Archive | November, 2020

Jerome “Jerry” Greenberg

November 5, 2020

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Virginia Beach—Jerome “Jerry” Greenberg, 88 years old, passed away at home on October 23, 2020. Jerry was born in Chicago on November 7, 1931. He spent four years in the Navy and then settled in Norfolk, Va. and became an entrepreneur. He is survived by his longtime partner, LaVerne Shapkoff; his children, David Greenberg, Tami [...]

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Alvin Margolius Jr., MD

November 5, 2020

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Norfolk—Alvin Margolius Jr., MD, 94, died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 1, 2020. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 31, 1926 to the late Alvin and Elise Levy Margolius. After graduating from Maury High School in 1943, he entered John Hopkins University. His stay at Hopkins was short-lived due to WWII at [...]

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Bonnie Louis Reshefsky

November 5, 2020

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Virginia Beach—Bonnie Louis Reshefsky, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife Beth Sue Reshefsky and his children Terry (Jeffrey) Tessler, Brian (Jessica) Reshefsky, Andrew Reshefsky, his grandchildren Skylar, Laine, and William and his sisters Carol (James) Krochmal and Susan (Mayer) Levy. Bonnie graduated the class of [...]

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Leonard Willard Saunders

November 5, 2020

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Jupiter, Fla.—Leonard Willard Saunders, 90, originally of Norfolk, died Sunday, October 25, 2020. Affectionately called Lenny, he was the youngest of the five children, Ella Saunders Salomonsky, Lorraine Saunders Friedenberg, Thelma Saunders Steingold, and David Saunders, all of blessed memory, of Isaac and Rose Fine Saunders, who immigrated from Lithuania. A first-generation American, Lenny grew [...]

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Abraham Grossman, 95, fled Germany as a boy but returned as a soldier bearing Jewish insignia

November 5, 2020

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When Abraham Grossman was a teenager, he fled his native Germany on what came to be known as the kindertransport, a rescue effort that brought about 10,000 Jewish children fleeing the Nazis to England. He returned just a few years later, but by then he was as a proud fighter in the British Army’s Jewish [...]

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Holiday wisdom for grieving families: Embrace the healing waters

November 5, 2020

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The holiday season may be difficult this year with the pandemic altering many family plans and traditions. Navigating the challenges will most likely take more patience and flexibility than usual. For those facing their first holiday season without a loved one, this time may be exponentially stressful and the emotions more intense. Around the globe [...]

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Almost all American Jews say anti-Semitism is a problem, according to a new poll. Half of Americans don’t know what it means.

November 5, 2020

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(JTA)—Nearly half of Americans don’t know what the phrase “anti-Semitism” means. That’s one takeaway from two surveys published last month by the American Jewish Committee. The surveys asked Jews and the general American public about anti-Semitism in the United States. The Jewish survey found that a large majority of Jews consider anti-Semitism a problem, and [...]

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FIDF announces formation of new mega-region

November 5, 2020

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Following the expansion and restructuring of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces’ (FIDF) executive office and welcoming Steven Weil as the new national director and CEO in mid-September, FIDF has formed the new Eastern Region. Seth Baron, who for the past seven years has served as executive director of the Southeast Region, has been [...]

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Attorney Jake Glasser merges with family law practice at Glasser and Glasser

November 5, 2020

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The Glasser name stands for character and charisma—and juxtapositions. Jacob ‘Jake’ Glasser, the firm’s newest member, is the son of Lori and Michael Glasser, and nephew of former partners Stuart Glasser and Richard Glasser (of blessed memory). Named “Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2021,” Jake brings more than his agile head for mergers [...]

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Allison Whiteman, LALA, is the new administrator of Terrace Assisted Living

November 5, 2020

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The new administrator of The Terrace Assisted Living, Allison Whiteman, is very familiar to Beth Sholom Village. A gradute of Virginia Wesleyan College (now Virginia Wesleyan University), with a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies, Whiteman knew she wanted to work with a senior population. And so, at BSV, she started her career as director [...]

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