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29th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film • February 24–28, 2022 Presented by Alma & Howard Laderberg

January 20, 2022

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A Starry Sky Above The Roman Ghetto Thursday, February 24, 7:30 pm Cinema Café Kemps River 1220 Fordham Drive, Virginia Beach Tickets: $12 Director Giulio Base | 100 min Italy | 2020 | Italian with English Subtitles | Not Rated Led by a talented ensemble of young actors, this inspirational interfaith story is a reminder [...]

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Time to wrap it up: 2021

December 9, 2021

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Most general media publications are leading their end-of-year wrap articles with the Capitol riot on January 6 and are including mentions of vaccines, climate change, and wealthy folks’ space rides. For Jewish News, however, our wrap is focused on the Jewish world…some global, but mostly local. Over the next few pages, we’ve recapped some of [...]

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The Jewish response to climate change: Back from COP26, Hazon’s CEO reflects on what’s needed to combat the threat

November 29, 2021

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(Baltimore Jewish Times via JTA)—Tens of thousands of leaders and activists from around the world, representing world governments, NGOs and environmental organizations, gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26. Among those present for the talks was Jakir Manela, CEO of both the Pearlstone Center and Hazon, [...]

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Happy Hanukkah!

November 4, 2021

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Dear Readers, It’s been eight years since we celebrated Thanksgivukah…when the holidays of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah converged. Here we are again…almost. This year the first night of Hanukkah begins on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, which creates the opportunity for special celebrations for families who normally don’t have the chance to be together to light the [...]

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Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival 2021-2022

October 21, 2021

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United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival 2021–2022 The annual celebration of Jewish writers, books, and ideas, Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival provides opportunities to engage with talented authors about their latest books and projects. The Simon Family [...]

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Two Important Conversations

October 8, 2021

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Ignorance is not bliss: Israeli American actress, activist, and author Noa Tishby to speak on advocating for Israel Wednesday, October 13, 7:30 pm Free and open to the community with in-person and online options available, RSVP (required) at JewishVA.org/IsraelToday Noa Tishby is the first speaker in the 11th Annual Israel Today Series presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council [...]

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Healing of the soul, healing of the body

September 23, 2021

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Stephen Fried with area clergy Sunday, October 3, 5:30 pm Stephen Fried with area professionals Monday, October 4, 7 pm If someone were to ask what’s in your pillbox, you may answer blood pressure medication, cholesterol medication, immunosuppressants, something needed to keep diabetes under control, etc. Would you tell them about your anti-depressants? Would you [...]

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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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Super Sunday 2022–Back together!

August 20, 2021

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Sunday, September 12, 10 am–1 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus   Each year, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Super Sunday marks the biggest day of impact for Tidewater’s Jewish community. Scores of community members participate by answering the call from dozens of volunteers, thus ensuring that the Federation can effectively meet the needs [...]

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Camp JCC: a great place to be a kid this summer

July 16, 2021

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  Smiling faces and giddy laughter tell the story with absolutely zero words: Camp JCC 2021 is a resounding success. Days at Camp JCC are packed with activities that appeal to each age group and hit just about every interest. From fishing to golfing, swimming to singing (and shouting!), arts to creative play, stories to [...]

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