I am still on a high from our first
Film Fiesta at the historic La Posada de Albuquerque and the beautiful
KiMo Theatre. What a weekend! The program was top-notch, and well-received
by everyone. Our VIP stars were fascinating and generous with their time.
It was the best! Please see Susan Turetskyís article detailing the Film
Fiesta in this newsletter.
An undertaking like this does not
happen easily. At the Annual Dinner Meeting in April of 1997, it was suggested
that the Society sponsor a film festival. The thought of such a huge project
was both exciting and terrifying. To respond to the membership, the Society
formed a committee to see if, in fact, we could accomplish this featóand
We owe a huge debt of gratitude
to the following members, who worked tirelessly for months. This is the
largest group of people who have ever been involved in a single event.
Our sincere thanks go to: Harvey Buchalter, Hanora Chase, Marguerite Culp,
Bill Feldman, Margrethe Feldman, Sharon Herzog, Doral Hoffberg, Helen
Hordes, Stan Hordes, Peggy Leftwich, Lee Leven, Jim Mafchir, Jordon Mellen,
aj Melnick, Harold Melnick, Anita Miller, Katya Miller, Ned Miller, A.
David Scholder, Holly Scholder, Al Solomon, Susan Turetsky, and Paula
Special thanks for the generous
financial support from the Max and Anna Levinson Foundation, The Hyman
and Marjorie Weinberg Foundation, and Richard Brandt.
Kudos to Joseph Dispenza, Coordinator
of the Film Fiesta, and to Judy Klinger, who supervised all the ushers.
And I did a little work, too! (editorís
note: And how!)
Thanks for the corsage!!
From left to right: Murry Glass, Celeste Holm, Jeremy Kagen and Stanley
NEW MEXICO JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
List of officers and board members
President: Claire Grossman
Vice President: Stanley Hordes
Recording Secretary: Lee Leven
A. David Scholder
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Steve Gitomer, PhD
Filmore Rose, Esq., Legal Counsel
Henry Tobias, PhD
Paula Hoffman Wolf
aj and Harold Melnick