Archive | May, 2016

Ohio Jewish leader cited by John Kasich for Holocaust memorial role

May 6, 2016

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Joyce Garver Keller, the longtime executive director of Ohio’s Jewish community relations council who helped establish a state Holocaust memorial, has died at 68. On Monday, May 2, less than two weeks before she was scheduled to be honored at a Jewish Council for Public Affairs event in Cleveland, Keller died at her home in [...]

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Frederick Mayer, German Jewturned U.S. spy against the Nazis

May 6, 2016

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Frederick Mayer, a German Jew who fled Nazi Germany in 1938 and parachuted back in seven years later as an American spy, has died. Mayer died on Friday, April 15 in Charles Town, West Virginia, at the age of 94, his daughter Claudette confirmed to The New York Times. Mayer posed as a German soldier [...]

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Martin Gray, author of best-selling Holocaust memoir

May 6, 2016

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Martin Gray, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor whose memoir about his experiences during World War II inspired a successful TV miniseries, has died at 93. Gray was found in the swimming pool of his second home in Ciney, Belgium, but officials said no foul play was suspected, the BBC reported. In 1971, the Warsaw native born [...]

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Miriam Schajer Drory

May 6, 2016

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Virginia Beach —Miriam Schajer Drory, 76, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016. She was born in Poland and moved to Australia where she married and started her family. In 1970, the family moved to Israel and after six years, they settled in Virginia Beach, where they have lived ever since. She was the daughter of the [...]

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Ira Marshall Cantin

May 6, 2016

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Norfolk —Ira Marshall Cantin, M.D., passed away at home on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Ira was born in Richmond, Va. on December 29, 1927. He is preceded in death by his mother Tess Kramer Cantin and father Nathan Cantin. Ira Cantin attended Taylor Elementary School, Blair Junior High School and Maury High School and graduated [...]

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Barry S. Behrman

May 6, 2016

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Virginia Beach —Barry S. Behrman, 70, of Virginia Beach, passed away April 23, 2016. Barry was born in Norfolk, the son of the late Aaron and Gertrude Behrman. Barry was the proud founder of Q-Master Billiards, which he operated for more than 40 years, as well as was the founder of Pools’ most prestigious 9-Ball [...]

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Splashes of color and hours of fun planned for opening day pool party

May 6, 2016

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Sunday, May 22, 1–4 pm, Simon Family JCC, Free for everyone The calendar may say May, but the weather shouts, “summer.” Simon Family JCC members and guests are invited to cool off and get their feet wet at the first pool party of 2016. The family friendly outdoor waterpark was scheduled to officially open on [...]

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Matti Friedman Israel Today—Sifting through the media spin

May 6, 2016

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Matti Friedman

Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 pm, Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Matti Friedman, former Jerusalem Bureau reporter and editor for the Associated Press will be the featured speaker in the final event of the 5th Annual Israel Today Series, hosted by the Community Relations Council and its community partners. This “whistleblower,” as he’s been called [...]

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Simon Family JCC’s 6th Annual President’s Golf Cup Tournament improves kids programs at every shot

May 6, 2016

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Thursday, June 9, 1 pm, Heron Ridge Golf Club One of the greatest professional golfers of all time, William Ben Hogan, said, “The most important shot in golf is the next one.” The Simon Family JCC applies that sentiment when planning their Annual Presidents’ Golf Cup Tournament, which raises funds to bring children’s activities and [...]

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YAD, JCC, and Chabad’s Lag B’Omer Bash

May 6, 2016

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Bonfire, Food, Beer, Music Thursday, May 26, 5:30 pm In the midst of Omer count, count off these 10 fun facts about the Lag B’omer holiday, to get informed and pumped for the upcoming YAD, JCC and Chabad Lag B’Omer Bash. • Lag B’Omer, literally translated from Hebrew to English, means the 33rd day of [...]

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