Archive | August, 2015

Jewish Federations of North America President Jerry Silverman to kick off Annual Campaign

August 28, 2015

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Thursday, Sept. 17, 6:45 pm He’s casual, he’s passionate, he’s earnest and he heads up a movement that ranks collectively among the top 10 charities in the world. “He,” is Jerry Silverman, president and CEO of The Jewish Federations of North America. Silverman will be the featured speaker at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s [...]

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Iran deal will pass (or so says the math)

August 28, 2015

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Does the Iran deal have the votes or not? Though President Barack Obama is vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard and Congress is in recess through Labor Day, there’s plenty of action on the agreement as lawmakers debate whether to vote with their colleagues, constituents, aides or consciences— or some combination therein. The deal’s chances in Congress [...]

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Here’s why Hamas and Israel may be secretly negotiating

August 28, 2015

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TEL AVIV ( JTA)—After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians. They’re just not the Palestinians you thought. After years of vowing not to negotiate with Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, Israel may be finalizing a deal with the terrorist group that [...]

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Kee Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8)

August 28, 2015

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With the High Holy Days 5776 soon upon us, how reflective of their grateful spirit and challenging thrust is this Parasha! The Israelites are taught that re-entering the Promised Land is more than a physical act. At the core of this great adventure is a spiritual drama calling for giving thanks through a heartfelt thanksgiving, [...]

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Baltimore Jewish educator dies in car crash

August 18, 2015

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(Baltimore Jewish Times via JTA)—Neely Tal Snyder, a Jewish educator and advocate who was known for her professional dedication, was killed in a car crash on Monday, August 10. Snyder, 37, was waiting to make a left turn on Route 30 in Reistertown, Maryland, near the Pearlstone Center, where she was the program director, when [...]

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Orna Porat, grande dame of Israeli theater

August 18, 2015

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Orna Porat, a German convert to Judaism who became a grande dame of Israeli theater, died at the age of 91. Porat passed away Aug. 6 in her home, i24 News reported. Porat won the prestigious Israel Prize in 1979 for a lifetime of achievement in theater as well as Yedioth Acharonot’s Kinor David Prize [...]

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Theodore Bikel, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof

August 18, 2015

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(JTA)—Theodore Bikel, an actor and folk singer who was recognized in 1997 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, has died at 91. Bikel, who won fame playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, doing more performances of the role than any other actor, died Tuesday, July 21 of natural [...]

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Gertrude (Trudy) K. Rosenblatt

August 18, 2015

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Virginia Beach —Gertrude (Trudy) K. Rosenblatt, 93, passed away on July 18, 2015. She was born in Norfolk and was the daughter of Adolph and Jenny Lipkin Kramer. Trudy was predeceased in 2008 by Sam, her beloved husband of 65 years. Her brother, Herbert (Pete) L. Kramer also predeceased her. Trudy is survived by her [...]

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Virginia Evett Rosen

August 18, 2015

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Norfolk —Virginia Evett Rosen, 90, died Thursday, August 6, 2015 in Beth Sholom Home. She was a native of Pinetown, N. C. and a resident of Norfolk for most of her life. She was the daughter of the late William Marslender and Cora Waters Evett and was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Rosen [...]

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Dr. Sally Rose Rogers

August 18, 2015

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Washington , D.C.—Dr. Sally Rose Rogers, PhD in Classics, died Monday July 20, 2015. Sally was born on November 10, 1948 in Smithfield, N.C. She was the first born daughter of John Patterson Rogers, Jr. (of blessed memory) and Martha Pridgen Rogers. She is also survived by her two sisters, Susan Rogers Einhorn (Marty) and [...]

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