Archive | February, 2018

Leon Family Gallery

February 16, 2018

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Erin Zimmerman Scenes from Israel February A writer, producer, and director for CBN Documentaries, Erin Zimmerman earned an M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Regent University, then spent four years at CBN News, where she served as a segment producer and line producer for The 700 Club newscast. She has also worked as a line producer [...]

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The New York Cantors

February 16, 2018

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Premieres Sunday, March 11, 8 pm on WHRO TV 15 Three young cantors, all rising stars in the Jewish music scene, are brought together in Amsterdam’s revered 17th century Portuguese Synagogue for a concert of Jewish sacred and secular music arranged for orchestra and choir. The concert will be broadcast on WHRO TV as a [...]

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Gil Troy – The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland

February 16, 2018

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Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 pm Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach Free and open to the community A leading political historian and one of today’s most prominent activists in the fight against the de-legitimization of Israel, Gil Troy visits Tidewater as the Israel Today series continues. Israel Today is presented [...]

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Purim: A timeless holiday

February 16, 2018

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Purim’s extraordinary fun making often masks and matches the extraordinary seriousness of the life and death issues behind the holiday—while allowing for the healthy release of pent-up tension and emotion. After all, a threat of genocide hanging over a vulnerable people with a plot to terminate Jewish existence in the vast Persian empire of antiquity [...]

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Senior Seder 2018

February 16, 2018

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Wednesday, March 21, 12 pm Simon Family JCC The Joseph Fleishma n n Memorial Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation and the Simon Family JCC invite Seniors to celebrate Passover at the Senior Seder. Taking place in the Multipurpose Room at the Simon Family JCC, Rabbi Michael Panitz and Cantor Elihu Flax will lead a [...]

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Medical cannabis significantly safer for older patients with chronic pain than opioids

February 16, 2018

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev research BEER-SHEVA, Israel, February 14— Medical cannabis therapy can significantly reduce chronic pain in patients age 65 and older without adverse effects, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the Cannabis Clinical Research Institute at Soroka University Medical Center. The new study, published in The European [...]

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February is National Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion month

February 16, 2018

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Dedicated to offering programs throughout the year that raise awareness and bring people with disabilities, their families, and those who love them, into their Jewish communities in meaningful ways, for Jewish Family Service of Tidewater, National Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion month is an appropriate time to recognize its work and programs. For adults, JFS [...]

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CRC, HUBB, and VCIC present Marshall, conclusion of Building Bridges Week

February 16, 2018

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The 25th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, presented by Alma & Howard Laderberg* and Patricia & Avraham Ashkenazi, began with a free, pre-festival event at TCC Roper Performing Arts Center featuring the movie, Marshall. Presented in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and in partnership with Community Relations Council of the United Jewish [...]

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Tidewater celebrates Purim

February 16, 2018

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Purim, is a joyous holiday celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar. This year, on February 28. It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot to destroy all the Jews, as recorded in the Megillah (book of Esther). Check out these Purim events happening [...]

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For Jews in the Netherlands, Catholic Carnival feels like ‘hardcore Purim’

February 16, 2018

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TILBURG, Netherlands (JTA)— Although he lives in a city with only a few dozen Jews, the Israel-born photographer Idan Hemo and his family enjoy each spring what he calls “hardcore Purim” street festivities. “Everyone dresses up, including and especially the adults, in elaborate costumes and there’s just constant drinking and an incredible party atmosphere on [...]

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