Community set to honor Harry Graber

by | May 25, 2018 | Other News

Thursday, June 14, 6 pm, Sandler Family Campus

After serving as United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s executive vice president for 15 years, Harry Graber is set to retire on June 30. In addition to his service at UJFT, Graber was Jewish Family Service’s executive director for 15 years – for a combined total of working 30 years as a Jewish communal professional in Tidewater.

The community will honor Graber with a festive reception and fun and reflective program for his life-long commitment to Jewish life in Tidewater, as well as around the world. The event will be an opportunity to show appreciation to Graber for his leadership, compassion, and devotion to the Tidewater Jewish community.

“Through his tireless efforts, Harry has assisted countless organizations and people in our community,” says Betty Ann Levin, JFS executive director and incoming UJFT executive vice president. “Whether it was the programs he helped established, such as the Personal Affairs Management Program at JFS, the connections he made and continued with communities in the Former Soviet Union and in Israel, or the expansion of UJFT’s programs and fundraising, Harry has been at the helm of long-lasting and positive change.”

John Strelitz, UJFT president, says, “The Harry Graber Retirement committee has been meeting and working for months on the details of the evening. We hope as many community members as possible attend to help us honor Harry and wish him well in his much-deserved retirement.”

The event, which includes kosher hors d’oeuvres, a cocktail reception, and a special program, is free and open to the community. RSVPs are required to Tammy Mujica at 757-965-6124 or