Archive | June, 2013

June 20, 2013

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Virginia Mann on her 100th birthday on May 31, 2013. She is the proud mother of Susan Levine and Robin Grandle. A party was held at Beth Sholom Village in the birthday girl’s honor.

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June 20, 2013

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Dr. Lawrence Levin, chief of cardiology at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, was recently honored in the New York Times Sunday edition. He was chosen one of the city’s “Super Doctors.” Levin is in private practice and is affiliated with New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is the husband of Dr. [...]

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June 20, 2013

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Vergie McCall on being named Beth Sholom Village Volunteer of the year. A dedicated volunteer at BSV for nine years, she leads two Torah study classes a month and has created a newly introduced program to BSV titled Women of the Torah. This new program will help reunite women to the sisterhood of Judaism. The [...]

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11th Biennial Educators’ Conference, “Why Care? Human Rights: Past, Present & Future”

June 20, 2013

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August 5–6 Educators throughout Tidewater are grasping the idea that Holocaust education can be an essential part of any classroom, and they’re increasingly turning to the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater for its reputation as a provider of top-shelf Holocaust educational offerings. Regular Holocaust resources include the What We Carry documentary [...]

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YAD at Tides

June 20, 2013

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Sunday, July 14—Tailgating Party: 4 pm; Tides Game: 6:05 pm Join the Young Adult Division (YAD) of the UJFT for an exciting afternoon at the ballpark! For the second year in a row, YAD is throwing a tailgating party and then heading to see the Tides take on the Charlotte Kings. $10/adult—Half of the proceeds [...]

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Briefly Noted: Summer Reading Especially for Baseball Fans

June 20, 2013

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Is This a Great Game, or What? Tim Kurkjian St. Martin’s Press, 2007 255 pages, $24.95 ISBN-10:0-312-36223-4 ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian autographed his book: “Hal, to a great Jewish Commander, and a lifelong Yankee fan.” For that alone one is compelled to recommend it, albeit its publication date was six years ago. But Tim has spent [...]

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JCC Annual Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament

June 20, 2013

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Tournament winners Dave Mellott, Mike Petit and Lud Presto.

The Simon Family JCC’s Third Annual Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament was an enormous success despite the inclement weather. Close to 100 golfers braved the elements to show their support of the JCC and its mission. The 2013 tournament surpassed all expectations, both in fundraising and participation. Thanks to the hard work of the solicitors and [...]

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Israeli counselor hopes to connect with JCC campers, staff, and community

June 20, 2013

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Not even in Virginia 24 hours, Camp JCC’s Shlicha says she admires how green Tidewater is and looks forward to exploring and meeting many new people. Noga Wigelman, from Even-Yehuda, Israel, can’t wait to share her country’s culture with campers, staff and everyone else she meets this summer. An emissary from Israel placed by the [...]

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Strelitz Preschool students learn what it means to repair the world

June 20, 2013

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Ben Goldberg and (parent) Ashley Lemke water the plants.

Learning the values of tikkun olam, repairing the world, the Strelitz Early Childhood Center students created projects that have an impact on the Sandler Family Campus, the Tidewater community, and to Israel. This “home grown” approach took place right in the campus backyard. Toward the end of the year, it was preschooler M.J. Lemke’s turn [...]

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Melton holds 11th graduation

June 20, 2013

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Top Row: Lisa Kline, Abby Friedman, Howard Taylor, and Judy Freedman; Second Row: Melissa Taylor, Heliene Siegel, and Debby Fink; Third Row: Susan Katz, Barbara Randall, and Arlene Owens; and Bottom Row: Sherry Lieberman and Ellen Waranch. Missing: Harriett Eluto.

When this year’s 13 Melton graduates received their certificates, they joined a group of 170 proud adults in the community who have completed the first two years of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. The students, who took weekly classes at the Simon Family JCC for 60 weeks over two years, celebrated their [...]

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