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Marty Einhorn Pavilion’s dedication brings community together— in a new, outdoor structure

September 22, 2022

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The dedication of the Marty Einhorn Pavilion took place on a practically perfect Sunday morning earlier this month. The bright blue sky hosted puffy white clouds, the jazz sounds of the Jimmy Master’s Trio welcomed guests, lunch was tasty, and the program, paying tribute to Marty Einhorn, a beloved community member, was heartfelt…and brief. Einhorn, [...]

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High Holiday updates on COVID and other safety protocols for area congregations

September 8, 2022

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  According to the results of a recent COVID poll (the New York Times Morning Section, Aug. 22, 2022), “One of the central findings is how much attitudes have changed since the spring. Americans are less worried about the virus today.” How does this translate into what’s happening at local temples when it comes to [...]

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A “Super Day” planned for the Sandler Family Campus

August 11, 2022

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Sunday, September 18, beginning at 12 pm Dedication of Marty Einhorn Pavilion, 12 pm Super Sunday, 1–4 pm • Sunday Fun Day, 1–4 pm   It’s being called “Super Duper Sunday” because of all of the exciting activity on tap at the Sandler Family Campus on Sunday, September 18. The day’s festivities begin with the [...]

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Jefferson: Democracy’s success depends upon freedom of belief, expression, and practice

July 14, 2022

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Two hundred forty-five years ago, in October 1776, the first General Assembly of our Commonwealth appointed a five-man Committee of Revisors to review the existing laws and redraft them for an independent Virginia. Much like it goes today, primary responsibility was assumed by the three lawyers on the committee, Thomas Jefferson, George Wythe, and Edmund [...]

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Camp JCC Orientation Kicks Off

June 23, 2022

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Before the start of Camp JCC’s 2022 summer season, Camp JCC counselors, CITs (counselors in training), specialists, leadership, and support staff were invited to attend a four-day orientation at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus. The agenda was packed full of team-building activities, brainstorming sessions, safety training, activity planning, and more. “Spirited staff and [...]

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Jewish groups condemn Texas elementary school shooting, but only some push for action

June 2, 2022

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—After the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed at least 19 children and two adults on Tuesday, May 24, an array of Jewish groups issued statements that fell into two categories: generalized grief and recommendations for action. The groups who repeated longstanding and direct calls for gun control included those aligned with the [...]

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Israel’s 74th celebration is a day to remember in Tidewater

May 19, 2022

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Thousands of people visited the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community for a celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut on Sunday, May 1. The Israel Independence Day celebration was the first large-scale in-person event for the holiday since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “There is no replacement for the feeling [...]

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Number of antisemitic incidents surged in 2021, according to latest ADL tally

May 5, 2022

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(JTA)­—The number of antisemitic incidents recorded by the Anti-Defamation League in the United States in 2021 reached an all-time high, according to a new report by the group. The 2,717 incidents identified in news articles by the ADL or reported to the ADL directly in 2021 represent a 34% increase from the 2,024 incidents of [...]

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Marty Einhorn Pavilion set for completion next month

April 21, 2022

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In almost perfect coordination with the appearance of spring flowers, a new outdoor structure at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus is making its own debut. The Marty Einhorn Pavilion is rapidly taking form, with an anticipated completion of early next month. Named in memory of Martin A. Einhorn, a past president of the [...]

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut Sunday, May 1, 12–4 pm, Sandler Family Campus

April 7, 2022

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Five reasons to celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut in Tidewater There will be something for everyone at United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s and Simon Family JCC’s annual Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration. By taking a tour of Israel outdoors on the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, the community will experience some of the exciting tastes, smells, attractions, and [...]

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