June 23, 2017

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UJFT Biennial Meeting sees leadership transition to John Strelitz

The 2017 Biennial Meeting of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater was held June 7 in the Fleder Multipurpose Room on The Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus. The community was invited, and leaders from temples and synagogues, other Jewish agencies, and the UJFT board of directors attended. The evening saw Jay Klebanoff, outgoing president, [...]

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June 23, 2017

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Holocaust Commission invites educators, and community members to its 13th Biennial Educators’ Conference

Words Matter: Now More Than Ever Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27 The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s highly praised Biennial Educators’ Conference provides educators with tools, strategies, and techniques to use for promoting respect, empathy, and accountability in their classrooms. Studying the lessons of the Holocaust provides educators with [...]

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June 23, 2017

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Hebrew Academy graduates the Class of 2017

On Tuesday, June 7, the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater Class of 2017 held a very moving graduation ceremony. Of the 14 students graduating from the school, 12 had attended the HAT since preschool. Next fall, these graduates will attend a variety of excellent schools including the Gifted Program at Brickell Academy, Plaza International Baccalaureate Middle [...]

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June 23, 2017

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One can only imagine what could follow

It may have begun on a dark, rainy September night, but the 6th Annual Israel Today series ended with a bang on a beautiful, warm May evening, as the Tidewater community gathered to cook with Chefs Nir Margalith and Guy Marom, of travel and culinary group Puzzle Israel. Facilitated by the Community Relations Council of [...]

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June 23, 2017

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Senior Living

Just who qualifies as a ‘senior’ is a bit confusing these days. That’s mainly because the definition of ‘senior’ and who identifies as one, is more of a moving target than ever before. While it wasn’t that long ago that very few people worked beyond 65 years old, or that it was uncommon to find [...]

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June 9, 2017

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Could Gal Gadot become the biggest Israeli superstar ever?

(JTA)—Try to think of the most famous Israelis in history. Not necessarily the most consequential or “important” ones— like any number of Nobel Prize winners or behind-the-scenes Middle East peace deal negotiators—but those who are most universally recognizable. Most lists would likely include a pioneering role model (Golda Meir), a supermodel who once dated Leonardo [...]

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June 9, 2017

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Hebrew Academy students participate in robotics challenge

Technology is now ubiquitous. Kids seem to be born knowing how to use it. Still, if they want to keep up with the technology curve, they will have to learn to build, program, and code. As a result, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) has recently become a focus in the education world. A few [...]

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