May 25, 2018

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At US embassy dedication, a day for marking history and praising Trump

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli leaders and citizens responded with euphoria as the Trump administration moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, May 14, designating a pre-existing consular building as the official U.S. diplomatic mission to the Jewish State. Hundreds of revelers, many wearing Trump’s signature red baseball caps commemorating the move, sat on bleachers outside the [...]

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May 25, 2018

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A Mother’s Day celebration at Beth Sholom

Many mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers among the residents at the Berger-Goldrich Skilled Care Center and the Terrace Assisted Living facility, were honored by Beth Sholom Village on Mother’s Day with a special brunch. After guests ate, the new A’Bisl Theater at BSV put on a special show that included mother-inspired songs and jokes, told by [...]

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May 25, 2018

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Community set to honor Harry Graber

Thursday, June 14, 6 pm, Sandler Family Campus After serving as United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s executive vice president for 15 years, Harry Graber is set to retire on June 30. In addition to his service at UJFT, Graber was Jewish Family Service’s executive director for 15 years – for a combined total of working [...]

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May 25, 2018

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One Night raises funds, delights diners

The Simon Family JCC held its signature fundraising event, One Night, on Tuesday, April 24. Hosted by Baker’s Crust Artisan Kitchen, 132 guests gathered for a night of outstanding Israeli cuisine, community, and philanthropy. This year’s guest chef, sponsored by the Culinary Institute of Virginia, College of Culinary Arts of ECPI University, was James Beard [...]

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May 25, 2018

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YAD’s momME time provides Tidewater moms with entryway to community and a much-needed break

The momME time program through the Young Adult Division of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, was launched in 2016 as a way to bring Tidewater moms together to bond, relax, and engage with the community; completely kid-free. From the start it has been a huge success. So far this year, YAD has hosted three [...]

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May 25, 2018

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Health Care

Health Care, May 28, 2018

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May 25, 2018

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The value of burying books

The ceremony began on a sunny spring morning beside a single dugout grave and a pile of dirt. On Sunday, April 15, 15 middle schoolers from Ohef Sholom Temple buried 1,000 worn-out prayer books in the Tree of Life section at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. Everyone carried armfuls of books to the grave. Mr. [...]

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