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October 22, 1982 - Image 69

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-10-22

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Six Authors to Speak at Jewish Book Fair

The Jewish Community
Center's 31st annual
Jewish Book Fair has
scheduled a number of
authors for its third and
fourth days of activities,
Nov. 15-16.
Esther Jungreis will be
the speaker at 10 a.m. Nov.
15 (Sisterhood Day). Her
topic will be "American
Mores and Jewish Values."
A descendant of a great
rabbinic dynasty whose
lineage dates back to the
days of King David, a sur-
vivor of the Holocaust, the
wife of an American Or-
thodox rabbi, Esther Jun-
greis has become a cele-
brated Rebbetzin whom
Time magazine had dubbed,
"The Jewish Billy
speaker, she has ap-
peared on hundreds of
radio, television and lec-
ture programs through-
out the United States and
has 136en the subject of as
many magazine and
newspaper stories.
She founded Hineni, an
international movement
whose purpose is to awaken
the Jewish people to their

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Youth Conduct
Member Lunch

Hashachar, for youth in
fourth-seventh grades,. will
meet 1:15 p.m. Oct. 31 in the
Cong. Beth Israel youth
room. The occasion will be
the paid-up membership
The meeting will include
election of officers. Donna
Rosenblatt, regional direc-
tor of Hashachar, will lead
games and songs. Florence
Berner is the youth group
Eighth-12 grade students
who are willing to assist
should call Mrs. Berner,

Flint BB Unit
Plans Luncheon

Flint Bnai Brith Women
will celebrate the 85th
birthday of Bnai Brith
Women at a luncheon 11
a.m. Sunday at the
Speakeasy, Grand Blanc.
A program featuring Roz
Kramer and Anita Kippel-
man will highlight the af-
ternoon. New members are
invited free of charge. There
is a charge for members and
For reservations, call
Mary Mitshkun, 732-3030
or 732-0926; or Rose
Rubenstein, 232-8342.

Jonathon Siegel became
Bar Mitzva at Shabat serv-
ices Oct. 16 at Cong. Beth"
* * *
Jeffrey Rittman will be-
come Bar Mitzva at 11 a.m.
Saturday at Flint's Temple
Beth El.

heritage, and to inspire
them to return to their
roots. Her main mission is
to restore the values of
faith, and above all the tra-
ditional view of a family-
centered world and life.
In her book "The Jewish
Soul on Fire," she illumi-
nates her views with stories
from her own past.
The afternoon speaker on
Sisterhood Day will be
Rabbi Kenneth Aaron
Kanter. He will speak and
present a musical program
at 1 p.m. Nov. 15. His pro-
gram is entitled "Do You
Remember? — A Medley of
Tin Pan Alley Music."
Rabbi Kanter, cur-
rently -assistant rabbi at
the Temple, Cong.
Ohabai Sholom in
Nashville, Tenn., has
written a book, "The'
Jews on Tin Pan Alley,"
which traces the 100-year claims of the British, Arabs them from the extermina-
history of Jewish contri- and Jews for Palestine in tion camps.
He has won a number of
butions to American the period 1916-1919. •
and interna-
To the immigrant and East as though it had tional book awards, has
existed in that form for cen- written screenplays for
often penniless Jew of the turies,
but the Middle East television and film, and has
19th and early 20th Cen-
turies, America and the of today — Israel, Jordan, been a film actor and pro-
New World was to become Syria, Iraq and -Saudi ducer.
The Book Fair speaker at
not only "Home Sweet Arabia — was conjured into
Home" but also "Waiting for existence almost overnight 8 p.m. Nov. 16 will be
the Robert E. Lee," by ' improvisers and Meredith Tax, author of
"Swanee" and 1,000 other muddlers, to suit a purely "Rivington Street." Her ap-
convenience," says pearance will be co-spon-
places he had never known - Western-
sored by the Michigan Coal-
but could vividly bring to
The topic of Irving's ition of Humanistic and
life in the most popular
songs of the time. The un- talk is "Israel: Cultural Secular Jews.
In "Rivington Street,"
canny • ability of American Collision." His appear-
Jewish song-writers such as ance will be co- Meredith Tax captures
Richard Rodgers, Jerome sponsored by the Jewish the excitement of an era
Kern, Irving Berlin and National Fund and the in which immigrants be-
George and Ira Gershwin Zionist Organization of came Americans, work-
ers became union mem-
to translate the nation's Detroit.
bers and women began to
hopes and dreams into
Robert Kimmel Smith, wake up to the fact that
words and music is detailed author of "Jane's House," hard as they tried they
in Rabbi Kanter's book.
will be the Book Fair
were not fully accepted in
"Every Western power speaker at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 either role.
pursuing its interests irtthe — Hadassah Education
From the turn of the cen-
Middle East has come to Day. This is the third time tury to 1918 — the period
grief by misunderstanding
covered in the book — NeW
the true nature of the Book Fair, having been here York was a.center of grow-
place," says novelist Clive
trade union strength
"Sadie Shapiro in Miami," ing
Irving, Book Fair speaker at
and an awakening feminist
8 p.m. Nov. 15. "It has hap- and in 1973 with his book consciousness. The two
pened to the French, to the "Sadie Shapiro's Knitting movements matured to-
British and now the Ameri-
The title of his talk on
cans." Irving is the author of
•For a while, male union
"Promise the Earth," a
women who
Distance from Sadie Shap- worked in the
Major historical novel deal-
-ing with the competing
banded to-
"Jane's House" is a story gether. But the women
RIETS Alumni
about a family coming lived on the Lower East Side
Gather in NY
as it ,tries to find some bore the brunt of the battle.
NEW YORK — "Chart- method of coping with the In "Rivington Street," the
author describes how they
ing Directions to Emerging hurt that wouldn't go away.
were beaten by bosses,
Problems in the Family and
Thomas Keneally, author
Synagogue" is the theme of of "Schindler's List," will management goons and the
the 38th annual convention speak at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 on police.
Born in Milwaukee, Ms.
of the alumni of the Rabbi "Oskar: A Righteous Per-
Tax has taught English at
Isaac Elchanan Theological son."
Brandeis University. Re-
Seminary (RIETS), an af-
Keneally has authored search in women's labor his-
filiate of Yeshiva Univer- many critically-
sity, to be held Oct. 25-28 at acclaimed adult novels tory resulted in the publica-
the Homowack Hotel, and a children's book. He tion in 1980 of "The Rising
of the Women."
Spring Glen, N.Y.
was born in Sydney, Au-
* * *
stralia in 1935. His works,
Overseas Help-
which have been trans-
These Book Fair events
TEL AVIV (ZINS) — Is- lated into all the Western are open to the public with-
-rael's water company, Ta- European languages, in- out charge. For information
ha'1, is now involved in con- clude "The Chant of about Book Fair, call the
struction projects in Peru, Jimmy Blacksmith," Jewish Community Center
the Dominican Republic, "Gossip From the For- Cultural Arts Department,
Costa Rica, Panama, est," "A Season in Pur- 661-1000, ext. 250.
Mexico, Guatemala, gatory," "Blood Red,"
* * *
Ecuador and Brazil.
"Sister Rose" and "Con-
According to the news- federates."
paper Maariv, the company
His new book, "Schin-
Author Mark Slobin's lec-
is also studying a dam con- dler's List," is the story of a ture on old Jewish folk
struction project in Nigeria. non-Jew who hired hun- music at 2 p.m. Nova 14 will
Jews settled in Austria dreds of Jews to work in his be in English, not Yiddish
factory, thereby saving as announced last week.
before 900 CE.

