July 16, 2018

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Why synagogues started putting American flags in the sanctuary

( JTA)—Jewish tourists from North America are likely to notice one big difference when visiting synagogues around the world. Though a plethora of symbols, such as stars of David and menorahs, may be displayed, national flags are rare inside the sanctuary. Meanwhile, in the United States and Canada, an American or Canadian flag (and sometimes [...]

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July 16, 2018

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Brith Sholom’s move to Beth Sholom has been a win-win

Energetic president Joe Goldberg has led a 300% rise in membership “No heat, no bugs, no rain.” That’s how Joe Goldberg described the wise decision to move a July 1 pre-holiday cookout into the Pincus Paul Community Room at Beth Sholom Village. There were no complaints from the nearly 150 in attendance, all members of [...]

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July 16, 2018

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Beth Sholom thanks Honor Campaign donors with reception and uplifting message

It is not immediately evident when walking into the Auburn Drive lobby, but all around the Berger-Goldrich Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at Beth Sholom Village in Virginia Beach, a major renovation of patient rooms, corridors, and other spaces is underway. Financial gifts have come from the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the Beth Sholom [...]

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July 16, 2018

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YAD connects with Israeli Sister City, Kiryat Yam

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater has a special bond with its Israeli sister city, Kiryat Yam. The coastal city is just 12km north of Haifa, and like Norfolk, is also known for its mermaids. After a mission trip to Israel in 2016, UJFT’s Young Adult Division’s Kiryat Yam committee saw the community’s needs and [...]

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July 16, 2018

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July 16, 2018

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Teens and seniors bond through Better Together at Beth Sholom Village

When Alisa Kosovsky got to Beth Sholom Village, she immediately walked over to sit with Lillian Kozak. The two are decades apart in age, but as close as ever. One is on the precipice of starting her life independent of her family—in college. The other is looking back at all she’s accomplished and cherished over [...]

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July 16, 2018

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Sandler Family Golf Tournament raises funds for three area organizations

Philanthropy was so intricately woven into the fabric of Reba and Sam Sandler’s family, that it should be no surprise that their children continue on their parents’ path. Perhaps one might suggest however, that equally important to their own generous gifts is that Steve and Art Sandler and their families have found ways to help [...]

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