Archive | April, 2020

Grassroots Giver: Former emergency department nurse leads a community-wide movement to feed ‘her people’

April 30, 2020

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The distressing effect of COVID-19 on overworked health care professionals at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital (SPAH) roused more than sympathy. It led to an outbreak of grassroot organizers like Pam Moss Blais. Blais, a former Emergency Department (ED) nurse didn’t realize how much she missed bedside nursing, and her fellow workers, until COVID-19 put them [...]

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Jewish Tidewater Responds to urgent COVID-19 need with Emergency Relief Fund joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity – Tuesday, May 5

April 30, 2020

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Kol Yisroel Aravim Zeh b’zeh. All Jews are responsible for one another. COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Community opened earlier this month in response to growing anticipated needs of the community—for local agencies and institutions, as well as for individuals. The current COVID-19 pandemic makes our responsibility to take care of one [...]

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Israel Fest 2020 – Tidewater Celebrates Israel @ 72 (from HOME!)

April 30, 2020

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Sunday, May 3, 11 am The festivities will be different this year, but not having a larger gathering won’t keep Jewish Tidewater from celebrating Israel’s 72 years! Join the community for a day of celebration with virtual activities for Yom Ha’Atzmaut—Israel’s 72nd Independence Day. This is an unprecedented opportunity for Israel supporters from every background [...]

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Connect with Jewish Tidewater’s Virtual Resources

April 10, 2020

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Stay connected with Jewish Tidewater through virtual resources, classes, programs, services, and each other. During the COVID-19 pandemic, physical doors may be temporarily closed, but Jewish agencies, schools, and synagogues are all virtually open. At JewishVa.org, find everything virtual, including fitness classes, suggestions for celebrating holidays, children and family programs, and arts opportunities. You can [...]

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Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ songwriter

April 10, 2020

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(JTA)—Adam Schlesinger, known as one of the lead songwriters of the pop rock band Fountains of Wayne and the musical series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, died Wednesday, April 1 at 52 from coronavirus complications, Variety reported. Schlesinger, who grew up in a secular Jewish home, had been in an unnamed hospital in upstate New York for over [...]

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Stan Lee Shapiro

April 10, 2020

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Hollywood, Fla.—Stan Lee Shapiro, 90, passed away on March 16, 2020 surrounded by family members. He was born to Theodore and Elaine Shapiro on July 10, 1929 in Chester Pa. Stan graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia where he played varsity baseball; he then obtained a pharmacy degree from Temple University. He served as [...]

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Henriette “Henie” Friedlander Rose

April 10, 2020

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Virginia Beach—Henriette “Henie” Friedlander Rose, 79, passed away in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Henie was born in the Bronx, N.Y. to the late Victor and Hilda Friedlander. She is also predeceased by her brother, Danny Friedlander. She is survived by her children, Ronald and his wife, Melissa; and Jonathan and his wife, [...]

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Cilda Klaff Meltzer

April 10, 2020

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Norfolk—Cilda Klaff Meltzer, 89, passed away on April 6, 2020 in her home. She was a lifelong resident of Norfolk and a graduate of Maury High School and the Norfolk Division of William and Mary, where she lettered in field hockey. She was predeceased by her husband, Harvey Meltzer; her parents Harry and Rae Klaff; [...]

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Phyllis Landau Lannik

April 10, 2020

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Norfolk—Phyllis L. Lannik, a longtime resident of Portsmouth and Norfolk, Virginia died on Wednesday February 27, 2020 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Born in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, she received her BA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1973. Phyllis spent 10 years in office management and personnel matters in a number of locations. [...]

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Henry J. Abraham

April 10, 2020

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Charlottesville, Va.—Professor Henry J. Abraham passed away February 26, 2020 at the age of 98 in Charlottesville, Va. He was born August 25, 1921, in Offenbach am Main, Germany, the older son of Frederick and Liesel Kullman Abraham. He attended elementary schools there and the initial stages of high school at the Realgymnasium (Philantropin) in [...]

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