Archive | October, 2019

Shalom Baby: Moms bond with babies and heritage

October 28, 2019

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Alicia Pahl-Cornelius and Roma, born June 15, 2019.

Bond is exactly what Alicia Pahl-Cornelius did when she started listening to the CD of Jewish songs that came in her personally delivered Shalom Baby basket. Pahl-Cornelius says she loved her basket so much, she referred a friend who was days away from giving birth because she wanted her friend to have a special Shalom [...]

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The other patient, birthday twins and Double Chai

October 28, 2019

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Carly Glikman and Allena Anglen with their newborns.

On June 25, Carly Glikman went to Sentara Leigh Hospital for a scheduled C-Section to deliver her second child. Glikman is United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s outreach manager. When the nurse started to prep Glikman for the procedure, she was told to stop and was pulled away. “I was told, ‘another patient is progressing quicker [...]

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Love, uninterrupted: Carol Roth and Allan Brum

October 28, 2019

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As high school students in the late 60s, Carol Roth and Allan Brum went from good friends to dating. Things really heated up in college and Carol was sure that Allan was ‘the one.’ Unfortunately, Carol’s parents weren’t feeling it, and their unease with the relationship led to an almost-forever split. “They made it very [...]

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Mazel Tov!

October 28, 2019

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Priceless work Stacy Apelt, jeweler at Either Ore Jewelers at Strawbridge—is well known to many of the local Jewish community. Many years ago, Apelt took over Sydney Ash’s business in the old Golden Triangle Hotel. Apelt has done repair work for other jewelry businesses on tasks their jewelers couldn’t do. He has worked for ambassadors, [...]

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Voicing vision—Ambassador kicks off Community Campaign: 2020 Vision

October 28, 2019

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A packed house people gathered at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus on Thursday, September 26, in anticipation of a powerful IGNITE! 2020 Campaign kickoff with featured speaker Ambassador Alfred Moses. During a fast-paced one-hour program, the audience viewed two videos—one about the Campaign and another about the Simon Family JCC’s Arts + Ideas [...]

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Ohef Sholom Temple’s Consecration Class gets goofy

October 28, 2019

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After the formal photographs were taken, Ohef Sholom Temple’s Religious School’s newest students had a good time getting goofy with Rabbi Roz Mandleberg and Cantor Jen Rueben on Sunday, October 20. Surrounded by an unscrolled Torah, parents, Religious School students and friends, the new students received mini-Torahs and certificates of Consecration. A picnic-style lunch followed [...]

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Saying Good-bye

October 28, 2019

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We buried my dad in March. I didn’t know that we buried a piece of Mom too. Sylva was always elegant—in that Grace Kelly way. Not sexy like Sophia Loren…but always coiffed, polite, and ironed. All things her three daughters rebelled against, but loved about her. I remember all 20 of those summers at our [...]

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Nearly 9 in 10 American Jews say anti-Semitism is a problem in U.S.

October 28, 2019

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—More than eight in 10 American Jews say that anti-Semitism has spiked in recent years and even more believe it is a problem in the United States, according to an American Jewish Committee survey. Nearly three-quarters of respondents strongly disapprove of how President Donald Trump is handling anti-Semitism and significantly more see the extreme [...]

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Difficult Decisions – Shadow Strike

October 28, 2019

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Shadow Strike: Inside Israel’s Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power Yaakov Katz May 2019 St. Martin’s, 320 pages ISBN: 978-1-250-19127-4 Shadow Strike is a must read for followers of Israel’s military history, as well as for those that follow serious world events that may affect all of us in the coming years. At the heart [...]

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Jewish Book Festival 2019-2020

October 28, 2019

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Stirring up Good Trouble. The Science of Snacking. Israeli Innovation. Groundbreaking Genetics and Profit Meets Purpose. The annual celebration of Jewish writers, books, and ideas, Simon Family JCC’s Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival provides opportunities to engage with talented authors about their latest books and projects. The Simon Family JCC is a [...]

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