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May's People

By: Gad Nahshon

As in the past, it is going to be a "hot" winter at the 92nd Street Y (Lexington and 92nd Street - 212-415-5729). Many programs, shows, lectures, music, arts, will be presented for singles couples and families as well. As in the past, in this educational, great institution, you will meet many celebrities who have influenced the cultural life of this country.

David Holberstam, Mary Tyler Moore, Joe Bihar, Lesley Stahl, Ann Richards, Floyd Abrams, Henry Kissinger, Peter Gay, Dr. Rosalyn Yalow, James Maas, Rabbi David Woznica, Rabbi Joseph Teluskin, Rabbi Harold Kushner, Bell Greenberg, cynthia Ozick, Prof. Isaiah Gafni, Dr. Alice Shalve, Yaffa Eliach, Pnina Scharm, Arthur Miller, Susan Sontage, Toni Morrison, Mario Cuomo, and of course, Elie Wiesel.

The 92nd 'Y' will feature many concerts and dances. And of course, every Wednesday, "Israeli" folk dancing with the "King" Dany Uziel.


One Israeli journalist knew the difference. "The detained fathers of the Palestinian children murdered the fathers of the Israeli orphans. The Palestinian children visit their fathers in prison; the Israeli children visit the cemeteries."

He reacted to President Clinton's last visit to Gaza. He was quoted in the 'Jinsa Report'. The report expressed the protest of many Americans to Clinton's pro-Palestinian approach. The report explained the frustration of the pro-Israeli camp in America: "We expect a knee-jerk repressive reaction by the PA. But the US is absolutely wrong to insist that the Palestinians stop demonstrating.

The fact that the PA doesn't want us to see it is precisely why the American media should flood the airwaves with the freely expressed opinions of the Palestinian people. Our President went to Gaza, blessed the children of murderers and showered $400 million on a corrupt and venal authority that stole and wasted tens of millions of aid dollars. It is time for America to understand what the Palestinian man-rioting-in-the-street thinks of our country and its policies. The real face of the Palestinian people is anti-American, anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish, pro-Saddam, violent and radical. Show it and know it."


New York --- State of Israel Bonds honored 21 American and Canadian Jewish women for their dedicated leadership on behalf of Israel and the Jewish community at the Prime Minister's Club dinner on Sunday, January 24, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla.

The honorees presented with the prestigious Deborah Award were: Leona Brauser of Boca Raton, Fla; Dolly Cantor of Philadelphia; Bella Cohen of Montreal; Annette Cooper of Baltimore; Maria Finkle of New York; Shirley Gittleman of Suffern, NY; Marcy Goldstein of Miani; Bernice Gottlieb of Cleveland; Dr. Cheryl Greenbaum of Hamilton, Ontario; Joan Holland of Chicago; Karen Keats of Washington, D.C.; Althea Lank of Boston; Ruth Merns of Ft. Lee, NJ; Mildred Model of Metro, NJ; Karen Morton of Toronto; Sharon Pikus of Manhasset, NY; Audrey Reed of Tamarac, Fla; Pearl Resnick of Palm Beach, Fla; and Barbara Stollman of Detroit.


The Marketing Communications Group of UJA-Federation of New York hosted "L-dor V'dor" ("From Generation to Generation") on March 9, 1999 at The Pierre in Manhattan. The evening will feature a toast to David and Donny Deutsch, and Ruth Wooden will receive the first Maxwell (Mac) Dane Award for Philanthropic Achievement. The writer Pete Hamill will be the guest speaker.

David Deutsch began his career in the U.S. Marine Corps, designing recruitment posters. He later joined Young and Rubicam, directing work for Coca-Cola, General Motors, Nabisco, NBC, Exxon, Westinghouse, and others. In 1970, David established David Deutsch and Associates. He also served as a faculty member of The School of Visual Arts, and as a volunteer for The American Cancer Society, The Lupus Foundation, The Environmental Protection Agency, and the AAAA's. Since handing Deutsch, Inc. over to his son Donny, David has pursued a career in fine arts.

