The Canadian Jewish News, Friday, July 12,1968-Page 5
-by D; GOHN-
The National Youth Orchestra beginis its ninth season in Quebec this week. After training they leave on August 3rd for a two-week tour throughout Quebec and Ontario. Conducting thiis year's orchestra will be Franz-iPaul Decker, Musical Director of the Montreal Symphony Orcheistra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Thiere are 108 musicians from across Canada between the ages of 14:r 24. Repertoire will Include: Prelude to Die Melsterslnger, by Wagner; Nicolai's Overture to The Merry Wivesof Windsor; Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements: Symphony No. 6, Beethoven; Symphony In D minor by Franck: Scherzo for Orchestra, a Canadian composition by Maurice Dela.
A semidocumentary film on the life of David Ben Gurlon, the first in a series on Jewish leaders and Jewish themes, is being made by the Cjovenant Communications Corporation in Geneva. It is the brainchild of Melville Mark, former newspaperman and now executive director.
Six hours of Interview were recorded at Ben Gu-rion's home In Sde Boker. Premiere will take place there next year.
Charlie Chaplin was charged in a French court with plagiarizing the first four notes of a song he composed for, A Countess from Hong Kong.
The case was brought by Charles Trenet, French songwriter, who claimed the notes were Identical to the opening bars of his 1941 hit, The Romance of Paris.
Haskell Wexler will produce and direct Paramount Pictures' film version of Jack Couffer's novel, The Concrete Wllerness.
Prague's Jewish State Museum Is exhibiting more than forty pictures of motifs from the old Jewish cemetery and the Old-New Synagogue, entitled, Holy Places of Jewish Prague represented In the work of Czechoslovak Painters.
Schoenberg's posthumous opera, Moses and Aaron, which was given its first performance In Zurich In 1957, recently was presented
at the Deutsche Oper iam Rheln in Dusseldort Critic of the Swiss newspaper, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, wrote the production was a triumph for the work itself and the performers.
Schoenberg himself regarded Moses and Aaron, his magnus opus, uhistage-able. ;: •
When Danny Kaye was in Mbntrieal recently, impres-sarlo Sam Cesser took hiih to Bill Wong's for dinner. So where had Danny disapr peared? He was In the kitchen helping prepare the meal. Kaye is an expert on Oriental cuisine.
Actor Edward G.Robinson is one who has been cited for his exceptional contribution to the promotion of understanding between the peoples of Israel and America.
Gary Grant denies he has anything to do with Barbara Parkins. In fact, he says, he never even met her.
Though Gary no longer is married to Dyan Cannon, nevertheless he expects to have lots more babies. Anything printed about him doesn't bother him anymore.
Barbra Streisand's younger sister sings like her. She also hopes for a showbiz career. '
Liz Taylor bought a Claude Monet landscape for $120,000, setting a single session sale record for im-pressionlist paintings.
She bid personally for the landscsg^ painted by Monet about 1885 and entiaed, Le
Val de Falalse.
Alex Massls, general secretary of the Israeli Film Producers Association, resigned In a huff over Interference of government officials' In the affairs of th« association. ■
When Theodore Eiikel > thinks of Tevya the Milkman, it reminds him of his grandfather. "Prayer to him was something so personal that he could literally Intersperse it with everyday things. If something intruded on his prayer, he would deal with that, then go immediately back to praying."
BIkel just wound tip six months In Las Vegas starring as Tevya in Fiddler on the Root,
Said Theo, "1 remember very clearly the Nazis coming Into Vienna. I was thirteen. I'd just had my bar mitzvah. Suddenly the streets were not safe to walk anymore."
The BIkels were near the top of the passport list since his father was a Zionist leader. The family fled Austria through Germany, France and Italy. They landed in Palestine on the first day of Rosh Hashana, 1938.
Theo enrolled In an agricultural college. But islnce he had nobentfor It, he joined Tel Aviv's Hablma • Theater as an apprentice. Tevya, the Milkman, was the first play he aiqpeared In professionally, for which he received $1.20 a day.
BIkel spends a great deal of time playing benefits.
Benzion Krleger, member of the editorial board of the Tel Aviv daily, Hayom, now is in Canada preparing material for a Canada-Israel supplement of his newspaper.
Eva Desen, wife, mother, and part time teacher, also Is a college student. At the moment she Is deeply en-BTossed studying for her Ph. D. in Hebrew.
: This tall; sllm,^ brown-haired Downsview woman is one of the many people, Jews and non-Jews, enjoying the Increased curriculum in Hebrew at :the University of Toronto.
Hebrew has always been an option course at Varsity, under the aegis of the Near Eastern Studies department. However, ohly Biblical Hebrew was taught in general and honor arts. In 1967 Medieval Hebrew was added to the third year cburse and this coming semester Modern Hebrew will be available id the fourth year, or Honor Arts, curricu um.
•Hebrew has been taught at Toronto since the University began," says Professor W. S. McCullough, Graduate Secretary of the Near Eastern Studies Department. "It is a language that belongs to both Jew andChrlstian. Anyone studying the scriptures requires a knowledge of Hebrew and Greek; and, of course, Hebrew is^^f great
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Irma La Douce brightens up the summer when It returns to O'Keefe Center -but for one week only, Monday, July 29th, through Saturday, August 3rd. The musical stars Pat Suzuki.
