Archive | May, 2020

Summer camp is canceled. Here’s how Jewish parents can rise to the challenge.

May 27, 2020

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SHORT HILLS, N.J. (JTA)—The announcement that Jewish summer camps will be closed this year has been tough on parents around the country. If we could just have this one little remainder of normalcy, we told ourselves, we’d be fine. But as with virtually every other aspect of this pandemic, reality hasn’t conformed to our expectations. [...]

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CRC and Holocaust Comission Update: Never Again Education Act Passes Congress!

May 27, 2020

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The U.S. Senate adopted the House version of the Never Again Education Act (H.R. 943/S. 2085), an important Holocaust education bill, which will provide expertise and resources to states, localities and schools on Wednesday, May 13. The bill has now passed Congress and will soon go to the President for his signature. Senator Tim Kaine, Senator [...]

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Be a video star

May 27, 2020

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Due to the COVID-19 virus, Beth Sholom Village residents are not allowed visitors. Want to let these residents of BSV know that they are being thought of and missed? Create a short video (30 seconds—1 minute) of greetings and good wishes or share a special talent (such as playing an instrument or singing a song) [...]

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La Promenade: Virginia Beach lifestyle carousel plays a strong retail game

May 27, 2020

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On a ‘typical’ lockdown Saturday morning before Mother’s Day, a store manager places orange traffic cones strategically in the parking lot outside Nothing Bundt Cakes at La Promenade in Virginia Beach. The popular cake boutique preps for the pre-Mother’s Day surge with curbside attendants to greet and guide customers through “call ahead” and “new order” [...]

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Emily Myers receives Stein Family Scholarship from Tidewater Jewish Foundation

May 27, 2020

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The annual Stein Family College Scholarship of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation was recently awarded to Emily Myers, a soon-to-be graduate of Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach. Myers is the 12th recipient of the four-year scholarship, which provides up to $10,000 per year to a Jewish student in Tidewater. The Stein Family College Scholarship was [...]

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Jewish Tidewater Community Survey: Results available soon

May 27, 2020

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For the first time in 19 years, Tidewater’s Jewish community conducted a survey to gather information to build a stronger, more dynamic Jewish community. The survey took place in February. The last survey, the 2001 Jewish Community demographic Study, revealed where Jewish people lived, their ages, information about households (ages and number of people), and [...]

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We’re in this together

May 26, 2020

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The phrase “we’re in this together” has never rung truer than in the last two months. Our Jewish Tidewater community continues to rise to the extremely difficult challenge that the COVID-19 has presented all of us. Consider these examples: Beth Sholom Village is providing extraordinary care to its patients and residents, as well as creative [...]

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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund: We’re In This Together… and We’re Making a Difference.

May 26, 2020

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Last month, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Tidewater Jewish Foundation established the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Community to support individuals, agencies, and synagogues through financial difficulties caused by the pandemic. 100% of all dollars raised remain in Jewish Tidewater. So far, the Fund has: • Allocated $10,000 to Jewish Family [...]

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Playing it safe at Camp JCC

May 26, 2020

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Camp Katan (lower camp) is canceled for 2020; Camp Gadol (upper camp) delays start until July 6 Parents try to drill it into their children’s heads. The best decision is not always the easy one. Doing the right thing for the right reasons takes grit. “Faced with the responsibility of our campers’ safety and fully [...]

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Patients as teachers: Local health care professionals share memorable lessons learned

May 26, 2020

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Medicine is science and science is predictable, but treating real people is well…complicated. Patients are teachers. That’s the big takeaway here. Each patient experience might start out routine and mundane, but years of experience prove the unforgettable ones are inspiring, transformational, and even enchanting. Following are some patient stories that permanently grabbed the hearts and [...]

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