February 18, 2019

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When the right and left fight over anti-Semitism, Jews are caught in the middle

(JTA)—I lived in Minnesota for five years. My wife is from there; her family still lives there. When we return to visit, we have to reckon with a frightening reality: My in-laws’ newly elected congressional representative is deeply implicated in anti-Semitism. We are not dealing with minor missteps that can be overlooked. We’re dealing, after [...]

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February 18, 2019

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Father Patrick Desbois shared his powerful humanitarian work at Sandler Center

In a first ever joint event, the Norfolk and Virginia Beach Forums came together, and with the Holocaust Commission, brought the powerful message of Father Patrick Desbois to Tidewater. The idea to bring this internationally known scholar and humanitarian to Tidewater originated with Sonia Stein Bonnie, who brought it up at her first Holocaust Commission [...]

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February 18, 2019

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Rave reviews for Film Festival

The 26th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film presented by Alma & Howard Laderberg and Patricia & Avraham Ashkenazi was “one of the most successful in the 26-year history of the festival,” according to Mark Robbins, Film Festival screening committee co-chair. “We seemed to have had the perfect storm this year—good films with great guests, perfect [...]

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February 18, 2019

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Retirement in Style

Ever wonder why Tidewater and the Jewish community have so many active retirees and busy seniors? We all know that our weather is mild (everything is relative, I know, as I’m always checking temps in Boston, DC, and points south), getting from place to place is easy, we’ve got all that water for recreation and [...]

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