July 14, 2022

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Charlie Nusbaum elected Tidewater Jewish Foundation chair

When the Tidewater Jewish Foundation holds its executive committee meeting for the new fiscal year later this month, someone new will be at the helm. Charlie Nusbaum, who served as TJF’s vice chair, was elected in June to be the Foundation’s new chairperson. “This is a great opportunity for me to help the community further,” [...]

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July 14, 2022

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Senior Living: Dear Readers

Dear Readers, Remember when references to ‘seniors’ conjured up only images of ‘old’ people? Not anymore. Perhaps that’s why the age for qualifying as a senior keeps increasing. Those profiled in this section focus not on their age, but on living life to the fullest, enjoying themselves and making contributions to the community in various [...]

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July 14, 2022

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Family, faith, and fitness: Dr. Bruce Longman, DDS shares his secrets for living a healthy life

Dr. Bruce Longman, DDS (Virginia Commonwealth University, 1960) folds his long, lean figure into a chair to talk about fitness, his career, and having a huge and loving family. Right on the cusp of his 88th birthday, Longman is a practicing dentist whose early career began in 1960 in the military as a dentist stationed [...]

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July 14, 2022

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Purposeful flights with Jack Fox

A ‘jack-of-all-businesses,’ Jack Fox is currently enjoying life flying, fishing, boating, and playing gin rummy and tennis. He also supports many projects at Ohef Sholom Temple as well as hospitals and museums/performing arts venues in Florida, where he splits his time as a part-time resident of both Boca Raton and Virginia Beach. Educated as an [...]

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July 14, 2022

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Local golfer Jeffrey Flax competes in the 2022 Israeli Maccabi Games

  In August of last year, Jewish News extended best wishes and mazel tov to local attorney Jeffrey Flax for qualifying for the Masters Golf Division in the 2022 Israeli Maccabi Games (formally called The Maccabiah Games, a quadrennial Jewish Olympics). As of press time, Flax and his family (wife Mona and their two boys [...]

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July 14, 2022

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2022 Graduates

Jewish News celebrates these 2022 graduates with their families and the community. Mazel Tov on these students’ achievements and best of luck as they take their next steps. Ayden Cohn Virginia Tech Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, minor in Nuclear Engineering with the distinction of summa cum laude. Ayden also received the Potts Outstanding [...]

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July 14, 2022

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Virginia Beach teen wins $36,000 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award

Evan Nied, a Virginia Beach teenager, has been awarded the 2022 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award from the Helen Diller Family Foundation for his work in planting trees to mitigate the disastrous effects of climate change. The $36,000 award is for his nonprofit organization Planting Shade, which has not only exceeded its initial goal of planting 1,000 [...]

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July 14, 2022

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Jewish Geography is a hit in Tidewater

David Leon became the reigning Who Knows One? champion in Tidewater when he won the Jewish Geography competition against rival contestant, Anne Fleder. Micah Hart, creator of Who Knows One?, hosted a live show at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community on Thursday, June 30. The show focused on [...]

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June 23, 2022

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AJC Global Forum 2022 highlights American Jewish Committee’s work

For the first time since 2019, the American Jewish Committee convened its AJC Global Forum in person. More than 1,000 people attended the conference held at Temple Emanu-El in New York City to hear from world leaders and top experts, consider tough questions, and get inspired to advocate for measures critical to the security of [...]

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June 23, 2022

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Strelitz International Academy student creates “Feel Better” bags to help others

When Molly Futterman’s kindergarten class at the Strelitz International Academy kicked off their IB unit with a focus on goal setting this past January, her friends had wonderful goals for themselves. Goals included scoring more soccer goals, learning to ride a bike with no training wheels, and swinging across the monkey bars—both ways. Molly immediately [...]

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