Archive | December, 2014

Relating the past to the present: Holocaust Commission announces 2015 student competitions

December 23, 2014

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Earlier this month, the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater announced the official start of its 2015 Elie Wiesel Student Writing & Visual Arts Competitions. This is the 18th year the Commission has invited students to enter the writing competition and the 13th year for visual arts. The contests’ namesake is a [...]

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Super Sunday Community Phone-a-thon

December 23, 2014

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Be Part of Our Next Chapter! Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, 9 am – 1 pm United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Annual Super Sunday Community Phone-athon takes place at the Sandler Family Campus. Volunteers are needed for two shifts: 9–11 am and 11 am–1 pm. Sign up at JewishVA.org/SuperSunday, or call 757-965-6111.

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Author to speak about his book

December 23, 2014

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Midnight At the Pera Palace Sunday, Jan. 13, 3 pm, Temple Sinai Georgetown University professor Charles King will speak at Temple Sinai about his new book, Midnight at the Pera Palace at Temple Sinai in Newport News. When the Ottoman Empire collapsed after WWI, so many spies mingled in the lobby of Istanbul’s Pera Palace [...]

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Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day 2015: A chance to meet elected officials

December 23, 2014

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Date with the State: Wednesday, Feb. 4 Bus departs Sandler Family Campus at 8:45 am, returns by 6 pm CRC Briefing on Date with the State: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6:30 pm Mix civic responsibility, democracy, political action, Jewish values and history with a healthy dose of elbow rubbing with powerful people and you’ll get an [...]

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If it were 2014 they’d be CNN heroes: Holocaust film at Festival spotlights an otherwise ordinary couple

December 23, 2014

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Sunday, Jan. 18, 2 pm, TCC Roper Performing Arts Center In their comfortable home in Philadelphia, attorney Gilbert Kraus and his wife Eleanor were far removed from Hitler’s tightening of control over Europe in 1939. Yet this young couple brought 50 children to live permanently in the United States on the eve of the Holocaust, [...]

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Who smiles more during Grandparents’ Day?

December 23, 2014

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The last day of school before Thanksgiving break is always an exciting one, and not just because it kicks off the start of a long holiday weekend. It is also when all the students at Hebrew Academy and the Strelitz preschool host Grandparents’ Day, a cherished tradition packed with fun, family and lots of love. [...]

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Young adult volunteers add helping Hands to Helping Hearts project

December 23, 2014

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Fluffing teddy bears may sound like easy work, but when there are more than 1,000 of the small plush stuffed toys that need sprucing up, the job can be daunting. The Personal Affairs Management program of the Jewish Family Service of Tidewater was in luck on Wednesday, Dec. 9, when nearly two dozen volunteers came [...]

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Ohef Sholom Temple takes Tikkun Olam to heart

December 23, 2014

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On any Sunday when Ohef Sholom’s Religious School is in session, tzedakah is given, and mitzvah projects are set in motion. The Sunday prior to Thanksgiving, however, was unique because each of the 12 classrooms collected canned foods to be part of a larger community effort to provide a holiday meal for 50 families who [...]

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A bright road ahead at Tidewater Jewish Foundation

December 23, 2014

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I am thrilled to join the outstanding team at the Tidewater Jewish Foundation and to have the honor to serve this community as its president and CEO. With a rich history and longevity of professional leadership in this position, I hope to build upon our success while bringing a fresh perspective to this role. I [...]

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Mini-mission brings home importance of Super Sunday success

December 23, 2014

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Josh Mallenbaum, Morgan Bober, Meryl Mulligan, Sean Mulligan, Eliot Weinstein, Jade Rouzeau, Samantha Golden, Eric Miller, David Calliot, Joash Schulman and Benyamin Yaffe at BSHEV.

Super Sunday, January 25, 2015 • 9 am–1 pm • Volunteers needed for two shifts Planning a successful fundraising event often involves many hours spent strategizing and meeting inside boardrooms or offices. In the case of Super Sunday, the largest, single Tidewater Jewish community-wide fundraising day of the year, that’s the norm as well, for [...]

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