Archive | December, 2016

Torah Study for Skeptics continues; Rabbi to begin Hebrew class

December 21, 2016

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Begins Sunday, Jan. 8, 6–8 pm Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill, spiritual leader of Tidewater Chavurah, will continue her popular class Torah Study for Skeptics, meeting in the parish hall at Old Donation Episcopal Church. The class meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month through June. Torah Study for Skeptics is geared to Jewish [...]

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Beth Sholom Village Annual Switch Day

December 21, 2016

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Sunday, Dec. 25, 7 am–2 pm Spend time with residents and be part of a more than 30-year-tradition. Volunteer activities include: • Serving food • Reading books • Playing board games • And, more! Well-behaved animals are also welcome. A Switch Day social for residents and volunteers begins at 2 pm. Call or email Josh [...]

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Temple Sinai to dish up deli food and Deli Man film

December 21, 2016

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Sunday, Jan. 15, 12:30 pm Temple Sinai Newport News Bring an appetite for a showing of the documentary Deli Man at Temple Sinai. Feast on deli meat or cheese sandwiches, Sabra hummus, chips and dill pickles, Dr. Brown’s sodas and more (including popcorn), while watching people such as Jerry Stiller, Fyvush Finkel and others celebrate [...]

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Mister G will rock The 4th Annual Latke Palooza & Pancake Breakfast

December 21, 2016

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Sunday, Dec. 25, 9:30 am–3 pm Mister G concert: 11 am Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Partaking of delicious and comforting food during the holiday season spans all religious traditions. With Hanukkah and Christmas sharing the same date this year, what could be better than latkes and pancakes flipping out of hot skillets at [...]

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Prepare for Date with the State over lunch with the CRC

December 21, 2016

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Thursday, Jan. 12, 12 pm, Sandler Family Campus To prepare for this year’s Date with the State on Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Legislative Action Committee will host a meeting to discuss potential issues that the delegation will present to General Assembly representatives. Past issues during [...]

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Date with the State, Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day 2017

December 21, 2016

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Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7 am–4 pm For years, members of Jewish communities from across the Commonwealth have gone to the State Capitol in Richmond to collaborate on Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day, also known as Date with the State. This annual event has proven to be a powerful forum to effectively communicate with General Assembly members [...]

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Super Sunday XXXVI: Drawing community together for Tidewater’s annual phonathon

December 21, 2016

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Sunday, Jan. 22, 9 am – 1 pm Super Sunday, the Tidewater Jewish community’s largest single fundraising day of the year, is as predictable as eating latkes during Hanukkah. Volunteers from throughout South Hampton Roads will gather at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, make phone calls to family, friends and other community members, [...]

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Clarity of vision

December 21, 2016

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Pharaoh dreamed two dreams. In the first, he was standing on the river Nile. He watched as seven skinny cows consumed seven stout ones. It was a dream, but it was Pharaoh’s type of dream. It was about him and he was the focal character. Pharaoh liked that. He turned over and went back to [...]

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From Mumbai to March of the Living: Bringing Holocaust education to Jewish Indian teens

December 21, 2016

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Last December I traveled to India with American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC) Entwine. My peers and I connected with the Jewish community, particularly the Jewish Youth Pioneers (JYP), a young-adult delegation of Jewish-Indians who live in the greater Mumbai region. A highlight of the trip was spending Shabbat with the JYP at a retreat [...]

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TJF’s Life & Legacy program off to an exciting start

December 21, 2016

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Since launching in September, the Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s Life & Legacy program has created new levels of excitement and engagement within the Tidewater Jewish community. The Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s Life & Legacy program is a four-year initiative that assists communities through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit local Jewish [...]

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