Archive | February, 2022

TJF Community Impact Grant helps new Jewish students at UVA adjust to college life

February 24, 2022

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Transitioning to college life as a first-year student can be challenging. For undergraduates entering the University of Virginia over the past two years, that transition has, at times, been overwhelming. In addition to figuring out what supplies to stock up on and how to find their dorm room, students had to cope with a global [...]

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Planning for Camp JCC

February 24, 2022

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Camp professionals often get asked: What do you do during the school year? Is planning camp a full year job? What is going to happen this summer? Which week will be Color War? When will Kona Ice be coming? Will field trips be happening? If so, to where? Is your job to have fun at [...]

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2022 Genesis Prize winner Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, son of Holocaust survivors, is working to preserve Jewish history

February 24, 2022

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(JTA)—From the halls of the United States Capitol to the streets of Europe, politicians and activists protesting against vaccine requirements have increasingly invoked the Holocaust. Some are wearing yellow stars, while others are sharing Nazi-era medical documents and comparing themselves to Anne Frank. The comparisons often draw sharp rebukes from Jewish groups and Holocaust museums [...]

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A visual feast! Jewish Art Education provides interactive, lively, entertaining, and educational experiences over lunch

February 24, 2022

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Wednesdays, March 9, March 30, and April 6; Mondays, May 16 and May 23, 12:00 pm Thanks to a very generous anonymous donor, the Konikoff Center of Learning is offering free Jewish Art Education classes to the Tidewater community this Spring. JAE is dedicated to educating the wider world on the contributions of the Jewish [...]

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Roie Galitz: Renowned photographer travels to the ends of the earth

February 24, 2022

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Tuesday, March 1, 7:30 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus and online Free Registration Required: JewishVA.org/IsraelToday Photography has allowed Roie Galitz to travel to the coldest climates on the planet where he has witnessed the starkest effects of global climate change. “This is what has brought me into environmental diplomacy,” he says. Prior to [...]

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A new kind of Mah Jongg fundraiser

February 24, 2022

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Janet Gordon Annual Mah Jongg Tournament Sunday, April 3 The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way nearly everything takes place at Beth Sholom Village—from food service to family visits, religious services, and even fundraising. BSV has hosted the Janet Gordon Annual Mah Jongg Tournament, Day of Play & Luncheon for more than a decade. An [...]

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Calling all bakers: Operation Hamantaschen

February 24, 2022

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Sunday, March 13, 1–4 pm Sandler Family Campus, Free The delicious aroma of fresh baked goods is back this Purim season with the return of Operation Hamantaschen. Filled with assorted fruit jams or other sweet confections, these tasty triangular shaped cookies, otherwise known as Hamantaschen, are traditionally served during Purim. This family baking event will [...]

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut— Community Israel Festival

February 24, 2022

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Sunday, May 1, 12–4 pm, Sandler Family Campus A community celebration of Israel presented by Avraham and Karen Ashkenazi, this year’s Ha’atzmaut will mark the Jewish nation’s 74 birthday. Fun for the entire family, the event is open to friends of all faiths. To get involved or volunteer for this always fun community-wide celebration, contact [...]

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Steven Richard Brodie

February 24, 2022

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Baltimore, Md.—Steven Richard Brodie, of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at the age of 61. He is survived by his former wife, Marcia Brodie (nee Futterman); his daughter, Jemma Jin Brodie; siblings, Ellen (Rick) Sanders, Howard (Bill Martin) Brodie, and Dr. Jeffrey (Jodi) Brodie; and his nieces and nephews, Michael (Raluca) [...]

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Dr. Harry Mancoll

February 24, 2022

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Cranston, R.I.—Dr. Harry Mancoll, 87, of Cranston, R.I. passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Briarcliffe Gardens. He was the beloved husband of Terrie (Simone) Mancoll for 32 years. Born in Hartford, Conn., a son of the late Morris and Edith (Mellamed) Mancoll, he had lived in Cranston since 2016, previously living in Narragansett. [...]

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