July 18, 2016

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Elie Wiesel gave the Holocaust a face and the world a conscience

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate who became a leading icon of Holocaust remembrance and a global symbol of conscience, died Saturday, July 2 at 87. His death was the result of natural causes, the World Jewish Congress said in a statement. A philosopher, professor and author of such seminal works of [...]

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July 19, 2016

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Hebrew Academy of Tidewater earns community environmental award

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater sponsored outdoor learning equipment to give Hebrew Academy children hands-on understanding of their natural environment.

A noteworthy collaboration by Hebrew Academy students, parents, teachers and administration earned Hebrew Academy of Tidewater its first community environmental award. Lynnhaven River NOW (LRN), a local environmental organization that focuses on the restoration of Virginia Beach’s historic Lynnhaven River, bestowed HAT with the honor of being a Pearl School. To earn this achievement, HAT [...]

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July 18, 2016

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Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History

The Jewish Musem, through August 7, 2016 Through more than 250 clothing and costume designs, sketches, photographs, and an immersive video installation, Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History explores Mizrahi’s unique position at the intersection of high style and popular culture. While best known for his work in fashion, Mizrahi’s creativity has expanded over a three [...]

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July 18, 2016

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Turning readers into leaders

Nancy Brickell (right) receives gift from a BEAR student at Birdneck Elementary.

The Simon Family JCC’s Be a Reader (BEAR) program was honored at the Virginia Beach City Public Schools 2016 Community Celebration in April. BEAR’s success continues to receive recognition and accolades for the impact the program has on the community. But the real reward comes from the volunteers and their dayto- day interactions with students. [...]

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July 18, 2016

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JFS Biennial Meeting: an installation and celebration

The Cooper Family congratulates Jeff Cooper, JFS board president for 2016-2018: Charles and Minette Cooper, Allison and Jeff Cooper, Eric Cooper and John Cooper.

At the 63rd Biennial Meeting of Jewish Family Service of Tidewater on June 9, Lawrence Steingold, outgoing president, handed over the reins to Jeff Cooper, who will serve as president for the 2016- 2018 term. Throughout the evening, the focus was on celebration, success and community. Past president, Dr. Marcia Samuels, installed Cooper and the [...]

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July 18, 2016

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Legal Matters

Interfaith coalition urges Senate action on Supreme Court vacancy. Fifteen Jewish groups joined an interfaith coalition in calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. During a conference call Thursday, July 14, 40 national and state religious organizations urged senators to hold a swift hearing and [...]

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July 18, 2016

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Elie Weisel offered inspiration and challenge

Like so many of members of our community, I had the honor of hearing Elie Wiesel speak at ODU’s Ted Constant Convocation Center in March 2006. Always the conscience of his generation, Wiesel lamented how little humanity had changed since the Holocaust. Wondering aloud, he said: “There is racism in many parts of the world, [...]

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July 18, 2016

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From the Hal Sacks Jewish News Archive

July 2006 Zena Herod officially became the head of school for Hebrew Academy of Tidewater and the Strelitz Early Childhood Center. Helen Kisser joined administration as new director of general studies and assistant director of SECC. Alene Kaufman continued as director of SECC and became director of Judaic studies for HAT and SECC. Old Dominion [...]

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