Archive | November, 2017

Super Sunday committee members consider the source of their activism

November 20, 2017

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Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 Nine young Jewish professionals have come together to form the Super Sunday Steering Committee to help develop and plan the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s phone-a-thon. The committee has chosen a theme based on the popular board game, Scrabble, to answer how each person in the Tidewater Jewish community defines their [...]

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JDC exhibit, Repairing the World: Frame by Frame

November 20, 2017

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A photographic window into Jewish life around the world December In Our Care, Alison Wachstein, Russia 2013 Inspired by a group of philanthropists who traveled around the world photographing Jewish communities and individuals helped by JDC, the Repairing the World: Frame by Frame exhibit that hung in the office of the Consulate General of the [...]

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Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3)

November 20, 2017

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With the blessing and urging of both father Isaac and mother Rebekah, Jacob leaves home. Indeed, he flees. There are two reasons for his hasty departure: Esau’s wrath and the need for a proper bride. The complex and conflicting dynamics in the household of Abraham’s son Isaac—Remember Abrahams’s own dilemmas—were due in part to Isaac’s [...]

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Dr. Mark Goldfeder visits Sandler Family Campus for a trio of events

November 20, 2017

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The Norfolk Kollel, in partnership with United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Community Relations Council and Society of Professionals, hosted Dr. Mark Goldfeder for a series of events on October 17 at the Simon Family JCC on the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus. Goldfeder, a senior fellow and project director at the Center for the [...]

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The Janet Gordon Annual Mah Jongg Day: Playing with a purpose

November 20, 2017

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In 2010, the Janet Gordon Mah Jongg Tournament began as a tribute to Janet Gordon and as a way to raise funds for Beth Sholom Village, the community’s only Jewish skilled nursing, rehab, and assisted living facility. Seven years later, it is still that and so much more. This year’s event featured some obvious differences [...]

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Flying high and winning gold

November 20, 2017

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Hearing Wes Sandler describe skydiving is much like listening to Brad Pitt’s character describe fly fishing in the film, A River Run’s Through It; equal parts science, art, adventure, and passion—and for the lucky listener, the excitement of gaining a glimpse into a world generally only seen on TV or in magazines. At one of [...]

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Where there’s a WILL there’s a way…

November 20, 2017

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Can you believe it is already November? As the days get shorter and the leaves continue to fall, we think about the end of the calendar year and all of the things we hoped or planned to get done before year-end. What did you say you were going to do this year? Were you hoping [...]

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Grants available for first time Jewish overnight campers

November 20, 2017

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Tidewater Jewish Foundation is launching the One Happy Camper program in partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camp. The initiative provides need-blind grants of up to $1,000 to families with children attending nonprofit Jewish overnight camp for the first time. One Happy Camper grant recipients, like all campers, are infused with Jewish education, awareness, and [...]

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Anti-Semitic incidents surge in United States, ADL says

November 20, 2017

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NEW YORK (JTA)—Anti-Semitic incidents in the first nine months of 2017 have risen 67 percent over the same period last year, according to the Anti- Defamation League, which factored in a string of bomb threats largely attributed to a Jewish man in Israel. On the current pace, the number of incidents will nearly double the [...]

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Jewish groups wary of proposed federal tax overhaul

November 20, 2017

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—Jewish groups expressed dismay at some of the provisions of a tax overhaul that President Donald Trump and Republicans hope to complete by the end of this year. The overhaul, broadly, slashes taxes and compensates for them to a degree by reducing deductions. Congress launched hearings on the reforms after Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., [...]

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