Archive | July, 2013

Bringing Israel Home

July 12, 2013

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Sunday, August 11, 5 pm After years of successful Sababa Sunday and Bringing Israel Home programs, a group of Jewish college students from Tidewater thought something needed to be added to the pro-Israel advocacy of the community. Comprised of Melissa Eichelbaum, Sam Sacks, Eric Smith, Rachel Gross, Jacob Levy, Ross Glasser, and Marissa Simon, the [...]

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Author, educator to answer “Why Care?” at Holocaust Conference

July 12, 2013

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Aug. 5-6 In his 2006 book Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, co-author Jud Newborn explores the actions of a group of college students in Nazi Germany who protested against the human and civil rights violations they saw occurring in their country. Despite certain death—and indeed, Sophie and fellow members of the underground White Rose [...]

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Attention all adult shoppers: Simon Family JCC plans day trip

July 12, 2013

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Tuesday, August 20, 8 am A caravan of Simon JCC “Day Trippers” is headed to Petersburg and Richmond. Open to adults of any age, the first stop of the day will be at the Virginia Diner for breakfast and shopping. The bus will then travel to Old Towne Petersburg, an area steeped in history, culture, [...]

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Event at Naro Expanded Cinema features panel of rabbis and introduces JCC Virginia Festival of Jewish Film 2014

July 12, 2013

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Sunday, July 28, 7 pm Area rabbis promise a lively discussion following the showing of a critically acclaimed film at the Naro Expanded Cinema. They will discuss, Fill the Void, an award-winning Israeli drama about a naive 18-year-old girl in an ultra-orthodox Hasidic community who dreams of finding the perfect match in an arranged marriage. [...]

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Wonderful Wednesdays at JMCC of Portsmouth

July 12, 2013

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Wednesday, July 24, 7:30 pm Wednesday, August 7, 7:30 pm The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center will present the second program of the Summer Music Series, “Summer Serenade” featuring members of the Virginia Chorale accompanied by Charles Woodward, artistic director on Wednesday, July 24. The program will include classic favorites, contemporary compositions and international folksongs. [...]

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Generating more positive campus discourse on Israel at Bringing Israel Home event

July 12, 2013

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Sunday, August 11 As it does every year, Gallup released its findings earlier this spring regarding American sympathies towards Israelis and Palestinians. Historically, support for Israelis has been stronger than support for Palestinians, so this year’s results shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone who follows these data. Americans, by a margin of 64 to [...]

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JFS names Volunteer of the Year

July 12, 2013

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The Max Japha Volunteer of the Year award is presented annually by Jewish Family Service of Tidewater to honor an outstanding volunteer for his or her commitment to JFS. This year’s award was presented to Rita Brannan at the JFS Volunteer Appreciation Lunch last month. Brannan has called Tidewater home her entire life and considers [...]

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July 12, 2013

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JFS recognizes and honors employees for longevity ‘Kind, caring and extremely efficient.’ That’s how one patient recently described Sharon Williams, JFS home health aide, and one of the many reasons she was selected as the JFS Home Health Aide of the Year for 2013. Williams received her award at JFS’ annual Employee Appreciation Dinner on [...]

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Dinar Yusufov: Stein Family College Scholarship recipient

July 12, 2013

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Dinar Yusufov

On behalf of the Stein family, the Tidewater Jewish Foundation recently announced that Dinar Yusufov of Chesapeake is the 2013–2014 recipient of the Stein Family College Scholarship. She is the fifth recipient of this award established in memory of Arlene Stein. A recent graduate of Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach, Yusufov says she enjoyed [...]

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Simon Family JCC extends hours and days of operation

July 12, 2013

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For several years the Simon Family JCC has received requests not to close for so many Jewish holidays and to expand its Shabbat hours. The growth in the Kids Connection program and the Infant Care Center meant the closings had an even greater impact on the ability to serve working parents. Based on feedback from [...]

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