Archive | September, 2018

Harriet Shukow White

September 16, 2018

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Virginia Beach—Harriet Shukow White, daughter of Gertrude and Irving Shukow, was born in The Bronx, New York in 1929, and died September 7, 2018 in her home in Virginia Beach.

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Julian Jacobs

September 16, 2018

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Virginia Beach—Julian Bernard, 94, of Richmond and Virginia Beach, passed away August 31, 2018.

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Hanna “Annette” Edwards

September 16, 2018

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Norfolk—Hanna “Annette” Edwards, 78, passed away on September 9, 2018.

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Donald Rea Eckert, SCPO, USN (Ret.)

September 16, 2018

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Alamogordo, N.M.—Donald Rea Eckert, SCPO, US Navy, (Ret.) died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at his home in Alamogordo, N.M.

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New school year begins at Hebrew Academy of Tidewater

September 14, 2018

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Back in full swing, Hebrew Academy of Tidewater (HAT) kicked off its new year with a back to school Meet and Greet accompanied by a Kona Ice Truck Treat on Monday, August 20. Students were excited to see their friends and new teachers, as were the parents. Working hard to incorporate programs to promote HAT’s [...]

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New director for education and engagement at Ohef Sholom

September 14, 2018

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Stephanie Ben Simon has joined Ohef Sholom Temple as director of Education and Engagement (DEE). As DEE, Ben Simon will develop and oversee a dynamic program of education and engagement for the entire congregation, creating educational opportunities in alignment with the temple’s values at every stage of the life cycle. In partnership with OST’s clergy and lay leadership, she says she is developing membership and programming plans with the goals of attracting prospective members, integrating new members into the Ohef Sholom community, as well as engaging existing members.

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Mark Zuckerberg posts video of himself blowing shofar

September 14, 2018

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(JTA)—Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a video of himself blowing a several-foot-long shofar.

Zuckerberg executed a perfect tekiyah- teruah-shevarim combination on the twisted ram’s horn as one of his daughters is heard crying in the background.

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Simon Family Passport to Israel grant helps area teen with month-long trip

September 14, 2018

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This past summer I spent a month in Israel with 32 of my best friends, while meeting 52 new friends, on the most amazing trip of my life. We did all the typical activities you do when traveling to Israel, like floating in the Dead Sea and climbing Masada, but the fact that I was doing it with 84 other 16-year-olds, some whom I knew and others whom I was getting to know, made it all the more special and meaningful.

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Alene and Ron Kaufman: Assuring a strong future for the community they love

September 14, 2018

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Although they are actually transplants to the area, Alene and Ron Kaufman are such an integral part of the Tidewater Jewish community that it feels as if they have been here forever.

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Israelis want American Jewish help in promoting religious pluralism, study finds

September 14, 2018

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(JTA)—For years, American Jewish groups have agitated for more religious pluralism in Israel. And year after year, the Israeli government has acted as if the country’s demographic and political realities make any kind of substantial reform impossible.

The latest version of an annual survey disputes that claim: It shows that Jewish Israelis disapprove of how their government handles religious issues. It shows that they want more liberal religious policies. And it says they want American Jews to intervene in the debate.

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