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March 04, 1983 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-03-04

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Cantors Entertain at Beth Achim
in Jewish Music Month Program


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Cong. Beth Achim will
present a spring concert 8
p.m. March 13 at the syna-
gogue in honor of Jewish
Music Month. Featured on
the program along with
Beth Achim's own Cantor
Max Shimansky, will be
Cantors Abraham Lubin of
Cong. Radfei Zedek in
Chicago and Kenneth
Koransky 'of Sutton Place
Synagogue in New York
Cantor Lubin was born in
London, England, and as a
child moved to pre-state Is-
rael. He received his early
Jewish training there and
at age 8 was a soloist with
the Rivlin Choir in
He returned to England


and continued his- educa-
tion. He entered Jews Col-
lege Cantorial School and
was graduated as a hazzan.
He is also a graduate of the
London College of Music,
where he won a Medal of
Merit for
Cantor Lubin received
a master's degree at De-
Paul University in
Chicago and is presently
pursuing his PhD in
musicology at the Uni-
versity of Chicago.
During his training Can-
tor Lubin appeared in con-
cert throughout England
and Scotland. At 19 he as-
sumed the pulpit of the
famed Bayswater Syna-
gogue in London, where he
was installed by the chief
rabbi of the British empire,
Dr. Israel Brodie. He was
the youngest hazzan ever to


hold such a position in the
history of the British
United Synagogue.
In 1958, he emigrated to
the United States and was
engaged by Cong. Beth
Achim in Dayton, Ohio,
where he remained for 10
years. In 1968, he became
the cantor of Cong. Rodfei
Zedek in Chicago. He is a
member of the executive
council of the Cantors As-
sembly of America and
editor of the Journal of Syn-
agogues magazine.
Cantor Koransky was
born in Johannesburg,
South Africa, and received
his early musical training
there. While in his teens, he
performed as solo violinist
with the Johannesburg

the Guiseppi. Verdi Con-
servatory in Milan where
he trained under La
Scala vocal coach, Maes-
tro Valdomiro Badiali.
He has appeared interna-
tionally with the Israeli
National Opera, the To-
ronto Opera Comp.any
and the Brooklyn Opera
Society, the Bel Canto
Opera Company of New
York, as well as with sev-
eral opera companies in'
South Africa. He recently
completed a master class
at the Metropolitan Op-
He studied the art of the
hazzan in South Africa and
Israel and has served as
cantor in Johannesburg,-
Toronto and Cleveland be-
fore assuming the pulpit of
the Sutton Place Synagogue
in New York City..
Admission to the concert
is free, however, tickets
must be obtained, at the
synagogue office, 21100 W.
12 Mile, Southfield, be-
tween 9 a.m. and 4:30p.m.

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SZ Culture Commission
to Show Rubinstein Film

The Cultural Commis-
The film is the first in a
sion of Cong. Shaarey Zedek two-part series sponsored
invites the community to its by the Hermelin-Weinberg
showing of "Love' of Life," a Families. The public is in-
musical tour focusing on the vited free of charge.
life of the late pianist Artur
Rubinstein at 8 p.m. March Troy Synagogue
13 in the • synagogue, an-
nounces Phyllis Zieve to Finalize Plans
Friedman, drama division
The Troy Jewish Congre-
gation will meet Thursday
The movie follows evening to vote on its by-
Rubinstein on a concert tour laws and approves a lock_
to Spain, Paris, Iran and Is- tion to hold its services.
rael. The film received an Services are expected to
Academy Award in 1968 for begin in mid-April.
best feature documentary.
The congregation will
Paul Winter, assistant also discuss a place to hold a
professor of humanities at Passover Seder.
Wayne State University's
Thursday's meeting will
college of lifelong learning, be held at 7:30 p.m' at
and Detroit radio and TV Emerson Unitarian
personality, will be the Church, 4230 Livernois,
guest speaker.

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