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The Charlotte JEWISH Vol. 34, No. 3 Adar-Nisan 5772 March 2012 An Affiliate of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte Judith Viorst Featured Speaker at 14th Annual Spring Lecture “Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces. ” Judith Viorst The 14 th Annual Women’s Spring Leeture, presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte’s Women’s Division, will take plaee Thursday, Mareh 22 at Temple Beth El. Guest Speaker is Judith Viorst, prolifie writer of sueeess- ful ehildren’s books ineluding Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and eontemporary poetry eollee- tions for women of all ages inelud ing When Did I Stop Being 20 and Other Injustices. The Spring Leeture is the Women’s Division largest eam- paign and outreaeh event. “We are so exeited about the ereative ener- \iim North Carolina Bank and Trust* Judith Viorst gy and enthusiasm this year’s speaker is gener ating. All women in our eommunity are wel- eome to attend this event. If you are inter ested in joining us for the dinner, please eall the Federation offiee to reserve your spot,” said Jill Halverstam and Aviva Stein, Spring Leeture Co-Chairs. Serving on the Spring Leeture Committee with Aviva and Jill are Amy Augustine, Traey Brown, Talli Dippold, Randi Lan, Beverly Perkins, Debbie Porter, Jenny Rosenthal, Staeey Sehanzlin, and Stephanie Townsend. The event’s eorporate sponsors are Melanie Rowe Catering and North Carolina Bank and Trust, Piedmont Plastie Surgery and Dermatology. Additional sponsors are Charlotte Radiology, Reproduetion Endoerinology Hedmai: Suroery : Derma robgy ON ‘3110iyVHO 802f #lll/\iy3d aivd 39visod s n aisidSdd petsenbey eojAjes ebueqQ QZZQZ ON ‘9H0IJBM0 3U# siins ‘Peoy eouepjAOJd Z009 Assoeiates of Charlotte (REACH), Lowe’s Foods, Ine., Guliani’s Fine Jewelry, Southeast Psyeh, and Charlotte OB-GYN Assoeiates, Aviva Stein, M.D. Our author Judith Viorst was bom and raised in New Jersey. She reeeived a B.A. in history from Rutgers University, and in 1981, after six years of study, graduated from the Washington Psyehoanalytie Institute. Mrs. Viorst is the author of nine eolleetions of poems for adults: The Village Square; It’s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life; People and Other Aggravations; How Did I Get to Be 40 and Other Atrocities; When Did I Stop Being 20 and Other Injustices; Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations; Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life; I’m Too Young to Be Seventy and Other Delusions, and Exceedingly Eighty and Other Adaptations. She has also written You 're Officially a Grown- Up; The Graduate’s Guide to Freedom, Responsibility, Happiness and Personal Hygiene', a novel. Murdering Mr. Monti, and five non-fietion books: Yes, Married; Love & Guilt & The Meaning of Life, Etc.; Necessary Losses, whieh was on The New York Times bestseller list for almost two years; its eompanion volume. Imperfect Control; Grown-Up Marriage, and Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days; An Almost (Continued on page 5) Film Festival in Full Swing, Tickets Still Available The 8th Annual Charlotte Jewish Film Festival is underway with the best in Jewish einema from around the world. The sold out Opening Night audi- enee was mesmerized by the heart-wrenehing film “La Rafle” and enjoyed a delieious dessert reeeption afterwards. It’s not too late for you to partake of these interna tional award winning films. Tiekets are still available for all u p e o m i n g films. There is also a free movie, “Violins of Hope,” on Mareh 8 at Speeial guest speakers and entertainment add value to many of these films. Cheek out www.eharlottejewish- film.eom for more information on the following movies/events and to purehase tiekets (tiekets also Ethan Uslan Dr. Eric Goldman Temple Israel. available at the door): March 1 - Lens on Israel; A Society Through Its Cinema, Temple Beth-El, 7 PM. Dr. Erie Goldman, PhD Cinema Studies, takes us on a journey through the history, eulture and ehallenges of Israel using elips from Israeli films as a “lens” on soeiety. March 3 - Sholem Aleichem; Laughing in the Darkness, Temple Israel, 7:30 PM. Doeumentary about the brilliant Yiddish writer who brought us Tevye and so mueh more. Bonus presentation: Pianist Ethan Uslan will entertain us with Jewish musie seleetions performed with his ragtime flair. March 4 - The Concert, Temple Israel, 7 PM. The renowned eon- duetor of the Bolshoi orehestra was fired 30 years ago for hiring Jewish musieians. Now redueed to “Le Concert” a janitor, he plots a grand performanee with his for mer musi eians in this feel-good eomedy. March 8 - Violins of Hope, Temple Israel, 7 PM. Free sereening of this mes merizing doeumentary about Polish maestro Bronislaw Hubermann whose heroie efforts saved Jewish European musieians and ereated the Palestine Philharmonie. Charlotte audienee among first to see this film in the US ever. March 10 - The Human Resources Manager, Levine JCC, 7:30 PM. The HR manager of Jerusalem’s largest bakery, on a journey to save his eompany’s rep utation and return the body of a (Continued on page 26) JEWISH^ FEDE^RATION^ or cntATEn chahlot A new Chabad House, Chabad of Ballantyne will be mov ing into its own new building. See the story on page 15.