From the Hal Sacks Jewish News Archive

by | Jul 18, 2016 | Other News

July 2006
Zena Herod officially became the head of school for Hebrew Academy of Tidewater and the Strelitz Early Childhood Center. Helen Kisser joined administration as new director of general studies and assistant director of SECC. Alene Kaufman continued as director of SECC and became director of Judaic studies for HAT and SECC.

Old Dominion University’s Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding became a fullfledged program. A $1.5 million challenge grant was awarded opening the way for an endowed Chair of Jewish Studies in Tidewater.

July 19, 1996
A heartfelt memorial was written by Dr. Arthur Kaplan for Charles P. Leavitt (1903-1996) the communities’ “Builder’s of Synagogues.” Mr. Leavitt was instrumental in helping with construction of the new sanctuary for Beth El, created preliminary drawings for Temple Israel and later designed and built the original Temple Emanuel.

July 11, 1986
Kadima, a national UJA group who travelled to the Soviet Union and Israel to gain a deeper understanding of international funding needs shared their insights with local Jewish community leadership. Bootsie and Morty Goldmeier chaired the event and helped set the stage for the 1987 UJF Campaign.

July 1976
The JCC Senior Adult Department’s trip to Charlottesville took place June 29–July 1.

July 1966
The JCC Golden Age Club took a trip on July 27 to Ocean View.

July 1956
Temple Emanuel of Virginia Beach held its Annual Dance on Sunday, July 22 at the Surf Club. Moe Richter served as chairman of the event.