Archive | October, 2017

Israel Today: Innovative Voices of the 21st Century, Dr. Rachel Fish

October 20, 2017

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Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Dr. Rachel Fish, Ivy League educator, documentarian, and activist, will discuss her latest book, which she co-edited with Ilan Troen, Essential Israel: Essays for the 21st Century, next month in Tidewater. Her presentation is part of the Israel Today series and the Simon Family [...]

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What I’ve learned from listening to my audience

October 20, 2017

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Sunday, Nov. 19, 10:30 am, Ohef Sholom Temple Neville Frankel, author, On the Sickle’s Edge I’ve been speaking to many diverse groups lately about the writing of my recent novel, On the Sickle’s Edge. As I refined my talk, a most wonderful speech coach—let’s call her Nancy—offered me some advice. It turned out to be [...]

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Author Ali Katz brings mindfulness to Tidewater

October 20, 2017

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Wednesday, Nov. 15, 11 am, Simon Family JCC Ali Katz is a mindfulness guru. Her mission is to inspire people across the globe to leave stress and guilt behind and to embrace a life full of balance, presence, and joy. Katz began her journey when she realized that as a mother of two young boys [...]

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Tidewater’s 3rd Annual Great Big Challah Bake

October 20, 2017

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Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus In 2013, on the Thursday evening before the first Shabbos Project in Johannesburg, South Africa, 2,500 women gathered to share in the joy and tradition of making challah. The Shabbos Project’s goal is to unite Jews around the world to keep and share in [...]

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Congregation Beth El commemorates Kristallnacht

October 20, 2017

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Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30 pm, Beth El “Evil does not need your help, only your indifference.” These are the words of Holocaust survivor Hanns Loewenbach, z’l—and he would know—as he was in his hometown of Berlin the night of Nov. 9, 1938 and witnessed the flames, arrests, and terrors of Kristallnacht. Commemorating Kristallnacht—A Rally Cry [...]

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Lech-Lecha

October 20, 2017

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(Genesis 12:1–17:27) Noah was destined to be neither the father of the Jewish people nor the founder of our faith. Though the most righteous in his corrupt generation, he failed to reach out and save human lives besides those of his family. Thus, the rabbis who were aware of Noah’s disturbing limitations in the terse, [...]

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Rabbi Jason Rubenstein’s multi-faceted visit to KBH reached many

October 20, 2017

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“I’ve studied Rav Hutner before, but never like that,” says Rabbi Arthur Ruberg, rabbi emeritus of Temple Beth El. That is just one reaction after learning with Rabbi Jason Rubenstein at a pre-Selichot learning session, Saturday, Sept. 16, at Kehillat Bet Hamidrash/Kempsville Conservative Synagogue. Rabbi Rubenstein, Dean of Students and Alumni at Yeshivat Hadar, was [...]

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A great start to a new year for BeAR

October 20, 2017

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The Be A Reader literacy program kicked off the 2017-2018 school year with a welcome breakfast and meeting on Monday, Sept. 18 for nearly 50 new and returning volunteers. Gail Flax, program chair and founder, spoke about the program and BeAR captains talked about their experiences and best practices. “We have wonderful kids, and you [...]

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Maccabi Transatlantic Cup Golf takes Jeff Flax to England

October 20, 2017

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Twelve Jewish American golfers went to battle with 12 Jewish British golfers using their clubs—their golf clubs, to be clear. These top amateur golfers played in the 22nd Maccabi Transatlantic Cup Golf Matches Sep. 12 through Sep. 15. Virginia Beach resident, Jeff Flax, was one of 12 golfers from across the United States selected to [...]

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Tidewater joins International Yom Limmud movement

October 20, 2017

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Sunday, Nov. 12, 1–5 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Yom Limmud (Hebrew for “learning”) promotes global Jewish unity by offering an inclusive cross-communal space for Jews of all ages and backgrounds to meet, learn, volunteer, and build community. Since its’ founding in 1980, the Yom Limmud movement has worked to foster a lively [...]

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