Archive | December, 2012

Tracing the history of European anti-Semitism presentation at Ohef Sholom

December 21, 2012

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Sunday, Jan. 20, 11 am The adult education committee at Ohef Sholom Temple presents Marty Mandelberg speaking on “Why the Jews,” a session that will trace the history of European anti-Semitism that enabled the Holocaust to occur. Exploring publications, events, propaganda and trends such as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and the influences [...]

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A DATE WITH THE STATE

December 21, 2012

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Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day is Tuesday, Jan. 22 Program begins at 11 am in Richmond Bus departs from Simon Family JCC at 8:45 am Preparations for Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day, or “Date with the State,” when Jews from throughout the Commonwealth descend on the Virginia General Assembly to lobby legislators on issues important to Jewish [...]

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Step Up for Israel Get Educated. Get Empowered. Make a Difference.

December 21, 2012

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Constantly in the public view, there is much more to Israel than meets the eye. To spread the word about the lesser-known details, the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is taking JerusalemOnlineU on the road with five different films and discussions at five area synagogues. The community is invited to [...]

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Encore screening of What We Carry holocaust documentary

December 21, 2012

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Sunday, Jan. 6, 3 pm A standing-room-only crowd of more than 800 packed the Tidewater Community College’s Roper Theater in downtown Norfolk last March to attend the premiere of the documentary, What We Carry. Featuring the memories, insights and inspirational messages of four local Holocaust survivors, the professionally produced film profoundly touched those who saw [...]

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Marco Grimaldo visits area pre-legislative session

December 21, 2012

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Sunday, Jan. 13, 10:30 am The Community Relations Council organizes the Tidewater community each year to prepare for the “Date with a State,” when representatives from Jewish communities across Virginia descend on Richmond to lobby for issues considered pertinent to Jewish interests. This year’s trip will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 22. When the legislature [...]

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YAD celebrates Chanukah with a Sushi-Sake-Latke party

December 21, 2012

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Meir Price, Basi Price, Ziggy Stein, Josh Berman, and Mara Bamberger.

An Asian fusion twist on a traditional Chanukah party, Sushi-Sake-Latke was the Young Adult Division of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s biggest event of the year. Held on Saturday, Dec. 1 in the Cardo on the Sandler Family Campus, more than 180 people attended. Specialty latkes, sushi and plenty of sake were served in a [...]

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Community trip to Holocaust Museum

December 21, 2012

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Holocaust Commission members have been talking for years about taking a trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. One was finally set up for Oct. 30. Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, those looking forward to the trip would have to wait a little longer. But the five-week delay did nothing to dampen [...]

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Film Festival looks back over 20 years

December 21, 2012

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View the full film schedule here The Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, which will celebrate its 20th consecutive year as a major cultural event in this community Jan. 19–27, was a feat for a community this size when it began in 1993. Twenty years ago, Marty Trachtenberg, JCC director, and a film aficionado, learned that [...]

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Learning Fest reinvigorates Romanian Jews

December 21, 2012

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Over the past 20 years, Romania’s Jewish community has been completely transformed. “For us, Jewish life is really integrated with modern life,” says Luciana Friedmann, president of the Jewish community of Timisoara, Romania. “Two hundred and forty people singing Jewish songs like Kol Ha’Olam Kulo—an iconic song of Jewish courage—sounds very different from only 50 [...]

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“Tour De Mensch” bike event recognizes Jewish Service members

December 21, 2012

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Beth El members Craig and Joanna Schranz wanted to create an event that got people outside to raise awareness for a good cause. And so, with Congregation Beth El Men’s Club and the Mitzvah in Motion group, Tour De Mensch was born. Held on Nov. 4 to recognize the long history of Jewish service in [...]

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