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The Charlotte Jewish news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 19??-current, February 01, 1987, Image 1

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SUPER SUNDAY Pages 10*11 Address Correction Requested Non-Profit Organization BULK RATE U.S. Postage PAID Charlotte, N.C. Permit No. 1208 The Charlotte ‘TEWISH =NEWS Vol. 9 No. 2 Charlotte, North Carolina February, 1987 Animal Federation Meeting; Officers and Board of Directors Are Elected At the annual meeting of the Charlotte Jewish Federation on Jan. 19, Ron Katz was elected president for a second year. Joining him as officers for another year were: Mrs. Bobbi Bernstein, first vice president; Emily Zimmern and Dr. Paul Putterman, vice presidents; Vicki Hopkins, secretary; and Larry Gerber, treasurer. Elected to the Board of Directors for three-year-terms were: Hsirry Berzack, Herman Blumenthal, Simon Estroff, Phil Joffe, Richard A. Klein, Abe Luski, Bennett Lyons, Wendy Rosen, Mike Simon and Aaron Gleiberman. The year of 1986 was a year of great growth and develop ment for the Federation. The move into Shalom Park meant major adjustments and changes in administrative staff assignments. The 1986 Campaign was the first in the history of the Federation to raise over $1 million. The 1987 Campaign faced even a greater challenge. It was charg^ with raising the dollars needed to support the first full year of operation in Shalom Park for all the major recipients. It set a goal in excess of $1.2 million. New programs and ideas were created which greatly enhanced the overall Jewish community. As a result of a Federation study of Jews not affiliated with temples, the temples offered 6 months of free membership to all unaf filiated from January to June of 1986. Some 70 families and singles accepted the offer and 50 of those chose to become full members of a temple for the 1986*87 membership year. Shalom Y’all the new* comer’s welcoming service sponsored by Women’s Divi sion, expanded its activities and programs to weekly daytime meetings and mon thly evening meetings, in ad dition to quarterly socials. The emphasis was placed on building a support system for new arrivals and helping them integrate into the existing organizations and institutions. In campaigning, a new Marketing Committee created and implemented a mailing campaign which included special sections in The Charlotte Jewish News, post cards and personal letters. On Super Sunday, the success of their efforts was shown as 320 new pledges were recwded as part of an all-time high of $65,000. The year-round efforts of the Marketing Committee will continue on into 1987 as will the work of Shalom Y’all. The latter is planning two new pro jects. The first will be to brighten the first Shabbat for new arrivals with a “Shabbat Shalom Y’all” basket. The se cond project involves contac* ting newcomers personsdly to obtain the kind of demographic data and infor mation about their personal in terests which will then be given to the institutions and organizations to assist them in outreach. A major program in 1987 for the Federation is the Leader ship Development Program for the Charlotte Jewish com munity. This 18-month under taking brings together couples and individuals nominated for their leadership abilities by the presidents of the institu tions and organizations. Together they will learn about Judaism, the Jewish com munity locally and nationally and about Israel. They will serve as participsmt observers on institution and organiza tion boards and committees, and they will travel together to Israel in March of 1988. All of this is coupled with the ongoing work of Women’s Division, the Community Relations Committee, the new ly established Jewish Com munity Fund, Jewish Family Services, Missions Committee, Outreach, and Jewish Educa tion. The results continue to assure the total community of a planned and positive future through the efforts of the Charlotte Jewish Federation. In The News- Academy .4 Lubavitch 15 Book Reviews 17 Organizations 18 Calendar ?0 Recipes 19 Editorials ? Temples 16 Family Services 14 This 'n That ,17 Federation 6 Women's Division...8*9 JCC 12-13 World Beat ..3 Super Sunday 10-11 Volunteer of Month.. Shalom Park Art .7 Bienstock Announces Tliat He Is Not Renewing Contract By Rita Mond It has now been made of ficial that Marvin Bienstock will not be serving as Ex ecutive Director of the Charlotte Jewish Federation after his present contract ex pires. The following letter was submitted to Ron Katz, presi dent of the Charlotte Jewish Federation: Dear Ron, For the past eleven and a half years, I have enjoyed a unique partnership with the Charlotte Jewish community. Together we have created a JCC, a multifaceted Federa tion, a Foundation, Jewish Family Services, the Jewish Community Fund and, of course, Shalom Park. Charlotte has become a model for the national Jewish com munity — a role it richly deserves. The next years will be a time of consolidation as the Temples are built and as the institutions of Shalom Park build a programmatic and financial base to ensure their continuation. This year, 1987, is a pivotal time for change between the creativity which was so necessary and the stability which is now essential. The marked increase of the FEDERATION/UJA '87 Campaign is a good sign of the ability of the community to achieve a solid position. Just as '87 is pivotal for the community, it is also a key year for me to assess my career. It is my considered opi nion that my greatest strengths lie in creativity and community organization. These areas motivate me to my best and most productive efforts. As proud as I am of what we have accomplished, I feel the time has come for me to seek new challenges. As a conse quence, I will not be available to discuss renewal of my pre sent contract which expires on June 30, 1987. In these next months, as we wind down our partnership, I want to offer every assistance in finding a new director for At the White House: A group of Lubavitch Rabbis met with President Ronald Reagan during Chanukah and presented him with a Chanukah menorah for his oval office. Shaking hands with him is Rabbi Yossi Groner of Charlotte. photo/Bill Fitz-Patrick The White House Marvin Bienstock the Federation. It is my fondest wish that the Federation and the entire Jewish community continue to go from strength to strength. Sincerely, Marvin Bienstock Marvin’s absence will leave a tremendous void, not only in the Jewish community, but in the entire Charlotte communi ty. In 1981 when he assumed the added position of Director of the Community Foundation Project (now known as the Foundation of the Charlotte Jewish Community, Inc.), we wrote about him as being the “Wearer of Many Hats — Man of Many Talents.” Never a truer statement was ever made! For the first six years of his being in Charlotte, he served not only as Federation Director, but as Director of the Jewish Community Center. In Aug. 1981, he resigned as JCC Director to be involved with the Foundation. The Charlotte Jewish News came to be because of Marvin. He was highly receptive to the concept that the Jewish com munity needed a paper that could reach out to everyone; it was a means of consolidating the news from many institu tions and saving much money by eliminating duplication of maihngs, etc. Throughout the existence of the paper, Marvin has been like a right arm to me, not only with his support, but with the many hours he has put into writing the See BIENSTOCK page 6 Yad Vashem Additions Memorialize Children, Communities By David Landau (JTA) A massive hall of haunting lights and mirrors, and a silent, artificial valley are two striking projects now under construction within the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial site. Together they will add a major new dimension to Yad Vashem for the hundreds of thousands of Israelis and foreign tourists who visit the unique and dignified memorial each year. The chamber of mirrors is an underground hall situated just east of the main buildings. It is the concept of world- renowned Israeli*Canadian ar chitect Moshe Safdie, who has become the foremost planner, architect and executor of massive projects in modem day Jerusilem. Indeed, some observers, not altogether in jest, have com pared Safdie to Herod the Great in terms of imbuing the city with lasting new form. Safdie recently unveiled the first stage of the new Hebrew Union College campus on King David Street, itself a mam* moth project, and that is ultimately to be encompassed by Safdie’s grandly planned complete revamping of the en tire area stretching from the Jaffa Gate of the Old City to the King David Hotel in the newer section. See Y’AD VASHEM page 14

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