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Knowledge is key – Some basic facts

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...

Gratitude for To Life: The Past is Present

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,...

Car wash for Team Virginia Beach

Car wash for Team Virginia Beach

Sunday, June 9, 1-3 pm • Sandler Family Campus The annual car wash that benefits the Team Virginia Beach delegation for the JCC Maccabi Games & Access will take place again this year in the parking lot of the Sandler Family Campus. This year’s games are in...

Friendships continue for Shalom Children’s Center alumni

Friendships continue for Shalom Children’s Center alumni

When Max and Emma Bernstein married this spring, more than 15 friends from their days at Newport Avenue’s Jewish Community Center’s Shalom Children’s Center attended the wedding. The friends all met at the JCC preschool 25 years ago and later went to Hebrew Academy of...

Jerry Zober

PEPPER PIKE, OHIO - Jerry Martin Zober MD, born January 2, 1948 passed away peacefully on May 20 at age 76.  Jerry was the beloved husband of Barbara Zober (nee Abt) of Pepper Pike, devoted father of Aaron Zober of Los Angeles and Rabbi Benjamin (Rabbi Sara)...

Knowledge is key

Jewish News is gathering and presenting some basic facts to equip readers during this difficult time with the confidence needed to engage in conversation about Israel and antisemitism. GenocideThis word is being used by protestors on campuses to describe Israel’s...

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...

Celebrating 20 years: Sandler Family Campus and TJF’s legacy

This year, the Sandler Family Campus celebrates its 20th anniversary, marking two decades as a cornerstone for Tidewater’s Jewish community. Tidewater Jewish Foundation has been a partner from the outset, playing a critical role in the campus’s development and...

Community Seder in Virginia Beach

Jewish Virginia Beach celebrated its third annual Passover Seder at 757 Events with more than120 participants. Led by Rabbi Meir Lessoff, the prevailing sentiment of the evening was one of unity and resilience, affirming 'Am Israel Chai' – the Jewish people will...

Ohef Sholom Temple’s Kiddush Cup:A Golf Tournament

Wednesday, May 22, 1 pm Cypress Point Golf Course Golfing buddies are about to have an opportunity to swing their clubs together for a fantastic cause – Ohef Sholom Temple. The Ohef Sholom Temple Kiddush Cup promises an afternoon of fun golfing, an upbeat reception...

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...

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.