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November 04, 1977 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-11-04

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22 Friday, November 4, 1977 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Former Detroiters, Rabbis Kushner and Donin, to Speak at Book Fair

Two former Detroiters
who are members of the
rabbinate will be among the
featured authors who will
speak during- the 26th
annual Jewish Book Fair,
beginning next weekend at
the main Jewish Commu-
nity Center.
"Tales of Religious Mys-

tery or Confessions of an
Oak Park Mystic" is the
title of Rabbi Lawrence
Kushner's lecture 1 p.m.
Nov. 14. His latest book,
"Honey From the Rock,"
promises to be an important
book about Jewish
Rabbi Kushner was born

in Detroit in 1943. He stud-
ied art as a boy and still
does - Hebrew calligraphy.
Going directly from high
school into the pre-rabbinic
program of the University
of Cincinnati, he graduated
in 1965 Phi Beta Kappa in
In 1969 he was ordained



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rabbi and received his mas-
ter's degree in Hebrew let-
ters. The same year he
became the rabbinic fellow-
in-residence at Cong. Solel
in Highland Park, Ill.,
wherehe did experimental
work in congregational
forms, ranging from lay-
directed worship-in-the
round to an unde-rgound
free Torah school for
In 1971 he accepted the
pulpit at Cong. Beth El of
Sudbury, Mass., an informal
congregation in suburban
Boston. He is recommended
by the "Jewish Catalog" as
an initiator of creative Jew-
ish ideas and a good
The lecture is open to the
public. There is a luncheon
prior to Rabbi Kushner's
talk for which reservations
are required, and there is a
Former Detroiter Rabbi
Hayim Donin will be the
speaker 10 a.m. Nov. 17.
Rabbi Donin was for 20
years rabbi of Cong. Bnai
David, and he built up and
directed a highly-esteemed
afternoon Hebrew school of

Join us in voting to keep STEVE COOPER's
experience working-for Southfield.

Jack Abella
Irving Ackerman
John A. Allen
Julius E. Allen
Norman Allen
Michael & Alfrieda Anspach
Ira & Marcia Auslander
Harvey Babcock
Leonard & Nancy Baron
Leonard & Anne Baruch
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Berman
Maxine Berman
Louis & Vivian Berry
Peter L Bolgar
Ruth Bornstein
Albert J. & Estelle Burke
Elliot & Sharon Burns
Shirley & Harold Bussey
Doris Cobrin
Goldie Cohen
Walter Cohen
Albert E. Conn
Norman E. Conn

Harvey I. Hauer
Dr. Sam & Gladys Croll
Oscar & Bea Hertz
D. Leo & Libby Croll
Sheridan V. Holzman
Dave & Lorraine Cooper
Samuel Kaner
Priscilla Cooper
Sheldon G. Larky
Mollie Cooper
Robert & Debbie Kayes
Mr. & Mrs. Neil Dorfman
Gail Kerwin
Margaret Eichner
Robin W. Klein
Mark Eichner
Marshall Korby
Helen Feder
Rose Lieberman
Nadine & Dave Feinberg
Dr. & Mrs. Leon E. Firestone Chuck & Linda Lax
Mark L Gantz
Samuel J. Levin, M.D.
James M. Ginn
J. Stewart Linden
Fred & Cladudia Gold
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Lutz
L A. Gourwitz
Ann & Mel Malzberg
Bernard & Helene Gotfried
Jean McDonnell
Pat & Larry Gusman
Daniel P. Mitz
Hanley & Julie Gurwin
Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Moiseev
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Haffner
Susan Moiseev
Mrs. Sol Hammerstein
Adele Mondry
Bob Harding
Gabriel & Lillian Moscow
Ben &
Norman S. Moss
Madeline & Jerry Harris
Linda Moss

Jean Myers
Norma n Helen Naimark
Si dney Nickin
Samuel & Ellen Offen
Margaret Patchak
Al Perinoff
Anne & Larry Pernick
Herbert & Janet Pont
Benjamin R. Parker, M.D.
rparbara PJrlier Ratper
Norman C. Ratner, O.D.
Rosemary Reid
Robert Reiss
Constance Rutheford
Jerry & Marge Robbins
Sally Robinson
Robert H. Roether
Max Rubin
Barry A. Siefman
Perry & Ethel Schwartz-
John Shepherd
Hubert & Clarice Sidlow
Michael Silver
Paul Silver

