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— Special Feature — Focus on Federation Part III.. Page 3 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 DEWISH =NEWS Vol. 10 No. 6 Charlotte, North Carolina June/July, 1988 CRC Forum Series Features General Zach William Ashendorf and Moses Luski, cochairmen of Federation’s Community Rela tions Committee (CRC), have announced the second pro gram in the Jewish Communi ty Forum Series. Because of the overwhelming demand and interest in the issue, the pro gram will continue the focus on the current situation in Israel. The topic will be “The Continuing Crisis in Israel: The West Bank and Gaza Strip — Building a Construc tive Dialogue for Peace." The program will be held on Thurs day, June 16 at 8 p.m. at Shalom Park. Admission is free. The keynote speaker will be Brigadier General Freddy Zach, currently the Deputy Coordinator of Government Operations in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza District. He is responsible for the civil affairs in these areas and will discuss his experiences and percep tions of the current situation in these locations. Brigadier General Zach has Brig. Gen. Zach extensive knowledge of the West Bank and Gaza District. From 1963 to 1972, he carried out various command and training jobs, including during the Six-Day War (1967) in the Samaria area. During the Yom Kippur War (1973), he fought in the South Sinai Area. In 1975, he was graduated from Cernyak-Spatz to Participate In International Conferences Dr. Susan Cemyak-Spatz, who recently returned from lecturing at the State Univer sity of New York at Courtland, N.Y. and Converse CoUege in Spartanburg, S.C., has been invited to participate this summer in two very important International Conferences. In June, she wiU be part of a symposium in Vienna, Aus tria. The event, “Life with Austrian Literature. An En counter with American Ger manists of Austria Origin, 1938-1988,” will be held under the auspices of the Austrian Society for Literature as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Austria’s annexation by Hitler’s Ger many. Dr. Cer3niak-Spatz, a faculty member of UNCC, has been chosen as one of twelve American scholars invited by the organizers and will make a presentation referring to her rather unique traumatic ex periences. In July, she will be traveling to England where she will par- Cemyak-Spatz ticipate in “Remembering for the Future,” an International Scholarly Conference to be held at Oxford with the parti cipation of the world’s most re nowned writers and researchers of the Holocaust, such as Elie Wiesel, Yehunda Bauer, Frank LyteU, etc. Dr. Cerayak-Spatz has been specifically invited to this event in order to present her paper, “To Teach a Captive Audience.” In The News Book Review 19 Calendar 20 Day School 7 Editorials 2 Family Sarvlcat 5 Fadaratlon 9 Foundation 10-11 JCC 12-14 Lubavltch 8 Organizations 18 Recipes 20 Temples 16-17 This ’n That 6 World Beat 4 Tel-Aviv University and, upon his request, was appointed to serve the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria. Within his service in the CivU Ad ministration, he fulfilled several important and diver sified tasks, such as: Governor of Jenin District (1977-79), Governor of Hebron District (1979-1981), Governor of Nablus District (1981-83) and Head of Judea and Samaria Civil Administration (1984- 1985). The forum series is designed to promote Jewish conununity discussion, awareness and ac tion, as appropriate, on signifi cant issues facing us as Jews in Charlotte. The first pro gram drew a crowd of over 200 to hear two points of view on the Israel situation. A lively discussion followed the pre sentations, and attendees re quested that the dialogue be continued in future programs. The CRC members urge your attendance at this pro gram, sponsored by the Char lotte Jewish Federation. They also invite your thinking on other issues for discussion in this Community Forum series. Call the Federation office at 366-5007 to offer your sugges tions. The Foundation Elects New Board of Directors The Foundation of the Char lotte Jewish Community held its annual meeting at Shalom Park on May 26 at which time elections were held and the new board for ’88-’89 was in- staUed. The officers for a one year term are: Harry Swim mer, president; Leon Levine, vice president; William Gore- lick, vice president; Harry Lerner, secretary; Shelton Gorelick, treasurer. Serving as directors for a two year term are: Harry Swimmer, Nat Ades, William Gorelick, Dr. Robert Yudell and Abraham Luski. The nominating conmiittee consisted of Mark Bernstein, chair; Bobbi Bernstein, Robert Brodsky, Larry Gerber, Sally Schrader, Judi Strause and Harry Swimmer. Supplement: Salute to the Graduates p. 2-3 JWB Biennial Convention: Meet Me in St. Louis... By Evelyn Berger The Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) Biennial for me was a great success. It started on April 27 when Larry Gerber, Barry Hantman and I boarded an early morning plane for St. Louis and found ourselves in the seats immediately in front of the Norfolk, Va. delegation. Our communication with them started as we hung over seats and blocked the aisle. Before we landed I had a luncheon ap pointment with one of the panelists for a discussion group that I was going to attend. ing the tradition of social and community service. Where is the balance? What happens when we get out of balance? Some of the conclusions and suggestions: Combine the business mind £uid the Jewish heart; remember to provide the highest quality of service to the greatest number of peo ple; bring out the best of a per son’s expertise for progress; perhaps have a dollar item in the budget for a new project each year, one with a Jewish theme, a completely new ven ture; it’s possible to run the Center and recognize human values. In addition, it is impor- (L to R) Larry Gerber, Evelyn Berger, Barry Hantman. The St. Louis JCCA went all out in preparing this conven tion which convened from April 27-May 1. Their hospi tality room was unbelievable... the bagel and cream cheese believable...and everything happened on schedule and without fuss and feathers. Larry and I attended the meeting of intermediate cities presidents. It was interesting to hear that the plans, ac complishments and concerns of those present were not any different than ours. I had the delight of introducing myself to the president of the Wilkes- Barre, Pa. Y and say that I was reared in W-B, only to have her reply, you don’t have to tell me who you are, you look just like your sister. I also found out at this meeting, that we are probably the only Jew ish Community Center in the country not getting funding from United Way. The outstanding speech of the convention was delivered at the opening plenary by Dr. David Hartman, JWB Scholar- in-Residence, Jerusalem. He spoke on “A Community in ^arch of Its Future.” The first forum I attended was “The Challenge of Sup porting the Centers’ Mission” — discussion on the issues of board members trying to run an efficient and effective Center business while continu- tant to advertise our mission... to provide the highest quality of service to the greatest num ber of people. The next forum I attended was “Tell It Like It Is” — ef fective Center public relations. High points were: leam how to project your Center’s image; the reception must be welcom ing and warm at all times as we respond daily to the needs of our Jewish population. There must be sensitivity to aU age levels by staff and lay people; no age group should be left out with a particular em phasis on need; we must main tain close relationships with the Temples. It would be ideal to have a fuU-time person on staff for PR work. Almost all the Js represented at this forum had their membership and PR departments consoli dated. Another program was “So, How are We Doing?” — how lay leaders can evaluate the ef fectiveness of Center pro grams. There is a JWB book let on effectiveness available. Programs must be reassessed constantly; there should be an aimual training program for board members and staff. The main thrust should be that of long-range planning. The Youngstown area, a city simi lar in size to ours, just com- See JWB page 15

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