Archive | June, 2016

Juliette (Allegria) Pearce

June 10, 2016

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Virginia Beach —Juliette (Allegria) Pearce, 87, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 in Virginia Beach. Juliette was born in Rabat, Morocco to Maklouf Halioua and Louna Halioua on October 20, 1929. She married Walter Lee Pearce, a U.S. naval officer, in 1951 on the beach in Rabat where she had formerly won a beauty [...]

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Lorraine Manassee

June 10, 2016

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Norfolk —Lorraine Manassee Fleder passed away Friday, June 3, 2016 at the age of 86 in her home at Harbor’s Edge in Norfolk. Born in the Bronx, New York, she became a resident of Norfolk in 1958 after marrying Harry Fleder, a union which happily lasted for 42 years. During the past several decades, Lorraine [...]

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Seminary awards grant to local rabbi

June 10, 2016

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WYNCOTE, PA—Reconstructionist Rabbinical College awarded one of the first five grants of the Auerbach Entrepreneurial Grant Program to Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill, spiritual leader of Tidewater Chavurah. Rabbi Jaffe-Gill, a 2014 graduate of the seminary, will use her $1,000 grant to fund an ongoing course, Torah Study for Skeptics. The course will begin on Sunday, July [...]

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Sculptures by Lorraine Fink

June 10, 2016

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Lorraine Fink

Through June 16, Slover Library, Norfolk Mythically, with a wash of whimsy, this collection by includes 8- and 3-foot sculptures, which feature both obsolete and repurposed objects. The collection imparts a powerful, societal statement connecting past, present and future sensibilities. Obsolete (replaced by LEDs) and discarded gymnasium light fixtures from the Simon Family JCC that [...]

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Challah Days—Highlights of featured speakers

June 10, 2016

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Friday, June 17–Sunday, June 19, Kempsville Conservative Synagogue When Kempsville Conservative Synagogue/Kehillat Bet Hamidrash began planning A Taste of Challah Days Around the World, no one imagined where it would lead the congregation. Planning a Shabbat celebration that would look at Jews in different cultures could go in many directions, but it led to two [...]

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Hebrew Academy Class of 2010 is off to college

June 10, 2016

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Reflecting back at the Hebrew Academy 6th Grade Class of 2010. Standing: Rifka Silverman, Austin Kramer, Arianna (Ari) Lipton, Jules Millison, Channa Schachet-Briskin, Brett Pomerantz, Hunter Brown. Seated: Adam Epstein, Emma Segaloff, Ellie Gordon, Hanan Sibony, Ely Bloch, Emma Rosenblum.

Who doesn’t love a good before/after story? Hebrew Academy graduates from the Class of 2010 make a great one. And from the look of the photos, some pretty impressive growth happened in just a few short years. These students make HAT proud with their good hearts and good deeds, not to mention very notable academic [...]

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CRC’s 5th annual Israel Today series ends with insight into mainstream media

June 10, 2016

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Moderator Kim Simon Fink and Matti Friedman offer a lively discussion on mainstream media malfunction in the international press.

It was a standing-room only crowd as the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and its community partners presented the final event in their 5th Annual Israel Today series on May 10. Matti Friedman, former Jerusalem Bureau reporter and editor for the Associated Press and author of two books, Aleppo Codex [...]

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YAD’s leadership dinner with Matti Friedman

June 10, 2016

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Past, present and future leaders of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Young Adult Division (YAD) gathered to hear the Community Relations Council’s Israel Today speaker Matti Friedman, and enjoy dinner and cocktails on Tuesday, May 10. YAD offers different leadership opportunities for young adults to engage in outreach, engagement and fundraising; opportunities include Super Sunday, [...]

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Father’s Day

June 10, 2016

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Dear Readers, In honor of Father’s Day, we asked a few daughters and sons who work with their dads to write a couple of paragraphs about the experience of spending their adult lives alongside their fathers. The responses were incredibly passionate, respectful, heartfelt and in some cases, humorous. In all instances, however, they were longer [...]

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Simon Family JCC and United Jewish Federation of Tidewater seize the opportunity to merge

June 10, 2016

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Successful nonprofits must change with the times. And so, to remain vital to their communities, Jewish organizations across the nation are making strategic structural moves. In the Tidewater Jewish community, two organizations with a closely aligned vision, the Simon Family Jewish Community Center and the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, are doing the same, resulting [...]

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