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The Charlotte Jewish news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 19??-current, November 01, 1988, Image 12

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Page 12-THE NEWS-November, 1988 Jewish Book Week at Shalom Park The Charlotte Jewish com munity is proud to offer a week of cultural events in celebration of JEWISH BOOK MONTH beginning Wednesday, November 16 with a gigantic book sale and special activities through November 22. The Walden- Books store located at One In dependence Center assisted in providing hundreds of recent ly published books of Jewish interest for children and adults that will be available for immediate sale. The events are co-sponsored by the Foun dation of the Charlotte Jewish Community, The Jewish Com munity Center and The Char lotte Chapter of Hadassah. Join us for this exciting week! It happens only once a year and most of the books for sale eire unavailable in Char lotte’s book stores. Enjoy a cultural event, support our library and expose your chil dren to Jewish culture. We are still accepting used books (no X-rated, please). Books don’t have to be Jewish in content. We are unable to return do nated books. The celebration is arrsmged to coincide with Chanukah, a season of gift giving. Jewish books are especially suitable presents. Watch your mail for our brochure featuring JEWISH BOOK MONTH; if you haven’t received one, call Marty Ger ber or Amalia Warshenbrot at 366-5007. Book Sale Hours Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 16 17 18 20 21 22 6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m 7:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. -9:30 p.m. noon ■10 p.m. -Noon -4:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. -noon -9:00 p.m. -noon -6:30 p.m. Speizman Jewish Library Librarian’s Hours (When schools are in session) Sun. 9:00 a.m.-l:00 p.m. Mon. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Wed. 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Jewish Book Month November 4-December 4,1988 E Jewish Book Week Events Wednesday, Nov. 16 8-9 p.m. Gorelick Hall Opening of Jewish Book Week. Gladys Lavitan will review her favorite Jewish books and wUl answer questions about books that are for sale at the JEWISH BOOK FAIR. Sunday, Nov. 20 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 11:45 a.m.-noon — 11:30 a.m.-l:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. — Book Sale in Blanche & Ben Jaffa Adult Lounge. Used books sale in the lobby. Dedication of the BECKY SHULIMSON MEMORIAL children’s book section of the Speizman Jewish Library. Award ceremony of the best “Jewish Book Week” art con test in Luski Youth Activity Center Eli N. Evans autographs, Gorelick HaU/front door lobby Children’s Story teller with Beth Hutchison in Luski Youth Activity Center Jewish music and songs with Kathy Schatner in Luski Youth Activity Center Art Show and Sale; Reception by Ethel Gordon & G.G. Kosch in Speizman Galleries Patron’s Reception for Eli Evans in Luski Youth Activity Center “An Evening with Eli Evans” in Gorelick Hall Babysitter is available upon reservation. Jewish Calendar Candlelighting Nov. 4 - 5:07 p.m. Nov. 11 - 5:01 p.m. Nov. 18 - 4:57 p.m. Nov. 25 - 4:54 p.m. Dec. 2 - 4:43 p.m. Dec. 3 - 5:58 p.m. (1st night Chanukah) Dec. 4 - 5:13 p.m. (2nd night Chanukah) Dec. 5 - 5:13 p.m. (3rd night Chanukah) Dec. 6 - 5:13 p.m. (4th night Chanukah) Dec. 7 • 5:13 p.m. (5th night Chanukah) Dec. 8 • 5:13 p.m. (6th night Chanukah) Dec. 9 ■ 4:53 p.m. (Shabbat & 7th night Chanukah)* Dec. 10 - 5:58 p.m. (8th night Chanukah) * Light before Shabbat candles. Some of the Books for Sale at the JEWISH BOOK FAIR Gladys Lavitan will open the Jewish Book Fair with a review of books, on Wednesday, November 16, 8 p.m. Mrs. Lavitan will answer questions and disucss books that are for sale for the week following November 16. Following are “short-takes” on a few of her favorite books. VOTE NOV. 8 Shining Through by Susan Isaacs The very first sentence “In 1940 I was thirty-one and an old m£ud—” will set the tone for the reader of this thorough ly engaging, enjoyable novel. The heroine — and she is that — Jewish Linda Voss man ages a crackling romance and a stint in the bosom of Nazi Germany during World War II as a spy for the U.S.A. and wins on all counts. Read and enjoy. The Ragman's Son by Kirk Douglas This very frank and totally observing autobiography of the feunous movie star, born Issur Danielovitch Demsky in Amsterdam, NY, paints a searing picture of an early life, of almost Dickensian brutal poverty. Seldom has anyone written so lucidly and poig nantly about the hopes and disappoincments of an acting career. This is an engrossing, honest telling of the rise to fame, fortune and happiness of a man who faced indifference at home, hostility abroad — and managed to conquer them all. Start reading early — it is hard to put it dovm once begun! The Butcher's Theater by Joseph Kellerman The author is an award win ner of mystery fiction and should score another award with this book. The “theater” is Jerusalem — for centuries the scene of pillage, wars and mayhem. Only now it is modem Jerusalem in today’s Israel, a faceless kiUer is murdering and mutilating young women. Police inspector Daniel Sh£u*avi, an observant Or thodox Jew, is in charge of the search for the serial killer. From the sacred precincts of the Western Wall to the Dome of The Rock, to ancient mon asteries where dark secrets are hidden; from the black-clad Bedouin enclaves beyond the gates, to the winding alleys of the Old City — here is a vivid and authentic evocation of a city steeped in history and in emotioned attachment from millions of people throughout the modern world. It is a modem Jerusalem where re ligious and political passions bum on high heat and where a murderer on the loose can Charlotte Flower Shop The Usual — Unusual Specializing in Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Weddings We also carry gourmet and fruit baskets Nice selection for the Holiday Season 1601 Elizabeth Ave. Charlotte, NC 28204 932-0580 destroy the delicate balance on which the city’s very existence depends. Exciting? Believable? Well written? To all these questions, a resounding “yes!” Tapestry by Belva Plain This is a continuation of the author’s Evergreen and its se quel The Golden Cup where the lives of the Werner family and that of Anna, the maidser vant for whom Paul Werner longs, are delineated. I thoroughly enjoyed Ever green, but re^ly did not care for The Gold Cup. However, Tapestry recreates the in terest and empathy of the first book about these by now familiar characters. Once again the spotlight is on Paul (only peripherally homered on Anna) and World War de mands that he must meet. Tapestry is a canvas of many colored threads — love, hate, frustration, danger — and a chance for a happy resolution. Belva Plain’s fans will find this book a satisfying reading experience. Holy Days by Lis Harris This is an in-depth study by a writer for The New Yorker Magazine of the world of a Hasidic family. Of the 40-some Hasidic groups who survived the Holocaust, the largest one is the Lubavitch, most of whom live in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY. Ms. Harris made an on the spot ex perience with them into a most interesting book. Hammer by Armand Hammer with Neil Lyndon This is one of the most fascinating, informative, fact- fiUed and incredible autobi ographies I have read in many years. Armand Hammer is by now a well known name, not only in his philanthropies and his plenipotentiary roles for our govemment vis a vis the USSR, but also for his wit and compassion as evidenced so tellingly in articles of many magazines and newspapers of today. A fascinating man, an unbelievably successful en trepreneur, Hammer (who be lieves his name is derived from descent of the Maccabees), of fers a veritable feast for the reader in this terrific story of his life. call 366-5007

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