July 12, 2019

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Restoration continues at the B’nai Israel Cemetery in Norfolk

With a significant contribution from United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Cemetery Fund, coupled with the tireless work of numerous volunteers, B’nai Israel Cemetery is showing the results of a massive restoration effort that began 14 months ago. B’nai Israel Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 1,100 individuals who lived, worked, and worshiped [...]

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July 12, 2019

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Pickleball at the JCC

Stephanie Calliot helps prepare courts for pickleball.

One of the fastest growing sports in the nation, Pickleball is now available at the Simon Family JCC in partnership with Virginia 757 Pickleball Association. Many volunteers have diligently worked to get the eight dedicated courts ready for play. Along with the opportunity to reserve courts, skill training, and clinics to learn and improve the [...]

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July 12, 2019

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Ellen Rosenblum installed as new president of Jewish Family Service of Tidewater

Jeff Cooper, JFS immediate past president; Kelly Burroughs, JFS CEO; Ellen Rosenblum, JFS president, 2019-2021; Scott Rosenblum; and Lawrence Steingold, JFS past president.

With a theme of “Honoring Our Past, Envisioning Our Future,” Jewish Family Service of Tidewater (JFS) held its 64th Biennial Meeting on June 17. At the meeting, JFS installed Ellen Rosenblum as the president for 2019–2021, thanked Jeff Cooper for serving as president 2016–2019, installed new board and executive committee members, and presented several recognition [...]

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July 12, 2019

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Bill Nusbaum named to Virginia Israel Advisory Board

Bill Nusbaum.

Richmond, Va.—On behalf of the Virginia House of Delegates, Speaker Kirk Cox has named Bill Nusbaum to the Virginia Israel Advisory Board (VIAB). Nusbaum is an attorney with Williams Mullen. VIAB is a government agency that helps Israeli companies locate and grow their U.S. operations in Virginia and to team up with Virginia businesses to [...]

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July 12, 2019

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Legal Matters in the Jewish Community

Ruth Bader Ginsburg donates $9,000 to Israeli schools teaching Arabic and Hebrew Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she is donating $9,000 to a network of bilingual Hebrew and Arabic schools in Israel. The grant to schools operated by Hand in Hand comes from prize money that Bader Ginsburg, who is Jewish, was awarded [...]

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July 12, 2019

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Virginia Council BBYO elects several from Tidewater

Local BBYO members were recently elected to serve on Virginia Council’s board. They are:

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July 12, 2019

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There’s a new rabbi in town: Rabbi Murray Ezring at Beth El

Rabbi Murray Ezring

Rabbi Murray Ezring doesn’t hold a grudge. But he does get even. Thirty-one years after he was a candidate to be the rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, he is returning to Beth El to serve as an interim replacement for Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz, the man who succeeded Rabbi Arthur Ruberg, the man who [...]

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