Archive | May, 2018

Host homes needed for Shlichim

May 25, 2018

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JCamp begins next month, and as in past years, preparations are underway for this summer’s visiting Israeli Shlichim. Noya Arazi and Eilon Katzav arrive in Tidewater on June 12 to infuse JCamp with Israeli culture. They each bring a wealth of talents to enrich campers’ experiences, including dance, art, athletics, and more. Noya Arazi is [...]

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A Mother’s Day celebration at Beth Sholom

May 25, 2018

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Many mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers among the residents at the Berger-Goldrich Skilled Care Center and the Terrace Assisted Living facility, were honored by Beth Sholom Village on Mother’s Day with a special brunch. After guests ate, the new A’Bisl Theater at BSV put on a special show that included mother-inspired songs and jokes, told by [...]

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Community set to honor Harry Graber

May 25, 2018

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Thursday, June 14, 6 pm, Sandler Family Campus After serving as United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s executive vice president for 15 years, Harry Graber is set to retire on June 30. In addition to his service at UJFT, Graber was Jewish Family Service’s executive director for 15 years – for a combined total of working [...]

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One Night raises funds, delights diners

May 25, 2018

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The Simon Family JCC held its signature fundraising event, One Night, on Tuesday, April 24. Hosted by Baker’s Crust Artisan Kitchen, 132 guests gathered for a night of outstanding Israeli cuisine, community, and philanthropy. This year’s guest chef, sponsored by the Culinary Institute of Virginia, College of Culinary Arts of ECPI University, was James Beard [...]

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YAD’s momME time provides Tidewater moms with entryway to community and a much-needed break

May 25, 2018

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The momME time program through the Young Adult Division of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, was launched in 2016 as a way to bring Tidewater moms together to bond, relax, and engage with the community; completely kid-free. From the start it has been a huge success. So far this year, YAD has hosted three [...]

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Health Care

May 25, 2018

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Health Care, May 28, 2018

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Lucie Waldman awarded Stein Family College Scholarship from Tidewater Jewish Foundation

May 25, 2018

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The annual Stein Family College Scholarship of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation was awarded this month to Lucie Waldman, a soon-to-be graduate of Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach. Lucie is the 10th recipient of the four-year scholarship provided to a Jewish student in Tidewater. Headed to Franklin and Marshall University in Pennsylvania to major [...]

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Lag B’Omer’s fire lights up a fun celebration

May 25, 2018

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The Tidewater Jewish community was fired up on Thursday, May 3 for its annual Lag B’Omer Bash. This year’s event, hosted by the Simon Family JCC, the Young Adult Division of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, and Chabad of Tidewater, attracted nearly 200 people for an evening of celebration and fun. Tidewater families of [...]

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The value of burying books

May 25, 2018

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The ceremony began on a sunny spring morning beside a single dugout grave and a pile of dirt. On Sunday, April 15, 15 middle schoolers from Ohef Sholom Temple buried 1,000 worn-out prayer books in the Tree of Life section at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. Everyone carried armfuls of books to the grave. Mr. [...]

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At US embassy dedication, a day for marking history and praising Trump

May 25, 2018

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JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli leaders and citizens responded with euphoria as the Trump administration moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, May 14, designating a pre-existing consular building as the official U.S. diplomatic mission to the Jewish State. Hundreds of revelers, many wearing Trump’s signature red baseball caps commemorating the move, sat on bleachers outside the [...]

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