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An Affiliate of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte Vol. 39, No. 3 Adar-Nissan 5777 March 2017 19th Annual Spring Lecture Features Alice Hoffman The 2017 Annual Spring- Lecture will be held Thursday, April 27, 7:30 PM at Temple Beth El. The Annual Spring Lecture is the signature event of Women’s Philanthropy at the Jewish Feder ation of Greater Charlotte. Best known as our community’s most popular “ladies night out,” the Spring Lecture attracts over 300 women of all ages for an inspira tional evening. Our past speakers have included bestselling author Jennifer Weiner and culinary icon Ruth Reichl. This year’s Spring Lecture will feature prolific author Alice Hoff man, hailed as “America’s literary heir to the Brothers Grimm.” Hoffman’s luminous and remark able “fables of the everyday” have enchanted readers since the publi cation of her first novel. Property Of, in 1977. More than 30 years later, with numerous acclaimed and bestselling novels, as well as two short story collections and many books for young adults. Alice Hoffman Hoffman continues to seduce readers into her vividly imagined world. Alice Hoffman’s ambitious and mesmerizing novel The Dove- keepers was a New York Times best-seller, a tour de force of imagination and research set in ancient Israel. In early 2015, CBS aired a four-hour mini-series adaptation of The Dovekeepers. Some of Hoffman’s other beloved titles include Here On Earth — a INTRODUCING SEE PAGE 2 modem reworking of Emily Bronte’s masterpiece Wuthering Heights, which was an Oprah Book Club selection in 1998 — and Practical Magic, which was made into a feature film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kid man. A sequel. The Rules of Magic, is expected this coming year. At this year’s Spring Lecture, F ederation will unveil a new di rection and vision for Women’s Philanthropy designed to engage and inspire women in our commu nity. In that spirit, the 2017 Event will look toward the future while honoring the past, as it pays trib ute to all Spring Lecture Co- Chairs. Holly Levinson, the first Spring Lecture co-chair, and Sara Kulbersh, the last co-chair, will join forces to lead this year’s event. As we transition to our new Women’s Philanthropy Initiative, we have modified the format for the event. It will begin with Alice Hoffman’s lecture in Temple Beth El’s Sanctuary, followed by a lav ish dessert reception and book signing. Spring Lecture tickets are $36. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit our website at www.jewishcharlotte. org or contact the Federation of fice 704-944-6757. ^ CAROLINA FACIAL PLASTICS South STATE BANK Jewish Federation OF GReATER CHARLOTTE I 1 201Z Spring Lecture Co-Chairs Sara Kulbersh and Holly Levinson Steering Committee Talli Dippold Karen Franklin Madison Levine Debbie Porter Jenny Rosenthal Lori Rosenthal Jen Schwartz Marisa Zeibert MS in the Spotlight hadassah Hadassah Cutting Edge Stem Cell ^^vorn^n Research ozd who DO Monday, March 20 at 7 PM at Temple Israel Are you, or someone you care for, affected by this unpredictable and often disabling auto-immune disease? Then you won’t want to miss this informative evening. Please join your friends, along with the local experts, for an evening of wine, cheese and education on MS. Dr. Matthew Carraro ofNovant Health Neurology Specialists will be among our speak ers as we explore Multiple Sclerosis, the latest research and what life with MS is like for some members of our own community. This event is free and open to the community. Please invite your friends and neighbors. While RSVPs are not necessary, they would be appreciated. Please refer any questions or RSVP to sharon.goretsky@gmail.com.^ ON ‘31101NVHO 80ZI- #imhJ3d aivd 3ovisod s n aisidSdd pafsanba^j aoiAias aBueqj 9ZZ8Z ON ‘mopeqo ZU# mins ‘peo^ aouapiAOJd ZOOS CONTENTS Federation News PP- 1-5 Jewish Community Center.... pp. 14,15 Youth Visions P- 6 Jewish Family Services pp. 18,19 Synagogues/Cong pp. 7-10 Community News pp. 19-22 Women’s News p. 10 Mazel Tov p. 24 Shabbat Candle Lighting.... p. 10 Dining Out p. 25 Schools ..pp. 12,16,17 Purim pp. 26, 27

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