100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library at bentley.ref@umich.edu

February 11, 1983 - Image 48

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-02-11

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

48

Friday, February 11, 1983

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA

Metro Detroit District

presents .. .

ZOA FILM NIGHT

OPEN FORUM

and
films . . .

The Russian Connection

Soviet trained PLO terrorists



Sinai Toward Peace

Price paid for a promise of peace

Operation Peace for the Galilee

Defeating the Soviet clients. Freedom for Lebanese, peace for
Jews. (Slide show)

open forum .. .






WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Reagan's Middle East Policy
America's National Interest in Mideast
Jewish Settlements in Judea, Samaria and Gaza
Israel's Operation in Lebanon
An informal give-and-take discussion

moderator ..

Menachem Glaser

ZOA-Metro Detroit Board Member

Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.
February 15, 1983

ZIONIST CULTURAL CENTER

18451 West - 10 Mile Road
Southfield

`Mr. T' Title Symbolizes Jason Tickton's
Half-Century of Beth El, WSU Services

At the annual inter-
congregational dinner
Thursday evening, at Tem-
ple Beth El, Jason Tickton,
the temple's organist and
musical director, was
selected for a special mark
of communal respect: the
event was among the many
that mark the approaching
50th anniversary of the
eminent Detroit musician's
affiliation with Beth El.
For the representatives of
all congregations in Detroit,
Conservative, Orthodox
and Reform, the con-
gratulatory message to
Tickton was an affirmation
of his lifetime devotion to
music, with emphasis on the
liturgical. There could also
have been an acknowl-
edgement that, while he
serves a Reform congrega-
tion, his background is Con-
servative: his Bar Mitzva
fulfillment was in Cong.
Shaarey Zedek.
His own account how he
acquired the coveted post of
Beth El organist is related

Fragrances are as individual
as the one that wears them.

At the Grain de Beaute Boutique in
Claire Pearone, you can choose fragrances
from the worldsnost prestigious designers.

V Stop by... Acquaint yourself and receive a free Valentine treat.

ciaim

2771

pEaPOnE

Somerset Mall Troy - Mi. 48084 - 313 643-0770

001 141•Ss lit
Utita
tItillit
POO
OP

JASON TICKTON

by him in a message, on the
eve of his 50th anniversary
at Beth El, to the congreg-
ants:
"On the - seventh day of
Passover, 1933, I was eating
my breakfast. The tele-
phone rang. My teacher,
Abram Ray Tyler, the or-
ganist of the temple, was
calling me.
" 'Jason," he said. 'You're
my best pupil.' He paused.
" 'Jason,' he condinued,
`You're my only pupil.' He
told me that he was ill and
would not be able to play for
the Passover service. He
asked me to substitute for
him. That was the begin-
ning of my career at Temple
Beth El."
Endearing himself to the
temple members, and espe-
cially to the students in the
religious school, Jason
Tickton is referred to and
addressed as "Mister T,"
and this has become a mark
of affection, just as the ap-
pellation "Mrs. T" for his
wife, decades of her own
services as a member of the
temple religious school fa-
culty and as a director of the
synagogue choir. She re-
cently received high honors
at Beth El on the occasion of
the 40th anniversary of her
services.
Now
69,
Jason
Tickton's career includes
scores of musical affilia-
tions and academic roles.
He continues in these
capacities without
thought of retirement,
except where it becomes
mandatory, as in his posi-
tion at Wayne State Uni-
versity where he is pro-
fessor of music. He has
held that post for 46 years
and he must retire at 70,
but he has already been
advised that his aca-
demic services will be
needed after his 70th
birthday, even if on a part
time basis.
His other musical roles,
additional to WSU and Beth
El, include:
Lecturer for the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra; win-
ner of the award for the

SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 13, 1983

THIS SUNDAY
featuting

Young Israel of
Oak Woods

MAYER SHILLER

24061 Coolidge Highway
Oak Park, Michigan

10:00

a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Noted Philosopher
Author: "The Road Back"

1:00

p.m.-2:00 p.m.

adult education prize for
creativity in the arts, 1960
and 1963; Wayne State
University radio course,
"Introduction to Music Lit-
erature," for 10 years over
WDET-FM; Composer of
liturgical music which has
been performed in 400 tem-
ples in the U.S., Canada,
Europe and Israel; author of
many articles published in
magazines and newspapers;
29 public organ recitals dur-
ing the past 27 years; win-
ner of the WSU "President's
Award for Excellence in
Teaching," June 1977 (one
of six recipients out of a fa-
culty of 1,500).
Tickton has fascinating
recollections about fel-
low congregants, stu-
dents,, the world's noted
musicians he had con-
stant contact with. Relat-
ing his experiences, he
tells this anecdote:
"One summer I sat next to
the organist in Salt Lake
City in the Mormon Taber-
nacle. He played beauti-
fully. I had nerve and asked
him if I could play the or-
gan. Of course he refused.
"He said that there were
many recitals given every
day and that they could not
take a chance of having
somebody wreck the
mighty, well-known pipe
organ. Also, he told me that
only Mormons could play
the Tabernacle Organ. He

was very nice.
"He asked me where I wa
from and I told him Detroii
he inquired about m.
`church' job, and I told hir
I was the organist at Templ
Beth El.
"He looked at me ver•
funny, and then asked,
your name, Jason?' I almos
died — I had never met hin
before that moment.
"I said 'Yes, how did yoi
know?' He told me that
teacher, Abram Ray Tyler
had been his roommate ii
college and that Ray hac
written to him about a cer
tain student named Jasoi
and that I was being trainee
for the position of organis
at Temple Beth El.
"Then he told me that
could play the big Tabern::
cle organ after 9 p.m. that
evening. My boy friend whc
was traveling with me waE
(Continued on Page 49)

UP fiC0/
TO ddo

OFF

INVITATIONS

Stationery, Accessories

OVER 40 CATALOGS I
TO CHOOSE FROM I

'Personalized Service and
Expert Advice Assures
You A Beautiful Invitation

SIDELL 551-4365

SAY E° 25%

ITS MIMI= 11111M MIME MO ME MO MEM MO MO OM MO OM ME MEM NM§

*

50

PLAIN SLACKS

&SWEATERS

Reg. $2.10

Must Be Presented
With Incoming Order
Cash &Carry
Limit 10

LSilARI LYNN CLEANER

Expires 2/28/83 j

ir VIM OM MI NM MN NM OM I= MINI MIM
,s

1

2 PC. PLAIN'
SUITS maSIET

IMIM MI 1

$00

Reg. $4.20

Must Be Presented
With Incoming Order
!Cash &Carry
Limit 3

L

HAR1 LYNN CLEANER

Expires 2/28/83

Same Day Dry Cleaning

464014e 444(4 eleetliet4

13741 W. 11 Mile Rd.

542-2555

Oak Park Michigan 48237

MACHON L'TORAH
TORAH CENTER

JEWISH APATHY
LEARN TO
KICK THE HABIT
Call: 968-4835

Darr amiss:
rises

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan