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The CKJF board of directors began 1988
at its monthly meeting on January 87 with
five new board members in attendance.

Re-elected to three year terms as
directors were Gail Cohen and Nancy
Hoffman. Joining them were:

Ruth Baker. a lifelong resident of Lexing—
ton and member of Temple Adath Israel.
She served for two years as Temple
Sisterhood President and on the Temple
Board of Directors. She is currently a
Temple Sisterhood board member, chairman
of Operation Fingerprint, and a board
member of People Against Child Exploita-
tion. She is also working with a commit-
tee investigating a hands—on museum in
Lexington. Ruth will be filling a
one—year vacancy created when Bill Levy
moved out of state.

Arlene Cohen. a member of and former board
member of Dhavay Zion Synagogue. She is a
member of Dhavay Zion Sisterhood and
life member of Hadassah. She has been
active in the CKJF—UJA Campaigns for the
past few years. twice chairing the Guardim
ans of Zion Dinner. As well as being on
the mother’s committee at The Lexington
School, Mrs. Cohen is active on a communi-
ty project to establish a teen center in
Lexington. Arlene will be filling a
one~year vacancy created by the
resignation of Gloria Katz.



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Judith Saxe. the former CKJF Administra—
tor, is currently President of the Central
States Region of Hadassah. She is a
member and past president of the Lexington
Chapter of Hadassah; a founding member of
the Lexington Havurah; a member of Ohavay
Zion Syangogue and currently Sisterhood
representative to the Religious Committee;
and coordinator of the 1986 and 1987
Women’s Plea for Soviet Jewry. Judy has
participated in several programs for the
National Conference of Christians and
Jews, including being a facilitator of a
Christian—Jewish dialogue group. Mrs.
Saxe was elected to a three-year term.

David Hekstein. the Associate Director of
the Sanders—Brown Center on Aging and a
Professor of Physiology at U.K., will be
returning to the CKJF board where he
served as president from 1978—80. He is a
former Chair of the Community Relations
Committee, was UJA Treasurer from 1969-70,
and chaired the annual campaign in 1978
and 1973. Dr. Nekstein is a past presi-
dent of Uhavay Zion Synagogue and a
founding member, past president and
present treasurer of the Lexington
Havurah. David was elected to a
three—year term.

Mark Hides. co-chair of this year’s Super
Sunday Campaign, is a member of Temple
Adath Israel and its Brotherhood. A
member of B’nai B’rith, Mr. Nides is on
the Allocations Committee for the United
way, a board member of the Door and
Hardware Institute, and a past president
of Downtown Lions Club. Mark is the
contract manager for Nides Materials
Company and was elected to a three-year

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Returning to the board as representa—
tives of other organizations are Ellie
Goldman. for a three~vear term represent—
ing the Lexington Chapter of Hadassah, and
Ron Fleischman, for a three-year term
representing Dhavay Zion Synagogue.

Recently appointed to the CKJF board as
a representative of Temple Adath Israel
for a three~year term was Tomas Milch.

A resident of Lexington for nine years,
Tomas has served as the treasurer of the
Temple’s Building Fund and has been on the
Temple’s New Members Committee. He is
currently on its Budget and Finance
Committee. Mr. Milch is a stock broker
with Prudential-Bache and lectures on
investments. A lecturer for the Small
Business Development Center at the
University of Kentucky, Tomas is married
with two children.


President Sail R. Cohen, (1990)

First Vice President Robert Baumann,
(B’nai B’rith - 1988)

Second Vice President Simone Salomon,
(OZS — 1988)

Secretary Cheri Rose, (1989)

Treasurer Janice Brock, (1989)

At-Large Ellie Goldman, (HAD - 1990)

At-Large Joe Rosenberg, (1988)


Michael Ades (1988)

Ruth Baker (1988)

Philip Berger (1989)
Arlene Cohen (1988)
Harriet Cooper (1989)

Ron Fleischman (02S — 1990)
Arthur Frank (028 - 1989)
Evelyn Geller (1989)
Nancy Hoffman (1990)
David Kaplan (TAI — 1989)
Erle Levy (1988)

Tomas Milch (TAI - 1990)
Roy Peck (HAV — 1989)

Nat Sandler (TAI - 1988)
Judith Saxe (1990)

David Nekstein (1990)
Mark Hides (1990)



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The CKJF Board of Directors joins with
the leadership of other local Jewish
organizations in expressing great optimism
for the coming year and encourages each
member of the Central Kentucky Jewish
community to take part to the fullest
extent in the activities and concerns of
our community.

