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The Charlotte Jewish news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 19??-current, November 01, 1979, Image 4

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Page 4-THE NEWS-November 1979 New Education Committee Gets Educated ... When the recently formed Women’s Education Committee of the Charlotte Jewish Federation decided they needed to be better educated first, they knew all they had to do was “just ask Marvin.” The result was an informative rap session with Marvin Bienstock, director of the JCC and Federation. Following wine and a gourmet luncheon hosted by Nancy (Mrs. Henry) Greenberg at her Arbor Way home, the committee got down to basic questions. Exactly what role does the Jewish Federation play in the Charlotte community? What is its relationship to all other Jewish organizations? What is the function of a separate Women’s Division? What can an individual woman do? These were the issues addressed. The result was a better understanding of the total Jewish Com munity picture and a decision to move forward with plans to better inform and educate other women. This will be accomplished through the formation of study groups, community teas and special Women’s Day programs. Education co-chairmen Bobbi (Mrs. Donald) Bernstein and Wen dy (Mrs. Errol) Cohen say they feel quite confident that a solid nucleus of vital, committed women will be built. Others attending the luncheon were Gail Bienstock, Lois Benjamin, Lynn Cojac, Joan Dim, Gayle Fein, Ellen Fligel, Annette Gross, Vicki Hopkins, Donna Levin, Rose Massachi, Jill Newman, Judy Perlin, Rita Parks and Marilyn Shapiro, this year’s chairman of Women’s Divi sion. If you are interested in joining hands with these committed women, or in simply learning more about the plans of the Education Committee, please phone Bobbi Bernstein, 364-8880, or Wendy Cohen, 542-1755. — Phyllis Serepea THIS ’N THAT Wendy Cohen Bobbi Bernstein Washington Trip For Charlotte Women Women’s Division of the Greensboro Federation has planned a one-day trip to Washington, D.C. December 5th, open to women who have pledged $365 or more. Charlotte women in the same gift category have been invited to join the Greensboro group. The trip in cludes a VIP White House tour, a White House staff briefing, a visit to the Israeli Embassy with an AIPAC (American-Israeli Political Affairs Committee) briefing, a private tour of the East wing of the National Gallery, a State Department briefing, and dinner with Speaker Talisman. Also, lunch at Capital Hill is tentatively plann ed. The cost of the trip is $115 (this is in addition to the $365 minimum pledge). Departure time is approximately 7 a.m. and the return is 11 p.m. the same evening. For those who desire to stay overnight, these arrangements can be made at an additional L-liarge. Deadline for reservations is November 21st. Call Gail Bienstock, 365-3395, or the Charlotte Federation office, 366-0358. Since space is limited, reservations will be taken on a first-come first-serve basis. Holocaust Teaching Revisionist historians are at it again. The Institute for Historical Review, based in California, is offering a $50,0(X) reward for anyone who can prove that the Nazis operated gas chambers to exterminate European Jews during World War II. You might recall Professor Arthur Butz, who is a member of the Institute, from Northwestern University who wrote the book, “The Hoax of the Twentieth C!entury.” The kooks and hatemongers come out of the woodwork every time there is a major, positive program such as the rebroad cast of NBC’s mini-series, “Holocaust.” Even though those who promote these revisionist theories and lies are few, we can not dismiss them as insignifi cant. Whether it be twenty, fifty, or a hundred years from now as people review history, they will find on library book shelves documents which completely distort and rewrite history. As years pass and there are fewer people who can give personal, first-hand accounts of the Holocaust, the questions which the revisionist historians raised will be given more credibility. Many young people today don’t know what the word “holocaust” means much less what that period in our history represented. It is essential that our own young people as well as those in public and private schools around the nation be taught the tragic history of the Holocaust and its implications for all mankind now and in the future. What are you doing to en courage Holocaust education in your synagogue, school, com munity, and most important, in your home? Will your children or grandchildren be able to refute the arguments made by the likes of a Professor Butz? Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth—less 40% inheritance tax. Gladys Lavitan has been ap pointed by Governor Hunt to select the best book by a North Carolinian for a special award. The Temple Beth El Men’s Club s back again! New officers for this year are: Allen Gor don, president; Stephen Courtland, vice-president; Julian Saly, treasurer; Robert Zipp, secretary. At UNC’s University Day, Dr. Jacob Freedland received a Distinguished Alumnus award. Earlier this year he was honored with the establishment of the Jacob Berke Freedland CJhair in' Endodontics at the UNC School of Dentistry and the distinguished service award of the N.C. Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Freedland has been presi dent of the American Associa tion of Endodontists and chair man of the advisory committee on endodontics for the Council on Dental Education of the (Commission on Accreditation — the national accrediting body. New Books In Review “THE JERUSALEM DIA MOND” by Noah Gordon, Random House: $9.96, 304 pages. Harry Hopeman is a successful New York diamond merchant, a Jew who practices his religion but thinks little about his heritage, when he is asked to go to Israel to buy a large yellow diamond. It is no ordinary diamond. A newly discovered ancient scroll indicates it was one of the treasures in Solomon’s temple. It was dug from its Old Testa ment hiding place by an early Moslem leader, taken from a Jew killed during the Spanish inquisition, given to the pope, stolen from the Vatican. It is secretly being offered for sale by an exiled friend of Egypt’s King Farouk. Leaders of all three religions ask Harry to buy it for them. His Jewish heritage wins, and the experience changes his life. The story itself is fascinating, with excellent characterization, unexpected' twists of plot, romance and flashbacks to several eras of Jewish history. But more, Gordon taught me a great deal about the diamond in dustry, about Israel, and about how it feels to be a Jew. — BECKY COON (Reprinted from The Charlotte News) “THE SECRETARY” by Jochen von Lang, Random House: $16.96. Photos. This is a fascinating biography of Martin Bormann, the man Hitler called his “most loyal party comrade,” which definitely establishes Bor- mann’s suicide on May 2,1945 — thus ending a 30-year mystery. Drawing on informa tion never before riBvealed,the author has put together an in tricate picture of the Fuehrer’s fanatically' loyal, ruthless righthand man, from his obscure birth in 1900 through his behind-the-scenes rise to power. The Secretary is a land mark book on the history of the SHAMROCK REALTY 4935 Albemarle Road Leasing Agents For Granville Town House Apts Albrecht Manor Sharon Arms Apts. Starmount Shopping Center Phone 537-6231 Nazi era, a vivid, uncensored look at the Third Reich’s inner workings. “JEWISH BOOK AN NUAL,” Volume 37, edited by Dr. Jacob Kabakoff, JWB Jewish Book Council: $12. This is the tri-lingual American yearbook of Jewish literary creativity. Among its 19 fascinating and varied articles is “Devils, Jews and Isaac Bashevis Singer,” by author and literary critic Harold U. Ribalow. He presents an ap preciation of the works of the Nobel Pri2e-winning Yiddish writer and calls attention to the irony that Singer’s severest critics are the Yiddish ones. Dr. Eisig Silberschlag, visiting scholar at the Oxford Centre' for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies, points out in his article, “Arab-Jewish (Con frontation in Hebrew Fiction,” that a consider^le number o£ Hebrew novelisi8,'i>oe{?, and es*’ sayists deal with the Arab. The Holocaust has been trivialized, perverted and even “pomographied” by writers, English professor David Mirsky of Yeshiva University asserts in “Abuse of the Holocaust in literature.” A total of863 works of Jewish interest published in Ameqca, Israel and Great Britain during the past year are annotated in seven bibliographies in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. Why I Teach At The Academy By Nancy Goodman If anyone had told me last fall that I would be living and work ing in Charlotte within a year, 1 would have replied, “Where’s C!harlotte?” Being bom and raised on Long Island (and ex tremely proud of being a “Native Noo Yawker”), the South definitely did not figure in my plans for the future. When the Hebrew Academy was advertising in the New York Times for a teacher last spring, I was at a decision mak ing point in my life. I knew that if I wanted a (jKDOD teaching job, one with a future, 1 would have to leave New York. It would have been easier to stay with my old job, but that was a dead end. At the age of 21,1 was not anxious to get into a rut career-wise! The fact there was a position open in Charlotte was my initial reason for coming here — but definitely NOT the deciding fac tor. There were several factors in my decision. The most impor tant was my experience during my thre^day visit to Charlotte last April. Fitst impressions are important and mine were all positive. I felt immediately that it was exactly the type of teaching situation I was searching for. My first impressions have proven to be accurate. I am con- stantly thrilled by the relationship I have with the kids. The staff and parents couldn’t be more supportive. I have the fireedom to teach the way I feel I should, in a relaxed, creative, PRODUCTIVE at mosphere. Although these things are necessary to produc tive teaching and learning, they are rarely present in most ^chools. , . , There isiL^ery special feeling in the building on Sardis Lane, but I hope the key word for the future is growth. The plans fora centrally located complex for the temples, the JCC and the school are full of promise. I can’t think of a better time to have -gotten involved with (Charlotte. New York is a won drous place to live, but the poten tial for growth here is much greater, and I think I’d like to be a part of that growth. TEL AVIV (JTA) — Bank Hapoalim announced it has opened a banking house in Montevideo, Uruguay. It will be officially known as Hapoalim (Latin America) Casa ^ncaria' S.A. and is a sub sidiary of Bank Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd. It will service clients in Uruguay and will promote business in South America. The bank ing house will be significant in the expansion of trade between Israel, Switzerland and Latin America. QREENSPON AND ASSOCIATES, INC. Uf« ImurwiM PiMNiing Qioup Inaurano* STAN QREENSPON DAN COBLENZ PMUkm Plana •iMifMM Irwurano* SCOTT SWIMMER HARRY SWIMMER PHONE 376-7434 Greetings and best wishes for health and happiness in the new year ADO-iT-MGHTUNE OFPRODUCTS FORDO-n YOURSELFERS. AVAILABLE AT YOUR FAVORITE AUTOMOTIVE PARTS HOUSE. GUNK ^ \'^OCLEAI»*y ►OKI IMW m

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