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Full text: Fridoy, October 3, 1958 JEWISH WESTERN BULLETIN Page Three New Year message 5719 from Israel president Ben Zvl In his New Year message for 5719, issued recently, President Yitzhak Ben Zvi outlined the future tasks facing Israel and what is expected for th,e future support of the State both in Israel and abroad. In Vancouver the redouble^ efforts which Ben Zvi speaks of can currently be implemented in terms of support for the new Israel Bond Drive. Following are the highlights from Ben Zvi's statement. * The past year has been a year of reckoning, for us and for the world at large, concerning the past—the achievements of our State during the first ten years of its existence — and concerning that which it is incumbent upon us to fulfill aiid to complete in the near future. In the light of all,we have ahready achieved, we have learned what we—^the country and the State—still lack. Our task for the coining decade is, as it has been until now, a two-fold one: the restoration of our people and the building up of our homeland. It binvolves, on the,one hand, the continuation of the project of ingather-ing>-the ingathering of lisrael's exiles—and their consolidation into one nation and, on the other hand, the revitalization of the wasteland of our country and the rebuilding of its ruins. The great wonder of the exo> dus from the Qiaspora and the crea> tion of one people was described long ago by the great Lawgiver, in words engraved as though'in solid rock: . **Or hatii God assayed to go and PRESIDENT BEN ZVI take Hlm^a nation from tiie midst of another nation, by trials, by s^ins, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by an outstretched arm, and by great ter-. (Continued on page 6) Exhibition by Mexican-Jewish artist at local museum The paintings of Andres Sal-go of Mexico are currently being presented in a one-man exhibition at the Vancouver City Museum, Hastings at Main, where they will be on display for another week. Mr. Salgo is a Jewish born artist and a~ native - of- a ^ small village in Hungary, about 60 miles from Budapest. He has^ lived and worked in Mexico since 1940 where he has achieved considerable renown. The Vancouver exhibition of his works is part of a cross-Canada tour from Vancouver to Halifax. His trip to Canada has been sponsored' by The Cbnsejo Mexican© de Relaciones Culturales, The Universidad Libre de America, and the Institute Mexicano de Folklore. The 50 paintings of Andres Salgo on display at the museum include a considerable variety, mostly of Mexico, but a few on European and Jewish themes. Among the more outstanding ones are his impressionistic scenes including the "Eternal Refugees", "Fire" and "Symphony in Blue". A number of excellent studies of people include the "Old Tailor", THE GREAT PLAYS AT THE with the VANCOUVER SYMPHONY IRWIN HOFFMAN conducting GEORGIA AUDITCRSUM TUESDAY, OCT. 7 8:30 P.M. Tickets $2.00, $1.50, $1.00 570 Seymour or ai the door "Don Quixote" and a Kol Nidre scene based on memories of his native village in Hungary. (This latter work was on display at the Yom Kippur dance last week together with a portrait of a Rabbi). • Other interesting works include "Exodus", "Death of Rivera" and a ^'Gljtes of Watfer". JVIaiiy ef hi§'paintings are devoted to folk themes from Mexican life. Salgo's paintings have been widely commended in Mexico, Paris and New York. Diego Rivera has called him "a great painter" and David Al-faro Siquieros, another of the foremost exponents of Mexican art has said, "the modern social painting movement in Mexico has gained greatly in acquiring Andres." Salgo received his Jewish education in Budapest where he was Bar Mitz-vah. He is a member of the B'nai B'rith in Mexico City and lectures frequently to B'nai B'rith groups. Speaking five languages, including Hungarian, Spanish, French, German and English, Salgo is a competent lecturer and will be giving a series of three lectures on Mexican art including the pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Modern periods during the coursfe of his tour across Canada with his paintings. His lectures are accompanied by colored slides. Salgo began his ait studies at the Reichenberg Art School in Germany before the rise of Hitler. He then spent 10. years in Paris where he studied at the Ecole Superieur de Beaux Arts. In 1939 he left Paris for Portugal and in 1940 arrived in Mexico where he has since become a Mexican citizen. He is a member of the art faculty of the University of Mexico where he teaches painting and drawing. Another section of Salgo's paintings is now being exhibited at the Victoria Art Gallery where they will remain until October 10. From October 15 to October 22 the Salgp exhibition will be shown at the Calgary art gallery and from October 27 to November 3 at the Edmonton art gallery. In Saskatoon