Month: September 2015

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Andrew Fink: Finding the land to choosing art

Andrew Fink: Finding the land to choosing art

Twenty years ago, Andrew Fink was instrumental in the land acquisition, construction, and completion of the Sandler Family Campus. His involvement with the Campus continues today as he serves on several committees and boards. Jewish News: You were instrumental in the...

Sandler Family Campus evolves with the times

Sandler Family Campus evolves with the times

After 20 years, most buildings experience at least minor updates and refreshes. . . painting, repairs, some renovations. The Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, however, has added features, revamped spaces, and updated technology, security, and environmental...

Lorraine Fink turned Campus discards into sculpture

Lorraine Fink turned Campus discards into sculpture

One afternoon in 2014, as Lorraine Fink took down her art show at the Leon Family Gallery on the Sandler Family Campus and loaded it into her car, she was drawn by “a silent vibrant cry from a small mountain of metal and plastic at the edge of the loading dock,”...

Merging and moving two schools on the Campus

Merging and moving two schools on the Campus

I can’t believe that it has been 20 years since we moved into the Sandler Family Campus! The opening day of school is kind of blurry, but the memories of the events that occurred before moving day are still crisp.It was my honor to be selected to be the director of...

Next Year in Jerusalem!

Next Year in Jerusalem!

It’s almost here! The Humusiya’s digital catering menu will be online through the website (www.humusiya.com) shortly after Israel Fest.With photographs and detailed descriptions, customers will be able to put in a catering order with just a few clicks. With discounts...

Camping with purpose

Camping with purpose

Jewish summer camps provide safe and welcoming environments for cultural education and communal bonding for young people. These programs help ensure that Jewish traditions and values are learned, celebrated, and embraced.Tidewater Jewish Foundation is committed to...

UJFT launches internship program

With an eye on the future, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is launching a new jobs project for youth and young adults.Plenty of articles in The Virginian-Pilot and stories on local broadcast news shows have focused on population changes and a shifting job market...

Sacks Book Club discusses The Great Partnership

Next meeting: Sunday, June 16, 10 am, Temple Israel The Rabbi Sacks Tidewater Community Book Club continued its journey of Jewish conversation by reviewing The Great Partnership in collaboration with Temple Israel and the Konikoff Center for Learning of the United...

Benjamin C. Altschul

HAMILTON, N.Y. – Benjamin C. Altschul, 89, passed away just days prior to his 90th birthday on May 6, 2024 at home in Hamilton, N.Y.Born in Norfolk, he was the youngest child and only son of the late Ethel Kark and Sylvian Altschul.Ben attended Norfolk Academy and...

Helene Bernstein

VIRGINIA BEACH – Helene Bernstein passed away on April 30 at the age of 104 years young.Helene is survived by her son, Marc (Patty), granddaughter, Jenifer Bernstein Novak, and great grandchildren, Grace and Graham Novak.

Patricia Lynne Flax-Jankosky

VIRGINIA BEACH – Patricia Lynne Flax-Jankosky, 72, passed away peacefully on April 26 at home surrounded by loved ones, after a long journey with multiple sclerosis.She was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk, Va. Pat earned a Bachelor of Science in...

Ruth G. Gerson

CHESAPEAKE – Ruth G. Gerson passed away on May 1 while in the care of her family.Ruth was predeceased in death by her cherished husband of many years, Albert Gerson. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.Ruth was a contributor to Temple...

Louis A. Miller

CHESAPEAKE – Louis A. Miller, 85, passed away April 27.He was the son of the late Charles and Inez Miller.Louis served his country proudly in the United States Army National Guard.Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Marilyn Miller, son, Michael Miller,...

Tova Polishuck “Doba” Katz

HAIFA, ISRAEL – Tova Polishuck “Doba” Katz, 93 years old, passed away in her apartment in Haifa, Israel on April 25.Tova was born on January 17, 1931 to Yahuda and Donia Soroko Polishuck of Raanana, Israel. She was the widow of Gerald Katz, mother to David Katz of...

Yetta Cohen Sifen

VIRGINIA BEACH – Yetta Cohen Sifen passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 93, surrounded by her loving family, on April 23.She was born on November 15, 1930, in Portsmouth, Va. In 1942, she welcomed her brother Stanley (married to Judy) into this world. In...

Regina (“Jeanie”) Holzsweig Weinstock

NEWPORT NEWS - Regina (“Jeanie”) Holzsweig Weinstock, 99, passed away on April 2.Born in Portsmouth, Va., to Philip and Fannie Holzsweig, Jeanie moved to Newport News as an infant. She grew up in Newport News, and although she lived many other places, Newport News was...

Knowledge is the answer

Jewish News is gathering and presenting some basic facts for this space to equip readers during this difficult time with the confidence needed to engage in conversation about Israel. This information is from Jewish Federations of North America, as of April 8. Six...

Iran attacks Israel: How we got here and what might happen next

Ben Sales(JTA) — On Saturday night, April 13, Iran fired more than 200 missiles and drones at Israel.The unprecedented attack — from Iranian soil to Israeli territory — is the most direct confrontation ever between the two longtime adversaries. It threatens to spiral...

A view from Israel: Motzi Shabbat

It was Saturday night.One of my lecturers and I were on a Zoom call with a bubbly and cheerful English lecturer from Mexico planning a collaboration between our students. My phone rang and I saw it was my administrative coordinator, calling at 9 pm – which only means...

Forward features To Life: The Past is Present

Earlier this year, the Forward wrote about the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s book, To Life: The Past is Present, including six of the publication’s stories. The article, with two of the stories, is reprinted here with permission....

Senator Tim Kaine visits Sandler Family Campus

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine spent a couple of hours at the Sandler Family Campus last month chatting with members of Tidewater’s Jewish community about a host of issues, including Israel’s war with Hamas.

Tidewater: Get ready to be charmed and laugh with Phil Rosenthal

Saturday, April 20, 7 pm, Harrison Opera House He made it clear in Ireland. The same in India. And, of course, in Tel Aviv. Phil Rosenthal of Netflix’s Somebody Feed Phil is Jewish. In a brief phone conversation this week, when asked why he manages to insert being...

Celebrating Moms

Nothing prepares a woman for motherhood, a role which requires on-the-job training. Parenting books and podcasts abound, if she has the time and energy to read and listen; after all, she has just spent the day…cooking, driving, bathing, feeding, hugging, entertaining,...