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

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Winner of Six l^r Awards 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. 3 Charlotte, North Carolina March, 1987 Federation Hosts ^^Thank You^’ Celebration To show its appreciation to all the individual donors to the FEDERATION/UJA ’87 CAMPAIGN, the Federation is holding a “Thank You” Celebration on Saturday even ing, March 28 at Shalom Park. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with a champagne recep tion for the more than 100 men and women who, as volunteer workers, contributed their time and skills as well as their dollars to make the ’87 Cam paign successful. At 8 p.m., in Gorelick Hall, the attending donors will be treated to an upbeat evening of excitement and music featuring a concert by “Gemini”. “Gemini” is the performing name of twin brothers born in Budapest, who emigrated with their parents (their father is a cantor) to Israel and then to the United States. Their concert spotlights two vibrant voices in harmony smd extraordinary musicianship using a stage full of in struments. Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits play their own com positions, as well as music from around the world, in per formances that give voice to the full range of human feeling and experience. The brothers take such obvious delight in making and sharing this rich variety of music with their au diences that an evening with them is guaranteed to be a memorable and exhilarating event. The program and concert will be followed by dessert and coffee. Hadassah Directory Celebrates 30th Year Recognize these names? ... Libby Hirsch, Rose Weisman, Sylvia Speizman, Sheila Fisher, Elizabeth Klein, Trudy Packard, Gail Green, Berta Kaplan, Shila Elden ... Can you guess what they all have in common? Each one some time over the last 30 years has served as editor of the phone book of the Charlotte Jewish community, better known as the “Hadassah Directory.” For 30 years this March, members of the Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah have worked hundreds of hours without the help of “state of the art” machinery such as computers and electric typewriters to publish the directory. Beginning in 1957, under the leadership of then President Ethel Firestone, the first directory came about. It was dedicated to Martha Evans, Charlotte’s first woman Mayor Pro Tem who also later served as a member of the North Carolina legislature. Returning from a trip to Israel in 1956, Martha came home to Charlotte to tell the story she saw. “Through radio, television, and personal addresses, she told the dramatic story of modern Israel’s deep desire for in dependence, for security and for peace.” the 1957 directory reads. In fact, the profits from the Directory, thousands of dollars over the last 30 years, have been sent directly to help build and maintain the Hadassah Hebrew University Dlr«etory Staff: Seated (L to R) — Judie Van Glish, Arlene Karp, Jill Newman, Barbara Levin; standing (L to R) — Barbie Weiner, Margie Rolnick, Joyce Levenstein. Not Pictured — Rebecca Stewart, Frances Lyons, Rhoda Radowitz. Medical Center in Israel, Hadassah’s major fundraising project. Today, the Medical Center is the largest hospital in the Middle East serving both the Jewish and Arab population. Charlotte Hadassah mem bers continue to spend many volunteer hours soliciting ads, designing the pages, proofing the copy, making changes in addresses and phone numbers and recruiting patrons. Accor ding to Barbara Levin: “Most people do not realize the amount of work that goes in to this project. We are so for tunate to have such dedicated volunteers and so many sup portive advertisers.” Barbara Levin and Jill Newman are the co-editors of the 1987 30th Edition of the Hadassah Directory which In The News Acadomy 5 Calendar 15 Classifieds 15 Editorials 2 Family Servicaa 4 JCC 8-9 Lubaviteh 11 Organizations 12-13 Recipes 15 Temples 12 This 'n That 6 World Beat 3 Faaturea Shalom Park Art 10 Helms: the J's Bridge Pro 14 will be off the press this month. Copies at $7 each will be on sale at both Temples and at Shalom Park. Editor Jill Newman has an nounced that for the first time Hadassah will be supplying free directories to Shalom Y’aU for each new -family that moves to the Charlotte area during the year. Hadassah president Marcia Simon observes, “what better service can our organization render the community than to welcome our newcomers with this helpful publication. We are very pleased to be able to make this special gift.” Special Festivity Planned The Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah and the Dorothy Guttman Group of Hadassah will join together to celebrate the 30th edition of the Hadassah Directory and 30 years of service to the Jewish conmiunity. Please join us for this special occasion as we honor all of our Directory editors and those members who have been in volved throughout the years. We will meet for the festivities on Wed., March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Berta Kaplan, 3622 Knapdale Lane. RSVP: Linda Segal, 372-6157. % Gemini-Sandor & Laszlo Slomovits SEATING IS LIMITED to the capacity of Gorelick Hall. Each and every donor to the FEDERATION/UJA ’87 CAMPAIGN is entitled to one (1) complimentary ticket of admission. Tickets can only be obtain ed by coming, in person, to the Federation office in Shalom Park. Tickets cannot be reserved by phone or by mail. Where both husband and wife are contributors, one spouse may pick up both tickets. JCC To Hold Purim Ball A masquerade ball is scheduled at the Jewish Com munity Center on Saturday night, March 7 to celebrate the festive Jewish holiday of Purim. Partygoers are encouraged to wear costumes or masks, but they are optional. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes and masks. The 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. gala will include a late night breakfast and cash bar. Enter tainment will be provided by T.J. of Hit Attractions, a well known disc jockey in the Charlotte area. Party tickets cost $12.50 per person/M and $15 per per- son/NM. Advance reserva tions will be required and can be made by calling the J at 366-5007. Federation Offers Scholarships To Israel For Teens Rising high school juniors and seniors, planning to or interested in participating in programs in Israel this sum mer or fall, are invited to app ly for scholarship assistance from the Charlotte Jewish Federation. The application deadline is April I. An allocation from the 1987 Campaipi of $2000 has been set aside to provide scholarships in amounts from $500-$1000. The scho larships will be awarded primarily on merit, based on the applicant’s background, achievements and motiva tions. These will be measured by the responses to the ques tions on the application as well as personal interviews by the Selection Committee. Applications may be ob- taii^ by calling t)^ Federa tion office (366-5007). In order to be eligible for a Fed^tion Scholarship the applicant must: 1) Be a riang jaxdor or sanior in a second ary school in ti^ Chiffiotte area served by the local Jewish institutions and organizations. 2) Have resid ed in the Charlotte area one (1) fuU school year prior to departure. 3) Remain in the Charlotte area for at least one (1) year after return. 4) Plan to participate in a cultural, fratemal/sororal, religious or educational pro gram in Israel of six (6) weeks or more. 5) Share experi ences, upon return, with the Federation Board and other groups. 6) Reside with a fami ly who are members of the Federation (membership is defined as contributing to the most recent — ’87 Campaign). Larry Gerber, Chair of the Committee which developed the guidelines for the scholar ships, said, “We believe that helping deserving teens ex perience Israel first-hand is a way of rasuring future ties between Israel and the American Jewish conmiun- itv.” ,

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