Archive | January, 2020

BurgerIM opens in Norfolk

January 30, 2020

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The Israeli burger chain, BurgerIM recently opened two locations in Norfolk, one just outside the Norfolk Premium Outlet mall and one on West 25th St. Burgerim, by the way, is the plural of burger in Hebrew. Started in Tel Aviv, the chain is expanding throughout the U.S. with several opening in Tidewater. Not just a [...]

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Kitchen Barn: Still crazy busy after all these years

January 30, 2020

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Walk into Kitchen Barn in Virginia Beach, home to 100,000 kitchen gadgets and five full lines of cookware, and you’ll be greeted by a warm and friendly face with a head full of knowledge. The broad smile might belong to Annmarie King whose thick salt and pepper hair is held back in a ponytail, or [...]

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Dear Virginia Beach City Public School Jewish Community Families

January 30, 2020

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I’m writing to share with you news that the first day of school in the 2021–2022 academic year will be September 7. This of course coincides with the first day of Rosh Hashanah, marking the Jewish New Year, the beginning of the holiest time of the year for the Jewish people. As our School Board [...]

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Renegade Women in Film and TV author reveals the grit and granite that belies beautiful voices, pretty faces, masterful costumes, and stunning victories

January 30, 2020

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Thursday, February 6, 12 pm, Sandler Family Campus Leon Family Gallery tour includes lunch, free with RSVP at JewishVa.org/BookFestival Curious about what Funny Girl, Smart Girls at the Party, and Wonder Woman have in common? Ever wonder who Anna May Wong is, and what she did that Betty Davis, Salma Hayek, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbra [...]

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JCC Maccabi Kick-Off Party

January 30, 2020

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Tuesday, February 11, 5:30–6:30 pm Simon Family JCC, FREE Get ready for the JCC Maccabi Games with a Maccabi Kick-Off party. Get information and questions answered about joining Team Virginia Beach in New York City, August 9-14. Event includes pizza and drinks. A $100 Maccabi registration discount voucher will be given to all who attend. RSVP [...]

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Lunch and Learn: Elevating Relationships

January 30, 2020

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Tuesday, February 18, noon Sandler Family Campus, Free with RSVP Rabbi Baruch Danziger of the Norfolk Kollel and Barb Gelb of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, will conduct a Lunch and Learn exploring ancient and contemporary wisdom on elevating relationships. The beautiful ways in which mikvah adds holiness to marriage, as well as additional rituals [...]

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WANTED! Purim Partiers

January 30, 2020

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Saturday, March 7, 8 pm Mozy on over to the Simon Family JCC for the Young Adult Division (YAD) of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater‘s Purim in the Wild West party presented by Tidewater Home Funding. Haman got you feeling down? Saddle on up for a night filled with ole’ fashioned fun. This year, [...]

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Building Paths of Peace

January 30, 2020

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Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 pm Kehillat Bet Hamidrash, free Marnie Fienberg has been on a long journey from victim to activist. Since her mother-in-law, Joyce Fienberg, was murdered at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, she has switched careers from business consulting for the Federal government, including for the Department of Homeland Security for 15 [...]

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Dr. Patricia Lee Speer

January 30, 2020

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Knoxville, Tenn.—Dr. Patricia Lee Speer, age 64, passed away on December 11, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, Mr. Harold G. Speer and former spouse, Dr. Richard Bass. Dr. Speer is survived by her sons, Philip A. Bass (Stephanie) and Benjamin J. Bass of Norfolk, Va.; her mother, Ruby Speer of Knoxville, [...]

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Ann Siegel Goodman

January 30, 2020

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Virginia Beach—Ann Siegel Goodman, 96, of Virginia Beach, passed away January 17, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born to Emma and Herman Kravitz in Haddonfield, N.J. and grew up with two loving sisters, Shirley and Doris. She was married to Arthur Siegel for 39 fabulous years until his passing and then happily married [...]

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