Archive | July, 2012

New biking trail in northern Israel

July 12, 2012

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Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael KKL-JNF and the Misgav Regional Council recently held an inauguration ceremony for a new hiking and biking trail near the KKL-JNF Australia Park at the Segev Forest. The trail is part of a biking trail project developed by Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael KKL-JNF. The circular bicycle path is 13 km long and 735 [...]

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Avi Malkin awarded Stein College Scholarship

July 12, 2012

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Tidewater Jewish Foundation recently announced Avi Malkin as the 2012 recipient of the Stein Family College Scholarship. A native of Newport News, Malkin is a Menchville High School graduate, ranking 10th in a class of 390. After tossing around school ideas, he visited the College of William and Mary in April and it “stuck.” Malkin [...]

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Florence Melton Adult Mini-School plans a new first year class

July 12, 2012

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Rabbi Michael Panitz with students.

“The Melton Mini School was a wonderful educational experience for me,” says Kevin Tabakin, a 2006 graduate of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School. Sponsored by the Jewish Life and Learning Department of the Simon Family JCC, a new first year class of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School is planned for this fall. The class will [...]

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George Branko Topolcic

July 12, 2012

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Virginia Beach—George Branko Topolcic, 90, passed away peacefully after a long illness on June 29, 2012. He was born in Croatia, and during World War II was mobilized into the Croatian Navy. Subsequently, he joined the French Army and was a cryptographer. Later, he became a color separator for the graphic arts and printer. He [...]

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James Michael Schiavo

July 12, 2012

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Virginia Beach —James Michael Schiavo, 83, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died on June 28, 2012. He was born in Stamford, Conn., the son of James and Theresa Schiavo, of blessed memory. Jim retired as a Lt. Colonel from an exemplary Army career in 1971. He spent the next 20 years working for Chesterfield County, [...]

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Frances Lubschutz Popkin

July 12, 2012

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Norfolk—Frances Lubschutz Popkin, age 93, passed away at home, on Saturday, July 7, surrounded by family and loved ones. Born in Norfolk, and a lifelong resident, Mrs. Popkin was a graduate of Maury High School. She was the daughter of the late Edward Benjamin and Gussie Heller Lubschutz. She was preceded in death by her [...]

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Susan Cohen MacMillan

July 12, 2012

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Norfolk—Susan Cohen MacMillan, 54, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Blacksburg, Va. on June 27, 2012. Born in Norfolk, she is survived by her husband, David T. MacMillan. Susan is also survived by her three children, Gordon David MacMillan of Virginia Beach, Sarah Jane MacMillan of Crocetta del Montello, Italy, and Laurel Marie MacMillan [...]

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Naomi Karlin Laderberg

July 12, 2012

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Naomi Karlin Laderberg, 91, passed away June 19, 2012. She was born in the Berkeley section of Norfolk on Nov. 14, 1920. She was a graduate of Maury High School, where she was known as “the life of the party.” Daughter of Jacob and Molly Karlin, Naomi was preceded in death by husband, Paul Laderberg [...]

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Mark Steven Holzsweig

July 12, 2012

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Mark Steven Holzsweig, 60, died on July 7, 2012. Born in Norfolk on Feb. 28, 1952, he was the son of Stanley I. Holzsweig and Gershon Armistead, the brother of Deborah S. Holzsweig, Stepmother, Marilyn Swersky Holzsweig, stepbrothers, Gary, Lowell and Brian Galumbeck. He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted grandparents, Sol [...]

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Writer, director Nora Ephron

July 12, 2012

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Nora Ephron, a film director, author and essayist who wrote the screenplays for When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, has died. Ephron died Tuesday, June 27 in a New York hospital of leukemia at 71. Only close friends and family knew of the illness, which was diagnosed in 2006. Her last movie was [...]

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