Archive | April, 2014

Business & Legal Society hits one out of the park with upcoming event

April 18, 2014

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Tuesday, May 27, 5:30 pm at Harbor Park The Business & Legal Society of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is holding its final event of the year at a quintessential American venue—the ballpark. Scoring Big: Bringing the Pros to Hampton Roads includes a discussion with two influential sports business professionals, opportunities for networking, dinner [...]

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Israel Poster contest features flying cars, two flush system, bone glue, and more

April 18, 2014

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The Community Relations Council invited first through 12th graders of Tidewater to participate in an Israel Poster Contest in February. Students were asked to illustrate a cool fact about Israel in a hand-made, 8.5” x 11” poster. More than 100 entries were on display in the Simon Family JCC Cardo on the Sandler Family Campus [...]

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On the Run/To or From… An inquiry into the creative life of Lorraine Fink

April 18, 2014

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After raising five children and seeing them off to college, many might decide that it is time to relax, smooze and play a little mahjong. But, not Lorraine Fink. Instead, Fink was just beginning to create. For more than four decades, nothing has been able to hold back her creative life force. Painting, printmaking, collage, [...]

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A personal account of Beth El’s trip to Israel

April 18, 2014

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Congregation Beth El’s Israel trip participants.

Empty nester…. Sounds so “empty” and negative-right? Wrong. My wife, Jody and I finally reached that stage of life this fall when our second daughter flew the coop and went off to college. It was sad for us, but we found ourselves able to make our first, long talked about, but never taken adventure to [...]

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Positive feedback abounds after Tidewater Together community weekend

April 18, 2014

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Intrigued by the concept of exploring the community’s Jewish future, Rear Adm. Janet Donovan and her husband Dan chose to attend the Tidewater Together discussion held on March 21 during the Friday night Shabbat service at Ohef Sholom Temple. More than 300 people attended the service. It featured Tidewater Together’s Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Brad Artson, discussing [...]

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Students impress at Hebrew Academy’s Annual Science Fair

April 18, 2014

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March 25 marked Hebrew Academy’s Annual fourth and fifth grade Science Fair. Sixteen students proudly presented their projects in a packed cafeteria filled with parents, grandparents, faculty and students. Also in attendance were NASA scientists and contest judges, Drs. Chris Wohl and Yi Lin. Tanya Conley, HAT science teacher, mentored students over the past few [...]

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Olympic Games spark a Mitzvah-lympics at HAT and the Strelitz preschool

April 18, 2014

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Strelitz preschool four-year-olds show off their Shabbat dinner donations, along with teacher Elyssa Brinn and assistant Jacquie Lam.

At Hebrew Academy and the Strelitz Early Childhood Center preschool, the Sochi Olympics sparked a unique twist on performing acts of kindness. After all, what is better than inspiring others to practice kindness and pass it on? Carlyn Goldstein, third grade teacher and HAT alum, designed a special bulletin board of the five gold Olympic [...]

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Celebrating 10 years of the Week of Healthy Living

April 18, 2014

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Ten years ago, Jewish Family Service’s board of directors and leaders wanted a way to give back to the community while at the same time, raise funds for the agency. “The Week of Healthy Living was created to not only hold a fundraising event that would bring together our entire community, but also so that [...]

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Community partners ensure future of Israel Today Forum

April 18, 2014

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On May 1, the final presentation in the 2013–2014 Israel Today forum will take place as Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy discusses Geopolitics. The two presenters preceding Satloff in the well-respected speaker series were Ishmael Khaldi, the first Bedouin appointed as an Israeli diplomat, who spoke in December [...]

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You Shall be Holy…

April 18, 2014

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What does it mean to be holy? What does it mean to be a people that stand for something and represent greatness? What does it mean to be instructed by G-d to be a “Holy nation?” In this week’s Torah portion, Kedoshim, we are instructed to be exactly that. G-d speaks to Moshe and tells [...]

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