November 14, 2014

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Reba and Sam Sandler Campus 10th Anniversary

Dear Readers, The journey to the moment in the summer of 2004 when the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus began operations was the culmination of many years of diligent pursuit by a host of people who had vision and a commitment to the future of Tidewater’s Jewish community. Volunteers and professional staff united to [...]

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November 14, 2014

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IDF Soldier surprises Tidewater with a visit to pick up Mitzvah Day bracelets and letters

The first annual Tidewater Mitzvah Day VA took place almost two months ago on Sunday, Sept. 21, but the community’s good deeds accomplished that day continue to positively affect others. On Wednesday, Oct. 29, an Israel Defense Forces soldier visiting the United States made a special visit to the Sandler Family Campus to pick up [...]

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November 14, 2014

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Multiple audiences learn advocacy tips from First Israel Today speaker

Hundreds of people in Tidewater were recipients of the insights and opinions of former Knesset member and Israeli advocate, Dr. Einat Wilf, during her recent visit. Wilf came to the area on Thursday, Oct. 30, the first presenter in the annual Israel Today Forum, a speaker series presented by the Community Relations Council of the [...]

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November 14, 2014

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HAT Golf Tournament—Driving for the green

Victor Pickett, Frank Cowling, Rad Davenport and Alan Nordlinger.

The 26th Annual Hebrew Academy of Tidewater Golf Tournament, more affectionately known as the Bob Josephberg Classic, was a successful and fun event that took place on a beautiful day. Originally scheduled for Sept. 9, the tournament was delayed until Oct. 21 due to excessive rain. Special thanks go to many for their hard work [...]

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November 14, 2014

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These are our kids and our protectors

Film Premiere Beneath the Helmet: from High School to the Home Front Thursday, Nov. 20, 7 pm Regent University Theatre (¼ mile from I-64 at Indian River Road exit) Watch the trailer and RSVP at JewishVa.org/crc Don’t bring money! But…bring your teens! by Kevin Lefcoe The state-of-the-art theater is located in the center of Tidewater [...]

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November 14, 2014

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Book Festival off to a page turning start

From the life of famed Rebbe Menachem M. Schneerson to a book about putting cell phones away and forming closer human interactions, the Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival’s first events spanned an array of interesting topics. Kicking off the festival on Sunday, Nov. 2, local author, Danielle Leibovici, taught children fun techniques [...]

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November 14, 2014

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Tidewater women celebrate new milestone givers and 100 years of rescue, relief, and renewal

Seated: Emily Caplan Nied, Rachel Abrams and Carin Simon. Standing: Wendy Konikoff, Renee Caplan, Robin Mancoll and Betty Ann Levin.

Nearly 100 Tidewater women gathered at the 2015 UJFT Women’s Lion–Tikva–Chai Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 23 to honor the community’s newest major donor women and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of UJFT’s overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Jodi Klebanoff, Women’s Cabinet chair, warmly welcomed the women to this year’s luncheon. Following an [...]

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