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August 14, 2016

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Benjamin Reed Saunders on becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, September 17. Benjamin is the son of Stephanie and Jeff Saunders, brother to Carleigh Saunders, and grandson to larry and Natalie Saunders of Virginia Beach, Marie Eardley and Murray Eckstein of Medford, N.J., and Robert Eardley of Myrtle Beach, S.C. In the fall, Benjamin will [...]

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August 14, 2016

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Ariella Weiss and Jacob Epstein on their marriage. Ariella is the daughter of Edie Weiss of Virginia Beach, and Dr. Howard Weiss, of Denver, Colorado. Jacob is the son of Dr. William and Vickie Epstein of Blacksburg, Virginia. The wedding was officiated by Rabbi Marc Kraus of Temple Emanuel on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at [...]

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July 18, 2016

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Shaina and Andreu Moore on the birth of their son, Benjamin Grayson Moore, on June 24, 2016. He is the brother of Caleb Jerome Moore, grandson of Brenda Gordon and Ben Gordon (of blessed memory), and Tom and Darlene Tupper.

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Hebrew Academy of Tidewater Class of 2016

June 27, 2016

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The Hebrew Academy of Tidewater celebrates the many accomplishments of its students throughout the years. The school also supports them through important academic and social challenges and nurtures them as they grow and develop throughout their elementary years. One of HAT’s most favorite rites of passage is graduation. As always, this year’s commencement ceremony held [...]

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Seminary awards grant to local rabbi

June 10, 2016

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WYNCOTE, PA—Reconstructionist Rabbinical College awarded one of the first five grants of the Auerbach Entrepreneurial Grant Program to Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill, spiritual leader of Tidewater Chavurah. Rabbi Jaffe-Gill, a 2014 graduate of the seminary, will use her $1,000 grant to fund an ongoing course, Torah Study for Skeptics. The course will begin on Sunday, July [...]

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April 22, 2016

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Rabbi Aron and Rychel Margolin on the engagement of their son, Levi Margolin to Aidel Gestetner. Levi is director of marketing for Birthright Israel: MAYANOT. Aidel is a licensed tour guide in Israel. They both currently live in Jerusalem, will get married in June and then will reside in Jerusalem.

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April 22, 2016

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Keano Rich, along with his Symposium teammates, Evan Allan and Ryan Nguyen — a l l freshmen at the Mathematics and Science Academy at Ocean Lakes High School— for winning first place in the Senior Division of Behavioral and Social Science category of the 65th Annual Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair held at ODU on [...]

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Judge Marc Jacobson to receive honorary doctorate from Old Dominion University at graduation ceremony

April 22, 2016

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Saturday, May 7 Old Dominion University will present Judge Marc Jacobson with an honorary doctorate at its graduation ceremony next month. Jacobson served as a judge in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 14 years after practicing law for 32 years. He sat on the Norfolk General District Court from 1990 to 1995 and on the [...]

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March 25, 2016

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Jerry Nadler, MD, an internationally known physician/scientist who is making potentially game-changing advances in diabetes research, has been named Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist for 2016. Governor Terry McAuliffe presented the award to Nadler on Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond.

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March 25, 2016

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Deni Budman for her election last month as communications vice president of North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) for 2016–2017. For more than 75 years, NFTY has offered thousands of young people the opportunity to explore and live Reform Judaism. Today, more than 500 Reform congregations throughout North America sponsor Temple Youth Groups, bringing [...]

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