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Page 8-THE NEWS-August, 1988
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Togo, the Ivory Coast £ind
Ghana have asked the Hadas-
sah Medical Organization to
join with them in establishing
cooperative programs for the
treatment of eye disorders.
Hadassah specialists in
Kenya, Malawi, Liberia and
Ethiopia have performed
150,000 eye operations and
helped prevent blindness in
hundreds of thousands of
Africans in similar projects.
AMSTERDAM (JTA) -
Jerusalem Mayor Teddy
Kollek and American busi-
nessmem Armand Hammer
were among four recipients of
the annual Roosevelt Four
Freedoms Award presented in
Middleburg. Mid^eburg, the
capital of the province of
Zeeland, is the ancestral home
of the Roosevelt clan.
PARIS (JTA) — A statue of
Alfred Dreyfus, the Jewish
captain accused of treason and
demoted in 1895 by French
anti-Semitic army officers,
was unveiled in Paris by
Minister of Culture Jack
It is the first statue in
France dedicated to the young
officer who inspired Emile
Zola to write his famous
PARIS (JTA) - Michel
Rocard, a moderate Socialist
supporter of Israel, is France’s
new prime minister. He has
visit^ Israel half a dozen
times and met with many Is
raeli leaders. Israeli officials
believe that he will contribute
to establishing still closer rela
tions between the two coun
Jewish cemetery at Pyskowice
in Poland, not far from Kat-
towice and Auschwitz, will be
Two years ago, visitors from
Holland discovered that
Dutch Jews were buried there.
A foundation was established
to raise the $25,000 necessary
to restore this neglected buri^
place. The restoration will be
completed in September, when
a memorial tablet will be dedi
TEL AVIV (JTA) - The
number of Soviet Jews visit
ing Israel is growing rapidly.
The Soviet policy of allowing
Jewish citizens to visit
relatives in Israel has brought
more than 1,700 Jewish
tourists from the USSR to
Israel in only the first five
months of 1988, compared to
183 in 1987.
NEW YORK (JTA) - A
total of 1,146 Jews left the
Soviet Union in May; of that
total, only 87 proceeded to
Israel. May’s figures are the
highest monthly total since
April, 1981. The number of
Jews who left the Soviet
Union so far this year totals
4,672, of which 613 went to
The Soviets are permitting
even larger numbers of Arme
nians to leava Total Armenian
emigration figures ior the year
are 5,305, of whom 1,501 left
Harvey Sadoff Kathy Ssdoff Paul Rousso
Paul Rousso has been made art director at Shotwell and Part
Mike Scharf has been appointed treasurer of TO LIFE.
Among the new board meml^rs is Faye (Mrs. Robert) Seigel (with
Judy (Mrs. Henry) Goldman, took first place — and the Anne
Newman Memorial silver bowl — in The Charlotte Writers
Club’s statewide poetry contest.
Harvey and Kathy Sadoff are cochairmen of the new Charlotte-
area UNICEF chapter — the first in North Carolina.
Miriam (Mrs. Boruch) Schoenes, Channie (Mrs. Binyomin) Weiss
and Mariashi (Mrs. Yoseph) Groner attended the Lubavitch
Women’s Organization’s 33rd National Convention of N’shei
More College News: Not listed under “The Graduates” in the
last issue of The CJN were Larry Liss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron
Liss who received his degree in Psychology and Religion from
UNC-CH; Rabbi Janet Liss, daughter of Ron Liss, who received
her ordination from HUC JIR in Cincinnati. She will be the
spiritual leader of Temple Beth Am in Tampa, FI. Congratula
tions are also in order to Jeffrey Estroff, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Simon Estroff, who received a BS in Computer Science, magna
cum laude, NC State U. and to Ellen Rothman, daughter of
Sandi Carlish and Mark Rothman, who received her BS in
Criminal Justice from UNCC. Susan Gerson, daughter of Diane
Ganz and Max Gerson, received a BA in History and Social
Thought and Political Economy from U. of Mass. (Amherst).
She was named to Phi Beta Kappa.
David Kirsch, son of Dr. and Mrs. Mark Kirsch, a June
graduate of Charlotte Country Day School, placed 15th in the
state in the State Math Contest, earning him a full tuition
scholarship at Duke University. David took five advanced place
ment courses, including pre-calculus. Among his other recogni
tions were: l^wanee Book Award; Bausch & Lomb Award;
Graduation Marshal. He also won a place in a competitive sum
mer tour, sponsored by the Jewish United Sjniagogue Youth,
in which 60 teenagers from across the U.S. will spend six weeks
in Poland and Israel.
Other students attending Country Day School reaUy did
themselves proud. Kevin Berzack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Berzack, won the National Conference of Christian and Jews
Award, a Class of ’88 Presidential Fitness Award and was a
Graduation Marshal. Rising senior, David Lefkowitz, son of Dr.
and Mrs. David Lefkowitz, received the 11th grade Country
Day Leadership and Service Award. Heather Heiman, also a ris
ing senior and daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jay Jacoby, received
the Harvard Book Award, Chapel Hill Alumni Book Award, the
Ernest B. Wright Award in English and the American History
Award. She also came in 7th in N.C. in French IV in the Na
tional French Exam and served as a Graduation Marshal.
