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April 11, 1975 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-04-11

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20 Friday, April 11, 1975

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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FOUND IN
x DETROIT X

Simon's 'Second Avenue' Has Wryly Funny Plot, Dialogue

audiences on both sides of
the Atlantic.
The new bittersweet yarn
has its focus on the trivial
vexations of urban living
which turn many city dwell-
ers into psychotics. In "The
Prisoner of Second Avenue,"
Jack Lemmon portrays the
central character of the
much harassed New Yorker,
on the stage created by Pe-
ter Falk.
The wryly funny plot and

By HERBERT G. LUFT

(Copyright 1975, JTA, Inc)

Housecleaning blues
got you down .

doestre
rn .fia ,

The Professional Housecleaners
Trained • Bonded • Insured

Call (313) 757-0960

HOLLYWOOD — Neil

Simon's Broadway play,
"The Prisoner of Second
Avenue," has been trans-
formed into a Warner Bros.
film by writer-producer-di-
rector Melvin Frank whose
British-made "A Touch of
Class" has been praised by
critics and favored by mass

SMALL BEQUESTS
BUILD A
STRONG ISRAEL

BINGO
BETH ABRAHAM-HILLEL
5075 W. MAPLE
BETWEEN MIDDLEBELT S. INKSTER
MONDAYS 7:30 P.M.

If the tradition of including the Jewish
National Fund in the Will of every Jew were
invariably followed, sufficient resources would
be accumulated to ensure the future of the
young Jewish Stale on a sound basis of land
development, social welfare, and justice.

BINGO
CONG. BETH SHALOM
14601 WEST LINCOLN
OAK PARK
EVERY TIDES. 7:30 P.M.

A bequest to the Jewish National Fund
should be as traditional as having a Blue Box
in one's home.

BINGO
CONGREGATION B'NAI DAVID
EVERY THURS. 7:45
24350 SOUTHFIELD RD.
SOUTHFIELD, MICH.

You may want your bequest to be dedicated
to afforestation, to a village, a Nachlah, to a
children's play area, to perpetual yahrzeit or
kaddish, or to some form of permanent tribute
in the names of persons dear to you.

Consult the Foundation for Jewish National
Fund, 22100 Greenfield, 968-0820. They will
gladly co-operate with you in working out
plans to meet your special requirements, in
strict privacy.

'

BINGO
AKIVA HEBREW DAY SCHOOL
SANS SOUCI HALL
ON 9 MILE AT MIDDLEBELT
EVERY SUNDAY 7: 1 5 P.M.







BINGO
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21100 W. 12 MILE
SOUTHFIELD
WED., 7:30 P.M.

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dialogue seem to fit to the
personality of Jack Lemmon
who projects on the screen
Neil Simon's symphony of
agonies, both the comic side
of garden-variety tragedy
and the tragic side of mod-
ern comedy.

The shlemiel portrayed
by Lemmon actually waits
for the inevitable loss of
employment, at the same
time fighting off an irate
neighbor, a couple of noisy
German airline steward-
esses, not noticing a trio of
burglars who rip off his
color TV and steal his
whiskey.

Anne Bancroft, Oscar-
winner for "The Miracle
Worker," plays the hapless
man's wife, sympathetic
and tolerant to the point of
a mental breakdown. Gene
Saks who portrayed the
Reform rabbi on Broadway
in "The Tenth Man," then
directed the film versions of
"Barefoot in the Park," "The
Odd Couple," and "Mame,"
switches back to face the
cameras as our hero's older
brother who unwittingly
humiliates him with advice
and money.
* * *
"The Sunshine Boys," an-
other Neil Simon comedy, is
being filmed at the MGM
studios with George Burns
replacing the late Jack
Benny in the role of nimble
Al Lewis, with Walter Mat-
thau as his heavy-weight
partner in a team of aging
vaudevillians who have
shared a successful career
— though they hated each
other all their lives.
"Sheila Levine Is Dead
and Living in New York"
written by Gail Parent with
self-hatred, yet compassion,
has become a surprisingly
mild, rather romantic movie
without a sting of the self-
imposed anti-Semitism of
the highly controversial
novel — except for the now
completely nonsensical title.

Albert Maltz, the novel-
ist, one of the blacklisted
"Hollywood Ten," and
film director Allen Reisner
currently are developing
"Witch Hunt," a two-hour
television movie for NBC
network based on the
hearings by the House
Committee on Un-Ameri-
can activities in the late
1940s.

SHOULDN'T YOUR CHILD BE HERE?

Our new all day Gan Program has been an outstanding success. If you would like to
visit our all day kindergarten, our first grade or any grade, or, if you would like
to discuss the possible enrollment of your child in Akiva please call me at 354-4664.

I will be happy to discuss your particular needs and concerns.

Rabbi Joseph Shuchatowitz
Principal
Akiva Hebrew Day School
21550 W. 12 Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan 48076

AKIVA HEBREW DAY SCHOOL

Josef Shaftel is producing
in Israel "The Sellout," a
dramatic adventure film
written by Jud Kinberg and
Murray Smith, with Rich-
ard Widmark starring un-
der Peter Collinson's direc-
tion. The yarn tells us of the
conflict between the intel-
ligence forces of today's su-
perpowers. The picture is
being filmed in Jerusalem,
Jaffa and Tel Aviv.
Michael Douglas, son of
Kirk Douglas, is co-produc-
ing with Paul Zaentz the
motion picture version of
Ken Kesey's novel "One

ORT Popularity

NEW YORK — Today
ORT spends over two thirds
of its budget in Israel. In
1950 a little less than 5,000
people throughout the world
completed their ORT stud-
ies and training and grad-
uated.

Flew Over the Cuckoo's
Nest."
Karel Reisz is now pre-
paring production of "The
Dog Soldiers," a brutal yarn
from the best-selling novel
by Robert Stone, dealing
with the fury of war and
narcotics smuggling in Viet-
nam.
Mel Brooks, Anne Ban-
croft's husband, has signed
a long-term deal with 20th
Century Fox to write-pro-
duce and direct.

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OF TAILORING X

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X home of the immaculate
fit in custom, tailored-to-
measure or quality brand
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X.

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(to 5:30 Sat.)
V
9-9 Thurs. & Fri.
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Phyllis Billes
559-4343

Happy
Birthday ,
Dad

(j.m.G . )

Love

your wife and children

The Metropolitan Council of Young Israel
The Religious Zionists of Detroit

will commemorate
YOM HAZIKORON
(Day of Remembrance)
and
YOM HOATZMAUT
(Israel Indepencience Day)

. The Service will follow the established order
as it is observed in the State of Israel.

at the

YOUNG ISRAEL OF OAK-WOODS

24061 Coolidge, Oak Park
Tuesday, April 15, at 6:45 P.M.

Festive Holiday "Seudah" (Dinner) to follow Services

For Reservations Call

398-1177

398-7180

An Invitation

TO ALL

UNAFFILIATED
JEWISH FAMILIES

A Michigan Rabbi is organizing a unique and
unusual congregation in the Greater Detroit
Area combining all ideologies

ORTHODOX, CONSERVATIVE & REFORM

• No Dues

• No Bldg. Fund

• No Commitments Imposed on Members

EVERYTHING ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS

for further information call

557-4980

557-4790

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