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Harriett and Harvey Eluto

September 8, 2017

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Harriett and Harvey Eluto on the B’nai mitzvah of the grandchildren, Ryan and Natalie Kaskawitz, Saturday, August 12, at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Alan and Sallie Shapiro

September 8, 2017

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Alan and Sallie Shapiro on the B’nai mitzvah of their grandchildren, Jacob and Michaela Shapiro, Saturday, August 5, at Beth Sholom Temple in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Rona and Chazzan David Proser

September 8, 2017

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Rona and Chazzan David Proser on the birth of their new granddaughter, Kenna Ruby Malinow. Kenna is the daughter of Maura Proser and Josh Malinow, and was born in Denver.

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Graduation

August 11, 2017

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Mazel Tov to Jeffrey and Amy Brooke on the graduation of their daughter Chana Brooke from the Graduate Program at Touro College in Manhattan. Chana received her B.A. from Touro in 2015 and her M.S. in education in May of this year. She is also a graduate of BINA Girl’s High School in Norfolk and [...]

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Achievement

August 11, 2017

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Mazel Tov to this year’s Congregation Beth El’s J. Samuel Goldback Scholarship recipients: • Elliana Friedman, a rising senior at James Madison University, with hopes of entering a career in public accounting, she has been active in Jewish life locally and at JMU. • Ethan Friedman, a recent graduate of Maury High School, who has [...]

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Ohef Sholom’s Katelynn McAraw wins national essay contest

August 11, 2017

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Katelynn McAraw, 16, a participant in the Better Together Program, recently won its essay contest, earning her $8,000 toward a semester program in Israel. Better Together, a program that unites seniors and teens through monthly lunches and activities, is funded by a national Jewish philanthropic organization. One of the groups it has chosen to fund [...]

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Jody Wagner elected president of The Norfolk Forum board

August 11, 2017

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The Norfolk Forum, the nation’s oldest publicly subscribed speakers’ forum recently elected Jody M. Wagner, as its 2017–18 board president. Wagner is president of Jody’s Popcorn, which she and her husband, Alan Wagner, MD, founded in Virginia Beach in 2005. Wagner previously served as the Virginia Secretary of Finance (2006-2008) and Virginia State Treasurer (2002-2005), [...]

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Beth Sholom Village

July 14, 2017

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At its annual meeting on June 21 (see article on page 27), Beth Sholom Village honored several employees who have been with the organization for 30 or more years. They include: Carolyn Tolman, Lana Chapman, Carolyn Dukes and Mary Parker.

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Elizabeth Block Rosenberg

June 23, 2017

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Elizabeth Block Rosenberg on her graduation from Yale University’s graduate school of management with an MBA. Liz recently moved to Dallas to pursue her career. She is the daughter of Paul and Stefan Rosenberg and an alum of Kempsville High School and UVa.

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Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Loiterman

June 23, 2017

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Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Loiterman, Toras Chaim’s principal, was recenlty invited to become a member of Virginia’s Equitable Services Workgroup by Christopher Kelly, EdD. Kelly is the equitable services ombudsman in the Office of Program Administration and Accountability of the Virginia Department of Education. The group meets three times a year to discuss equitable services and [...]

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