January 16, 2017

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United Jewish Federation of Tidewater condemns U.S. failure to veto Security Council Resolution

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater condemns, without reservation, the decision of the Obama administration not to use its veto power in the U.N. Security Council to defeat a resolution criticizing Israeli settlements. The measure is clearly a blow, despite claims to the contrary by the Obama Administration, to the chances for peace and, undeservedly, [...]

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January 16, 2017

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24th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

With the 24th season of the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film briskly underway, national and international movies, including documentaries and full feature dramas created by award winning Jewish writers and filmmakers, are being shown at multiple locales around Tidewater. Guest speakers accompany some films. Monday, January 16, 7 pm, Naro Expanded Cinema Mal Vincent, esteemed [...]

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January 16, 2017

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Third Hanukkah party in Executive Mansion’s history hosted by Governor McAuliffe

Jewish community leaders, clergy, elected officials and professionals from across the Commonwealth gathered on December 14 at the Executive Mansion for an early Hanukkah celebration. Only the third such party held at the Mansion, Governor Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy welcomed guests to their home on Capitol Square. Designed by Alexander Parris, the Executive [...]

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January 16, 2017

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Amy Brooke honored by BINA; school celebrates 10 years

BINA High School celebrated its 10-year anniversary honoring Amy Brooke on Dec. 9 and 10. Many alumni returned to Norfolk to be a part of the celebration, travelling from New York, New Jersey, and Maryland—several with young families—to catch up with their old community and to give current students some words of wisdom. Although more [...]

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January 16, 2017

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Investing in the future of Tidewater’s Jewish community

It‘s never too early to think about how to leave your mark on the community and how you want to be remembered. Each year by using disposable income charitably, people make an imprint on the Tidewater Jewish community. That choice is an investment—whether it is making an annual investment in synagogues or day schools or [...]

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January 16, 2017

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What Draws You… to volunteer, to give, to care?

Community-wide fundraising phone-a-thon Sunday, January 22, 9 am–1 pm Reba & Sam Sandler Family Campus Asking questions is one of the most time-honored traditions of Judaism, and the young adults organizing this year’s Super Sunday community-wide phone-a-thon have a pressing one they’d like answered: “What draws you?” The question has been a driving force behind [...]

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