February 10, 2017

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For Tu b’Shvat, 5 of Israel’s must-see trees

(JTA)—Trees have stories, and Israel’s trees have lots of stories. Scattered throughout the country, scores of ancient and historic trees help shed light on fascinating aspects of Israeli history, from the biblical to the modern, that are often overlooked by the average tourist. As we have just celebrated Tu b’Shvat —the new year for the [...]

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February 10, 2017

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Cooking and Eating

Supplement to Jewish News February 13, 2017

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February 10, 2017

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Cast votes for CRC’s Israel Poster Contest

Student’s artwork on display in the Leon Family Art Gallery Tuesday, Feb. 14–Thursday, March 2 Students throughout Tidewater diligently worked on their artistic poster submissions for the 5th Annual Israel Poster Contest, presented by the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. First through 12th grade students designed original posters depicting one [...]

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February 10, 2017

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Diversity of talent shines at 24th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

More than 1,200 people experienced the diversity of Jewish/ Israeli films offered during Simon Family JCC’s 24th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film presented by Alma* & Howard Laderberg. Seven films, from compelling documentaries to a poignant comedy, were screened at various locations throughout Tidewater. On opening night, Leslie Siegel volunteered her talents and transformed [...]

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February 10, 2017

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HAT ’s parents paint the night away

When Hebrew Academy of Tidewater’s PTA volunteers met at the beginning of the school year, they wanted to create a fun community-building event for HAT parents. Robyn Bailey suggested a paint night and Monique Werby and Erica Kaplan agreed. The committee chose a night that Simon Family JCC parents could use Kids Night Out for [...]

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February 10, 2017

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Ohef Sholom begins national environmental certifications

For 2017, Ohef Sholom Temple stepped up its congregation’s commitment to creation by working on the requirements for two national environmental certifications. The Union for Reform Judaism’s Religious Action Center and GreenFaith became partners in January 2016 to promote energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, environmental leadership training, advocacy, and strengthened inter-congregational learning among [...]

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February 10, 2017

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2017 Super Sunday draws from new base of support

Caring for the elderly…funding scholarships to Jewish day school and summer camps…providing psychiatric and emotional support services…ensuring the future of Israel and other nations worldwide. These were among the various causes which drew donors to lend their support to this year’s Super Sunday campaign—an event which broke all recent Federation Super Sunday records, raising a [...]

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