June 7, 2019

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Community mourns and stands strong together following tragic killings in Virginia Beach

The horrific shooting that took place on Friday, May 31 at Virginia Beach’s Municipal Center, resulting in 13 deaths, shook the entire Hampton Roads community and brought world-wide attention and offers of sympathy to the area. It was the type of attention Virginia Beach never thought it would experience. In the days following the shooting, [...]

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June 7, 2019

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2019 Biennial Meeting of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Thursday, June 13, Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Reception begins at 6 pm; Program begins at 6:45 pm The community is invited to attend the 2019 Biennial Meeting of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. The evening will include the nomination and election of Amy Moss Levy as the new UJFT president, as well [...]

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June 7, 2019

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Israel Fest 2019: Sun, fun, and lots of activities and people

David Leon, Leora Drory, John Strelitz, and Stephanie Calliott.

Thousands from across Tidewater joined the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus to celebrate Israel’s 71st year on a bright, sun-filled day. Israel Fest 2019 was packed with authentic Israeli food, music, art, jewelry, games, and more. A variety of activities for both young [...]

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June 7, 2019

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JCC, YAD, and Chabad’s Lag B’Omer Bash is true to its name

Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy in action.

The 33rd day of the Omer was celebrated this year with beautiful weather and people from all congregations together at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus. As in past years, DJ Silver provided celebratory Israeli and Jewish tunes to set the mood in the JCC fields. A cookout dinner was served, along with Cona [...]

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June 7, 2019

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Happy Father’s Day

Celebrated on the third Sunday in June, Father’s Day was made a permanent national holiday by, you’ll never guess, President Richard Nixon, in 1972. Who knew? Father’s Day is usually filled with cards, gifts, and cookouts…though some dads get lucky and, like most moms on Mother’s Day, are taken to restaurants. This section, devoted really [...]

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June 7, 2019

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Keeping tradition with the new guard

Zipporah Goldberg, 2019.

This past Memorial Day, my family and I went to a few of the local Jewish cemeteries in Tidewater to place American Flags on the graves of those who have, “borne the brunt of battle.” Ever since we moved to the area, some seven years ago, we have made this a family tradition. Being a [...]

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June 7, 2019

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Holocaust Commission’s 2019 Elie Wiesel Competitions

Art display of winner, Gavin Ventura, 1st place, Senior.

The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s month-long 2019 Elie Wiesel Visual Arts exhibit officially closed on May 31. The annual Elie Wiesel Competitions for students include visual arts and writing. TowneBank and the Simon Family Foundation generously support these programs. On May 7, the Holocaust Commission held a reception to welcome student [...]

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