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The Charlotte Jewish news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 19??-current, April 01, 1988, Image 1

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Hadassah Hosts Southern Seaboard Conference See Page 19 P.O. Box 13369 Charlotte, NC 28211 Address Correction Requested Non-Profit Organization BULK RATE U.S. Postage PAID Charlotte, NC Permit No. 1208 The Charlotte 'TEWISH'NEWS Vol. 10 No. 4 Charlotte, North Carolina April, 1988 LJ Charlotteans Attend UJA Young Leadership Conference By Alan Kronovet Greeted by protesting Pal estinians, 27 members of the Charlotte Jewish community, along with 3000 other Jews from around the country, con verged on the Washington Hilton for the United Jewish Appeal’s 6th Young Leader ship Conference. During the course of the forty-eight hour conference, participants en gaged in discussions with national and international leaders of aU political stripes. The purpose of the conference was to educate those attend ing, to influence our represen tatives in government and to celebrate our Jewishness. From the outset the con ference established a tone of respect for dialogue on the CofiKressman McMillan’s Foreign Policy Aide (L) speaking with Mike Minkin and Shari Simon. Congressman Cass Ballenger meets with Steve Menaker (L) and Bobby Damsky (R). many issues facing American and World Jewry. Groups met to discuss a wide variety of subjects including Church- State Relations, 1988 Presi dential Election, Israel and the United Nations, Soviet Jewry, Gaza and the West Bank, Israel and the Diaspora. Panelists included Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Dan iel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), Wolf Blitzer (reporter for the “Jerusalem Post”), Frank Fahrenkopf (Chairman — Republican National Commit tee) and Paul Kirk (Chairman- Democratic National Commit tee). Conversations were frank and a friendly atmosphere of give and take allowed par ticipants to explore all avenues of inquiry. In addition to our panel discussions with leading politi cians and Jewish intellectuals, we were witness to perhaps the finest array of keynote speakers during every meal. The conference began with an See YOUNG page 6 Federation Honors Workers By Joel Goldnan Jewish Comnmnity Forum Scries; Focus Was on West Bank/Gaza Strip Congressman Alex McMillan addresses group. Seated on left is Ron Katz. In recognition of those individuals who dedicated time and effort to meike the 1988 Campaign a success. Federation Presi dent Bobbi Bernstein hosted an awards presentation dinner at her home the evening of February 15. The evening’s special guest was Congressman Alex McMillan. “Workers’ Recognition Night was dedicated to both the cam paign leaders as well as the individual workers, who truly serve as the backbone of any campaign structure,” stated Mrs. Bern stein. A token of appreciation was given on behalf of the Federa tion to each of the following workers: William Ashendorf Evelyn Berger Sandy Berlin Herman Blumenthal Paul Edelstein Helen Friedman Larry Gerber Rhoda Gleiberman Joel Goldman Ellen Goldstein AUen Gordon Bill Gorelick Renee Gorelick William Grifenhagen Florence Jaffa Henrietta Meltsner James Montag Howard Neumann Baila Pransky John Pransky Sally Schrader Mike Schreibman Ira Schulman Janet Jaffa Maddie Joffe Harold Josephson EUie Katz Pearl Kier Anita Straus-LaRowe Harry Lemer Alvin Levine Miles Levine Sol Levine Beth Linderman Matthew Luftglass Abe Luski Jeffrey Lyons Ben Massachi Sol Shapiro Lynn Sheffer Marc Silverman Rosalind Taranto Peter Telem Elkie Tulman Stan Tulman Rabbi Marc Wilson Barbara Zelickson Whenever Jewish communi ty members share opinions — whether in a restaurant, in the kitchen, newspaper column or a board meeting — points of view always vary. Wednesday evening, March 16 was no dif ferent, when the first in a series of Charlotte Jewish community programs, spon sored by the Conmiunity Rela tions Committee of the Char lotte Jewish Federation, met to discuss the issue “The Crisis in Israel: The West Bank and Gaza Strip — How Do We as Jews in the Di aspora Respond?” The meeting, attended by approximately 200, featured a panel discussion presenting two points of view, which stimulated an emotional and spontaneous audience re sponse. Dr. Harry I. Chernot- sky. Associate Professor of Political Science at UNCC, and Rabbi Israel J. Gerber, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Johnson C. Smith Universi ty, approached the West Bank/Gaza Strip situation from two different perspec tives. The common thread that ran through the presenta tions of both panelists was an unwavering commitment to a strong and secure State of Israel. Yet, their approaches to accomplish this goal and to bring an end to the situation were different. The forum was moderated by Bobbi Bernstein, president of the Charlotte Jewish Fed eration, who set the ground rules for the evening’s ex perience. Each panelist made a brief presentation, setting a vibrant springboard to enter into audience participation. As feelings and thoughts on this most agonizing sitution were expressed, the underlying con cern for Israel’s security emd safety was evident. William Ashendorf and Moses Luski, cochairs of Federation’s Community Rela tions Committee, anchored the meeting and set the stage for a continuing dialogue within the forum structure. For questions regarding fu ture programs in the Jewish Community Forum series,’ please call the Charlotte Jewish Federation, 366-5007. Israel Independence Day “Israel at 40” April 22-24, 1988 S. Friday, April 22 Community-wide Shabbat service at Temple Beth El V'Shaiom Saturday, April 23 ★ Celebrate Israel’s 40th at JCC’s “Life Begins at 40” party: a birthday party and dance at the JCC for the adult community, 8 p.m.-midnight; hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Sunday, April 24 ★ Children’s Art Exhibit honoring Israel’s 40th. ★ Family Maccabi, 1 p.m. — awards and ribbons to all participants. ★ Teen Trip to Israel, 2:30 p.m. — teens sharing with teens their experiences in Israel. Information on scholarship program through Federation will be available. ir Closing Ceremonies at 4 p.m. with helium balloons and singing of the Hatikvah. Lunch wiU be available. ★ Carolina Chamber Players will perform works of con temporary Jewish composers at 7 p.m. See HONORS WORKERS page 7 In The News Art • Book Review 16 Calendar 20 Classifieds 20 Day School 5 Editorials 2 FamNy tervlcos 3 Fodoratlon 6-7 JCC 9-11 Lubavftch 14-15 Organizations 18-19 Recipes 20 Temples 18 This ’n That 13 World Beat 4 Special Feature: Focus on Federation—Part I page 2

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