Archive | September, 2016

Neta Levi, Israeli mixed media artist exhibit at the Leon Family Art Gallery

September 19, 2016

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September 21–October 23 Sandler Family Campus In describing her creative process, Neta Levi says, ”When I’m closing the door behind me to my studio (garage)…I feel like I’m drifting away with my imagination. I celebrate my creativity with endless tubes of color and paint and pieces of fabric, papers, beads, no limits, no boundaries. It [...]

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Former Ambassador Dennis Ross to address Tidewater community

September 19, 2016

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Tuesday, September 20, 7:30 pm,  Sandler Center for the Performing Arts  The Israel Today 2016–2017 season, sponsored by Charles Barker Automotive, begins with visiting expert Dennis Ross, who will discuss his new book, Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama and the potential impact of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on foreign [...]

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Shabbat Shalom to summer

September 19, 2016

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The beer dive for adults is about to begin.

Freshly cut grass, chlorine, sunscreen, and melted popsicles are the scents of summer usually found by the pool at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus. On the evening of Friday, August 29 at the YAD and JCC End of Summer Shabbat Dinner and Pool Party, new aromas filled the air: that of a Shabbat [...]

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Investigative piece on top secret U.S. operation

September 19, 2016

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Operation Paperclip (The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought  Nazi Scientists to America) Annie Jacobsen Little, Brown and Company, 2014 575 pages, $30  Author Annie Jacobsen, a Princeton University graduate, already proved her superb investigative and writing skills in her New York Times bestseller, Area 51. Her latest book, Operation Paperclip, ought to be a bestseller [...]

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L’Shanah Tovah 5777

September 19, 2016

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5776: The year in review and more.  

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From the Hal Sacks Jewish News Archives

September 19, 2016

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September 22, 2006 Fourteen teenagers took a weeklong bus adventure as part of the Simon Family Jewish Community Center’s Operation Understanding Hampton Roads. The group visited Atlanta, Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery, and such diverse sites as the Voting Rights Museum, The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum and attractions that included the Southern Poverty Law Center [...]

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Eyes on You

September 19, 2016

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One year is ending and another is beginning. We stand before G-d and ask him to bless us this year. We think of all of the good things that happened over the past year and hope that they will be repeated and multiplied. We think of all of the bad things—or the not so good [...]

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Making the world a better place

September 19, 2016

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With the approach of the Jewish Holidays, many of us are starting to review our actions over the past year. We reflect on the goals we set for ourselves and assess whether we met them and we begin to contemplate how we can make positive changes going forward. As I review my personal actions, I [...]

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Sonia Rykiel, ‘Queen of Knitwear’ fashion designer, dies at 86

September 4, 2016

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Prominent French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, who was known for her knitwear designs, died August 25 at 86. Rykiel, dubbed the “Queen of Knitwear,” had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease since the late 1990s. She was known for celebrating women’s bodies with knitted striped clothes that clung to the body. Rykiel often broke unspoken fashion [...]

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Arthur Hiller, Jewish director of love Story

September 4, 2016

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Arthur Hiller, the Canadian-born Jewish director most famous for the hit movie Love Story, has died. Hiller, had been in failing health for some time, died August 17. He was 92. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Arthur Hiller,” the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences [...]

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