Archive | October, 2014

Chill Zone: A new opportunity for Jewish girls

October 31, 2014

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Thursdays by Jenny Lefcoe With the 2015–2016 school year kicking off, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, exhausted and want to seek an outlet from the endless pressures of daily life. To help Jewish girls with that need for an outlet, Tidewater has a new and exciting program called Chill Zone. A girls’ program taking place [...]

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Keeping an eye on Iran

October 31, 2014

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by Robin Mancoll Are you keeping your eye on the ball? Or, in this case, are you keeping your eye on Iran’s progress as they head toward nuclear weapons capability? With so much taking place in the Middle East, it’s easy to lose sight of what we thought last year at this time, was the [...]

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Update from the State, Lieutenant Governor Ralph S. Northam visits community

October 31, 2014

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Lieutenant Governor Ralph S. Northam.

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7 pm, Sandler Family Campus The number of topics Ralph Northam can speak about when he visits the Sandler Family Campus run the gamut from the recent election, to conflicts over Medicaid expansion, to the latest neurological surgery procedures, to the joys of parenthood. Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor, Northam is president of the [...]

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Book Festival cookbook for busy cooks

October 31, 2014

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Kosher Cuisine: For a New Generation Cantor Mitch, The Singing Chef Red Portal Press, 2014 168pp., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-938063-53-4 On Thursday, Nov. 6, at noon, Cantor Mitch Kowitz will be present in partnership with Beth Sholom Village and Jewish Family Service as part of the Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival at the [...]

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Just in time for author visit

October 31, 2014

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Hanna and Walter Hanna and Walter Kohner With Frederick Kohner iUniverse, reissued 2008 147pp., $14.95 ISBN 978-0-595-46598-9 On Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Women’s Cabinet PLUS ONE brunch, co-hosted by the UJFT Holocaust Commission, attendees will hear a Holocaust story with a happy ending. Julie Kohner, a scholar of Jewish history and founder of Voices [...]

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YAD off to great start for 2014–2015

October 31, 2014

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From Sukkot to Cornhole to business networking to social action, the Young Adult Division of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater offered “something for everyone” with several recent successful kick-off events. For YAD Men’s programming, The 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament had more than 25 participants competing to claim the title of the first ever YAD Cornhole [...]

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Community shows up to advocate for Jewish priorities

October 31, 2014

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Tallwood Global Studies Academy teachers and students smile after hearing from the candidates and learning more about Israel advocacy from Art Sandler. Greg Falls, Kari Wilson, Nick Wilson, Nauje Jones, Brayon Nichols, Kelly Walker and Art Sandler.

The community recently had the opportunity to hear the 2nd Congressional District of Virginia candidates share their views. The event on Monday, Oct. 20 at the Sandler Family Campus allowed attendees to personally meet incumbent Rep. Scott Rigell (R) and challenger Suzanne Patrick (D), ask them questions face to face, and hear, briefly, their views [...]

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Business & Legal Society makes waves with lunchtime event at ZIM

October 31, 2014

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Lea Bogatch-Genossar, ZIM USA president left, meets guests Samantha Golden, Greg Zittrain, Ralph Soussan and Todd Waldman.

by Laine Mednick Rutherford A shipping container has a finite amount of space in which to fit cargo. So, too, does the boardroom at the ZIM USA office building in Norfolk—in relation to how many people it can seat for lunch. Fortunate, then, were the 32 members and guests of the Business & Legal Society [...]

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Men’s Major Donors: Men gather to show support for Jewish community

October 31, 2014

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Jay Klebanoff, John Strelitz and Jeff Saunders.

There are those who have been close friends for years. Others are business associates or casual acquaintances who see each other in synagogue or at community events. Still others are multi-generational members of the same family. Some reside a substantial time of the year in Florida and others live throughout the year in Tidewater. What [...]

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Beneath The Helmet: From High School to the Home Front

October 31, 2014

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Tidewater premier: Thursday, Nov. 20, 7 pm Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front is a new full-length documentary film from Jerusalem U, the creators of the PBS-featured documentary Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference. The Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is hosting [...]

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