111E DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
32—Fridny, Jemmy 22, 1971
Hebrew Is a Family Affair
actouttes arSociety .
admitted that • studying.Hebrew is
By' ESTHER ALLWEISS
not easy. ' - •
Sociologists, psychologists and
"It's a difficult language," she
other explainers of the American said, "but well worth It. • I'd en-
A surprise 50th birthday party honoring Meriill Cordon was held
scene just may have been barking courage anyone to try it and not
recently at the Shenandoah Country Club, Walled Lake. Gordon and
up the wrong tree: In their efforts give up."
Dolores, live on Harvard Rd., Southfield.- '-
to explain causes and find ways ;o
She pointed Out that in Israel,
Isidore and Samuel D. Rosenthal of Cadillac„Square Apartments
bridge the generation gap, they many people ape a k English.
have ignored a most potent wea- "They're not lazy," she said, rest- are visiting in Tucson and Los Angeles. •
ing her case.
Just ask the Billes family. For
The family explained the Lodges to Cooperate in Drug Program
as Dr. Eric Billes explained; speak- Habet U'Shma method — audio-
ing for his daughter Elaine and visual instruction—used by their
Tikvah Lodge, An conjunction Thursday at the Oak Park Corn-
father Dr. Bernard Billes: "Some teacher, Mrs. Shute Kessler:
with Ivan S. Bloch, Samuel Grant, munity Center.
Panelists will include Dr. Joel
families play bridge together, We
Louis Marshall and Maurice C.
The class hears tapes and sees Zeigler
lodges, will present a pro- Dreyer, psychiatrist at Lafayette
The joint educational project be-
Narcotics — the Situation Clinic; Alvin R. Goldman, head of
raeli 'family- in everyday situa- gram on
8:30 P.m. the Southfield Drug Abuse Center;
gan over a year ago after the Bil- tions.
With this conversational em- and the Problems,"
and Wayne State University.
let' — along with Eric Billes'
Guests are welcome, and refresh-
wife Doris—returned from a trip to find our way on a trip, buying
ments will be served.
tickets or going to the market-
Maurice Raznick is president
The family had found it dif- place," said Eric Billes.
and Joe Medwed program chair-
ficult to communicate there, even
"It gives us the bare basics to Dr. Abraham Ber
man for Tikvah Lodge, while Max
Bernard Billes with a good back- survive in Israel," Elaine agreed.
is program chairman for
ground In what be calls "prayer-
Eric Mlles and his daughter to Speak at Center Kushner
the Metropolitan Detroit Bnai
MISS BRENDA BENSMAN
study together,- practicing their
The Jewish Center Hebrew de- Brith Council.
For this reason, among others, taped lessons before class so that partment will sponsor a talk on
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Bensman of
Mrs. Billes, studying for a
Lathrup Blvd., Southfield, announce he and his son resolved to bone up even
If you are desirous to prevent
Technion's role in developing Is-
the engagement of their daughter on conversational Hebrew by tak- State University, has picked up an raeli industry 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the overrunning of a state by any
Brenda to Robert Book, son of Mrs. ing an adult education class at the occasional phrase.
sect, show it tolerance.—Voltaire.
the Jewish Center.
Jean Book of Baltimore and the Jewish Center's 10 Mile branch.
Guest speaker will be Dr. Abra-
Benefits of the program? Ber-
Elaine, a student at the United nard
late Irving Book.
ham Ber, senior
Miss Bensman attends Eastern Hebrew Schools, then 111/2, heard expanded knowledge of Hebrew. lecturer and head
Michigan University, and her her father and grandfather prac- he's
making "new discoveries" of
fiance attended the University of ticing at home with tape-recorded the meanings
of words and phrases (the science of
Pennsylvania and Columbia Uni- lessons and asked If she could sit he's seen in Bible
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
texts all his life. weights and mea-
versity's school of law.
in on-the class.
old friends," Ber- sures) labora-
The couple plans to marry in
"I liked what I saw,' - she said. nard Billes said of
his new under-
And since September 1969, three standing of the prayerbook.
n i o n. Currently
generations of Bilks' have been
The real test of their Hebrew
Monday and Wednesday
will come when the Billes' batical in re-
Chesed shel Emes making
evenings their time to share a com- studies
Israel in the not-too-distant search at the Car-
mon interest while -practicing some
boloy Division of
family togetherness. -
"I'm interested,,to see if there's
Paul Jacobs' was recently in-
"Come all weather... , rain - or
Co. in. Warren, he is serving as
stalled in his second term as presi- shine, we're- here because we en- been any improvement in my He- manager of product testing labora-
dent of the Hebrew Benevolent joy it," Eric Billes _said with a. brew,''' said Eric Billed.
tories. He plans to return to Israel Invitations and Party Ae-
Conceding that they are still in the fall. -
cessoes for_all occasions:
Bernard Billes' - interest. in He- "kindergarteners" in use of the
Dr. -Ber holds bachelors, masters
Shel Ernes). -
the Miles* agreed that and doctors degrees in mechanical
brew goes back -_to
young Eric, then ligingt.iti ,Vienna, they would keep taking Hebrew engineering from the Technion. He
in a second term
visited Billes';:brother- and two together "as long as they offer is a . member of the Israeli Insti-
we r e Edward
small, sons in - Poland,'be,fore the a course:"
, tote of Metals and the American
Miller and Hy-
second world - war. ' —
M Eric Billes put it:. "The fam- Society of Mechanical Engineers.
man Lipsitz, vice
His talk will be in Hebrew.
presidents; L e o
and his cousins just Polish,- were gether. Our- philosophy is some-
B. Furst, treat-
unable to converse. That was when thing like-that";
urer; Nathan P.
the brothers made a pledge:
tary; Ear 1 Ja-
"I promised my brother I
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Korman and Leo Stein, trustees when we got back to Vienna,
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boys, so that on the next visit
the kids could communicate in
Michigan's upper peninsula is one common language."
as big as Connecticut, Delaware, v Although the "next visit" never
Massachusetts and Rhode Island came about, due to the war, Ber-'
nard Billet maintains that it is
important , to be bi-lingual and that
Hebrew 'is necessary for each
Jew." - -
IN. YOUR HOME, OFFICE
"Hebrew is the language.ef the
OR CHOICE OF AVAILABLE HALL
present, as Yiddish was the lan-
'°••rt,-.; - .0
4guage of 50 years ago," ha said.
• Coatioentel or
• Het and Cold
• "It links Jews all over the
'Three gesiernUens of Hebrew
- Am riiasi Cuisine
world," his son added, "It's a students: Bernard (left), Elaine
For That Uwe
Or - Teo
catalyst (that) gives a feeling
• • • -
,..Eric Bilks' saw his own interest
in studying Hebrew aroused in part Class Registration,Set
by his father's dedication to Zion
Registration for the second sem-
• Dar. Mitzvahs
`and "to keep up with Elaine," ester of Jewish Center Hebrew
• Ad Oweelleee
who will be Bat Mitzva at Cong. classes will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Baal ldoshe this year.-
the last week of January in the
-Elaine, in Particular, has enjoy- Hebrew department office.
ed the atmosphere of her evening
A new audio-visual class for be-
FULL tAtTCP , EQUIPPAPv:
Hebrew classes where - .attendance ginners is planned for 8 p.m. Mon-
is "voluntary." She said - this makes days and Wednesdays at the 10
MAKE A ,.
▪ difference in students.- Still, not- Mile branch.
ing how last year's large class has
For details, call the Hebrew de-
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