Archive | July, 2018

ELISA SNYDER BANKS

July 16, 2018

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Virginia Beach —Elisa Snyder Banks, born May 25, 1936 in Norfolk, a longtime resident of Lagomar in Virginia Beach, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 25, 2018 in Virginia Beach General Hospital. Elisa was the youngest offspring and only daughter of Bertha and Ben Paul Snyder (of blessed memory), and sister to two brothers; Harry L. [...]

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Jody and Erin Balaban

July 16, 2018

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Jody and Erin Balaban on their marriage, June 23, 2018 at Ohef Sholom Temple. Erin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McGrattan, Jr. and Jody is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Balaban.

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Tzofim Friendship Caravan: a spirited afternoon of Israeli entertainment

July 16, 2018

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Sunday, July 29, 4 pm Simon Family JCC, free A troupe of talented Israeli Scouts, the Tzofim Friendship Caravan, will return this month to the Simon Family JCC for an afternoon performance. These young Israelis travel across North America sharing their message of peace and hope through Israeli song and dance. Always a fun afternoon [...]

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Registration open for Hebrew Academy of Tidewater’s Bob Josephberg Classic Golf Tournament

July 16, 2018

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Tuesday, August 28, 10:30 am, Tee-off, 12 pm Cypress Point Country Club, Virginia Beach The 30th Annual Hebrew Academy of Tidewater’s Bob Josephberg Classic, which raises money for Hebrew Academy of Tidewater and Strelitz Early Childhood Education Center, will include a continental breakfast, on course lunch, beverages, snacks, and a post-tournament awards reception and dinner. [...]

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Leon Family Gallery Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus

July 16, 2018

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July Photography by Eitan Stern This exhibit of Eitan Stern’s photographs provides an unexpected look at the people and places of Israel. Using a camera to capture ordinary people in an empathetic light, Stern’s love for humanity is expressed through his focus on street photography, portraits, and compositions questioning social issues. Stern was born in [...]

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Simon Family Passport to Israel Program grant recipient learns the importance of Israel

July 16, 2018

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When I first walked off the plane into the Ben- Gurion Airport, I stepped straight onto a large bus that took me to my home for, what I believed, was just the next four months. I first noticed that Israel was not just a large desert, but it was more of a wonderland filled with [...]

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Interest-free loans available for higher education for Jewish students

July 16, 2018

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JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund) has assisted the Jewish community since 1889 when the doors of the Hebrew Orphans’ Home first opened in Atlanta, Georgia. Since its inception, JELF has served the five-state region of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia (excluding metro-DC). JELF assists students with ‘last dollar’ loans. In 2017, nine [...]

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Reduce your taxes with an IRA Gift in 2018

July 16, 2018

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Starting this year, the standard deduction has doubled, which will significantly reduce the number of taxpayers who itemize their deductions. If you are 70½ or older (or know someone who is), here is an easy way to help the Jewish community. Rather than simply take your withdrawal this year, you can direct your IRA administrator [...]

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In Jerusalem, Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrates her commitment to tikkun olam

July 16, 2018

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JERUSALEM (JTA)— Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg described how grateful she was for her Jewish heritage during a screening of a new documentary film about her life and career at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. “The demand for justice, peace and enlightenment runs through Jewish history and tradition,” she said Thursday, July 5, describing how she [...]

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Retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Jewish legacy

July 16, 2018

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NEW YORK (JTA)—Not an hour after Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement as associate justice on the Supreme Court, the National Council of Jewish Women tweeted its dismay. “Justice Kennedy’s retirement could drastically shift the balance of the Supreme Court, and threaten the very rights and liberties we’ve fought so hard to protect,” NCJW tweeted. “We [...]

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