March 20, 2015

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After divisive campaign, Israelis deliver clear victory for Netanyahu

TEL AVIV ( JTA)—After weeks in which polls consistently showed Zionist Union holding a slight lead over the Likud Party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli leader effected a dramatic comeback to win a decisive victory in Israeli elections. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Netanyahu’s Likud had won 30 seats—a quarter of the [...]

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March 20, 2015

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Passover

Dear Readers, Passover begins this year on Friday evening, April 3. Nineteen years ago, the first seder also took place on April 3. Why do I remember? My daughter, who will be 19 on April 4, was letting me know in her own gentle way that she was ready to make her very first appearance. [...]

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March 20, 2015

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YAD’s Purimpalooza party is a wild success

Top row: Justin Velasco, Adam Lefkowitz, Matthew Walt, Joe Nizhnikov and Danny Rubin; Bottom row: Molly Nizhnikov, Kirby Lefkowitz, Cassie Richards.

The Young Adult Division of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater threw the craziest Purim party in town on the evening of Saturday, March 7. Nearly 200 revelers joined in the circus-themed fun and dressed up to walk the red carpet at the Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community. Beth Gerstein and Ashley [...]

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March 20, 2015

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Across Oceans and Generations—A Jewish History of Tidewater

Alan, Brenda, John and Andy Stein.

Documentary premieres to standing room only crowd As somber music plays in the background, the prow of a boat cuts through dark waves in the dramatic opening scene of a new documentary about the Tidewater Jewish community. A narrator’s voice begins over an illustrated map of Europe: “They came across a vast ocean…Ahead, only distant [...]

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March 20, 2015

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Tom Hofheimer Revisited

Tom Hofheimer.

Tom Hofheimer and the Medical Mission We begin with this brief introduction to honor the memory of Tom Hofheimer, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of his passing and the 30th anniversary of the Tom Hofheimer Foundation and its various versions since its creation, initially, as the Tom Hofheimer Memorial Fund. It all really started [...]

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March 20, 2015

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One-on-One with Tidewater Together’s Rabbi Sharon

Rabbi Sharon Brous.

For four days, Jews in Tidewater— and beyond—are invited to be part of the 2nd Annual Tidewater Together, a journey of Jewish insight, understanding and growth. Tidewater Together’s goal is to welcome all Jews, inclusive of race, class, gender and practice, to participate in a series of discussions designed to create dialogue, deepen connections to [...]

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March 20, 2015

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The Community Relations Council’s 3rd Annual Israel Poster Contest

Have you voted yet? Vote at the Sandler Family Campus through March 31 Stop by the Simon Family JCC’s Cardo to cast a vote for your favorite Israel Advocacy poster. The entries by so many artists, combined with cool facts about Israel, offer a visually and intellectually stimulating display. The 10 finalists (those 10 posters [...]

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