The 37th annual Jewish Book Fair
will remember the Jewish-inspired
Superman's 50th birthday
Cultural Arts director Adele Silver, third from left,
meets with her volunteer crew, from left: Nina
Schneyer, Marion Kantor, Gertrude Lahr, Annette
Chajes, Joyce Burkoff, Esther Tuchklaper, Shirley
Siegal and Gisele Feldman.
Nina Schneyer, left, and Marion Kantor, help to
KAREN A. KATZ
inventory the stock.
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hazam! Superman is Jewish,
and Book Fair is celebrating his
50th birthday with a special
family program on the last day
of the fair featuring author Den-
nis Dooley. His book, Superman at
Fifty tells the story of the two Jewish
kids from Cleveland who created
Superman borrowing ideas and words
from the Talmud.
An expanded series of family pro-
grams will highlight this year's 37th
Annual Jewish Book Fair, which will
run from Nov. 12 to 20 at the
Maple/Drake Jewish Community
Center. "We have a lot more family
programs planned on evenings this
year in addition to our Sunday pro-
grams," said Adele Silver, the Center's
director of cultural arts.
Father and daughter Ralph and
Lori Schoenstein will discuss their
Lillian Aronoff, left, joins some other volunteers in cataloguing the books.
book, Diamonds for Lori and Me — A
Father, A Daughter, and Baseball, an
account of how their relationship
developed through a common love of
the game. For families who love to
watch football together, author Jerry
Markbreit, the only Jewish profes-
sional referee in the NFL, will be on
hand with his book, Born to Referee.
Markbreit was the referee when MSU
went to the Rosebowl.
Anita Diamant wrote The Jewish
Wedding Book when she got married,
and now that she's had a baby it
follows that she'd write The Jewish
Baby Book. "In addition to containing
the usual notations of baby's first
years of life, the book is interspersed
with Jewish traditions made relevant
to today?' said Mrs. Silver. "She
wanted to take old wine and put it in-
to new bottles."
In addition, said co-chairmen
Nina Schneyer and Marian Kantor,
there will be performances on both
Sunday mornings by Arlene
Kingston, author of The Bagel Book
and by Stuart Rogoff, the Center's
director of family programs.
"We have a wondereful variety of
topics this year?' said Mrs. Kantor.
"They range from religion to fiction
to the Holocaust to Israel to European
and American Jewry. But our biggest
coup this year was in getting Leon
Uris for opening night. We worked
very hard to get him and feel it is a
feather in our cap because this is the
only book fair he is going to and he
doesn't go anywhere without an
honorarium?' Uris' book Mitla Pass is
a work of fiction based on Israeli
Two Israeli authors will visit
Book Fair, Michael Hastings (Michael
Bar Zohar), a member of the Knesset
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