Thirteen works of art by Charlotte Country Day School
students were selected for the annual art competition for high
school students by the U.S. House of Representatives. Among
them were Nina Goldberg (2 works), daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Larry Goldberg, and Carrie Lambert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Patricia Ades, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nat Ades, has been
named a Fellow of the Department of Arts and Sciences at
UNC-CH ($1,000 annual award).
Michael Greenspon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Greenspon,
was named to the Dean's List at Appalachian State U. Arthur
Goodman III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goodman Jr., was
named the outstanding junior history major at Belmont Ab
bey College. Shira Rocklin, daughter of Ms. Marilyn Perlman
and Rabbi Richard Rocklin, and Debra Greenfeld, daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Greenfeld, have been named to the Honor
Roll (B average) at East Carolixia U.
Benjamin Sutker, son of Judy Sutker and Stephen Sutker, is
one of three Chariotteans in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of
Medicine to receive a $3,000 Holdemess Medical FeUowship fw
Soaan Rippy-Frank, a recent graduate of UNCC, was inducted
into UNCC’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi national academic
Buffy Helbein Mariaahi Groner Sophia Geroninus
honorary society. Art Weinstein, son of Mr. & Mrs. Harold
Weinstein, also a recent graduate, was recognized at UNCC’s
Student Media Awards program as the winner of the Writer’s
Award (Forty-Niner Times).
Sharon Elizabeth “Buffy” Helbein, daughter of Susan Helbein
and Richard Helbein, a student at Alexander Graham Junior
High School, has won the National Optimist Oratorical Award.
The $1,500 college scholarship was for her presentation on
“Destiny — Choice, Not Change.”
Herb and David Greenman, sons of Dr. and Mrs. Max Green-
man, who graduated from (barmel Junior High were both re
cipients of Presidential Awards for excellence in academics.
David received certificates of recognition in English and
science and an academic achievement plaque in social studies.
Herb received certificates of recognition in geometry and social
science and a plaque for outstanding achievements in English
and Spanish II. They are both members of the National Junior
Some additional “Reflections” project, a cultural arts pro
gram sponsored by the local PTA Council, winners not previous
ly mentioned were: In Visual Arts, 4-6 grade category — Casey
Neumann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Neumann, a first place.
Casey is a student at Marie G. Davis Elementary. In
Photography, 7-9 grade division, Lori Wittlin, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Myron Wittlin. Lori is a student at Carmel Junior
High. She also won first place in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Poetry Contest. In Music, K-3 category — Rebecca Livert,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Livert, received an Honorable
Mention. Adam Stein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stein, came
in second in the 4-6 grade category. He attends Piedmont Mid
Katherine Courtland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve
Courtland, was one of ten graduating Charlotte-Mecklenburg
high school seniors who received a merit award fi-om the Rotary
Club of Charlotte.
Stephen Schneider, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Schneider, has
been invited to attend the N.C. School of Science and Math in
Durham as a junior this fall. He is also participating in the Sum
mer Ventures program at Appalachian State U. Jodi Wittlin,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Wittlin, has also been accepted
to the N.C. School of Science & Math.
Philip Coblenz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Coblenz, was selected
as a member of “Who’s Who Among American High School
Students.” He is a rising senior at Myers Park High.
Heath Prior, son of Mrs. Merle Prior and foster son of Lloyd
Scher, has been awarded the DAR Citizenship award at McClin-
tock Jr. High. He was also awarded the Science Academic
Matt Pera, son of Judy Pera and A1 Pera, a member of West
Charlotte High School’s Debate Team, has won the state cham
pionship in Student Congress House.
Amy Goldman, daughter of Ms. Helen Goldman, has been
“racking up” a great many first-place swimming honors. She
has been swinmiing with MAC and the JCC swim teams. Amy,
along with Alexis Lemer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Lemer, and Ruthie Abel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Abel,
will be participating in the Maccabee competition.
Brian ^hneiderman, son of Alexis Stein and Mike Schneider-
man, a rising senior at West Charlotte, was one of 21 students
selected to visit Baoding in the Peoples Republic of China. The
trip was the result of a personal invitation from Baoding Mayor
Tien Fu Ting. The students w«re selected for their strong leader
ship skills and for their serious interest in China and interna
Anthony Levine, son of Fairlyn Montella and Phil Levine, a
recent graduate of South Mecklenburg High School, was
awarded the Khool’s “most outstanding athlete of the track
recogmtion. He finished third in the 4-A State High
School track meet in pole vaulting.
Sophia (Mrs. Victor) Geronimus, who has worked as a graphic
vtist at the Mint Museum, has left to join her family in N.Y.
She, Victor and theu* son are one of the Russian Jewish families
who were resettled in Charlotte.