Archive | February, 2019

A national Jewish group says community relations are in crisis

February 18, 2019

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—An increase in anti-Semitism, an intensification of anti-Israel activity and decades of neglect have created a crisis in the Jewish community relations field, according to the umbrella group for Jewish public policy organizations, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. In reports published this month at its annual Washington meeting, the group urged a radical [...]

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When the right and left fight over anti-Semitism, Jews are caught in the middle

February 18, 2019

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(JTA)—I lived in Minnesota for five years. My wife is from there; her family still lives there. When we return to visit, we have to reckon with a frightening reality: My in-laws’ newly elected congressional representative is deeply implicated in anti-Semitism. We are not dealing with minor missteps that can be overlooked. We’re dealing, after [...]

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Kristen Diane Hofheimer

February 4, 2019

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Virginia Beach —Kristen Diane Hofheimer of Burnsville, North Carolina and Virginia Beach, Virginia died at home on January 18, 2019 surrounded by friends and family and her beloved ragdoll cat, Maybe. She was 49 years old. Kristen grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia where she attended Virginia Beach Friends School, and then skipped her senior [...]

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Burton H. Jaffe

February 4, 2019

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Virginia Beach —Burton H. Jaffepassed away suddenly on January 25, 2019 with his beloved wife of 50 years, Judy Meyerson Jaffe, by his side. He is predeceased by his parents Henry and Leah Jaffe, his Aunt Cecelia, and his daughter Elizabeth Grace. He is survived by his sister Rita Sue Gold and Alan Gold, his [...]

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Tamra K. Kruger

February 4, 2019

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Norfolk —Tamra K. Kruger, 89, died on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in a local hospital. Born in Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Sol and Ida Kaplan, and was the beloved wife of Dr. Howard I. Kruger. Mrs. Kruger was a graduate of Maury High School and attended Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, [...]

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Dr. Leon Leach

February 4, 2019

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Norfolk —Dr. Leon Leach, 97, passed away peacefully in his home Saturday, January 26, 2019. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on July 29, 1921 to the late Hyman and Fannie Leach. Leon was a graduate of Brandeis University and Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. A longstanding member of the American Veterinary Association and [...]

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Gussie Ornoff

February 4, 2019

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Norfolk —Gussie Ornoff, born on October 5, 1939, passed away on January 1, 2019. Graveside services were held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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John “Joe” Rehder

February 4, 2019

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Norfolk —John Joe Rehder, PhD Computer Science; NASA acting head of Vehicle Analysis Branch of the Systems Analysis and Concepts directorate at NASA Langley Research Center; Adjunct Professor at Tidewater Community College; Docent Nauticus Science on a Sphere. Survived by his wife, Shirley Confino-Rehder, children Chris, Erin, Steve, Lisa; grandkids, Tori, Nick, Andrew (Morgan), Devon, [...]

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Dora A. Schneider

February 4, 2019

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Rockville, Md.—On Saturday, December 29, 2018, Dora A. Schneider of Rockville, Md, passed away. Dora Schneider was the beloved wife of the late Joel Schneider; devoted mother of William Schneider; loving sister of the late Morris V. Altschul. Graveside services were held at Gomley Chesed Cemetery in Portsmouth. Memorial contributions may be made to the [...]

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Hubert L. Shapiro

February 4, 2019

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Norfolk —Hubert L. Shapiro, 87, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 22, 2019, surrounded by his wife, three daughters, three grandchildren, and four sons-in-law and fiances. A Norfolk, native, he was predeceased by his cherished parents, Max and Tillie Shapiro, and his two sisters Muriel Shapiro and Harriette Shapiro. He is survived by [...]

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