October 20, 2014

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Nine author presentations, thousands of books

November 2–16 by Leslie Shroyer Fresh books and colorful book covers means book festival time at the Simon Family JCC. The Cardo area of the Sandler Family Campus will be filled with books of all shapes and sizes, as the JCC presents The Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival 2014 next month. Books [...]

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October 20, 2014

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Dr. Einat Wilf brings young, passionate perspective to year’s first Israel Today Forum

Thursday, Oct. 30, 7:30 pm by Laine M. Rutherford The Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and community partners present the first speaker in the 2014-2015 Israel Today Forum: the Honorable Einat Wilf at the Sandler Family Campus next week. Wilf will speak specifically about the topic, Danger Zone: What Regional [...]

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October 3, 2014

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“Meet the Candidates” reception for 2nd Congressional District

Hosted by UJFT’s Community Relations Council Monday, Oct. 20, 6:30 pm, Sandler Family Campus by Robin Mancoll In what may be one of only a few appearances together, the two candidates hoping to represent Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District for the next two years in Washington, D.C., will discuss issues important to the Tidewater Jewish community [...]

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October 3, 2014

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Tidewater Lions take a bite out of the Big Apple

It’s a Tidewater reunion! Claudia Dreyfus, Mindy Strelitz, Joyce Kramer, Rebecca Dreyfus, Amy Zelenka, Jodi Klebanoff, Laura Miller, Bonnie Brand, Martha Glasser and Cindy Kramer.

by Amy Zelenka, UJFT Women’s Campaign director On a very special Sunday in September, six women from the Tidewater Jewish community met on the eighth floor of the Marriot Marquis Hotel in Times Square. As they quietly greeted one another, the spaces around them began to fill with more than 1,400 powerful, beautiful, opinionated and [...]

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October 3, 2014

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Extraordinary Deeds abound during 2015 Annual Campaign Kick Off week

Helping the environment at Beach Garden Park.

by Laine Mednick Rutherford They thought it could work, but the diverse members of the 1st Annual Mitzvah Day VA organizing committee weren’t 100 percent sure that the community would show up to participate in five planned projects on Sunday, Sept. 21. The committee was comprised of representatives from almost all area synagogues and Jewish [...]

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October 3, 2014

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Shining a spotlight on Laura Miller’s international recognition

Laura Miller embraces BatGalim Shaer after giving away her Lion of Judah pin.

by Laine Mednick Rutherford Laura Miller is most comfortable working behind the scenes, changing lives in the Tidewater Jewish community, throughout the United States and around the world. She’d prefer to be out of the spotlight, but is aware that can’t always happen, as was the case last month at the Jewish Federations of North [...]

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