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The Charlotte Jewish news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 19??-current, August 01, 1983, Image 1

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Address Correction Requested Congratulations - JCC Swim Team sm p. 7 Non*Profit Organization BULK RATE U.S. Postage PAID Charlotte, N.C. Permit No. 1208 The Charlotte DEWISH TIEWS V0I.6NO.7 Chariott*, North Carolina August, 1983 Federation Puts Emphasis On Fail For *84 Campaign By Marvin Bienstock 1984-The MILLION DOLLAR YEAR! That’s the pledge made by the three campaign chairper sons for the 1984 Federa- tion/UJA campaign. When Stan Greenspon, Major Gifts chairman for men’s campaign; Ron Katz, General Men’s Campaign chairman; and Bobbi Berns tein, General Campaign chairman for Women’s Divi sion, make such a pledge they have the track record to back it up. After a number of years of a campaign hovering around six hundred thousand dollars, this (fedicated trio promised a two campaign move to a million dollars. The first half of the promise, to reach $800,000 in 1983, stands almost totally fulfill ed as of this issue of the paper. All three attribute the 1983 success to a combination of outstanding campaign workers and a community which understands Jewish needs and is willing to back their understanding with dollars. a team of national Jewish leadership coupled with outstanding Israeli leader ship. Key major givers will be invited to come and m^t Super Sunday, the one day telephone campaign reaching out to more than 1,000 members of the Charlotte Jewish community, has CampMign chain Staa Greenapon, Ron Katz and Bobbi Bematein celebrating $750,000 mark of campaign. “We are focusing on a fall campaign,” says Greenspon who will again chair Men’s Major Gifts. “We will begin the campaign on Tuesday, September 13, between the high holidays, with a FLY- IN for major givers. This in novation will bring to Charlotte for the second year with the team to discuss the issues of the campaign and to make their 1984 pledges.” The FLY-IN concept will be repeated for other groups including the medical profes sion who conducted an ex tremely successful FLY-IN last year. traditionally been conducted in January. However, the campaign committee was so pleased by the number of Super Sunday donors vrho immediately sent in their pledge payment that the decision has been made to hold Super Sunday on December 4 in order to give contributors the advantage of taking their contributions as tax deductions for 1983. “Holding Super Sunday on December 4 will coincide with Hanukah, ” says Bobbi Bernstein. “It is very fitting because Hanukah is recognized by all of us as a time for giving of ourselves to others.” Men's Major Gifts Dinner On Sunday December 11 Men’s Major Gifts Dinner for contributors of $3,000 and over will be held Sunday, December 11, in the new din ing facilities of the Sheraton Plaza. Arrangements are now be ing concluded for a national ly recognized personality to be the speaker at both the dinner and at a public meeting to be held im mediately following the din ner in one of the new Sheraton ballrooms. (Continued on Page 13) Jewish Social Services To Cliange Director L. Louis Albert has resign ed his position as Director of Jewish Social Services and has moved to Toledo, Ohio, where he will be the Director of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service in that ci ty. Mr. Albert was in Charlotte for three years and was instrumental in establishing the very fine Social Services program that now exists as part of the Jewish Federation. Mr. Albert was originally hired to provide services to the elderly and meet the voca tional needs of the communi ty. Under his guidance, the program expanded to include a full range of social work services. His staff included a part-time vocational counselor, Jan Willett, and a part-time secretary, Goldie Weinreb. Mr. Albert wrote a mon thly column in the Charlotte Jewish News, served on the board of Shepherd’s Center, participated in the Round table for Service Providers for Senior Citizens, and maintained contacts in the general Charlotte communi ty. A search for a new Direc tor of Social Services has resulted in the hiring of Mr. Nathaniel Greenwood. Mr. Greenwood received his undergraduate degree from John Hopkins University and his M.S.W. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Mr. Greenwood is fluent in both French and Hebrew. He has taught in Israel and has had extensive experience in both the clinical and ad ministrative areas of Social Work. His speciality lies in the area of family and mar riage counseling along with a recent focus on service to the elderly. Mr. Greenwood comes to us from Jacksonville, Florida, where he has been the Assistant Director of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service. He and his wife have three children. He will be assuming his duties here August 1. In The News Together We Are, Academy News p. 6 Bar/Bat Mitcvahs ... p. IS Book Review p. 11 Bulletin Board p. 14 Calendar p> IS Classified P 16 Editorials p. S Working Women Federation p. 8-9 Focus on larael p. S JCC p. 7 Job Bank p. 10 Labavitcher Rebbe .. p. S This *n That p. 6 World Beat p. 4 p. 8 JCC Seeks New Director By Harold Josephson President Ben Jaffa Jr. is heading a search committee to find a new executive director for the Jewish Community Center of Charlotte. Harold Cohen, who served as ex ecutive director from July, 1981, resigned following a special Board of Directors meeting on June 20. Other members of the search com mittee are Robert Abel, Paula Musler, Miles Levine, Lynn Sheffer and Harold Josephson. Two candidates have been brought to Charlotte for interviews and the committee expects to make its recommendation to the Board in the near future. In the interim, the respon sibilities for running the day-to-day operation of the Center has fallen to Cary Bernstein, the senior prc>- gram director, and to Mary Hogan, administrative assis tant. They have been assisted by Jim Oddo, who has taken full respon sibilities for the pools, Abby Hoffman, director of adult activities, and Lisa Teitelzweig, the Center’s receptionist-secretary. Despite the lack of an ex ecutive director, the JCC has been running very smoothly: Day Camp has been a great success; athletic activities, including softball and ten nis, have been providing (Continued on Page 15) Community Project Begins Program Planning Process By Marvin Bienstock “A lot of exciting ques tions need to be asked and answered in the next 18 mon ths,” said Harry Lerner, Chairman of the Federation Long Range Planning Com mittee. Mr. Lerner was reacting to the day-long visit of Dr. Gary Tobin, urban sociologist from Washington University in St. Louis. On June 21, Dr. Tobin spent the day in Charlotte meeting with representatives from all the institutions participating in the Community Project. “Now that you have almost accomplished your community goal of being able to build the best possi ble facilities, it is time to turn the attention of the com munity to the programs and to the needs of the people who will be using those facilities.” More than 50 people par ticipated in the various segments of the day-long visit. From the many issues raised by Dr. Tobin, based on his numerous studies of other Jewish communities, were the following: 1. The concerns and needs of the Jewish community are no longer homogeneous. The community contains many segments with different in terests, backgrounds and needs. The leaders of the in stitutions and the project should gather the facts at^ut Dr. Gary Tobin these subgroups through face to face contact and to in volve these groups in plann ing how the facilities will be used. 2. Among the many subgroups, three stand out. These are older, singles and working women. These groups deserve special and particular attention because they are growing in size and represent new issues and concerns for the Charlotte Jewish community. 3. Planning and even the beginning of the programs must come before the doors open. The grand opening must be the culmination not the start of the planning pro cess. 4. Having excellent facilities will be marvelous for the Jewish community as individuals. What happens inside those facilities must be planned to be marvelous for Judaism. In working together the institutions are (Continued on Page 12)

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