Mazel Tov

Marion Ungar Davis of Pittsburgh has been elected the first woman president of the Pittsburgh Zionist District, one of the largest membership districts of the Zionist Organization of America.

Mitzi Gitlin was elected president of Temple Beth Shalom, Long Beach, California.

Sandi Goldstein was named executive director of Long Beach and Greater Western Orange County Jewish Federation.

Sue Kolin will become campaign director of the Associated Jewish Charities and Welfare Fund in Baltimore in January 1989.

Rabbi Stacy Offner was recently chosen by The Committee for a New Reform Congregation of St. Paul, Minnesota to become their new rabbi, one of the few women rabbis to hold the chief synagogue position. This is the first time that an American congregation has knowingly chosen a lesbian as its rabbi.

Cynthia Ozick, whose work LILITH has been proud to publish on two occasions, has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her most recent book is the novel. The Messiah of Stockholm (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987).

Judy Roskow has been appointed campaign director of the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

Amy M. Schnupp, a senior in high school in Canton, Ohio, was presented with the first prize in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council’s 1988 National Writing Contest. Her winning poem was entitled “Some Kind of Peace.”

Sharon Shenhav, director of legal services for NA’AMAT in Jerusalem, recently received an award from the Association of Americans. and Canadians in Israel for promoting recognition of the rights of women to be equal participants in all bodies and agencies in Israel, for her educational and informational lectures to women’s groups, and for providing, through NA’AMAT Israel, free legal services.