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Mazel Tov to Isabella Rose Leon

March 4, 2019

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B’nai Mitzvah Isabella Rose Leon will become a Bat Mitzvah on March 23, 2019 at Congregation Beth El. She is the daughter of Lisa and David Leon and the sister of Emily. Isabella is the granddaughter of Dr. Abraham and Lynn Finkel of Schenectady, N.Y., and of Arnold Leon and Telsa Leon, of blessed memory. [...]

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Jerome Blackman, MD – Achievement

February 18, 2019

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Jerome Blackman, MD, professor of Psychiatry at EVMS, was recently appointed Distinguished Professor of Mental Health At Shanxi Medical University in Taiyuan, China, and appointed chair of the North American Teachers Group for Lingyu International Psychology Center based in Hangzhou, China. Shanxi Province awarded him the honor of “High-End Foreign Talent” this past November.

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Norman David Soroko

January 21, 2019

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Mazel Tov to Norman David Soroko on becoming president of the board of directors of the Jewish Museum and Cultural Center in Portsmouth. Soroko served as executive vice president for four years. He also serves as program chairman for fundraising. In March, 2018, he chaired the first Silent and Live Auction at Uno’s Pizzeria and will serve as chairman for [...]

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Pamela Herod

January 21, 2019

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Mazel Tov to Pamela Herod, daughter of Zena Herod, on receiving her Doctoral degree from Augusta University/Medical College of Georgia on December 14. Herod’s current research has been adopted by a large health system in the southeast and is focused on improving the recognition of sepsis through the utilization of high-fidelity simulation and advanced technology. She has also accepted a new [...]

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Madeline Budman

January 21, 2019

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Mazel Tov to Madeline Budman on her acceptance to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion for rabbinic ordination. A 2018 graduate of Georgetown University, she is a member of Ohef Sholom Temple and is currently employed at Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, DC. The five-year rabbinic program begins in July at HUC’s Jerusalem campus.

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Engagement: Aaron Brenner and Kate Belleman

September 7, 2018

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Aaron Brenner and Kate Belleman on their engagement. Aaron is the son of Janet Peck and Jeff Kramer, and Martin and Pam Brenner. He is the grandson of Nancy and Stanley Peck, and Ramona and Lawrence Brenner. Kate is the daughter of Nancy and Scott Belleman of Richmond, and the granddaughter of Gilbert Rosenthal, as [...]

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Zach and Courtney Lewis

August 13, 2018

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Zach and Courtney Lewis on their recent marriage. Zach is the son of Beth Cohen Jaffe, the step-son of Nathan Jaffe and grandson of Joan and Bob Cohen. Courtney is the daughter of Diane and Randy Carrington, of Midlothian, Virginia. The couple were married at the Independence Golf Club in Midlothian by Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg [...]

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Jody and Erin Balaban

July 16, 2018

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Jody and Erin Balaban on their marriage, June 23, 2018 at Ohef Sholom Temple. Erin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McGrattan, Jr. and Jody is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Balaban.

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Achievement

June 22, 2018

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Five years into a successful career as a sales agent with William E. Wood and Associates (now Howard Hanna) Nancy Evans was identified as suited for management. Now, after a 25-year-career of managing, negotiating, coaching, and advising an office full of successful agents, Evans has returned to selling real estate. Evans says she “looks forward [...]

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Fern Leibowitz purchases Either Ore Hilltop

May 25, 2018

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A native New Yorker, Fern Leibowitz always was attracted to jewelry. While working as a CPA in New York City where she had contacts with wholesale jewelers, that attraction continue to grow. In Virginia Beach, Leibowitz followed her jewelry passion and went to work at Either Ore Jewelers. After working at the store for 13 [...]

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