B’nai B’rith: James Levenson, Jr.,
President (871-4831)

B’nai B’rith Hillel: Susan Goldstein,
Director (69—8415)

Lexington Chapter of Hadassah: Susan
Mason, President (878—8318); Janice
Brock, New Member Chair (869—4030)

Lexington Havurah: Terry Wilson, President
(877-0979); David Sabritt, Membership
Chair (866-7748)

Ohavay Zion Synagogue: Alan Stein,
President (859—0680); Bruce Broudy,
Membership Co-Chair (866-8770); Art
Salomon, Membership Co-Chair (869-1585)

Dhavay Zion Sisterhood: Sue Ezrine,
President (899—4404)

Temple Adath Israel: Ira Mersack,
President (866—0953); Rose Rita
Nurmser, Membership Chair (877—0817)

Temple Brotherhood: Paul Goldfarb,
President (883-9581)

Temple Sisterhood: Cheri Rose, President

Temple Youth (LEXTY): Becky Birenbaum,
President (877~9571)

Univ. of KY Faculty Assn. on Jewish
Affairs: Steven Goldstein, President

Young Judaea: Ruth Belin, President




Jewish. ,

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‘ > and ethics of the Jewish people.


Being Jewish has always meant accepting community responsi—
bility. This responsibility has enabled us to endure as a people and
build a nation. For the past 50 years, that responsibility has had
a name. The United Jewish Appeal.

Because we’re responsible, we’ve worked to provide a new life
for the Jews who fled Ethiopia. We’ve worked to meet the growing
social needs in Israel. In times of peace and in times of war. And
we’re working every day to rebuild deteriorating neighborhoods, to
educate the underprivileged and to make food grow in barren deserts.

The UJA continues to work to make sure the responsibility we
feel as Jews becomes the help our people need.


It’s belief and responsibility and action.

It’s the United Jewish Appeal.







Prepared by the national Unrled Jewish Appeal as a Jewish Iiieline partnership service tor American Jewish communllles.





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Executive Committee

This has been a very busy year for
CKJF. There have been an enormous number
of activities taking place. They are
outlined in the various committee reports
which follow. The committee system is the
heart of operations of the Federation, and
all members of the community are invited
to volunteer to serve on committees.

It is the duty of the Executive Commit—
tee to coordinate the functions and
activities of CKJF throughout the year.
That includes overseeing the staff and
office. As the volume of work in commit—
tees has increased, so has the workload of
the office. The Federation owes a debt of
gratitude to Administrator Linda Ravvin
and Office Manager Beth Altenkirch for
their efforts and dedication.

The Executive Committee is also respon—
sible for the publication of this bulle—
tin. It is a source of local, national
and international news of Jewish interest
and is distributed to the entire Jewish
community of Central Kentucky. We were
sorry to lose our Editor, Elissa Golin,
who moved to Baltimore during the year.
But we are very pleased that Charlotte
Levy has agreed to accept this important

A board retreat was held last January
to examine our goals and directions.
Stuart Handmaker of Louisville, a leader
in the Council of Jewish Federations, came
to assist us in our deliberations. It was
a time for airing of opinions and begin—
ning to chart a course for the future.

”Shalom Lexington,“ the annual communi-
ty welcome to newcomers, was held in
August and chaired by Ellie Goldman and
Joe Rosenberg. The event offered newcom—
ers to Central Kentucky an opportunity to
meet with and hear from representatives of
all the Jewish organizations in the
community about the purposes and programs
of their groups.

The CKJF takes seriously its mandate to
foster unity and cohesion in the Jewish
community of Central Kentucky and makes
every effort to work cooperatively with
all Jewish organizations toward that end.

