Archive | October, 2018

Jewish Book Festival

October 22, 2018

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The annual celebration of Jewish writers, books, and ideas, Simon Family JCC’s Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival, provides an opportunity to engage with talented authors about their latest books. The month-long Festival also offers the latest titles on the top of Jewish booklists for purchase. The Simon Family JCC is a member [...]

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A reminder to vote

October 22, 2018

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The murders at Parkland High School last winter changed my life. It really hit home after that tragedy when my local dance group watched a video of another team from Florida that originally included 15-year-old Jamie Gutenberg, who was murdered along with 17 other students and staff members that February day. We were in Chrysler [...]

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HAT’s 30th Annual Golf Tournament—The hottest game in town

October 22, 2018

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Winners of First Flight: Chris Lyon, Allan Lyon, Ron Kramer, and Alvin Wall.

Extreme heat and humidity did not keep golfers and volunteers from supporting the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater Konikoff Center of Learning’s 30th Annual Golf Tournament, also known as The Bob Josephberg Classic. With a heat index in the upper 90’s, the golfers toughed out 18 holes at the superb Cypress Point Country Club. Players and [...]

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Ohef Sholom Temple celebrates and rededicates 100-year-old sanctuary

October 22, 2018

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs delivers the sermon at Ohef Sholom Temple’s rededication service.

With so much to celebrate—its sanctuary’s 100th anniversary and the congregation’s upcoming 175th anniversary—Ohef Sholom Temple rededicated the synagogue’s sanctuary on Saturday, Oct. 13. After a processional with clergy, past presidents carrying the temple’s Torahs, and other temple leaders, a spirited Havdalah service took place, followed by a moving rededication service conducted by Rabbi Rosalin [...]

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Mazel Tov

October 22, 2018

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Dear Readers, Fortunately for those who like to celebrate, scores of opportunities exist to say “Mazel Tov!” While our first thought for those two incredibly expressive words might be for a wedding or B’nai Mitzvah—countless other occasions qualify, too. Take for instance, the pieces on Stephanie Adler Calliott and Amy Wagner Weinstein. These two women, [...]

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And it was only Day Two of our Mission!

October 22, 2018

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For me, deciding to join UJFT’s Journey Home to Israel 2018 mission was motivated by two factors. One was visiting my twin grand-daughters and their parents who live on Kibbutz Yiftah in northern Israel. Two, was that as chair of UJFT’s Israel and Oveseas Committee, I like to see our UJFT dollars at work in [...]

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Virginia’s 2nd Congressional Race between Representative Scott Taylor(R) and Elaine Luria (D)

October 22, 2018

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Hannah Mancoll and Sam Zelenka, students at First Colonial’s Legal Studies Academy in Virginia Beach, recently interviewed Virginia’s 2nd District Representative Scott Taylor (R) and challenger Elaine Luria (D). Excerpts from their conversations follow: Representative Scott Taylor Hannah Mancoll and Sam Zelenka: What would you like Jewish News readers to know about your support of [...]

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First Person: An incredible historic find: The Jewish Museum of Greece

October 1, 2018

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One of the great things about being a journalist is traveling the world on story assignments. But it’s the remarkable people I meet, during my journey abroad, that fuels my passion for my profession.

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Princeton Lyman, Jewish diplomat who helped plan Operation Moses, dies at 82

October 1, 2018

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WASHINGTON ( JTA)—Princeton Lyman, the Jewish American diplomat who played a critical role in organizing Operation Moses, the stunning 1984 airlift of Ethiopian Jews, has died at 82. Lyman died Friday, August 24 at his home in the Washington suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland, The  Washington Post reported. He died of lung cancer. The Post [...]

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Gary L. Schechter, M.D.

October 1, 2018

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Naples, Fla.—Surrounded by family, Dr. Gary Schechter passed away September 15, 2018 from a traumatic brain injury due to a fall. Born and raised in New York, Gary attended Syracuse University, then graduated Summa Cum Laude, first in his class, from the State of New York College of Medicine, upstate. He interned at Montefiore Hospital [...]

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