August 9, 2019

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Summer fun with a Jewish lens

Beach and ocean and exotic trips aren’t the only ways to experience summer fun. In fact, for many members of Tidewater’s Jewish community, that fun happens by incorporating something Jewish into a summer trip or activity. Within the following pages, we highlight a few such ‘Jewish Summers’ or ‘Jewish Moments.’ Even more stories are slated [...]

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August 10, 2019

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In Memoriam: Rabbi Reuven Bauman

Rabbi Reuven Bauman

The passing of Rabbi Reuven Bauman, of blessed memory, 35, was a tragedy that captured the attention and hearts of Jews around the world. Thousands followed the events in the news, many prayed on his behalf, and dozens of people from organizations and communities around the country put aside their daily lives to take part [...]

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August 9, 2019

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A Guide to Jewish Living in Tidewater

Jewish Holidays 5780 All holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date listed. Religious Holidays 5780 Rosh Hashanah September 30–October 1, 2019, Jewish New Year Yom Kippur October 9, 2019, Day of Atonement Sukkot October 14–20, 2019, Feast of Tabernacles Shmini Atzeret October 21, 2019, Eighth Day of Assembly Simchat Torah October 22, [...]

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August 9, 2019

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Bearing witness in El Paso

The Reform women clergy in El Paso: Cantor Hollis Schachner, Cantor Rosalie Boxt, Rabbi Sarah Reines, Rabbi Joui Hessel, Rabbi Kim Geringer, Cantor Jen Rueben, and Rabbi Margie Slome.

The Reform women clergy in El Paso: Cantor Hollis Schachner, Cantor Rosalie Boxt, Rabbi Sarah Reines, Rabbi Joui Hessel, Rabbi Kim Geringer, Cantor Jennifer Rueben, and Rabbi Margie Slome. Love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. (Deuteronomy 10:19) In May of 1939, the S.S. St. Louis reached the shore of [...]

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August 9, 2019

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Bangel family celebrates with a new Torah

Front: Carolyn and Herb Bangel with Rabbi Menachem Bialo. Back: Nancy Bangel and Brad Bangel.

When most people think about celebrating a big occasion, they think parties and trips. But when Brad Bangel and his sister, Nancy Bangel, were considering how to mark their parents’ 70th anniversary, they went into a totally different direction. They thought Torah. The Bangel siblings commissioned the completion of a Sefer Torah to celebrate the [...]

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August 9, 2019

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Laderberg Lane—A Family Legacy

Laderberg Lane, honoring Alma and Howard Laderberg (of blessed memory) was formally dedicated on Monday, July 22. The walking trail that surrounds the pond basin at the Sandler Family Campus, was made possible by the couple’s generosity and their after-lifetime gift that established an endowment to benefit the campus. The Laderberg’s four grown children, William [...]

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August 9, 2019

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One Night with Alon Shaya. Get a Book. Give a Book.

John Stein, Alon Shaya, and Jodi Klebanoff.

Food sustains us while stories about food and family delight and save us. On June 24, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater held its third annual One Night, where Culinary Institute of Virginia College of Culinary Arts of ECPI University, James Beard award winning chef Alon Shaya, and John Stein of Baker’s Crust made possible an [...]

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August 9, 2019

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Beth Sholom Village holds annual meeting, installs new president

Matthew Weinstein, board president, BSV CEO David Abraham, and Stuart Nachman, outgoing board president.

Beth Sholom Village has a new president. On June 19 at BSV’s annual meeting, Matthew Weinstein, president of Managed Networks of America, assumed the presidency, as attorney Stuart Nachman became the immediate past president. Lawrence Siegel, first vice-president; Bill Halprin, second vice president; and Jay Kossman, third vice president, were also installed. David Abraham, BSV CEO, [...]

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