Archive | October, 2019

Super Sunday 20/20—The Vision is Clear

October 28, 2019

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Sunday, November 17, 9:30 am–1 pm Sandler Family Campus Super Sunday, as always, is being planned by a group of up and coming visionary leaders. Now called Rishon: Emerging Leaders, the group has spent the last few months learning about the Jewish community and planning this special fundraising day supporting it. During the process, they’ve [...]

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‘The Aussie Gourmet’ prepares for Jewish Norfolk

October 28, 2019

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Naomi Nachman hosts the Vaad of Tidewater’s Chopped Competition Sunday, November 3, 5 pm, Sheraton Waterside On the precipice of Naomi Nachman’s visit to Norfolk, I had the opportunity to speak with her about her extensive travels, love of food, and what to expect at the Vaad of Tidwater’s Chopped Competition. Michelle London: Shana Tova! [...]

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Author shares stories of challenges and chutzpah!

October 28, 2019

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Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 pm Sandler Family Campus I first heard Inbal Arieli speak in January during the International Lion of Judah conference in Florida. She was one of an interesting group of panelists who shared their stories—all ground-breaking women in different ways. Arieli spoke about women on the cutting edge of the high-tech industries [...]

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Temple Israel’s Second Saturdays engage and entertain

October 28, 2019

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Temple Israel’s unique hour-long Second Saturday programs are excellent and uplifting experiences For nearly seven years, synagogue past president and former local TV interviewer Joel Rubin has led a once a month interactive conversation on a Jewish related topic. Often it features a community person well-versed in the subject. “I cannot tell you how rewarding [...]

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Shabbat Project 2019

October 28, 2019

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Friday, November 15—Saturday, November 16 A global, grassroots movement that brings Jews from across the world together around the shared heritage of Shabbat, The Shabbat Project was introduced in South Africa in 2013 to astonishing effect. In the days that followed, the Jewish world heard, and was inspired by how the majority of the community [...]

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A few words from Rishon: Emerging leaders, who are planning this year’s Super Sunday

October 28, 2019

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Sunday, November 17, 9:30 am, Sandler Family Campus Ask anyone on this year’s Super Sunday planning committee why they became active in Jewish life in Tidewater and one word will be heard over and over: community. And that’s why they are all dedicated to strengthening the bonds in the community and securing its future. It [...]

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Journaling Journalist: Drawing Virginia into his Civil Rights Playbook

October 28, 2019

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Monday, November 4, 6 pm, Sandler Family Campus On Monday before Election Day, the Hampton Roads community is invited for a FREE triple shot of Vitamin A when activist, author, and artist Christopher Noxon stirs up ‘good trouble’ for civically minded and modern-day activists. In a reception-style talk, and first-ever gallery exhibition of his work, [...]

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JFS welcomes three new board of directors

October 28, 2019

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Jewish Family Service of Tidewater recently gained three new board members. Mazel Tov to the new directors and to JFS for adding these women to the board, as each brings different expertise. Rebecca Tall Fun fact—I have triplets (19-years-old, two boys and a girl). And, I lived in Japan. Why?—I feel that JFS serves such [...]

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Saluting Israel’s heroes: the Benson family

October 28, 2019

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Glenn Benson of Bethesda, Maryland, grew up in an ardently Zionist home, the son of South African immigrants who cared deeply for Israel. In high school he attended Jewish day school, participated in a B’nai B’rith Youth Organization summer trip to Israel, visited close relatives who’d emigrated from South Africa to Israel, and, as an [...]

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Congregation Beth Chaverim and Tidewater Chavurah held Joint High Holiday Services

October 28, 2019

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Wonderful, warm, and meaningful High Holiday services were held with Tidewater Chavurah and Congregation Beth Chaverim in the Parrish Hall at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. Combing the best of both Reform congregations resulted in inspiring services to welcome 5780. Holding the services together was a large commitment for both congregations and took [...]

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