The officers of CKJF make up the
Executive Committee: Gail Cohen, Bob
Baumann, Simone Salomon, Cheri Rose,
Janice Brock, Ellie Goldman and Joe
Rosenberg. Past President Gloria Katz
served in an ex—officio capacity.


Campaign Committee

The Campaign reflects the dynamic
mutually supportive relationship between
the United Jewish Appeal and the American
Jewish communities. The UJA/Federation
Campaign is the primary instrument for
support of programs and services of Jews
in Israel, overseas, and here at home.
The objectives of the Campaign are to
solicit gifts; to provide leadership in
stimulating community fundraising; to
engender goodwill towards Israel, the
world Jewish community, and the organized
Jewish community; and to seek allotment of
maximum funds for overseas needs along
with their timely collection and transmit-

The Campaign also provides a framework
within which members may contribute their
time, energy and money for the common
good. The Campaign is a means of
strengthening our responsibility for the
fulfillment of traditional Jewish values.
It is through Campaign that all the
wonderful programing in our own community
is made available.

In more concrete terms, local efforts
made possible by funds raised through
Campaign include: the Forum Series, Camp
Shalom, pre~school parties, Yom H’Atzmaut
celebrations, Hillel, as well as all
programming and services provided through
the Social Services and Community Rela—
tions Committees. These include liaison
programs with schools, camp scholarships,
and emergency loans to name just a few.

In addition, CKJF contributes to many
medical and social action charities
including Community Kitchen and God’s
Pantry. We support causes that foster our
Jewish ideals such as National Conference
of Christians and Jews and the B’nai
B’rith Anti—Defamation League. In Eastern
Europe through the Joint Distribution
Committee, we sustain the remnant of the
Jewish community by feeding them and

enabling them to live as Jews. In Israel,
we help our fellow Jews in the areas of
immigration and absorption, housing,

education, agriculture, and youth
programs. We give special support to

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Campaign Committee, continued

underprivileged neighborhoods through
Project Renewal. wherever Jews need help,
whether it be Ethiopia or Russia, we are

The 1987 Campaign Committee was chaired
by Gail Cohen and Simone Salomon. For the
second year, Bob Baumann chaired the Men’s
Division. Nancy Hoffman chaired the
Women’s Division along with Ellie Goldman
as co—chair and Cheri Rose as vice-chair.
Vinnie Dubilier and Joe Rosenberg complet'
ed their second year as Super Sunday
co—chairs. Israel Bonds was chaired by
Charles Stern and Judy Baumann served as
Project Renewal chair.

On November 6, 1986, the Women’s
Division had its Pacesetters Event at
Amatos’. Gerald Meister spoke on
”Politics and Religion: Campaign for the
American Soul.” The event, chaired by
Marilyn Gall and Susan Goldstein, raised
over $80,000.

Guardians of Zion, the major gifts
event of the Campaign was held in December
of 1986 at Bugatti’s. The event, chaired
by Harry and Arlene Cohen, raised more
than $100,000.

On March 8, Women’s Division held its
Benefactors event at Bugatti’s. Maxine
Kronick presented her multi—media program
”From the Shtetl With Love.” The event,
chaired by Janice Brock, Nancy Scher and
Kim Rosenstein, raised $8,400.

Men’s Division continued its personal
solicitation through the spring of 1987.

Super Sunday, on April 5, raised
$80,983. Over 300 gifts were made and of
those, 56 were new gifts. The event
involved many volunteers from all segments
of the Jewish community. Super Sunday was
fortunate to find a great new facility at
the Chamber of Commerce.

The Israel Bonds Campaign had a recep-
tion at Steven and Susan Caller’s on April
88. Nilliam Korey was guest speaker.

The women’s Division sponsored a
solicitor training program in May.

Over 500 people pledged support of the
1987 CKJF-UJA Campaign:

General Campaign $835,953.00

Project Renewal 83,058.00
Local Use Only 8,618.00
Israel Only 10,950.00

for a total of: $878,573.00. This
represented a card~for-card increase of
nearly 7 percent.



Bruce and Liz Broudy talk with Chairwoman
Arlene Cohen at Guardians of Zion Dinner.


Community Aotivities Committee

Chaired by Nat Sandler, the CKJF
Community Activities Committee saw an
exciting year of activities for the
Central Kentucky Jewish community.

