Archive | March, 2019

KBH to celebrate 40 years

March 22, 2019

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Sunday, June 2, 2 pm, KBH Kempsville Conservative Synagogue, Kehillat Bet Hamidrash (KBH) just turned 40. The small, but mighty congregation has so much to celebrate. The congregation will officially acknowledge this milestone with an event to be held at the synagogue. Walking through the journey of the last 40 years, highlighting memorable moments and [...]

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Calling all Jewish High School students to Cause An Effect

March 22, 2019

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First program: Thursday, May 9, 6–9 pm A series for Jewish high school students, Cause An Effect offers students and their parents resources and tools to strategically respond to acts of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel rhetoric currently seen on campuses. The program is presented in partnership with BBYO, OSTY and the Community Relations Council of the [...]

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OD AZA multi-year reunion

March 22, 2019

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Saturday, October 19 Hilton Hotel Oceanfront, Virginia Beach Does “We’re the boys of chapter 370, we’ve got plenty of…” sound familiar? If it does, you’re in for a fabulous treat! For many Jewish males who grew up in Tidewater during the early 1960’s through the early 1970’s, membership in Old Dominion AZA played a pivotal [...]

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Park Place School Spring Luncheon IT TAKES A VILLAGE!

March 22, 2019

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Tuesday, April 2, 10:45 am–1:15 pm Congregation Beth El Dine, shop, and celebrate Park Place School community partners who are changing children’s lives. Auction and art items for sale starting at 10:45 am. Lunch begins promptly at 11:30 am and will conclude promptly at 12:30 pm. Time available after the luncheon to finalize purchases and take a tour [...]

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Simon Family JCC’s Annual Senior Seder

March 22, 2019

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Thursday, April 18, 11:30 am, Simon Family JCC The Simon Family JCC will host a seder open to all seniors. Rabbi Israel Zoberman will lead participants in a service followed by a traditional Passover meal. Tickets are $10. The registration deadline is Thursday, April 11. To register, visit the JCC front desk, call 321-2338 or [...]

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Brith Sholom hosts myriad speakers

March 22, 2019

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Joe Goldberg, Brith Sholom president, Jerry Sandler, program chair, Joe Weintrob, incoming president, and Pam Northam, First Lady of Virginia, who spoke to Brith Sholom about children’s literacy and volunteerism.

Among Brith Sholom’s many activities, the club often features informative and engaging speakers at its meetings. Jerry Sandler, program chairman, has arranged speakers from such places as the F.B.I, the Virginian-Pilot, and the Red Cross. And, Congresswoman Elaine Luria addressed the group before running for elected office. At a recent meeting, attended by approximately 150 [...]

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Israel’s Threat Matrix: A survey of the challenges on Israel’s borders and beyond

March 22, 2019

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Dr. Jonathan Schanzer with students at Virginia Wesleyan University’s Center for the Study of Religious Freedom.

Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Simon Family JCC, and community partners’ latest Israel Today expert, visited Tidewater February 19–21, where he spoke to more than 1,100 people. The senior vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Schanzer offered insight into threats that [...]

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Simon Family JCC Personal Trainers bring expertise, value to members

March 22, 2019

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A personal trainer for 16 years, Simon Family JCC trainer Susan Vann-Spruill says it is important for gym members to approach fitness with a plan. Without one, she says, the results are often minimal or worse. “Many people come to the gym regularly without a real plan and as a result, see no progress or [...]

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2019 Summer Camp

March 22, 2019

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Camp provides a time and space for fun, as well as for development of confidence and new skills—all in a protected and caring environment. In fact, studies consistently demonstrate the long-term benefits of a summer camp experience for both campers and counselors. Perhaps that’s why approximately 11 million kids in the United States attend some [...]

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Leading archaeologist and Jewish Studies scholar to lead new CNU program

March 22, 2019

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Dr. Richard Freund

Bertram and Gladys Aaron Endowed Professorship in Jewish Studies Dr. Richard Freund, a prominent archaeologist, historian, and explorer, has been appointed to a new position at Christopher Newport University where he will lead Judaic Studies and build strong ties with the Jewish community throughout the nation. Freund is the inaugural holder of the Bertram and [...]

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