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Erika Eskenazi selected for prestigious fellowship

November 14, 2014

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by Leslie Shroyer JCC Association’s Merrin Center for Teen Engagement has selected 15 professionals from JCCs and camps in North America to participate in the Merrin Teen Professional Fellows Program. Erika Eskenazi, the Simon Family JCC’s Children and Camp director, is one of the 15. Designed to give those working with teens the skills to [...]

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Welcome to Kaplan family

November 14, 2014

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Tidewater Jewish Foundation is busy welcoming the Kaplan family to Tidewater. Scott Kaplan is the new president and CEO of the Foundation. Kaplan, his wife Erica, and their two children, Liora and Eden, moved to the community from western Massachusetts. In the next issue of Jewish News, Kaplan will share his vision for the future [...]

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Richard and Beth Gross

October 31, 2014

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Richard and Beth Gross on the engagement of their son, Geoffrey Todd Gross of Boca Raton, Fla. to Leah Hanah Berkowitz, also of Boca Raton. Leah is the daughter of Fred and Cathy Berkowitz of Boca Raton. She is a senior at Brandeis University. Geoff is the youth director at B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca [...]

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Rabbi Israel Zoberman at U.S. Senate

October 31, 2014

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To mark the occasion of Rabbi Israel Zoberman’s 40th anniversary of his ordination, Senator Mark Warner will sponsor his delivery of the opening prayer at the U.S. Senate session on Thursday, Dec. 11. The session will be carried live on CSPAN.

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Mila Kunis gives birth to girl

October 20, 2014

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Jewish actress Mila Kunis gave birth to a girl. The baby was born Sept. 30 at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The father is Kunis’ fiancee, actor Ashton Kutcher. Kunis said in interviews before her delivery that she would take a break from acting to be a full-time mother. Sources close to Kunis [...]

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Rabbi Israel Zoberman

October 20, 2014

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On the occasion of his 40th anniversary in the rabbinate, Rabbi Israel Zoberman of Congregation Beth Chaverim, offered the opening prayer at the House of Representatives as the guest of Congressman Scott Riggell this past summer.

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Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky

October 3, 2014

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Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky on becaming the parents of a baby girl. Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky was born on Friday, Sept. 26 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky,” Clinton said [...]

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Jerome S. Blackman, MD

October 3, 2014

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Jerome S. Blackman, MD, who was elected president of the American College of Psychoanalysts (National Honorary Association of Physician-Psychoanalysts) at its annual meeting held in conjunction with the University of Paris – Diderot, in Paris. Also, his book chapter, “Fear of Injury” was published in S. Akhtar, Fear: A Dark Shadow Across our Life Span [...]

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Allie Dolsey

September 19, 2014

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Allie Dolsey on her engagement to Mark Barney, son of Kevin and Karen Barney of Virginia Beach. Allie is the daughter of Ronni Marcus of Virginia Beach and Robert Dolsey of Virginia Beach. Allie is a graduate of George Mason University. Mark is a graduate of Old Dominion University. Mark and Allie are both managers [...]

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Ilana and Nathan Benson

September 19, 2014

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Ilana and Nathan Benson on the birth of their grandson, Blake Dylan Nadler (Yisroel Baruch), born August 6. Parents are Carla and David Nadler and his big brother is Tyler Mason. They reside in Bethesda, Md. Paternal grandparents are Cheryl and Steven Nadler of Philadelphia, Pa.

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