Archive | December, 2017

Setting all students up for success at Hebrew Academy of Tidewater

December 18, 2017

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Jewish Proverb: “Who is wise? The one who learns from every person.” While a Jewish Day School experience is often considered a homogeneous education, within every group of students, a range of abilities always exists. Hebrew Academy of Tidewater’s goal, therefore, is to create a caring community so that students feel comfortable asking for help [...]

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Beth El welcomes the Park Place School

December 18, 2017

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Walking through Congregation Beth El’s education wing on a weekday, one might be surprised to hear the sounds of violins. The source of the music is from students who attend the Park Place School, located at Beth El since August. Each of the 66 second through sixth graders who attend the school take weekly violin [...]

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US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital long overdue

December 18, 2017

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In a move long overdue, the United States of America has finally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Congratulations to President Trump, congratulations to people of Israel, and congratulations to everyone who prayed to see this day. Over the past 50 years, the people of Israel have served as faithful stewards over Jerusalem and [...]

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Noted local artist’s work will have lead role in new Beth Sholom theater

December 18, 2017

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Sunday, Feb. 4, 2 pm First performance will be tribute to mothers and fathers Lorraine Fink’s iconic artwork hangs on the walls of many Tidewater homes and galleries. A series of designs entitled “Seven Days of Creation” is permanently displayed at the Sandler Family Campus and another inspired by the Torah is outside the social [...]

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Israel Today’s Rachel Fish speaks with myriad groups

December 18, 2017

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Educator and editor, Rachel Fish, visited Tidewater in early November, making stops at local high schools, universities, and other public forums along the way. Fish, associate director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, began her trip at the Simon Family JCC as part of Yom Limmud, a day of Jewish learning. [...]

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Education

December 18, 2017

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Education, December 18, 2017

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Jerusalem recognition reaction

December 18, 2017

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President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States intends to move its embassy to Jerusalem as a recognition of that city’s status as the capital of Israel, has been met with myriad responses—from jubilation to dismay, from pride and relief to anger and protests and destruction. The following articles reflect some of those reactions. As [...]

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25th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

December 18, 2017

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25 Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film presented by Alma & Howard Laderberg* and Patricia & Avraham Ashkenazi Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 – Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 Multiple theaters throughout Virginia Beach and Norfolk Free—Pre-Festival event Marshall Monday, Jan. 15, 6 pm, free TCC Roper Performing Arts Center 340 Granby Street, Norfolk Directed by Reginald [...]

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Europe’s only Jewish hospice gives Holocaust survivors a dignified farewell

December 1, 2017

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AMSTERDAM (JTA)—Henny Goudeketting, a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor, is ailing and preparing to leave the world. Goudeketting, who was sterilized in Nazi medical experiments at Auschwitz, has neither children nor other relatives to care for her. Now, after multiple infections and recurrent falls, she’s readying to say goodbye. “It’s kind of strange,” Goudeketting says. “I know [...]

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Holocaust survivor, known in Chicago as “Ben the Barber”

December 1, 2017

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Benjamin Scheinkopf, a Poland-born Jew who worked at his Chicago barbershop until he was 97, has died. He survived the Holocaust by cutting hair. Scheinkopf, who moved to the United States in 1954, died Saturday, Nov. 18 at the age of 98 after working for more than 80 years as a barber, the Chicago Sun [...]

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