Also serving on this committee with Nat
were Susan Cantor, Forum Chair; Susan
Goldstein, Austin Cantor, Joe Rosenberg
and Marsha Nillis-Fredman, Hillel leader—
ship and representatives; Ginny Luftman,
Terry Goldfarb and Toni Reiss-Plavin,
pre—school holiday parties chairs; and
Joyce Mischner and Cheri Rose, Camp Shalom
chairs. _

The Forum Series, chaired by Susan
Cantor, presented “Reguesh”, the Jewish
musical group from Buenos Aires on Febru-
ary 1, 1987. Their appearance was pre-
sented in conjunction with the University
of Kentucky Latin America Studies Program.

The Elizabeth Rosenberg Memorial
Lecture was held in June when Gloria
Goldreich, author of Leah’s Journey, spoke
on her writings and new book, Nest To
Eden. She was extremely well received by
the Jewish community as a whole. Her
insights into the Jewish experience were
quite fascinating, educational and

In November the Forum Series presented
a performance of the Israeli Chassidic
Festival. Looking ahead, on March 80,
1988, Dr. Ilsa Schuster will talk on

”Whither Survival: Israel and the
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CAC. continued . . .

The Elizabeth Rosenberg Memorial
Program in May will present Jeffrey Fuerst
speaking on ”The Changing Image of the
Jewish Woman: Not Just Molly Goldberg and
Marjorie Morningstar.” Elizabeth
Rosenberg Memorial Programs are made
possible through the endowment set up by
the Rosenberg family in her memory.

He supported two cultural events —~ a
concert by Sofia Noel and Pedro Elias at
U.K. in October and a concert by the
Klezmer Conservatory Band at Berea College
in October.

Camp Shalom completed a very
successful three-week program, June Bth
through the 26th at the campsite off of
Richmond Road. Joyce Mischner chaired
this successful program that drew a full
compliment of campers.

Pre-School Holiday Parties, chaired by
Ginny Luftman and Terry Goldfarb in
1986—87, provided a delightful Purim party
in March. Toni Reiss-Plavin, 1987—88
chair, planned a similar gathering for
Chanukah in December.

The award—winning movie Ayanti Pogolo
was shown in honor of Israel Independence
Day. We also had a film and lecturer from
El Al Airlines as well as a visit from
Chava Cohen, the Schlicha based in Louis—
ville. Refreshments with an Israeli theme
were served.

The Community Activities Committee once
again assisted with the Hillel programs.
Marsha Willis—Fredman and Joe Rosenberg
served on the Hillel Advisory Committee.
Susan Goldstein is Hillel Director and
Austin Cantor is its Faculty Advisor.

Community Relations Committee

This past year can be characterized as
one in which a new CRC chairman underesti-
mated the task and the amount to be
learned to accomplish the task. Much of
the committee’s energy was directed tOward
planning a workable agenda of activities.

Chaired by Phil Berger and co-chaired
by Charlotte Baer, the committee consisted
of Mike Ades, Judy Baumann, Gail Cohen,
Harriet Cooper, Sheila DeKosky, David
Feinberg, Ron Fleischman, Arthur Frank,
Steven Boldstein, Anne Joseph, Martin
Kaplan, Felice Kaufmann, Erle Levy, Jack
Miller, Marilyn Moosnick, Roy Peck, Amanda
Robison, Richard and Carmit Sadove, Judy
Saxe, Jesse Neil and Lauren weinberg.


The CRC was fortunate to host Irwin
Schulman at a dinner meeting last May.
Two themes emerged from this meeting.
First, our CRC should develop programs
within the limits of the professional
staff, volunteer effort, and finances
available to it. Each community CRC must
develop a style which matches its resourc-
es; that is, set a realistic agenda. The
second theme of Mr. Schulman’s presenta-
tion was that our CRC should explore the
possibility of initiating a program that
would be directed at the Central Kentucky
community at large, not just the Jewish
community. Such a program, Mr. Schulman
emphasized, should be consistent with the
moral/ethical teachings of Judaism.

