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The Charlotte Jewish news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 19??-current, February 01, 1986, Image 1

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Address Correction Requested Non-Profit Organization BULK RATE U.S. Postage PAID Charlotte, N.C. Permit No. 1208 The Charlotte 'TEWISH “^NEWS Vol. 8 No. 2 Charlotte, North Carolina February, 1986 Shalom Park Progressing: Buildings Nearing Completion Katz Elected President Of Charlotte Jewish Federation Building progress is rapidly moving toward completion. In addition to the work on the building itself, extensive pro gress has been made on the outdoor facilities, including the soccer field and track, ten nis courts and baseball fields. The furnishings phase has begun with meetings for the various institution represen tatives to review plans for fur niture and equipment. The Special Events Steering Committee, under the chair manship of Alan Blumenthal, has been meeting on a regular basis planning the opening ceremonies and programs. Representation from all the participating institutions has been brought into the plan ning. Participates in Personnel Study For the past three months the Foundation has joined with the Federation and the Jewish Community Center in conducting a study of person nel and staffing patterns need ed at Shalom Park. The study was conducted by an indepen dent consultant hired by the three institutions. The results of that study have now been presented to the boards of the three sponsors as well as to the boards of Temple Israel, Temple Beth El and the Hebrew Academy. With ap proval from these boards, the JCC, Federation and Founda tion will proceed with hiring the staff as recommended by the study. The study also focused on the needs for committees com prised of representatives from the institutions. The purpose of these committees would be to ensure the continuity of the concepts under which Shalom Park was developed. These concepts include preservation of the autonomy of each in stitution while exploring and implementing cooperative ef forts for the maximum benefit of each institution and the community as a whole. Follow- ing approval of this committee structure, appointments wiU be made from the boards and memberships of each of the five institutions. Ron Katz has been elected President of the Charlotte Jewish Federation for 1986. He comes to the position after having served as first Vice President and Campaign Chair for the 1986 Men’s Campaign. Well experienced in Federa tion work, Katz has been on the Board of the Federation for 4 years. He has been exten sively involved in all aspects of campaigning. As a member of the Executive Committee, he has played an active role in shaping the directions Federa tion will take in the coming years. Elected as Vice-Presidents are Bobbi Bernstein, Emily Zimmem and Dr. Paul Putter- man. Mrs. Bernstein has serv ed as Campaign Chair and as President of Women’s Divi sion. She has also served as Chair of the Social Services Committee. Mrs. Zimmem has been cochair of the 1986 Women’s Division Campaign and past Education Chair of Women’s Division. Dr. Putter- man has chaired the Medical Division of the Men’s Cam paign for the past two years. Secretary for 1986 be Vicki Hopkins. Mrs. Hopkins has been Chair of Community Relations, cochair of the 1986 Women’s Division Campedgn, cochair of Missions and a member of the Allocations Committee. Bienstock Honored For lO Years of Service Surpriso, Surprlsol (left upper): Marvin Bienstock, Ex ecutive Director, Charlotte Jewish Federation, walks in for Dec. Federation Meeting, but finds a celebration in progress for his 10 years of service. Stu Epstein, new JCC athletic direc tor, is following him. (Above): Ron Katz (L),presents Marvin (R) with a silver menorah, as Stan Greenspon looks on. Federa tion also gave Marvin a gold chain, which had its significance since he celebrated his big 50 this past year. (Left lower): Richard Klein (L) reading an amusing note to Marvin (R). Ron Katz seems to be enjoying the joke, too. Community Brochure To Be Published A wonderful variety of Jewish educational ex periences have been announc ed for the period of February through June. WhUe the planned classes and programs are sponsored by individual institutions, they are open to participation by everyone in the communi ty, both members and non members. The spjonsors of these ac tivities include Temple Beth El, Temple Israel, Temple Beth Shalom, Lubavitch and the Jewish Community Cen ter. Inside the pages of this issue and future issues of the “CJN” the individual pro grams and classes will be featured in articles and adver tisements. They include Fri day evening lectures, Hebrew classes, cooking classes, study groups in Jewish theology, the Bible, mysticism, and basic Jewish information and know ledge, to name just a few. Holiday workshops offering information and advice on home celebrations for Pass- over and other spring holidays are being planned. Through cooperation of all the sponsors, a brochure, cataloging all the programs, is being prepared for mailing to the entire community. This marks the first time such a combined listing has ever been done. While there has been the brochure for the Joint Adult Institute, the new innovation is to feature the individually sponsored programs and classes on an open enrollment basis. The Joint Adult Institute, which was so successfully held in the past fall season, will return in May and June as the concluding segment in these months focused on enhancing Jewish life and understanding. Responsibility for the JAI has been assumed by the Jewish Community Center and its Adult Program Director, Jackie Fishman. She will plan and coordinate the many and varied classes which will be held in the new Jewish Educa tion and Community Center at Shalom Park. Ron Katz Treasurer is Larry Gerber, cochair of Super Sunday for the past two campaigns. Elected for three-year-terms were Ruth Goldberg, John Pransky, Geri Lit, Allen Gor don, Evelyn Berger, Meg Goldstein, Ira Schulman, Stan Tulman, Ben Massachi and Alan Blumenthal. Elected to fill unexpired terms were Shelton Gorelick and Harry Berzack. At the annual meeting held on January 20, tribute was paid to those leaving office and to those whose terms of service on the board have been completed. Stsm Greenspon was honored as outgoing President. Don Bernstein was honored for chair of Alloca tions £uid Allan Oxman as treasurer. Those completing board terms were Gerald Sinkoe, Judy Strause and Larry Widis. The annu£d meeting also marked the election of a Board of Trustees for the newly created Jewish Community Fund. This fund will offer en dowment and trust oppor tunities for the benefit of a wide range of Jewish and gen eral charities. Full details of the fund, its purposes and its opportunities will be publish ed in an upcoming issue of the “CJN.” Elected as trustees are: Bob Abel, Don Bernstein, Mark Bernstein, Herman Blumen thal, Aaron Gleiberman, Meg Goldstein, Shelton Gorelick, Stan Greenspon, Harry Ler- ner, Alvine Levine, Leon Levine, Abe Luski, Hy Polk, Morris Speizman and Harry Swimmer. In The News Acadomy Nows 5 Bulletin Board 14 Calendar 15 Candlelighting 2 Classifieds 15 Editorials 2 Federation. JCC Lubavitch.. 10 ..9 ..7 Social Services 3 This 'n That 6 World Beat 4 Tomplos prosont spoclal •ducatlonal programs page 13

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