Archive | August, 2016

Community Relations Council and simon Family JCC join to expand israel Today series

August 14, 2016

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Kickoff event with Ambassador Dennis Ross in collaboration with Virginia Beach Forum Tuesday, September 20, 7:30 pm sandler Center for the Performing Arts The Simon Family JCC’s Cultural Arts department and the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater are combining resources to create an expanded Israel Today series. The Israel Today [...]

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Robert Gillette to open Jewish Book Council’s season on the Peninsula

August 14, 2016

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Sunday, September 11, 7 pm,  United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula  Robert Gillette will speak about his young adult book, Escape to Virginia, in the first event of the Jewish Book Council’s 2016–2017 season. Escape to Virginia tells the true story of how Richmond department store magnate William Thalhimer helped Jews escape the Holocaust [...]

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Norfolk-Virginia Beach Chapter Hadassah’s open meeting to feature Aaron Vinik

August 14, 2016

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Wednesday, September 14, 7 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus  A national leader in basic and clinical Neuropathy, Dr. Aaron Vinik will speak on diabetes and aging at Hadassah’s next meeting. Vinik has defined the heterogenic of neuropathy and has pioneered the use of immunotherapy for autoimmune diabetic neuropathy. Vinik’s advances in the understanding [...]

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Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion Consortium quarterly meeting

August 14, 2016

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September 15, 9–11 am, Sandler Family Campus, free The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater will host the next Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion Consortium quarterly meeting. The HRDIC provides organizations with opportunities to share ideas, resources, and lessons learned to embrace diversity and build inclusive workplaces. Founded in 2011, HRDIC facilitates quarterly meetings that are [...]

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UJFT Campaign Kickoff Features Ambassador Dennis Ross

August 14, 2016

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Dennis Ross

Tuesday, September 20, 5:45 pm Sandler Center for the Performing Arts (Israel today with Dennis Ross follows at 7 pm) The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater will kickoff its 2017 Annual Campaign with an evening of education and inspiration. This year’s kickoff reception will feature former U.S. peace negotiator and diplomatic adviser, Ambassador Dennis Ross. [...]

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Next year in Jerusalem—and Tsfat— and Tel Aviv—and the Golan—

August 14, 2016

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Federation plans Summer 2017 “B’Yachad” Israel Mission Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a mission unlike any this Federation has offered in the past, featuring men’s, women’s and joint programming, AND a meet-up with the Young Leadership Hofheimer mission participants for a closing celebration. The Tidewater B’Yachad Israel Mission is open to the entire [...]

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Tzofim Friendship Caravan Israeli Scouts wow crowd with performance at JCC

August 14, 2016

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Scouts were jumping and jiving, rhythmically rhyming, and moving as one to the beat of israeli music, as well as to popular Disney tunes, when, for one hour on the evening of Tuesday, August 3, the Tzofim Friendship Caravan performed song and dance numbers and presented personal stories and games. Nearly 100 community members poured [...]

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Girls’ Day Out: A trip to the Culinary Institute of Virginia

August 14, 2016

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The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Young Adult Division’s women’s programming held a successful kickoff event on Sunday, July 17 at the Culinary institute of Virginia. Trading the muggy humidity outdoors for the heat in the kitchen, 18 YAD women embarked on a culinary journey with Chefs Mary Cook and Kelly DeMarchena of the Culinary [...]

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One tale from two perspectives

August 14, 2016

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Nathan’s Famous: The First Hundred Years William Handwerker with Jayne A. Pearl Morgan James, 2016 192 pages, $17.95 Paper Famous Nathan Lloyd Handwerker and Gil Reavill Flatiron Books, 2016 306 pages, $26.99 As a child growing up in New York during the Great Depression, i experienced no hardships; my father had a steady position and [...]

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Delightful, intelligent and personal

August 14, 2016

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The Seven Good Years: A Memoir Etgar Keret Riverhead Books, Penguin Random House, 2015 171 pages, $26.95  Last spring, Etgar Keret’s The Seven Good Years, appeared in my mailbox. The cover and press release promised a fun read, so i gave it a try. After the first story (all of three and a quarter pages), [...]

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