Dear Readers: Mazel Tov!

by | Feb 23, 2023 | Trending News

Dear Readers,

Longevity unwittingly turned into the theme for this issue’s Mazel Tov section. Doing so makes perfect sense, and frankly, I wonder why we’ve never done it before.

After all, when celebrating at weddings we hope the marriages will be “forever” and when a baby is born, a good, healthy, long life is anticipated for the little one.

Fortunately, Jewish Tidewater has plenty of solid marriages and active “long livers” who are celebrating milestone anniversaries and birthdays in 2023.  These individuals and couples are busy making their marks on their families, at work, and within the community.  The interviews begin on page 14. Whether together 10 years or married for 65, their responses are both wise and witty.  I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.  In fact, they are so uplifting that we plan to highlight more milestone couples in our next Mazel Tov section.

Sandy Goldberg, account executive for Jewish News and Pam Gladstone, long-time executive director at Congregation Beth El, both turn 80 this year.  And both are still going strong.  Read their interviews on pages 18 and 19.

An article on page 21 describes a wedding that took place earlier this month in Boston for couples who have been married a collective 125 years. Denied Jewish ceremonies in the Soviet Union, they’ve now had a chuppah, some with grandchildren attending!

On page 20, Beth Sholom Village shares two promotions deserving of “Mazel Tov!”

And, if you’re about to plan an event…birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, or wedding, our advertisers offer plenty of suggestions and support.

Mazel Tov!

Terri Denison