Archive | December, 2012

Beth El brings N.Y. speaker series to Tidewater

December 21, 2012

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Say the words, “92nd Street Y” to someone who’s moved to Tidewater from New York or New Jersey. Chances are, eyes will brighten with a knowing look, and a sigh, or sound of longing, may follow. An abundant and expansive calendar of cultural, educational and community events are offered at 92Y and its affiliate venues [...]

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Super Sunday Committee makes an investment in community

December 21, 2012

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Jen Groves, vice-chair of the 2013 Super Sunday Committee, launches the first in a series of community photos and statements: “I invest because...” (photo by Laine M. Rutherford)

When creating the theme for this year’s Super Sunday fundraising phone-a-thon, the young Jewish community leaders on the steering committee opted to toss out the cutesy and sporty ideas of the past. The 10 Super Sunday committee members instead chose a concept that would resonate for all of the donors in the area who will [...]

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National Mix-It-Up Day 2012 launches joint activities at HAT and Strelitz Preschool

December 21, 2012

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Celebrated by schools across the country, National Mix It Up Day promotes respect and tolerance among children. The program, first introduced to Hebrew Academy of Tidewater by school guidance counselor Michele Fenley, LCSW, encourages children to broaden their perspectives by interacting with schoolmates outside of their regular friendship circles. HAT students kicked off this year’s [...]

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Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater receives Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission

December 21, 2012

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In operation for just a few months, the Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater has already made a big impact on many of its patients’ family members, including Irwin Kroskin. When his wife Ruthi became ill, Kroskin called on the hospice team. “When our family needed care for Ruthi, the hospice team [...]

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Vayyehi: The end of the beginning

December 21, 2012

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This Shabbat, throughout the Jewish world we read Parashat Vayyehi, the concluding portion of the Book of Bereshit. However brief it may appear in comparison to other Parashiyot, its importance remains vital to the development of the People of Israel during Biblical times and beyond. The last of the patriarchs, Jacob, having brought his clan [...]

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Thank you for a great 2012

December 21, 2012

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While it is hard to believe we’re wrapping up another calendar year, it is easy to recall that Jewish News reported on a lot of news and activity in 2012. In fact, we printed more pages than ever. Trips to Israel and Cuba, the elections, unrest in the Middle East, holiday and festival celebrations, Israeli [...]

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Linking to Lincoln on Chanukah

December 11, 2012

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LOS ANGELES (JTA)—We need to celebrate a Lincoln Chanukah this year. It’s not because of the new Spielberg movie—that gives us something to do on Christmas Day—but because of the 150th anniversary of a little-known event in American history that threatened to expel a portion of the Civil War-era Jewish population from their homes on [...]

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Vergie Veronica McCall: A Star of David

December 7, 2012

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In her soothing voice, Vergie McCall recites Psalms 23 and 91 to her hospice patients. “Prayers are powerful,” she confirms. “When you leave this world, you are going to the presence of God,” her grandmother used to say. “In the spirit of the Divine, you are no longer in a body that grows old. There [...]

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Alan Jay Tucker

December 7, 2012

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Norfolk—Alan Jay Tucker, 69, passed away Saturday, Nov, 24, 2012. Alan was born April 8, 1943 and retired as a professional bridge player. He is survived by his wife JoAnn; his sister Barbra; step-daughter Maria and her husband; grandchildren Alexander, Michael, Zoe; nephew Matthew and his wife; and nieces Jenna and Alycia. A graveside service [...]

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Edward S. Levine

December 7, 2012

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Virginia Beach—Edward S. Levine, 67, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 26, 1944 in Brooklyn, N. Y. to the late Albert and Miriam Levine. He spent his life in the paper industry, starting his own company, Arkansas Paper Group. He was an avid sports [...]

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