Archive | March, 2018

Seniors decorate umbrellas for Yom HaAtzmaut

March 23, 2018

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Tuesday, March 27, 12:30 pm • Sandler Family Campus Based on an installation of 1,000 umbrellas adorning Yoel Moshe Solomon Street in Jerusalem during the summer of 2015, UJFT’s Community Relations Council is launching a similar installation in the Simon Family JCC’s Cardo to delight attendees of Israel Fest, Tidewater’s Jewish community celebration of Yom [...]

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Tidewater Chavurah’s Second Friday Shabbat Service

March 23, 2018

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Friday, April 13, 7 pm Tidewater Chavurah’s second Friday of the month Shabbat service will take place at the home of Hal and Elaine in the Great Neck Meadows area of Virginia Beach. A “congregation without walls,” events are held in members’ homes or at other locations. Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill leads the service and an [...]

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Seventh Annual Pink Tea

March 23, 2018

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Sunday May 6, 2–4 pm Temple Emanuel at Baltic and 25th St. Temple Emanuel’s annual Pink Tea to raise money and awareness for cancer screenings will take place in May. All proceeds go to the Beach Health Clinic for cancer screenings. $12.50 per person. Become a “Pink Angel” for $25. Call 757-428-2591 or 757-467-6677 for [...]

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Faces of Survival

March 23, 2018

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Timing is everything. The number of remaining Holocaust survivors is rapidly decreasing. Thirty live in Tidewater. Several were children in Eastern and Western Europe, but many are Russians or Ukrainians who were young children during WWII. Now they are in their 80s and 90s. Twenty-six of these survivors are represented in a powerful series of [...]

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A spectacular birthday celebration for Leonard Bernstein

March 23, 2018

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Friday, April 13, Ferguson Center, Newport News Saturday, April 14, Chrysler Hall, Norfolk The Virginia Arts Festival will open its 2018 spring season with a stunning birthday party for Leonard Bernstein. The Festival is joining arts organizations on six continents in a worldwide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the cultural giant. [...]

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Calling all student artists for Umbrella Project

March 23, 2018

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Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 30 In celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary, the Simon Family JCC will be adorned with a sky full of umbrellas to resemble a similar installation in the streets of Jerusalem and other cities around the world. In fact, the Community Relations Council of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater has already [...]

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Kurt Rosenbach to receive lifetime achievement award

March 23, 2018

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Thursday, April 19, 5:30 pm Norfolk Waterside Marriott Volunteer Hampton Roads will honor Kurt Rosenbach with the Lenora Mathews Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership in community service. Rosenbach has served the community by being active in more than 20 different civic groups. In addition to serving as president of Ohef Sholom [...]

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Leon Family Gallery

March 23, 2018

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14th Annual Grieving Children’s Art Show March Jewish Family Service counseling staff, through the Dozoretz Center for Healing and Jessica Glasser Therapeutic Pavilion, specializes in helping individuals of all ages cope with loss and grieving. One component of this program is a free support group for children, teens, and their families who have experienced the [...]

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Passover, Yom Hashoah, and Yom Ha’atzmaut

March 23, 2018

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The Biblical account of the celebrated Exodus from Egypt became the leitmotif of rabbinic theology, perceiving in the Israelites’ redemption from a House of Bondage, God’s greatness, guidance, and goodness. Thus the Shalosh Regalim—the three Pilgrim festivals of Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot revolving around the common theme of the Exodus—point at the divine gifts of [...]

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YAD Pours through Purim

March 23, 2018

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This year the Young Adult Division of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater switched up their traditional Purim costume party for a ‘door to door’ or ‘bar to bar’ event at the Waterside District, letting the drinks flow for a progressive party. On Saturday, February 24, more than 50 YAD members could be seen dressed [...]

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