Archive | August, 2015

Graham Eilberg

August 28, 2015

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Graham Eilberg, who, while golfing with his Dad, Seth at the Jamestown, RI course, got a hole in one on the 114 yard par 3 fifth hole. Graham Eilberg, age 11, is the grandson of Susan and Jim Eilberg of Norfolk.

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CRC Presents The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel

August 28, 2015

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Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7:30 pm, Sandler Family Campus Join the Community Relations Council for a screening of The Christian Broadcasting Network’s documentary, The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel. CBN’s newest documentary takes viewers on an extraordinary journey through the 50 years that preceded the founding of the modern State of Israel. Combining archival footage with [...]

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JCC to host local NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition for second year

August 28, 2015

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Sunday, Sept. 20, 1–3 pm The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition is a free opportunity to build confidence and it is returning to the Simon Family JCC. For boys and girls ages 6–15, this competition is the first step to advancing regionally, and perhaps all the way to an NFL playoff game this season. [...]

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Cartoons, The New Yorker and a memoir all in one

August 28, 2015

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How About Never Is Never Good For You? My Life in Cartoons Bob Mankoff Henry Holt and Company 285pp, $32 ISBN 978-0-8050-9591-3 Cartoon: Three men: Man on the left is wearing a deerstalker (yes, deerstalker) hat; man on the right is an older man; man in the middle is lying on the floor with a [...]

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On Safari with a Sefer Torah

August 28, 2015

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Kevin Lefcoe holds the Sefer Torah.

“Will you carry the Torah?” our trip captain asked me. “What would be involved?” I wondered aloud, contemplating the gravity of transporting, guarding and actually carrying a borrowed Sefer Torah in an army issue duffel through four South African countries over 10 days. The word of G-d, given to the Jewish People, and transmitted over [...]

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JWRP delivers again

August 28, 2015

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What an amazing trip to Israel! Once again, women from Tidewater connected to their land, roots and Jewish values on the eightday Momentum Trip through the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project. Our community is proud to be part of this cutting edge movement that is literally changing the world. Highlights included meeting and traveling with 200 [...]

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Report from Israel

August 28, 2015

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Having spent parts of June and July in Israel, the land in which I had the privilege to grow up, I was exposed once again to the vibrancy of Israeli society and democracy at the time of great and dangerous tumult in the Middle East. Obviously the “deal” with Iran topped headlines in a country [...]

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Tom Hofheimer Young Leadership Mission to Israel The journey continues

August 28, 2015

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Part two of a three-part series Halfway through the eight day journey of the Tom Hofheimer Young Leadership Mission to Israel, the experience continues to be overwhelming, exciting and thought-provoking. The Mission participants have already visited and met with recipients of Campaign allocations and seen the impact of the UJFT firsthand, traversed startling landscapes to [...]

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Kids Connection New construction, elevated enrichment

August 28, 2015

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Post Camp JCC students enjoy the new Kids Connection space as staff members move in the last pieces of furniture and books and set up the computers.

When walking into the Simon Family JCC, there’s something new near the entrance. The expansive, open space is the new Kids Connection, a beforeand after-school enrichment program for Pre-K through 6th grade students. Part of the renovations taking place at the Sandler Family Campus the JCC is investing in the space to benefit parents, students [...]

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L’Shana Tova

August 28, 2015

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Jewish Holidays 5776 Rosh HaShanah Sept. 13–15, 2015 Yom Kippur Sept. 22–23, 2015 Sukkot Sept. 27–Oct. 4, 2015 Simchat Torah Oct. 4–5, 2015 Hanukkah Dec. 6–14, 2015 Tu BiSh’vat Jan. 24–25, 2016 Purim March 23–24, 2016 Passover April 22–29, 2016 Yom HaShoah May 4–5, 2016 Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut May 10–12, 2016 Lag BaOmer [...]

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