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June 9, 1995--UJ--5 ' UJFT Biennial Meeting CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE and financial support deserves our applause." In appreciation of his com- mitment and dedication to Tide- water, Robert Copeland, a past UJFT President, presented Sandler with a set of framed commemorative of photos of his- torical moments in U.S.-Israel relations. On behalf of the UJA, Copeland presented Sandler with an oil lamp antiquity. UJFT Executive Vice.Presi- dent Mark Goldstein reviewed recent community accomplish- ments, highlighting increased fund raising and allocations, continuing Soviet Jewish Reset- tlement, the expansion of Jew- ish education and youth pro- grams, the Simon Passport to Israel program, the excellence of the UJF Virginia News and Renewal magazine, and the Community Relations Council. "This is a first class community with first class agencies," said Goldstein, adding that both the Community Relations Council and the UJF Virginia News have recently won awards. Speaker Douglas Bloomfield, a consultant, journalist, and former chief lobbyist for AIPAC, emphasized the importance of the American Jewish communi- ty and its impact on the Middle East peace process. He told the audience "the progress that Israel has made would not have been possible without the sup- port of each Jewish community and without your particular i nvolvement." In his acceptance speech Steve Sandler said the great- ness of the Tidewater communi- ty is its action oriented people who strive for improvement in all areas. Donning sunglasses, to emphasize his message,he said, "Our future is so bright we need sunglasses." A Special moment at the meeting was the presentation of the Leonard R. Strelitz Young Leadership Award to Jody Wag- ner and Jordan S]one. These awards were presented by the award's namesake Leonard R. Strelitz. (See June 23 News for details of awards.) Also honored for her continu- ing involvement in the commu- nity was Marcia Hofheimer, a past UJFT President, who received the Joseph H. Stre- litzMemorial Award fbr Distin- guished Community Service. (See June 23 News for details of awards.) Other individuals recognized for their community efforts included: Steve Sandier, Cam- paign Chair, 1993-94; Karen Jaffe, Women's Division Chair- man, 1993-94-; Ron Kramer and Jody Wagner, Continuing Exo- dus Co-Chairmen; John Stre- litz, Young Leadership Chair- man 1993-94; Jeff Chernitzer, Young Leadership Chairman 1994-95; Farideh Goldin, Jew- ish Education Council Chair- CLASSIFIEDS Swi: S & E BUILDERS LTD. Stuart & Ed Buxbaum 3 Generations of Quality Home Building Specializing in Custom Homes Natural Gas Homes are naturally energy efficient, economical and comfortable. Promotional Class A Licensed Asisstance 5511 Princess Anne Rd. 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Alice Davis presentedthe nominating committee report and the following UJFT officers were elected: Steve Sandler, President; David Brand, Presi- dent Elect; Jon Becker, Vice President; Mimi Karesh, Vice Annabel Sacks, Allocations Com- mittee Chair, accepts plaque from Mark Goldstein, UJFT Executive Vice President. President; Jeff Kramer, Vice President; Annabel Sacks, Vice President; Alan Frieden, Secre- tary; and Herb Zukerman, Treasurer. In addition, 36 at- large board members were elected. New board members include Daniel Gordon, Dr. Calvin Belkov, Isabel Brenner, Jeffrey Brooke, Stuart Held, Sandra Porter Leon, Telsa Leon and Adam White. Also, the Biennial meeting confirmed the officers and lead- ership of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation, Inc. Ron Kramer and Jody Wagner, Continuing Exodus Co-chairs HELP WANTED: Jewish Family Service is looking for a detail-oriented Receptionist- Secretary for our Older Adult Services Program. 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