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October 30, 1998 "Passage to Wisdom" CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE lic and the Media," Joel Rubin and Panel The media is a topic for pub- lic scrutiny today. The question looms: does the competition cause them to create the issues to keep up the ratings? Joel Rubin and his panel will present some insight as to how it all happens. Rubin hosts and produces "On the Record," a weekly issues-oriented news and public affairs program on WVEC TV- 13. Musical Program, Bob Zentz Bob Zentz is a "Turn of the Century Troubadour," drawing on more than 30 years of per- forming experience, plus time spent as a teacher, broadcaster, award winning songwriter, instrument-builder, sailor and recording artist. Zentz will close the program with a medley of his music and uplifting performance. Zentz calls these "Informances," because an audience learns, becomes involved and is enter- tained through history, humanity, humor and musicianship. Registration for "Passages to Wisdom" is $50 for JCCT mem- bers, $60 for non-JCCT members and $15 for one day participants. The fee includes participation in the program, as well as a kosher continental breakfast and lunch. Those wishing more information may call the JCCT at 489-1371. Leach-Kantro Educational Trust CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE school here in Tidewater, and are so proud and privileged that our grandchildren are there to be part of it. By having our grandchildren at Hebrew Academy, we are fur- thering our goal of perpetuating the Jewish people. We feel par- ticularly strongly about this. Our hearts are very much in it." "It was a pleasure working with Philip Rovner, Executive Director of the Foundation," says Leon. "He is extremely knowl- edgeable and facilitated the whole process." The trust was established in memory of the Leach's son, Dr. Frederick E. Leach, z'l. In explaining why they decided to honor Frederick's memory by endowing the day school, Selma explains: "Frederick was very deeply committed to Jewish reli- gion and to education. He became a bar mitzvah at Gomley Chesed Synagogue where he led the entire service, and participated actively in junior congregation." The late Dr. Leach attended Moses Brown Preparatory School, which is affiliated with Brown University after which he attended the University of Georgia as an undergraduate. Dr. Leach received his veterinary degree from Ohio State University School of Veteri- nary Medicine. In addition to his affinity for education, Dr. Leach excelled at lacrosse and tennis. When he died, Dr. Leach left a son, Seth, now 17. He was also survived by his brother, Harvey Leach, and sister, Sharon Kantro. The Leach-Kantro Science Lab will be named in his memory and in honor of Leon and Selma's grandchildren. Southeastern Virginia Jewish News 15 Lecturer Rabbi Asher Wade to visit Tidewater Rabbi Asher Wade, a former Pastor and convert to Judaism, will be in the Tidewater area as a guest of the Chabad Jewish Resource Center. Rabbi Wade has a rather interesting story to relate due to the incredible spiritual odyssey he's experienced. Born in Virginia, Rabbi Wade studied at several liberal arts col- leges and graduated Bachelor of Arts in philosophy of rel:, )n. Afterwards, he traveled to Scot- land, where he earned a post-grad- uate degree in philosophical theol- ogy at the University of Edinboro. Thereafter, he moved to Berlin where he spent five months at the Gerta Institute for language stud- ies. While in Berlin, he also worked as an adolescent and mar- riage counselor at the US-Army chaplain center. Rabbi Wade is also a convert to Judaism. His background is that of a religious Christian. While in Hamburg, Rabbi Wade was ordained a pastor in the Methodist Church. For three-and-a-half years during his doctoral studies, he was employed as a Pastor of an Eng- lish speaking Protestant Church. Shortly thereafter, he met his Ger- man wife, who is the daughter and granddaughter of pious Lutheran pastors. Several months after their mar- riage, Rabbi Wade and his wife began to investigate Judaism. It took about a year's time for both he and his wife to reach the con- clusion that Torah Judaism ful- Rabbi Wade is also a convert to Judaism. His background is that of a religious Christian. While in Hamburg, Rabbi Wade was ordained a pastor in the Methodist Church. For three-and-a-half years during his doctoral studies, he was employed as a Pastor of an English speaking Protestant Church. Shortly thereafter, he met his German wife, who is the daughter and granddaughter of pious Lutheran pastors. filled all the intellectual, academ- ic, spiritual and emotional truths for which they had been search- ing. After withdrawing themselves from the church and leaving the pastorate, Rabbi Wade and his wife converted to Judaism. He and his wife, nevertheless, stayed on in Hamburg as he pur- sued a second doctorate in 19th Century German-Jewish Polemics. Two years later, with controversy still growing about his Jewish status, he withdrew from the university and together with his wife moved to the United States. Several years ago, Rabbi Wade picked up on his prior experience In pastoral counseling and began working toward a professional doctoral degree in clinical psy- chology. He is presently on staff at Heritage House in Israel giving seminars, lectures and individual counseling sessions. Rabbi Wade will be giving a lecture and host an evening of dis- cussion on Wednesday evening Nov. 11, at the Jewish Community Center of Tidewater. Those wish- ing more information may call the Chabad Jewish Resource Center at: (757) 490-9019. HELP WANTED Director of Social Services. Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia is The Chabad Jewish Resource Center presents seeking a Master's level social worker to take on the leadership of the Social Serviceg Department at its 120-bed SNF/NF facility. Individual shall be knowledgeable of community agencies and resources. Experience in computerized MDS assessment a must. Apply to Human Resources, 6401 Auburn Drive, Va. Beach 23464 t Wilhnks, Smith & Thomas O Asset Management, Inc. Providing oppori for growth of capital through highly disciplined investment research, the lqotfolk.hsed WST team offers nut than 85 years of combined investment e to cations, fouahti, individuals and noll-profits. For Information Call Larry Bernert 623-3676 1 :. J)cfining  Edge: \\; ....... , !, 5plllttlal ;sey" Join us for an evening of discussion with Rabbi Asher Wade Wednesday evening November 11, 7:30 p.m. At the Jewish Community Center of Tidewater 7300 Newport Avenue, Nofolk, Virginia Light refreshments will be served For more mfonnalion please call the Chabad Jewish Resource Center at ('157)490-9019 Evmtt  by: Mr.. and Mrs. Edward T rand fl',e Pk tndly