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

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Federation: “The Case for Giving” pages 14-15 P.O. Box 13369 Charlotte, NC 28211 AddreHN Correction RequeHted Non-Profit Organization BULK RATE U.S. Postage PAID Charlotte, NC F’ermit No. 1208 The Charlotte ^UEWISH'TCWS Vol. 10 No. 11 Charlotte, North Carolina December, 1988 Charlotte Federation Honored at GA in New Orleans The' Charlotte Jewish Fed eration was triply honored at the einnual meeting of the Gen eral Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations, which was held this year in New Orleans on Nov. 16-20. The first honor was an acknow ledgment of the 50th Anniver sary of the Charlotte Jewish Federation. The next and a very special honor was the presentation of the coveted Shroder Award to the Federation for the work done by Jewish Family Ser vices’ Task Force of the Physically Disabled, culmi nating in the Barrier Aware ness Day held at Shalom Park on Feb. 21,1988. The Shroder Award is given to three com munities throughout the U.S. who present the most creative programming idea using com munity resources. Charlotte won the award for the best programming idea in a small city. Adrienne Rosenberg, ACSW, Director of Jewish Family Ser vices, was a presenter at a ses sion of the General Assembly and explained the work of this task force. A video of the day was also available for preview. Jewish Family Services is a branch of the Charlotte Jewish Federation. “We as a community are, in deed, proud of all our volun teers who serve on the Task Force of the Physically Dis abled,” said Bobbi Bernstein, president of the Federation. “Their efforts and advocacy help ensure our local commu nity and serve the needs of all Jews in Charlotte.’ The third presentation was a silver award given by the GAF Public Relations Com mittee for an invitation for one of our Women’s Division events. Volunteers Preparing for A Super *Super Sunday’ On Sunday, January 15, more than 80 volunteers will be making calls to men and women of the Jewish commu nity asking for their pledge to the 1989 Federation Cam paign. The community goal for this year is $1.4 million and we know everyone will do their part in reaching it. It is so im portant that each man and woman answer their call and make their individual pledge on Super Sunday. Through cards, letters and The Charlotte Jewish News, we hope to help everyone un derstand why their pledge is so important and how it touches so many lives world wide as well as family and friends at home. We have moved Super Sun day back to January because of timing and availability. But for those who still wish to make and pay their Super Sun day pledge before December 31, you may do so by mailing your check £ind note to the Federation office. On Super Sunday, Gorelick Hall will be filled with excite ment, fun and eagerness by all who enter. We urge everyone who comes by Shalom Park to come see what we are doing and how the money we raise helps. Again this year we will offer babysitting services to our volunteers. Please let us know in advance so that we can make the proper preparations. Much thanks goes to Wen dy Rosen, Super Sunday chair person, and her committee: Wendy Rosen Dee and Phil Kridel, Maddie Joffe, Sandra Weinstein, Ellen Goldberg, Richard Bober, Simon Estroff, Steve Menciker and Marilee Ford, who have been working hard to organize Super Sunday. Special thank yous go to Phil Joffe for his help with the mailings and to Simon Estroff who will be doing our training. And of course we can never forget the volunteers from the organizations and institutions who will be making the calls. PLEASE answer your call on January 15 and DON’T PUT JEWISH NEEDS ON HOLD. Show Your Support at Soviet Jewry Rally The entire Charlotte and neighboring communities £ire invited to come share in an evening dedicated to Soviet Refuseniks. December 11 was chosen as the day for this rally as it is the United Nation Women’s Plea for Human Rights Day. What a better way to com memorate this day! The evening will begin with this day having been declared Soviet Jewry Day by the City of Charlotte. A film put to gether by B’ngii B’rith Women on Ida Nudel’s struggle for freedom will be shown. Linda Fleishman, a national board member of Hadassah, will speak. Ms. Fleishman, a woman dedicated to both Jew ish and civic voluntary ser vice, received the first Annual North Carolina Human Ser vices Award, a tribute pre sented by the State of North Carolina. Through her involve ment with Hadassah, she was one of nine particip£mts in a special mission to visit Refuse niks in the Soviet Union in March 1988. This experience proved to be extremely emo tional, very enlightening and unforgettable. Kathleen Mc Clain, religious writer for The Charlotte Observer, will be honored for her continued sup port with Soviet Jewry. Con cluding the program will be the lighting of a menorah in honor of eight Refusenik chil dren. Steven Haas will lead us in songs during this ceremony. The success of the evening depends on your presence which is so vital to this on going plea for freedom. Please bring a Chanukah present for a Refusenik to show your sup port of Soviet Jewry and cele- Linda Fleishman brate for those who can not. You can make a difference! The rally is being sponsored by HaLailah and Charlotte Chapters B’nai B’rith Women, Hadassah, and the CRC Com mittee of the Charlotte Jewish Federation. UJA Raises Millions in Pace-Setting Events in Israel UJA Square Dedicated in Jerusalem In a series of pace-setting UJA fundraising events in Israel recently, $38.8 million was announced from over 1,000 participants from 70 U.S. communities. One major event alone, the Jubilee Mission, raised $22,351,000, including $1.2 million for Project Renewal, the successful partnership pro gram of American Jews and Israelis to help rehabihtate distressed Israeli neighbor hoods. UJA National Vice Chair man David B. Hermelin of Detroit, Jubilee Mission Chair man, announced that the amount represented an overall 29 percent increase over pledges made by the same donors last year. “The success of this Mission is the greatest 50th birthday present that the UJA could have asked for,” Hermelin said. “Not only did we see a substantial rise in commit ments to the UJ A/Federation Campaign, but we demon strated that the partnership between American Jewry and Israel is as strong as it has ever been.” During five days of inten sive programming in Israel, Mission participants saw their funds in action at Jewish Agency schools for new immi grant children, rural communi ty development programs. Project Renewal neighborhood community centers £md Amer ican Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) facilities for the aged. In Jerusalem, Mission parti cipants marched near the Knesset junction, where Mayor Teddy Kollek joined Morton A. Kornreich, UJA National Chairman, and Bobi Klotz, UJA National Women’s Division Chairman, for the dedication ceremony of KI- KAR HAMAGBIT - UJA Square. The Jubilee Mission then moved to a colorful out door festival in Jerusalem’s Liberty Bell Park, featuring Israeli artists and entertain ment troupes, many from Pro ject Renewal neighborhoods. The Jubilee Mission, the first in a series of special events marking the 50th an niversary of the founding of the UJA, was welcomed to Israel by Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres. At the Mission’s farewell dinner. Prime Minister Yit zhak Shamir addressed the See UJA page 5 A -In The News* Book Review 26 Kids’ Page 12 Calendar 27 Lubavitch .. 18-19 Classifieds 27 Organizations .. 22-23 Editorials 2 Recipes 27 Family Services . 10 Temples .. 24-25 Federation 6-8 This ’n That 11 Foundation 13 Women’s Division . . ... 9 JCC 16*17 World Beat 4 Soviet Jewry Rally Sunday, December 11 Shalom Peirk 7-9 p.m. Everyone is invited to come learn more about Soviet Jewry. — Linda Fleishman, a national board member of Hadassah, will speak. — December 11,1988 will be declared Soviet Jewry Day. — Film presentation of Ida Nudel — Kathleen McClain, religious editor of The Charlotte Observer, to be honored. — Candlelighting in honor of all Refuseniks; musical presentation by Steven Haas On this last day of Chanukah, celebrate your heritage for all the Refuseniks who can not. Admittance; Chanukah present for a Refusenik

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