Archive | April, 2018

Elie Wiesel student art show

April 20, 2018

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Monday, May 7–Thursday, May 31 The 2018 Elie Wiesel Competition student art show, with more than 50 amazing student artworks, will come “home” this year to the Cardo of the Simon Family JCC. A reception for student winners and their families will take place on Tuesday, May 8. It’s worth a special trip, or just [...]

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Leon Family Gallery

April 20, 2018

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ALUT—Courageous Expressions In observance of Autism Awareness Month April An original and captivating art exhibition that champions self-expression, particularly as a powerful tool of connectivity for those lacking alternative modes of communication, Courageous Expressions is a mixed media, group exhibition of works created by untrained artists from the Israeli Society for Autistic Children (the ALUT [...]

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Blue Yarmulke celebrates honorees

April 20, 2018

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Three area conservative congregations had their annual Men’s Club Blue Yarmulke breakfast at Temple Israel on Sunday, April 15.

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Never too young to learn about Passover

April 20, 2018

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At the Strelitz Early Childhood Education Center, Passover learning includes all of the children. In the infant program, for example, one child, attracted by a dimpled faux matzah ball, crawled to an eye-level poster with matzah balls attached by Velcro… and pulled the ball off the wall. The teacher reattached and the baby pulled it [...]

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Seven treasures from a centennial exhibit on Leonard Bernstein

April 20, 2018

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(JTA)—From his birthplace in Boston to New York, Berlin, South Africa, China, and Israel, Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990), the larger-than-life conductor, pianist, composer, educator and bon vivant, is being celebrated in a two-year bonanza of concerts, stage productions, and programs marking the centennial of his birth. (In Tidewater, Virginia Arts Festival presented Bernstein at 100 earlier [...]

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“Betsy Ross of Israel” flag donated to the Ben-Gurion Archives at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

April 20, 2018

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NEW YORK April 16, 2018—In honor of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) has donated an Israeli flag created by Rebecca Affachiner, often called “the Betsy Ross of Israel,” to the Ben-Gurion Archives at Ben- Gurion University of the Negev on the [...]

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2017 Frank Family Fellowship Poland-Israel Mission Report

April 20, 2018

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Last December, I was fortunate to accompany 12 amazing volunteers representing Community Relations Councils throughout the country and the dedicated staff of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs on a 10-day mission to Poland and Israel. The trip was in many ways a march through Jewish history over hundreds of years, including a literal long [...]

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What does Israel look like to you?— The Tidewater Umbrella Project

April 20, 2018

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As the worldwide Jewish and pro-Israel communities celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is offering a new type of exhibit: The Tidewater Umbrella Project. For the past five years, the Community Relations Council has held the Israel Poster Contest. This year, the CRC did something a little different. With The Tidewater [...]

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Women

April 20, 2018

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Women, April 23, 2018

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Jewish Family Service’s Spring Into Healthy Living features exercise, music, medicine, and hope

April 20, 2018

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14th Annual Run, Roll or Stroll Sunday, May 6 24th Street Park Virginia Beach Boardwalk Jewish Family Service of Tidewater’s 14th Annual Run, Roll or Stroll features an 8K run, 5K run, 5K walk, and a 1 Mile run/walk. Families and individuals of all ages are encouraged to attend to walk, run, or just cheer [...]

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