July 14, 2017

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Get to know Elon Gold. You’ll be glad you did.

Laughter on the Lawn: Thursday, August 3, Simon Family JCC Speaking with Elon Gold is like talking to a funny friend. Only he’s funnier. Jewish News recently caught up with him via telephone as he’s gearing up for his 11th year at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. He spoke about how he got into [...]

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July 14, 2017

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Beth Sholom Village installs new officers; is two-thirds of the way toward Honor Campaign goal

Stuart Nachman is well known around Hampton Roads as an accomplished attorney, but in the Jewish community, he is also highly regarded for his long time association with Beth Sholom Village. Now, Nachman is president of the Village, which includes the Berger- Goldrich Nursing Home and Terrace Assisted Living Facility. He was installed in June [...]

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July 14, 2017

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Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament refreshed and re-energized

The Simon Family JCC’s 7th Annual Presidents’ Cup Golf tournament was transformed this year after inclement weather arrived on tournament day. Instead of an all-day golfing affair, players and their guests were invited to join the JCC and honor its past presidents on the Plume Patio at Grain, located on the fifth floor of the [...]

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July 14, 2017

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Tidewater Hineni! group experiences Israel together

On an early Tuesday morning in June, 14 new graduates of the Tidewater Hineni! Leadership Program landed in Israel for the culmination of their two-year program. The 5th UJFT Tom Hofheimer Young Leadership Mission to Israel was underway. Day 1 The mission began with an opportunity to connect with the land of Israel, as the [...]

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July 14, 2017

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Legal Matters

Who knew one year ago when we scheduled this issue’s Legal Matters that so many legal decisions and arguments would be taking place—in Israel and in the USA? Consider, for example, Israel’s suspension of the Western Wall agreement (page 16) and, its advancement of a controversial conversion bill (page 22). Then there is the article [...]

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July 14, 2017

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Holocaust studies at BINA

Ellie Brooke and Deb Segaloff visited BINA High School to present the Holocaust Commission’s What We Carry program to students on Friday, June 9. The women presented the story of David Katz, a Holocaust survivor of blessed memory. This program was the culmination of the Holocaust class the girls at BINA High School took under [...]

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June 23, 2017

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Holocaust Commission invites educators, and community members to its 13th Biennial Educators’ Conference

Words Matter: Now More Than Ever Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27 The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s highly praised Biennial Educators’ Conference provides educators with tools, strategies, and techniques to use for promoting respect, empathy, and accountability in their classrooms. Studying the lessons of the Holocaust provides educators with [...]

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