September 5, 2014

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Week of Extraordinary Deeds motivates community to “do good”

Monday, Sept. 15, 6:30 pm, Campaign Kick Off Sunday, Sept. 21, 1:30–3:30 pm, Mitzvah Day VA If you survey a group of community members and ask them to name one of the most admired Jewish leaders of all time, odds are that you’ll hear the name Golda Meir. The great, mid-20th century heroine of many, [...]

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September 5, 2014

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High Holidays

Dear Readers, In this, the first of our two special High Holiday sections, we devote lots of pages to recapping the events of the worldwide Jewish community of 5774. What a year it was…from the death of Ariel Sharon to the discovery of art confiscated from Jews in Germany to Operation Protective Edge. Don’t worry, [...]

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September 5, 2014

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Team Virginia Beach takes the GOLD at JCC Maccabi Games

Hallie Stewart.

by Ellie Bernstein Gold, Gold and more Gold! That is what Team Virginia Beach received at the JCC Maccabi Games held in Detroit last month. The Simon Family JCC’s 16 and under basketball team (comprised of Wayne Simon, Jake Levinson, Jacob Stern, Evan Roesen, Sheldon Millison and Billy Goldstein), won the championship in the B [...]

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September 5, 2014

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5th Annual Bringing Israel Home

Attendees of 2014 Bringing Israel Home.

by Laine M. Rutherford and Robin Mancoll Complicated. The military actions Israel has taken to defend its people. Palestinian civilian deaths. Feelings of teens entering the Israel Defense Forces. Life. All are very complicated. Speaking to 50 local Jewish college students at Azar’s Restaurant at Hilltop on Thursday, August 14, Matt Weisbaum used the word [...]

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September 5, 2014

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Optimism and uncertainty made July visit to Israel: Sunny, with a Chance of Rockets

Elena Baum, Janice Engel, Mickey Held and Deb Segaloff in Israel.

The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater accepted an invitation to present its innovative original program, What We Carry, at the 9th International Conference on Holocaust Education at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, July 7–10, 2014. The start of the conference coincided with the start of Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s defensive military action [...]

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August 19, 2014

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Operation Protective Edge Updates from Israel

In order to provide Jewish News readers with additional sources of information than may be found in U.S. media, we’ve gathered the following links to a variety of news updates, opinions, analyses, and live blogs from Israel. The views expressed on these sites are not necessarily the opinion of this newspaper. News, Updates, Live reports [...]

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August 15, 2014

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Guide to Jewish Living in Tidewater

Tidewater’s Jewish Community Calendar tends to be busy most months of the year. The reason? The myriad of welcoming organizations, synagogues and schools that are brimming with events. We’re fortunate, and most of us probably don’t realize it. I received a call a few weeks ago from a high school friend who now lives out-of-state. [...]

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