June 27, 2016

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Simon Family JCC Biennial Meeting honors the hard work of many, focuses on future collaborations

The 2016 Biennial Meeting of the Simon Family JCC took place on Wednesday, June 15. During the meeting, outstanding community accomplishments were acknowledged, awards were presented, a president bid his farewell, and a prospective president explained that the JCC-initiated merger with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater was why he was not taking office. Marty [...]

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June 27, 2016

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Through all the clouds and rain, Israel Fest brought the sun

The Simon Family JCC didn’t allow the rumors of showers to rain on their parade for the 2016 Israel Fest. In fact, on Sunday, June 5, when the festival began at 11 am, the day brightened for all who attended. In place of sunrays and clear skies, the roof of the Reba and Sam Sandler [...]

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June 27, 2016

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Fluffy friends at Strelitz

Diana Smith’s two-year-old class at the Strelitz Early Childhood Education Center took care of some chicken and turkey eggs this past spring. The children helped keep the eggs warm and were excited to meet their new animal friends when they hatched.

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June 27, 2016

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Low scores, high morale, make JCC Golf Tournament one of the best

The winning foursome: Brian Knight, Yuri Vaid, Ryan Glick and Casey Costello.

The Simon Family JCC’s 6th Annual Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament, held on June 6 at Heron Ridge Golf Club in Virginia Beach, was a success, across the “leader” board. The weather was ideal—low humidity, a light breeze, and temperatures in the 70s, and the course was in beautiful condition. The 80 players knew they were [...]

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June 27, 2016

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Turning prayers for Orlando into action

On the Sunday morning following the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C., I slept in and woke up with glitter still on my face. Stickers and handouts I had collected while I marched with National Council of Jewish Women and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism at the festivities were scattered around my room. [...]

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June 27, 2016

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From The Hal Sacks Jewish News Archives

June 23, 2006 The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School held a graduation ceremony for 23, the second largest class to graduate from the school since its inception in Tidewater. June 21, 1996 Jody Wagner, a partner in the law firm of Kaufman and Canoles, was installed as president of Jewish Family Service of Tidewater at the [...]

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June 27, 2016

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Annual Israel Today Forum celebrates five years

Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz and Olga Meshoe.

Another successful year of expert speakers and engaging dialogue concluded Wednesday, May 11 when Matti Friedman, former Jerusalem Bureau reporter and editor for the Associated Press visited Tidewater to share his take on mainstream media malfunction in the international press. Friedman’s two-day stay included addresses to leaders in the local Jewish community, Virginia State legislators, [...]

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