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The Charlotte Jewish news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 19??-current, August 01, 1988, Image 5

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Page 5-THE NEWS-August, 1988 ^ Jewish Family Services Thoughts from Adrienne By Adrienne Rosenberg, JFS Director Applause Goes to Our “Angels” Jewish Family Services, a branch of the Charlotte Jewish Federation, is an agency man dated to improve the quality of life for Jewish individuals and their families. This is ac complished in many ways from counseling to financial assistance, to making refer rals, to preventive program ming, to advocacy, and especi ally to ensuring that people feel part of the community. This is accomplished through the combined efforts of staff, volunteers and community leadership, both on a profes sional and lay level. With a desire to carry out our mandate in a year of budgetary constraint, Jewish Family Services wanted to be committed to not cutting back on programming or counsel ing. The need is there, but the money was limited. Thus, we decided for the first time to do what most Jewish Family Ser vices agencies all over the country do — institute a “Friends of the Agency Cam paign.” This money would not go into the every day expenses of running the agency (staff salaries, building rent, office supplies, telephone bill, etc.) but would be earmarked to the programming area. This is an area not able to be totally sup ported by our Federation al location or the fees collected by this agency. I am pleased to announce the results of this campai^ and the ways the money will be earmarked. We had set a goal of $5000; the response was magnificent. We had donations sent from $5 to $400. We achieved more than our goal in a six-week period. I am impressed by the number of persons who are so suppor- OWNED BY GARY & MAXINE SILVERSTEIN tive of our services and our mandate to improve the quali ty of life for fellow Jews. To all of you, who became a “Friend of Jewish Family Ser vices,” your combined monies have helped metke the foUow- ing programming areas possi ble: (1) For the first time, the three agency task forces will have budget lines. These three task forces provide informa tion, referral and program ming in the areas of interfaith families, the physicaUy dis abled, and substance abuse. As part of this, you will next be seeing a community survey from the substance abuse task force. (2) The public relations sub committee can begin to imple ment its growing awareness that we need to continue to educate people about the ser vices of Jewish Family Ser vices. (3) In the fall, there will be a series of Jewish Family Life Education groups, cospon sored by the Jewish Commu nity Center, and using Jewish professionals from the general conmiunity. (4) A Jewish Family Ser vices committee retreat is planned with a professional brought in from the National Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies to upgrade the skills and know ledge of committee members as we continue to serve the Cheu’lotte Jewish community. (5) All clients, with a very few exceptions, are charged fees for our counseling ser vices. We have a sliding fee scale and take insurance pay ments wherever possible. But our clients do not fully support the counseling areas, our largest programming area. Therefore, this Friends Cam paign wiU be of assistance. (6) Information and Refer ral, assistance to seniors, stu dent loans, and financial screening and assistance cem be better continued. These eireas have no expectations for fees for services, although we request donations when possi ble. (7) Grant and development expenses can be expanded. (8) And, finally, to those who chose to put their monies into the restricted donation fund, the monies will be used for emergency needs for people need^g financial assistance. Thank you for becoming a “Friend of Jewish Family Ser vices.” Your confidence in us and our mandate is gratifying. “Thou shalt open thy hand wide unto thy brother, to the poor, and to thy need in the land.” (Deut. 15:11) Thank You Pat and Aubrey Tomkin, newcomers to Charlotte, wish to thank the Jewish community for their support, visits and good wishes during Pat’s recent stay at Presbyterian Hospital. We think you are a wonderful community and we’re very happy to be a part of you. TRAVELS Ask Mr. Foster Travel service Since 1888 ••CHARLOTTE’S FULL SERVICE TRA VEL AGENCY' • FOREIGN & DOMESTIC • CRUISE AND VACATION BOOKINGS • CORPORATE & INCENTIVE TRAVEL • COMPLETELY COMPUTERIZED • TICKET OUTLETS FOR ALL MAJOR AIRLINES DOWNTOWN 333-1511 CHARLOTTE PLAZA HATTHEWS 847-1542 600 WATTHEWS^WT HEL CRUISE CRUISK SPCCIALISTS 372-0646 SOUTH PARK 366-8315 6525 MORRISON BLVD. UNIVERSITY PLACE! 547-1240 Once again I would like to applaud the following organi zations and persons who go the extra mile to see that fellow Jews in need are better served: • All those anonymous givers who donate money to our restricted donation fund. This fund is used when needs arise for extra food or emer gencies. • B’nai B’rith Men who sponsor a Jewish Big Brothers program for boys of single parents whose fathers do not live in Charlotte. • Ch2u*lotte Chapter B’nsd B’rith Women who visit those Jewish persons in non-Jewish nursing homes in the area. • The Ceiring Committees of Temple Beth El V’Shalom and Temple Israel who visit and provide assistance for the shut-ins. • Lorrie Colish and Ruth Richardson who donate secre- teirial time to our office. • Rabbi Israel Gerber for heading up our Chaplaincy program. • HaLailah Chapter of B’nai B’rith Women who sponsor a foster family and provide Holi day Baskets. • The 15 members of our Jewish Family Services Com mittee. • The Men’s Club of Temple Beth El V’Shalom for provid ing food coupons. • Temple Israel Sisterhood for helping to sponsor a foster family. If you or your organization would like to help others in need, please caU our agency at 364-6594. We are seeking someone to help pay for glasses for a senior and for a good double bed with mattress and box springs among other needs. It’s wonderful to live in a caring Jewish community. Second Annual Chai Party Sponsored by Phil Levine Phil’s Deli All Seniors, 62 -f, are invited to attend a Buffet Dinner at Gorelick Hall, Shalom Park, on Sunday, August 7, 5-8 p.m. There will be music and many door prizes. Come and join in the fun! Reservations are a must: call Jane Abel, 366-5007 or Phil Levine, 366-5405. If a ride Is nteded, please let us know and it will be provided. There is no charge for this special evening. 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