Archive | August, 2020

Shalom Baby! Shalom Tidewater!

August 14, 2020

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Shalom Ya’ll! Two programs at United Jewish Federation of Tidewater are designed to say ‘welcome’ with a ‘Jewish Southern-hospitality flair. Shalom Baby is a project that welcomes babies to the Jewish community and Shalom Tidewater welcomes Jewish people moving to the area. “We would love to know if you or someone you know is new [...]

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The Neighborhood Harvest delivers on its promise to deliver and disrupt

August 13, 2020

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Don’t call John Stein a disruptor. Those who know him best describe Stein as a gentle soul who avoids self-promotion and harsh words. The Baker’s Crust and Neighborhood Harvest CEO they see is always ready to rally behind an innovative food product or service that makes money while making a difference. Mistaking his edge-free persona [...]

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Strelitz International Academy made a match for Jewish education

August 13, 2020

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When Randi and Steve Gordon were looking for ways to honor Steve’s parents, Tavia and Freda Gordon, of blessed memory, they knew approaching Strelitz International Academy to create a match program would be a ‘match made in Jewish education heaven.’ The Gordons were passionate about Jewish Philanthropy and devoted their lives to supporting Jewish education [...]

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Federation and Foundation’s one day campaign raises nearly $8,000 for new Tidewater Mikvah

August 13, 2020

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Earlier this month, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Tidewater Jewish Foundation teamed up to raise funds for the new Tidewater Mikvah. The brief, one-day campaign raised nearly $8,000 for the project. “This was a very successful campaign,” says Sarah Lipman, president of the Jewish Women’s Institute. “We were able to raise more awareness and [...]

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Dr. Jerry McQuain joins Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater as medical director

August 13, 2020

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The Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater recently welcomed Dr. Jerry McQuain as medical director. McQuain earned his master of physical therapy degree at West Virginia University, graduating valedictorian of his class. He received his medical degree (also class valedictorian) from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Colorado in 2012. [...]

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Locals attend Jewish Book Council 2020 Virtual Annual Conference

August 13, 2020

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Ever wonder how the books and authors are chosen for the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival? Last month, 20 community members, along with five staff professionals, took part in the Jewish Book Council’s virtual annual conference to help choose this upcoming year’s [...]

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Mazel Tov to the Class of 2020!

August 13, 2020

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Graduation ceremonies and celebrations for the Class of 2020, whether for high school, college, or graduate school, came to a screeching halt because of COVID-19. Another casualty of the pandemic. Still, imaginative celebrations took place via ZOOM, drive-by parades, and streaming, among other methods…all with far less pomp and circumstance…but with plenty of creativity and [...]

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How is this Super Sunday different from all other Super Sundays?

August 13, 2020

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Sunday, September 13, 10 am–1 pm PREDICTION: This year’s United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Super Sunday Community Phone-a-thon will go down as “one for the record books.” Am I predicting an all-time high in the number of cards closed or the total of dollars raised? Not necessarily (although I hope so). I am predicting a [...]

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