38—Friday, September 19. 1969
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Y outh News
/5) II . Iii f:
Ex-Detroiter Calls On Jewish Identity
as Stimulus for Play on Ethnic Pride
Concern about her Jewish iden-
tity and increased assimilation in
this country has led former De-
troiter Barbara Linden, of Boston,
to write and direct a play,
The daughter of the Stewart Lin
dens of Southfield states:
"The play deals with 'peoples'
feeling good about who they are,
about their heritage and about the
value of (unified character
Directed for Tribal Players.
Boston Theater Workshops'
young adult company, the play
encompasses the work shop's
"environmental theater - techni-
que; that is, it attempts to uti-
lize several forms of media and
dissolves formal barriers be-
tween actors and- audience.
A kind of theater which lends
itself to presentations of current
social issues, this method was used
by Miss Linden in depicting the
plight of American Indians. Ana-
logies between the Indian and
Jewish cultures are infinite. Ritual.
for example, plays an important
part in the daily life of the Mus-
kogees, who 'grow and harvest
corn; similarly. Jews celebrate the
Sukkot harvest. Miss Linden be-
lieves that ritual takes on new
meaning for many American Jews
when put beside the Indians.
A native of Detroit. Miss Linden
earned bachelors and masters de-
grees at the University of Mich-
igan in speech. English and thea-
ter, and directed drama classes
here before moving to Boston. She
also pursued graduate studies in
Shakespeare and Eliz a bet h a n
drama at Stratford, England. and
psychodrama at Moreno Academy
in New York.
The author-director beitieVes
that the synagogue must con-
tinue to be the center of Jewish
life and bring to the people
meaningful messages in new
forms. Its religious education
programs may be obtained using
creative, action-oriented techni-
ques with the classroom, she
LINDA FRIEDMAN, daughter of
Mr. and .Mrs. Bernard Friedman
of Radclift Ave.. Oak Park, was
recently awarded a Rehabilitation
Services Administration Trainee-
ship Scholarship for $1,000. Miss
Friedman will be entering Wayne
State University medical school
While running a synagogue crea-
this fall to continue her studies in tive drama class in Ann Arbor,
Miss Linden worked with con-
firmation classes to create serv-
ices that had significance for teen-
U-M Hillel Schedules
agers. With the use of choreo-
Yon' Kippur Services
graphed movement, choral speak-
Kol Nidre services sponsored by ing and music, the confirmants
the University of Michigan Hillel were able to communicate ideas
Foundation will be held 7 p.m. and feelings about Jewish life to
Sunday at Hillel House (Orthodox), families and friends.
Rackham Auditorium (Conserva-
"If the synagogue is to meet the
tive) and Rackham Amphitheater growing needs. and demands of a
more complex society and if it is
On Monday. Conservative and going to keep its communities to-
Reform Yom Kippur services will gether dealing with social issues
be held 9 'a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7:30 as Jews, it will have to act now,"
p.m. Orthodox will be held all day. the young playwright concludes.
A sukka building party is
scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday
at Mittel House, and an open
house at the sukka will be held
the following Sunday afternoon.
"The Rising Tide of Negro-Jew-
NEW YORK — More than 4,500
ish Tensions". will be discussed in
a symposium 8 p.m. Thursday by students representing 36 nations
Ron Harris. spokesman for the have registered for Bar-Ilan Uni-
Black Students' Union: Rabbi versity's undergraduate and grad-
Richard Ilertz of Temple Beth El; uate programs for the 1969-70 aca-
and Mother Waddles from the Per- demic year. according to an an-
petual Soul.Saving Mission of De- nouncement by Dr. Joseph H.
Lookstein, chancellor of the uni-
39 Americans, Canadians
Leave for Year on Kibutz
(Bar - Ilan will receive the pro-
ceeds from a dinner to he held
Dec. 3 at Detroit's Cong. Shaarey
NEW YORK (JTA)—Thirty-nine Zedek, at which Hubert Humphrey
.young Americans and Canadians will be speaker).
left for Israel Sept. 10 to spend a
"Upwards of 500 American and
year at a kibutz under the Sherut
La'am (national volunteer service) Canadian young men and women
currently enrolled in Bar-Ilan.
program sponsored by the Ameri-
This number is expected to double
can Zionist Youth Foundation.
According to the organization. during the next academic year.
the young men and women age However, Bar-Ilan is unable to
18-27, will serve at Kibutz Shoval accept as many students as it
in the northern Negev. Another would like. This year, we had
group is scheduled to depart Sept. more than 3.000 applications for a
30 for service at Kibutz Misgav freshman class of 1,200," continu-
ed Dr. Lookstein.
Bar-Dan, Israel's only Amer-
' ican-chartered institute of
WSU Frat to See-Saw
higher education in Israel, is
presently in the throes of a popu-
or Asthma Institute
lation explosion. During the past
Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity at
Wayne State University is holding year, new buildings were con-
a "see-saw marathon for asthma" structed for the faculties of
starting today at Northland Shop- education and the humanities.
Under construction presently are
Proceeds will be donated to the the Sisselman - Student Center
Children's Asthma Research Insti- and the Mathematics and Com-
tute and Hospital.
The university is launching a
The men will attempt to break
the existing world record of 120 rehabilitation and counseling pro-
consecutive hours of teeter-totter- gram, the first offered outside the
United States. In 1970, the univer-
Bernard Frank Finn is chairman sity will admit students to its new-
founded school of law.
of the event.
Studies in Booklore and Bibliography
in Bibliography and ed material by Jes P. Asmussen,
Booklore" published by the Li- ! Joseph Gutmann, Her bert
brary of Hebrew Union College- Paper, and a list of Judea-Persian
Jewish Institute of Religion (Cin- . manuscripts in the Klaus Library
cinnatO has been expanded with a of Hebrew Union College.
volume on "Judea-Persian Stu-
A sign that something
inig bhraopspe eBnise.:ce.
new volume, with an in- will happen if no—
trodnction by Dr. Ezra Spicehand-
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