Archive | January, 2019

When Heroes Fly

January 21, 2019

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Reviewed by Chen Glikman When Heroes Fly shows multiple dimensions of Israeli society. The film begins with a very dramatic and full of action opening scene that takes place during The Second Lebanon War in 2006. The story then moves to the reality of four soldiers’ lives after the war, 11 years later. The four [...]

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An Evening with Father Patrick Desbois

January 21, 2019

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Father Patrick Desbois.

World renowned humanitarian uncovers secret procedures behind The Holocaust by Bullets Thursday, January 31, 7:30 pm, Sandler Center In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Holocaust Commission of The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, The Norfolk Forum, and The Virginia Beach Forum present an evening with world-renowned historian, forensic detective, and humanrights activist Father [...]

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Israeli security as the U.S. leaves Syria

January 21, 2019

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This piece was originally published in Real Clear Defense on January 5, 2019 The Israeli military launched an operation last month to expose and neutralize Hezbollah’s commando tunnels penetrating Israeli territory from Lebanon. According to Israeli officials, the operation is the result of years of precise intelligence collection and the development of cutting-edge technology to [...]

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The wisdom behind Israel’s crazy multi-party system

January 21, 2019

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JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli politics looks like a big mess right now. In the past few weeks, three new parties have been launched and one party has kicked out a former partner. More changes are likely, too. It probably will get messier still if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is indicted before national elections are held on April [...]

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Thanks to generous donors, Jewish Family Service helped 115 families during Hanukkah 2018

January 21, 2019

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Now in its 26th year, Jewish Family Service of Tidewater’s Chanukah Gift Program helps local Jewish families in financial need with gifts and gift cards for their children, and VISA gift cards for those without children. During Hanukkah 2018, JFS received donations from individuals, families, groups, companies, organizations, congregations, and schools. Boxes were filled with [...]

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The light above all lights

January 21, 2019

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For years, 43rd Street at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront’s North End neighborhood has drawn thousands of spectators to its famous displays of holiday lights. When Dr. Mark Lipton moved to the street earlier this year, he knew there was an expectation to put up a dazzling light display, and knew he had to do something [...]

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Seniors Club celebrates winter holidays with music

January 21, 2019

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Approximately 50 seniors gathered at the Simon Family JCC on Wednesday, December 19 for the Seniors Club lunch, installation of the 2019 board, and singalong with Michal Newman, Hebrew Academy of Tidewater music teacher and musician. Seniors throughout the community attended, including a group from Brith Sholom. Members of YAD—Young Adult Division of United Jewish [...]

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New Jewish members of Congress receive special greeting

January 21, 2019

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Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism staff welcomed members of the 116th Congress to Washington on Thursday, January 3. Incoming Jewish members were also delivered babkas. Congresswoman Elaine Luria, representing Virginia’s 2nd district, was welcomed on her swearing in day by Aaron Torop, Legislative Assistant at the RAC. Luria is one of eight new Jewish [...]

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A Chinese Christmas at Beth Sholom Village

January 21, 2019

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On Christmas Day, more than 100 people gathered in the Pincus Paul Social Hall inside Beth Sholom Village for an afternoon of kosher Chinese food, camaraderie, and laughter. Plates were filled with egg rolls, beef and broccoli, and lo mein. Meanwhile, local comedian Sid Bridge entertained the crowd with jokes about Hanukkah, crazy drivers, and [...]

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Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

January 21, 2019

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The BIG Saturday Night Celebration of Jewish Film and champagne reception Saturday, January 26, 7:15 pm, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $35; Under 21: $18 Ty Kelly, Team Israel and New York Mets player, and Seth Kramer, director, will speak following the film. Had Israel competed in the World Baseball Classic…Dayenu! Heading Home: [...]

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