Donny Deutsch turned Deutsch, Inc. into one of the premier advertising agencies in the world, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The company boasts billings of $750 million a year, and its top clients include Mitsubishi, Snapple, LensCrafters, and Foot Locker.


New York - State of Israel Bonds honored Herbert Greenberg of WDF/Greene Mechanical and Henry S. Proctor of Miller Proctor Nickolas, at the annual luncheon of its Plumbing and Affiliated Mechanical Trades Division on Thursday, Dec. 3, at noon at The St. Regis in Manhattan.

Greenberg and Proctor will be presented with the Israel 50th Anniversary Award in recognition of their longtime leadership in the Division's industry-wide Israel Bonds campaign to strengthen Israel's economy.

William R. Abbate of the Enterprise Association of Steamfitters Local No. 638, Lawrence J. Levine of Par Plumbing Co., and Floyd Warkol of KSW Mechanical Services are luncheon chairmen. Lt. Col. Gal Luft, a battalion commander in the Israel Defense Forces, will be guest speaker.


A unique book party took place recently at the residence of the distinguished Israeli-American artist Benny Levy. Many celebrities such as the famous Israeli star, Topol or the writer of cookbooks, Joan Nathan, came to this party. They came to pay attention and honor Dr. Akiva Jaap Vroman who wrote an important, provocative book: "On God, Space, and Time" (Transaction Books).

Dr. Vroman was a geologist and a winner of Israel's national prize for science. He published many books on science issues but this book is his discussion of science and God. Dr. Vroman taught at the Haifa Tecknion and Tel Aviv University. He was a pioneer in the field of Israel's geology.

Dr. Vroman died a few years ago. He left the manuscript with his family: Hana Levy, a musician and composer and the wife of Benny Levy. They worked hard in order to fulfill Dr. Vroman, the father's will, and thanks to many who helped, they accomplished the mission. Special help was provided by the family friend, Dr. Haim Shaked, one of Israel's most distinguished experts on the Arab Muslim affairs.

Dr. Vroman was a great scientist, a modest person, and a man for all seasons.


Leemour Pelli is a unique artist. Her exhibition was opened at the Hartnett-Murray Gallery Sq., Franklin Street, NYC (212-965-8692) Leemour Pelli is an artist working primarily in the media of oil, oil and latex on canvas, and works on paper.

The focus of her work develops from the investigation of the arena of human experience and the various "residues," "remnants," and marks left from actions, (sexual) occurrences, interaction, contact, sexuality, transaction (transfer), and human operations. One of the artist's goals is to give form to the latter manifestations, to interiority, and things not ordinarily perceived in visual form.

In exploring some of these multi-layered human/body/gender sit-ua--tions, the figures which are alluded to in her work are subject to a type of manipulation as they are recipients of certain acts and marks. This is particularly apparent in her use of imprints, marks and "removals" of particular objects.

The objects, such as beds, mattresses and frames (or the "interiors of beds" as she has called them), anatomical ribs and lungs, or in some cases other figures, are there physically through an impression, but not there in reality. The imprints of the objects reflects both their presence and absence and something that has happened to something or someone.


King Hussein of Jordan had been treated by Israeli medical experts. One of them, Prof. Shimon Slavin is among the team of experts who tried to save the life of the Jordanian monarch.

Slavin, a bone marrow transplant specialist, flew to the Mayo Clinic to help the King. Slavin, an immunologist, the chairman of the Sidney Weisner Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and the Director of the Baxter Research Center at Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem, is world renowned for his innovative and promising techniques in treating lymphoma and other types of cancer.

Slavin and his Hadassah colleagues recently developed a technique that avoids high doses of chemotherapy used in standard stem-cell transplant procedures. The new technique transplants fully matched stem cells from a donor which then carry on "biological warfare" with the recipients malignant cells. In the process, the patient's immunological response is often boosted with successful results.


