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Mazel Tov to Beth and Nathan Jaffe

August 10, 2019

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Mazel Tov to Beth and Nathan Jaffe on the birth of their first grandchild, Carrington Lee Lewis (Carrie), born July 17. The proud parents are Zach and Courtney Lewis of Virginia Beach. An extended mazel-tov to first-time great grandparents, Joan and Bob Cohen.

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Birth – Lilly Gray Dorsk

April 19, 2019

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Beth and Barry Dorsk, Anthony and Grace Baschetta, and David Moy on the birth of their granddaughter, Lilly Gray Dorsk, born December 2, 2018 to parents, Chad and Maria, and big sister, Layla Rose Dorsk. Great grandparents are Barbara Krampf and Peggy Dorsk, Jack Koonan (in memory), Robert Dorsk (in memory), Joseph Krampf (in memory).

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Mazel Tov to Skip Sacks

April 19, 2019

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Achievement Skip Sacks, who received the 2019 Robert M. Stanton Real Estate Teaching Award from Old Dominion University’s Strome College of Business. The award was presented by Jeff Tanner, dean of the Strome College of Business in recognition of Sack’s role as an adjunct professor and in establishing and managing a commercial real estate internship program [...]

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Mazel Tov to Lisa Bertini

April 19, 2019

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Achievement Lisa Bertini of Bertini Law, who was named Top 50 Women Lawyers in the 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers edition for 2019. This is the fifth year she has been honored with this distinction. Bertini has also been named again to the Top 100 Lawyers in all of Virginia. The lawyers in these categories are nominated by their peers and [...]

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New development associate at TJF

April 5, 2019

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Kaitlyn Oelsner joined Tidewater Jewish Foundation last month as its new development associate/LIFE & LEGACY™ coordinator. Oelsner recently moved to Virginia Beach from California after receiving her bachelor of science degree from Cal Polytech and her master of Health Administration from USC. She has a development background in healthcare, policy, advocacy, and community outreach. At TJF, Oelsner [...]

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Julius Miller

April 5, 2019

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Achievement Julius Miller, MD FACP, who was awarded Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine at the Society of Hospital Medicine meeting held in Washington, DC on March 25. Miller is also being recognized by the American College of Physicians Virginia Chapter with the 2018 Paul Florentino Volunteerism Award for his dedication of weekly volunteering at the [...]

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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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