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Page 8-THE NEWS-August, 1988 |Tid-Bits| 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 Lang. It is the first statue in France dedicated to the young officer who inspired Emile Zola to write his famous “J’Accuse.” • 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 tries. • AMSTERDAM (JTA)-The Jewish cemetery at Pyskowice in Poland, not far from Kat- towice and Auschwitz, will be restored. 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 cated. • 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 Israel. 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 in May. This That Harvey Sadoff Kathy Ssdoff Paul Rousso Paul Rousso has been made art director at Shotwell and Part ners Inc. • Mike Scharf has been appointed treasurer of TO LIFE. Among the new board meml^rs is Faye (Mrs. Robert) Seigel (with United Way). • 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 U’bnos Chabad. • 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. Alan Lambert. • 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 1988-89. • 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 Honor Society. • 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 dle School. • 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 Award. • 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 tional affairs. • 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.