Tidewater Jewish Foundation board elects new chairpersons and officers

July 12, 2012

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Ron Kramer

Ron Kramer

At the June 6, 2012 meeting, Ron Kramer was elected chairperson of the board of directors of Tidewater Jewish Foundation.

Kramer is a life-long resident of Tidewater and a member of a multi-generational philanthropic family. Following in the footsteps of his parents Mickey and June (of blessed memory), Kramer is a leader in many areas of the community. His wife Cindy is also a leader in the Women’s division of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. Kramer is a past president and campaign chairman of UJFT, past president of the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community, and an active member of Congregation Beth El. Kramer recently sold Kramer Tire, his family-owned business of 57 years. In addition to his roles within the Jewish community, Kramer serves as a trustee at Cape Henry Collegiate School and as president of Bayville Golf Club.

TJF’s board of directors also elected: Jerry Miller, chairperson-elect of the board and chairperson of the grants committee; Jody Wagner, secretary; Stan Dickman, treasurer; Jason Hoffman, investment committee chairperson, Michael Barney, gift acceptance committee chairperson; Lawrence Steingold, audit and finance committee chairperson; and Joel Jason, professional advisory committee chairperson.

The newly elected chairpersons and officers are devoting time and energy to leading the Create a Jewish Legacy initiative and carrying out TJF’s mission to create permanent resources to meet the challenges and needs of the Jewish community.

In its first year, the Create a Jewish Legacy initiative raised just under 50 percent of its twoyear goal of $50 million. These planned gifts and endowments will provide a strong future for the Jewish organizations in Tidewater. TJF’s eight affiliate partners (Beth Sholom Village, Jewish Family Service of Tidewater, Ohef Sholom Temple, Temple Emanuel, Temple Israel, Temple Sinai, the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula and UJFT) have made a commitment to achieving their respective Create a Jewish Legacy goal that will benefit not only their organization, but the entire Jewish community.

For additional information, contact the Tidewater Jewish Foundation, 965-6111 or visit www.jewishva.org/create-a-jewish-legacy.

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