Archive | October, 2018

Melvin Friedman

October 22, 2018

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Virginia Beach —Melvin Friedman passed away surrounded by family October 1, 2018. He was born February 5, 1929 in Columbus, Miss. to David and Zella Friedman. Growing up, he was an Eagle Scout and after high school, he attended Vanderbilt University where he joined NROTC. He later received his law degree from University of Virginia, [...]

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JFS Home Health celebrates National Physical Therapy Month in October

October 22, 2018

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With Physical Therapy Month taking place this month, Jewish Family Service plans to recognize the “incredible work of its amazing physical therapists,” says Jan Ganderson, JFS director of nursing. “Hardly a day goes by that we don’t receive a call in our office complimenting the therapist for the care that he or she provided to [...]

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Great Big Challah Bake ready to rise for fourth time in Tidewater

October 22, 2018

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Thursday, October 25, 7 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus The 4th Annual Great Big Challah Bake will be one of thousands of similar events taking place around the world—and one part of The Shabbat Project —bringing Jews from all walks of life and across the spectrum of religious affiliations together to celebrate one [...]

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Ohef Sholom Temple’s Sisterhood Book Club to feature Skype conversation with author

October 22, 2018

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Tuesday, November 13, 7–8 pm Neville Frankel, author of On The Sickle’s Edge will participate in an interactive discussion by Skype with Ohef Sholom Temple’s Sisterhood Book Club. On The Sickle’s Edge was featured at the Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival in 2017 and was a finalist for the 2017 National Jewish [...]

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The National Library of Israel: Curating the past, creating the future

October 22, 2018

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Leon Family Gallery Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus November and December While continuing to serve as Israel’s pre-eminent research library, The National Library of Israel recently embarked upon an ambitious journey of renewal to open access to its treasures and encourage audiences in Israel and around the globe to engage with them in new [...]

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Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World.

October 22, 2018

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Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World. Avi Jorisch Gefen Publishing House LTD In the summer of 2014, along with the rest of the world, I was watching closely as Israel launched  Operation Protective Edge to protect her citizens from Hamas-led rocket attacks coming from Gaza. With guidance from AIPAC, I lobbied my [...]

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Gone To Dust

October 22, 2018

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Gone To Dust, A Novel Matt Goldman Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC If the litmus test for a compelling murder mystery is not being able to put a book down, Matt Goldman’s first novel, Gone To Dust, is quite the success and already a New York Times Best Seller. Aided by a Hurricane Florence addled weekend [...]

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Lech-Lecha

October 22, 2018

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Noah was destined to be neither the father of the Jewish people nor the founder of our faith. Though the most righteous one in his corrupt generation, he failed to reach out and save human lives besides those of his family. Thus, the rabbis who were aware of Noah’s disturbing limitations in the terse, yet [...]

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26 years of brightening Hanukkah for local children and teens

October 22, 2018

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I’m a single mother of a young child. I work full time and attend college classes in the evening. I have some wonderful neighbors and friends who help with watching my child when I am away. My child’s father doesn’t have a job, and is not able to pay any child support to help me. [...]

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Jewish candidates in the 2018 congressional elections: The Senate

October 22, 2018

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—There are 55 candidates for Congress who identify as Jewish. Among them are 41 Democrats: five are running for the Senate—three incumbents and two challengers. Among the 36 in the U.S. House of Representatives, 19 are incumbents and 17 are challengers—including Elaine Luria who is challenging Scott Taylor in Virginia’s 2nd District Three incumbent [...]

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