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Ie 1,2003 Southeastern Virginia Jewish News JFS and Altmeyer offers outlet for grieving individuals News Briefs By Jennie Norfleet one's own feelings into perspec- They came carrying pictures and mementos of deceased loved Ones. They lit candles and Shared stories of remembrance. They were 18 grieving adults, participating in a workshop co- Slnsored by the JFS Center for LOss, Transition and Healing and ltmeyer Funeral Home on Sun- d ', May 4. This first in a series of com- naunity grief workshops offered opportunity for grieving indi- .Vlduals to explore their feelings a safe, supportive environ- l/lent. Participants attending the Orkshop explored the grief cle and various coping mecha- Sras in a presentation made by arge House, LCSW, a Jewish aamily Service contract worker. A memorial service followed. House explained that the lrocess of grieving is a very per- Onal one. "Individual coping echanisms vary from person to Person. Coming together in a f)up, hearing other stories, ers the opportunity to put tive ." A catered reception at the conclusion allowed the partici- pants a chance for connection, fellowship and further discussion with each other. JFS counselors were on hand to offer support as well as information regarding further grief support programs available through JFS as well as within the community at large. Erin Williamson, Altmeyer Funeral Director, commented that he hopes that, "this seminar, as well as those planned in the future will offer grieving individ- uals in the community an outlet for expression, as well as a renewed sense of hope." A planned November work- shop will deal with loss during Altmeyer Funeral Director, Erin Williarason; JFS Director of Clinical Services, Debbie Mayer, LCSW Marge House, LCSW; and Altmeyer Vice President, Jimmy Altmeyer, preside over memorial flames. the holidays. For information able through the JFS Center for regarding the date and time, as Loss, Transition and Healing, well as for further information call 459-4640. regarding other services avail-  of the News for 15 Australia may ban HezboUah Australia may list Hezbollah as a terrorist group. Australia current- ly follows a U.N. terror list, but the country's attorney general says the list is inadequate because it only includes organizations linked to AI- Qaida. Individuals linked to terror- ist groups may be prouted under Australian law. Belarus memorial defaced The main Holocaust memorial in Belarus was desecrated. On Monday, swastikas and such slo- gans as "Holocaust 2003" and "Kill the Kikes" were found on the memorial in the capital of Minsk, according to NCSJ: Advocates on Behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States and Eurasia. Police are investigating the inci- dent. Swiss complains Switzerland's Foreign Ministry complained that Israeli troops shot at a Swiss diplomatic vehicle in the Gaza Strip. An initial Israeli mili- tary inquiry found that soldiers fired at Palestinians on Monday at a Gaza Strip checkpoint, but the bul- lets ricocheted and hit the Swi vehicle. IMPORTANT MESSAGE from RE N M A iO A Z ii N E Published by the United lewish Federation of Tidewater Is Your Business $315.00" Worth Advertise in the next Issue of the Award Winning RENEWAL 00G00ZJNE Guide to Jewish Life in Tidewater "The Reba and Sam Sandier Family Campus" "Demographics Review" "Return To Tidewater" (Advertising space deadline June 30. 2003) Call TODAY for details (757) 671-1600 ext. 105 Fax: (757)671-7613 or E-mail: StewartS@UJFT.ORG Cost of a 1/3 page (4"x 4 I/2") ad in RENEWAL magazine. Mark B. Kerner M.D. Spine Surgery Anu Da ner M.D. Ph.D. Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Non-Surgical Spine Treatment Reeta Arora, M.D. State of the Art Surgical and Non-surgical Spine Treatment For Appointments Call (757) 397-6930 The Knee and Hip Replacement Center Advanced Surgical and Therapy Treatment for Hip and Knee Pain Aaron L. Marlow, M.D. Total Joint Replax'ement For Appointments Call (757) 39741783