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The Charlotte Jewish News - June-July 2014 - Page 11 Support the Oldest Jewish Institution in the Charlotte Area Memorial Building under eonstruetion, Spring 2014. Photo by San dra Goldman. By Brian Yesowitch, President, Hebrew Cemetery Association As the oldest Jewish institution in Charlotte, the Hebrew Ceme tery Assoeiation is asking for your help to raise the final $300,000 of the eapital eampaign. For the past two years, the Hebrew Cemetery Assoeiation has worked diligently to raise over $1.6 million for the eemetery’s expansion and to eon- struet the Memorial Building, whieh is as beautiful as it is prae- tieal. The Hebrew Cemetery Assoei ation requires a final $300,000 to feel seeure that the Cemetery will be eared for in perpetuity. The im provements that are underway are part of a well-thought out Master Plan, more than a deeade in the making. Hundreds of Jewish fam ilies already have made very gen erous finaneial eontributions to make this Master Plan a reality, but we need your help. We sin- eerely hope that you, too, will pledge your support to take us over the finish line. Your involvement will make it possible to nearly double the num ber of graves available. We look forward to the day in the near fu ture when small memorial serv- will be held in the new lees Rabbis Judy Sehindler and Jonathan Freirieh of Temple Beth El in front of the former Beth El ark. Photo by Silver Stream Cre ative Group. building’s Mindy Ellen Levine Chapel, home to the ark, formerly housed in Temple Beth El. No family will endure heat, eold, or wet weather dur ing a serviee. In stead, everyone will eongregate in side the air-eondi- tioned building with modem bath rooms. The griev ing family ean find eomfort in side the Berlin Family Room be fore serviees and after interment; everyone ean meet together in the Goreliek Gather ing Room. Our forefathers had the vision to ereate a eemetery that has em- braeed our eommunity without fail from 1867 to this day. As it is subseribed in the Torah, the first Jewish settlers in our region estab lished the Hebrew Cemetery As soeiation before they plaeed the first stone for a temple or a sehool. In the past 100 years, the Cemetery has not onee asked for the eommunity’s support. Now, as we approaeh our 150th anniver sary, we are asking the eommu nity to invest in our future. Please give any amount that you are able. A $1,000 minimum pledge, payable over five years, will allow you to inseribe a loved one’s name, along with your name as the giver, on the Memorial Wall. A Builder will be reeognized for a $5,000 pledge. Pledges are payable over five years and any donation amount is weleome and Hebrew Cemetery Assoeiation Board Members and Donorspietured at the Memorial Building Ground Break ing. Photo by Silver Stream Creative Group. Hebrew Cemetery of Greater Charlotte f4cMA-c>r * C-ele.bro.te. ’ ’Ei^\brooe appreeiated. Caring for our aneestors is one of the greatest mitzvot one ean do. We hope that you will eonsider a pledge to the Cemetery, where we Honor, Celebrate and Embraee the memory of our loved ones. For information on how to make a building fund pledge, please eontaet Sandra Goldman at or 704-576-1859.^ SYNAGOGUESjlr CONGREGA TIONS Meg D. Goldstein Attorney-At-Law Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Pre-Marital Agreements, Charitable Planning and Entities, General Corporate and Tax Law, Business Succession Planning 5960 Fairview Road, Suite 400 Charlotte, North Carolina 28210 Tel: 704.523.2202 ♦ Fax: 704.496.2716 MG0LDSTEIN@MG0LDLAW.COM ♦ WWW.MGOLDLAW.COM Summer Yeshiva to Open in Charlotte Insurance for Home, Auto, Business and Life. Have you ever been able to study in a Yeshiva? There is an amazing oppor tunity that awaits you in Charlotte during August. Congregation Ohr Ha- Torah and Lubaviteh of North Carolina will offer a mini-Yeshiva for the Jew ish eommunity whieh will be held at the Lubaviteh Eduea- tional Center at 6619 Sardis Road. The Yeshiva program will begin on August 10 and eontinue through the end of August. The Summer Yeshiva will be open to men and women from all baekgrounds and will be led by Charlotte home-grown Yeshiva students and their friends. There will be a series of elasses with a range of topies available both in the evening and during the day time. Sessions offered at the mini- Yeshiva will range from beginning Hebrew to prayer book Hebrew eomprehension. Classes will inelude Bible study, Jewish history, in-depth Talmud and Tal- mudie ethies. Kabbalah, and mueh more. Some of the sessions will deal with issues sueh as: “The do-gooder - Do you owe someone who pays your debts (Congregation MaTorali a project oj Eutavifirit of Horih Carolina without asking you?” “The Lost Ten Tribes - Do they exist? Where are they? Are they ever eoming baek?” “The order of ereation, from the spiritual worlds to the origin of physieal objeets.” Partieipants ean attend group sessions, as well as set up private study with a partner, known in the Yeshiva world as Chavrusa study. These Chavrusa sessions will be set up by appointment, or as walk-ins, (sehedule permitting). The prime purpose of this projeet is to provide our loeal eommunity the opportunity to sense and ex- perienee the atmosphere of a Yeshiva, with ongoing study ses sions simultaneously throughout the study hall. The mini-Yeshiva will also provide an opportunity to explore some ehallenging questions that people have not yet (Continued on page 24) "My father. Harry, founded Swimmer Insurance Agency over 60 years ago offering security to the community and helping families through times of trouble. Today, we con tinue that tradition of service with everything we do. 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