Archive | September, 2019

Lessons from the Civil Rights Playbook: An evening with Christopher Noxon

September 30, 2019

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Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival Monday, November 4, 6 pm Sandler Family Campus, free The human vocabulary cannot articulate what Christopher Noxon illustrates on the subject of history and hope in Good Trouble Lessons from the Civil Rights Playbook. An illustrator, author and activist, Noxon’s vivid pen and watercolor drawings provide a [...]

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Inspiring Jews who died in 5779

September 30, 2019

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(JTA)—The close of every year brings with it bittersweet reminders of the incredible figures we lost in the year that was. This year the task of remembering the departed is particularly fraught as 12 people on the list were lost to acts of anti-Jewish violence in U.S. synagogues. Along with the shooting victims in Pittsburgh [...]

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5779: The North American year in review

September 30, 2019

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Highlights in North America from the Jewish year 5779. September 2018 Leslie Moonves resigns as CEO of the CBS network after six women accuse him of sexual misconduct. The allegations, published in the New Yorker, follow six early accusations against Moonves published two months earlier. Moonves denies the claims against him. Rabbi Rachel Cowan, a [...]

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Rough bumps. Sweet ride. Coffee and cookie icon energizes Society of Professionals

September 30, 2019

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Jeff Werby, Michael Coles, Lisa DeNoia, and Greg Zittrain.

Michael J. Coles didn’t gain weight or lose sleep slaying it in the cookie and coffee business. He got rich. And resilient. Coles is one tough cookie. He set three trans-continental biking world records after coming back from a near fatal motorcycle accident. He worked his way to the top of two highly competitive, multi-billion-dollar [...]

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High Holidays

September 30, 2019

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A quick glance at a Jewish calendar for October reveals a month filled with holiday days—beginning with October 1, the second day of Rosh Hashanah and ending with October 22, the final day of Simcha Torah. The season brings celebrations, atonements, reflections, and, of course, lots of eating. Even Yom Kippur, the fast day, begins and [...]

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Lockdown Lowdown: Jewish leaders put prevention and survival plans into action

September 30, 2019

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With active mass shootings and anti-Semitism on the rise, local Jewish leaders can’t be too pro-active. Security and risk assessment actions taken by various synagogues and the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus reflect the reality that heightened fear is the new normal, and tightened security is critical for keeping the community safe. Jason Capossere [...]

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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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