The APA Repertory Company comes to the Royal Alexandra Theater, August 12th through 24th, with a program of two plays: The Misanthrope byMolIere;The Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot
Stepehn Porter will direct the formers, Philip Minor the latter. ., t
Don Cornel, popular baritone, is appearing at the Hook and Ladder Club of the Beverly HiUs Motor Hotel. He is well known through appearances in every club in the country and on TV with Arthur Godfrey, Perry Como, Ed Sullivan, and Jackie Gleason.
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This season, August 15th through September 2nd, leading Canadian and American pop music groups will appear through Time Being, a major contemporary youth show at theCanadianNation-al Exhibition.
Included are the Kensington Market, the Buddy Guy Blues Band, Moby Grape, San Francisco's t6p "under-iground" rock group.
When •Faces" concludes at TWP Theater, Toronto Workshop Productions will take the Norman Kline play on tour along the Massachusetts coast. Performances will include an appearance at Brandeis University in Waltham.
From August 8th through 11th, the play, stUl with the original Toronto cast, will perform at Toronto City HaU.
Israel's administration of the holy places within her annexed territories has been defended publicly by an influential, Venezuela,Catholic clergyman against an attack by the Syrian Charge d'Affaires in Caracas.
In his column in. El Nacional, Mgr. Juan F. Hernandez repudiated charges of Israel's disrespect and
mismanagement in a letter by Abdul Hasib Istwani to the publisher of The daily.
Mgr. Hernandez quoted reports from high ecclesiastical authorities - such as Father Lino Capiello, the Vatican's custodian of the Holy Land, and Patriarch Benedictos of the Greek Orthodox Church - which, he said, "demolished" the Syrian's "evidence";
He also deplored the treatment of Catholics under the pro-Communist Syrian regime.
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value to those interested, In teaching or hoping to enter the theological field." •Indeed'', Professor MrCul-lough revealed, "a great number of modern scholarly works on Hebrew were written by Christians."
Mrs. Pessen, who recently has obtained a Master's Degree in Hebrew, is one of those who have benefitted from the University's expanded curriculum in the subject. As a child she attended Associated Hebrew Schools, a U.J;A. beneficiary, where her interest in Hebrew was nurtured and developed by the celebrated s c h 01 a r-teacher, Abraham Shkop. She attended Central High School of Commerce through grade 12 and, following her marriage to Harold Dessen, obtained her sepior matriculation at night school. She delayed further education while her husband completed his course in Chartered Accountancy and continued the hiatus while she raised their two daughters, Serena and Susan.
Nearly ten years agoMrs. Dessen returned to school, taking the,U. of T. extension course where Biblical Hebrew is taught. She also attended day classes unavailable in the evening. Subsequently, when she had qualified for third year, she began attending day classes, obtaining an M.A. in Hebrew, Currently Mrs. Dessen is a teaching feUow at Varsity in Biblical Hebrew Syntax. When the opportunity presents itself after she has obtained her Ph. D., she would like to become a full time teacher.
The entire Dessen family is a tribute to the Associated school system. Mr. Dessen is chairman of the As-sociated's Board of Education. Serena, 20, a graduate of Associated and the Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, starts her fourth year in Honor English at U. of T., whUe Susan, 18, just has graduated from CHAT and will 6nter Var-
sity's general arts course this. fall.
Under the leadership of Professor Ronald J. Williams, chairman of the Near Eastern Studies Department at U. of T., plans sure being formulated to broaden both the Medieval and Modern Hebrew courses in the Undergraduate and Poistgrad-uate curriculum. "In the Medieval area," he says, "we want to increase the study of Talmudic and Rabbinic literature aiid also to include poetry. In the Modern Hebrew coursewe want to cover all areas of contemporary liter'ature."
Professor Williains revealed that two generous members of the Toronto Jewish community recently contributed to the Library Fund to build up both the Medieval and Modern Hebrew book collections.
"The whole project," Professor Williams states,*has been something we have been planning for a: long time. Last year we brought in Professor FrankTalmagean outstanding Hebraic teacher from New York, to conduct our new courses and we are planning for fiirther extension and developinent in' all facets of the Hebrew language and culture."
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SUNDAY, JULY 14TH
The Queen's Own Rifles Band Kew Gardens
The Toronto Symphony Band Willowvale Park
Ellis McLintocl< and His Orchestra High Park
Organ Recital - Ronnie Padgett Earlscourt Park
Ellis McLintock and His Orchestra Exhibition Park
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Pops Symphony - Conductor George Crumb 1 Artist - Andrew Benac
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Square Dancing - Bob Scott and His Orchestra
TUESDAY. JULY 16TH
8:00 p.m. Allan Gardens
The Toronto Garrison Artillery Band 8:30 p.m. WithrowPark
Square Dancing - Bob Scott and His Orchestra
WEDNESDAY, JULY ITTH
8:30 p.m. Monarch Park
Square Dancing • Bob Scott and His Orchestra Dufferin Grove Park Square Dancing-Angus McKinnon and His Orchestra Eglinton Park
Dancing Under The Stars - Bob Minns and His Orchestra Riverdale Park
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THURSDAY. JULY IfiTH
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The Queen City Dixieland Jazz Band.
Phlll AntonaccI Jazz Quintette 8:00 p.m. Nathan Phillips square
Continental Concerts • Community Folk Art
Council . 8:30 p.m. High Park _ .
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