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Jewish Tidewater’s Graduates

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...

Two new rabbis have Tidewater roots

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...

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....

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,...

Knowledge is key. Some basic facts.

 • 26 Iyar (Hebrew date for this issue of Jewish News) – Israel’s Six Day war began in 1967. (fushionglobal.org) • During the third quarter of 2023, Palestinians working in Israel brought back roughly $1 billion in income. In the fourth quarter, that was around $79...

Mary Duty

WHITE HOUSE, TENNESSEE - Mary Jane Duty, with eyes of blue, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4, after a long, hard battle with cancer. She was surrounded by loved ones, where she spent her final days in the home of her youngest daughter in Tennessee.  She...

Norma Janet Flax

NORFOLK - Norma Janet Flax, born in New York, New York, passed away on May 22 at the age of 95.  Norma was predeceased by her parents, Esther Sherris Ginsburg and Hyman Ginsburg, and her daughter, Patricia Flax-Jankosky. She is survived by her husband, Jack Flax,...

Diane B. Hoffman

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - Diane Berman Hoffman passed away on May 18. Diane was born on July 31, 1927 in West Hartford, Conn. to the late Aaron Berman and Gertrude Wigransky Berman. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Herbert Sidney Hoffman,...

Dr. Sidney B. Sward

VIRGINIA BEACH - Dr. Sidney B. Sward, 88, died peacefully in his sleep on March 18.  He was kind and generous and a loving husband and father who put the needs of others above his own.  A talented musician and PhD’d athlete, he taught at NSU for 32 years. He...

Arlene Elsa Losick

VIRGINIA BEACH - Arlene Elsa Losick, 81 passed away unexpectedly on May 17. She was born to Dorothy and Sidney Chernick in Kerhonkson, N.Y. on May 19, 1942.  Arlene was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mel. Left to cherish her memory are her son Heath...

Shelby Tudor 

Rockville, Maryland – Shelby Tudor 50, passed away on May 15, 2024 in Rockville, Maryland.  Shelby recently had a hip replacement because of years of chronic pain and unfortunately, a complication took her from us.  She was married for over 24 wonderful and...

Marilyn Barbara Werner

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. –Marilyn Barbara Werner, 94, died on May 26 at the AHAVA Memory Care Facility in Pittsburgh, Pa. The cause of death was Alzheimer’s disease. Known to most as Barbsie, she was born in Hartford, Conn., to Edward and Vivian Goldman. She attended...