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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-10-05

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Friday, October 5, 1984

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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Ben Vereen will appear in a
benefit performance for the
Jewish Association for Retarded
Citizens on Nov. 1 at Ford Au-
ditorium at 8 p.m. Funds raised
from Vereen's cabaret concert will
support JARC's residential serv-
ices for mentally retarded men
and women.
acclaimed
A
widely
entertainer, Vereen has left his
mark on the concert and Broad-
way stage, the motion picture sc-
reen and television.
Vereen's Broadway appear-
ances include his Tony Award-
winning performande in Pippin,
in addition to roles in Sweet Char-
ity, Jesus Christ Superstar and
Hair. Performances of his one-
man cabaret concert have taken
him to the show stages of Las
Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno and
Lake Tahoe, and to international
performances in England, France,
Monaco, Hong Kong and Por-
tugal.
In 1978, Vereen won the
"Entertainer of the Year," "Rising
Star" and "Song and Dance Star"
awards from the American Guild
of Variety Artists. He was the
first simultaneous winner of these
AGVA awards.
Vereen's films include Funny
Lady and All That Jazz. His tele-
vision appearances include an
Emmy Award winning role in the
mini-series Roots, a network spe-
cial Ben Vereen — His Roots,
which won seven Emmy Awards,
and numerous other guest ap-
pearances. Vereen will appear in
the mini-series Ellis Island to be
aired this fall.
Vereen has also performed with

Ben Vereen
symphony orchestras, including a
recent appearance with the Na-
tional Symphony at the Kennedy:_
Center in Washington, D.C.
In addition to his entertaiL
ment accomplishments, Vereen
also has been honored for his
humanitarian activities. In 1983,
he received the Eleanor Roosevelt
Humanities Award. This national
award, established by the Israel
Bonds organization, was bes-
towed in Los Angeles.
In 1978, he was the recipient of
Israel's Cultural Award, and
1979 Israel's Humanitarian
Award. For two consecutive
years, 1977 and 1978, the NAACP
cited Vereen with its Image
Award. For the past three years
he has been the international
chairman for Sudden Infai
Death Syndrome.
For ticket information, call
JARC, 557-7650.

Plans under way for Book Fair

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Most lectures are free of charge.
Book Fair is a community-wide (
event co-sponsored by 64 organ-
izations. There will be speakers in
Hebrew and in Yiddish, as well as
a special English-Yiddish theater
night for which there is a chargr, _
The first Book Fair chairman, ,
Pauline Jackson, is again active
in this year's Book Fair activities.
Jewish Book Month, spontspred
by the JWB Jewish Book Council,
will be observed nationally Oct.
30-Nov. 30.
Planning the Book Fair are
chairman, Rita Rochlen; Vice
chairmen, Susan Rose and Sandra
Zeskind; book display, Eleanor
Korn and Cis Maisel; book inven-
tory, Gertrude Lahr, Selma,_
Bernbaum and Rose Roland; book
selection, Joyce Burkoff and
Sandra Nathanson; children'E,
Nina Schneyer and Donna Sklar;
decorations, Georgia Kux; gift
shop, Belle Kukes and Eleanor
Sugarman; Hebrew, Pnina Basse.
Also library liaison, Dolores
Silverstein; patrons, Bess
Orecklin and Sandy Nathansor -
patrons reception, Barbara Haber
and Marilyn Weiss; pre-Book Fair ,
reviews, Julie Gurwin and Mar-
ion Kantor; reserations, Linda
Gurvitz; Sisterhood Day, Evelyn
Silverman and Sharon Corlin;'
volunteers, Marcia Peven and
Rissa Winkelman; and Yiddish;
Sarah Friedman.

The 33rd annual Jevirish Book
Fair, in which the Jewish Com-
munity Center as its major spon-
sor, enrolls three score of
cooperating organizations, will be
held Nov. 10-20 at the main
Jewish Center complex in West
Bloomfield.
Every aspect of Jewish history
will be covered by the 27
scheduled programs of authors of
current best sellers who will ap-
pear on the programs. All types of
Judaic books are displayed and
sold, including children's novels,
travel, art, music, history and phi-
losophy, in hard and soft cover.
During the week 27 authors
will speak. Each has written a
book of Jewish content within the
The steering committee i44
3ncr nacf
last year. The nub is is invited_ el n Pa .k

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