April 7, 2014

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Crisis in Ukraine

As the events in Ukraine continue to unfold with growing uncertainty, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is continuing its emergency response on the ground to ensure the well-being and expedient care of its most vulnerable clients. “Even as we mourn the loss of life in Ukraine and track ongoing changes throughout the country, [...]

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April 7, 2014

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Meet the Presidents

Philip Walzer

Philip Walzer President, Temple Israel Profession Business writer, The Virginian-Pilot Education Bachelor’s degree in English, Princeton University, 1981 Family Wife, Mary Ann, registered nurse at Virginia Beach Ambulatory Surgery Center; sons Jacob, 24, University of Maryland graduate, operations research analyst with Booz Allen Hamilton in Northern Virginia, and Benjamin, 21, third-year student at the University [...]

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April 7, 2014

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HAT and Strelitz preschool celebrate Shushan Purim in grand style

HAT and Strelitz preschool students join on stage in a parade of Purim costumes.

Students at Hebrew Academy and the Strelitz preschool celebrated Shushan Purim with great enthusiasm last month. The day began with a parade and then everyone convened in the multi-purpose room where all Queen Esthers, Hamans, superheroes and Disney characters joined on stage in a display of creative and colorful costumes. Other Shushan Purim activities and [...]

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April 7, 2014

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Celebrating 100 days of school in style

Standing: Blake Brown, Danial Watts, Erin Feldman, Sam Stromberg, and Leo Kamer; Sitting: Mushky Brashevitzky, and Leila Abrams.

Hebrew Academy of Tidewater students recently celebrated their 100th day of school. This fun milestone offered the perfect chance to mix a little silliness with a good learning opportunity. In activities and lessons that helped sharpen students’ math and observational skills, some learned different ways to add, subtract, multiply and divide to get to 100. [...]

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April 7, 2014

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Film builds anticipation for Israel Philharmonic Performance

Roger, Naomei and Marion Lidman.

More than 200 community members attended the Tuesday, Feb. 25 screening of the documentary Orchestra of Exiles at the Simon Family JCC. The film, which explores the story behind the founding of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, helped build excitement for the Philharmonic’s scheduled appearance on April 2 at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts [...]

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April 7, 2014

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2014 Yom Hashoah guest speaker believes “Life is here to live”

Werner Reich

Sunday, April 27, 6:45 pm Ohef Sholom Temple The Tidewater community’s solemn, annual observation of Yom Hashoah, the Holocaust Day of Remembrance, may be a bit lighter this year. A laugh, or two, could even erupt during the community-wide gathering. This year’s speaker at the evening of prayer and remembrance, hosted by the Holocaust Commission [...]

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