Benefit to honor Schindler, outgoing UAHC president

Schindler presided over UAHC's 19th regional biennial last year in Monterey, which addressed the topic of AIDS.

Friedman performed at the UAHC's 63rd biennial convention in Atlanta in December, when more than 4,000 Reform Jews paid tribute to Schindler.

Friedman's compositions have become standards in Jewish life, particularly in religious education, worship services and holiday celebrations. A songwriter, recording artist and performer, Friedman recently debuted in a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall and has just released her 13th recording, "Renewal of Spirit."

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the UAHC Fund for Reform Judaism, sustaining youth, education, social action and outreach programs.

In addition to Friedman's concert, a tribute dinner honoring Schindler will be held at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco on Saturday, March 2, for those who have contributed a minimum of $250 to the Fund for Reform Judaism. Schindler will address the attendees and Cantor Roslyn Barak of San Francisco's Congregation Emanu-El will participate in the program.

After the Sunday afternoon concert, a reception will be held where donors to the Fund for Reform Judaism will meet Schindler and Friedman.

Schindler will sign copies of his book "The Jewish Condition" at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera.

Sharon M. Silverman, past president of San Francisco's Congregation Sherith Israel and Diane Goldman, past president of Burlin-game's Peninsula Temple Sholom, are serving as co-chairs of the weekend tribute to Schindler.

Concert tickets are available in advance at $18 for adults, $9 for youths 17 years and younger, and at the door for $20 for adults, $10 for youths. For information about the concert or dinner, call Linda Feldman at UAHC, (415) 392-7080.