Archive | August, 2012

Community Relations Council presents R. James Woolsey, former director of the CIA

August 31, 2012

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R. James Woolsey

Monday, Sept. 10, 7 pm R. James Woolsey, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1993-95) and current chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will speak at the Sandler Family Campus at a program presented by the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. Woolsey will discuss his conviction that [...]

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Hebrew Academy of Tidewater Golf Tournament

August 31, 2012

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Tuesday, Sept. 11 The 24th annual event will take place at the prestigious Bayville Golf Club. The tournament is the school’s largest fundraising event. To play, volunteer or contribute as a sponsor or with a raffle prize, contact Rachel Abrams at abramsfamily@hotmail.com or Leslie Auerbach at andrew-leslie@verizon.net.

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Meet Virginia’s next U.S. Senator

August 31, 2012

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George Allen: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 12 pm Tim Kaine: Friday, Oct. 12, 12 pm The Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater will offer two opportunities to meet the next U.S. Senator from Virginia, taking over Senator Jim Webb’s seat. Former Governor George Allen and Former Governor Tim Kaine will each speak [...]

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Nefesh B’Nefesh representative to speak at Beth Chaverim

August 31, 2012

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Ari Schuchman, director of Overseas Programs for Nefesh B’Nefesh.

Sunday, Sept. 9, 11 am Making the transition from living in the United States to settling in Israel can seem daunting. Help is available, however, for those thinking about or planning to make Aliyah (immigrating to Israel). Ari Schuchman, director of Overseas Programs for Nefesh B’Nefesh will address the community on the impact of Olim [...]

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Dr. Doolittle Shabbat at Temple Emanuel

August 31, 2012

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Friday, Sept. 14, 5 pm Temple Emanuel Religious School is having a Dr. Doolittle Shabbat with services and dinner to kick off the new school year. It begins with pony rides and a petting zoo for all the children, then onto services, a childfriendly Shabbat dinner, and even a prayer over the animals. The cost [...]

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Sundays at the J for BBYO and BBYO Connect

August 31, 2012

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Begin: Sunday, Sept. 9 Back to school means back to BBYO. Children entering ninth through 12th grades are eligible to join. BBYO is the happening place to be on Sunday afternoons at the J. Teens participate in social action, Israel advocacy, community service, enjoy athletics, recreation and Judaic events. They meet other teens and make [...]

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Briefly Noted

August 31, 2012

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Giving is Not Just for the Very Rich A How-To Guide for Giving and Philanthropy Dr. Susan Aurelia Gitelson CreateSpace, North Charleston, SC, 2012 162 pages ISBN 10: 1468111043 I looked forward to reading a new work geared to philanthropic opportunities for the average donor. Instead Dr. Gitelson has given us a hodgepodge of information [...]

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Nothing hidden

August 31, 2012

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On Wings of Eagles The Secret Operation of the Ethiopian Exodus Micha Feldman Gefen, 2012 303 pages, $24.95(paper) ISBN 978-9652295699 Ever since the founding of the State of Israel the status and fate of the Beta Israel, the Ethiopian Jews, had been debated by the Israeli rabbinate. In their own country, Ethiopian Jews were called [...]

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Super Summer Shabbat is a success

August 31, 2012

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Splashing around before dinner.

The Young Adult Division of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the Children and Family department of the Simon Family JCC teamed up for an end-of-summer Shabbat celebration. On Friday, Aug. 17, more than 120 people gathered around the JCC Water Park for a splashin’ good time at an after-hours pool party just for Shabbat [...]

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Annual Summer Institute for Jewish educators August 15 and 16

August 31, 2012

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Brenda Kozak and Robin Sharon Wasserberg, director of Congregational Learning, Temple Beth El

Area Jewish educators met for two consecutive nights at the Simon Family JCC last month to share teaching techniques, methods, and ideas with colleagues under the direction of guest presenters. The Summer Institute, which began more than 20 years ago, is sponsored by United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and presented by the Simon Family JCC. [...]

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