After a summer lull, the CRC began the
planning process. Anne Joseph of the
Kentucky Task Force on Hunger and Kathy
Ganoe of the Blue Grass Long—Term Care
Ombudsman Program were extremely helpful
to the CRC as it pursued its new ecumeni-
cal goal.

CRC activities and those who volun-
teered to be prime implementors of them
are: Soviet Jewry — Judy Saxe; Speakers’
Bureau - Judy Baumann; School Liaison
Program - Phil Berger; Kentucky Humanities
Legacies Grant — Marilyn Moosnick; and Yom
Hashoa and Community Volunteers — two
programs that need chairmanship.

A brief word about the Community
Volunteers program: The idea, originated
by Marilyn Moosnick, is-to have CKJF/CRC
act as broker between community needs and
Jewish colunteers. Our program would help
identify groups or agencies that could use
volunteers and also be a referral point
for those groups or agencies which contact
us for help in obtaining volunteers. In
its discussion, committee members thought
this type of activity was appropriate for
a community—wide agency such as CKJF as it
would serve to encourage unaffiliated
members of the Jewish community to become
involved with a CKJF program and would not
compete with the activities of other
Jewish organizations in the community.

The success of the Volunteers Program
depends upon finding a willing individual
to devote extensive time and energy to its
development. It is worth considering
hiring additional CKJF staff to support
community and social welfare activities of

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CRC, continued . . .

this sort, e.g., doing case work for
emergency loans, and other social service

The Speakers’ Bureau, under the leader—
ship of Judy Baumann, continues to be a
successful program. Last spring lettEFE
were sent to various organizations and
schools in the Blue Grass area announcing
the availability of speakers on various
aspects of Judaism and Israel and of the
videotape ”And I Was There.” Speaking
requests have come from local schools and
churches, Sue Bennett College, Frankfort
and Winchester. Additional publicity is
planned for early spring.

The School Liaison project sent a
letter to Superintendent Walton in the
spring asking for teachers’ cooperation in
scheduling examinations so as not to
penalize Jewish students. This past fall,
at the request of several parents, a
follow-up letter was hand—delivered to Mr.
Walton. During early 1988 the School
Liaison project plans to hold informal
discussions with School Board members and
Superintendent Walton about examination
scheduling and the use of school time and
resources to celebrate religious holidays.

”The Jewish Experience in Kentucky”
project, partially funded by the Kentucky

Humanities Council, is progressing.
Photography of the artifacts collected for
the display is now in process. The

Kentucky Humanities Council has shown
great cooperation with us. We hope to
bring this project to an end and put the
”Jewish Experience in Kentucky” on display
this spring.

The Soviet Jewry program, ably coordi-
nated by Judy Saxe, sent a number of our
community members to Washington, D.C. this
past December to take part in the historic
march in support of Soviet Jews. A
program was held here in Central Kentucky
as well.

Three committee members, Charlotte
Baer, Judy Baumann, and Steven Goldstein,
attended Workshop on Prejudice Reduction,
sponsored by the National Conference of
Christians and Jews. Participants includ-
ed senior executives/managers of Lexington

The committee received several requests
for letters to support or to defeat
proposed legislation; and, it responded


The Social Services Committee of the
Central Kentucky Jewish Federation con-
sisted of Evelyn D. Geller, Chair; Barbara
Grossman, Merle Wekstein, Marilyn Gall,
Bobbie Shain, Anne Joseph, Vinnie
Dubilier, Nat Sandler, and Harold Baker.
We wish to express our sincerest thanks to
Linda Ravvin and Beth Altenkirch for
implementing the work we generated.

This committee serves the Central
Kentucky Jewish community by developing,
administering and carrying out the follow—
ing programs and activities: Emergency
Loans, Catastrophic Social Needs Fund, Sue
Friedman Family Life Education Program,
Israel Scholarships, Jewish Camperships,
Transient Relief Fund, New Americans
Program, and other Community Programs.

The Sue Friedman Family Life Lecture
was to have been held in November. Upon
request from the CKJF Board it was de—
ferred until late spring.

