Archive | November, 2014

Israel Today—Mark Dubowitz on Terror from Tehran

November 14, 2014

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Wednesday, Dec. 3, 7:30 pm The second expert in the 2014-15 Israel Today series, Mark Dubowitz will speak about a nuclear Iran at the Sandler Family Campus next month. The event is hosted by United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Community Relations Council and community partners. The executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, [...]

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Synagogue members Get a free month at the J

November 14, 2014

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The Simon Family JCC, which has been on the Sandler Family Campus for 10 years, is extending a free 30-day trial membership to area synagogue members so that non-members may try the many new and exciting fitness classes at the JCC. “The JCC is a community center for all,” says Scott Katz, JCC executive director. [...]

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Teens of the 1970s plan Virginia Council BBYO Reunion

November 14, 2014

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April 18–19, 2015, Richmond All ‘teens’ of the 1970s who participated in Virginia Council B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO), are invited to attend a reunion at the Weinstein JCC in Richmond. Teens of the 70s are BBYO members between the years of 1968 and 1984. Virginia Council in the 1970s included the following chapters: Cohen, [...]

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IDF Soldier surprises Tidewater with a visit to pick up Mitzvah Day bracelets and letters

November 14, 2014

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The first annual Tidewater Mitzvah Day VA took place almost two months ago on Sunday, Sept. 21, but the community’s good deeds accomplished that day continue to positively affect others. On Wednesday, Oct. 29, an Israel Defense Forces soldier visiting the United States made a special visit to the Sandler Family Campus to pick up [...]

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Multiple audiences learn advocacy tips from First Israel Today speaker

November 14, 2014

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Hundreds of people in Tidewater were recipients of the insights and opinions of former Knesset member and Israeli advocate, Dr. Einat Wilf, during her recent visit. Wilf came to the area on Thursday, Oct. 30, the first presenter in the annual Israel Today Forum, a speaker series presented by the Community Relations Council of the [...]

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Bonnie and Diana Elozory at Temple Israel

November 14, 2014

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The weekend after Sukkot, Temple Israel’s Scholar-in-Residence program featured Bonnie and Diana Elozory. During Saturday services and Sunday Religious School, the Elozorys shared their life-altering experience of 2013. Judaism and family were always fundamental focuses in the Elozory home. After suffering through some very difficult times, Bonnie Elozory of Tampa, Fla. decided to take a [...]

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The Sandler it’s a wrap Family Campus Security Department supply drive

November 14, 2014

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Now, through the holidays, in cooperation with Jewish Family Service, the Security department of the Sandler Family Campus is collecting various basic items for the less fortunate. A donation bin is located near the main entrance’s security booth. Essential supplies requested • Laundry detergent / dryer sheets • Dishwasher detergent / dish soap • Cleaning [...]

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What if your cupboards were bare?

November 14, 2014

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Imagine walking into your kitchen pantry and seeing bare cupboards. What would you do? Having to choose between paying a bill and feeding your family is difficult, but for many, this is a reality. Fortunately, Jewish Family Service helps with its Food Closets. Over the last several years, visits to the JFS Food Closets have [...]

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New book highlights 100 years of UJFT Israel and Overseas Partner, JDC

November 14, 2014

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In honor of its centennial year, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has published I Live. Send Help. This pictorial volume details the intertwined history of JDC and the Jewish people by highlighting the major events, both tragic and redemptive, that have defined Jewish life and JDC’s global endeavors over the last century. The [...]

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HAT Golf Tournament—Driving for the green

November 14, 2014

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Victor Pickett, Frank Cowling, Rad Davenport and Alan Nordlinger.

The 26th Annual Hebrew Academy of Tidewater Golf Tournament, more affectionately known as the Bob Josephberg Classic, was a successful and fun event that took place on a beautiful day. Originally scheduled for Sept. 9, the tournament was delayed until Oct. 21 due to excessive rain. Special thanks go to many for their hard work [...]

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