From the Hal Sacks Jewish News Archives

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October 22, 2006

At least five people from the Navy/Air Mobility Command Air Terminal volunteer each month at Jewish Family Service to assist with the agency’s food bank. Because of the volunteers, more food can be ordered for families in need because the manpower is available to help with unloading and sorting.

October 18, 1996

In the middle of the Old Dominion University campus stood a beautiful sukkah. Jewish students from Hillel at ODU and from Sholom at Virginia Wesleyan came together to build the sukkah to bring awareness to both the Jewish and non-Jewish students about the holiday and about Hillel.

October 17, 1986

The Jewish Community Center of Tidewater announced the five visiting authors for the upcoming Annual Jewish Book Fair: Alan Dershowitz, defense attorney and professor; Barbara Cohen, children’s author; Stephen Birmingham, novelist; Gerald Posner, attorney; and Michael Medved, film critic.

October 1, 1966

A group of 60 business, civic and philanthropic leaders who comprise the newly created board of trustees of the Jewish Community Center, gave their sanction to a campaign for $1,400,000 for the erection of a new Jewish Community Center building. It will be located at the old Norfolk Academy site on Newport Ave. in Norfolk.

October 1, 1956

The Tidewater Hebrew Academy, organized last fall, opened its second semester in its new quarters on Llewellyn Ave. The new home, a 16-room mansion, has facilities adequate to care for anticipated future growth, said Dr. Harold Burstein, president of the Academy board of directors. Twenty children are enrolled in the first grade and 12 in the high first grade.