Archive | February, 2021

Has your tax situation changed? Looking for a new tax-wise strategy this year?

February 18, 2021

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As you collect your 2020 income tax information and prepare to file a return, are you: • Realizing that your tax situation may be different from previous years? • Interested in learning about a way to support your community in a tax-wise manner? Tax law changes last year could impact your tax strategy as you [...]

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COVID-19 vaccination registration assistance available

February 18, 2021

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A phone application assistance and outreach program for people who need help registering for the COVID-19 vaccination is being offered by Jewish Family Service. People can call and speak to Sharon Rosenbaum and/or Jody Laibstain. They will help people navigate any confusion and register them on-line. Volunteer to help JFS and Untied Jewish Federation of [...]

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Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

February 18, 2021

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As one of the longest-running Jewish film festivals in the country, the Patricia & Avraham Ashkenazi and Alma & Howard Laderberg Virginia Festival of Jewish Film educates and engages the diverse Tidewater communities, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, by presenting world-class film premieres, repertory cinema, and programs that are inspired by Jewish history, heritage, and values. [...]

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From balcony concerts and food distribution apps, to Israeli homecomings, UJFT-supported JAFI programs deliver a shot in the arm during COVID-19

February 18, 2021

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The Jewish Agency for Israel, JAFI, is a global platform that founded and built the state of Israel. Now in its 90th year, its mission to overcome challenges facing Jews around the world expands its reach while responding to the hurtling impact of COVID-19. JAFI exists to bring Jews to Israel—and Israel to Jews around [...]

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Tidewater Jewish Foundation partnership with Jewish Future Pledge aims to ensure the future of Jewish giving

February 18, 2021

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Joining a two-year pilot program to proliferate a culture of legacy giving in communities across North America, Tidewater Jewish Foundation launched a new partnership with the Jewish Future Pledge earlier this month. TJF is part of a cohort of 11 local federations and Jewish Foundations across North America put together by The Jewish Federations of [...]

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Purim in Jewish Tidewater

February 18, 2021

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Creativity reigns throughout the community with plans to celebrate Purim with both traditional and innovative, fun events. The holiday commemorates the saving of the Jewish people in Persia as recounted in the Book of Esther. Compiled by Ronnie Jacobs Cohen for Shalom Tidewater B’nai Israel Rabbi Sender Haber’s ‘Daily Dvar Torah’ WhatsApp group is currently studying [...]

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Gene Ross Retired as president of Essex Bancorp, Inc.

February 18, 2021

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What profession did you retire from? I started and was responsible for running a residential mortgage loan servicing operation that eventually became the third largest in the country. Today, we are one of the largest employers in Tidewater. My background was public accounting and left it to run banks. I served as the president or [...]

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Stephanie Adler Calliot Retired as senior vice president, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

February 18, 2021

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What profession did you retire from? I had a wonderful career working with great colleagues, clients, and donors—27 years in wealth management/finance and 8 years in philanthropy. What are you doing now? I’m grateful I’ve had the opportunity to give back to the community in different ways. I was honored to chair the Norfolk Retirement [...]

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Abbey Pachter, Phd Retired as director of the Nursing Program and assistant professor at the Virginia Beach campus of South University.

February 18, 2021

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What are you doing now? During the first six months of COVID, I wrote a research-informed journal-style book about it as it was unfolding. I was in Florida with my mother (now 96) during that time. At first I was there to help her, then we were both there until we felt it was safer [...]

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Lawrence L. Steingold to receive 2021 VCIC Humanitarian Award Thursday, March 18, Virtual

February 18, 2021

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The 57th annual Tidewater Humanitarian Awards Dinner will take place virtually to ensure the safety and well-being of the community. The Humanitarian Award of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities is presented to those individuals who have demonstrated a personal commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse, racial, ethnic, and [...]

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