Archive | July, 2021

Mazel Tov, Rabbi Israel Zoberman

July 27, 2021

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Originally published in the May 31, 2021 issue.  Mazel tov to Rabbi Israel Zoberman for having Congresswoman Elaine G. Luria insert his article on the 73rd anniversary of the State of Israel into the Congressional Record. In addition, Congressman A. Donald McEachin inserted his poem on George Floyd into the Congressional Record.

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Mazel Tav, Avi and Chana Horowitz

July 27, 2021

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Originally published in the May 31, 2021 issue.  Mazel tov to Avi and Chana Horowitz on the birth of their daughter. Chana’s parents are Amy and Jeffrey Brooke and her grandparents are Bina and Herb Zukerman and Elli and Leonard Brooke. Avi’s mother is Linda Horowitz.

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“There is much left unsaid” Mimi Lemay says about book following her viral essay to her transgender son

July 27, 2021

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Originally published in the May 10, 2021 issue.  Wednesday, May 12, noon, via Zoom, free Robyn Sidersky After Mimi Lemay wrote a letter to her son, Jacob, she realized she had more to say. The letter, turned into an essay that went viral, led her to write a book, What We Will Become: A Mother, [...]

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Hallie Ephron to discuss her latest novel, a combo of Marie Kondo and murder

July 27, 2021

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Originally published in the May 10, 2021 issue.  Thursday, May 13, 7:30 pm, Zoom, free Robyn Sidersky Hallie Ephron didn’t start writing until she was 40, and published her first book 10 years later. Unlike the rest of her immediate family, she didn’t initially want to become a writer. But when a reporter called to [...]

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Family Havdalah and magic with Ohef Sholom Temple

July 27, 2021

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Originally published in the May 10, 2021 issue.  Saturday, May 15, 6 – 7:30 pm, Ohef Sholom Temple parking lot Cantor Jen will lead Havdalah at Ohef Sholom Temple’s first in-person, outdoor event of 2021. Bring chairs or blankets and a picnic style dinner to enjoy Havdalah and a magic and illusion show with Magician [...]

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No more #QuietingtheSilence

July 27, 2021

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Originally published in the May 10, 2021 issue.  Blue Dove Foundation to speak about new book for Mental Health Awareness month Thursday, May 20, 7:30 pm, via Zoom Free, pre-registration required at JewishVA.org/BookFest Robyn Sidersky Jennifer Greenberg’s husband, Adam, was the first to tell a joke. He appeared happy and lively to his friends. But at [...]

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What’s the secret to thriving after turning 90? Carl Reiner asks a few friends.

July 27, 2021

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Originally published in the April 26, 2021 issue. If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast, Tuesday, May 4–Thursday, May 6, virtual, $12 per household Conversation with Director Danny Gold, Thursday, May 6, 12 pm, Zoom Robyn Sidersky Director Danny Gold shares details from behind the scenes with Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Betty White, [...]

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Famed Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi takes viewers on a trip to Versailles through his new film

July 27, 2021

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Originally published in the April 26, 2021 issue.  Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles Virtual screening: April 26–28, $12 per household Conversation: Wednesday, April 28, 8 pm Robin Sidersky The intersection of food and art will be celebrated as part of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s 28th Annual Virginia Festival of [...]

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Tidewater to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel’s 73rd Independence Day

July 26, 2021

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Originally published in the April 12, 2021 issue. Sunday, April 18, Sandler Family Campus Drive-Through celebration, 12–2:30 pm, free, limited tickets JewishVa.org/IsraelFest Drive-In Movie, 8 pm, $12 per person, limited tickets  JewishVa.org/FilmFest Yom Ha’atzmaut, also known as Israel Independence Day, is an opportunity for the community to come together this year to celebrate the Jewish [...]

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Lorraine Fink: We’re all in this together Virtual Art Auction and Sale

July 26, 2021

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Originally published in the April 12, 2021 issue.  Monday, April 12–Thursday, April 22 https://www.jewishva.org/Lfinkart On view through May 10 in the Leon Family Gallery, Sandler Family Campus Terri Denison Art is meant to be viewed and shared, according to Lorraine Fink, and sometimes, it can also assist a favorite organization. “I just had a show [...]

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