Archive | September, 2019

High Holiday Services 5780

September 19, 2019

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Compiled by Carly Glikman for Shalom Tidewater Beth Sholom Village bethsholomvillage.com | 757-420-2512 Rosh Hashanah Sunday, September 29 Evening Services • 6:30 pm Monday, September 30 Morning Services • 10 am Tashlich (Terrace Pond) • 4 pm Evening Servicea • 6:30 pm Tuesday, October 1 Morning Services • 10 am Saturday, October 5 Shabbat Shuvah services • 10 am Yom Kippur Tuesday, October [...]

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New class planned for two-year-olds at Strelitz

September 19, 2019

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After reaching capacity this summer, the Strelitz International Academy will open a new class for two-year-olds in January 2020. Once that class is filled, incoming students will have to wait until the June summer camp registration. SIA classes fill up quickly due to community-driven benefits for all members of the family, and an expansive menu [...]

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Sierra Lautman is UJFT’s new director of Jewish Innovation

September 19, 2019

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Education, and particularly Jewish education, has been the focus of Sierra Lautman’s professional life for years. Lautman and her family recently moved to Virginia Beach from Pittsburgh, where she was the Religious School director at Adat Shalom Synagogue. Before that, she spent 10 years teaching fifth and sixth grade in a religious school setting and [...]

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Patty Shelanski joins UJFT as Arts + Ideas manager

September 19, 2019

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United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s new Arts + Ideas manager, Patty Shelanski, is no stranger to Tidewater. Shelanski and her husband, Herm, recently returned to Norfolk after five years in Washington, DC, and she says, “we are so happy to be back in this wonderful community.” According to Shelanski, her career has been “sporadic and [...]

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Protesting rewritten history in Budapest

September 19, 2019

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Wandering through the heart of Budapest, it is easy to stumble across Liberty Square. Entering the Park from the South, you are immediately confronted with a monument for “Victims of the German Occupation of 1944.” Hungary, represented by a helpless angel Gabriel, is depicted as having no choice but to acquiesce to the aggressive German [...]

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A life of gratitude and generosity: Joseph Fleischmann

September 19, 2019

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In 1938, Joseph Fleischmann, along with his mother, Ida, and sister, Rachel, fled Nuremberg, Germany. It was the end of a cold November, just weeks after a period of devastating violence known as Kristallnact or Night of Broken Glass. Members of Fleischmann’s family, like many other Jews across Germany and Austria, had been attacked during [...]

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Rosh Hashanah

September 16, 2019

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Dear Readers, While the holidays feel a bit tardy this year (you know how they’re never on time…), it is still hard to believe that it’s the season again for apples and honey and shofar calls and sermons and holiday meals. And, for reflections. We asked some folks for their thoughts on the holiday and [...]

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Rescue of S.S. Quanza refugees took place nearly 80 years ago

September 16, 2019

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Ohef Sholom Temple Archives Passengers of the S.S. Quanza, docked in Norfolk harbor, 1940, while their fate hangs in the balance, prohibited by US immigration law from disembarking.

This past Wednesday, September 11, marked 79 years since a rejected refugee ship arrived on Tidewater’s shores, sparking a battle of wills that reached all the way to the White House, and the narrow rescue of 81 refugees fleeing the horrors of Nazi-occupied Europe. For Elise Margolius, a young wife, mother, and president of the [...]

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The Jewish community of Selma, Alabama

September 16, 2019

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Amy Milligan at Temple Mishkan Israel.

Prior to coming to Old Dominion University, I taught at Elizabethtown College in central Pennsylvania. It was there that I met one of my dearest friends, also named Amy, who is one of the college chaplains. When she told me that she was taking her students on an interfaith Civil Rights trip, I challenged her [...]

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Ignite, reflect and envision as we usher in 5780

September 16, 2019

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Betty Ann Levin

Last September, a room filled with members of our community joined together to kick off our 2019 Community Campaign and Arts + Ideas season. The results? An accelerated campaign with a significantly increased level of community support and our ability to meet additional needs in Tidewater’s Jewish community, on college campuses throughout Virginia, and in vulnerable communities [...]

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