Archive | July, 2012

Shamir remembered for saying little, standing strong

July 12, 2012

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—When Yitzhak Shamir was Israel’s prime minister, he liked to point American visitors to a gift he received when he retired as director of the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service. It was a depiction of the famed three monkeys: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. “He didn’t say anything,” recalls Dov Zakheim, [...]

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July 12, 2012

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Dr. Sharon Weinstein for winning a Peoples Choice Award. Her mixed media painting, “The Elephant in the Room,” won a place in the People’s Choice Exhibit which is open until July 23, as part of the Senior ArtFest 2012 at the Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center.

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July 12, 2012

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Joan Miller for being conferred the title of director emeritus of the Virginia Opera.

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July 12, 2012

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Peter Mark, artistic director and conductor, Lyric Opera Virginia and founding general and artistic director of Virginia Opera, for being named artistic director emeritus of Virginia Opera.

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Bringing Israel Home — An event just for college students

July 12, 2012

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Eleven Jewish college students from Tidewater gathered on Thursday, June 14 to embark on their next adventure of pro-Israel advocacy. After sharing personal stories of anti- Israel sentiment on their campuses, as well as on a national level, the group decided “to step up the education” for students from Tidewater before they return to school [...]

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Club 50

July 12, 2012

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August 5, 12pm Brith Sholom luncheon honors those married 50 years and more. No charge for celebrants. If not married 50 years, $15 per person. Reserve by July 30. A check is a receipt. Entertainment follows lunch. 461-1150.

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Off the Shelf Story Time at Temple Emanuel with Donna Grant

July 12, 2012

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Friday, July 20, 1 pm Monday, August 20, 10 am Temple Emanuel continues its monthly story times for children age three to eight. Does warm, fresh challah for Shabbat dinner sound great? Then attend the 2nd Annual Challah Making story time on Friday, July 20. While the challah bakes, a funny story about making too [...]

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Norfolk Summer Play Fest brings taste of Old Norfolk with Jean Klein’s Refraction of Light

July 12, 2012

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The second annual Norfolk Summer Play Festival showcases local talent, and at times, local history. Playwright Jean Klein’s Refraction of Light is about the Berkley neighborhood 1938 to 1978, where, according to Klein, Berkley was a mix of African American, Jewish, and Southern whites where race and ethnicity was never an issue. Instead, it was [...]

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Dora Marshall Mullins with Stephan Dulcie

July 12, 2012

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Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 pm Locally acclaimed artist, Dora Marshall Mullins recently celebrated 60 years as a performer and teacher of the violin. Accompanied by Stefan Dulcie on the piano, they plan an entertaining performance for the Wonderful Wednesdays at Jewish Museum & Cultural Center series. Mullins, a Tidewater native, began her violin studies with [...]

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Dove on a Barbed Wire

July 12, 2012

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Published in Israel in Hebrew by Yad Vashem in 2007, and now in an attractive and improved English format, this compelling account is bound to acquire an honored place in the vast literature of Holocaust memoirs. The story is a family drama of the author Deborah Steiner van-Rooyen and the book’s heroic protagonist, Yonah Steiner. [...]

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