November 26, 2018

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A Weekend with Rick Recht | November 29 to December 2

Singer-Songwriter Rick Recht to perform community concerts in Tidewater Thursday, November 29–Sunday, December 2 A popular Jewish rock star, Rick Recht is also an educator and leadership motivator. During his visit to Tidewater’s Jewish community, Recht will bring his unique brand of high-energy, interactive Jewish rock music to multiple audiences at varied venues. Recht’s music [...]

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November 26, 2018

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The Jewish women who won midterm elections

(JTA)—The 2018 midterm elections were hailed as a victory for gender parity, as an unprecedented number of women won bids to serve in Congress. More than 100 women were elected to serve in the House of representatives and the Senate, according to final vote tallies and projections. The group includes 11 Jewish women—nine in the [...]

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November 26, 2018

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Women come together to celebrate a successful campaign

The Women’s Division of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater held its annual Lion Tikva Chai Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 1 to celebrate its newest milestone givers. And, there was a lot to celebrate. Headlining the event was author, lecturer, and performer Erin Mahone, whose one-woman show, It Runs in the Family, was based on the [...]

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November 26, 2018

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Challah Bake is as much about camaraderie as it’s about the bread

The Great Big Challah Bake was a huge success as more than 120 women got together to bake challah as part of the International Shabbos project. The event took place last month at the Sandler Family Campus. Along with the ingredients and supplies that were provided, instruction and guidance were offered by veteran challah bakers. [...]

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November 26, 2018

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Happy Hanukkah

For the past couple of months, I’ve been hearing, “Hanukkah is so early this year!” Yet, according to the Hebrew calendar, Hanukkah is showing up perfectly on time—on the 25th of Kislev. For those of us who live by the Gregorian calendar, however, the Festival of Lights begins at nightfall on Sunday, Dec. 2 with [...]

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November 26, 2018

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Beth Sholom Village celebrates residents’ art work, welcomes new Sensory Room for memory patients, raises funds for Alzheimer’s research, and hosts annual Mah Jongg event

Beth Sholom Village residents, staff, volunteers, and friends have been busy since Labor Day with a host of activities. In September, staff, family members and friends raised $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association through bake sales, pie throwing contests, potato and taco bars, as well as gift baskets for raffles and a silent auction. A wine [...]

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November 26, 2018

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Beyond Duty

Gordon Robertson, chief executive officer, The Christian Broadcasting Network; Betty Ann Levin, executive vice president, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater; Benjamin Krasna, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Israel; and Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for academic affairs of Regent University, at the opening of Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations. [...]

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