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The Charlotte Jewish NEWS Address Correction Requested Non-Profit Organization BULK RATE U.S. Postage PAID Charlotte, N.C. Permit No. 1208 Vol. 4 No. 2 Charlotte, N.C. February 1982 Tu B^Shvat Celebration The Foundation will be holding its first community event on the Providence Road side of the Pro ject site, and you are urged to at tend. It will be in commoration of Tu B’Shvat (Jewish Arbor Day) on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Tu B’Shvat is a time for renewal and a time for beginning. The highlight of the brief program will be the planting of two fig trees at the front of the property. Between the trees will be the location for the eventual sign identifying the Pro ject. We hope to have a sign which will incorporate a living grape vine thus reminding us of the Biblical lesson: “Everyone neath their vine and fig tree shall live in peace, and none shall make them afraid." (Isaah) All our religious school children will be joining us. We do hope your family will participate in this memorable first event. Rain/Snow date is February 14. Schedule of Events 11-11:15 a.m. Arrival on the Foun dation site with parking arranged along Providence Road. 1. Children attending Temple Israel will be picked up early by parents and brought to the site. 2. First session children at Tem ple Beth El will be brought by bus to the site. Parents should meet them there at 11:15, attend the pro gram and then take first session children home. 3. Second session Beth El students will be brought to the site by parents. Parents should remain. Children, following the program. will go to Beth El by bus and be picked up there, as usual, by parents at the regular time. 4. Those children who attend the Academy, Temple Israel Hebrew School (but not on Sunday) and those who attend Beth Shalom are invited and encouraged, to come with their parents to the program. 11:15 a.m. Welcome and remarks by the Rabbis. 11:30 a.m. Planting of the two fig trees. All those present arie invited to add soil to the planting of the trees. 11:45 a.m. Departure. Super Sunday ON SUPER SUNDAY 51 VOLUNTEERS COMPLETED 683 CALLS. THE GRAND TOTAL RAISED WAS $44,632.50! THIS FIGURE REPRESENTS AN INCREASE OF $11,700 OVER LAST YEAR FROM THE SAME CONTRIBUTORS. PICTURED ABOVE ARE SUPER SUNDAY COCHAIRPERSON, STU SCHWARTZ CONGRATULATING VOLUNTEER MIKE SCHREIBMAN WHO OBTAINED THE LARGEST SINGLE PLEDGE. ALSO SHOWN IS PHYLLIS (MRS. STU) SCHWARTZ WHO DELIVERED DINNER FOR THE WORKERS. “Hold Onto Your Shoes — It*s The KlezmorUn, Temple Israel Plans Special Weekend The first Ben Adam or Mensch Award sponsored by Temple Israel will be . presented on Friday even ing. February 19 at Shabbat services. The entire com munity is invited to join in on this occasion; a beautiful O'neg Shabbat will be held directly after services. The Saturday night dinner has been cancelled. Coming in April Special Edition r~ In The News Acad«myNews p. 5 Book Review p. 10 Bulletin Board p. 14 Calendar p. 16 Candlelii^ting p. 2 CltMified Adt p. 16 Editorials p. 2 FortheR«cord p. 3 LubavitcherRebbe ..p. 2 Random Thoughts... p. 3 Thif’nThat p. 5 World Beat p. 4 Super Sunday Review ... p«o«i Federation News Paget The Klezmorim, a musical group which plays a special kind of Jewish music that dates back to Eastern Europe of the 16th century, will be appearing at Spirit Square on April 18 at 8:15 p.m. This performance will be sponsored through the cooperation of Temple Beth El, Temple Beth Shalom, Temple Israel, Federation, JCC and the Hebrew Academy. The $7 tickets may be obtained at any of the Temples, the Academy or the JCC. Sergei Prokofiev, New Orleans Jazz, Kurt Weill, Benny Goodman, George Gershwin and Betty Boop soundtracks have one thing in common — all were in fluenced by klezmer music. A Yiddish folk tradition which flourished for cen turies throughout Eastern Europe, klezmer music was renowned for its unorthodox tonalities, complex ornamen tation, and wildly interlock ing rhythms. Immigrant musicians brought klezmer music to the New World at the turn of the century where it exchanged influences with ragtime and vaudeville to become an important historical component of American jazz and popular music. Klezmer music — it’s been underground for 50 years. Now it’s back! Though often unschooled, the klezmorim frequently reached extraordinary heights of virtuosity. These musicians, making music on whatever battered in struments they could get hold of, travelled from town to town entertaining at cabarets, weddings, fairs and festivals. Serving as a cultural bridge between the ghetto and the world outside. they amalgamated the tunes collected on their travels into their own distinctive musical idiom. Wedded to Yiddish folk tunes and Jewish can- torial tradition are waltzes from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, military marches from the Czar’s army band, and rhapsodic solo im provisations inspired by Gypsy fiddlers whom the klezmorim met in their travels. Klezmorim played by ear, passing, down modes and melodies from generation to generation. It is not surpris ing that they seldom wrote down their tunes - conven tional musical notation can not do justice to the unor thodox tonalities, complex ornamentations and crazily- interlocking rhythms of klezmer music. (Continued on Page 13) Project Update In December of 1980, the Foundation Board retained architects to prepare possi ble site plans. At the same time, the Board became aware that, in addition to the Beth El property 124 acres) and the 17 adjoining acres being donated by a group of Jewish businessmen, an ad jacent parcel of 13 acres might Tje available ^or pur chase. The architects were asked to include this additional 13 acres in their considerations. They did so, and they reported to the Board that, in their opinion, this additioal land was essential in order to fulfill the needs of the Pro ject at the most reasonable cost for construction. The Board accepted the ar chitects’ report and authoriz ed them to draw up the site plan to include the 13 acres. At the same time, the Board began negotiations to obtain this land. Of necessity, these negotiations had to be con ducted as unobtrusively as possible. In September, your reac tions told the Board how pleased you were with the ar chitects’ preliminary site plan which included this ad ditional acreage. Negotiations have been successfully completed and the Foundation has purchas ed the property from Dr. B. W. Armstrong, prominent Charlotte physician and founder of the Charlotte Eye, Ear and throat Hospital. Included on this land area is a small lake and the doctor's home. Our most recent ac- (Continued on Page 5) 366-0358 is the number for Federation Social Services Jewish News

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