Archive | January, 2018

Beth Sholom Village, local schools, and synagogues partner to honor fathers and mothers

January 22, 2018

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Second Annual Kahbaid weekend includes spiritual, interactive, educational, and entertaining salutes to parents February 2–4 Honor Your Father and Mother. Number five of the Top 10 Commandments, it is read and studied first each year in the Torah in the Sedrah Yitro (Chapter 20 of Exodus). This year, the reading will be on the weekend [...]

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HAT and Strelitz celebrate traditions with grandparents

January 22, 2018

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While many people were busy preparing turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater Konikoff Center of Learning and the Strelitz Early Childhood Education Center celebrated the time-honored tradition of Grandparents’ Day on Wednesday, Nov. 22. More than 200 grandparents and special friends, hailing from Virginia Beach all the way to Russia and [...]

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Latkepalooza: A festive evening of music, crafts, programs, and food

January 22, 2018

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On the second night of Hanukkah, December 13, more than 150 children and adults gathered at the Sandler Family Campus to celebrate the Festival of Lights. The 5th annual Latkepalooza, co-sponsored by the Simon Family Jewish Community Center and PJ Library, included live entertainment by Latin Grammy award winner Mr. G. His musical performance—which included [...]

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Portnoys agree on their legacy

January 22, 2018

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When talking with Erinn and Dr. Felix Portnoy, the commitment and love they have for the Jewish community is obvious. As parents of very young children, they feel compelled to step up and provide for the Jewish future of the next generation, and are thrilled to be able to do so by leaving a gift [...]

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Jewish volunteers serve Christmas dinner

January 22, 2018

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For almost a quarter-century, about 20 Jews in Tidewater have engaged in a beloved Christmas tradition: serving Christmas dinner at a homeless shelter in Norfolk. For at least 20 years, they ensured that residents of the Dwelling Place, an emergency shelter that has since closed, enjoyed a hearty Christmas meal. The recent Christmas was the [...]

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HAT graduate moves home to serve community as rabbi

January 22, 2018

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There’s a new rabbi in town. Just before Hanukkah, Virginia Beach native Rabbi Zalman Margolin moved from Brooklyn with his wife Bracha and their two children to expand Chabad of Tidewater with a new presence near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. “We are delighted to welcome the new Margolin family to town and to announce the [...]

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Delta employees detail a pattern of anti-Semitic abuse at airline

January 22, 2018

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NEW YORK (JTA)—It wasn’t long after Nahum Amir began working for Delta Airlines as a mechanic that he says his manager started calling him “the Jewish guy.” Then Amir says the manager accused him and other Jews of “killing kids in Gaza.” During the same period, Yaron Gilinsky was working as a Delta flight attendant [...]

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Investments & Giving

January 22, 2018

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Investments, January 22, 2017

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Cantor with a conscience: Cantor Jennifer Rueben

January 22, 2018

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A soaring new cantorial voice can be heard at Ohef Sholom Temple. Facilitating meaningful prayer and bringing festive and beautiful music to her congregation, however, are not the only talents Cantor Jennifer Rueben has revealed since her arrival in Norfolk five short months ago. Cantor Jen, as she is known to all, actively leads the [...]

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Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

January 22, 2018

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25 | Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film presented by Alma & Howard Laderberg* and Patricia & Avraham Ashkenazi continues through Sunday, Jan. 28 National and international films, classics, and dramas featuring award-winning Jewish writers, actors, and filmmakers, are being shown around Tidewater during the 25th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film. Guest speakers accompany [...]

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