Archive | January, 2015

Ethel A. Katz

January 9, 2015

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Norfolk —Ethel A. Katz, 97, passed away Thursday, Jan.1, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Dora Aframe. She was born in Norfolk and was the beloved widow of Simon Katz. Mrs. Katz graduated from Maury High School and attended the Norfolk Division of William & Mary. She was a member of [...]

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Gerald Forman Kahan

January 9, 2015

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Portsmouth —Gerald Forman Kahan, age 85 of Tampa, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Mr. Kahan was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., but resided in Portsmouth for most of his life. He was the former owner of Mr.Tux and Goldberg’s Clothing Store and was a member of the Lions Club. Survivors include his former spouse, [...]

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Florence Bress Karp

January 9, 2015

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Portsmouth —Florence Bress Karp, 96, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 in her home. A Norfolk native, lifelong educator and philanthropist, Florence Bress Karp was born on Feb 26, 1918. Florence earned her bachelor’s degree from Longwood College in secondary education and began teaching at Woodrow Wilson High School. Shortly thereafter she met her husband of [...]

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Administrator gains national certification

January 9, 2015

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Jessica Willingham, RN, BSN, administrator at the Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater, achieved certification as a Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator last month from the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN®). Willingham is a 2007 graduate from Arkansas State University, where she obtained her bachelor of science [...]

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Rabbi Israel Zoberman

January 9, 2015

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Rabbi Israel Zoberman of Congregation Beth Chaverim in Virginia Beach and his daughter Rachel Zoberman Azoff at the White House Chanukah Reception, hosted by President and Mrs. Obama on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

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Family Friendly Fridays at Ohef Sholom

January 9, 2015

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Friday, January 16, 5:45 pm A child-friendly Shabbat evening service with songs and stories led by Rabbi Roz, Cantor Wally and Rabbi Steinberg are the buzz at Ohef Sholom Temple. These abbreviated monthly services, specifically designed for families with infants through middle schoolers, provide a new style of Shabbat for families at OST. With lively [...]

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Operation Hamantaschen

January 9, 2015

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Sunday, Feb. 15 9 am–12 pm, or 12–3 pm With the New Year in full swing, some events from last year are back with a new twist. Operation Hamantaschen, a popular collaborative event between the Young Adult Division of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the Simon Family JCC department of Children and Families, [...]

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Film Festival’s closing night features Mal Vincent and reception

January 9, 2015

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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Sunday, Jan. 25, 5:30 pm, TCC Roper Performing Arts Center For his seventh “Mal’s Pick” night at the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, presented by Alma* and Howard Laderberg, veteran movie and entertainment critic Mal Vincent. has chosen a mainstream Hollywood movie with a Jewish subject. Vincent’s selection, The Apprenticeship [...]

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What more can you do? Date with the State

January 9, 2015

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Wednesday, Feb. 4, Richmond The annual Community Relations Council’s delegation to Richmond for Jewish Advocacy Day is always a great event, and this year, it is more imperative than ever to have a good community turnout. Between the conflict with Hamas last summer and the global resurgence of anti-Semitism, this has been quite a challenging [...]

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Congregation Beth El’s From Bimah to Broadway was an afternoon of song

January 9, 2015

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Linda Drucker, Joan Joffee, Meryl Mulligan, Jody Laibstain, Alex Pomerantz, Marlene Rossen and Linda Samuels, committe members for From Bimah to Broadway.

Three cantors and a rabbi walk onto the bimah…. No, it is not the start of a bad Yiddish joke. But there were a few of those quips when Congregation Beth El hosted its largest fundraiser on Dec. 14 since its 150th anniversary celebration in 2000. Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz introduced the special guest cantors: Randy [...]

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