Archive | February, 2020

Virginia Festival of Jewish Film’s BIG Saturday Night with Israel Today’s Israeli photographer Amos Nachoum

February 13, 2020

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Saturday, February 22, 8 pm, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Tickets $35 or under 21, FREE with RSVP (required) The Big Saturday Night Celebration of Jewish Film and Champagne Reception is in memory of Patricia Ashkenazi The BIG Saturday Night Celebration of Jewish Film and Champagne Reception features a screening of the award-winning documentary, [...]

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Retirement in Style

February 13, 2020

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Dear Readers, Sleeping in. Long walks. Exotic trips. For some, these are the dreams, and perhaps even the realities of retirement. Creating new businesses. Volunteering. International moves. For some, these are the dreams…and realities of retirement. Different doors for different folks. And, that’s what’s this section is all about—the varied ways to approach and live [...]

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Time is running out! Take the Jewish Tidewater survey ASAP.

February 13, 2020

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Survey closes February 29 In just about 15 minutes you can let Tidewater’s organized Jewish community know what you think works and what doesn’t and what you’d like to see more or less of. And, you can do it anonymously for absolutely no cost from the comfort of your home or office. All you need [...]

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Anti-Semitism: Why Today?

February 13, 2020

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Excerpted from Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg’s sermon at Ohef Sholom Temple on February 7, 2020. As if the fear of the coronavirus isn’t enough, the Anti-Defamation League reports that extremists are promoting conspiracy theories blaming (guess who?) the Jews. February 7th’s Forward reports that, according to the ADL’s website, the following encrypted Internet messages were uncovered. [...]

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White supremacists distributed more propaganda in 2019 but held fewer events, ADL says

February 13, 2020

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One flyer reads “Holocaust = fake news.” Another says “America is not for sale.” And another: “Diversity destroys nations.” These are just a few of the 2,713 pieces of propaganda distributed in the United States by white supremacist groups in 2019, according to a report published Wednesday, February 12 by the Anti-Defamation League. The flyers, posters [...]

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Disability with dignity

February 13, 2020

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In recognition of February as Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusivity Month, this is the second of a two-piece spotlight on the community’s awareness and actions on behalf of people with disabilities. For Tidewater’s Jewish agencies, congregations, and buildings, making certain that all people are welcome—including those with physical or mental challenges—has become increasingly important. Jewish [...]

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Retirement works for Lois and Barry Einhorn

February 13, 2020

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Spending two hours and 36 minutes interviewing community activists Lois and Barry Einhorn about ‘retirement’ at The Talbot on Granby isn’t just enlightening and educational, it is like watching two improv masters. Preparing for my first meeting with two equally compelling forces of nature was daunting. Then, curiosity emerged and trumped my fear of failure [...]

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At Gerald’s Ice Cream Bar, a retired dentist lives his ice cream-making dream

February 13, 2020

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Retired dentist Gerald Einhorn loves making homemade ice cream. The warmth he feels just eating ice cream is connected to childhood memories of his father William “Willie” Einhorn. Willie Einhorn was a co-founder of Hebrew Academy of Tidewater, known today as Strelitz International Academy. Einhorn is putting dentistry and a passion for homemade ice cream [...]

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Volunteers have been the backbone of weekly Shabbat Services at Beth Sholom Village since Day One

February 13, 2020

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It was my grandfather, Hyman Brenner, who roped me in back in 1980. The beloved Lenny Goodman was leading Shabbat services each Saturday at Beth Sholom Home, but he did not read from the Torah. I could, and at the urging of Grandpa, one of the first male residents, I commenced what has become a [...]

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JCC retirement reboot: community-centered connectivity meets functional health benefits

February 13, 2020

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The Simon Family JCC and JFit combo package is more than a cultural community center and fully loaded fitness center studio with all kinds of bells and whistles. A beautiful setting, country club perks, yoga, senior programs, festivals, café, and supreme member care make it hard to know what to call it, other than a [...]

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