Archive | August, 2021

High Holiday Services in Jewish Tidewater 5782

August 19, 2021

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Compiled by Ronnie Jacobs Cohen, Shalom Tidewater Editor’s note: This listing is current as of Wednesday, August 18. Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19, it is advised to check with congregations to learn specific protocols for attending High Holiday Services, including ticket requirements. Beth Sholom Village www.bethsholomvillage.com 757-420-2512 Services take place in the Beth [...]

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Be A Reader program enters 22nd year prepared to help students

August 19, 2021

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 Robin Ford As another potentially challenging school year is about to start, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Be a Reader (BeAR) program is gearing up for 2021–22. The program’s volunteers and staff hope to be able to enter schools in October – ready to help struggling students sharpen [...]

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TJF Community Impact Grant helps Toras Chaim renovate auditorium

August 19, 2021

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Thomas Mills Tidewater Jewish Foundation awarded a $7,500 Community Impact Grant in March to Toras Chaim to renovate their auditorium. Serving Tidewater’s Jewish community for almost 20 years, the school has undergone an extensive beautification project. Renovations include painting hallways and classrooms, replacing the roof, waxing the floors, and installing a perimeter fence around the [...]

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Camp JCC campers make mitzvot the center of their camp experience

August 19, 2021

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Michelle Fenley Two special groups of Camp JCC campers demonstrated this summer that joy can be found through doing mitzvot. Despite the limitations that COVID‑19 placed on summer experiences, the two oldest groups of campers at the Simon Family JCC’s summer camp creatively developed several community service projects in which they could help others and [...]

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Sprint 8 Challenge finishes strong with lost weight and gained energy

August 19, 2021

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Earlier this summer, 14 members of the Simon Family Jewish Community Center participated in the Sprint 8 Cardio Challenge. “I wanted to challenge our members to change how they’re doing cardiovascular exercise with a clinically tested workout that provided real results. I took a training course into how to instruct individuals on the proper intensity [...]

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33rd Annual Strelitz International Golf Tournament, affectionately known as the Bob Josephberg Classic, slated for next month

August 19, 2021

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Tuesday, September 14, 10:30 Registration; 12 pm Tee-off Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach Carly Glickman For the past 33 years, Strelitz International Academy’s annual golf tournament has been a highlight in the Tidewater community. The tournament sees more than 100 players coming out to support Tidewater’s only Jewish Community Day School and traditionally raises [...]

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Sababa Social Club

August 19, 2021

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Wednesday, August 25, 5:30–7:30 pm Sandler Family Campus outdoor pool Jill Grossman What’s Sababa? Find out around the Simon Family JCC’s outdoor pool at the launch of Sababa Social Club. It’s a chance for adults (no kids) to be together (swimming optional, masks required inside the JCC) and have some bites (delicious kosher ones!), beverages [...]

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Then, Now, & Looking Forward: Lorraine Fink Retrospective

August 19, 2021

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On view in the Leon Family Gallery and throughout the Sandler Family Campus through September 30 Join the artist for a reception: Sunday, September 12, 1- 3 pm Jill Grossman “Fink does not observe nature and then paint it. Rather she is a channel through which nature itself emerges practically fully formed in its primal energy, beauty, [...]

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Virginia Arts Festival presents Violins of Hope

August 19, 2021

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Wednesday, October 6, 7:30 pm, Norfolk Academy Co-presented with the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater Virginia Arts Festival will present a concert showcasing instruments that echo with history and hope when violins recovered from the Holocaust are used in a performance that includes works by some Jewish composers who languished and [...]

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Youth Tee Ball at the Simon Family JCC

August 19, 2021

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Mondays and Tuesdays August 23–October 12, 5:30 –6:30 pm Ages 3-6, $75 for JCC members; $105 for non-members Open to all children, ages 3–6, this Tee Ball league teaches the basic techniques and skills of the game including throwing, catching, hitting, base running, and teamwork. Participants practice on Mondays, with a game each Tuesday. A [...]

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