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April 10, 1998 Southeastern Virginia Jewish News ............................. : ........... --7- Tidewater Celebrates I00rael at 50 The Pilot joins Israel at 50 sponsors By Sherry M. Horowitz- Harnick Israel at 50 Coordinator The Virginian Pilot has joined NationsBank and other corpora- tions as sponsors of Tidewater's Israel at 50 events. Among the events is the interactive "Walk Through Jerusalem" children's exhibit which will be held at the Jewish Community Center of Tidewater. The Pilot is also the sponsor of the Israel at 50 special supplement which will be fea- tured in the April 24 issue of the Southeastern Virginia Jewish News. "We are very pleased to recog- nize The Virginian-Pilot as a sponsor of Israel at 50. Without CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 Dr. Robert Rubin with Joe Delate, Marketing Director of The Virginian- Pilot Ruth Gruber to share experiences as journalist shown in conjunction with Gruber's address. Gru- ber is featured in the film, and as a journalist, she covered the voyage of "The Exodus," as well as being involved in the rescue of thousands of sur- vivors from Nazi infested waters to safe haven in Oswego, NY. Cheryl Sloane, Chairperson of the event, said, "It is quite a coup to be able to offer a captivating speaker like Ruth Gruber and have a film that is not only a Virginia premiere, but a recent Academy Award winner. It will give the community an opportunity to participate in an Israel at 50 event at CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 Ruth Gruber, foreign corre- spondent for the New York Herald Tribune, will come to Hampton Roads to speak about her experiences as a journalist covering the Holocaust sur- vivors' attempts to flee the detention camps and get to a land they call their own. On Sunday, April 19, at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Gruber will participate in an Israel at 50 program. The Academy Award win- ning documentary, "The Long Way Home" will be Ron Eliran to entertain Israeli performer Ron Eliran will bring Hampton Roads audi- ences to their feet on Sunday, April 26 with his renditions of Hebrew, English and Yiddish songs. A favorite in Norfolk, Eliran and his accompanists will delight both young and old with his renditions as part of the Israel at 50 Independence Day Celebration in Town Point Park. Eliran's performance is being sponsored by Brith Sholom Lodge. Lodge president Dave Lennis said, "We are delighted to bring Ron Eliran to town. He brings the spirit of Israel in his music, and his enthusiasm will have people singing and dancing in the park." In addition to Ron Eliran, The Young People's Klezmer Work- shop (Oy Vey Klezmer), led by Sruli Dresdner and Lisa Mayer, will play and sing Klezmer music for the young and the young at heart. This segment is the culmination of the "Whole Mishpuchah" program that has brought parents and their chil- dren together throughout the past year to enrich their Judaic expe- rience as a family. Other entertainment events CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 Israeli ambassador to open "Walk Through Jerusalem" Lenny Ben-David Ambassador Lenny Ben- David, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC, will be on hand Tuesday, April 12 to open the "A Walk Through Jerusalem" exhibit housed at the Jewish Community Center of Tidewater through May 14. Ben-David, Israel's second- ranking diplomat at the Wash- ington embassy, is being brought to Norfolk by State of Israel Bonds, a sponsor of the "A Walk CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 ENTERTAINMENT Ron Eliran Oy Vey Klezmer and... ODU Ballet Second Story Theater Hebrew Academy Choir Rabbi Michael Panitz and Cantor Yael Fishman JOIN IN THE BIGGEST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN HAMPTON ROADS ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL CELEBRATING ISRAEL AT 50 TOWN POINT PARK, NORFOLK, VA NOON TO 6 PM, SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 1998 CHILDREN'S RIDES ...PETTING ZOO... ...AND MORE... FOOD & DRINK VF2;DORS Azar's, Anthony's, Tabouli, Ben & Jerry's, Kempsville Conservative Synagogue, Brith Sholom, Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake, Bailey's Lemonade, JCCT Kosher Kart, No Frill Grill, Ruby and Company, Beer and Wine and more .. SHOP THE SHUK (MARKETPLACE) Brith Shoiom Lodge, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Jewish Community Center of ,i Other corporate sponsors of Israel at 50 are: The Virginian-Pilot Corporate Underwriter, Tidewater, Tidewater Jewish Foundation Artifax, Susan's Fashions, The Kind, Rodef Sholom Temple, Glazer's Gallery, Festival Bargain Shoppes, Birdland Music, Recycled Rags, Calligraphy by Leslie, Kate Marley, and more... Corporate Slmmor =, .o___ .... n_ I I I , I