Archive | June, 2014

Summer Youth Basketball Camp

June 27, 2014

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Ages 6-15 Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 15 9 am–5 pm, JCC Jaffe Gym This week-long basketball camp for girls and boys offers group and individual instruction with the experienced instructors of Family First Basketball Association, including former minor league pro player Delshay Lewis and UVa alumnus 6′ 8″ Jason Clark, the Cavaliers’ fifth [...]

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Hunger Feast: Tidewater tackles hunger through Tikkun Olam

June 27, 2014

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Wednesday, August 6, 6 pm, Simon Family JCC Not far from my Philadelphia apartment, 10-year-old Marcus Gaines, Jr. has to balance school, friends, and the priorities of any other child. Nothing may seem very different for Marcus from many of our childhoods—at least, at first glance. But for Marcus and many of his classmates in [...]

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Two area students reflect on Birthright Israel

June 27, 2014

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Memories for a lifetime by Sam Sacks, Virginia Tech, class of 2014 It is incredible what one can experience during 10 days in Israel. Earlier this year, thanks to Birthright and Hillel at Virginia Tech, we were given the opportunity to witness the Land of Israel. Of course, we remember all the fun times (swimming [...]

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Hap Unger’s rug goes to HAT

June 27, 2014

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There are many people who have walked through the halls at Hebrew Academy of Tidewater, wherever it has been located. Some are more memorable than others, but few made as “big” a mark on the school as Harold (Hap) Unger. I first met Hap when his daughter Jennifer started in our program for two-yearolds at [...]

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Jewish Family Service: 62nd Biennial Meeting

June 27, 2014

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Past president Amy Levy with Lawrence Steingold.

On Monday June 9, JFS held its Biennial Meeting to install the new board president and officers. Dr. Marcia Samuels, outgoing president, welcomed Lawrence Steingold, who will serve as president for the 2014-2016 term. The other members of the executive committee are: Jeff Cooper, 1st vice president/treasurer Ellen Rosenblum, 2nd vice president Patti Wainger, secretary [...]

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The sun sets on Torah on Tap

June 27, 2014

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On Wednesday, June 18, the last Torah on Tap of the season took place at the home of Marcy and Paul Terkeltaub. Co-hosted by Lisa and Murray Rosenbach, the 25 people who attended ranged in age from 24 to ‘80-something.’ Since its inception, the discussions during Torah on Tap have been engaging and thought provoking. [...]

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12th Melton graduation in Tidewater

June 27, 2014

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12th Melton School Graduation Class.Top Row: Sharon Shanker, Davit Adut and Lisa Erich. Bottom Row: Esther Sarah Carroll, Shelley Stein, Lyna Raschdorf, Mindy Schwartz Katz and Debra Kleeger. Missing: Devorah Elstein

When this year’s nine Melton graduates received their certificates, they joined a group of 180 adults in Tidewater who have completed the first two years of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. The students, who took 60 class sessions at the Simon Family JCC over the course of two years, celebrated their accomplishments [...]

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From corporate law to the Capitol to caramel corn: Jody Wagner’s journey continues

June 27, 2014

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Wagner

Wafting through the air on 31st St. near the corner of Atlantic Avenue, stronger than the smell of the ocean and more enchanting than the aroma of suntan lotion, is the scent of freshly popped popcorn. That memorable smell draws people into Jody’s—the gourmet popcorn shop that’s become a destination for many tourists and locals—who [...]

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Kabbalat Kaboom: Celebrating the Fourth on a Friday

June 27, 2014

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LOS ANGELES (JTA)—Part God Bless America, part Shabbat Shalom, the Fourth of July this year falls on a Friday. In this land of religious freedom, how do we plan to observe both? As the sun sets over the “fruited plain,” will we be lighting Shabbat candles and fireworks? How will the Sabbath Queen look in [...]

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Picnic or Shabbat dinner, recipes for a delicious and easy 4th of July celebration

June 27, 2014

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For many Tidewater residents, Fourth of July celebrations conjure up vivid images of picnics in a park or on the beach, festive red, white and blue neighborhood parades, cookouts with family and friends, and fireworks lighting up the night sky. This year’s celebrations may be more, or less elaborate for Tidewater’s Jewish community members, depending [...]

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