Archive | May, 2012

Students get help from Federation gifts

May 25, 2012

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Students at the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater are fortunate to have some of the most modern, technologicallyforward learning tools in their classrooms. Some of the hi-tech tools come via the use of Interactive White Boards, commonly known as smart boards, which allow teachers to engage their classes in lessons while connected to the internet, or [...]

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Nominate a Jewish Community Hero

May 25, 2012

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The next time you’re out in the Jewish community, look to your left, look to your right; look at yourself. Chances are you’ll see a Jewish Community Hero. The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater wants to recognize these heroes, sharing the passion and dedication they have to helping others and to tikkun olam (repairing the [...]

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Bill Nusbaum honored at Ohef Sholom with Kaufmann award

May 25, 2012

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Ohef Sholom Temple’s Men’s Club presented William L. Nusbaum with its prestigious Henry B. Kaufmann Award for Service to the temple and the community on Sunday, May 6. Emceed by the Honorable Lou Sherman, several speakers took the podium to praise Nusbaum’s accomplishments on behalf of the Temple and the wider community. In addition to [...]

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Dr. Jason K. Wagner: Making time for “doing Jewish”

May 25, 2012

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Jason Wagner, MD, 27, lights up when he talks about his ketubah that he and his wife Shauna signed at their wedding on Nov. 12, 2011. “It was so cool to explore ketuba.com on the internet and design our own document. We chose the graphics and also the wording.” It came as no surprise to [...]

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Ohef Sholom Temple and Temple Sinai join together

May 25, 2012

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Two congregations will soon officially be one. On Sunday, June 3, Temple Sinai of Portsmouth and Ohef Sholom Temple of Norfolk will come together as one congregational family. The day will begin with a ceremony at Temple Sinai, where Rabbi Arthur Steinberg will speak about the past and the door now opening into a new [...]

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Jewish Education Night, 2012

May 25, 2012

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Jewish learning—its teachers and administrators of all the community Jewish schools were honored at this year’s Jewish Education Night on May 14 at the Simon Family JCC. Many awards and recognitions were given to deserving teachers and youth. Annabel Sacks, chair of the United Jewish Federation Education Council, opened the evening with welcoming remarks. She [...]

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Women’s Cabinet Spring Luncheon welcomes and inspires

May 25, 2012

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Sitting in the sunlit great room of Cindy Kramer’s Virginia Beach home, members and guests at the Women’s Cabinet Installation Luncheon were served a healthy meal peppered with introductions, information and conversation. The annual meeting, held this year on May 10, gave new members of the Women’s Cabinet of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater [...]

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The seventy faces of the Torah

May 25, 2012

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This past weekend, the Jewish world celebrated the least known of the Shelosh Regalim, the three pilgrimage festivals; the festival of Shavuot. Pesach is well-known because of the elaborate set of home rituals called a seder. And most Jews have at least some familiarity with Sukkot because of the temporary booths in which we eat [...]

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Arno Lustiger, 88, historian and Holocaust survivor

May 25, 2012

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Arno Lustiger, a Holocaust survivor and historian who put a spotlight on Jewish resistance against the Nazis, died May 15 in Frankfurt, Germany, at 88. Lustiger’s “greatest contribution for all time” was in “rescuing from oblivion the story of Jewish resistance in the Shoah,” said Dieter Graumann, head of the Central Council of Jews in [...]

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Tamara Brooks, 70, choral conductor and wife of Theodore Bikel

May 25, 2012

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Tamara Brooks, a noted choral conductor, and the wife and musical partner of singeractor Theodore Bikel, died May 19 at 70. Brooks, a Juilliard-trained pianist and conductor, had a distinguished career as a conductor and educator who performed around the world. She was director of choral activities at the New England Conservatory from 1982 to [...]

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