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Permit No. 1208
The Charlotte ‘TEWISH =NEWS
Vol. 6 No. 11
Charlotte, North Carolina
December, 1984
Super Sunday Volunteers Are Ready
You’re the reason Mr./Mrs./
Ms. Reader, that they are get
ting up early or staying up
late. The first shift will arrive
in the chilly, early Sunday
morning hours. A quick cup of
coffee and into a workshop
they’ll go to learn how to use
the telephone to help you
understand the 1985 Federa-
tion/UJA Campaign.
Another few gulps of the
warm liquid and then they’ll
start to dial. There wiU be over
1100 calls placed on Dec. 2.
Many of you won’t be home
the first time they try, but
they’ll keep at it again and
again, calling until 9:45 in the
evening. And, when they make
contact with you, the chances
are you will have read this ar
ticle, read the letter and the in
formation the Federation has
sent, seen the reminder cards,
and you, like 80% of those who
answer, will brighten your
volunteer’s day by making
your pledge to the 1985
Federation/UJA Campaign.
Hopefully you wUl be one of
those very special calls that
sends shouts of excitement
through the room when you
give more than the volunteer
ever hoped for. That’s an elec
tric moment and, invariably, it
sparks the other volunteers
and, somehow, it reaches out
through the wires and
generates more big gifts.
The Armstrong House will
bustle all day and into the
night. New shifts of
volunteers will arrive, be train
ed and then have to wait
because the ones on the phone
“just want to make a few more
calls.” The new recruits will
shake their heads and wonder
at what the attraction can be.
Then, they will catch the fire
and do the same to their
would-be replacements.
As the total for the day in
creases, the drive to reach the
$60,000 goal, up from last
year’s $47,000, will pick up
momentum. By 7 p.m. the co
chairpersons for the event,
Larry Gerber, Linda Binnick,
Frank and Wendy Rosen, will
forget they have been at it
since 8 a.m They wiU race bet
ween volunteers picking up
completed pledge cards,
assigning new, unreached
names, and then rushing for
the Board to post the latest
By 10 p.m., 800 pledges will
have been posted into the com
puter and 800 letters of
acknowledgement and thanks
will have been put into the
The last cars will leave the
Armstrong House. The
drivers will look back at the
few lights left burning over
night. They’ll think about
what they’ve done to ensure
the future of the community
Project over which the house
stands guard. And, they’ll pro
bably be carrying in their
pockets a packet of cards of
people who just weren’t home
the six or eight times they
were tried.
“I’ll give them a call tomor
row and the next day,” will be
the thought. “After all, why
shouldn’t they have as much
pleasure from the mitzvah of
giving as I have had!”
Federation ^^Major Gifts’’
To Roast Swimmer
Federation Officers Reelected
Harry Swimmer
“In order to be roasted you
first have to be loved and
respected. Based on that
criteria, there just isn’t a bet
ter Roastee than Harry Swim
mer.” The speaker was Stan
Greenspon, president of the
Federation and Harry’s long
time friend and business
associate. His words echoed
the feelings of everyone who
has ever had the pleasure of
knowing or working with
Harry — and that means just
about everyone in the Jewish
Saturday evening, Decem
ber 15, the Men’s Major Gifts
Division of the 1985 Federa-
tion/UJA Campaign will spon
sor the most unusual event it
has ever offered. Designed for
sociability and as a way to
thank donors of $1800 +, the
evening will be unique in every
facet: Location (a closely kept
secret), transportation (char
tered buses), dress (strictly
casual), menu (barbecued
kosher chicken and all the fix
ings), and, of course, the pro-
gram itself.
“The tough jobs are the
ones Harry has always tackl
ed and stayed with until they
were done right,” said Richard
A. Klein, Major Gifts Chair
man. He cit^, as prime ex
amples, Harry’s outstanding
accomplishment as chairman
of the Foundation Capital
Campaign and his long stand
ing assignment of arranging
seating at Temple Israel for
the High Holidays. In describ
ing the latter, he noted that it
required the wisdom of
Solomon and the diplomatic
tact of the Israeli ambassador
to Egypt. On his accomplish
ments for the Foundation,
Marvin Bienstock, Founda
tion Executive Director, said,
“He wrote a whole new book
(Continued on Page 8)
Stan Greenspon has been re
elected as President of the
Charlotte Jewish Federation.
Returning as his cabinet are
Ron Katz, Ruth Goldberg and
Bobbi Bernstein, Vice-
Presidents; John Pransky,
Secretary; Allan Oxman,
In the annual elections held
on November 19, 10 in
dividuals were elected to three-
year terms as members of the
Board. They are Steve Lit,
Emily .Zimmern, Baila Pran
sky, Bob Salvin, Anita
Strauss LaRowe, Dr. Jared
Schwartz, Sally Schrader,
Sandy Berlin, Joel Goldman
and Morris Speizman.
The following individuals
completed their term of office
and were thanked for their ef
forts on behalf of the Federa
tion: Mel Berzack, Harvey
Cohen, Ellie Katz, Stuart
Schwartz, Lynn Sheffer and
Robert Speizman.
In accepting his respon
sibilities for a second year,
Stan Greenspon said, “These
are momentous times for our
community. We have come to
the point of turning dream in-
Stan Greenspon
Ruth Goldberg
Bobbi Bernstein
to reality. We couldn’t have
done it as individuals. We
needed to work in concert,
each of us with our fellow
Jews. Now, more than ever.
Federation Allocations Completed
OCTOBER 25, 9:49 p.m.: In its
15th hour and third con
secutive evening, the 1984
Allocations Committee of the
Jewish Federation completed
the task of recommending the
disbursement of $322,(X)0 for
local and national needs. The
dollars were 40% of the
$830,000 raised in the 1984
Campaign. The balance will go
the United Jewish Appeal to
meet the needs of Jews in
Israel and around the world.
In their first two sessions of
six hours each, the committee
spent an hour each with
groups representing the
Hebrew Academy, JCC, Hillel,
Federation, Lubavitch,
BBYO, Blumenthal Home and
Social Services. For more than
a week before hand, the com-
(Continued on Page 8)
Contract Set For Construction
Of Educational • Rec Building
William Gorelick, Building
Committee chairman, an
nounced that Laxton Con
struction has been awarded
the contract for the construc
tion of the facilities. Phase I.
“Representatives of the firm
have already begun to work
the site. MajcH* parts of the jdb
will be under way by the time
t-hiw story is in the hands of the
readers,” said Gorelick.
In other developments at
the site, the grading and
grounds contractor, D.W.
Flowe, has stepped up the
pace of his work. Seeding is
taking i^ace on the slopes
around the athletic field, con
crete work needed on the site
is uTider way, as ia work on the
Ron Katz
that is the way in which we
need to work in order to move
ahead into the bright future
we have labored so hard to
— In The News—
access roads in and out of the
“If the weather holds,” said
Gorelick, “we are all going to
be pleased and amazed at the
rate of progress we will be see
ing. Of course, that is deceiv
ing because it is the final
stages of construction that
often require the most time.”
With the Armstrong House
being heavily used by the
Jewish Commimity Center,
the Federation and the Foun
dation, there are numerous op
portunities for people to be
able to see the work in
(Continued on Page 12)
Pages 10-11
Academy 3
Book Review 10
Bulletin Board 18
Calendar 19
Editorials 2
Fodoration 8-9
acc 7
Jewish Lexicon 14
Lubavitcher Rebbe 16
Recipes 11
Social Services 15
This 'n That 5
World Beat 4
"Meet Mighty Mike" 6

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