October 8, 2019

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Jewish Tidewater: A survey for the future

It’s been 18 years since Tidewater’s Jewish community conducted any type of survey—and that one focused on demographics. Called the 2001 Jewish Community demographic Study, it revealed where Jewish people lived, how old they were, who comprised what households (ages and number of people) and many other such details. A lot has happened since then—congregations [...]

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September 30, 2019

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5779: The North American year in review

Highlights in North America from the Jewish year 5779. September 2018 Leslie Moonves resigns as CEO of the CBS network after six women accuse him of sexual misconduct. The allegations, published in the New Yorker, follow six early accusations against Moonves published two months earlier. Moonves denies the claims against him. Rabbi Rachel Cowan, a [...]

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September 30, 2019

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Rough bumps. Sweet ride. Coffee and cookie icon energizes Society of Professionals

Jeff Werby, Michael Coles, Lisa DeNoia, and Greg Zittrain.

Michael J. Coles didn’t gain weight or lose sleep slaying it in the cookie and coffee business. He got rich. And resilient. Coles is one tough cookie. He set three trans-continental biking world records after coming back from a near fatal motorcycle accident. He worked his way to the top of two highly competitive, multi-billion-dollar [...]

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September 30, 2019

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High Holidays

A quick glance at a Jewish calendar for October reveals a month filled with holiday days—beginning with October 1, the second day of Rosh Hashanah and ending with October 22, the final day of Simcha Torah. The season brings celebrations, atonements, reflections, and, of course, lots of eating. Even Yom Kippur, the fast day, begins and [...]

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