Archive | November, 2016

Defining anti-Semitism

November 21, 2016

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Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7:30 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, free Author Kenneth L. Marcus will share details from his latest book, The Definition of Anti-Semitism, in which he elaborates on the link between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism, and how this is impacting the critiques of Israel on university campuses at a Beyond the Book [...]

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Hebrew Academy of Tidewater Konikoff Center of Learning

November 21, 2016

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K-5 Open House — Wednesday, Dec. 7, 8:30 am This event will include information sessions and the chance to meet current HAT faculty, students and parents. RSVP to Carin Simon, admissions director, Hebrew Academy of Tidewater and Strelitz Early Childhood Education Center, at 757-424-4327 or csimon@hebrewacademy.net.

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Fighting Anti-Semitism with Legal Advocacy

November 21, 2016

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Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6–7 pm, Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus The Society of Professionals and INSCO Insurance invite community members to attend the next event in the Conversations series, a private discussion with Kenneth L. Marcus, president and general counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law. Marcus, a former [...]

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Chevra Cinema presents Yentl

November 21, 2016

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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 pm Jewish Museum & Cultural Center The Jewish Museum & Cultural Center’s Cheva Cinema film series will present Yentl, a 1983 American romantic musical drama film from United Artists (through MGM) directed, co-written, co-produced by and starring Barbra Streisand. The dramatic story incorporates humor and music to relate the odyssey of [...]

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Jill and Amnon Damti, a deaf and hearing dance duo from Israel performs Two Worlds

November 21, 2016

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Sunday, Dec. 11, 6 pm Museum of Contemporary Art An Israeli deaf and hearing dance duo from Israel, Jill and Amnon Damti will perform, Two Worlds, where the worlds of silence and sound are creatively meshed into a moving dance performance. The Damtis use pantomime, sign language and fluid movement to engage the audience in [...]

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A Jew is a Jew, whether Red or Blue

November 21, 2016

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“Abraham was old, advanced in years. The LORD had blessed Abraham in all [things].—The Numerological equivalent of the word “all” is 52, [meaning] “son”. Inasmuch as Abraham had a son [Isaac], it was necessary to arrange for him to marry.”—Rashi, commentary to Genesis 24:1 “The [Rabbinic] schools of Hillel and Shammai debated each other for [...]

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Leonard Cohen, whose Jewish-infused poetry and songs inspired generations

November 21, 2016

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(JTA)—Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist Leonard Cohen has passed away,” his Facebook page said late Thursday, Nov. 10. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.” [...]

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From Generation to Generation

November 21, 2016

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Learning from one another, some area seniors and teens have found that they may have more in common than they first imagined. To enrich the lives of both teens and seniors by forming friendships, Ohef Sholom Temple applied for and received a two-year grant to fund a gap-bridging program for these two groups called Better [...]

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Neta Levi sparks creativity at Sandler Family Campus

November 21, 2016

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The halls of the Sandler Family Campus were lined with tables covered in red and white checked tablecloths on Wednesday, Oct. 19. It was not in preparation for an elaborate Italian dinner, but for the kickoff of three events with Neta Levi, Israel Today’s Israeli mixed media artist. The Family Art Workshop was a frolicking [...]

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Serving up shalom at a post-election Thanksgiving

November 21, 2016

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LOS ANGELES (JTA)—It was just a few weeks ago, on the night of Nov. 8, that my family had all anxiously exchanged text messages as we watched the election results trickle in. State by state, my Hillary-loving family saw our hopes slipping away—and now, too soon, we are going to have to gather around the [...]

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