Month: May 2016

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BeAR CONNECTS GENERATIONS

BeAR CONNECTS GENERATIONS

In a world where technology often seems to pull people apart, the Be A Reader Literacy Project is bringing generations together. Senior adults in Norfolk and Virginia Beach are stepping up to mentor second graders in Title I schools, and in the process, they’re...

Simon Family JCC partners with Silver Sneakers and Renew 

Simon Family JCC partners with Silver Sneakers and Renew 

Reduced pricing at the movie theater is a widely known perk of achieving ‘senior’ status, but it is far from the only one. A benefit that assists in keeping that same age group healthy, fit, and engaged is less known, but arguably more beneficial. . . free membership...

LIFE-EXPERIENCED LIFEGUARDS AT THE SIMON FAMILY JCC

LIFE-EXPERIENCED LIFEGUARDS AT THE SIMON FAMILY JCC

Lifeguards are integral to most swimming pools – certainly to all the Simon Family JCC’s pools. While the aquatics team has had its share of seasoned guards, most tend to be teens and/or young adults. Two new employees, however, are out of the lifeguard-ordinary: Paul...

Dancing through each day: Susan and Allan Donn

Dancing through each day: Susan and Allan Donn

Susan Donn has no plans to slow down.  “I am enormously busy, but I don’t know what I do!” she laughs, explaining how this 82-year-old occupies her days. After a long career as a commercial interior designer, and an attorney-husband who still works full-time,...

Virginia Tech student leader visits Israel 

Virginia Tech student leader visits Israel 

FIRST PERSON: A VIEW FROM ISRAEL  I was in Israel for 10 days through a structured university trip called Israel Authentic (part of the Tlalim Group). Eight students on the trip were from Boston University and seven were from Virginia Tech, where I am a rising...

New Judge in Virginia Beach: Scott Flax

New Judge in Virginia Beach: Scott Flax

The Honorable Scott Joseph Flax was sworn in on May 1 to begin his eight-year term as a Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit Court. He is the third Jewish circuit court judge to be appointed in Virginia Beach, following the Honorable Jerry Friedman and Honorable Alan...

Janyth “Jan” Lee Garrett Fine

VIRGINIA BEACH – Janyth Lee Garrett Fine, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on June 17.  She was born on September 3, 1943, in Newport News, Va., and was the daughter of the late Roy and Lily Garrett. Jan’s commitment to the...

Morton Joseph Glasser

VIRGINIA BEACH – We mourn the loss of Morton Joseph Glasser, age 96, cherished husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and uncle, who died on June 14.  Born in Norfolk, Va. on March 21, 1928, he was the son of the late Robert B. and Anna H. Glasser....

Edmund R. Goldsticker

VIRGINIA BEACH – Edmund R. Goldsticker, 88, passed away on July 3.  Eddie was born in 1935 in Norfolk, Va., to the late Harry and Molly Goldsticker. He was a graduate of Maury High School and the Norfolk division of the College of William & Mary and had a...

Barbara Ann Hearst

VIRGINIA BEACH – It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara Hearst on June 10.  We will always remember her beauty, elegance, grace, and impeccable sense of style. Her ability to turn heads when she walked into a room and the grace she...

Harvey Theodore Pizor

VIRGINIA BEACH – Harvey Theodore Pizor was born in Wilmington, Del. on September 11, 1930, and passed away on June 8. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Joan Marilyn Pizor, and his brother, Jimmy Pizor. Harvey is survived by daughter Marcie...

Jacob Stromberg 

PORTSMOUTH—Jacob Stromberg, 68, passed away peacefully on June 14.  Jack was born in Ottawa, Ontario Canada on February 8, 1956, to Hyman and Lily Stromberg, of blessed memory.  He is survived by his longtime partner, Mary Mihalczo, sister Deborah Stromberg...

Body, Soul and Summertime

Food is always a Jewish topic, and every Shabbat and Jewish holiday are new opportunities to overindulge.Maimonides famously says (Deot 4:15) that overeating is unhealthy and everyone knows that keeping healthy makes good sense. But to what extent is a healthy body,...

Israel: Reflections on the Past Week

FIRST PERSON: A view from Israel When my mom asked my husband and me to write about our feelings and reactions to the events in the past week (June 3 – 9) in Israel (increased rocket and drone attacks by Hezbollah, raging fires across the Upper Galilee and the Golan...

Jewish Tidewater’s Graduates

Ayden Cohn Virginia Tech Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering and a Master of Science in Business Administration (Business Analytics).  Ayden was awarded the Virginia Tech Engineering Outstanding Master’s Student award. Next: Ayden will work as an engineer...

David Leon’s visit to Israel conjures up memories from 1974

David Leon, president of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, first travelled to Israel 50 years ago on the first commercial flight from the United States after the Yom Kippur War. This past March, he was on United Airline’s first flight to Israel following the...

National Senior Health and Fitness Day 2024

Adults over the age of 55 visited the Simon Family JCC to celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 29. The day was filled with fun, laughter, health, and fitness – deeming it a huge success.Vendors from all over Tidewater offered information...

Strelitz International Academy Mitzvah Club shines at beach cleanup

The sun shone brightly on Sunday, June 2 as students and their families from the Strelitz International Academy Mitzvah Club gathered at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for a beach cleanup event that blended service with fun.The day began with laughter as children...

Two new rabbis have Tidewater roots

Rabbi Madeline Torop Budman and Rabbi Aaron David Torop Budman were ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion on Saturday, June 1. The ordination took place at the historic Plum Street Temple, a 158-year-old landmark in Cincinnati, Ohio. A Norfolk...

Local arts leaders unite to combat antisemitism

In a time of unprecedented antisemitism, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater organized a workshop on combatting antisemitism in the arts. The event, held on Wednesday, May 15 at the Chrysler Museum of Art, focused on creating a more inclusive and welcoming...

20th Annual Run, Roll, or Stroll 

Blue and White Fun Run a big (and messy!) success Jewish Family Service’s 20th Annual Run, Roll, or Stroll was held on Sunday, May 19 on the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community. In conjunction with Yom Ha’Atzmaut activities, the campus...

A Memorable Evening with the Simon Family Legacy Society

Laughter, camaraderie, and the unmistakable spirit of Tidewater’s Jewish community filled the Sandler Family Campus’ Fleder Multipurpose Room on the evening of May 15. The occasion was the Simon Family Legacy Society’s celebration event dedicated to honoring those who...

Getting creative: Three ways to support education

In addition to the celebrations of graduation season, education tends to get a lot of attention.Tidewater Jewish Foundation can help donors make a difference in the lives of young people by funding education. While establishing a scholarship fund at TJF is one way to...