Archive | February, 2019

2nd Annual Tidewater Learning Connection: A conference for educators and parents

February 18, 2019

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Sunday, February 24, 9:30 am–12:45 pm Sandler Family Campus, $10 An initiative of the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater, Konikoff Center of Learning, Tidewater Learning Connection brings nationally recognized authors, speakers, and expert educators to engage the community in dialogue and action to improve outcomes for children in the classroom and at home. Workshops empower parents, [...]

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Patricia Wainger to receive VCIC award at the Tidewater Chapter’s 55th Annual Humanitarian Awards

February 18, 2019

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Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5:45 pm The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center The Humanitarian Award of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities is presented to those individuals who have demonstrated a personal commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. One of these year’s honorees is Patricia P. Wainger. [...]

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Father Patrick Desbois shared his powerful humanitarian work at Sandler Center

February 18, 2019

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In a first ever joint event, the Norfolk and Virginia Beach Forums came together, and with the Holocaust Commission, brought the powerful message of Father Patrick Desbois to Tidewater. The idea to bring this internationally known scholar and humanitarian to Tidewater originated with Sonia Stein Bonnie, who brought it up at her first Holocaust Commission [...]

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Rave reviews for Film Festival

February 18, 2019

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The 26th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film presented by Alma & Howard Laderberg and Patricia & Avraham Ashkenazi was “one of the most successful in the 26-year history of the festival,” according to Mark Robbins, Film Festival screening committee co-chair. “We seemed to have had the perfect storm this year—good films with great guests, perfect [...]

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Retirement in Style

February 18, 2019

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Ever wonder why Tidewater and the Jewish community have so many active retirees and busy seniors? We all know that our weather is mild (everything is relative, I know, as I’m always checking temps in Boston, DC, and points south), getting from place to place is easy, we’ve got all that water for recreation and [...]

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Time to Write

February 18, 2019

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I formally retired from my Cardiology group after 45 years of practice in July 2018. Fortunate to be able to ease into retirement by ending night and weekend call after 35 years (which is obviously quite demanding and stressful), for the last several years, my practice was limited to two days per week in the [...]

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‘Golden Years’ filled with family, travel, and…work

February 18, 2019

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I’m glad to have this opportunity to reflect on my “golden years.” My long-suffering wife of 45 years, Carol, and I are worriers. So, prior to retiring, we spent lots of time worrying about having adequate health care and income so that once we retired we would, for the most part, not lose sleep over [...]

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What Retirement?

February 18, 2019

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“What will I do?” After more than 40 years as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist/ Laboratory manager, I decided to retire. It was a wonderful career of hospital lab work and work in a private practice with the Group for Internal Medicine, where I had the privilege of working closely with patients and being a part [...]

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Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, interfaith activist who raised millions in Christian donations for Israel, dies at 67

February 18, 2019

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To the many colleagues and supporters of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who died Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the age of 67, he was a man of vision whose enormous drive to succeed both facilitated and complicated his relentless efforts on behalf of the Jewish people. As head of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, or IFCJ, [...]

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Join us as we Break Ground for the new Norfolk Mikvah

February 18, 2019

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