Sandra G. Silver
Gilbert B. Silverman
Irving H. Small
Ben & Ida Snider
Don Snider
Seymour & Lorraine Soverinsky
Nate Starman
Jeffrey Stem
Phyllis Swartz
Mario Tabone
Henry Tarnow
Leonard & Ethel Tigay
Shirley-N. & Thomas J. Wall
Bruce Wayne
Louis Weinstein
Harvey L Weisberg
Daniel Weiss
Michael G. Weiss
Stanley E. Wise
Mel & Lillian Weisz
William & Karen Winshall
Jeffrey M. Zabner
Mr. & Mrs. David P. Zack

Vote November 8 for

Pa,d to , by

FRIENDS OF STEPHEN C. COOPER, 21650 West Eleven Mile Road Suite 205. Southfield. Michigan 48076

over 700 students. He helped
found and direct Akiva
Hebrew Day School, and
served as -president of that
He was adjunct professor
of Jewish studies at the Uni-
versity of Detroit. He also
taught education at Wayne
State University.
Rabbi Donin, whose topic
is "Dynamics of Jewish
Upbringing," has just writ-
ten a new book, "To Raise
A Jewish Child," and has
also written the widely-
acclaimed and best-selling


book, "To Be A Jew." He is
now living in Israel and
devotes himself primarily to
Rabbi Donin's talk will be
co-sponsored by Women's
Auxiliary, United Hebrew
Schools, Hillel Day School
PTO, and Akiva Day School
PTA. His talk is open to the
public without charge.
There will be a continental
breakfast which. is optional
at 9:30 a.m., for which there
is a charge and reservations
are required.
Howard Bluni, author of
"Wanted ! The Search for
Nazis in America" will
speak at 8 p.m. Nov. 17.
His book deals with why,
30 years after the end of
World War II, there are still
as many as 59 Nazi war
criminals living out their
lives quietly in the United
States — and why, far from
seeking to expose and
deport them, the U.S. Immi-
gration and Naturalization
Service seems over the
years to have deliberately
contrived to muddy the
waters for anyone brash
enough to pursue them.
Blum, 28, was co-recipient
in 1967 of Columbia Univer-
sity's Meyer Berger Award
for distinguished reporting.
A former staff writer for the
Village Voice,. Blum has
written front-page
investigative stories for the
New York Times, and has
had his work published in
several national magazines.


Blum's lecture is co-spon-
sored by the Michigan Jew-
ish Singles Council, which
received a $50 contribution
towards Blum's expenses
from the Department of
Michigan Jewish War. Vet-
erans. The JWV has been
' actively supporting expo-
sure and investigation of
Nazis living in the U.S.
Natan Shaham, Israeli
consul for cultural affairs, ip
is an author, farmer, diplo-
mat, kibutznik and a Sabra.
He is the son of Eliezer
Steinman, a famous Hebrew-
writer from Obodovka, Rus-
sia. This was a town with
only six Jewish families, all
of whom, eventually settled
in Palestine. Steinman
founded the first Hebrew-
weekly in Tel Aviv in 1925,
the same year that Natan
was born.
Educated at the Gym-
nasia Herzliah in Tel Aviv,
Shaham served with the
Israeli Defense Forces for
several years. Since 1945 he
has been a member of
Kibutz Beit Alfa, working in
agriculture for more than 30
years and writing 25 books,
mostly novels, short stories


and children's books on a
wide variety of subjects. He
has written nine plays, four
radio plays and a play for
television. His book,
"Journey in the Land of
Israel — This Land We
Love" has been published in

Shaham will speak in
Hebrew at Book Fair, 3
p.m. Nov. 13, on "Contem-
porary Hebrew Literature
— Old vs. New." His talk is
co-sponsored by the Cen-
ter's Hebrew Department.

Ira Hirschmann will lec-
ture on "New Way to Peace
in the Middle East" at 1
p.m. Nov. 16, co-sponsored
by Brandeis University
National Women's Com-
mittee; Michigan Region,
Women's -American ORT;
and the National -Council of
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