Archive | September, 2013

Marcel Reich-Ranicki, German-Jewish author and critic

September 30, 2013

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Marcel Reich-Ranicki, a German-Jewish author and literary critic sometimes referred to in Germany as the “pope of literature,” has died. The death of Reich-Ranicki, a Holocaust survivor and a spokesman for reconciliation between Jewish and non-Jewish Germans, was announced on Sept. 18. He was 93. Reich-Ranicki was “a piece of German- Jewish history,” Charlotte Knobloch, [...]

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Italian cyclist Gino Bartali recognized as righteous gentile

September 30, 2013

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Yad Vashem posthumously recognized the Italian cycling champion Gino Bartali as Righteous Among the Nations. The Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem said in a statement that during the German occupation of Italy beginning in September 1943, “Bartali, a devout Catholic, was part of a rescue network spearheaded by Rabbi Nathan Cassuto of Florence together with the [...]

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Dutch city unveils memorial for Holocaust diarist Helga Deen

September 30, 2013

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(JTA)—The Jewish community of Tilburg in the Netherlands unveiled a statue commemorating Helga Deen, a teenage Jewish diarist who died in a concentration camp 70 years ago. The Liberal Jewish Community of Tilburg unveiled the monument in memory of Deen earlier this month in partnership with a neighborhood association, the Dutch daily Brabants Dagblad reported. [...]

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Beverly K. Mauro

September 30, 2013

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Norfolk —Beverly K. Mauro, 83, died Thursday, September 19, 2013 in a local hospital. She was a native and lifelong resident of Norfolk and was the daughter of the late Dave and Lillie Kessel. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Henry (Hank) Mauro. She is survived by her devoted family: daughter Susan [...]

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William “Bill” Abrams

September 30, 2013

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Portsmouth—William “Bill” Abrams 101¾ passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at Beth Sholom Home in Virginia Beach where he resided during the last four years. Born in Bayonne, N. J. on January 19, 1912, to Rose Leventhal Abrams and Nathan Abrams. Bill went on to live a long and extraordinarily vital life. His magnetic personality, [...]

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September 30, 2013

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Rabbi Arthur Ruberg and Miriam Brunn Ruberg on the birth of their first grandchild Eli (pronounced eh-lee) Meir on August 12. He is the son of Adina and Ben Kozberg of Chicago, Ill. The proud great-grandfather is Albert J. Brunn of Coconut Creek, Fla. and proud uncle is Rabbi Jeremy Ruberg of New City, N.Y.

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September 30, 2013

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Marissa Simon for being chosen as the David Project Fellow for the 2013-2014 school year at the University of Pittsburgh. The David Project, in partnership with Hillel, created this Israel advocacy training program in which participants gain knowledge and tools necessary for creating change on campus. Pitt is one of 19 campuses across the country [...]

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September 30, 2013

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Pam Guthrie, administrator of The Terrace at Beth Sholom Village, for being recognized as Virginia’s Assisted Living Administrator of the Year by the Virginia Health Care Association and Virginia Center for Assisted Living ( VCAL/ VHCA) at the VHCA convention and trade show in Roanoke on Sept. 18. This award is given to an administrator [...]

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Family Fall Festival and Open House at the Simon Family JCC

September 30, 2013

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Entertainment, shopping, eating and a great membership deal! — Sunday, Oct. 20, 11–3 pm A free fall festival at the Simon Family JCC will highlight much that the Center offers for both current and prospective members. Activities for everyone in the family include a petting zoo, carnival games such as a bean bag toss and [...]

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Virginia Chorale opens 30th anniversary season with program of signature songs, including Israeli folk songs

September 30, 2013

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Friday, Oct. 4–Sunday, Oct. 6 The 30th anniversary season of the Virginia Chorale opens with Signature Chorale, a celebration of choral masterpieces, folk songs, and motets. Featuring pieces representative of the three decades of group’s repertoire, Signature Chorale represents the breadth of skill and artistic character of the professional ensemble of 21 singers. Compositions by [...]

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