Archive | May, 2019

Armed Forces Shabbat at Ohef Sholom

May 24, 2019

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Congresswoman Elaine Luria was Ohef Sholom Temple’s guest speaker for Armed Forces Shabbat on Friday, May 17. She spoke of her experience commanding combatant ships in the Navy, and how this, along with her strong Jewish upbringing, led her to her current position representing Virginia’s Second District in the United States House of Representatives. Following the service, [...]

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More than pain, this book is also about lifestyle

May 24, 2019

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Outsmart Your Pain! The Essential Guide to Overcoming Pain and Transforming Your Life Lisa Barr, MD Illustrations by Tim Sovine Synergy Health Quest, LLC, 2018 ISBN 13: 978-1-7320011-0-7 In the opening pages of Outsmart Your Pain!, Lisa Barr, MD, says, “The science of pain is always changing.” Two pages later, she notes, “The purpose of [...]

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How stuttering helped me accept and embrace my adversities

May 24, 2019

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Moe Mernick

Growing up in Toronto, I could have seemed like an ordinary kid. But there was something that made me sharply stand out. I stuttered. A lot. It began when I was three years old. My parents were told to ignore it—as “merely a stage in a child’s speech development,” speech experts would say and cite [...]

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Three Israeli medical students in Tidewater

May 24, 2019

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Donna Gal, May Weinberg, and Shelly Cohn in Israel.

Exchange program between Eastern Virginia Medical School and Bar-Ilan University Medical School Providing high quality community healthcare services to patients at risk both in America and northern Israel is among the major learning insights of medical students participating in an exchange program between Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, Va., and the Bar-Ilan University [...]

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Healthcare in the Jewish Community

May 24, 2019

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Healthcare impacts us all in one way or another. That’s probably why there’s seemingly no limit to articles and shows on the subject, and why we do this section each year. Our first article on page 18 introduces three young Israeli medical students who are participating in an exchange with EVMS. From their smiles and [...]

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Holocaust victims and survivors remembered by City of Virginia Beach mayor

May 24, 2019

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Elie Wiesel poignantly stated, “to forget the Holocaust is to kill twice.” Thus, “we must bear witness [for] the living and the dead.” As Lisa Bertini, Holocaust Commission chair, said at the annual Yom Hashoah commemoration on May 1 at Temple Israel, “…for the Commission, EVERY day is Holocaust Remembrance Day.” Yom Hashoah is an [...]

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Jewish “Home Away from Home” at William and Mary

May 24, 2019

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The Shenkman Jewish Center ribbon cutting ceremony with Rabbi Gershon Litt, student leaders, and Mark and Rosalind Shenkman.

The College of William and Mary was chartered in 1693. Since then, Jewish life on campus has been difficult, if not scarce, at times. Students got together, met on occasion, tried to find rooms to gather in for holidays, and held occasional social events. Over the past few years that infrastructure grew into a stable [...]

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Shalom Tidewater welcomes new and old to Jewish community

May 24, 2019

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New to Tidewater? Lived here all your life, but are looking to get more involved? The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater would like to offer a special welcome. Through Shalom Tidewater, Carly Glikman, outreach manager, personally delivers welcome information and gift baskets to all new Jewish members of the community. The Federation offers this service [...]

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Amy Weinstein is new director of philanthropy at Beth Sholom Village

May 24, 2019

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The new director of philanthropy at Beth Sholom Village is familiar to many people in the Hampton Roads Jewish community. Amy Weinstein spent six years at United Jewish Federation of Tidewater as director of the Young Adult Division, then two years as director of development at Tidewater Jewish Foundation, before moving on to Eggleston Services [...]

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On Yom Hashoah, the community remembered

May 24, 2019

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Elena Barr Baum, Dana Cohen, and Dr. Ludwig Sternlicht.

This year’s Yom Hashoah Commemoration, which honors the victims and survivors of the Holocaust as well as liberators and righteous gentiles, brought the community together to move forward with tolerance and remember those who have fought for justice and fallen to injustice. Temple Israel hosted this year’s event. After Cantor Elihu Flax of Beth Sholom [...]

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