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of Frances Stonton to benefit JCCT NEW YORK -- The United nalists and communal activists. Karen Lombart and Dolores n endowment fund in memory of Frances Stanton, to benefit cultural programs at the Jewish Community Cen- ter of Tidewater, has been established by Arty, Brad and Patty Stanton. In setting up the fund, Arty Stanton, a past presi- dent of the JCCT, comment- ed that "... Frances was an ardent supporter of the arts and Brad, Patty and I can think of no better was of honoring her memory." Fmns ann -7 5 Marty Trachtenbeg, Executive Vice President of the JCCT said, "... this significant gift will help support ongoing and new cultural efforts." He said, "... the loss of Frances is still deeply felt by everyone at the Center." Frances Stanton's long commitment to the advancement of the arts both in the Jewish and broader community was evi- denced by leadership roles with the Norfolk Civic ballet and the Tidewater Winds. Her greatest accomplishments were at the Jewish Committee where she assumed responsibilities for the Tidewater Jewish Forum. Under her guidance, the Forum gained a national reputation emulated by other JCC's through- out North America. In recognition of her accomplishments, the JCCT Board of Directors, dedicated the 1997-98 Tidewater Jewish Forum to her memory. Those wishing to contribute to the Frances Stanton Cultural Arts Fund may call Jeannie Goldman or Marry Trachtenberg at 489-1371. Jewish Appeal National Women's Campaign will hold its Interna- tional Lion of Judah Conference Sept. 13-15 in Washington, D.C. The conference theme, "Let Us Gather As One From the Four Corners of the Earth," reflects the expected participation of more than one thousand women from Jewish communities, including women striving to create vibrant Jewish societies in their own developing countries. This will be the fourth Lion of Judah Conference and the second international gathering of Jewish women leaders. The inaugural international conference, held in Jerusalem in Oct. 1996, brought together 500 women from around the world, including Croatia, Rus- sia, Cuba, India, Hungary and Bosnia-Herzegovina. "These women are philan- thropists who represent the highest level of leadership," said Confer- ence Chairman Betty Kane of Southern New Jersey, Immediate Past Chairman of the UJA Nation- al Women's Campaign. "They are committed to community building and Jewish continuity and are con- cerned with the social and politi- cal issues facing our society, as women and as Jews." Participants in this year's con- ference will gain insight on impor- tant social and political issues through programs and special events with American and Israeli political leaders, educators, jour- UJA National Women's Campaign Chairman Rebecca Newman of San Diego said, "The program- ming, the speakers and the oppor- tunity to interact with one another will highlight the impact of their philanthropy on the quality and continuity of Jewish life." One of the highlights of the conference will be a gala at the Kennedy Cen- ter in honor of the 50th anniver- sary of the founding of the State of Israel. Bartel are the Tidewater recruit- ment chairmen. Both women attended the Northeast Regional Lion of Judah Conference in New York last year and anticipate bringing a large group from Tide- water to this year's international conference. Those wishing more informa- tion may call Marlene Rossen at the office of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, 671- 1600. German firm wants settlement FRANKFURT (JTA) -- A German insurance firm has announced that it wants to reach A special Zahav/Emerald an out-of-court settlement with Event, with the theme "The Art of Holocaust victims. Giving," will precede the confer- The chairman of Allianz AG's ence. The event, for donors of board of directors, Gerhard Rup- $25,000 or more to the UJA Fed- precht, said the settlement would eration Annual Campaign, will be cover claims from Jewish cus- chaired by Sylvia Hassenfeld of tomers whose policies were con- Palm Beach, Rosanne Diamond of fiscated or terminated during the Atlanta, and Joan Zimmerman of Nazi era. Las Vegas. The company opened a hotline The UJA Lion of Judahpro- last year to handle claims and has gram represents more than 7,000 launched an independent investi- women around the world (includ- gation of its remaining wartime ing 62 from Tidewater), each of records to help locate unpaid poli- whom gives at least $5,000 to the cies. annual campaign. In the 1998 So far, the investigation has campaign, women contributed only located a handful of open more than $140 million and have cases. endowed more than $150 million Last year, a group of Holocaust through Lion of Judah campaign victims filed a group action suit in endowments, a New York court. AN ORIGINAL BALLET Conceived & Created by Istvan Ament Mg "We Shall Never Forget. " A Tribute To The Victims Of The Holocaust. with Special Guest Artists ASYA VERZHBINSKY AND CORNEL CRABTREE Music selected and organized by Istvan Ament from traditional Jewish music and works by D. Shostakovich. Parents: Due to the mature subject matter in this ballet, we do not recommend viewing by children under the age of 10, For Ticket Information call 683-4486. Virginia Bcu:h performances are funded in part by a grant from the City of Virginia Beach through the Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission. Lyr Pas De Deux Music By: Eduard Grieg Choreography By: LeonidJacobson Staging By: Is&an Ament AI00D 00rae!i Dance 00ulte Folk Dance in 3 Movements (Parts) Music: Traditional Choreography: Istvan Ament