Archive | February, 2013

History of Jewish Music

February 8, 2013

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Wednesday, March 13, 7 pm Ohef Sholom Temple’s Adult Education committee presents “The History of Jewish Music” with Cantor Wally. A look at the Bible shows that the most ancient descriptions of song originate with the Jews. From the ram caught in the thicket near Abraham (the music of the shofar), to Moses and Miriam [...]

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Share fun, food and learning at community Women’s Seder

February 8, 2013

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Sunday, March 17, 12–2 pm Preparing for Passover can be both intense and exhilarating for women. The to-do list fills with chores including; cleaning the house from top to bottom to rid it of chametz (leavened products), hauling out the special Passover china, ironing bubbe’s linen tablecloth, finding exciting Pesach recipes, planning a Seder, or [...]

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Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference at B’nai Israel

February 8, 2013

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Monday, Feb. 18, 7 pm Sometimes we don’t know what to think. Is Israel really a land of war, borders, politics, and falafel? With half a dozen siblings who have chosen to begin their married lives in Israel, I know that there is so much more. When I visit Israel I thank the soldiers, witness [...]

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Rabbi Gavriel Friedman

February 8, 2013

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Saturday, March 9, 8 pm Impressions—like it or not, you’re a role model with Rabbi Gavriel Friedman, is a “must see” for parents, young adults, and anyone interested in an entertaining and engaging evening with a positive message. Sponsored by United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, in cooperation with the Konifkoff Center of Learning, the evening’s [...]

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Esteemed educator leads discussion about everyday women who change lives

February 8, 2013

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Sunday, Feb. 17, 10–11:30 am Ask a woman about a great female role model, and she might answer Golda Meir, Eleanor Roosevelt, or Hillary Clinton. Ask her again, but this time make it more personal, as it pertains to how she thinks and feels, and the answer may be somewhat expected, such as, “my mother,” [...]

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Sesame Street characters to tell Purim story at Ohef Sholom

February 8, 2013

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Sunday, Feb. 24 10:30 am at Ohef Sholom, 3 pm at Beth Sholom Village Does Cookie Monster love triangular Hamentaschen as much as circular cookies? Is Oscar grouchy about the Jewish people when he dresses up as Haman? And, can Big Bird rule over ancient Persia? Find out at Ohef Sholom’s Purimshpiel. Starring members and [...]

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Torah Talk at Beth El

February 8, 2013

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Saturday morning Shabbat services at Congregation Beth El start at 9:30 am. For those who arrive 30 minutes earlier, they are treated to a stimulating and inspirational session of Torah Talk led by Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz. It’s a chance to nosh on cake, coffee and tea while doing in-depth Torah study and discussion of the [...]

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Rocky Horror comes to Temple Israel

February 8, 2013

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Saturday, Feb. 23, 7 pm Let’s do the time warp again…at Temple Israel’s “Rockin’ Hora Purimshpiel.” The Purim skit, accompanying Temple Israel’s Purim service and the reading of Megillat Esther, will be based on the classic movie musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but will be suitable for audiences of all ages. Temple Israel’s witty [...]

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BBYO teen organizes Bully event at the JCC

February 8, 2013

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Sunday, Feb. 24, 4 pm Although she has never been bullied, Arianna Gershon was moved by discussions at BBYO over the past year to spearhead an event at the Simon Family Jewish Community Center and make it her senior project at Norfolk Collegiate School. The Bully event is made possible through a grant from the [...]

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A Jewish book club with a difference

February 8, 2013

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A little known fact is that Old Dominion University (ODU) sponsors a Jewish book club. What makes this Jewish Writers’ Book Club unique is that it is often facilitated by ODU professors, focuses largely on writings by women authors, and at times meets with the authors. With a diverse group of eager readers and meetings [...]

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