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April 01, 1983 - Image 61

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-04-01

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Friday, April 1, 1983 61


JNF Tarbut Award to Mehta


What's News?

A student writes . . . and is
nswered with scholarships

Education: bringi

The joy of learning—
a life-long experience

Education is a life-long process, not something which can
contained within the walls of any school. however distinguis
It is as much a territory for adults as Children — there is n
limit on curiosity. Pity the person who truly believes that
she has nothing more to leant, because that person has ce
People leant by a variety of methocla...Rook-learnin
course, chief among them — as is the interchange cits
facts among people, teacher to pupil, pupil to .6*
'mostly, people learn by opening themselves to
them, by allowing their senses to interpret_
leaving their pores open, metaphorically;
that nature and art and erudition have we
Whether your interests lie in
specific areas, or whether you
are enthralled by everything
the world has to offer, there's
one precept always to keep in
mind: There is nothing so
small it's not worth learning,
nothing so large, its not worth

Martin Bookspan, left, is shown presenting the
Jewish National Fund's Tarbut (Culture) Award to
Zubin Mehta for his support for young Israeli musi-
cians and his guidance of the Israel Philharmonic.
The presentation was made during a recent perform-
ance of the New York Philharmonic. Bookspan is a
radio commentator for the New York Philharmonic.

Perfect pie

Capturing the spirit of sum,:
mer in photographs can be
easy as frolicking in the sun
when you follow a few simpl
tips on picture-taking.
No matter how ideal t
lighting and other conditi*
ultimately the quality
pictures' depends on thew
you handle your came
Although :many o
new cameras are e
what appears in the
is the result of how y
pose the shot.
One of the greatest adv
tages of an instant camera i
that you can see your results
immediately. You can tell
right away when you took the
time to compose a shot in the
viewfinder or when you need
to try again.
The new Kodamatic's 970L

Jewish Role in American
Popular Music Documented


(Copyright 1983, JTA, Inc.)

The "Home Sweet Home"
sought by many thousands
of penniless Jewish immig-
rants coming to the United
States during the 19th and
20th Centuries is only
example of the evidence of
the dominant role in the
shaping of American popu-
lar music by Jews, many of
them immigrant newcom-
The "uncanny ability" of
American Jewish songwrit
ers, such as Richard Rod-
gers, Jerome' Kern, Irving
Berlin and George and Ira
Gershwin, to translate the
nation's hopes and dreams
into words and music is
spelled out in a book by a
Rabbi Kenneth Kanter, a
Harvard university
graduate who has produced
and directed more than a
dozen plays and musicals.
"The Jews on Tin Pan Al-
ley" (Ktav) is a richly illus-
trated, 280-page chronicle
of the writers, "song plug-
gers," and publishers of
America's golden age of
popular music.
"Both as a business and
as an expression of talent
and creative artistry,
American popular music
was in large part shaped
and formed by Jews,
' many of them immigrant
newcomers to the Ameri-
can scene," wrote
Kanter, assistant rabbi at
Cong. Ohabai Sholom in
Nashville, Tenn.
He added that "thanks to
the efforts of countless
Jewish songwriters and
publishers, and of equally
countless Jewish perfor-
mers on Broadway, in vau-
deville and burlesque, and
in other media, American
popular music became what
it is today."
It is difficult to answer
how "actively Jewish" the
Jews of Tin Pan Alley were,
according to Kanter. • ,
"Some, such as Charles K.
Harris — who wrote the
enormously successful 'Af-
ter the Ball,' the first
million-seller of sheet music
— and Irving Berlin and the
Gershwins, wrote songs
containing Jewish content;"

he noted. "Others included
in their lyrics traditional
Jewish themes, such as
home, family, immigration
and the 'old country.' Oscar
Hammerstein II, raised out-
side of his grandparents'
Jewish tradition, led the
fight against anti-Semitism
and Nazism when he was in
Hollywood. Although few, if
any, rejected their Jewish
heritage, few vociferously
espoused it," Kanter said.
To aid in. becoming
"Americanized," names
were anglicized, Kanter re-
ported. Israel Baline be-
came Irving Berlin. Billy
Rose started life as Billy
Rosenberg. The cantor's
son, Asa Yoelson, became
the immortal Al Jolson.
Kanter contended that
the Jewish composers
and lyricists of today,
and all their contem-
poraries working on
Broadway and other ph-
ases of the entertainment
field, owe their careers to
those who preceded
"The achievements of
past composers can well be
said to have made possible
the achievements of Alan J.
Lerner and Frederick Lowe
(`My Fair. Lady'); Leonard
Bernstein ('West Side
Story');, Jerry Bock (Tid-
dler on the Roof), Marvin
Hamlisch CA Chorus Line')
and many others whose
works we so enjoy."

Welcome to the

for information

liifOrrnation and assist-


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write to .. Stu-
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WO: Teterboro, N1 07608, enclos-
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e for handling.
"Cole wrote. And he was
..guar- answered . . . good!" Mann
5 spe- smiled:

for fall '82


Rough and rugged, alway
ready, the American cowbei
is a "superhero" unique 'to
American culture. With tit
wide open, western plainX•
his proving ground. he is
nowned for his courage .an
fortitude in the face of danger
To preserve the memory
these western champions p
the past and honor the he

civic money sources. A modest
additional computer process-
ing fee is required at the time
the student sends in his or her
application form.
Applicants can often qualify
for privately-donated college
funds in the Scholarship
Search data base, because cer •
tain eligibility factors are im-
portant, such as: religion, eth-
nic background. career
interest, college majors, extra-
000 computer-
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parents unions, mili-
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... .004re ly-funded
"Millions and
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millions of dollars of school
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;iatt E?:and social because
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vailable scholarships.
atching a high school
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impossible, especially
n dealing with hundreds
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th said the Council has
more than 100,000 stu-
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on, dents in the10-12 years, lo-
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Mary Ann Maxin, Execu-
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UN Publicity
on 'Palestine'

The World Jewish Congress
has obtained an official
United Nations document
detailing the extent of a
massive and systematic
"publicity" campaign car-
ried out by the UN on behalf
of "human rights in the
occupied Arab territories,
including Palestine."
Articles were included in
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