Archive | January, 2017

Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home

January 30, 2017

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Wednesday, March 15, 12 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Author of the award-winning memoir, Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home, Jessica Fechtor will share her journey of recovery from a ruptured aneurysm at age 28 and how she reclaimed her life through the restorative power of food and [...]

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CRC’s 5th annual Israel Poster Contest for first–12th graders

January 30, 2017

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Deadline: Monday, February 13 The Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater invites area first through 12th graders to participate in its fourth annual Israel Poster Contest. Students and teachers can find a list of cool facts about Israel at www.JewishVA. org/CRCIsraelPosterContest. Each student should choose one fact from the list to [...]

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Saturday Night Laughs, a comedy show

January 30, 2017

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Saturday, February 18, 7:30 pm, Ohef Sholom Temple An evening of eating, drinking, and clean comedy, hosted by Susan Sussman, Ohef Sholom Temple’s comedienne, will take place in the temple’s Kaufman Hall. The exciting lineup of very funny people includes national headliner David Beck and local comedians Sid Bridge, Joy Julian, Jon Kranz, and Vince [...]

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Israeli pianist, a Young Concert Artist winner, to perform at Sandler Center’s Miller Theater

January 30, 2017

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Tomer Gewirtzman, piano February 8, 7:30 pm One of the most exciting artists to emerge from the acclaimed Young Concert Artists program, Tomer Gewirtzman, pianist, is slated to perform at the Sandler Center’s Miller Theatre. The concert is presented by Virginia Arts Festival. Hailed by The Washington Post as an artist of “formidable virtuosity and [...]

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Israel Story with Mishy Harman, master podcast storyteller

January 30, 2017

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Thursday, February 16, 7:30 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, free In a world of visual media communication, a radio podcast might seem like a throwback to an earlier era, but Mishy Harman, a curly haired, 30-something Jerusalemite, experienced an epiphany during a long road trip across the U.S. Captivated by the intimacy of [...]

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Join CRC in Richmond for Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day

January 30, 2017

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Wednesday, February 8 Deadline for registration: Tuesday, January 31 One of the great strengths of the Tidewater Jewish community is that so many people are willing to take action when it comes to issues impacting Israel or Jews locally and abroad. As such, the CRC always has a strong delegation in Richmond for the annual [...]

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What was Pharaoh thinking?

January 30, 2017

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It’s interesting to reflect on the Torah portion, Parshat Bo, while reading Alan Morinis’s book, Everyday Holiness, in preparation for Tidewater Together. This year, the series of programs focuses on the theory and practice of mussar, a 200-year-old system of Jewish teachings. Morinis, who will speak at each Tidewater Together event, posits that people can [...]

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Thanks to generous donors, Jewish Family Service helped 120 families during Hanukkah

January 30, 2017

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Now in its 24th year, Jewish Family Service of Tidewater’s Chanukah Gift Program annually helps local Jewish families in financial need with gifts and gift cards for their children and teens, and with money for those without children. This year, JFS received donations from individuals, families, groups, companies, organizations, congregations, and schools. Boxes were filled [...]

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At dawn of the Trump era, two Jewish tribes descend on Washington

January 30, 2017

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WASHINGTON ( JTA)—“Cantor Kaufman!” Rabbi Jonah Pesner shouted across the intersection of 3rd and D in Washington’s Northwest quadrant, packed sidewalk to sidewalk with women in pink pussycat hats and their male friends. “A song!” Jason Kaufman, the cantor at Beth El in Alexandria, Virginia, draped in a rainbow tallit and in the middle of [...]

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What Trump can do for Mideast peace on day one

January 30, 2017

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(JTA)—In the run-up to his swearing-in on Friday, January 20, President Donald Trump made a series of big promises to Israel. Aside from his oft-repeated pledge to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, he has talked about reviving the peace process with the Palestinians, with a goal of achieving a deal before [...]

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