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Page 10-THE NEWS-June-July, 1984
Richard A. Klein has been reappointed to the United Jewish
Appeal’s National Young Leadership Cabinet Executive Com
mittee. His Cabinet portfolio will be World Jewry, representing
UJA's Region 3, serving most of the South. Richard was
previously head of the Cabinet’s Judaica Committee. He will
cochair the Southern Regional Mission to Israel, March 3-13,
1985, being responsible for recruiting and organizing the Mis
sion in cities throughout the Southeast, except Florida. UJA
also appointed him to serve as a volunteer UJA representative
Doris (Mrs. Phil) Widis was recently honored by Ivey’s, by be
ing inducted into their Hall-of-Fame of professional Selling Club
members. Doris also has been, for the past eight years, one of
their top 100 producers for the whole Ivey chain, this year be
ing number eight.
Fourteen Charlotte-Mecklenburg students won prizes in the
annual science competition sponsored by the District III
chapter of the N.C. Student Academy of Science. Among them
was Ronald Malin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Malin, a student
at McClintock Junior High. He won the blue award (second
highest) in biological science.
Keely Francis was recognized for her fundraising efforts in
the fourth annual Great National Jewish Read-ln, a contest held
to benefit the Jewish Braille Institute of America Inc. In the
contest, sponsors pledged contributions to the organization,
which provides services for the visually impaired, for each book
read during a four-week period last fall. Keely, who attends Tem
ple Beth El, was one of 72 prize winners from across the country.
Thirty-six rising Juniors and Seniors in Mecklenburg Coun
ty will be attending Governors School (6-week summer school
program for gifted emd talented students at two locations).
Those attending at Laurinburg are: Adam Cohen, son of Ruth
Cohen and Mel Cohen, a rising senior at Eat Mecklenburg High,
in the field of art; Zach Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Col
eman, a rising junior at Myers Park High, in the field of
mathematics. At Winston-Salem: Matthew Kodsi, son of Mr. £md
Mrs. Joe Kodsi, a rising junior at East Mecklenburg High, in
the field of drama.
Dr. Mark Perlin has recently been appointed to the national
MUM committee of the UAHC, which is charged with the
responsibility of assuring that member congregations pay their
fair contributions to the UAHC.
Stephanie (Mrs. Alec) Felder took second place in the Charlotte
Writers Club short-story contest.
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Lisa Perlin, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mark Perlin, has been
inducted into the National Honor Society at East Mecklenburg
High. She was also the ^1 junior at East Meek in scores on the
National Math Exam, scoring in the top 1% of the state.
David Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Martin, an eighth
grader at J.T. Williams Jr. High, topped 800 junior high school
students in the UNCC math competition.
“Honorable Mensch” of this month is Erick Sander. He has
been tutoring illiterates in the community.
Not previously mentioned for making the fall semester dean's
list are: Laurie Behar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A1 Behar, at
Appalachian State U.; Jeffrey Lebold, son of Mrs. Selma Lebold,
at North Carolina State U.
Amy Bernhardt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bernhardt,
a Senior Girl Scout, has been elected to the board of directors
of the Hornet’s Nest Girl Scout Council.
Betsy Polk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Polk, has been
elected president of the Mid-Atlantic Federation of Temple
Youth. MAFTY encompasses the states of N.C., Va., Md., Del.,
and Washington, D.C.
Sandy Hessberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hessberg, was
recently recognized by DECA for her scholastic achievement
and her participation in DECA with a $50 bond.
Daniel Gottlieb is one of two new curators at the Mint Museum
of Art. He’s a painter and photographer with a BFA from State
U. of N. Y. at Buffalo. He comes to Charlotte from San Diego’s
Natural History Museum where he was acting chairman of ex
hibitions. He will be the Curator of Exhibitions at the Mint.
Scott Meltsner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Meltsner, was
elected President of the Student Council of Charlotte Country
Day School. Scott was elected in abstensia when he was in
France on a program called School Year Board.
Walter J. Klein has been elected to four offices in the national
religious conmiunity: President of the Board of Overseers of
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincin
nati; Board of Trustees of The Union of American Hebrew Con
gregations; national Board of Directors of National Conference
of Christians and Jews (new four-year term).
Mark Lewis, son of Betsy Lewis, a sophomore at East
Mecklenburg High School, was a fourth-place award winner in
the national Duracell Scholarship Competition.
He built a device, a “Galium Arsenide Laser,” which could
be used for communications, signalling, simulated weapons
practice and other optical experiments.
The competition was sponsored by Duracell Inc. and endors
ed by the National Science Teachers Association.
His was one of 25 fourth-place awards of a $100 gift
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An Education Fund which
wiU be administered by the
Federation has been establish
ed. The initial gift to the Fund
was given with the avowed
purpose that the resources of
such a Fund “be used to bet
ter educate our conmiunity so
that it might become a
stronger more vital Jewish
community.” The purposes
and uses of the Fund have not
been more fully defined by the
Education Fund Committee.
As the Fund’s resources are
employed and becoming better
known to the conununity, it is
anticipated that these efforts
will be a catalyst for others to
contribute to the Fund.
In the past year, there have
been grants to local Jewish
educators to improve their
knowledge and skills by atten
ding workshops and seminars
out of Charlotte. The video
tape series “Witness to Holo
caust” has been purchased for
the J. Murray Atkins Library
of UNC at Charlotte and will
be used on a regular basis by
faculty such as Dr. Susan Cer-
nyak Spatz. The videotape will
be available not only to all of
the local school systems but
also to any local citizen that
has a UNCC library card.
The Fund might be used in
the future not only to en
courage our Jewish educators
to improve their abilities
through seminars and studies
but Jewish educators, writers
and speakers can be invited to
our community. In the past,
opportunities to bring noted
Jewish spokesmen to the com
munity have failed because of
the lack of funds and the
uncertainty of recouping the
investment necessary to at
tract well-known and well
It is not intended that such
programs would compete with
any existing programs but
rather that they supplement
the existing programs. Signifi
cant benefits to the entire
community could be derived if
such programs were suc
cessful in making our Jewish
residents become more cogni
zant of their Jewish heritage
and hopefully more involved in
the institutions to which they
belong. Those with no affilia
tion may desire to affiliate but
if they choose not to affiliate
with the sponsoring orgemiza-
tion such programming offers
another opportunity to reach
out to those unaffiliated in our
Leadership training can be
enhanced with name per
sonalities if this is what is re
quired to make a leadership
training program more suc
cessful. A successful leader
ship program would be weU
worth the investment to this
It is certainly anticipated
that the success and visibility
of the Fund in future pro
grams will attract additional
support that will be added to
the initial contributions.
If you are interested in ser
ving on the committee and
helping to frame some of the
programs, we would appreci
ate hearing from you. Please
call the Federation and in
dicate your interest.