Archive | September, 2014

How to raise children in a religion that is not your own: The Mothers Circle comes to Tidewater

September 19, 2014

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Classes begin: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 9 am There may be as many as 200,000 non-Jewish mothers across the nation who are raising their children Jewish due to skyrocketing Jewish intermarriage. Since 2002, Big Tent Judaism/Jewish Outreach Institute has sponsored a program called The Mothers Circle to provide these women with free education and support in [...]

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Jewish Museum and Cultural Center’s 7th Annual Lecture Series: “American With a Jewish Accent,” Sundays, 2 pm

September 19, 2014

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With a Jewish Accent,” Sundays, 2 pm Nov. 4, Jarrod Tanny Dec. 7, Dr. Maura Hametz Jan. 11, Peter Adams March 1, Dr. Adam Mendelsohn The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center’s 7th Annual Lecture series begins on Sunday, Nov. 4 with Jarrod Tanny, professor of Jewish History at University of North Carolina, Wilmington. He will [...]

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First Book Festival read is now available

September 19, 2014

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by Leslie Shroyer Just arrived for The Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Jewish Book Festival, The Late Starters Orchestra, by Ari L. Goldman, is a quick and inspirational read. It is now on sale at the Simon Family JCC. “Delightful is the best word to describe Ari L. Goldman’s book, The Late Starters Orchestra,” says Jewish [...]

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Mah Jongg at Beth Sholom Village goes retro

September 19, 2014

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by Marcia Brodie The Annual Janet Gordon Mah Jongg Tournament at Beth Sholom Village proved to be spectacular. After lunch for 120 guests, 91 women played several hours of competitive Mah Jongg. The money raised each year goes directly to Beth Sholom Village. This year’s theme was retro and many players dressed to look the [...]

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Tangier Island—a proud friend to Israel in the Chesapeake Bay

September 19, 2014

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by Betsy Karotkin In July, Eddie and I set sail for two and one half weeks on the Chesapeake Bay, as we do each summer. I don’t know which of us looks forward to it more. Our days are spent navigating, watching for crab pots (a real hazard to boaters), for shoals, for changes in [...]

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Lady Gaga in Israel

September 19, 2014

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Pop icon Lady Gaga gave a show-stopping performance in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Saturday, Sept. 13 as part of her “artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball” world tour. Some 30,000 concertgoers were also wowed with a surprise appearance by the legendary Tony Bennett, who performed a duet with Lady Gaga taken from their collaborative effort, Cheek [...]

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Ready to read to a Bear Cub?

September 19, 2014

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by Sherri Wisoff The BE A Reader or “BEAR” program is a literacy project that needs more volunteers to read to young children in area public schools. BEAR operates during the 39-week school year, September through June. Children in grades 1–3, are helped to acquire the reading and literacy skills necessary to lead happy and [...]

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HAT and Strelitz preschool usher in the start of a new academic year

September 19, 2014

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by Dee Dee Becker The kickoff of a new academic year for Hebrew Academy of Tidewater and the Strelitz Early Childhood Center preschool took place on Monday, Aug. 25. Filled with excitement and hope for the learning and growth that’s in store, students were welcomed back to school along with more than 30 new HAT [...]

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Recipes that even ‘non-bakers’ should try

September 19, 2014

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The Holiday Kosher Baker Paula Shoyer Photos by Michael Bennett Kress Sterling, 2014 222 pages, $35 ISBN:978-1-4549-0714-5 Your reviewer is admittedly a non-baker. However, Paula Shoyer, a former attorney, author of the very successful The Kosher Baker (2010) and now The Holiday Kosher Baker, could make non-bakers want to try: The photos by Michael Bennett [...]

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A dream becomes a reality

September 19, 2014

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Zoya Shvartzman, Annie Sandler and Doron Goldstein, make a home visit (to the man in the center) in Bucharest.

by Karen Lombart For a very long time, Annie Sandler has wanted to share her excitement about the Romanian Jewish community with others in Tidewater. This summer, her dream came true. Learning that the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) was taking an Ambassadors trip to the Eastern European country, she decided to invite six [...]

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