Archive | April, 2015

Beth El’s 165th — Sunday, May 3, 7 pm

April 17, 2015

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Congregation Beth El will celebrate its 165th anniversary with a free and open to the community commemorative program. The program, Beth El Norfolk 1850–2015: What We Built, is made possible in memory of Maxwell and Burnette Zedd by their children, Kay Kesser and Ronald Zedd. The evening will feature a video journey down memory lane, [...]

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Passing in Review, a new book by Hal Sacks, Reception and presentation

April 17, 2015

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Thursday, May 7, 6:30 pm, Sandler Family Campus Long-time Book Review Editor for Jewish News, Hal Sacks will discuss his latest book, Passing in Review. The collection of reviews and essays spans more than 30 years of Sacks’ contributions to the newspaper. After the presentation, Sacks will be available to sign books. For more information, [...]

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YAD Talks: Big gains, huge losses, lessons learned with former Madoff trader, Andrew Cohen

April 17, 2015

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Thursday, April 30, 6 pm, Bite Restaurant & Catering The stories Andrew Cohen will share at the Spring 2015 YAD Talks networking event could be the basis for a new Netflix Original Series: stellar career success, huge financial gains, early retirement, devastating losses, guilt-by-association, victimization, intrigue, naiveté and, now, reinvention. Cohen, a professor at Old [...]

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Camp JCC Dive-in Open House

April 17, 2015

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Sunday, May 31, 1–4 pm An afternoon of fun and frolicking is planned for the Simon Family JCC pool and fields. Enjoy some wacky water games and a slip ’n’ slide and dive into Camp JCC, including a GAGA tournament with prizes. Play as a team or as an individual. Games start at 2 pm. [...]

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Celebrate Israel Series features the film, Jerusalem

April 17, 2015

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Thursday, April 23, 6 pm and 8 pm, Virginia Beach Aquarium See Jerusalem through the eyes of three different teenage girls in the brilliant documentary at the Giant Screen Theater at the Virginia Beach Aquarium. This event is the second in the Simon Family JCC’s Celebrate Israel Series, sponsored by Charles Barker Automotive. The documentary, [...]

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Women cancer survivors honored at 4th Annual Pink Tea

April 17, 2015

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Sunday, May 4, 2 pm Temple Emanuel will honor women cancer survivors at its annual Pink Tea. The event raises funds to support the Beach Health Clinic of Virginia Beach, an organization that provides mammograms for women who do not have any medical insurance. The discussion at the Pink Tea will explore “Cancer in the [...]

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David Broza performs for Celebrate Israel

April 17, 2015

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Thursday, May 21, 7 pm, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts For nearly 40 years, Israeli superstar David Broza has been considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world. Broza will perform live at Virginia Beach’s Sandler Center for the Performing Arts as the last event in the JCC’s Celebrate [...]

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Spring into Healthy Living!

April 17, 2015

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Joan Lunden–Sunday, April 26, 2 pm Run Roll or Stroll–Sunday, May 3, 8 am 11th Annual Run, Roll or Stroll Have you seen the sunrise at the Oceanfront lately? I have! For the last seven years, a group of dedicated JFS board members, employees and other volunteers have arrived at 0’dark thirty to set up [...]

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Literacy: How do preschoolers develop reading skills?

April 17, 2015

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Teaching literacy in preschool involves helping students develop readiness skills to read and comprehend. As early as two years old, children begin building these skills. Strelitz Early Childhood Center teaches literacy, preparing students for kindergarten and the school years ahead, in a variety of ways. Encouraging conversation From babble to bubbly conversation, at age two, [...]

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Summer Institute for Jewish Living holds 40-year reunion

April 17, 2015

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Front row: Shelia Drucker, Phyllis White, Terri Denison. Second row: Gary Danoff, Marcy Goldsticker Berger, Margie Marcus, Jonathan Leavitt. Third row: Lisa Bresenotff-Feierstein, Marty Einhorn, Bobby Morrell, Judy Rosenblatt, Jeff Goldman, Lois and Barry Einhorn. Tallest in far back: Roger Leibowitz.

In the summer of 1974, 15 local teenagers experienced an amazing month-long adventure in Israel. The trip followed a month of Judaic study taught by two Brandeis University graduate students and Hebrew taught by Froike Inbar, Community Shaliach, at the Jewish Community Center of Tidewater on Newport Avenue in Norfolk. The experience was so meaningful [...]

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