March 22, 2019

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Tidewater Together with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

When I think about Mickey Kramer, of blessed memory, I think about his love of his family, his synagogue, learning, and our community. In 2004, his passion for education and devotion to the Jewish community led his friends and family to establish the Milton “Mickey” Kramer Scholar-in-Residence at Congregation Beth El to honor and remember [...]

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March 22, 2019

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HOME: Lens on Israel, a JDC Exhibit

Leon Family Gallery Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus April 2019 This exhibit showcases the work of photographers who have documented the diverse communities that live side-by-side in Israel, as well as the work of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), a non-political organization that creates pragmatic, sustainable solutions to help vulnerable communities in Israel [...]

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March 22, 2019

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Brith Sholom hosts myriad speakers

Joe Goldberg, Brith Sholom president, Jerry Sandler, program chair, Joe Weintrob, incoming president, and Pam Northam, First Lady of Virginia, who spoke to Brith Sholom about children’s literacy and volunteerism.

Among Brith Sholom’s many activities, the club often features informative and engaging speakers at its meetings. Jerry Sandler, program chairman, has arranged speakers from such places as the F.B.I, the Virginian-Pilot, and the Red Cross. And, Congresswoman Elaine Luria addressed the group before running for elected office. At a recent meeting, attended by approximately 150 [...]

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March 22, 2019

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Israel’s Threat Matrix: A survey of the challenges on Israel’s borders and beyond

Dr. Jonathan Schanzer with students at Virginia Wesleyan University’s Center for the Study of Religious Freedom.

Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Simon Family JCC, and community partners’ latest Israel Today expert, visited Tidewater February 19–21, where he spoke to more than 1,100 people. The senior vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Schanzer offered insight into threats that [...]

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March 22, 2019

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2019 Summer Camp

Camp provides a time and space for fun, as well as for development of confidence and new skills—all in a protected and caring environment. In fact, studies consistently demonstrate the long-term benefits of a summer camp experience for both campers and counselors. Perhaps that’s why approximately 11 million kids in the United States attend some [...]

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March 22, 2019

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Leading archaeologist and Jewish Studies scholar to lead new CNU program

Dr. Richard Freund

Bertram and Gladys Aaron Endowed Professorship in Jewish Studies Dr. Richard Freund, a prominent archaeologist, historian, and explorer, has been appointed to a new position at Christopher Newport University where he will lead Judaic Studies and build strong ties with the Jewish community throughout the nation. Freund is the inaugural holder of the Bertram and [...]

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