December 24, 2018

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Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

Presented by Alma & Howard Laderberg and Patricia & Avraham Ashkenazi January 21 – January 30 As one of the longest-running Jewish film festivals in the nation, the mission of the 26th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, presented by Alma & Howard Laderberg and Patricia & Avraham Ashkenazi, is to educate and engage diverse [...]

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December 24, 2018

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Congresswoman-elect Elaine Luria takes educational trip to Israel

Elaine Luria with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Congresswoman-elect Elaine Luria, a Democrat who will represent Virginia’s 2nd District once she is sworn in next month, travelled to Israel this month as part of a five-day educational trip to learn about policy, culture, and issues in the region. The trip was organized by the American Israel Education Foundation, the charitable arm of the [...]

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December 24, 2018

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Delegate Filler-Corn elected House Democratic Leader

Eileen Filler-Corn

First woman, first Jewish delegate to hold this position (Richmond)—The House Democratic Caucus elected Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn on Saturday, Dec. 8 to serve as Leader for the 2019 General Assembly session and state legislative elections. The Caucus held the election after Leader David Toscano announced that he will resign from leadership as of December 31, [...]

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December 24, 2018

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AIPAC visits Tidewater

Two representatives from AIPAC were in Tidewater earlier this month to meet with the Board of Rabbis and Cantors. While in town, they also made time for conversation with several community leaders. Debra Saxon, AIPAC’s associate director for Policy and Government Affairs and Todd Young, Southeast Regional Synagogue Initiative director, spoke about their efforts and [...]

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December 24, 2018

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Hebrew Academy is candidate for an IB World School

After graduating from Hebrew Academy of Tidewater, many students have enrolled in International Baccalaureate (IB) middle school programs in Virginia Beach and Norfolk. The IB program is an approach to learning which is recognized all over the world, with the schools that offer the IB Program Diploma considered top educational institutions. Interested in what made [...]

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