May 15, 2015

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One in six Jews are new to Judaism — and nine other new Pew findings

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Pew Research Center’s newly released 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Study offers a trove of data on American Jews based on interviews with 35,071 American adults, 847 of whom identified their faith as Jewish. Here are some of the more interesting findings about the Jews. We’re highly educated! There are more American Jews [...]

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May 15, 2015

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Younger players in this year’s JCC Golf Tournament

Monday, June 1, noon Heron Ridge Golf Club Some young arms will be swinging clubs at the Simon Family JCC’s 5th Annual Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament. Eric and Bill Miller, along with Evan Levitt, JCC development director, have recruited players who are under 35 years old to participate this year. Eric Miller has worked actively [...]

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May 15, 2015

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Jewish Museum and Cultural Center announces Summer Music Series “Wonderful Wednesdays”

Adagio Trio.

Pavel Ilyashov: Wednesday, June 17 Virginia Chorale: Wednesday, July 1 Tidewater Guitar Quartet: Wednesday, July 15 Anders-Aguirre Trio: Wednesday, August 12 Adagio Trio: Wednesday, August 26 The 7th Annual Summer Music Series, “Wonderful Wednesdays” at the Jewish Museum and Cultural Center offers five evenings of performances. The series kicks off with a bonus concert, an [...]

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May 15, 2015

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CRC honored by Virginia Beach City Public Schools as Model Partner

GSWLA and Israeli exchange students in October 2013 at the Sandler Family Campus for an after school activity with Jewish community kids.

Beginning in 2000-2001, the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Partnership Advisory Link, an advisory body comprised of school and community representatives, began annually recognizing Model Partnerships. Through a nomination and panel review process, each school year’s Model Partnerships are selected as examples of best practices of meaningful community involvement in the Virginia Beach school district. [...]

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May 15, 2015

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“Remember the survivors, because we’re not going to be around too long.”

Stan and Henry Greenbaum.

If you were not one of the 500–600 people at Congregation Beth El for the annual Yom Hashoah program, sponsored by the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, I wish I could say with confidence, “Don’t worry—there’s always next year.” But I cannot. The reality is that each year the survivor population [...]

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May 15, 2015

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The Tom Hofheimer Medical Mission

Alfred (Buzzy) Schulwolf, Marcia Hofheimer and Betsy and Ed Karotkin in Romania in 2004.

Under the continued leadership of Marcia Hofheimer and Joyce Strelitz, the Tom Hofheimer Fund, while continuing its Medical Mission abroad and particularly to Israel, cast about for other areas needing its attention. The new millennium kicked off with a major grant to Jewish Family Service of Tidewater (JFS) to develop a Children’s Grief, Loss and [...]

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