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June 23, 2015

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Danny and Shikma Rubin, who welcomed their first child, Niv Moshe Rubin, on June 1, 2015. Niv was born at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk. Mom and baby are home and doing great. Niv (an Israeli name pronounced “Neev”) is the grandson of Joel and Sara Jo Rubin of Virginia Beach and Na’aman and Liora [...]

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June 23, 2015

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Dr. Sharon Weinstein, for her second place award in watercolors, for her painting, Flower Whispers, at the Primeplus ArtFest in Norfolk. The exhibit is open through mid-July.

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June 23, 2015

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Nisana Siman-tov, a member of Kempsville Conservative Synagogue, on being named to The Virginian-Pilot Scholastic Achievement Team for Bayside High School.

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June 8, 2015

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Rabbi Israel Zoberman, spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Chaverim, whose poem is included in the forthcoming new Machzor for the High Holy Days of the Reform movement.

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Annie Sandler named an Influential Women of Virginia

June 8, 2015

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Virginia Lawyers Media, publishers of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia Medical Law Report, named Annie Sandler a member of the Class of 2015 of “Influential Women of Virginia.” The awards program took place on Thursday, May 7 at the Short Pump Hilton in Richmond. Now in its seventh year, the program recognizes the outstanding [...]

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Denise Hoffman: a VBCPS Volunteer of the Year

May 15, 2015

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More than 22,000 individuals served as volunteers in Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) during the 2014–2015 school year, donating more than 690,000 hours of service, valued at $15,562,883. On Thursday, April 30, at VBCPS’ annual community celebration of these volunteers and community partners, 86 Volunteers of the Year were honored—one from every school in [...]

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May 15, 2015

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Beth and Barry Dorsk on the engagement of their son, Justin to Erin Giblock. Justin is the grandson of Robert Dorsk of blessed memory and Peggy Dorsk, Jack Koonan of blessed memory and Barbara Krampf. Erin is the daughter of John and Cindy Giblock, and granddaughter of Harold and Susan Johnson of Lilly, Pa. Justin [...]

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May 15, 2015

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Rabbi Israel Zoberman, spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Chaverim, on his article on Yom HaShoah and Yom HaAtzmaut being inserted into the Congressional Record by Congressman Scott Rigell.

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April 17, 2015

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Renen Katz and Amanda Perlman Katz of Loxahatchee, Fla. on the birth of their daughter on August 12, 2014, Ella Mia Katz. Ella is the granddaughter of Donald Katz of Stuart, Fla. and Elisa Ellin of blessed memory and Andrea Perlman and Perry Perlman, also of Loxahatchee. Ella is the great granddaughter of Bea and [...]

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Congregation Beth Chaverim’s Rabbi Israel Zoberman

February 23, 2015

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Congregation Beth Chaverim’s Rabbi Israel Zoberman with a United Nations soldier from Denmark on the Golan Heights’ Mt. Bental at a U. N. force observation post. The post overlooks the abandoned Syrian town of Kuneitra. Rabbi Zoberman participated in a Solidarity Leadership Mission of the CCAR (Reform Rabbis).

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