This year the committee proposed to the
CKJF Board the creation of a social needs
fund. We did this in response to numerous
requests from Jewish families for finan—
cial and social assistance of major
proportion. It is evident to us that
there is an increasing segment of the
Central Kentucky Jewish community that is

living on marginal subsistence. We
believe there is a real need for a family
services arm of CKJF. The . Board

authorized the establishment of a fund
from which grants can be made, after
careful screening, to deserving members of
our community.

The program outlined above includes a
need for a social worker. For equitable
implementation of the services and func—
tions established by this fund, a case
worker, employed either on a part~time or
a case—by—case basis, is essential. At
its January meeting, the CKJF Board
approved a budget of $1000 for this

We also saw an increase in requests for

transient relief and for services to
Jewish prisoners at F.C.l. While this
committee welcomes the opportunity to

respond to social needs evidenced by Jews
who come to this community on a temporary
basis, we had to refer a request to visit
Jewish prisoners at F.C.l. to B’nai

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Social Services5 continued

The members of this committee would
like to see the establishment of a ”re—
sources bank.” This would involve devel—
oping and maintaining a list of services
and people on whom we could call for
assistance with such matters as finding
jobs, legal aid, health care referrals,
obtaining loans we are not equipped to
grant, etc.

The Social Services Committee plans to
reorganize itself to better carry out its
charge. We will have one subcommittee to
deal with camperships and scholarships and
another to deal with distribution of funds
requested for social need, loans, or
transient relief. The latter group will
consist of one member of the CKJF Board,
three members of the Social Services
Committee (including its chair), and one
member of the Central Kentucky Jewish
community (who is to be appointed by the
Board). The committee as a whole will
deal with the other functions assigned to
this group.

The Central Kentucky Jewish community
does not exist in limbo. we have the same
social assets, needs, problems, and
concerns as do other people. Therefore,
this committee would like to see the
establishment and support of programs that
optimize our assets and address and
resolve our needs, problems and concerns.
To this end we encourage your
participation in backing CKJF’s social
services programs and activities.

Budget 8’; Allocations Committee

In 1987 the CKJF Budget and Allocations
Committee was co—chaired by Charles Stern
and Ron Fleischman.

The 1987 CKJF Budget, based on a
projected income from 1986 of $190,000
from General Campaign, was $16,700 to
campaign expenses, $40,17A to the Execu—
tive Committee for its programs and
Federation operating costs, $5,800 to the
Community Activities Committee, $8,875 to
the Community Relations Committee, and
$5,550 to the Social Services Committee.

Seventy percent of actual collections
in 1987 General Campaign has been sent to
United Jewish Appeal.

A total of $18,198.50 was allocated to
other charities from CKJF, based on monies
collected in 1986.



In the area of Preservation of Jewish
and Judaic Learning, a total of $8,185 was
sent to organizations such as the Hebrew
Union College, the Jewish Theological
Seminary, the National Jewish Center for
Learning and Leadership, and the Lexington
Public Library, to name a few.

In the area of Social Welfare $6,550
was sent to the Association of Jewish
Family and Childrens Agencies, the Jewish
Nelfare Board, and God’s Pantry, among

I In the area of Social Action CKJF
supported the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry, the Anti-Defamation League
of B’nai B’rith and others, with $9,785.

For Medical concerns, CKJF responded
with $900 to Hospice of the Bluegrass,
Hospital Hospitality House, National Tay
Sachs & Allied Diseases, and the Ronald
McDonald House of Lexington.

And, for Jewish and Israeli Youth,
$3,898.50 went to non-profit Jewish camps
and a scholarship to the National Confer—
ence of Christians and Jews’ Camp Anytown.

Serving with Mr. Stern and Mr.
Fleischman on the 1987 CKJF Budget and
Allocations Committee were Harold Baker,
Evelyn Geller, Tomas Milch and David

Administrator Linda Rawin
Reports iron"; 11A.

