Archive | February, 2016

What Happens at Purim, Does NOT Stay at Purim!

February 22, 2016

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Saturday, March 19, 8 pm Or at least it probably won’t—not this year anyway. UJFT’s Young Adult Division is getting ready for its annual Purim Party. This year, it’s Las Vegas style. The 2016 YAD Purim Party promises Elvis impersonators, showgirls, casino tables, basically anything that could be hoped for in Tidewater meets Vegas party. [...]

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The Sonenshine Lecture Series features Michael Brenner

February 22, 2016

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Old Dominion University’s Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding will feature Michael Brenner, the Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies at American University in Washington, D.C., as this year’s Sonenshine Lecture Series speaker for three events. At American University, Brenner directs the Center for Israel Studies. He is also a professor of [...]

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CRC’s 4th annual Israel Poster Contest for 1st–12th graders

February 22, 2016

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Last call for entries: Deadline is Monday, Feb. 29, 4:30 pm The Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater invites area 1st through 12th graders to participate in their fourth annual Israel Poster Contest. Students and teachers can find a list of cool facts about Israel at www.JewishVA.org/CRCIsraelPosterContest. Each student should choose [...]

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Partners in Torah now in Tidewater

February 22, 2016

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Mondays, 8 pm, Simon Family JCC Anyone who happened to be at the Simon Family JCC on Monday, Feb. 1 might have caught a glimpse of Dr. Herb Brewer studying Jewish history and philosophy with Rabbi Shmuel Katz of the Norfolk Kollel, or attorney Ken Wilson, a member of Congregation B’nai Israel, discussing Jewish customs [...]

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JMCC Lecture Series presents Eric Mazur

February 22, 2016

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The S.S. Quanza: Jewish Refugees and the Port of Norfolk. Sunday, March 6, 2 pm In 1940, one year after the St. Louis and its “Voyage of the Damned,” a Portuguese steamer brought fewer than 100 refugees from Europe to Norfolk, Va. Most of the passengers were Jews, and all had been denied entry into [...]

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Israeli mentalist mixes magic and telepathy

February 22, 2016

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Saturday, March 5, 8 pm, Simon Family JCC Want a little magic in your life? Eran Biderman, known for his feats of mentalism in Israel, has competed against other top Israeli magicians and won a TV contest in his country. Combined with a sharp sense of humor, stage charisma and abundant personal charm, Biderman’s performances, [...]

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Pink Tea raises funds for Beach Clinic

February 22, 2016

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Sunday, April 10, 2 pm, Temple Emanuel The 5th Annual Pink Tea will honor Women Cancer Survivors and promote the concept that “your good health is in your hands.” Concerned that not everyone had health insurance and were not able to afford mammograms and pap smears, a group of cancer survivors and their friends decided [...]

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3rd Annual Tidewater Together scholar challenges community to think about the future

February 22, 2016

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Tidewater Together: Rabbis Sender Haber, Israel Zoberman, Eric Yoffie and Jeffrey Arnowitz.

Rabbi Eric Yoffie knew he would be speaking to a wide cross-section of the Jewish community as the Milton “Mickey” Kramer Scholar-in-Residence for the 3rd Annual Tidewater Together, which took place February 4–7. What he didn’t know was if his Jewish audience—of all backgrounds, affiliations, and practices—would be courteous in their reactions, if they would [...]

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Date with the State-Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day: Citizenship and political efficacy at its finest

February 22, 2016

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Before the sun had a chance to fully rise, members of the Jewish community rose to take action at the state capitol in Richmond on Tuesday, Feb. 2. More than 50 participants, Tidewater’s largest group for Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day, gathered to make their voices heard on issues important to the local community. Jewish Community [...]

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February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

February 22, 2016

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Alan and Dolores Bartell receive the Joseph H. “Buddy” Strelitz Memorial Award for Distinguished Community Service from Bobby Copeland.

From 2009 until 2015, February was known throughout Jewish communities as Jewish Disability Awareness Month. This year, there’s a new name and a more encompassing vision: February is now Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Established by the Jewish Special Education International Consortium, JDAIM is a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide. Its goal [...]

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