Archive | February, 2020

Darchei Shalom: Building Paths of Peace with 2 for Seder

February 27, 2020

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After the Pittsburgh Synagogue massacre, one woman’s journey from victim to activist Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 pm, Kempsville Conservative Synagogue, KBH On Shabbat morning, October 27, 2018, 11 people were murdered in the Tree of Life massacre in Pittsburgh, Pa. Joyce Fienberg, a 75-year-old member of the congregation, was one of the victims. Her family, [...]

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Mazel Tov to a Woman for the World: Annie Sandler is first JDC vice president from Tidewater

February 27, 2020

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As a young married woman living in Virginia Beach, Annie Sandler began to build a rare and rewarding Jewish communal life. Powerful influences include husband Art Sandler; in-laws, Reba and Sam Sandler; Dr. Zvi Feine, and various female leaders on national United Jewish Appeal and United Jewish Communities (UJC), now the Jewish Federations of North [...]

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An update on Virginia Beach City Public Schools 2021–2022 School Calendar

February 27, 2020

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Over the last month, our community has been engaged regarding the Virginia Beach City Public Schools 2021–2022 calendar with the first day of school falling on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. At the February 25, 2020 Virginia Beach City Public Schools School Board meeting, Chairwoman Carolyn Rye made a motion to suspend the use [...]

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Dorothy Salomonsky celebrates a quarter of a century with JFS

February 27, 2020

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For 25 years, Dorothy Salomonsky has been an integral part of Jewish Family Service of Tidewater—especially with one particular program. In fact, Salomonsky has been the driving force that propelled the Personal Affairs Management department to be nationally recognized as a leader in safeguarding the personal and financial affairs of vulnerable adults, age 18 and [...]

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Purim around town

February 27, 2020

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Purim begins at sunset on Monday, March 9 Tidewater is fortunate to have many great Purim events taking place this year. Check some of them out here.   Sunday, March 8, 10:30 am A Totally Rad Purim Carnival Ohef Sholom Temple 530 Raleigh Ave, Norfolk www.ohefsholom.org or 757-625-4295. 10:30 am Vendor Fair 11:30 am Purim [...]

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Stephan Ross, survivor who founded New England Holocaust Memorial

February 27, 2020

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BOSTON (JTA)—Stephan Ross, a prominent Boston-area Holocaust survivor who founded the New England Holocaust Memorial, has died. Ross died Monday, Feb. 24 at the age of 88, though the destruction by the Nazis of documents in his native Poland makes it impossible to determine the exact year of his birth, according to the Boston Globe. [...]

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who kept the peace with Israel for 30 years, dies

February 27, 2020

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JERUSALEM (JTA)—Hosni Mubarak, who as president of Egypt for 30 years kept his nation’s “cold peace” with Israel, died on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Mubarak was ousted and jailed in 2011 following massive street protests. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement of condolence on behalf of the citizens and government of Israel. “President Mubarak, [...]

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Larry Tesler, inventor of copy and paste functions

February 27, 2020

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Larry Tesler, the American computer scientist whose many personal computing innovations included the now ubiquitous copy and paste functions, has died. Tesler died Sunday, February 15 at his home in California. He was 74. Tesler created the function with Timothy Mott when he worked for Xerox in the 1970s, enabling users to highlight a piece [...]

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Sy Sperling, not just Hair Club for Men president, but also a client

February 27, 2020

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Sy Sperling, the Jewish son of a Bronx plumber who became famous for his hair loss treatment commercials, died at 78. In the 1960s, Sperling opened a salon in New York where he offered services for men suffering from hair loss. But he became nationally famous two decades later with commercials that always ended with [...]

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Sarita Rebe Sachs

February 27, 2020

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Virginia Beach—Sarita Rebe Sachs, 87, the wife of Judge Leonard B. Sachs, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 17, 2020. Sarita was born in Havana, Cuba. She and her family arrived in Norfolk, Va. in 1944. She graduated from Maury High School and attended Old Dominion University. Sarita started her career as a bookkeeper who [...]

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