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NORFOLK VIRGINIA BEACH PORTSMOUTH NoN-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POtlTAGIE PAID Norfolk, Virginia Permit No. 625 I ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED Vol. XXIV No. 22 WEEKLY PUBLICATION OF THE UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION INC. 7300 NEWPORT AVENUE, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 23505 - 5 Adar 5740 Feb. 22, 1980 Workers Assume Roles for Campaign Fourteen young men met at the JCC building Sunday morning to discuss current campaign needs and goals and techniques for accomplishing these. Carl Kaplan of Washington, D.C., the facilitator of the meeting gave an update on the circumstances in Israel. Politically, Israel is in a state of flux, the people "anesthetized by the promise of peace. Yet Peace will not solve all of Israel's problems," he said. Economically, inflation has reached 110% in the past year. In 1969 the exchaflge rate was four Israeli pounds to the American dollar. Last week, the Jerusalem Post listed the rate of 37.5 pounds to the dollar. "The price of peace fuels inflation," said Kaplan. Inflation has required the government to cut back on social programs, has caused unemployment among the most unexpected sectors of the population, such as doctors, nurses, etc. Standard government subsidies that have always made the basic food needs accessible to all Israelis have been removed. Thus, items such as milk, cheese, and bread are no longer easily purchased, and survival on a daily basis has beome part of what is histori- cally a tong range concern for the State. Socially, Russian resettlement costs money, no matter where the families settle. ,Education, which has always been a priority for Jews, will require the parents to pay for yet another grade in high school for their children. Israel can boast of having some of the best homes for the elderly in the worlcL They, too, are in need of refurbishing physically, as well as being in need of more social services staff. But social service programs are the ones being . cut. "Generally, the level of giving is stagnant; it is not increasing to meet the increased costs -- in Israel or in the local communities." Kaplan, whose credentials make his commitment to the survival of the Jewish people obvious, outlined the four major points that apply to workers and contributors. They are 1. commitment to hard work 2. the need for being nformed on the issues 3. the critical need for being serious and sincere, as the success of a campaign is an implied expression of a commumtY 's concern for human lives 4. and the need to act on this concern by making the most meaningful gift possible. Kaplan, past president of the Lansing 0V!ich.) Jewi  Federation, and recipient of the 1976 Young Leadership Award, is a member of the Washington UJA- Federation General Campaign Cabinet, the UJA Young Leadership Cabinet Executive Committee, The Federal Government Campaign, and is chair- man of the Department of Energy UJA Campaign. He is an attorney, presently serving as Deputy Director of the De- partment of Energy, Division of Regula- tory Proceedings. To helpthe groups make the techniques of which he spoke become a reality, Kaplan asked for volunteers from his audience, who assumed the roles people would have in a face-to-face solicita- tion. The audience and Kaplsn then critiqued the "mock Solicitation." Fol- lowing this, Kaplan explained to the men how he determines his own gift, and the importance of establishing one's own credibility first, by committing his own gift before asking others for one. Dr. Robert M. Rubin, meeting chair- man and a past president of the Fader- Carl Kap/an ation, carried out the suggestion of Kaplan, with a call for everyone to pair off in a real face-to-face solicitation of each other's gift. The 14 gifts made by the ! 4 people solicited, surely indicated that the "message" which ICutplan gave was understood. The total giving for the same men showed an 18 percent increase over last year. Local Representatives . 00our to Attend UJA Young Leadership C reference Assistant Secretary Near Eastern and land. On the subject of energy, there Energy, Division of Regulatory Pro- South Assian Affairs; and Robert Murray will be several workshop sessions, among ceedings. of the Pentagon. which sre"Alternate Sources of Energy," Representatives of the local corn- One thousand young men and women from all parts of the country are expected to attend the UJA Young Leadership Conference at the Washington, D.C., Sheraton Hotel on Feb. 24 - 26. Among the topics to be discussed at the conference are "The Issues and Answers" with Aaron Rosenbaum of AIPCA; The Middle East, which will be done in the format of "Meet the Press" with David Aaron on the National Security Council, Morris Draper, Deputy Art Through Ages YAD Seminar Topic Anna Cohen, director of the B'nm Bath Klutznick Museum, Washington, D.C., will be the guest lecturer at the second session of the YAD "Jewish/Community Awareness Seminar," Monday evening, Feb. 25, at the home of Dottle and Chuck Goodman. Her topic will be "Art Through The Ages." The customs and ceremonies have found an artistic expression throughout history. Ms. Cohen will give an illustrated tour of the role art has played in the lives of Jewish people ..... A Senatorial Dinner will take place moderated by Carl Kaplan, a recent munity who will attend the conference Sunday evening with Robert Packwood, guest of the Norfolk community, who is are Dr. Marshall Bonnie, David Brand, R-Oregon, and Paul Sarbanes, D-Mary- deputy director of the Department of Ron Kramer, and Rachel LindanthaL Neighborhood Coffees Planned .,. Judy S/ater Judy Sister, chairman of the 1977 Women's Division Campaign of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, will be among the special speakers at the "Operation Neighborhood coffees" on March 5 and 6. She will speak in residents homes in the Kempsville and Ocean Front areas. Ms. Slater, who is also the division's vice president and a trustee and member of the CJP Executive Board, will speak on Wednesday, March 5 at 8 p.m. atthe home of Trudy Warancl On Thursday, March 6 she will be a speaker atthe home of Nancy Rosenblatt at 10 a.m. and Jeri Jacobson at 4 p.m. A frequent traveler to Israel, Ms. Sister visits the Jewish state on an average of twice a year. She has participated in a variety of national and community missions. Among her many Jewish and civic activities in the Boston area are membership on the boards of the Associated Jewish Community Centers and the Brandeis Women's Committee. A past president and founder of the Women's Division of the Greater Boston Chapter of the Heart Association, she has been honored.with the association's Distinguished Service Award. She is Chairman of the Boston chapter of the American Friends of Hails University. Mrs. Sister travels around the country conducting Training for Trainers workshops and is a graduate of the National Women's Division Training for Trainers Program at the Wharton School. Six other coffees have been scheduled during the two-day neighborhood event, featuring distinguished national figures. Those interested in further information may contact Ann Copeland at 489-4078 of the UJF office, 489-8040.