Archive | January, 2017

For Jewish groups in Women’s March, many causes to fight for and a long road ahead

January 30, 2017

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(JTA)—One Jewish group that joined the Women’s March on Washington has seen its online donations double since the election of Donald Trump as president. Another has twice as many guests as usual attending its annual conference. A third has seen its social media engagement skyrocket. And after bringing thousands of Jews to the streets on [...]

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Reporting to a diverse audience

January 30, 2017

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An article this month in the London-based The Jewish Chronicle, headlined: “Trump will widen the fissures in Jewish America,” states: “American Jews are well positioned to weather the storm that Mr. Trump has unleashed. The same, however, cannot be said for the organized American Jewish community. The next four years will challenge its assumptions, its [...]

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Join the Society of Professionals’ Professional Directory

January 30, 2017

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Application deadline: May 1 The official merging last fall of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Maimonides Society (medical professionals) and the Business and Legal Society into UJFT’s Society of Professionals, creates an abundance of networking and community-building opportunities. With a growing list of members, The Society of Professionals has embarked on developing a directory that [...]

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KBH and Temple Israel continue joint celebrations

January 30, 2017

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For the last 16 years, Kehillat Bet Hamidrash/Kempsville Conservative Synagogue and Temple Israel have enjoyed a programming partnership, sharing simchas, celebrations, programs, and prayers. Hanukkah 5777 saw another opportunity for being together. KBH holds an annual Hanukkah party with both indoor and outdoor candle lightings, Ed’s famous latkes, and lots of fun. This year, it [...]

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Finally! Etgar Keret

January 30, 2017

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Israeli author Etgar Keret was slated to speak at Old Dominion University’s Literary Festival this past September. Ahead of his visit, Jewish News published a review of his latest book, A Seven Year Memoir and an article about his receiving the $100,000 Bronfman Prize. Just before he was due in Norfolk, Keret was in an [...]

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Mazel Tov

January 30, 2017

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Mazel Tov Special Section, January 30, 2017

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“Kahbaid” weekend coordinated by Beth Sholom Village February 17–18

January 30, 2017

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We read it every year and are urged to practice it every day. Kahbaid et a’vecha v’et e’mecha. Honor your father and mother is the fifth of the Ten Commandments that God gave to Moses on Mount Sinai and which appear first in the Torah in the sedrah Yitro. (Exodus, Chapter 20). Kahbaid is also [...]

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Beth Sholom Village and Beth Sholom Richmond create home health entity

January 30, 2017

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A joint venture between Beth Sholom Village (BSV) and Beth Sholom Richmond (BSR), Generations Home Health is designed to fill the gap in care once a resident leaves a facility and heads home. “We like to know how a Rehab resident fares once they return to their home environment,” says David Abraham, CEO of Beth [...]

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Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater receives accreditation from National Institute for Jewish Hospice

January 30, 2017

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One of only two hospices in Virginia to retain accreditation with the National Institute of Jewish Hospices (NIJH), Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater again join more than 60 hospices nationwide in achieving the recognition. The accreditation links Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater (HPCT) with NIJH. Staff training, insights on treating [...]

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Donations still being tallied—and accepted— from super successful Super Sunday

January 30, 2017

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The 2017 Super Sunday Tidewater Jewish community phone-a-thon on January 22 raised more than $118,000 for a variety of programs helping Jews locally and around the world. One hundred volunteers of all ages attended the four-hour event at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family campus. Nearly 300 people made generous donations that day—over the phone, [...]

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