May 20, 2016

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Simon Family JCC Israel Fest extravaganza promises fun for the entire family—celebrating 68 years

Sunday, June 5, 11 am–4 pm, Sandler Family Campus Explore everything Israeli at the Simon Family JCC’s biggest party of the year, the sixth annual Israel Fest, honoring Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s 68th Independence Day. The festival honors all the cultural, artistic, and culinary gifts of Israel, is free and open to the public. “More than [...]

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May 23, 2016

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Health Care in the Jewish community

Israeli-developed HyGIeaCare® Center now open in collaboration with Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists of Tidewater A new HyGIeaCare Center, where patients experience simple and easy bowel prep on the same day as their scheduled colonoscopy, recently opened at the Amelia Building in Norfolk, in collaboration with Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists of Tidewater, PLLC. The Center features [...]

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May 23, 2016

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Lorraine Fink turns discarded JCC lights into sculpture

Saturday, June 4, Exhibit opens at Slover Library, Norfolk In 2014, As Lorraine Fink took down her art show at the Leon Family Gallery and loaded it into her car, she was drawn by “a silent vibrant cry from a small mountain of metal and plastic at the edge of the loading dock. Strong and [...]

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May 20, 2016

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And the winner is… Brian Cohn, 6th grade student

Brian Cohn holds his winning poster.

For the fourth consecutive year, Tidewater students had the opportunity to learn some “cool facts” about Israel and share what they learned by creating original works of art. The 4th Annual Israel Poster Contest, sponsored by the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, invited students in grades 1–12 to illustrate one [...]

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May 20, 2016

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Now in it’s sixth year, the Simon Family JCC Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament has seen its share of exciting and silly moments

Thursday, June 9, 11:30 am registration, 1 pm shotgun start, Heron Ridge Golf Club, Virginia Beach Everyone’s favorite character—Norman Sher (known to most as Normie)— shares a few, colorful memories from past Simon Family JCC Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournaments, as well as a bit of advice for rookie participants in this year’s tournament. Gaby: Hi [...]

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May 20, 2016

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Local Lions of Judah welcome Jeannie Opdyke Smith to Tidewater

Hilde Deutsch, Mimi Karesh, Ina Levy, Annabel Sacks, Robin Copeland, Dorothy Zimmerman, Jodi Klebanoff, Jeannie Smith, Miriam Seeherman, Ann Copeland, Amy Lefcoe, and Dolores Bartel.

Yom HaShoah speaker Jeannie Opdyke Smith came to Tidewater a little early to meet with a special group of women. Thirty local Lions of Judah (Jewish women advocates and donors of $5,000 or greater to the UJFT annual campaign) met for lunch with Smith to hear in an intimate setting the courageous and often heart-breaking [...]

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May 20, 2016

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Respect and hope mark community’s 2016 Yom Hashoah Holocaust Day of Remembrance gathering

Elizabeth Hughes, granddaughter of four survivors, lights a candle in memory of children who perished.

From Wendy Juren Auerbach’s heartfelt welcome on behalf of the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater to Jay Klebanoff’s respectful closing remarks as UJFT president, Tidewater’s 2016 Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Day of Remembrance was a meaningful event filled with honor, hope, sadness and awareness. Held in the sanctuary of Norfolk’s Temple Israel, [...]

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May 20, 2016

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Hebrew Academy students write pen pals in Kiryat Yam

Ofek Newman and Shalom Brashevitzky, HAT fifth graders, after reading letters from their pen pals from Amirim School in Kiryat Yam.

Snail mail. Almost a lost art form, yes? Not for Hebrew Academy of Tidewater students. The sending and receiving of hand-written letters with new Israeli pen pals has become a fun way to broaden world perspectives, develop their cognitive and creative abilities and hone skills in the Hebrew language. All letters are written mostly or [...]

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May 20, 2016

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From the Hal Sacks Jewish News Archive

May 19, 2006 The Women’s Cabinet Outreach Committee of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, co-chaired by Judy Rubin and Ellen Peck Rosenblum, held two tours of the Chrysler Museum focused on works by contemporary Jewish artists. May 24, 1996 Ada Michaels, who began her tenure at Hebrew Academy of Tidewater as the school’s librarian [...]

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