Archive | September, 2021

Camp JCC 2021: Much more than fun!

September 2, 2021

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This summer, Camp JCC provided consistency and happiness—what campers so desperately needed after a difficult year. Campers were able to be kids again, counselors were able to role model while showing off their silly side, and families had a sense of routine and normalcy that wasn’t so available last year. With many families registering for [...]

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Help support Hurricane Ida relief efforts

September 2, 2021

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Hurricane Ida has torn through much of the Gulf Coast, leaving survivors devastated by its damage. Roofs have blown off buildings, homes and businesses are severely flooded, while power lines are down and phone service and electricity are out for hundreds of thousands of residents. As a collective, Federations are there, delivering emergency relief support [...]

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Super Sunday Community Campaign Kickoff: We’re back together again (indoors and outdoors)

September 2, 2021

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Sunday, September 12, Sandler Family Campus   Each year, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Super Sunday marks the biggest day of impact for Tidewater’s Jewish community. Hundreds of community members participate by answering the call from dozens of volunteers, thus ensuring that the Federation can effectively meet the needs of the community through the Community [...]

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Tidewater Jewish community addresses mental health awareness

September 2, 2021

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Sunday, October 3 and Monday October 4   This year’s Milton Mickey Kramer’s Scholar in Residence Fund of the Congregation Beth El Foundation’s Tidewater Together will bring mental illness and addiction out of the shadows and consider ways that Tidewater’s organized Jewish community can support those who need help. To begin this important work, Tidewater [...]

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Dear Readers

September 2, 2021

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Dear Readers, A recent JTA piece by Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein began, “Over the past year, I have led efforts to teach, guide and coach rabbis and other clergy of every Jewish denomination. We have worked with over 500 individual members of the clergy, serving hundreds of thousands of people since the COVID-19 pandemic began. “So, [...]

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Inaugural Sababa event is ‘Cool’

September 2, 2021

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More than 80 people attended Sababa Social Club’s party at the pool. The inaugural event brought friends together —following the past year and a half apart. Sara Jo Rubin, Sababa Social Club’s chairperson, says, “It was wonderful to see so many old friends, as well as meet new people at the first Sababa Social Club [...]

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Beth Sholom Village’s Micro Farm

September 2, 2021

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Farm to table has become accessible to Beth Sholom Village by way of a very futuristic-looking farm. The “farms” are in towers that resemble modern art sculptures. The crops can be seen in the beautiful six-foot case that emits a warm light and varying hues of green. One “farm” is in the dining room of [...]

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PJ Library in Tidewater receives grant to strengthen social connections, increase opportunities for Jewish experiences and learning

September 2, 2021

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Tidewater families raising Jewish children will now have more opportunities to participate in Jewish life, thanks to a grant recently awarded to United Jewish Federation of Tidewater by PJ Library®, the flagship program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that provides free books to families raising Jewish children throughout the world. PJ Library in Tidewater received [...]

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End of Summer Shabbat includes competitions, blessings, and dinner

September 2, 2021

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Forty families gathered by the pool at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus to welcome Shabbat on Friday, August 27. Hosted by PJ Library in Tidewater, in partnership with United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Young Adult Division, the night began with pool games, including a swimming relay for parents, and for all ages, a [...]

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Simon Family Passport to Israel: Ethan Prince has life-changing experience in Israel

September 2, 2021

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On July 12, I hopped on a nine-and-a-half-hour plane ride with two of my best friends and 41 other teens to visit the land of Israel for 22 days. I always knew that visiting Israel would shift my perspective on being Jewish, but being able to experience that change with 43 other like-minded teenagers was [...]

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