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The Charlotte Jewish news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 19??-current, October 01, 2001, Image 2

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The Charlotte Jewish News - October 2001 - Page 2 CONTENTS Point of View Each issue of the CJN features an articie written by one of the rabbis active in the Charlotte community. Point of View Rabbi Jim Bennett; “Peace Will Come” Women’s Page p. 2 Jewish Family Services., Federation News pp. 3-6 Lubavitch of North Carolina. ,.p. 17 ,.p. 18 ..p. 21 This month: Rabbi Jim Bennett of Temple Beth El “Peace Will Come - Od Yavo Shalom ... Salaam, Shalom, Peace” On The Cover Charlotteans Lead Federation Solidarity Mission Jewish Community Center pp. 22-23 ,.p.4 Mazel Tov p. 24 Speizman Jewish Library . On The Cover Sukkot/Slmchat Torah pp. 29-30 On The Cover Opinion/Edltoral Jews in Manhattan Respond to Terror Attacks; Carl Alpert, and Ken Stein pp. 8-9 CAJE. .p. 10-11 Temple Beth El, ,.p.l2 Havurat Tikvah., p. 13 Temple Israel. ,.p. 14 Charlotte Jewish Preschool p. 15 Charlotte Jewish Day School p. 16 SHALOM PARK AGENCIES DIRECT TELEPHONE LISTINGS Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte ..704-944-6757 Jewish Community Center of Charlotte ..704-366-5007 The Foundation of Shalom Park ..704-366-5007 Charlotte Jewish Day School ..704-366-4558 Charlotte Jewish Preschool ..704-944-6777 Jewish Family Services ..704-364-6594 Charlotte Jewish News ..704-944-6765 Speizman Jewish Library ..704-944-6763 CAJE ...704-944-6780 Consolidated High School ...704-944-6782 BBYO Local Office ...704-944-6734 Temple Israel ...704-362-2796 Temple Israel Religious School at the JCC ...704-944-6785 Temple Beth El ...704-366-1948 Temple Beth El Religious School at the JCC : ...704-944-6789 Please help us to help you! CALL THE AGENCY YOU NEED DIRECT! Dining Out pp. 32-35 Youth Visions p. 35 6th Annual HOPEBUILDERS 5K Brain Cancer Research Run/Walk in memory of Margaret Harris and David Silverman This year’s Hopebuilders 5K race will be held October 20 at the Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Rd., rain or shine. All proceeds from the Hopebuilders 5K go to the Margaret Harris and David Silverman Memorial Brain Tumor Research Endowment Fund at Duke University Medical Center. The endowment now has a market value in excess of $1 million. Race Day Schedule. 7:30 -8:30 AM - Race day regis tration 8:30 AM - Hopebuilders 5K RunAValk; 5K Jogger/StroUer Run; 5K Wheelchair Race 9:00 AM - One mile kids’ Fun Run 9:30 AM - Post-race Family Festival More Information Registration forms are available at Run for Your Life, 2422 Park Road, Charlotte, 28203, 704-358- 0713. Shock ... anger ... sadness ... an overwhelming sense of tragedy and loss. These are among the emotions we all felt on September 11 and the days following as we watched the horror of the terrorist attack on America unfold. As I write these words, the world hope fully awaits news of the rescue efforts, even as we anxiously await the United States’ response. By the time these words are print ed, I am certain many new chap ters in this saga will have been written, and many new stories will have been told. All of us pray that the stories will be filled with a sense of hope, gratitude, peace of mind, and justice. Rivers of ink will be spilled in the observation and analysis of this watershed event in our lives. Rivers of tears have already flowed. But in many ways, for the Jewish community, though the magnitude of this event in America is unique, the impact is sadly familiar. We are a people acquainted with such attacks upon our freedom and sense of security. We are a people who know tragedy. And we are also a people who loiow how to persevere and even to rise above such horror. It has now been a year since the latest wave of violence broke out in Israel. One year of senseless killing, incrimination, terrorism, reaction, aggression, hatred, retreating to more extremism and fear and posturing. With the beginning of a new year, perhaps our prayers give us reason to hope against hope that this year will be different. As we watch the unfold ing stories of the indomitable human spirit, we know that good ness and humanity will prevail. For the past several months, we have included in our worship ser- The Charlotte Jewish News 5007 Providence Road - Charlotte, NC 28226 Office Hours Hours: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Phone (voice mail after office hours) Office 704-944-6765 FAX 704-365-4507 email: A Publication of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte Amy Krakovitz Montoni - Editor Advertising Coordinator/Sales Rep: Rita Mond, 704-366-6632 Advertising Sales Reps: Pam Grossman, 704-841-1544 and Debby Dulberg, 704-846-8901 CJN Executive Board Co-Chairs - Bob Abel - Bob Davis Members: Eveiyn Berger, Ann Langman, Linda Levy The CJN does not assume responsibility for the quality or kasruth of any product or service advertised. Publishing of a paid political advertisement does not constitute an endorsement of any candidate, political party or position by this newspaper, the Federation or any employees. Published monthly except July Copy deadline is the 1st of the month preceding month of issue Candle Lighting for October 2001 Friday, October 5 6:45 PM Friday, October 12 6:35 PM Friday, October 19 6:26 PM Friday, October 26 6:18 PM vices at Temple Beth El a folksong which speaks of our dreams of peace: “Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu,” we sing, Peace will yet come for us, “v’al kulam” — and for every one. And then we sing the words, “Salaam, Shalom,” Arabic and Hebrew for peace. Every time we sing it, we get chills, for we are reminded that peace, true peace, will come, but it will require a partnership between Israelis and Palestinians, indeed, a partnership between all people, everywhere. Likewise, the war against terror ism which is now the focus of the entire world community, must be a partnership between all people who love freedom and peace, who are willing to commit to making this world a better place, a place where people can, once and for all, live in peace. As Jews and Americans, we are shocked, confused and deeply troubled by recent events. We watch as hatred turns to violence, and wonder if our belief that Israeli Jews and Palestinians can live side by side in peace is tragi cally naive, if our conviction that America can be a safe and free place for all people is mistaken. Our fanciful hope that reasonable leaders will rise up and stop the atrocities has come to a sudden and painful end. We realize now that there is among terrorists a deep anger, illness and hatred. We find it difficult to understand that there is such hatred of America among these individuals and groups that they would unleash dieir fury and anger upon thou sands of innocent people, destroy ing our very sense of security. We know that the seemingly never-ending cycle of violence, hatred, and terror must end. For if it does not, the possibilities for peace will end. Palestinians can not have peace with Israel and at the very same time continue to hate the idea of Israel’s existence as a Jewish state. Terrorists cannot expect the world to listen to their concerns if they remain terrorists. We cannot tolerate a world in which such hatred and terror are permitted to thrive. And so we must rise up, a§ one people, as one nation, as one world, and make our vision real. It is painfully difficult to remain optimistic about peace in the midst of all of this. But remain opti mistic we must. For if peace and peace of mind are to come, and come they must, they will come slowly, frustratingly so. They will come in small steps, as each per- (Continued on page 15) 1 I would like to make a contribution to demonstrate my support of The Charlotte Jewish News. Name Phone (. Address.. City. ..State. ..Zip . 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