Archive | February, 2018

Why show Animal House at a Jewish film festival

February 16, 2018

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Wow! It is truly remarkable that the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film presented by Alma and Howard Laderberg* and Patricia and Avraham Ashkenazi has been around for a quarter of a century. That’s a long time to bring culture and entertainment to Tidewater by showing the cream of the crop in Jewish and Israeli-themed movies. [...]

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De Mommas and De Poppas’ tribute to parents draws big crowd to Beth Sholom Village

February 16, 2018

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A cast of community members sang, danced, and joked about mothers, fathers, and kids during the A’Bisl Theater’s tribute to the Fifth Commandment during a spirited variety show at Beth Sholom Village on Sunday, Feb. 4. More than 200 people packed into the Pincus Paul Community Room for the hour-long performance. Directed by Madi Rossettini, [...]

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UJFT’s Society of Professionals gets first look at Cavalier Hotel

February 16, 2018

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The grand reopening of Virginia Beach’s historic Cavalier Hotel will take place in March, but United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Society of Professionals (SOP) received a special “sneak peak” on February 1. Axel Suray, executive vice president of Gold Key PHR, guided 10 members of the SOP steering committee on a full tour of the [...]

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YAD MomME Time takes on Hiddur Mitzvah Project

February 16, 2018

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As part of the Gary Rosenthal Hiddur Mitzvah Project, members of UJFT’s Young Adult Division’s MomMe made mosaic Shabbat candlesticks on Wednesday, Jan. 24 during a Tikkun Olam event at the Simon Family JCC. Gary Rosenthal is best known for his unique line of Judaica sculptures that he has created for more than 30 years. [...]

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Dr. Bern Wollschlaeger captivated community with his personal story of discovery and transformation

February 16, 2018

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More than 160 members of the community, including religious school students from Ohef Sholom Temple, Congregation Beth El, Temple Israel, and KBH attended a powerful and timely presentation by Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger on Sunday morning, Jan 28 at Ohef Sholom. Author of A German Life: Against All Odds. Change is Possible (2007), Wollschlaeger was a [...]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she will serve as long as she has ‘steam’

February 16, 2018

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Jewish audience that she would serve on the U.S. Supreme Court as long as she felt up to it. Ginsburg, appearing Thursday, Feb. 1 at a Forward event at Adas Israel synagogue in Washington, D.C., appeared to confirm recent reports that she plans on serving through Donald Trump’s [...]

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Retirement

February 16, 2018

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Retirement, February 19, 2018

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William L. Nusbaum to receive Humanitarian Award

February 16, 2018

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Thursday, March 22, 5:45 pm The Westin, Virginia Beach Town Center The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities has selected William L. Nusbaum to be among those receiving its prestigious Humanitarian Award this year, at their 54th annual dinner. The Tidewater chapter of VCIC will recognize Nusbaum for his longstanding commitment to promoting respect and understanding [...]

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CRC’s annual Date With the State 2018 exceeds expectations

February 16, 2018

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How often are you asked by a state legislator for help with pushing his tax credit effort or guidance as to the current status of anti-Israel divestiture efforts? Probably not very often. But in my case, at last month’s statewide Jewish Advocacy Day in Richmond, I engaged with Delegate Glen Davis and other team members [...]

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Mathilde Krim, AIDS research pioneer who fought disease’s stigma

February 2, 2018

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Mathilde Krim, a prominent AIDS researcher who fought the stigma surrounding the disease, has died. Krim passed away on Monday, Jan. 15 at the age of 91, people close to her wrote on Facebook. The researcher founded the AIDS Medical Foundation in 1983, at a time when widespread homophobia hampered people from speaking out about [...]

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