and Regina his paintings will be exhibited at the University from November 7 to November 15 and November 19 to November 25 respectively. In Winnipeg the showing will take place at the Civic Auditorium from December 1 to December 13. The exhibition will then go on to Ottawa, Quebec, Montreal, Toronto and other eastern cities. CAtstVASS IN WEST END FOR RED FEATHER A group of 35 convossers hos been orgbnized by Mrs. Som Molkin on beholf of Nohonol Council of Jewish Women and fhe Jewish Community Council to cover a vest end zone in Hie current Red Feofher drive. Mm. Molkin soid thof she is very pleosed at the response to her coll for canvassers from the B noi B nth youth groups, including AZA and BBG. A group of students from Prince of Wales High School hove also volunteered to canvass. Arrangements ore being made to conduct a blitz drive in the allotted zone. Teom captams pictured above ore: Ricki Horrisson and Karen Silverman of TomorA BBG; Daphne Froser of Prince of Woles School, Malcolm Weinstein, Totems AZA, Tevy Goodman of 119 AZA, and Morcio Kohn of Elono BBG. Mrs. Molkin is seated in the centre. Succoth, Simchath Torah at Schara Tzedeck ITie concluding days of Succoth climaxed by Simchath Torah and Hakofos on the last day, will be ushered in at Schara Tzedeck Synagogue with a Shemini Atzer-eth Service on Sunday evening, October 5 at 5:45 p.m. Morning Services on Shemini At-zerieth, Monday, October 6, and on Tuesday, October 7, Simchath Torah, will begin at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. respectively. Rabbi Goldenberg will officiate and preach the sermons. Cantor Propis, assisted by the Schara Tzedeck Choir, \vill chant the liturgical music. Hoshanah Rabbah on Sunday, October 5, will be marked by a special service in the main Synagogue at 8:30 a.m. Yiskor Memorial Services will be held on Shemini Atzereth, the 8th day of Succoth, Monday, October 6 at 10:45 a.m. Monday evening, October 6, the traditional Simchath Torah party for children and Hakofos will take place at 6:30 p.m. Children will receive flags, apples, candy and other goodies. The older children will be allowed to march in the procession with the Torah. The Talmud Torah student body has been invited to attend the Simchath Torah Hakofos along with the staff. Simchath Torah for years has been a most wonderful and joyous holiday, celebrating the completion of the reading of the Five Books of Moses in the Synagogue during the past year (feach Sabbath a different portion is read). A special section to the left of the Pulpit is being reserved for those who want to participate in the Hakofos procession. Tuesday morning, October 7, an Hakoffis Service will take place at 10:00 a.m. A Kiddush in the auditorium will be served by the Congregation to all worshippers. * * * RELIGIOUS SCHOOL . A visit to the Congregation's new and spacious Succah on the north lawn of'the Schara Tzedeck Synagogue and a special Succoth party will climax the Succoth Holiday assembly period for the s^tudents at Schara Tzedeck Re-? ligous School. All children will be allowed to use the Esrog and Lulav and recite the appropriate blessings which mark the very popular Harvest Festival. Prior to the party in the Succah, the assembly period will feature arts and crafts, stories, prayer services and songs and dances. On Tfiursday, October 9, two days after the last of the Holidays, Simchath Torah, the Schara Tzedeck Religious School will go back to its regular schedule. Classes will meet Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.ni. . —Photo by E. M. AHen Ltd. to 6:00 p^m. Members of the Senior class will again be allowed to p^cipate in the Sunday morning Breakfast and Prayer Club, scheduled to start in October. _ Succoth Services ot Befh Homtidrosh Beth Hamidrosh Rabbi Ginsberg will hold Hoshana Rabba morning services at 8 a.m., Sunday, October 5 with Mincha and Maariv at 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. in the synagogue, 3231 Heather Street. On Monday, October 6 Shmmi Et-zereth shachris services are at 9 a.m., Yiskor and Mussaf "Geshem" at 11 a.m. Mincha at 5:30 p.m., Maariv and Hakofoth at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, Simchath Torah shachris and aliyahs at 9 a.m., Mincha 5:30 p.m.-and Maariv at 6 After Succoth daily services will begin at 8 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. For any information as to procedure please phone Rabbi Ginsberg, EM. 6648, or contact him at 122 W. 14th Come to the Airport next iday to give a Grand Welcome to MLLM HMB'EM, (of El Al Israel Airlines) MISS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE STEWARDESS OF 1958 Arriving Fridoy, October 10 ot 2:20 p.m. on TCA Flight No. 5 from Toronto lilo Hor-EI will preside ai the Pride O' Glen Cenftenniol Sweoter Princess Contest ot the Hodossoh Bozoor Tue^oy ond Wednesdoy, Oct. 14 ond 15 KNITWEAR LTD.