Archive | January, 2014

Women’s Heart Health at Ohef Sholom

January 24, 2014

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Sunday, Feb. 2, 11 am In honor of February’s Heart Health month, Ohef Sholom Temple presents: Women’s Heart Health. Margarita Simon, a nurse practitioner with more than 30 years of cardiology experience, and Susan Kaplan, a cardiac researcher and nurse educator at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, will present a program on women and heart [...]

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Maimonides Society hosts award-winning journalist

January 24, 2014

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Tuesday, Feb. 4, 7 pm Uriel Heilman, an award-winning journalist and managing editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, will speak at a United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Maimonides Society event. The Maimonides Society is comprised of Jewish healthcare professionals dedicated to educational, social, and philanthropic activities that focus on the betterment of Jews in need [...]

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Avi Liberman, stand-up comedian at the J

January 24, 2014

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Saturday, Feb. 15, 8 pm Laugh the winter blues away at the Simon Family JCC during a comedic evening with Avi Liberman. This is the first of two Performing Arts at the J, presented by Leah Wohl* events this winter. A favorite in comedy clubs from Los Angeles to New York, Liberman was born in [...]

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Men’s Club Shabbat at OST explores art confiscated by the Nazis

January 24, 2014

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Friday, February 21, 7:30 pm Ohef Sholom Temple will celebrate its annual Men’s Club Shabbat with members of the Men’s Club leading the service. Jefferson C. Harrison, chief curator of the Chrysler Museum of Art, whose topic is “Nazi-Era Provenance Research and the Chrysler Collection,” is the featured speaker. Locating works of art confiscated by [...]

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Free film documents the Israel Philharmonic’s dramatic beginning

January 24, 2014

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Orchestra of Exiles, documentary Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7 pm • Sandler Family Campus, Free and open to the community In anticipation of the Virginia Arts Festival performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra on April 2 in Virginia Beach, the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater has scheduled a screening of Orchestra [...]

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Calling all bakers and cookie makers Third annual baking event for the troops

January 24, 2014

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Sunday, March 2, 11 am–3 pm For the third time, Operation Hamantashen, a joint venture of the UJFT Young Adult Division and the JCC Children and Family Department, will take place at the Sandler Family Campus. In 2012, more than 100 bakers and helpers of all ages convened in the cafeteria of the Simon Family [...]

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Israeli soldiers to speak to Tidewater teens

January 24, 2014

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Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 pm at Bite Restaurant, Norfolk One of the more striking sights in Israel: teenagers, the blush of youth evident in their unlined faces and in their energetic gait, dressed not in jeans and t-shirts but in head-to-toe standard issue Israel Defense Forces uniforms, bearing lethal weapons slung on a strap across [...]

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Gil Troy, Zionism in Israel Today

January 24, 2014

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Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7 pm The Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater had astute foresight in inviting Gil Troy to be the second speaker in this year’s Israel Today Forum. While the organization had no way of knowing that Troy would create a grass-roots, social media-driven “Troycott” (in response to a [...]

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Getting to know you: Advocating for Jewish community in Richmond

January 24, 2014

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Date with the State 2013

Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day at the Richmond General Assembly Wednesday, Feb. 5, 8:45 am–6 pm The Tidewater area has new General Assembly leaders representing it in Richmond this year, in addition to a new Virginia Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. Members of the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater feel [...]

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ChavuRAH!

January 24, 2014

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A group of Ohef Sholom parents and children came together on Sunday, Jan. 12 to celebrate the holiday of Tu B’shevat, the New Year for the Trees. While not planting trees, planting was the theme of the day. Master Carpenter Jim Douglass made a beautiful planter for the temple’s outside atrium, and the kids readily [...]

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