Archive | August, 2014

Religion, Ethics, and Dying: Controversies and Perspectives—Bio-Ethics Lecture Series

August 15, 2014

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Thursday, Sept. 4, 7 pm Old Dominion University, Chandler Recital Hall Join Dr. Jonathan Crane and Dr. Gerard Magill for a presentation that sheds light on what patients and families can expect from medicine to support a good death. Medical technology increasingly complicates the dying process, especially challenging religious belief and ethics. As Jewish and [...]

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Open house at Ohef Sholom

August 15, 2014

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Sunday, Sept. 7, 10 am–12:30 pm Ohef Sholom Temple will host an Open House for guests to get a “taste” of what the temple is all about, including High Holy Day services and activities information, samples of a children’s prayer service led by Rabbi Roz Mandelberg and Cantor Wally Schachet-Briskin, a Torah Study class, and [...]

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Get Shakin’ and fight hereditary cancer Zumbathon to Benefit FORCE

August 15, 2014

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Sunday, Sept. 7, 1 pm, Simon Family JCC by Leslie Shroyer A two-hour party with dancing, sweating, fun and door prizes to benefit FORCE’s lifesaving work will take place at the Simon Family JCC. FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) is a national non-profit that focuses on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. One FORCE [...]

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Shabbat Shirah at Temple Emanuel

August 15, 2014

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Saturday, August 23 by Jason Lovitz “This is a game-changer when it comes to synagogue worship!” proclaimed one attendee at Temple Emanuel’s first monthly ‘Shabbat Shirah’ service. “We wanted to create something joyous, soulful and engaging,” says Kevin Tabakin, the lead-organizer. “We’ve done extensive research and chosen a new model that facilitates deep and powerful [...]

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Popular lifting class at the JCC

August 15, 2014

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Classes begin Monday, Sept. 8 by Leslie Shroyer Designed for those who want to get lean, toned and fit fast, BODYPUMP tm is on its way to the Simon Family JCC. Members will have their choice of five classes offered weekly in the fitness center. The class, called “The original LES MILLS barbell class” will [...]

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Football competition for young athletes

August 15, 2014

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Sunday, September 21, 10 am–3 pm (rolling enrollment) Simon Family JCC The Simon Family JCC will host a local Washington Redskins competition for NFL Punt, Pass & Kick. The competition is free and open to all boys and girls ages 6 to 15 (a valid birth certificate for age verification is required). Attend when convenient. [...]

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Ohef Sholom Temple offers free membership for young adults under 30

August 15, 2014

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“We understand that starting off after college can be a financial challenge, especially for those with student debts to pay off,” says Barbara Dudley, chair of the dues committee. “So we are making it financially stress-free to get involved with our Temple community” by offering free membership for those under 30 years old. Diverse to [...]

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Leadership group plans community-wide Mitzvah Day

August 15, 2014

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Members of the Mitzvah Day Planning committee: Kara Molin, Karen and Matt Fine, Randi Gordon, Karen Bennett and Karen Kendall. Not pictured, Marcia Brodie.

Sunday, Sept. 21, 1:30–3:30 pm by Laine Mednick Rutherford An unpredicted outcome of the leadership group ATID (Hebrew for future) was the connection its members felt with each other, and with the Tidewater Jewish Community. When the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Strategic Plan initiative launched last January, many of ATID’s 22 members didn’t know [...]

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When one day isn’t enough: The UJFT Week of Extraordinary Deeds

August 15, 2014

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Monday, Sept. 15–Sunday, Sept. 21 “Will It, Create It, Achieve It” Monday, Sept. 15, 7 pm • Mitzvah Day VA, Sunday, Sept. 21, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Every year, in order to nurture and enrich Jewish life in Tidewater, strengthen the global Jewish community, and care for vulnerable populations, the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater [...]

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Swordfish Swim Team celebrates winning season

August 15, 2014

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by Leslie Shroyer As they took their final strokes of the season, members of the Simon Family JCC’s Swordfish Swim Team were all smiles and high fives on the last evening in July. The fifth and final swim meet for participants, ages 5 through 18, took place at the JCC. Team mates lightly competed against [...]

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