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The Charlotte Jewish news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 19??-current, December 01, 2001, Image 12

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The Charlotte Jewish News - December 2001 - Page 12 Temple Beth El Welcome to North Carolina Jews in the South Jews in the World NFTY-SAR (North American Federation of Temple Youth -Southern Area Region) Fall Kallah at Temple Beth El November 2-4, 2001 Temple Beth El was the host to Fall Kallah on the weekend of November 2-4, 2001. The weekend was a wonderful success with over 200 youth par ticipants from the North American Federation of Temple Youth - Southern Area Region attending. The theme of the weekend was “Welcome to North Carolina, Jews in the South, Jews in the World” - PASSPORT TO THE SOUTH. Members of LIBERTY, Temple Beth El’s Senior Youth Group planned the whole weekend with the help of Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic-Brockman, Rabbinical Advisor, Lindsey Morgan, Youth Group Advisor, the Liberty Board and parents. The schedule for the weekend was packed full with learning, prayer, programs and friendship. Kabbalat Shabbat, introductions and dinner was served on arrival. Temple Beth ETs Friday night worship service was compiled by Andrew Sadow and led by NFTY-SAR. The program on Friday night was to introduce the theme of the weekend and mix and mingle and make new friends. Also, each par ticipant wrote a message on the Temple Beth El’s Wall of Peace, At 11:30 PM everyone was Judie Van Glish First Vice President - Investments “My mission is to help my clients manage their wealth in a prudent manner based on their personal goals, and to help make their financial existence easier...” ‘ 6101 Carnegie Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28209 704-571-3306 800-766-3770 Salomon Smith barney Salomon Smith Barney is a service mark of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. © 1999 Salomon Smith Barney Inc. Member SIPC Amemberof atigroupT^ CinfirmaliM Tri|i ta Charlestin, SC Vriday October 19, 2001 picked up by by a host family. Saturday morning drop off was at the Museum of the New South for shabbat morning services fol lowed by a program. Through the use of exhibits of the Museum of the New South participants con templated the unique experiences of living in the South over time, in particular for Jewish and African American communities. On returning to the Jewish Community Center everyone enjoyed lunch and a song session. Then onto the final program where through the theme of “Jews in the South” and learning about what it is to be different, participants dis cussed and learned about both the differences in people and their similarities. They also participated in the creation of the NFTY-SAR regional ark. Through this creation they decided that the beauty of the individual object is only multi plied when it is complimented with other creations. Then free time of relaxation and dinner at their host families, to re energize for an evening to include a band, DJ, havdalah and friend ship circle. The weekend was just the beginning to many long and last ing friendships of NFTY-SAR. The Confirmation trip began on Friday, October 19 as 26 tenth grade students. Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic-Brockman and Rabbi Judy Schindler departed from Temple Beth El. They arrived in Chai'leston, SC late afternoon to await a carriage tour of the city with drop-olf at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (the oldest Reform Synagogue in the US) for Shabbat services. This was followed by dinner at Bubba Gump’s! Saturday morning began with a meeting with Dr. Marty Perlmutter, Head of Jewish Studies Program and Dale Rosengarten, Curator of the -1 ^y> October 21 2001 ’ College of Charleston Jewish Archives and Shabbat morning services. The day continued with a short walk to the Market Place for lunch, a Fort Sumter Boat Trip, dinner at Tommy Condon’s Restaurant, a ghost Tour of Charleston and as Shabbat ended Havdalah at the Holocaust Memorial. On Sunday, the Confirmation Class met with Sol Breibart, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Historian at the Hebrew Cemetery for grave rubbings, then continued with a tour of Jewish Charleston and ended with a Scavenger Hunt. Places visited included the Salvador Memorial, Charleston City Hall, the Hebrew.. Orphan Society building and the Grace Episcopal Church. The weekend was an amazing experi ence! MITZVAH OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER Room in the Inn Volunteers are needed to assist this winter with the annual ROOM IN THE INN program. TBE’s Social Action Committee will host the event at the Temple on .five nights: Dec. 24, 29, Jan. 5, 12, and Feb. 2. There is a particular need for volunteers on Dec. 24 when we cook and serve a festive holiday meal of turkey with all the trimmings. Donations are also appreciated: sweat socks, snack foods, travel-size toiletry items such as soap and toothpaste, plastic dinnerware and mattress covers. Contact Herm Ziegler at 704-364-1632-or e-mail him at hermz @ RAIN TEAM TBE’s Social Action Committee participates in the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network, a mission to make daily living easier and more comfortable for persons afflicte.d with or affected by AIDS. Volunteers are needed for meal preparation, transportation to doctor appointments, and visits to patients and family members. There is a need for two caring individuals to join this rewarding program. Contact Tammy Seigel at 704-362-1543 or e-mail her at "HOME. AUTO. LIFE. ME 33 TAU( TO A REAl, UVE PERSON WHO’S IN THE SAME PHONE BOOK AS YOU. Howard Epstein, MBA 704-846-9700 10618-A Providence Road /lllstate. You're in good hands. Allstate Life Insurance Company, Home Office: Northbrook, illinoise. © 2000 Allstate Insurance Company

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