Archive | April, 2017

A Taste of Israel comes to Tidewater with Puzzle Chefs’ Israeli Kitchen Encounter

April 28, 2017

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Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Guy Marom and Nir Margalith, Israeli chefs and founders of the tour group Puzzle Israel, will share their love of fresh, authentic Israeli food in a fun, hands-on Israeli Kitchen Encounter. At this culinary workshop, participants will be able to enjoy a glass of [...]

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Learn about the Technion – Sunday, May 21, 10 am, Beth El

April 28, 2017

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A multi-media program featuring Irv Elenberg, Mid-Atlantic regional director for the American Technion Society (ATS), will be presented by the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth El and Avraham and Patricia Ashkenazi. Elenberg has transformed the Washington, DC office from a minor presence to a thriving region of support for the ATS, which exists to support [...]

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Holocaust Commission’s 13th Biennial Educators’ Conference Words Matter: Now More Than Ever

April 28, 2017

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Wednesday, July 26, 7:30 am–4 pm, Norfolk Academy Batten Library Thursday, July 27, 7:30 am–5 pm, trip to the Virginia Holocaust Museum, Richmond The Holocaust Commission’s 13th Biennial Educator’s Conference, which continues a tradition of enabling teachers, administrators, student advocates, humanitarians, and history buffs to better understand the tragic events of the Holocaust, is now [...]

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Lag B’Omer Bash: Bonfires and Family Fun

April 28, 2017

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Sunday, May 14, 5-7:30 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Free for Moms in honor of Mothers’ Day More than 400 people, young and old, gathered last year to light up the night sky with a blazing bonfire for an Israeli inspired Lag B’Omer Bash at the Sandler Family Campus. This year’s celebration of the [...]

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Albert Einstein was a sex magnet? Four surprising facts about the Jewish genius

April 28, 2017

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NEW YORK (JTA)—Think “Albert Einstein,” and certain images or phrases likely come to mind: “genius,” “kooky,” “wild hair,” “theory of relativity,” “E=mc2”—maybe even “Zionist.” Sex and violence? Not so much. Then there’s Genius—National Geographic channel’s first scripted show—that provides a healthy dose of both. Within the first few minutes, viewers witness the bloody murder of [...]

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Anti-Semitic incidents in US surging in ‘17, rose by a third in ‘16

April 28, 2017

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( JTA)—Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States soared 86 percent in the first three months of 2017 after rising by more than one-third in 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League. There has been a massive increase in harassment of American Jews, largely since November, and at least 34 incidents linked to the presidential election that [...]

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Zoe Siegel recognized for social justice endeavors

April 28, 2017

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Early in her teen years, Zoe Martina Siegel knew that all was not right with the world. Her consciousness rose and she began to speak out. In fact, her Norfolk Academy senior speech was about reproductive rights and how politicized they are. It’s not so surprising, then, that this Tidewater native, who will graduate this [...]

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Renee Heyman turned lemons into lemonade into Pink Tea

April 28, 2017

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When Renee Heyman, founding mother of The Pink Tea Initiative at Temple Emanuel, invited Paula Krukin Levy to help her organize her first fundraiser in 2012, she had no way of knowing the event would outlive her. A cancer survivor for 42 years, Heyman made a solemn vow to never let cancer get in the [...]

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For Elaine Luria, it’s ships to mermaids

April 28, 2017

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United States Naval Cmdr. Elaine Goodman Luria appears at ease when there’s a new adventure, opportunity, or challenge to be seized. Whether it is operating ships for the U.S. Navy, imagining, starting, and expanding a new business, or raising a family, Luria calmly and efficiently takes it all in stride. While she doesn’t appear to [...]

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Women

April 28, 2017

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May 1, 2017, Women Section

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