From the Hal Sacks Jewish News Archive

by | Sep 4, 2016 | Other News

September 8, 2006
A developer of real estate, Marvin Simon was best known in the Jewish community for developing ideas, synagogues, Jewish Community Centers and Jewish agencies. He died August 30 at home, surrounded by his family. On Sunday, September 3, Ohef Sholom Temple’s sanctuary was filled as the community gathered to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of this man who meant so much to so many.

September 6, 1996
Headlining the Tidewater Jewish Forum’s 1996–1997 season was versatile showman Joel Grey. Through story and song, Grey reflects on his life, the Yiddish theater, and his father, the late comedian Mickey Katz.

September 12, 1986
Sam Sandler, former chairman of State of Israel Bonds, agreed to act as toast master for the 1986 Israel Bonds event which honored Rabbi Sam Sobel.

September 1, 1966
Plans for the erection of a new Jewish Community Center building were announced by Marvin Simon, Center president. “A magnificent site for the Center” was already acquired. The property, formerly occupied by Norfolk Academy, encompassed over 15 acres of land. The existing buildings, of approximately 20,000 square feet, were already being renovated for immediate use.

September 1, 1956
Under the leadership of Mrs. Ben Paul Snyder, chairman, and Mrs. William Koehler, co-chairman, the Norfolk JCC-JWV, Armed Services Committee, started to intensify its program for service personnel in the area for the fall. Mrs. Ralph Schneider accepted the chairmanship of the “Home Hospitality Committee,’ which arranged for “our boys” to be taken care of in local homes during the High Holidays.