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8 -- UJF -- February 22, 1980 ONLY YOUR PLEDGE CAN ERASE THE X' The Jewish Community Center is the focal pomt for the entire Jewish community. B .Z ,g .:.:." . Iewish commun is like a man without a soul. By Teri Slaven -"OperatiOn Neighborhood" is coming to Tidewater! Sponsored bythe Women's Division of the United Jewish Federation, the first part of ')peratiol Neighborhood" will bring nationally-known speakers to neighborhood coffees where they will share their knowledge of the urgent need for pledges tothe 1980 UJF Campaign. THE NEEDS: There has been a20 percent increase in " ' "t requests for money from the Allocatmn s Comml tee, which receives its funds frethe UJF. If the UJF does not raise enough money to meet its demands, then some agency must suffer, must cut back on what it can do for the community. Most Jewish families participate in and/or benefit from the programs and sewices of at least one local facility. These include the Jewish Community Center Day Camp, after-school activities, teen and adult prolFams, sports, the prospect of a Virginia Beach Branch of the JCC, the Hebrew Academy, Jewish Family Service, Beth Sholom, Russian Resettlement, etc. If these agencies and institu- tions are to continue to serve, everyone must give. Wallets must open so agency doors will not close. If everyone gives, then all needs will be met. ISRAEL: The highest taxed nation in theworld is Israel (over 70 percent), where infl{ltion spirals over 13 percent per MONTH. Funds are needed to better the quality of life for the people who have elected to live in the ancient homeland, Decent housing is needed for the many families who live below the poverty level, Day care centers must be sustained and the increased cost of education is a constant strain that must be coped with, Invitations to the coffees are in your mail. Everyone is invited and everyone is urged to participate. The Russian Resettlement Program has success/ully relocatedRussian families in 7dewater. " ewish Family Service cares about people.