Month: June 2017

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Jewish Tidewater’s Graduates

Jewish Tidewater’s Graduates

This year’s graduation season continues with plenty for Jewish Tidewater’s graduates and their families to celebrate.The June 3 issue of Jewish News recognized 41 outstanding graduates. We knew, however, that there were more grads for Jewish Tidewater to be proud of...

Tiny Art Auction for Ukraine

Tiny Art Auction for Ukraine

Sunday, August 4, 12 – 4 pmVoodoo Brewing Co., Virginia Beach Voodoo Brewing and local art educators are teaming up to create a benefit for the Ukranian Humanity Center.Twenty-five Virginia Beach art teachers created tiny masterpieces responding to the theme, “Summer...

SIA students pick strawberries for ForKids

SIA students pick strawberries for ForKids

At Strelitz International Academy, a love for tzedakah, kindness, and helping others is fostered at each grade level. As students learn new tefillot (prayers) they explore Hashem’s kindness, and brainstorm ways to care for others. Tzedakah, helping those in need, is a...

Liz Dovrat earns PhD

Liz Dovrat earns PhD

Elizabeth (Liz) Dovrat successfully defended her doctoral thesis on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.Dovrat has been a student in the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning at Lancaster University, UK for the past 4 1/2 years. The title of her thesis...

Nadiv men’s group wraps up successful year, aims for 25K in 2025

Nadiv capped off another terrific year of Jewish philanthropy, social action, and networking during a social at the Virginia Beach home of Bonnie and David Brand on Tuesday, May 14.  This past programming year (which ran from August 2023 to May 2024), Nadiv...

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 

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

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

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,...

Nancy and Jay Lazier: Two very busy and productive people

Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pa., Nancy and Jay Lazier did not cross paths, even though their mothers knew each other through Hadassah. Not until a Hillel mixer at University of Michigan, where Nancy was a freshman and Jay, a sophomore, did they meet. “We were too young...

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...

Gift demonstrates Rubin family’s commitment to Jewish education

Joel and Sara Jo Rubin have long been dedicated to promoting Jewish education. “It began at home and participating in synagogue and Jewish events for our young family,” says Sara Jo. “We were adamant that our children (Molly and Danny) would be raised to practice and...

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...

Jerry Miller receives USNA Distinguished Graduate Award

A 1977 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Jerry Miller recently received The Distinguished Graduate Award, an honor “given to living U.S. Naval Academy graduates who have made a distinctive contribution to their field or community and have demonstrated...

Strengthening community response through partnerships and exercises

Preparation is one of the key functions necessary to building a safe and secure community. This activity takes many forms. Training, facility hardening, drills, and exercises are all activities that allow for the preparation of effective response to a critical...

KNOWLEDGE IS KEY 

SOME BASIC FACTS. • During Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion struck a deal with leaders of the Haredi community to exempt those whose full-time occupation was Torah study from mandatory military service. Arab citizens of Israel...

Your Dollars at Work

Birthright Israel brings 13,500 participants to Israel  As antisemitism reaches historic levels across the world, Birthright Israel participants will strengthen their Jewish identity and build relationships with the land and people of Israel when they need it...

Thomas Lee Barney, Esq. 

NORFOLK – Thomas Lee Barney, 77, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 19 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Born March 20, 1947, in Portsmouth, Va., to parents Jacob Arnold Barney and Miriam Eisenberg Barney Katz, Tom was proudly a lifelong...

Sidney Morton Cohen

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Sidney Morton Cohen, also known as Lucky and Sid-the-Kid, passed away on July 6 at the age of 87, surrounded by family.  Sid was an Air Force veteran who loved traveling to national parks with his family, the Atlantic Ocean and being a best...

Peggy Hughes Dorsk

VIRGINIA BEACH – Peggy Hughes Dorsk passed away on June 14.  She was born in Comer, Ga. to the late John and Eunice Hughes on July 31, 1933. She was predeceased by her husband Bob Dorsk, five siblings, and one nephew.  Peggy had many interests: golf, cards,...