Archive | December, 2017

FRANCES L. ORNOFF

December 1, 2017

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Portsmouth —Frances Levin Ornoff, 92, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017. She was born in Portsmouth to the late Joseph and Ethel Levin. She retired from Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority. She was a lifelong volunteer supporting various Jewish organizations and community agencies and past president of numerous local boards and committees. She was a [...]

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BEATRICE “BEA” MINSKOFF

December 1, 2017

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Chesapeake —Beatrice “Bea” Minskoff, 90, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. She retired from the U. S. Government after serving as a contracting officer at Little Creek Amphibious Base for over 13 years. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late William and Jenny Dautch, and was the widow [...]

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BERNARD KAHN

December 1, 2017

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Norfolk —Bernard Kahn, 95, passed away November 24, 2017. A native and lifelong resident of Norfolk, he was the son of the late Morris and Hannah Kahn, and the widower of Gertrude L. Kahn. Mr. Kahn was the former owner of Azalea Auto Supply in Norfolk. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII serving in [...]

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BARON JACK GORDON

December 1, 2017

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Williamsburg —Baron Jack Gordon, 91, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Born in Norfolk, Va., he was the son of the late Rose Salsbury Gordon and George M. Gordon. He attended Maury High School and graduated from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. He served in the U. S. Navy [...]

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RAMON ALLEN COHEN

December 1, 2017

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Norfolk —Ramon Allen Cohen, 96, of the 6000 block of Newport Crescent, died peacefully on November 19, 2017. Mr. Cohen was born in Vilnius, Lithuania and immigrated to the United States as an infant. He was the son of the late Julius Cohen and Celia Shulman Cohen. Ramon grew up on Shirley Ave. in Norfolk [...]

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Virginia Festival of Jewish Film set to celebrate 25th anniversary

December 1, 2017

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Each year, the Simon Family JCC’s Virginia Festival of Jewish Film presented by Alma and Howard Laderberg* inspires, educates, and entertains through evocative narrative and documentary films which portray the Jewish experience. These films offer cinematic examinations of Jewish life and culture, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride. 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Virginia [...]

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Help select issues for Date with the State

December 1, 2017

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Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:30 pm Sandler Family Campus To prepare for this year’s Date with the State, also known as Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day, which takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, UJFT’s Community Relations Council Legislative Action Committee will host a meeting to discuss potential issues that the delegation will present to General [...]

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YAD Guys’ Night Out: Topgolf

December 1, 2017

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Thursday, Dec. 21 6:30–8:30 pm The YAD Guys Night Out will be at Topgolf this month. See who has the longest drive, and test skills on the range alongside YAD guys. RSVP to Sara Gottschalk at sgottschalk@ujft.org for a spot in one of the bays.

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YAD Hands on Tidewater: Grave Grooming

December 1, 2017

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Sunday, Dec. 10, 12:30 pm Hands on Tidewater needs help to groom the Mikro Kodesh cemetery on 2295 Berkley Ave., in Chesapeake. YAD will clean headstones, clear weeds, and remove overgrown shrubs. Take part in a mitzvah to help restore the cemetery. Street parking is available. For more information, contact Sara Gottschalk at sgottschalk@ujft.org or [...]

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YAD-Chabad Shabbat

December 1, 2017

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Friday, Dec. 8, 5:45 pm Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner with YAD hosted by Chabad House at 1920 Colley Ave in Norfolk. The Young Adult Division (YAD) of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is open to adults ages 22 through 45. $10 per adult and $5 per child (a supervised playroom will be available). [...]

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