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October 25, 1985 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-10-25

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Name entertainers, renowned
authors and special service for
hearing impaired to highlight this
year s \ book fair.

'

BY HEIDI PRESS

Local News Editor

HOWARD COSELL
I Never Played The Game


RONA JAFFEE

CHARLES SILBERMAN

- Class Reunion

• Innovation will be the theme of
the 34th annual Jewish Book Fair to
be held Nov. 9-17 at, the main
Jewish Community Center.
For the first time in its history,
the book fair will accommodate the
hearing impaired by providing an
oral lip-reading interpreter and a
sign language, total communication
interpreter. Persons interested in
taking advantage of either service
should call. the book fair office, 661-
1000, ext. 275 or 541-7218 .(TDD/
voice) by Nov. 4.
Another innovation will be the
co-sponsoring of a talk by a non-
Jewish organization. The Ecumeni
cal Institute for Jewish-Christian
Studies, under the direction of Rev.
James R. Lyons,• will participate for
the first time in_ the book fair 'this
year.
Children will benefit from a new
item on the book fair agenda. A
creative writing workshop, sponsored
by the children's department of the
book fair, will be conducted by
author Riki Levinson.
Following is a day-by-day book
fair schedule:

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A Certain People

CHAIM POTOK

Davita's Harp

SATURDAY, NOV. 9
Sports commentator Howard
Cosell will 'open tha book fair at 8
p.m. Nov. 9 at the Center. Cosell
the author- of-I. Never Played 'the
Game. He has spent 32-- - Fears
sports journalism and his most re.
cent position was as a sports color
commentator for ABC Sports. Hear-
ing impaired service will be avail-
ably for the Cosell talk.

SUNDAY, NOV. 10



Arlene Kushner, author of
Falasha No More will speak at 10 .
a.m. Nov. 10, sponsored by the chil-
dren's department. Kushner earned
a_degree in psychology from Rutgers
University -and studied at the Jewish
Theological Seminary.. She has
worked with Ethiopian immigrants
to Israel and is a member of the
board of the American Association of
Ethiopian Jews.

She has "written articles for the
New York Times, Outlook,' Jewish
Monthly, Baltimore Jewish Times,
Jerusalem Post and Reconstruc-
tionist. She is the author of
Treacherous Journey: Escape From
Ethiopia 'and The Ethiopien Jews:
Photographs: and Letters.
At 1 p.m. Wolf. Blitzer, Wash-
ingten correspondent for the
Jerusalem Post, will speak at the
Canter, sponsored by, the American
Jewish Committee, Bliai B'rith
Men's and Women's ~Councils and
the Anti-Defamation teague of B'nai
B'rith:
Before coming to Washington,
Blitzer was a foreign correspondent
in the' Tel Aviv 'btireau of the Reut-
ers News Agency.. He ha4 appeared
On.American television.
The Young People's Theater of
Ann. Arbor will entertain at 2 p.m.
Nov. 10 and 17 at the ‘Center. Shtetl
Tales by Rachel Urish will be pre-
" - dented.- The-production. was made
possible 'by a grant' from die Michi-
gan Council' for the Arts and .the
Michigan Foundation for the Arts.
There' is an admission fee.

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