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Charlene and David Cohen

December 23, 2014

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Charlene and David Cohen on the engagement of their daughter, Donna to Asher Kells of Northern Virginia. Donna received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and a MA in mental health from New York University. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor and works with elementary school [...]

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Eve Sacha Burton-Poteet, RN, BSN, BSHCM

December 23, 2014

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Eve Sacha Burton-Poteet, RN, BSN, BSHCM, on her promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, USN. Her father, Commander Joshua Jacob Nelson, (Retired), promoted her. Married to Scott Poteet, they have two children, Josh 11 and Leah 7, who both attended Strelitz Early Childhood Center at the Simon Family JCC.

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Jeffrey A. Swartz

December 23, 2014

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Jeffrey A. Swartz, a partner at Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz & Goodove in Norfolk, who was selected for Virginia Business magazine’s “Virginia’s Legal Elite” for 2014 in the category of Criminal Defense. Swartz was selected by his peers and members of the Virginia Bar Association. Swartz specializes in Criminal Defense in both State and Federal Courts.

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Rabbi Israel Zoberman

December 23, 2014

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Rabbi Israel Zoberman who delivered the opening prayer on Thursday, Dec. 11, of the U.S. Senate session.

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Rabbi Arthur Ruberg and Miriam Brunn Ruberg

December 5, 2014

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Rabbi Arthur Ruberg and Miriam Brunn Ruberg on the marriage of their son Rabbi Jeremy Ruberg to Rebecca Shapiro. The wedding took place on Nov. 23 in Stamford, Conn., where Rebecca grew up. The couple will reside in New City, N. Y. where Jeremy is the assistant rabbi at New City Jewish Center.

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Amy and Eliot Weinstein

December 5, 2014

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Amy and Eliot Weinstein on the birth of their son, Avi Maxwell Weinstein, born on Nov. 4, 2014. Grandparents are Ellen and Bill Wagner of Chadds Ford, Pa. and Debbie and David Weinstein of Livingston, N.J. Great Grandmother is Lorraine Wagner of Deerfield Beach, Fla.

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Michael Goodove

December 5, 2014

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Michael Goodove, a partner at Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz & Goodove in Norfolk, has been selected for Virginia Business magazine’s “Virginia’s Legal Elite” for 2014 in the category of Civil Litigation. Goodove was selected by his peers and members of the Virginia Bar Association. Goodove specializes in personal injury law.

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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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