Michael R. Stoler of New York City and Westhampton Beach, NY, President and founder of Princeton Commercial Corporation, an investment banking and management consulting firm providing services to public and private corporations, professional firms, financial institutions, and not-for-profit organizations, was elected as President of American ORT and Chairman of the National Campaign Cabinet, at the organization's Annual Meeting on January 24, 1999. American ORT, which serves as the umbrella organization for all ORT activities in the United States, provides vocational training and education to over 262,000 students in more than 60 countries on five continents throughout the world, including the US, Israel, and the former Soviet Union.


New York, NY: Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler of the Community Synagogue of Monsey, NY was honored at the Orthodox Union's (OU) Rabbinic Centennial Medallion Awards Dinner on Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 42nd Street and Lexington Ave. in New York. In celebration of its Centennial, the OU honored Rabbi Tendler as well as six other outstanding rabbis and their congregations who have made unique contributions to Orthodox Jewish life in America. Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, President of Touro College, was also honored. "Rabbi Tendler is an impressive community and spiritual leader who has made an enormous contribution to Jewish life," said Mandell I. Ganchrow, M.D., President of the OU. A noted authority on medical ethics and the relationship of medicine and science to Jew law, Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler is a Rosh Yeshiva at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and a professor of biology at Yeshiva College. Widely quoted in the press on medical ethics.


Just a short run, unfortunately, because "A Majority of One" is a revival worth seeing - but who knows, perhaps the run of this delightful play will be extended. Presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, at Playhouse 91, it start Phyllis Newman as a Jewish widow and Randall Duk Kim as the retired Japanese busi-nessman who meet on an ocean liner soon after World War II. The act is excellent and the plot every so Jewishly delightful, laden with humor, chopped liver, gefilte fish, and a fine supporting cast. Go see it and the other productions of this fine theatre group (212-831-2000).


"Alexander Calder was a pioneer. He is the father of the Kinetic Sculpturing. He introduced in the 1920's, movement and colors to the art of sculpting," said Jacob Baal Teshuva, who recently published a new book: "Alexander Calder" (Taschen, 1998). Calder used to say: "Why must art be static? The next step is sculpture in motion." Calder (1898-1976) was Jewish. Baal-Teshuva, an expert on art, curator and advisor to many museums in the USA, France, Austria, Poland, and many others, such as the Jewish Museum in New York, revealed in his book that Calder visited Israel and in Jerusalem built "The Jerusalem Stabile" dedicated to Jerusalem and its people. It is based on painted steel (red). It stands in "Holland Square." By the way, Calder, who painted his metal stabile, used only the basic colors: red, green, yellow and blue, but once he said: 'I love red so much that I almost want to paint everything red." Visiting Israel in 1976, Calder with a 'Yarmulka' went to the Kotel, the western wall. But Calder put his personal energy in experimentalism and not in Judaism. He revolutionized the world of sculpture. He invented the wind driven mobiles in many sizes, shapes and colors Baal-Teshuva wrote: ".the mobile seem to defy gravity." Calder had a new message to the plastic art: "The artist novel 'mobile' sculptures made him a pioneer and leading exponent of kinetic sculpture" said Baal-Teshuva, who discussed in his illuminated book which pictures of Calder and his main works, the contribution of Calder to the static sculpture. Calder invented the 'stabiles': metal plates screwed together. They are monumental and can be seen today in many urban centers such as the 'Flamingo' (structural steel) at the Chicago's Federal Plaza (red!) or "Le Hallebarder" (Painted Iron) in Hanover. His 'Teodelapio' in Spoleto Italy caused a special excitement (1962). Why? "People keep giving it a phalic meaning." said Calder at that time. Baal-Teshuva detailed the life history of this famous sculpture and also pointed out those artists in Paris who influenced the various stages of art in the artistic career of Calder.

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