Archive | October, 2016

Society of Professionals builds for the future

October 27, 2016

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Greg Zittrain Last month marked the launch of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Society of Professionals, a newly created collaboration between UJFT’s Maimonides and Business and Legal societies. This new entity is the product of a year of discussions focusing on strategic goals and positioning. It had become clear that we were creating successful [...]

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From the Hal Sacks Jewish News Archives

October 27, 2016

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October 22, 2006 At least five people from the Navy/Air Mobility Command Air Terminal volunteer each month at Jewish Family Service to assist with the agency’s food bank. Because of the volunteers, more food can be ordered for families in need because the manpower is available to help with unloading and sorting. October 18, 1996 [...]

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High Holiday Services 5777 Schedule

October 27, 2016

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To see the High Holiday Services schedule, click here.

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Lee & Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival Wednesday, Nov. 9–Sunday, Nov 20

October 27, 2016

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Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7 pm Transformations from Ethiopia to Israel Ricki Rosen Photojournalist Ricki Rosen shares insights and compelling before and after images of the Ethiopian Jewish immigrants, rescued by Israel during the Operation Solomon airlift in the 1980’s. Her work records their transformation into Israeli society 13 years later.     Megemeria Jewelry with [...]

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Deborah Lipstadt provides free speech lessons to Rachel Weisz for Denial role

October 5, 2016

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Ben Sales NEW YORK (JTA)—Before the most dramatic episode of her professional life became a movie, Deborah Lipstadt had some work to do. No, she didn’t have to make some last-minute changes to the script or take a crash course in acting. Her job: To teach Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz how to talk like a [...]

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HAT Golf Tournament—Swinging for the students

October 5, 2016

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On a gorgeous, sunny Tuesday, August 30, despite a tropical storm brewing off the coast of North Carolina, crowds came out enthusiastically swinging at Bayville Golf Club. They came for more than just a golf tournament, however. The golf devotees were playing for a higher purpose— they were raising money to benefit HAT students and [...]

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Hazak event at Beth El highlights Ron Lauder and the JDC: Bringing Judaism back to the youth of Eastern Europe

October 5, 2016

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Betsy O. Karotkin Beth El’s Hazak event on Sunday, September 11, where Annie Sandler was the guest speaker, made me wonder whether the blessings of living in America can become curses. What I mean by that is we have so much freedom that we begin to take everything for granted. And somehow, what was once [...]

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Clinton and Trump, meeting with Netanyahu, share commitment to US-Israel alliance

October 5, 2016

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Hillary Clinton said she opposed any U.N. Security Council bid to impose a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just hours after a summit between the Israeli leader and Donald Trump. Netanyahu’s meetings with the Democratic nominee and with her Republican rival were a study in similarities – [...]

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Even Israel doesn’t do ethnic profiling the way Donald Trump thinks it does

October 5, 2016

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Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA)—Donald Trump wants to profile likely terrorists the way Israel does it. The problem is, Israel and the United States already profile in similar ways—and neither in the way Trump prefers. The Republican presidential nominee’s proposal to blanket-profile entire communities would be unwieldy and pose thorny ethical problems, according to professionals who [...]

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Study shows how Jewish vote could play crucial role in key states

October 5, 2016

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Penny Schwartz BOSTON (JTA)—A new study, touted as the first-ever state-by-state, county-bycounty Jewish population estimate, shows how the Jewish vote could play a crucial role in key battleground states. The study, released Thursday, September 21 and conducted by the Steinhardt Social Research Institute at Brandeis University in suburban Boston, found that in Bucks County, Pennsylvania—one [...]

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