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An Affiliate of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte Vol. 38, No. 3 Adar I- Adar II 5776 March 2016 Through Federation You Can Do Good Everywhere from Anywhere 18th Annual Spring Lecture Featuring Jennifer Teege Come find your link to commu nity, lasting friendships, and the opportunity to do good every where, from anywhere. The 2016 Annual Spring Lec ture will be held on Thursday, April 7 at Temple Beth El and will feature Jennifer Teege. The Spring Lecture is the sig nature campaign and outreach event benefiting the Jewish Feder ation of Greater Charlotte Women’s Division and the 2016 Annual Campaign. This multigen- erational event brings together nearly 300 women for an inspiring and entertaining evening. Our past speakers have included bestselling author Jennifer Weiner and culi nary icon Ruth Reichl. This year’s Spring Lecture will feature Jennifer Teege, bestselling author of My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Women Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past. The book was bom of a shocking discovery: At age 3 8, married with two children, Jennifer picked up a book by chance at Hamburg’s main library and discovered that her grandfather was the bratal Nazi commandant of the Plaszow concentration camp, portrayed so memorably by Ralph Fiennes in the film Schindler s List. Bom to a German mother and a Jennifer Teege Jewish 1 edcra ion OF GFtEATER CHARLOTTE THE STRBICIH Gf A PEOFLE TVE POWER OF COMMUMTY Women's Philianthropy ON ‘31101NVHO 80ZI- #imN3d aivd 3ovisod s n aisidSdd pafsanba^j aoiAias aBueqj 9ZZ8Z ON ‘mopeqo ZU# mins ‘peo^ aouapiAOJd ZOOS emo- was Nigerian father, Jennifer placed in an orphanage and then foster care before being adopted by her foster parents at age 7. Al ready coping with the trauma of rejection by her birth mother, Teege now faced other cmel facts: that she had to learn about her bi ological family’s secret from a book; and that a monstrous man, Amon Goeth, reviled for decades as “the butcher of Plaszow,” was her biological grandfather. The chilling discovery about her an cestry sent Jennifer into a pro found confrontation with her past. her family, and her sense of self, topics she explores in her memoir, written with award-winning jour nalist Nikola Sellmair, who also supplies historical and other con text in a separate, interwoven nar rative. Jennifer will share her tional pilgrimage with our community on April 7, and we invite you to live this journey with her. The evening will begin with a strolling dinner at 6:30 PM in the Main Hall at Temple Beth El and the lecture will take place at 7:30 PM in the temple sanctu ary. A dessert reception and book signing will follow the program. Spring Lecture tickets are $45 for the Dinner and Lecture, or $25 for the Lecture Only. There is a minimum donation of $50 to the 2016 Jewish Federation An nual Campaign to attend the event. Pledges are payable through December 2016. The Jewish Federation’s annual campaign funds and supports a broad network of organizations here in Charlotte, in Israel and in over 70 countries around the world. For more information or to pur chase tickets, please visit our web site at or contact the Federation office 704-944-6757.^ Steering Committe member.', Talli Dippold, Debbie Porter, Jenny Ro.'ienthal, Mallory Miller, and Sara Kul- bersh 2016 SPRING LECTURE Co-Chairs Mallory Miller and Sara Kulbersh Steering Committee Debby Block, Talli Dippold, Karen Franklin, Madison Levine, Debbie Porter, Jenny Rosenthal, Lori Rosenthal, Jen Schwartz, Marisa Zeibert Platinum Sponsors CAROLINA FACIAL PLASTICS Publix Gold Sponsor South STATE BANK WHERE SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE* Shalom Park Community Garden There’s a lot to like about the month of March if you’re a gardener. This is when the dull shades of winter give way to the fresh greens and pastels of approaching spring and the planning and hard work that went on during the months of winter begin to pay off. The committee in charge of Shalom Park Community Garden and its volunteers have done plenty of spadework in the garden over the past several months preparing for the first summer season. Raised beds have been built, trellises raised, mulch spread and perennials planted. SI IaMOMCiKK-N iHvliA Sail4lnU« lliwf Watching things grow. If you haven’t visited the gar den, which is part of the park’s Shalom Green environmental ini tiative, you’ll find it to the right of the entrance to the Levine-Sklut Library. Louise Frumkin, who works with Bridget Cohen and Aaron Lipsitz to select and schedule the plantings, expects pansies and primrose to be in bloom this month, weather permitting. Radishes and carrots should be coming up, garlic is in place, and hopefully the peas will be thriv ing. The garden has begun serving its role as a tool to teach commu nity children Jewish values related to the environment, agriculture, festivals, and tzedakah. Students from the religious schools at both temples, the day school, and the preschool have been vis iting the garden for classes, and many of them have been involved in planting winter crops like onions and garlic. The Garden committee’s education team of Bette An drews, Candice Serbin, Rabbi Noam Rancher, and Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, is planning a (Continued on page 11) COMMUNITY'WlOB PURIM CARNIVAL. KBIBSiKirAIIMI MRV THE MEGILLRH BE WITH VOU

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