Archive | September, 2013

South African novelist Neville Frankel to speak at Book Festival

September 30, 2013

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Sunday, Nov. 10 The book took 10 years to write—partially because its author is a top scoring wealth manager in the Boston area and because he is a passionate painter in his spare time. It also took so long because Bloodlines, an engrossing novel about South Africa, the history, the people and their struggles through [...]

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40th Anniversary of Yom Kippur War observed at Temple Israel

September 30, 2013

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Sunday, Oct. 6, 6 pm A ceremony marking the 40th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War will take place at Temple Israel to honor those who fought and memorialize those who died defending Israel, and to commemorate the miraculous (yes, in military terms, MIRACULOUS) survival of the Jewish State. Those who don’t know the story, [...]

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Food drive at Sandler Family Campus

September 30, 2013

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Through Oct. 4 Tidewater Jewish Foundation and the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Young Adult Division are co-hosting a food drive for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. During September’s Hunger Action Month, Feeding America, which is a nationwide network of food banks, united to urge individuals to take action in their communities. In Tidewater 166,020 [...]

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American Jewry and the Presidency

September 30, 2013

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Sundays, 2 pm Sunday, Oct. 20, Rabbi David Dalin will speak about the political views of Jews in America before the Civil War. Rabbi Dalin, professor of history and politics at Ave Maria University in Florida is the writer, co-author and editor of 10 books on American Jewish history and politics. Sunday, Nov. 17, Dr. [...]

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New first year class of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

September 30, 2013

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Tuesday mornings, beginning October 8 For more information, contact Miriam Brunn Ruberg, Simon Family JCC director of Jewish Life and Learning at 321-2328 or mbrunnruberg@simonfamilyj.org.

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Who showed up at your sukkah?

September 30, 2013

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We have a nice Sukkot holiday tradition in Judaism, the custom of symbolically inviting seven honored guests, one for each night of the holiday. This tradition is known as “ushpizin,” the Aramaic word for “guests.” Today, in creative Jewish circles, we are witnessing some interesting developments of the idea. For example, the women’s group at [...]

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Sonya Eisenberg Lachman

September 16, 2013

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Norfolk —Sonya Eisenberg Lachman, of Los Angeles, California, died August 29, 2013 in a Los Angeles nursing home. She was born in the USSR and lived in Portsmouth, Va. before moving to Los Angeles many years ago. Sonya was a former member of Chevra T’hilim Congregation on Effingham St. She is survived by her husband [...]

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Minette Siegel Kerr

September 16, 2013

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Virginia Beach —Minette Siegel Kerr, 66, died peacefully, surrounded by family and loved ones on Monday, September 2, 2013. A native to Hampton Roads, she grew up in the Ghent area of Norfolk and graduated from Maury High School. She resided in Virginia Beach for her adult years and worked as a hairdresser, homemaker, and [...]

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Ira Grolman

September 16, 2013

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Virginia Beach —Ira Grolman, 85, passed away on August 25, 2013. He was born on July 29, 1928 to the late Alexander and Sadie Grolman in Washington, D.C. He is predeceased by his brother Norman Grolman. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Phyllis Grolman; daughter, Alexis Duncan and husband Michael and [...]

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Ira Carl Ginsburg

September 16, 2013

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Virginia Beach —Ira Carl Ginsburg, 91, born in New York on July 3, 1922 died peacefully in Virginia Beach on August 25, 2013. He was predeceased by his parents Ester Sherris Ginsburg and Hyman Ginsburg and his lifelong companion Dorothy Good. An accomplished percussionist, Ira worked with many of the country’s major orchestra conductors, music [...]

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