Friday, October 22, 1982 69

Baron Alain de Rothschild

PARIS (JTA) — Baron
Alain de Rothschild,
president of the Represen-
tative Council of French
Major Jewish Organiza-
tions and former president
of the French Jewish Con-
sistory, died Oct. 17 at age
A member of the famous
banking firm, he served
from 1954 till six months
ago as president of the Paris
Jewish Consistory and since
1967 as head of the French
Consistory. He also headed
the political representative
organization of France's
Jews, the CRIF since 1976.
He was an officer in the
French Legion of Honor and
had been awarded other
military medals for his war-
time service in the French
According to the New
York Times, Baron Main
was interned in a deten-
tion camp during World
War II. In 1946, he began
his association with
Rothschild Freres, the
private investment com-
pany that became the
Rothschild Bank in 1967
and was nationalized last
At one time or another, he
was the head of various
Rothschild companies,
among them Investment

Publisher, Dies

PARIS (JTA) Robert
Calmann-Levy, _ one of
France's best known pub-
lishers who headed the fam-
ily book empire for over 40
years, died Oct. 13 at age 83.
He was the third genera-
tion owner-manager of the
Calmann-Levy publishing
empire and the man who_
brought to French readers
the books of Arthur Koes-
tler, Hannah Arendt, Jules
Isaac and Jacquest Ellul.
A combat pilot with the
French Air Force during
World War I, he was an offi-
cer in the Legion of Honor
and was awarded the Mili-
tary Cross for his wartime


Society of the North, the
Society of Petroleum Inves-
tors, the Company of the
•North and the Discount
Bank of France.
With his brother Elie, and
cousin Guy, he shared own-
ership of the Bordeaux wine
Chateau Lefite Rothschild.

Arnold Bramson

Arnold Bramson, an in-
ternational broker and im-
porter of textiles and fab-
rics, died Oct. 15' at age 74.
Born in Des Moines, Iowa,
Mr. Bramson was a past
president of the Probus
Club and a member of the
Tam-O-Shanter Country
He leaves his wife, "
Dorothy; a son, Allan L.; a
brother, Joseph of Min-
neapolis, Minn.; and two

Poetry Journal

"Shirim," a Jewish poetry
journal, has published its
initial issue. The issue con-
tains poems by Yehuda
Amichai, Marcia Falk,
Haim Gouri, Robert Mezey,
Jerome Rothenberg and
Howard Schwartz. -

Zanuck Widow

NEW YORK — Virginia
F. Zanuck, widow of movie
studio head Darryl F.
Zanuck, died Oct. 14 at age
83. •

Two New U.S. Citizens

Oakland County Circuit Judge Fred Mester is
shown administering the oath of citizenship last week
to Southfield sisters Fannie Weiner, 83, and Dora
Kushmar, 79. Judge Mester, the Immigration and
Naturalization Service and Southfield police cooper-
ated in handling paperwork and fingerprinting so
that the ceremony could be held at the home of the
bedridden Mrs. Kushmar. The sisters came to the U.S.
from Poland 61 years ago.

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