From the Hal Sacks Jewish News Archives

by | May 6, 2016 | Other News

May 5, 2006
For the second consecutive year, the Week of Healthy Living, Jewish Family Service’s major fundraising event, took place. It included the 2nd Annual Run, Roll or Stroll at Norfolk Botanical Gardens, as well as a variety of speakers and free health screenings.

May 10, 1996
Rabbi Israel Bornstein was to be honored at the 50th anniversary gala of B’nai Israel Congregation.

May 23, 1986
Governor Gerald L. Baliles announced the creation of a special commission to promote and expand the economic development, educational and cultural opportunities between Virginia and Israel, in commemoration of the upcoming 40th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel.

The governor also directed the commission, to be called the Virginia- Israel Commission, to plan a year-long program for the exchange of people and ideas.

May 28, 1976
Sunday Night at the Movies for JCC Singles featured Amos and Andy in the Center’s Young Adult Lounge. ”Single adults, 18–40 years, were invited to see good movies, eat popcorn, meet, mingle and share laughs with others at Sunday Night at the Movies.”

May 1, 1966
The Norfolk Chapter of Women’s American ORT held a champagne hour and luncheon at the Hague Club. A “gay musical” entitled Let My People A Go-Go was presented. It was written by Mrs. Leonard Strelitz, Mrs. James Kline and Mrs. Robert Baydush and directed by Mrs. Samuel Leiderman.

May 1, 1956
A large scale program, ultimately designed to see that every eligible adult Jewish person in the community had registered and paid his poll tax, was conducted by the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Community Council.