June 9, 2017

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UJFT Women’s Cabinet welcomes new members

On a less-than-sunny day in May, the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Women’s Cabinet held its annual Spring Lunch at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach. Weather woes kept the crowd intimate and the speaker from flying in from New York, altogether. But for those who attended, the event was fun, inspiring, and [...]

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June 9, 2017

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Could Gal Gadot become the biggest Israeli superstar ever?

(JTA)—Try to think of the most famous Israelis in history. Not necessarily the most consequential or “important” ones— like any number of Nobel Prize winners or behind-the-scenes Middle East peace deal negotiators—but those who are most universally recognizable. Most lists would likely include a pioneering role model (Golda Meir), a supermodel who once dated Leonardo [...]

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June 9, 2017

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Hebrew Academy students participate in robotics challenge

Technology is now ubiquitous. Kids seem to be born knowing how to use it. Still, if they want to keep up with the technology curve, they will have to learn to build, program, and code. As a result, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) has recently become a focus in the education world. A few [...]

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June 9, 2017

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day, June 12, 2017

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May 26, 2017

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A roller coaster of emotions

I remember having the family for dinner and walking into the den where Joyce and Leonard (Strelitz) were on the phone with national UJA office people in New York—there was no CNN back then. I felt a nervous immediacy being in the room with people getting news directly from Israel. They were listening to the [...]

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May 26, 2017

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Developing armaments under pressure and for future use

On May 23, 1967 Gamal Abdel Nasser closed the Straits of Tiran – the entrance to the Red Sea, ordered the UN force to leave Sinai, and moved six divisions (130,000 soldiers) into Sinai. This was against the agreement with the U.S. and United Nations after the 1957 war. Israel then mobilized its reserve IDF [...]

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May 26, 2017

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Consumed

It took over our lives. I remember going to the Federation, which was located in the Center, from morning until late at night. We were raising money…on the phones constantly. Personally, I was getting my house painted and Morty and I would go home and have no place to sleep because we weren’t around to [...]

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