Month: June 2017

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Jerry Miller receives USNA Distinguished Graduate Award

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...

KNOWLEDGE IS KEY 

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

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,...

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...

Jewish American Heritage Month celebrated at the White House

Biden affirms commitment to Israel and fighting antisemitism The White House’s Rose Garden provided the festive backdrop for the celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month on Monday, May 20.Approximately 250 – 300 people attended the event at the invitation of...

Knowledge is key – Some basic facts

In the third quarter of 2023, roughly 150,000 Palestinians from the West Bank were working in the Israeli economy. In Quarter 4, that went down to 17,000. (marketplace.org) The blue ribbon symbolizes support and solidarity for the safe return of the hostages taken by...

William Alperin

Norfolk – William Alperin was born in Norfolk, Virginia on July 30, 1933 and transitioned peacefully on June 5, 2024.   Some of his nicknames were Will, Bill, Mr. Bill, Mr. Will, Willie, and Little Willie. He was the middle son of Sam and Jean Alperin (both...

Norma Janet Flax

NORFOLK - Norma Janet Flax passed away on May 22 at age 95.  Born in New York City on August 15, 1928 to Esther Sherris Ginsburg and Hyman Ginsburg, she was proud to have lived in all five boroughs before meeting her husband, Jack Flax, on a Norfolk tennis court....

Gratitude for To Life: The Past is Present

Elka Mednick, director The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater:Thank you for the donation of To Life: The Past is Present. This book will be a useful addition to the Reference collection in Dinwiddie High School (DHS) Library.At DHS,...

Sally Marx Hyman

Boynton Beach, Fla. – Sally Marx Hyman died peacefully on May 19 at Brookdale Senior Living. She was 91.  The daughter of Edward Marx and Augusta Ehrlich Marx, Sally was born and grew up in Norfolk. As a student at Maury High School, she was editor-in-chief of...

Zipora Katz

VIRGINIA BEACH - Zipora Katz, 96, died on June 7.   She was born in Łódž, Poland on March 4, 1928, and survived the horrors of the Holocaust. She immigrated to Israel in 1950 where she later met and married Herbert Katz, who brought her to the Tidewater area in...

Toby T. Newman

VIRGINIA BEACH – Toby Newman (nee Tasgal), born on May 26, 1931, peacefully passed away on May 31, at the age of 93. Toby was born in the Lower East Side of New York City to Pauline and Jacob (Jack) Tasgal. She is preceded in death by husband Raymond C. Newman and is...

Richard “Rick” Phillips

CHESAPEAKE – Richard “Rick” Phillips passed away unexpectedly at the age of 70 on June 4 at his home.  Born on May 31, 1954, in Paterson, N.J., to parents William Phillips Jr. and Kathryn Vanderstad, Rick grew up in Norfolk, where he attended Lake Taylor High...

Dr. Ronald Jay Portman

EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Dr. Ronald Jay Portman passed away peacefully on May 30, surrounded by his loving family.  Ronald is survived by the love of his life for more than 50 years, Joan (Joni) Portman. Together they had three children, Wendi Portman Fried, Shayna...

Arthur Harvey Rosenfeld

NORFOLK – Arthur Harvey Rosenfeld, born in The Bronx, N.Y., on June 11, 1936, to Murray and Sophia Rosenfeld, left a profound legacy of intellectual curiosity, professional achievement, and compassionate leadership. He passed away on May 27, surrounded by his family,...

Jewish Tidewater’s Graduates

This year’s graduation season began with plenty for Jewish Tidewater’s graduates and their families to celebrate.Graduations provide time to recognize achievements, formally bid goodbye to a treasured educational institution, and move on to life’s next chapter. And...

Cheers to Dads!

“When the kids are laughing that dad doesn’t know what is going on, you’ve arrived. If kids think dad is cool, something has gone terribly wrong,” Jerry Seinfeld once mused.Describing their dads ahead of Father’s Day, these adult children may have once subscribed to...

Rabbi Zoberman recognized for 50th anniversary in the rabbinate

In honor of his 50 years in the rabbinate, Rabbi Israel Zoberman has received numerous local, state, and federal recognitions for this milestone achievement.A member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Rabbi Zoberman received an Honorary Life Membership for...

Passover at Sandbridge. Who knew?

Hundreds of orthodox Jewish families rented homes in the Sandbridge section of Virginia Beach for the duration of this year’s eight-day Passover holiday. Families from outside of Virginia brought their traditions and kosher meals to Sandbridge, with 10 synagogues...

Women’s Philanthropy hosts Israel chef at its Annual Spring Lunch

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Women’s Philanthropy Spring lunch took place last month in the Fleischman Lounge on the Sandler Family Campus. This annual lunch serves as a ‘Thank you’ event for members of Women’s Philanthropy who are volunteer campaign...