Archive | March, 2014

Israel is IT this year! Annual Israel Fest

March 21, 2014

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Sunday, May 18, 11 am–5 pm, Simon Family JCC What does an updated Israel Fest at the Simon Family JCC look and feel like? Find out when the JCC comes alive under tents displaying Israel’s technological innovations and foods unrivaled by former festivals. Paul Terkeltaub traveled to Israel on a men’s mission led by Steve [...]

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The Israel Philharmonic to perform at the Sandler Center

March 21, 2014

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Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 pm pre-concert conversation, 6:30 pm The Simon Family JCC, in partnership with Virginia Arts Festival, will present the acclaimed Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the Sandler Center as part of the JCC’s Celebrate Israel series presented by Charles Barker Automotive. New York Times music critic Bernard Holland says of the Israel Philharmonic [...]

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Recipes for good eating

March 21, 2014

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Cook in Israel: Home Cooking Inspiration Orly Ziv 245 Pages, Hardcover $35, ISBN: 978-9659207107 Readers will doubtless recall the featured revue of Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s gorgeous Jerusalem, A Cookbook. The Mediterranean menu, with its de-emphasis of meat and fats, has been gaining in popularity with Jewish and non-Jewish home cooks and professional chefs. [...]

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UVa’s Birthright trip exceeds expectations

March 21, 2014

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Clara Griff, Alexis Greenberg, Hannah Neukrug, Ana Turenkov, Ben Walzer, Paulina Mirovski, Gabrielle Soussan, and Erica Perlman.

Before going to Israel, I expected to visit historical and religious sights, make some new friends, and eat a lot of hummus. Though these things all ended up being true, I got a lot more from my trip than I anticipated. Not only did I experience a different culture, but I also learned from it. [...]

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Danuta Epstein presents Global Studies senior project

March 21, 2014

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High school senior Danuta Epstein welcomed an interested audience to “her” synagogue, Kempsville Conservative Synagogue/Kehillat Bet Hamdrash on Sunday, Feb. 23, to present her senior project for the Global Studies World Language Academy located in Tallwood High School. Her topic? Similarities, Differences, and Views of Terror of the three Abrahamic Faiths. Her technique? Danuta moderated [...]

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JFS Special Needs program enjoys a Night Out at Café M

March 21, 2014

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Jewish Family Service’s Chaverim and Simcha groups offer social, recreation and religious programs for local Jewish adults with various physical, emotional and/or developmental disabilities. Each of these groups meets monthly and provides members with an opportunity to connect with other members of the Tidewater Jewish community, enrich their friendships and further develop their Jewish identity. [...]

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Temple Israel hosts Disability Awareness Shabbat

March 21, 2014

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Temple Israel’s second annual Disability Awareness Shabbat took place on Saturday, March 1 with Colleen Miller, executive director of disAbility Law Center of Virginia, as the featured speaker. The center serves as a non-profit law firm for addressing issues that affect people with disabilities. Miller addressed a variety of topics including the importance of changing [...]

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HAT second graders receive Chumash during traditional presentation

March 21, 2014

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Hebrew Academy of Tidewater’s second graders recently received their Chumashim. The annual tradition celebrates everything students have learned so far about the Hebrew language and Judaic studies. Few things make parents more proud than seeing their child beam with excitement on stage while singing, speaking and understanding another language at such a young age. During [...]

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Celebrating an Evening of the Arts

March 21, 2014

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Art plays a critical role in developing a child’s creativity, discovery and learning processes. A form of expression, art gives students the opportunity to take risks, experience beauty on many different levels and share something personal about themselves. Each year, Hebrew Academy of Tidewater celebrates creativity with an Evening of the Arts, showcasing the musical, [...]

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Tallwood High School students share their impressions on Israel

March 21, 2014

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Back row: Andrew Clark, Gregory Falls, Kathleen Laroue (teacher), Halina Gregg, and Bria Reel; Front row: Kaitlyn Gallagher, Marialle Balingit, Franchesca Virtucio, Isela Vazquez, and Zoe Hollander. Photo by Robin Mancoll.

Student Youth Ambassadors enrolled in the Global Studies & World Languages Academy at Tallwood High School who participated in an exchange program organized by the America Israel Friendship League, shared stories of their experiences on Thursday, March 6 at the Sandler Family Campus. Almost 50 people heard from the students and left feeling great about [...]

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