Archive | October, 2012

Community Relations Council offers two opportunities to hear from International Christian organizations working to support Israel

October 18, 2012

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Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 4 Promoting understanding and building relationships between the Jewish community and other faith communities, is the mission of the outreach committee of the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. “Any time people, who might have different and conflicting views, can sit together and learn and [...]

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Senior associate for Israel and Middle East Affairs visits Tidewater

October 18, 2012

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Thursday, Nov. 8, 12:30 pm Join the Community Relations Council for a Learn@Lunch program with David Cohen, the senior associate for Israel and Middle East Affairs at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia as he talks about current events relating to Israel and the Middle East. Cohen has spent more than 15 years as a [...]

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B’nai Israel’s 2nd Annual Comedy Night

October 18, 2012

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Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 pm Some of Hampton Roads’ best local comedians will be featured at B’nai Israel’s 2nd Annual Comedy Night: Mike Easmeil, Jim Seward, Vince Pilato, Dwayne Murphy, Jr., Tim “The Big 44” Loulies and Sid Bridge. The evening will feature clean comedy and great food. A local veteran of stand-up comedy, Mike [...]

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Why Do THEY Do That? A series of understanding

October 18, 2012

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Begins Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 pm The Jewish Museum & Cultural Center is presenting an exciting new series to discuss the differences in religious cultures, yet how many rituals are derived from the same ideas. The series takes place on the second Sunday of each month with a discussion on the differences and similarities of [...]

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Maimonides Society learns about cross border disaster preparedness training

October 18, 2012

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Dr. Lior Nesher, former head of the department of emergency medicine at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, spoke to the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Maimonides Society at the Sandler Family Campus last month. The event was sponsored by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) Washington/Baltimore Region and UJFT’s Maimonides Society. The guests [...]

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Sunday Schools’ outing to Federation provides living history lesson

October 18, 2012

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The number of hands thrust into the air at the end of Maly Jackson’s presentation about her childhood escape from Ethiopia was testimony to the power of her story. A dozen of the Sunday School students visiting the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater wanted to ask Jackson questions, to find out more about her dangerous [...]

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A dozen authors, thousands of books at The Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Jewish Book Festival

October 18, 2012

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Sunday, Nov. 4–Sunday, Nov. 18 The Cardo area of the Sandler Family Campus will be filled with books of all shapes and sizes next month when the Simon Family JCC presents The Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival 2012. In conjunction with its partner, Barnes and Noble, the JCC will have thousands of [...]

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Meet the Candidate Series brings politicians to the Jewish community

October 18, 2012

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Tim Kaine

Local voters have had two opportunities this month to rely on more than sound bites to inform their decision on Election Day, and to let politicians know the Tidewater Jewish community cares about its organizations, Israel and domestic policies. Through its Meet the Candidate series, the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of [...]

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Road Scholars

October 18, 2012

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Annabel and Hal Sacks

That’s R-O-A-D not RHODE. It used to be “Elderhostel” programs, but apparently the connotation of “Elder” was a put-off to people under 90. So, it became “Road Scholar” programs—all over the country; all over the world—and in Baltimore. For us, it started with a call from my cousin in New York who reported that she [...]

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From Ethiopia to Tidewater— a conversation with Max Sandler

October 18, 2012

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Max Sandler

Reaching Max Sandler for a chat can be tough these days. Telephone service and Internet reception are unreliable near Gondar, Ethiopia where the Norfolk Academy and College of Charleston graduate is currently living and working. For that matter, so are other things many in Tidewater would consider necessities, such as running water and electricity. Sandler, [...]

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