Archive | July, 2015

Temple Israel offers helping hand to d’ART Center

July 14, 2015

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On April 17 an explosion at the Selden Arcade caused damage to the d’ART Center and artists’ studios. The City of Norfolk closed the Selden and repairs are now underway. As one of her initial priorities as incoming executive director at Temple Israel, Nancy Tucker decided to help the Center. With religious school on summer [...]

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Mazel Tov to the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater HAT Class of 2015

July 14, 2015

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Evan Nied, Abbie Friedman, Abigail Seeman, Victoria Chapel, Justin Gatlin, Marah Gordon, Tal Zach, Bella Cardon and Noah Alper.

Time flies. Cliché, but true. That is surely what all HAT parents felt about their children at the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater’s commencement ceremony, held on June 4. As parents, it’s difficult to comprehend the passage of time between cribs and baby bottles and the seemingly sudden onset of HAT graduation. Nonetheless, an overwhelming sense [...]

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Sixty-five and counting!

July 13, 2015

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Dear Readers, Ten thousand baby boomers are turning 65 each day in this country. That’s a lot of daily additions to the ‘senior pool,’ though I bet that most celebrating those birthdays cannot believe they’re actually ‘seniors.’ That said, the ‘Seniors of 2015’ remain vital contributors and leaders. More and more adults are working past [...]

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Federation installs new president and honors community members at biennial meeting

July 13, 2015

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The 2015 Biennial of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater was more than a public meeting where new officers and board members were installed. The evening event, held on June 16 at the Sandler Family Campus, was a celebration of leadership, volunteerism and community. Outgoing president Miles Leon was gracious in his remarks, thanking committee [...]

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Throughout Hillary Clinton’s life and career, U.S. Jews have been close at hand

July 13, 2015

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—From the man who married her grandmother to the man who married her daughter, from working a room full of bar mitzvah guests on behalf of her husband’s political career to headlining major pro-Israel events during her own, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s journey has never wandered far from Jews. Clinton’s Jewish encounters have been a [...]

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Jewish groups celebrate Supreme Court ruling extending gay marriage rights

July 13, 2015

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—How often do you get the opportunity to pack “109 years,” #LoveWins and the rainbow colors into 140 characters? That’s how the American Jewish Committee celebrated the Supreme Court ruling Friday, June 26 extending marriage rights to gays throughout the United States. “For 109 years AJC has stood for liberty and human rights,” its [...]

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The land of love

July 13, 2015

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When I lived in Australia I knew a man named Tom. He could be difficult to deal with, but everyone had patience for him because they knew that his shortcomings were not his fault. He had been through the Holocaust. One thing that Tom did that was completely out of character was bake cherry pies. [...]

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