerto
in E. Nathan Gordon will appear
as guest conductor.
"Long Day's Journey Into
Night," a widely-acclaimed film
dramatization of the Eugene
O'Neill play, starring Katharine
Hepburn, Ralph Richardson and
Jason Robards Jr.
An evening of Yiddish theater
with actress - monologist Dina

Battle of the Bands, under the
guidance of the Center's group
services division for younger mem-
bers of the Center.
Mrs. Samuel Babcock is chair-
man of the art committee. Steer-
ing committee members are Les-
ter Burtoi, Mrs. Harold Davidson,
Mrs. Morris Friedman, Richard
Kux, Mrs. Milton Miller and Mrs.
William Stone. Mrs. Louis E. Rud-
ner is staff coordinator.
For information, call the Center,
DI 1-4200.

at Cong. Beth Abraham. Rabbi Is-
rael Halpern and Cantor Shabtai

Ackerman officiated. The bride's
gown was of satin with Empire
waistline, detachable train and
Alencon lace appliques. Her head-
piece was a crown of pearls and
roses. Both gown and headpiece
were designed and made by the
bride. Sheila Weitzer was maid of
honor. Caren Shore of Toledo was
bridesmaid, and Shari Horwitz jun-
ior bridesmaid. Best man was

Vows Are Exchanged


Mr. and Mrs. Herman Berke of
Riverview Dr., Beverly Fills, an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Ronne Gene to Dr. Stuart
Jay Kessler, son of Dr. and Mrs.
Max Kessler of Shaker Heights, 0.
Miss Berke is a graduate in radio
and TV production froni Ohio State
University. Her fiance was gradu-
ated from Ohio State's dental
school where he was affiliated with
Alpha Omega fraternity. A May
wedding is planned.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Supovitz of
Wheeling, W. Va. announce the en-
gagement of their daughter Janis
Kay to Robert N. Rosenberg, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rosenberg
of Ardmore Dr. Both Miss Supovitz
and her fiance are seniors at the
University of Michigan.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Rosner of
Steel Ave. announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Evelyn to
Philip Jay Goodman, son of Mrs.
Fayette Goodman of Kensington
Ct., Southfield Miss Goodman is a
graduate of Wayne State Univer-
sity's college of education. Her
fiance, a University of Michigan
graduate, currently attends the
WSU School of Law. A June 22
marriage is planned. .

An all candle-light wedding cere-
mony performed by Rabbi M. Rob-
ert Syme at the Sheraton-Cadillac
Hotel united Shelly Lynne Bront-
man and James Vincent Babcock.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Brontman of Dante
• •
Ave., Oak Park. Mr. Babcock is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Mrs. Sperka to Conduct Babcock of Minneapolis.
Flint Museum Tour
The bride was adorned in a mid-
"Thirty Contemporary Black Art- Victorian gown of imported re-
ists," on exhibition at the Flint In- embroidered Alencon lace. The
stitute of Arts, will be subject of headpiece was in a Camelot style,
an escorted tour to be conducted with a cascading floor-length veil.
Head usher was Jeffrey Rauch.
by Mrs. Deanna Sperka, arts co-
ordinator of the Jewish Center, Seating the guests were Sanford
Robert Jacobs, Greg She-
This first major exhibition by den, Edward Poliakoff, Christopher
and George Cloutier.
leading contemporary American
Negro artists, organized by the The bridegroom asked his brother,
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, will Bill Babcock, to serve as best


Haber Declines
Milliken Post

Prof. William Haber of the Uni-
versity of Michigan this week de-
a request made by Governor
of Arts as a gift from the Jewish
William G. Milliken to serve a di-
rector of the State Department of
Opening night speaker, at 8 p.m. Labor.
will be Samuel Wagstaff, curator
Explaining that there are com-
of modern art at the Detroit Insti- mitments for the next few months

Schraub, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Schraub of Mark Twain Ave.,
became the bride of Jack Mahler,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Mahler
of Flushing, N.Y. ,In a ceremony

bus and lecture by Mrs. Sperka.

Halpern, sponsored by the Yid-
dish committee of the Center.
Cantor Louis Klein will present a
concert-program of Yiddish folk-

ceive the Purchase Award and be
presented to the Detroit Institute


not be
Michigan. It is presently on a
coast-to-coast tour, 'and is in Flint
prior to its New York showing.
Persons interested, are asked to
contact the Jewish Center, educa-
tional services division, by Tues-
day. The fee includes chartered


that will tax his time and energy,
Dr. Haber expressed regret that

he is unable to accept the "oppor-
tunity and challenge" provided in
an invitation he had found "com-
pelling and persuasive."
Prof. Haber said in his response
to Governor Milliken that he is
"prepared to be of such assistance
in a consulting or advisory capa-
city" as he or the person he
chooses to direct the department
may wish.

Quick Meals, Courtesy
of Chef Boy-Ar-Dee

On Purim, when the Jewish
housewife is busier than usual,
Chef Boy-Ar-Dee fills that meal-
time order for family or friends.
Chef Boy-Ar-Dee offers a com-

The bridesmaids were Laura
Polkinghorn, Monie Jacobs, Son-
nie Fenster, Anita Turken and
sisters . of the bridegroom, Jane
and Suzie Babcock. Marcy Bront-
man, sister of the bride, was maid
of honor, and Mrs. Sanford Fields
was matron of honor. Also in the
bridal party were the grand-
mothers of the bride, Mrs. Sam
Danto and Mrs. Esther Goldsman.
The couple spent a two-week
honeymoon in Hawaii. Upon their
return, Mr. Babcock resumed his
studies at Harvard University.

26—Friday, February 21, 1969

$125,000 in Bonds
at Sponsor Luncheon

At the 1969 Israel Bond Sponsor
Roll Luncheon in the Great Lakes
Club, Mrs. Jan Peerce (right),

national Israel Bond Women's Di-
vision chairman, heard a record

total of $125,000 in Israel Bond
subscriptions announced, including
advance sales. With her is Mrs.
David Pollack, sponsor and lunch-
eon chairman. Rose Lewis and
Mrs. Allan L. Waller were honor-
ed with the Woman of Valor award,

highest honor in the Israel Bond
Women volunteer category.

Irony is the gaiety of reflection

Oak-Woods Women Plan and the joy of wisdom.
—Anatole France.
Annual Donor ,Luncheon

Young Israel of Oak-Woods Sis-
terhood will hold its 14th annual
donor luncheon 12:30 p.m. Wed-
nesday in the synagogue social
hall. Israeli folk singer and guitar-
ist Ruth Gil will perform.
There will be prizes, according
to arrangements chairman Mrs.
Jack 'Cohn. She has been assisted
by Mesdames Beril Bloom, Morris
Chadwick, Hyman Groskind, Ger-
trude Schwartz, Morris Trager and
Eugene Weiss and Miss Elsie
For reservations, call Mrs. Cohn,

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At a luncheon meeting of the
Inter-Service Council of Jackson,
Dr. Heinz Ahronheim, pathologist
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ceived the Council's first "Out-
standing Citizen of Jackson
County" award of 1968.
Dr. Ahronheim, 61, was born in
Germany and came to the U.S. in
1933. He is the recipient of previous
awards from the American Can-
cer Society and the American Red
Cross. He is the author of numer-
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field. He has served as president

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