Archive | December, 2018

Adding memories to my heart

December 24, 2018

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I have been fortunate to travel to Israel three times in my life; once with the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia during my senior year of high school, once in 2015 with the Tom Hofheimer Hineni! mission and then again, this past summer, with the UJFT Journey Home Mission trip. Israel is truly a magical place; [...]

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Joan Schapiro Harrison

December 24, 2018

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Norfolk —Joan Schapiro Harrison passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the age of 93. Joan lived a full and happy life. She was born July 6, 1925 in Norfolk and was predeceased by her parents, Harry Charles Schapiro and Lee Haber Schapiro. Joan often spoke of her childhood years and how [...]

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Date with the State

December 24, 2018

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Wednesday, February 6, 7 am–4 pm Bus departs from the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Meet Virginia’s State Senators and Delegates to discuss issues that affect the Jewish community with the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and friends from across the Commonwealth. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General [...]

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Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

December 24, 2018

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Presented by Alma & Howard Laderberg and Patricia & Avraham Ashkenazi January 21 – January 30 As one of the longest-running Jewish film festivals in the nation, the mission of the 26th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, presented by Alma & Howard Laderberg and Patricia & Avraham Ashkenazi, is to educate and engage diverse [...]

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Seniors Club luncheon features Sid Sward

December 24, 2018

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Wednesday, January 23, 12–2 pm Simon Family JCC Join the Seniors Club for an entertaining lunch program. Sid Sward, accomplished accordionist for more than 65 years, will entertain the Club with his musical skills. All seniors are welcome. For information, contact Sheryl Luebke at 757-321-2334 or sluebke@ujft.com.

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VCIC makes history with Hampton Roads office on Virginia Wesleyan University campus

December 24, 2018

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For the first time in its 83-year history, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) has expanded its physical presence beyond its Richmond home base, establishing an office on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach. The opening of the VCIC Hampton Roads office at Virginia Wesleyan represents a natural extension of VCIC’s commitment [...]

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JDC-Eshel’s Photography with Joy

December 24, 2018

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Leon Family Gallery Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Through January Featuring photographs taken by Holocaust survivors living in Israel that speak of courage, aging, surviving, loving, and living, that express personal stories, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) presents Photography with Joy. An exhibit from Israel, the photographs and accompanying stories, only a [...]

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Delegate Filler-Corn elected House Democratic Leader

December 24, 2018

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Eileen Filler-Corn

First woman, first Jewish delegate to hold this position (Richmond)—The House Democratic Caucus elected Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn on Saturday, Dec. 8 to serve as Leader for the 2019 General Assembly session and state legislative elections. The Caucus held the election after Leader David Toscano announced that he will resign from leadership as of December 31, [...]

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AIPAC visits Tidewater

December 24, 2018

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Two representatives from AIPAC were in Tidewater earlier this month to meet with the Board of Rabbis and Cantors. While in town, they also made time for conversation with several community leaders. Debra Saxon, AIPAC’s associate director for Policy and Government Affairs and Todd Young, Southeast Regional Synagogue Initiative director, spoke about their efforts and [...]

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Father Patrick Desbois to speak on the Holocaust and his fight against anti-Semitism

December 24, 2018

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Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7:30 pm Sandler Center for the Performing Arts International Holocaust Remembrance Day is marked each year on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. While concentration camps are the first thought of many when thinking of the killing machine of the Holocaust, they did not emerge [...]

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