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22 Southeastern Virginia Jewish News April 10, 1998 COMMUNITY NEWS JCCTnominatingcommitteeannounces new slate of officers and directors Cantor Allan R. Berman Top Chai" column of the New York Jewish Press. Cantor Berman's vast knowl- edge of traditional nusach is clear, and it is no surprise that his endearing chazzanut appeals to a wide range of people. A lyric tenor, Chazzan Berman will greatly add to the Yom Tov spir- it, which should help make Peasch a memorable experience. Cantor Berman will be appearing this year at the Mount Airy Lodge in Mount Pocono, PA. Cantor Berman to officiate International Cantor and Vocalist Allan R. Berman, a resi- dent of Blatimore, Md., will offi- ciate his 10th Passover Program. Cantor Berman has officiated Passover programs at various resorts in Florida, California, St. Maarten and most recnetly at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach. In addition, he has appeared in several synagogues in the United States and Canada, including the B'nai Israel in Norfolk. A native of Norfolk, Cantor Berman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Berman of Norfolk and currently serves as Chazzan at Congregation Anshe Emunah- Liberty Jewish Center in Balti- more, where he officiates with an all-male choir during the High Holidays. Recently, Cantor Berman was featured in "The B'nai Israel Men The next meeting of B'nai Israel's Men's Club Breakfast will be held Sunday, April 26 at 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be Rabbi Joseph Friedman, who will talk on "Modern Medicine and Jewish Law." A discussion will follow with a noted panel of doctors -- Dr. Behrooz Dayanim, Dr. Norman Goldin and Dr. Michael Weissman. A donation of $2.50 is requested for breakfast, and reservations would be appreciated. Those wishing more information and reservations may call Tehilla at B'nai Israel, 627- 7358, or Maurice Pogolowitz, 623 -6317. The event is open to members of the community. Portsmouth HLAS A revitalization of the Portsmouth Hebrew Ladies Aid Society has been scheduled for April 26 at Temple Sinai at 11 a.m. The HLAS has performed good works since the 1800s and for the last decade has collected no dues. During that interval, HLAS continued providing assistance to Portsmouth individuals and families experiencing times of crisis. To maintain the viability of the Society, collection of dues has been reinstated at $10 per year. MOZEL TOV! [ aAvno ,ww [ DJ. Entertainment [ . Weddinqs. Bar/Bat Mitzvahs [ ) Smoke and Light Show t . Guest Participation 5rt, in Philadelphia & New York since ,985 - Now in Virgi,ia Beach [ This summer, chances are your kids will not discover their heritage at the Food Court. In addition to shopping, fast food or hanging with friends, your kids can come away with something much more meaningful this summer. A connection to their Jewish identity. Israel Experience can refer them to over 200 programs, including mountain rappelling, white-water rafting or walking in the footsteps of their ancestors. There are even programs that allow students to gain meaningful experience for their college applications. So instead of your kids riding escalators this summer, imagine them climbing Masada. Many Israel Experience programs are approved by and can be partially financed through the Passport to Israel Program. For more information on the Passport to Israel Program contact Amy Zelenka at the United Jewish Federation 671-1600 ext. 123. To learn more about the various Israel Experience programs call Dan Lepow at the United Jewish Federation, 671-1600 ext. 120; or Israel Experience, Inc. at 1-888-99-ISRAEL. Or visit the web site at www.israelexperience.org. ...... Hr::. _ ................. This Journey Lasts a Lifetime i i i i i i I i Chuck Rosenblatt, Chair of the 1998 Nominating Commit- tee, has announced the slate of officers and new directors. Appointed by President Lonny Sarfan, Rosenblatt who is a past president of the Center, said that the response of those candidates who were asked to serve was very favorable. Other members of the Nominating Committee were Howard Kesser, Dorothy Zimmerman, Joel Jason, Nell Landy, and members-at-large Jodi Klebanoff and John Strelitz. The slate of offi- cers are: Lonnie Slone - presi- dent; Gene Ross - vice president, administration and president- elect; Alan Wagner - vice presi- dent, program; Joel Jason - vice president, membership; Stewart (Skip) Sacks - vice president, fundraising; Bruce Friedman, treasurer; and, Laura Gross, cor- responding secretary. Directors nominated or re- nominated for term ending 1999 include: Brad Bangel, Jeffrey Breit, Lisa Ehrich, Karen Jaffe, Nell Landy, George Metzger, Art Sandier, Edwin Waltzer, Adam White and Jodi Klebanoff*. For a term ending 2000, nom- inees include: Debby Fink, Leslie Friedman, Howard Kess- er, Janet Kramer, Ron Kramer, Rabbi Michael Panitz, Heidi Simon, Dorothy Zimmerman, Neal Schulwolf* and Lisa Eichelbaum. For the term ending 2001, nominees are: Sara Kruger, John Strelitz* Brad Stanton*, Andrew Fink*, Susan Kaplan*, John Cooper*, Kirk Levy*, Emily Dreyfus*, Robert Lehman and Jack Siegel*. Rosenblatt advised that the Nominating Committee has accomplished its responsibility according to the JCCT's Consti- tution by delivering a list of its nominees to the Executive Vice President at least 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting (May 19, 1998). He pointed out that addi- tional nominations of members in good standing may be made by petition signed by at least 25 voting Center members in good standing, endorsed by the nomi- nee, and delivered to the Execu- tive Vice President at least 25 days prior to the Annual Meet- ing. * Newly-elected directors Hadassah program to focus on child abuse The Portsmouth Newport News Chapter of Hadassah will present a "Child Abuse Aware- ness Program" on April 19, 1 p.m., at Temple Sinai, 4401 Hat- ton Point Road, Portsmouth. The guest speaker will be Jane Stein, Executive Director of Child Abuse Center of Hampton Roads. Since the Center has been operational over 2,500 children have been referred for services from 15 Virginia municipalities. Those wishing additional information may contact Made- line Bohan, (757) 582-3048, or Kitty Wolf Steinberg, 397-6730 (evenings). 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