Having the privilege of attending the
annual General Assembly of the Council of
Jewish Federations was an exhilarating
experience. The assembly of over 3000
Jews renewed their commitment to Judaism,
Israel and their communities via stimulat-
ing presentations, lively discussions, and
meaningful exchange of ideas and experi—

One of the sessions most meaningful to
me was presented by Dr. Mervin Verbit of
Brooklyn College who is Chairman of the
American Professors for Peace in the
Middle East. He addressed the matter of

”Building Continuity and Involvement 99L

L’Dor” (from generation to generation —
the theme of the G.A.).
Dr. Verbit was of the opinion that

ethnicity is now stylish again. In order
to involve our chidren —— the next genera—
tion -— Judaism must be celebrated in a
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CKIF Budget 8, Allocations
Process to Begin

CKJF’s Budget and Allocations Committee
will meet next month to discuss which
charities, outside the United Jewish
Appeal, should receive money from the

The committee welcomes suggestions from
the community, both for Jewish and
non—Jewish charities. All such requests
should be sent to the CKJF office by
February 29.

CKJF sends 70 percent of the money it
raises through the General Campaign to the
UJA. Money contributed to designated
funds such as Project Renewal is used only
for that purpose.

The Federation’s operating costs are
taken from the remaining 30 percent.

The balance at the end of the fiscal
year is then combined with other Federa—
tion income, such as interest on invest—
ments, and is distributed to other chari-

Funding recommendations of the Budget
and Allocations Committee must be approved
by the CKJF board. After this year’s
recipients are designated, a list will be
published in the CKJF newsletter.

Scholarships Available

CKJF’s Social Services sub—committee on
Scholarships has funds available for young
people who need financial assistance in
order to attend a non-profit Jewish summer
camp or who are interested in participat~
ing in an educational program in Israel.

Camperships may not exceed 50% of the
combined cost of camp tuition and trans~
portation. Family income and circumstanC*
es which impose a financial burden on the
family are considered.

Scholarships for Israel study are
limited to not more than $500. They are
awarded to young members of the Jewish
communitv to assist them in strengthening
their commitment to Judaism.

On recommendation from Social Services
Committee Chair Evelyn Geller, the CKJF
Board approved amending the criteria for a
scholarship grant to include Jewish youth
who can give evidence of having contribut—
ed to Jewish activities in Central Ken"
tucky and who will not be returning from
Israel study to the Central Kentucky area.
Such a recipient would then be asked to



provide a written report for the Federan
tion’s use and continue to participate in
Jewish community activities upon return,
regardless of location.

All information provided on the appli—
cation is kept confidential. For applica—
tions or further information, please
contact CKJF Administrator Linda Ravvin.

Camperships and scholarships are
examples of services made possible through
the Federation by your support of the

annual Federation-United Jewish Appeal
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total family environment of home atmo-
sphere, retreats, shabbatons, camps and
Sunday schools.

He finds it offensive and degrading to
owe our survival to a response to
anti—Semitism and attacks by others. He
should be together as a people because we
consider our ethics and morality important
enough to protect and sustain them.

Dr. Verbit proposed an agenda to
attract commitment to the continuity of

1) create


2) create special value in Judaism for

our children;

3) allow Judaism to fit the stream of

our existence;

4) emphasize Judaism’s lasting quali—

ties for future generations based on

the covenant with God and bound with

God for all generations;

5) respect the flexibility of Judaism;

a) educate ourselves concerning global

Jewish culture and identity (unity with


7) make our institutions welcoming,

attractive and caring;

8) encourage a bindedness to Judaism

and Israel.

Why should we not become the generation
that is looked up to for inspiration and
guidance7 The initiative is ours w- the
answer is in our hands.

distinctive aura ’ around

Editor’s Note: Linda will continue her

report in subsequent bulletins.




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On February 17th at 18 noon, Dr.
Dutt will speak on ”American Woman:
a Technological Castaway?“ at the
18% N. Ashland Avenue.

Bring a brown—bag lunch. Dessert,
drinks and babysitters are provided. Call
the Temple (869-2979) for reservations.



On Thursday, Feb.
Cincinnati B’nai
present Rabbi

18 at 7:30 p.m.
B’rith Council will
Gerry Halter of Temple
Shalom, who will lead a discussion
following the movie ”California Reich“.
The movie depicts the Nazi Party in the
U.S. and the methods by which people are
indoctrinated into the Nazi Party.

The program is free and open
public and will take place at Temple
Shalom, 3100 Longmeadow Lane, Amberly
Village, Cincinnati. For information,
call Temple Shalom at 513—791-1330.


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