Archive | July, 2017

Want to help bless and beautify Beth Sholom Home?

July 14, 2017

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No Jewish home, or even room, is complete without a kosher mezuzah on the door post. That will certainly be the case when the renovation of the Berger-Goldrich Home is completed by next summer. (see article on page 27) By donating a minimum of $1,000 to the Honor or Kahbaid Campaign (to be paid out [...]

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Netanyahu defends suspending the Western Wall agreement. Here’s how.

July 14, 2017

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(JTA)—American Jewish leaders are calling it a betrayal. They say that 17 months after achieving a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at Judaism’s holiest prayer site, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reneged in a Cabinet vote Sunday, June 25, effectively canceling the deal and caving to the interests of his haredi Orthodox coalition [...]

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Chief Rabbinate says list of rabbis is not a blacklist

July 14, 2017

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(JTA)—The Israeli Chief Rabbinate says that its list of foreign rabbis has been misconstrued, and that the list does not imply that those rabbis cannot be trusted to vouch for the Jewish identities of their followers. On Saturday, July 8, JTA reported on a list of some 160 rabbis whose efforts to confirm the Jewish [...]

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Al Franken learned about justice from his childhood rabbi

July 14, 2017

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(JTA)—In February 2015, Sen. Jim Inhofe carried a snowball on to the floor of the Senate to prove global warming did not exist. Everyone knows “it is very, very cold outside,” the Oklahoma Republican said. “Unseasonable.” That, says Al Franken, gave him an idea. “I thought about coming into the chamber with a snowball and [...]

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CRC partners with Cape Henry to offer Israel experience to Virginia educators

July 14, 2017

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School may be out for summer, but the business of education takes no vacation. While students bask in their break, administrators prepare for a new year of learning, facility crews repair and refresh buildings and grounds, and teachers continue to develop new and stimulating lesson plans. For one group of Virginia educators this summer, an [...]

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Hebrew Academy’s Camp Creation Station: full STEAM ahead!

July 14, 2017

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With more than 60 years of experience in the world of education, Hebrew Academy of Tidewater decided this year to pilot a one-week summer camp program—Camp Creation Station. This new camp utilized ideas and activities from HAT’s very strong STEAM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). HAT’s creative camp team came together earlier this [...]

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Beth Sholom Village installs new officers; is two-thirds of the way toward Honor Campaign goal

July 14, 2017

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Stuart Nachman is well known around Hampton Roads as an accomplished attorney, but in the Jewish community, he is also highly regarded for his long time association with Beth Sholom Village. Now, Nachman is president of the Village, which includes the Berger- Goldrich Nursing Home and Terrace Assisted Living Facility. He was installed in June [...]

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Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament refreshed and re-energized

July 14, 2017

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The Simon Family JCC’s 7th Annual Presidents’ Cup Golf tournament was transformed this year after inclement weather arrived on tournament day. Instead of an all-day golfing affair, players and their guests were invited to join the JCC and honor its past presidents on the Plume Patio at Grain, located on the fifth floor of the [...]

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Tidewater Hineni! group experiences Israel together

July 14, 2017

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On an early Tuesday morning in June, 14 new graduates of the Tidewater Hineni! Leadership Program landed in Israel for the culmination of their two-year program. The 5th UJFT Tom Hofheimer Young Leadership Mission to Israel was underway. Day 1 The mission began with an opportunity to connect with the land of Israel, as the [...]

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Legal Matters

July 14, 2017

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Who knew one year ago when we scheduled this issue’s Legal Matters that so many legal decisions and arguments would be taking place—in Israel and in the USA? Consider, for example, Israel’s suspension of the Western Wall agreement (page 16) and, its advancement of a controversial conversion bill (page 22). Then there is the article [...]

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