Archive | August, 2018

TAYLOR SHEA VIA

August 13, 2018

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Taylor Shea Via VIRGINIA BEACH—Taylor Shea Via of Virginia Beach, age 26, passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 2018. Taylor was born in Richmond, Va. and raised in Hampton Roads. She is survived by her mother, Rochelle Rosenberg, father Charles Via, brother Aaron, sister Hannah, stepsisters Tila (Adam) Fly and Tara Balkus, Uncle and Aunt [...]

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BETTY SCHOENBAUM

August 13, 2018

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Betty Schoenbaum SARASOTA—On Tuesday, July 31, Glasser/Schoenbaum—and the world—lost a great woman. A divine leader with a generous heart, her loss is felt very deeply. Betty Schoenbaum, approaching her 101st birthday, passed away surrounded by her family. Whether it was through the thousands of scholarships she has given, the work of the Glasser-Schoenbaum Human Services Center or that of the Salvation [...]

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HENRIETTA P. SCHATZ

August 13, 2018

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Henrietta P. Schatz NORFOLK —Henrietta P. Schatz, 99, of the 1100 block of Redgate Ave. died July 20, 2018 in Virginia Beach. Mrs. Schatz was born in Norfolk the daughter of the late Annie Potts and Hyman Potts. She was born in 1918 on the waterfront to European Immigrants in what is now West Ghent, and as a teenager helped run her [...]

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ELEANOR SUE KANTER

August 13, 2018

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Eleanor Sue Kanter VIRGINIA BEACH—Eleanor Sue Kanter, 88, passed away on July 21, 2018 at her home, Beth Sholom Village in Virginia Beach. She was born and raised in Portsmouth. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Rose Kanter, and her brother Jules Irving Kanter. She attended The College of William & Mary, graduating in 1954 with a degree in [...]

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LARRY ISROW

August 13, 2018

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Larry Isrow NORFOLK—Dr. Larry Isrow, 73, passed away Monday, July 23. He was born to Jerome and Shirley Isrow in New York in 1945. He was a neurology specialist in Norfolk and practiced for over 47 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine in 1971. He was predeceased by his parents. A graveside service was held in Forest Lawn [...]

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Zach and Courtney Lewis

August 13, 2018

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Zach and Courtney Lewis on their recent marriage. Zach is the son of Beth Cohen Jaffe, the step-son of Nathan Jaffe and grandson of Joan and Bob Cohen. Courtney is the daughter of Diane and Randy Carrington, of Midlothian, Virginia. The couple were married at the Independence Golf Club in Midlothian by Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg [...]

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2018 Guide to Jewish Living in Tidewater

August 13, 2018

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Here is the 2018 Guide to Jewish Living in Tidewater. It features information on the following: Jewish Holidays 5779, Community Resources, Camps, Community Centers, Congregations, Education, Foundation, Services and Organizations, Social Services, Youth Groups and Cemeteries.

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CBN hosts Israel’s UN Ambassador for 700 Club interview and lunch

August 13, 2018

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Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon began his remarks at a luncheon last month at CBN’s Founder’s Inn by noting that it is “usually a bad sign when there’s a room full of people coming to talk about Israel.” Looking around the room with a big smile, he continued, “but today looks different. This room is full of friends!”

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The seven best Jewish obituaries by New York Times writer Margalit Fox

August 13, 2018

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New York Times obituary writer Margalit Fox announced she was leaving her position after writing farewells to more than 1,400 notable, notorious or downright unusual people over a 14-year span. Fox intends to turn to book-writing full time. Among the highlights of her time on the “dead beat” were obituaries of Jewish newsmakers, which like so many of her obits stand out for the vividness of her prose and the humor she sometimes brought to solemn moments. Here are some standouts.

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First person: Beginning at the first border

August 13, 2018

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The desert sun beat down on us as we stood on a hill, gazing out at what was forbidden for us to enter—the Gaza Strip. On approach to this overlook from the north, we drove past dozens of patches of scorched earth, remnants of fires from recent Palestinian terrorist attacks. Gazan terrorists utilized the winds and dry conditions to their advantage by sending flaming kites and balloons to Israel, which destroyed painstakingly cultivated crops and forests.

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