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VOL. 9---NO. 6 Published by Norfolk Jewish Community Council JULY, 1954 NATIONAL COUNCIl, OF JEWISH WOMEN ADD GLAMOUR to United Jewish Fund recognition meetiug. "South l'errific--Norfolk Specific" was ter- ritic, was the unanimous verdict of the several hundred campaign workers and friends who turned out to pay tribute to the men and women who made possible the successful cruise of the UJF Norfolk. The Song and Dance revue was first presented at the Spring Donor Luncht.on of the Norfolk Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, and had its Television debut over Station WTOV-TV. ,, SPIRIT OF UJF '54: A touch of comedy was added by campaigu officers at the Worker's Recognition Rally, June 16th, when Sidney Gates, Mrs. Mervin Cooper, Norman Berlin, Sam Weisberg and Morton J. Gaba, appeared as the Spirit of '76 depicting the struggle which they underwent in order to bring Norfolk to the expected $200,000 mark. Norman Berlin, Campaign Admiral, reported that even though the campaign total might be a couple of thousand less than last year, over 300 more pledges were reported this year than in any year since 1948, and that over oue person in three gave more in '54. tokens of appreciation to 185 outstanding campaign workers were awarded specially, inscribed ballpoint pens at the Workers' Recognition Rally by Norman Berlin, campaign chairman.The pens carried the legend "Well- Done" Award, UJF Norfolk 1954." A surprise feature of the evening was an announcement by Chaplain David Hacheu of the gift of $507.00 from 150 service- men in the Fifth Naval District. This marks the first time that the Naval personnel have officially participated in the United Jewish Fund Campaign. The Armed Services Division was carried out with the complete cooperation of the Chaplain's office, N. O. B. CENTER ADMITTED TO COMMUNITY CHEST The Jewish Community Center was formally admitted to the Norfolk Community Chest as a Red Feather institutional mem- ber by action of the Chest Execu- tive Committee on June 18th. "Chest acceptance of the Jew- ish Community Center is the fin- al step in the development of the Center," said David Krug, Center president. "When we realize that the Center is only three years old, we can well be proud of the steps it has taken in the cultural and recreational life of our community." "Acceptance by the Chest means more than the assurance that the deficit financing of the Center will be taken care of. It means the acceptance by the gen- eral community that our Jewish Community Center is an integral and important part of the city in which we live." The Community Chest Btadgct Committee will meet this August to review the Jewish Community Center budget. It is anticipated that the Chest will assume the deficit financing of the Center's program obligations, with the Jewish Community Council re- taining financial responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of the Center building. Deficit Financing The Center's affiliation with the Community Chest does not change the position of the Jew- ish Community Council which is not affiliated with the chest and which will continue to sponsor the annual United Jewish Fund drive for local, national and over- seas Jewish needs. As indicated, the Center will receive its building maintenance (Continued on Page 3) Appointed chairman of the Norfolk Tercentenary Committee by the Norfolk Jewish Cofn- munity Council to observe the 300th Anniversary of American Jewish life, is Bertram S. Nus- baum, vice-president of the Jew- ish Community Council. Serving with Mr. Nusbaum as members of a preliminary Steering Committee will be the presidents of the several synagogues, name- Iv: Maxwell Zedd, president Beth Temple; Werner Blum, presi- dent, Temple Emanuel, Virginia Beach; Hy B. Swartz, president Temple Israel; Ben Zedd, presi- dent Mikro Kodesh Synagogue; William P. Nordlinger, president Ohef Sholom Temple, ._Sidney Seigel, president United Ortho- dox Synagogue and Paul Caplan representing the Community Re- lations Committee as ex-officio member. The committee will map pre- liminary plans for Norfolk's Ter- ccntenary observance which will bc reviewed by a larger commit- tee composed of representatives of the major Jewish organizations of the city. The national program will commence Sunday evening, Sep-- tember 12th at which time the Tercentenary celebration will be inaugurated officially with a pub- lic dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Preceding (Continued on Page 3)