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The Charlotte An Affiliate of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte JEWISH Vol. 36, No. 7 Av-Elul 5774 August 2014 Jewish Federation Reaches Goal of $3.5 Million Thank you to all of our generous donors and volun teers for their gifts of time and resourees for the 2014 Campaign. We appreeiate the entire 2014 Campaign Team for its extraordinary efforts in eompleting, meeting and ex- eeeding the 2014 eampaign goal of $3,500,000. We also applaud the efforts of our 2013-2014 President, Alan Kronovet, and the Board of Trustees for its leadership and eneouragement during this eam paign. Speeial thanks go to Staey Goreliek, 2014 Campaign Chair; Traey Brown, Major Gifts Chair; Adrienne Gossett and Dale Pol- sky. Lion of Judah Co-Chairs; Debbie Agisim and Jill Halver- JEWISH^ FEDm^TION^ THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY, $3,511,004 WAS RAISED BY 1634 donors and 194 campaign volunteers stam. Pomegranate Soeiety Co- Chairs; Zaeh Sehwartz and Julie Sheffer, Impaet365 Co-Chairs; Mareie Jaeobs and Jeff Turk, Super Sunday Co-Chairs; Gail Baron, Brian Bernhardt and David Van Glish, Chairs of our Women, Men, and Family Philanthropy Teams; and Rieh Osborne, Chair of Federation’s Create a Jewish Legaey Team. 2014 Campaign Fligh- lights: A matehing gift pool of $105,000 was seeured to motivate donors to make new and inereased gifts. Sueeessful inereases were aehieved within our affinity groups: * two new or reeovered Major Donor Families ($10,000 per household) * six new or reeovered Lions of Judah ($5,000 to Women’s Phi lanthropy) * nine new or recovered mem bers of the Pomegranate Society ($1,800 to Women’s Philan thropy) * seven new or recovered members of the Ben-Gurion Soci ety ($1,000+ from households ages 21-45) * 17 new or recovered mem bers of Impact365 Club (for households ages 21^5) * 25 new “Create a Jewish Legacy” donors Increased gifts outnumbered decreases 3:1. Team Competitions encour aged solicitors to complete their cards in a timely manner and to meet face-to-face with commu nity members. Face-to-face solic itations increased by 48%. Super Sunday “The Sequel” successfully raised additional dol lars. The community worked to gether to meet The Levine $50,000 Challenge. To learn more about how you can volunteer for the 2015 Cam paign, please contact Sue Littauer, Development Director, or Tair Giudice, Director of Out reach and Engagement, at the Federation office: 704-944-6757; or^ JEWISH^ FED^TION^ TOGETHER, DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS One For All Concert Featuring Jason Alexander Sponsored by South State Bank On Sunday, September 21, the Charlotte Jewish Community will gather at a unique event to cele brate together to support Temple Beth El, Temple Israel, and the Levine Jewish Community Cen ter. After an absence of nearly six years, this community event has returned to provide our benefac tors a unique opportunity to support three Shalom Park institu tions on one special evening. “The ‘One For All Concert’ is a great opportunity for the community to come together for a fun evening of music, dancing, and laughter, all while supporting three essential Jewish agencies,” says Phil Berman, Levine Jewish Commu nity Center CEO. This coopera tive endeavor truly demonstrates the community spirit that lives at Shalom Park. Temple Beth El’s First Vice President, Ginny Rosenberg says, “We are de lighted to help bring back the ‘One For All’ concept. We can offer bigger and better events when we plan together. The ‘One feld - universally and ironically referred to as “the show about noth ing” - a show whose popularity seems to have had an endless reign. Beyond Sein feld, Alexander’s ca reer is one that defines diversity having partic ipated in all forms of the arts, from live performance on Broad way, to stand-up com- For All Concert’ is one more way edy, fdm, T.V and even directing. Comedian Jason Alexander (and his hair). ON ‘3110iyVHO 80Z1. #lll/\iy3d aivd 39visod s n ais idSdd pe)senbey eojAjes edueqQ 9ZZ8Z ON ‘9HO|Jeqo 3U#9l!ns ‘Peoy eouepjAOJd Z009 to celebrate the vibrancy of the Jewish community in Charlotte.” One night and one event in which everyone participates and every one benefits - The “One For All Concert” is designed to best max imize our efforts while we work to support the needs of everyone. Temple Israel’s President, Lynne Sheffer says, “The ‘One For All Concert’ is an innovative, enjoy able and collective way to bring the community together to effi ciently help our agencies raise necessary funds for everyone.” The multi-talented Jason Alexander will headline the “One For All Concert” as he hits the Charlotte stage to perform his hi larious one-man show on Sunday, September 21 in the Belk Theater at 7 PM. An Evening with Jason Alexander and His Hair is a comedy variety show that features stand-up comedy, music, improv isation, and audience participa tion. Jason Alexander portrayed the much loved character George Costanza from the hit show Sein- Jason’s Broadway debut came in the original production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. Alexander starred on Broadway five times, eventually hired to write the libretto for Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, in which he also played 14 different characters and which won him the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Awards. Audiences have enjoyed his many stage perform ances, most notably his acclaimed run alongside Martin Short in Mel Brook’s The Producers. Jason’s film credits include box office smash hit Pretty Woman, Shallow Hal, The Ad ventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, North, and The Paper. Alexanders’ other television works include guest starring on the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm and Dream On for which he was nominated for an Emmy. Jason has been hon ored many times for his South STATE BANK dedication to the arts, these awards include winning a Tony Award, an American Television Award, two American Comedy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Best Actor Award, the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Actors Fund, seven Emmy nominations, and four Golden Globe nominations. Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels. For information about sponsorship, preferred seat ing, and a VIP cocktail reception prior to the performance, please call Roni Fishkin at 704-564-7388 or or Geneva Boxer at 704-944-6724 or Tickets available through Blu- menthal Performing Arts Box Of fice, located in the Belk Theater Lobby at 130 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, 28202, 704-372-1000, and ^ Teime isfiflei - TeMPie bfth e. - \.mne jcc

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