Archive | May, 2013

Kempsville Conservative Synagogue and Temple Israel to celebrate “Bar Mitzvah Year” of programming partnership

May 17, 2013

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Friday, June 7 Members of Kempsville Conservative Synagogue and Temple Israel are not sure if anyone remembers exactly how their “programming partnership” began. They do remember that Sharon Grossman, then president of Temple Israel, and Alene Jo Kaufman, then president of Kempsville Conservative Synagogue/ Kehillat Bet Hamidrash enjoyed working together. They know that “KBH” wanted [...]

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Third Annual JCC Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament

May 17, 2013

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Monday, June 10 The Simon Family JCC’s Presidents’ Cup Tournament, which will take place this year at Heron Ridge Golf Club in Virginia Beach, has existed since the 1980s, but was renamed the Presidents’ Cup two years ago to honor past JCC presidents. The Golf Tournament raises funds to support JCC programs that help improve [...]

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Ohef Sholom Temple offers Learners’ Service

May 17, 2013

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Saturday, June 22, 10:30 am Have you ever felt lost in a Jewish Shabbat service? Wondered when to bow or what the Hebrew prayers mean? To help make sense of these customs and to offer insights into the service, Ohef Sholom Temple will offer a four-week series called Learners’ Service. Led by Kathryn Morton, Rabbi [...]

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Examining an evolving field

May 17, 2013

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Flourishing In the Later Years (Jewish Pastoral Insights On Senior Residential Care) by Rabbi James R. Michaels and Rabbi Cary Kozberg Mazo Publishers, 2012 297 pages This second edition—the first one was published in 2009—proves that Flourishing In the Later Years is a flourishing and welcome addition to the growing field of Jewish pastoral care, [...]

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Jewish Education Night celebrates teachers and Jewish learning in Tidewater

May 17, 2013

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The emphasis placed on Jewish learning in Tidewater was evident both in the number of people honored and the crowd that attended the Jewish Education Night ceremony on April 30. Professional, volunteer and youth educators were honored at the annual event, presented by the Simon Family Jewish Community Center, sponsored by the United Jewish Federation [...]

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David Krohn and Chuck Woodward entertained with song at JCC

May 17, 2013

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Alan Bartel, Marilyn Buxbaum, Delores Bartel, and Stuart Buxbaum.

For many who knew David Krohn as the boy who loved to sing with his father Rabbi/Cantor Philip Krohn* at Gomley Chesed Congregation, the man they heard at the Simon Family JCC on Saturday, May 11 was a delightful reminder. “David was always comfortable singing in front of a crowd, because he has done so [...]

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Beth El holds Genizah ceremony

May 17, 2013

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How do Jews dispose of materials containing the name of G-d? Shaimot (articles with G-d’s name) are kept in a safe, special place in the synagogue or community called a Genizah. Once a ‘critical mass’ of material accumulates, a grave is opened in a Jewish cemetery and the sifrei kodesh (holy books), parchments, tefillin that [...]

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Step Up Series culminates with Speak Up for Israel film at Beth El

May 17, 2013

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Megan Zuckerman and Kim Zwifler.

When speaking up for Israel, remember the ABCs: Answering the claim, Bridging to give perspective, and Closing, with YOUR message. These and other techniques for effectively educating others about Israel were included onscreen and reinforced on a handout given to audience members at the final film in the five-part Step Up For Israel series. Presented [...]

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Virginia Beach Law Day examines Jewish lawyers in Nazi Germany

May 17, 2013

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The Holocaust Commission and the Business and Legal Society of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater were partners in the reception and presentation of the profound and illuminating exhibit “Lawyers without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich” as part of Virginia Beach Law Day on May 2. A presentation, Eroding and Restoring [...]

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Ohef Sholom—Mitzvah Day 2013

May 17, 2013

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From packaging soup kits to making hospital bears, “Mitzvah in Motion” had the congregation at Ohef Sholom Temple abuzz with outreach activities throughout the morning of Sunday, April 21. Two hundred and fifteen Religious School students, from pre-K through Confirmation, along with adult members and friends joined together to raise awareness and funds for the [...]

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