July 13, 2015

Comments Off

Federation installs new president and honors community members at biennial meeting

The 2015 Biennial of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater was more than a public meeting where new officers and board members were installed. The evening event, held on June 16 at the Sandler Family Campus, was a celebration of leadership, volunteerism and community. Outgoing president Miles Leon was gracious in his remarks, thanking committee [...]

Full Story

July 14, 2015

Comments Off

Mazel Tov to the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater HAT Class of 2015

Evan Nied, Abbie Friedman, Abigail Seeman, Victoria Chapel, Justin Gatlin, Marah Gordon, Tal Zach, Bella Cardon and Noah Alper.

Time flies. Cliché, but true. That is surely what all HAT parents felt about their children at the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater’s commencement ceremony, held on June 4. As parents, it’s difficult to comprehend the passage of time between cribs and baby bottles and the seemingly sudden onset of HAT graduation. Nonetheless, an overwhelming sense [...]

Full Story

July 13, 2015

Comments Off

Sixty-five and counting!

Dear Readers, Ten thousand baby boomers are turning 65 each day in this country. That’s a lot of daily additions to the ‘senior pool,’ though I bet that most celebrating those birthdays cannot believe they’re actually ‘seniors.’ That said, the ‘Seniors of 2015’ remain vital contributors and leaders. More and more adults are working past [...]

Full Story

June 23, 2015

Comments Off

Student art exhibit completes the Holocaust Commission’s 2015 Elie Wiesel competitions

Dana Cohen, Holocaust survivor, with Lynnhaven Middle School artist Corinna Ensley and her father Pat Ensley.

The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s successful 2015 Elie Wiesel Visual Arts exhibit came to a close on June 1. The show featuring student work was held at the Old Dominion University Virginia Beach Center for one month. Student winners, their parents and teachers from local schools attended an opening reception [...]

Full Story

June 23, 2015

Comments Off

HAT students learn about Civil War during adventurous field trip

HAT fifth graders enjoy a field trip to Pamplin Historical Park with a Civil War sergeant: Marah Gordon, Evan Nied, Bella Cardon, Tori Chapel, Noah Alper, Tal Zach, Abby Seeman and Abbie Friedman.

Hebrew Academy fifth graders had an exciting learning adventure, stepping back in time to experience life during the Civil War. Students visited Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Va. A 424-acre historical campus, the complex features museums, antebellum homes, a historic Civil War battlefield, slave life exhibit, [...]

Full Story
Letter to the Editor