September 19, 2016

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5776: The year in review

(JTA)—A stabbing and car-ramming epidemic in Israel that some called a third intifada was among the most dominant Jewish stories of the past year. But 5776 was also notable for the release of spy Jonathan Pollard after 30 years in prison, the communal fallout from the Iran nuclear deal, a historic (and unfinished) agreement on [...]

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September 19, 2016

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Neta Levi, Israeli mixed media artist exhibit at the Leon Family Art Gallery

September 21–October 23 Sandler Family Campus In describing her creative process, Neta Levi says, ”When I’m closing the door behind me to my studio (garage)…I feel like I’m drifting away with my imagination. I celebrate my creativity with endless tubes of color and paint and pieces of fabric, papers, beads, no limits, no boundaries. It [...]

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September 19, 2016

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Shabbat Shalom to summer

The beer dive for adults is about to begin.

Freshly cut grass, chlorine, sunscreen, and melted popsicles are the scents of summer usually found by the pool at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus. On the evening of Friday, August 29 at the YAD and JCC End of Summer Shabbat Dinner and Pool Party, new aromas filled the air: that of a Shabbat [...]

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September 19, 2016

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From the Hal Sacks Jewish News Archives

September 22, 2006 Fourteen teenagers took a weeklong bus adventure as part of the Simon Family Jewish Community Center’s Operation Understanding Hampton Roads. The group visited Atlanta, Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery, and such diverse sites as the Voting Rights Museum, The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum and attractions that included the Southern Poverty Law Center [...]

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