Adele Silver is pictured among a fraction of the books she peruses and catalogues during Book Fair.
Special to The Jewish News
Bob McKeow n
Adele Silver has her finger
on the pulse of Jewish
sk Adele Silver what she likes
best about her job and you get
, an enthusiastic "Everything! I
love it! It changes every moment, day
to day. You can't get stale doing it,"
she said. "It is great when you can
come to work and love what you're do-
ing, and know it's worthwhile and
benefits the community?'
Her job? As director, cultural arts,
for the Jewish Community Center,
Mrs. Silver is responsible for pro-
moting Jewish culture in the Detroit
area. And in the ten years that she
has held the position she has helped
make Detroit a shining example of
how to promote Jewish culture
through the arts and make it fun for
everyone. "Our Center has a really
good reputation, Judaically, for doing
great things," she said. So good, in
fact, that authors and entertainers
elect to make Detroit a prime spot on
• their touring schedule.
"If you're credible, the word gets
around in the industry," Mrs. Silver
said. "We conduct ourselves in a
businesslike manner and people
know that what we say is what we are
going to do:'
The cultural arts department pro-
vides a myriad of programs, geared to
the many interests and ages of the
community. Mrs. Silver is responsible
for producing 13 major art shows each
year, plus one minor one; any adult or
children's theater production at the
Center; the Chassidic Festival; the
four concerts of the Julius Chajes
Music Fund Concert Series; the 1987
Celebration of the Arts and the 1988
Celebration of Jewish Humor series;
film festivals; young musicians' com-
petitions; Book Fair; the Center's
library; meet the author lectures and
classes; classes in dance for children
and adults and classes in art and
music, as well as the World Adventure
Series which will be produced in con-
junction with the Detroit Institute of
"I have a lot of energy," Silver
said. "And a large wall calendar to
keep track of everything?'
Recent outstanding art shows in-
cluded the works of Tobiasse, who
came to the Center in conjunction
with the opening of 1986 Book Fair,
and Calman Shemi's exhibit of his
soft paintings. Next year Mrs. Silver
I GOING PLACES
-WEEK OF JULY 31-AUG. 6
Meadow Brook, Schumann
concert, 8 p.m. Sunday,
Debussy concert, 8 p.m.
PINE KNOB MUSIC
Whitney Houston, 8 p.m.
today and Saturday,
Starship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
Monday and Tuesday,
MUSIC IN THE PARK
Shepherd Park, Oak Park,
Life, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
"IN THE PARK"
Shain Park, Birmingham,
The Amazement Park
Revue, 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
Preservation Hall Jazz
Band, 8 p.m. today, Peter,
Paul and' Mary, 8 p.m.
Saturday, David Sanborn, 8
p.m. Monday, Perry Como, 8
p.m. Tuesday, The Platters,
The Drifters, The Shirelles
and The Coasters, 8 p.m.
THE 1987 STROH'S
Chene Park, Detroit,
Special EFX, 8 p.m.
Prudential Town Center,
Northwestern at Civic
Center, Southfield, The
Tommy Baldwin Big Band,
7 p.m. Sunday, free
Ontario, Gabrielle Prata
and Christopher Coyea,
11:30 a.m. Sunday,
' Wayne State University,
Auditorium, 450 Kirby
Mall, Full String
Orchestra, 3 p.m. Sunday,
Center For Creative Studies
Institute for Music and
Dance, 200 E. Kirby,
Chamber Music Concert,
7:30 p.m. Monday,
Manchester String Quartet
Concert, 7:30 p.m Tuesday,
Chene Park, Detroit, Vocal .
Duets From Opera lb
Popular, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, free, 567-0990.
Governor Moses Wisner
House at Pine Grove,
Ice Cream Social, music,
puppet show, white
elephant sale, 1 p.m.
Sunday, admission, 338-6732.
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