November 2, 2017

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Israel Today: Innovative Voices of the 21st Century, Dr. Rachel Fish

Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 pm,Reba  and Sam Sandler Family Campus Dr. Rachel Fish visits Tidewater to discuss her latest book, Essential Israel: Essays for the 21st Century, a compilation of essays from authors describing the cultural, political, and historical landscape of Israel. This is the second part of the Community Relations Council’s conversation with Fish. [...]

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November 2, 2017

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No way, José! — HAT Golf Tournament drives on

It was a dark and stormy morning with driving rain and winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour. Temperatures were cooler than usual for mid-September. Hurricane José was making its closest point of approach through the Atlantic off of Virginia’s coast. Although the weather conditions may have seemed more appropriate for the famed Muirfield [...]

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November 2, 2017

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Commodore Levy Chapel

When a Jewish family or individual moves to a new community, they face many immediate challenges, not the least of which is choosing a synagogue, getting involved in the Jewish community, meeting new friends and creating a new social network. For a member of the military, those challenges become even more difficult. I have the [...]

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November 2, 2017

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Finding Jewish in the U.S. Navy

During my more than 20 years in the Navy, two distinct times highlighted the Jewish community in the military coming together. While at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., there was a large and active Jewish Midshipmen Club. All “plebes” (first year students) are assigned a sponsor family in the community who welcome Midshipmen [...]

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November 2, 2017

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Simon Family JCC, CRC, and community partners’ Israel Today, educating people about misconceptions

Erez Kaganovitz, Israeli artist, storyteller, and founder of the hit photoblog, Humans of Tel Aviv, landed in Tidewater ready to dispel misconceptions and ideas about his homeland by sharing stories of everyday people living in Tel Aviv. Through these stories of heartache and hope, diversity and acceptance, struggle and joy, Kaganovitz’s goal was to help [...]

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November 2, 2017

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Jody Wagner gets honored, JFS reaps the reward

A leader of many organizations throughout Tidewater, Jody Wagner recently made a special gift to Jewish Family Service of Tidewater happen. Since 2006, Wagner has been a member of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s (HRCF) board of directors, including serving as chairman of the audit and finance committee and as treasurer since June 2013. As [...]

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