August 11, 2017

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Federation powers up new campaign with annual kickoff

Ignites year-long celebration of Israel @70 Tuesday, September 12 Reception: 6:30 pm; Program: 7:30 pm free and open to the community Sandler Family Campus The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater will launch a year-long celebration of Israel’s 70th birthday, as it kicks off the 2018 annual fundraising campaign. The kickoff will also serve as this [...]

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August 11, 2017

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Jewish Family Service, WHRO Public Media, Chrysler Museum and EVMS present Live Each Day: A Talk with Jane Gardner

Sunday, September 17, 2 pm Chrysler Museum of Art, free As a television news anchor, Jane Gardner faced intense pressure, deadlines, and other challenges. But it is off the air where she has faced her toughest challenge of all: fighting cancer—not just once, but four times. Gardner was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, then [...]

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August 11, 2017

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Largest number of schools ever represented at a Holocaust Commission Educators’ Conference

The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater held its Educators’ Conference, Words Matter: Now More Than Ever, July 26–27. For the 13th Biennial offering, chairs Gail Flax and Ina Leiderman could not have been more thrilled with the results. With word of mouth spreading from previous attendees, and endorsements from the Virginia [...]

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August 11, 2017

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Newly remodeled Leon Family Gallery features artists from around the globe

The Leon Family Gallery has a fresh, updated appearance—just in time for the new season of exhibits. Located on the second floor of the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, the new look and feel of the gallery offers a blank canvas to contrast the lively discussions on how art and community intersect. Each calendar [...]

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August 11, 2017

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Guide to Jewish Living in Tidewater

Guide to Jewish Living in Tidewater, August 14, 2017

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August 11, 2017

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He came. He commented. They loved it.

Laughter hung in the air long after the end of comedian Elon Gold’s set during the Simon Family JCC’s first Laughter on the Lawn event. More than 400 community members gathered to partake in the hilarity. “He was so funny,” says Joel Rubin, “I’ve never heard anyone who understands Jewish culture so well and can [...]

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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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