Archive | March, 2016

Karen Sheffer Bazar

March 25, 2016

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Virginia Beach —Karen Sheffer Bazar, 65, a native of Charleston, W.Va., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 19, 2016. She was a graduate of Old Dominion University. She was the daughter of the late David and Evelyn Sheffer. She was also the loving wife of 37 years to the late William [...]

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Stiles Lysanders Bartley

March 25, 2016

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Bon Air, Va.—Stiles Lysanders Bartley, 74, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, March 7, 2016, after battling cancer. Stiles was predeceased by his parents, Esther Stiles and William Bartley; brother, William Bartley Jr.; son, Christopher Bartley; and nephew, Jackson Ramsey. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bonnie Walters Bartley; son, [...]

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March 25, 2016

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Jerry Nadler, MD, an internationally known physician/scientist who is making potentially game-changing advances in diabetes research, has been named Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist for 2016. Governor Terry McAuliffe presented the award to Nadler on Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond.

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March 25, 2016

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Deni Budman for her election last month as communications vice president of North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) for 2016–2017. For more than 75 years, NFTY has offered thousands of young people the opportunity to explore and live Reform Judaism. Today, more than 500 Reform congregations throughout North America sponsor Temple Youth Groups, bringing [...]

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Camp JCC Preschool Carnival gives kids a taste of camp—and sweet treats

March 25, 2016

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Sunday, April 17, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm—Free and open to everyone April is the ideal time to put summer plans in place for young children. The weather’s warm, the school year is almost over, and rather than be left scrambling for what to do for three long months, parents can pull out their calendars [...]

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Virginia Arts Festival presents Emanuel Ax, piano and Yo-Yo Ma, cello “All Beethoven Program”

March 25, 2016

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April 12, 7:30 pm, Chrysler Hall In this return Virginia Arts Festival engagement, Yo Yo Ma is joined by his longtime friend and frequent musical partner, Emanuel Ax, a virtuoso pianist whose passionate performances have drawn acclaim around the world. The San Francisco Chronicle says, “The silky beauty of Ma’s string tone and Ax’s combination [...]

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NASA and Israelis, art on public benches, spiders replacing pesticides, and more

March 25, 2016

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Vote online for your favorite Israel poster beginning April 4 This winter, the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater invited students in grades 1 through 12 to participate in their 4th annual Israel Poster Contest. Students illustrated a ‘cool fact’ (www.jewishva.org/CRCIsraelPosterContest) about Israel in a hand-made poster. More than 100 posters [...]

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Seniors Seder at JCC

March 25, 2016

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Thursday, April 21, 12 pm The Simon Family JCC is hosting a Seniors Seder, sponsored by Tidewater Jewish Foundation and The Joseph Fleishmann Memorial Fund. Led by Cantor Elihu Flax and Rabbi Michael Panitz, this will be a mini-Seder with all of the traditional Passover food. Tickets may be purchased at the JCC customer service [...]

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Jody M. Wagner to chair 52nd Annual Humanitarian Awards dinner

March 25, 2016

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Thursday, April 7, Norfolk Waterside Marriott The Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities named Jody M. Wagner chair of the 2016 Humanitarian Awards Dinner. The awards celebration honors individuals and organizations who have made significant humanitarian contributions to the South Hampton Roads community. Wagner is founder and president of Jody’s Popcorn, a [...]

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Experiencing Jewish India with JDC

March 25, 2016

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American and Indian groups before Shabbat

This past December I was incredibly lucky to spend 10 days with the Joint Distribution Committee ( JDC) to experience Jewish life in India. Prior to applying to this trip for college students, I was completely unaware that Jews lived in India, let alone in three distinct Jewish communities, each with separate origins. Most of [...]

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