Archive | March, 2023

A Passover Message from Betty Ann Levin

March 16, 2023

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Dear Friends, Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) celebrates freedom as we recall the Exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. Family and friends at a seder, springtime, renewal, and freedom are just a few of the images that come to mind when we think about this most celebrated festival on the Jewish calendar. For us [...]

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Congresswoman Jen Kiggans supports Israel in floor speech

March 16, 2023

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In her third floor speech since becoming a Congresswoman representing Virginia’s Second District, Congresswoman Jen Kiggans spoke about the importance of supporting Israel. The speech took place on Friday, March 10. The speech follows: Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship. Our relationship with Israel is a mutually beneficial [...]

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Dear Readers: Passover

March 16, 2023

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Dear Readers, When it comes to Passover, it appears I’m like most Jews world-wide because it’s my favorite Jewish holiday. As a child, I looked forward to my grandparents traveling from Philadelphia to be at our seder lead by my local grandfather. Now, I look forward to setting an expanded table for family and friends, [...]

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Virginia General Assembly wraps 2023 session

March 16, 2023

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Throughout the 2023 legislative session of the Virginia General Assembly, state delegates and senators discussed issues that are important to the statewide Jewish community. Two of those pieces of legislation, the statewide adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of antisemitism and designating the month of May in 2023 and in each succeeding [...]

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Chaim Topol, Israeli actor who played Tevye in 1971 Fiddler on the Roof film

March 16, 2023

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(JTA)—Chaim Topol won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of an immigrant to Israel, stepped off the stage in London to fight for his country, and had his sketches of Israeli presidents turned into postage stamps. But the actor was, by far, best known for his embodiment of Tevye the Dairyman in Fiddler on the [...]

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Andrew S. Nusbaum to receive Humanitarian Award

March 16, 2023

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Thursday, March 30, 6:30 pm, Westin Virginia Beach Town Center Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities’ 2023 honorees for the 59th Annual Humanitarian Award include Andrew S. Nusbaum. Humanitarian Awards are presented to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse backgrounds. The awards presentation and reception will [...]

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Not in God’s name

March 16, 2023

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The recent terrorist murder in Israel of two Jewish boys from Har Bracha in the Arab village of Huwara fills the Jewish world with sadness. Yet, it is the extrajudicial response by religious settlers to the killings which resulted in widespread civilian destruction in Huwara that has made news across the globe. It is the [...]

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Aviva Pembroke: Project and campaign update

March 16, 2023

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Anyone who has traveled by the Pembroke Square area in the last few weeks might have seen exciting developments taking place on the corner by Target. Aviva Pembroke, the premier senior community that is being created in partnership by Beth Sholom Village and Pembroke Square Associates, is coming out of the ground. The official groundbreaking [...]

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TJF reflects on the past year and the future

March 16, 2023

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It’s time to gather family and friends for Pesach and join in a moment of reflection…to take stock of values and hold fast to what’s most important in the coming days, weeks, and months. At Tidewater Jewish Foundation, we are doing just that. When we think about the past year, we recall celebrations and successes in [...]

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Shinshinim experience Jewish Advocacy Day as Israelis

March 16, 2023

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We joined the Tidewater delegation for Jewish Advocacy Day in Richmond on Wednesday, Feb. 8. In the morning, we all met to ride the bus to Richmond at the Simon Family JCC—you could feel the excitement. After six months of working with the community, meeting people, and being involved in community events, we feel this [...]

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