August 14, 2016

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Donald Trump supporters launch push for American ‘swing state’ votes in Israel

JERUSAlEM (JTA)— On behalf of Donald Trump, Republicans this month launched a get-out-the-vote campaign geared to Americans living in Israel. The initiative, which began Wednesday, August 3 has unprecedented funding and local strategic support. The effort by Republicans Overseas Israel, the main group supporting the party here, reflects it leaders’ conviction that American Israelis overwhelmingly [...]

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August 14, 2016

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UJFT Campaign Kickoff Features Ambassador Dennis Ross

Dennis Ross

Tuesday, September 20, 5:45 pm Sandler Center for the Performing Arts (Israel today with Dennis Ross follows at 7 pm) The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater will kickoff its 2017 Annual Campaign with an evening of education and inspiration. This year’s kickoff reception will feature former U.S. peace negotiator and diplomatic adviser, Ambassador Dennis Ross. [...]

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August 14, 2016

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Tzofim Friendship Caravan Israeli Scouts wow crowd with performance at JCC

Scouts were jumping and jiving, rhythmically rhyming, and moving as one to the beat of israeli music, as well as to popular Disney tunes, when, for one hour on the evening of Tuesday, August 3, the Tzofim Friendship Caravan performed song and dance numbers and presented personal stories and games. Nearly 100 community members poured [...]

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August 14, 2016

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Girls’ Day Out: A trip to the Culinary Institute of Virginia

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Young Adult Division’s women’s programming held a successful kickoff event on Sunday, July 17 at the Culinary institute of Virginia. Trading the muggy humidity outdoors for the heat in the kitchen, 18 YAD women embarked on a culinary journey with Chefs Mary Cook and Kelly DeMarchena of the Culinary [...]

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August 14, 2016

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Guide to Jewish Living 2016

Dear readers, The 2016 Guide to Jewish Living in Tidewater is organized a bit differently from previous years. The main changes are the addition of some new categories and of a Table of Contents/Index to make finding specific services or organizations easier. For example, if you’re in search of physical therapy, with a glance you’ll [...]

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August 14, 2016

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Berger-Goldrich Home at Beth Sholom Village to undergo $5-million renovation starting this fall

Harry Graber, UJFT executive vice president, Neal Stern, Beth Sholom Village chairman of the board, David Abraham, BSV CEO, Jay Klebanoff, UJFT president

UJFT kicks off “Honor” Campaign with $200,000 Lead Gift Big changes are planned for the area’s only Jewish nursing home, and the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is taking the lead on ensuring they succeed. At an event last month at the BergerGoldrich Home, Jay Klebanoff, UJFT president, announced that UJFT has made a lead [...]

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