Archive | January, 2013

Fifth Annual Latke-Hamantashn Invitational Debate

January 28, 2013

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Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30 pm Moderated by Eric Michael Mazur, Gloria & David Furman Professor of Judaic Studies Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College See leaders from the Tidewater Jewish community fight to settle this age-old question: “Which is better, the latke or the hamantashn?” Admission is free (but a canned good or donation for JFS [...]

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Save the Date 2nd Annual Tikkun Tidewater Community Recycling Event

January 28, 2013

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Sunday, April 14, 1–4 pm • Simon Family JCC parking lot No need to get out of the car. Drive through and your car will be unloaded! www.jewishva.org/recycle Items accepted for recycling: Cell phones, VCRs, PC towers/ desktops, circuit boards, keyboards, iPods/MP3 players, digital cameras, electronic notebooks/laptops, computer mice, cables/cords, eye glasses (No sunglasses), hearing [...]

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Mike Kantor: Giving back to the JCC through art

January 28, 2013

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Opening reception: Sunday, Feb. 10, 3–6 p.m. The Mike Kantor who worked in Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan after he graduated from college could hardly have pictured himself as an aspiring artist in his 60s. But that is how Kantor identifies himself these days, producing 40 pieces in the past 18 months, the proceeds of [...]

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Purim “Fun” raiser at Beth El

January 28, 2013

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Saturday, Feb. 23, 6:30 pm Be Happy! It’s Adar! Purim is coming with a busy night at Beth El. The Megillah reading and costume parade begins at 6:30 pm. A children’s program will take pace in Barr Hal with refreshments, a balloon artist and a magician after their costume contest,7–8 pm. At this time, there [...]

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AIPAC brunch at Ohef Sholom Temple explores the Changing Face of Pro-Israel Activism in America

January 28, 2013

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Sunday, Feb. 10, 11 am What does an African American, an evangelical Christian and a Jewish college student have in common? They are the featured speakers at this year’s AIPAC brunch at Ohef Sholom Temple. As in years past, the Ohef Sholom Temple Men’s Club, Sisterhood, Young Adult Community (YAC) and adult education committee will [...]

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Farideh Goldin to help you find your Esther

January 28, 2013

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Sunday, Feb. 17, 10–11:30 am With Purim approaching on Feb. 24, thoughts turn to the great heroine of the Tanakh, Queen Esther. Esther had the courage to use her position to save the Jewish people. Few people have the opportunity for such dramatic heroism today, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t modernday heroines. Jewish [...]

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Women’s Seder explores old and new Passover traditions

January 28, 2013

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Sunday, March 17, noon–2 pm Take three of the most enthusiastic, creative, involved, Jewish women in Tidewater. Ask them to plan a Passover Seder, open to all women in the community. Tell them they have two hours to share the story of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt, and challenge them with the task to plan [...]

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Jewish community expert to visit Tidewater

January 28, 2013

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Thursday, Feb. 7–Sunday, Feb. 9 Dr. Ron Wolfson, an expert in the field of synagogue and Jewish community transformation, will appear on four separate occasions in Norfolk and Virginia Beach to speak, teach and interact with the community. A professor of education at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, Wolfson is the co-founder of [...]

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Survivors remembered at encore screening of Holocaust documentary

January 28, 2013

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Dana Cohen and Kitty Saks, Holocaust survivors featured in the documentary, What We Carry.

The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater partnered with Congregation Beth Chaverim in Virginia Beach to host an encore presentation of the 63-minute documentary, What We Carry (in its entirety), on Jan. 6. Featuring the stories of local Holocaust survivors Dana Cohen, Kitty Saks, David Katz* and Hanns Loewenbach,* the documentary was [...]

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Film Festival’s opening night

January 28, 2013

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Joel and Emily Nied, Marcia Samuels and David Kamer.

The opening night of the 20th Anniversary of the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, presented by Alma* and Howard Laderberg, took place at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Jan. 19. Several speakers introduced the festival, including Scott Katz, Simon Family JCC director, who welcomed the crowd of nearly 400 to the [...]

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