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The Charlotte Jewish News - January 2011 - Page 2 I % i % % i JEWISH FEDERATION NEWS I % i % % % % % % % % Stacy Gorelick Receives 2010 Kipnis-Wilson Friedland Award The Kipnis-Wilson Friedland Award honors extraordinary Lions from the Federation who embody the values of the Lion of Judah - great philanthropists and activists who have made an invaluable positive and lasting impact on the Jewish community. Recipients from various Jewish Federations of North America are honored at the International Lion of Judah Conference. In November, Stacy Gorelick, Charlotte’s 2010 Kipnis-Wilson Friedland Award winner, was honored at the International Lion of Judah Conference in New Orleans. Previous award recipients from our community include Bobbi Bernstein (2004) and Jill Newman (2006). In Charlotte, North Carohna, the name Stacy Gorehck is syn onymous with tzedakah. As a mother and member of the Jewish community, Stacy is always challenging us to do more -to lead by example, to inspire others, to make our com munity a better place for our children and grandchildren. From the time she was a young teen, Stacy learned just how important it was to give back to the community. On a mission to Israel with her par ents, she sat in on a caucus and made a first-time gift of $50 when she was just twelve years old. “I first visited Israel as a teenager with my family. Seeing every aspect of Jewish life all around me, I felt what it really meant to be a member of the Jewish People,” said Stacy. Stacy’s parents made federa tion giving a priority. According to Stacy, “They always did more than they could afford, thereby setting the example for my brother and me.” After marrying into a philan thropic family and moving to Charlotte, Stacy began a life of volunteerism. She recognized right away that Charlotte lacked a leadership program to train and expose young adults to the best Jewish thinkers in the field. She even inspired Don and Bobbi Bernstein to provide the funding for what was to become The Bernstein Leadership Group, currently graduating its seventh class of young leaders from the 18 month program. Stacy has held many impor tant volunteer jobs throughout the Jewish community. She served as President of the Federation’s Women’s Division and co-chaired The Main Event. She served on the Charlotte Jewish Day School board for ten years, chaired the Day School Annual Fund, served on the Temple board and the JCC Executive Board. To encourage young women to become Lions of Judah, she co-chaired the Lions for two years and met with great success. The first year six new Lions joined and eleven women became Lions of Judah the second year Today, Stacy is filled with a sense of pride as her children have followed her example. Two of Stacy’s four children have cel ebrated their b’nei mitzvah. In lieu of gifts they each requested donations for projects of their Shabbat Candle Lighting FOR January 2011 Friday, January 7, 5:09 PM Friday, January 14, 5:15 PM Friday, January 21, 5:22 PM Friday, January 28, 5:29 PM JEWISH^ FEDE^RATIONS OF nSFATFH CHAHtOTTF The Charlotte Jewish News 5007 Providence Road, Suite 112 Charlotte, NC 28226 Phone {voice mail after office hours) Office 704-944-6765 FAX 704-365-4507 email: An Affiliate of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte Amy Krakovitz - Editor Advertising Sales Reps: Jodi Valenstein, 704-841-4040 & Rita Mond, 704-366-6632 CJN Editorial Board Chair - Bob Davis Members: Bob Abel, Evelyn Berger, Jeff Epstein, 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 Stacy Gorelick own choosing. Her son selected the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, a non-sectarian JDC program in Rwanda, while her daughter chose a Youth Center run by the Ethiopian National Project. Currently serving as Major Gifts chair for the Federation, Stacy often speaks passionately about leaving a legacy. When asked about creating an endow ment for the Jewish Federation, Stacy said, “As Todd and I con stantly tell our children, the measure of goodness is how we treat other people. This is the essence of Jewish values. Our schools and synagogues, Jewish Community Center and social service agencies enable us to treat people with kindness and dignity; they perpetuate our val ues through education, strength en families, and foster relation ships that tie our people together in Charlotte and around the world. Endowing my Jewish Federation gift is how I will transmit my Jewish values for many generations to come.” ^ lEWlSH^ FEDERATION^ OF GREATER CHAHLOTTE Local, Global, Eternal January and February Events at the Jewish Federation WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 Center City Jewish Professionals (formerly Uptowners: Nosh and Network) Breakfast; 8 AM-9:15 AM, Dunhill Hotel Guest Speaker: Professor John Kunich Topic: Cubs Fans’ Leadership Secrets: Learning to Win from a “Cursed Team’s Errors (see page 6) Center City Jewish Professionals is the Federation’s outreach ini tiative for the Charlotte business and professional community. Register online at by January 7 if purchas ing breakfast. The event is free if no breakfast is purchased. THURSDAY, JANUARY 27 Women’s Professional Network ...forging relationships, building community 6-7:30 PM, $ 10/person Cooking with Chef Ron Ahlert, Executive Director, Community Culinary School of Charlotte Piedmont Natural Gas Test Kitchen, 4301 Yancey Road Online RSVP Required by January 20. Space is limited. The Women’s Professional Network offers women the opportuni ty to engage socially and connect with a cause. The Network meets five times each year and is open to all professional women whether or not they are actively engaged in careers outside the home. SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 Newcomer Schmooze 11 AM- 12 noon, Weinberg Center Learn about the Charlotte Jewish Community while meeting new friends. Newcomer Schmoozes are co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation and the Levine JCC. Complimentary bagels, coffee and juice are served. All ages are welcome. For information, contact the Federation office at 704-944-6757. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 The Main Event of the 2011 Annual Campaign 7:30 PM, Temple Israel Special Guest Speaker: Dennis Prager, distinguished speaker, radio talk show host, columnist and author. Dennis Prager is one of America’s most respected thinkers and called “One of America’s five best speakers ” by Toastmasters. Tickets are $36 per person and can be purchased at the Federation, online at or by mail (5007 Providence Rd, Ste 101, Charlotte, NC 28226) Event chairs: Gale Osborne and Rich Osborne ^ For more information about all of Federation’s Outreach initiatives, please contact the Federation office at 704-944-6757 or info(a), CONTENTS Federation News pp. 2-7 Synagogues and Congregation pp. 7-14 Schools pp. 14-16 Community News pp. 18-21, 24,16 Jewish Community Center pp. 22, 23 Dining Out p. 25 Women’s Page pp. 26, 27 Youth p. 27 Jewish Family Services p. 28 Levine-Sklut Judaic Library pp.28, 29 Mazel Tov p. 29 Tu B’Shevat and Israeli fire pp. 30, 31 I would like to make a contribution to demonstrate my support of The Charlotte Jewish News. Name Phone ( ) Address City State Zip Enclosed in my check for $ $18.00 Basic Annual Subscription $25.00 Friend $50.00 Patron $100.00 Grand Patron Other Mail to: The Charlotte Jewish News Voluntary Subscription Appeal 5007 Providence Road Charlotte, Nc 28226

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