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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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United Jewish Federation of Tidewater/Simon Family JCC celebrates community with Biennial Meeting

June 24, 2021

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The weather was as perfect as the mood when the community gathered in the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community’s “back yard” for United Jewish Federation of Tidewater/Simon Family JCC’s Biennial Meeting on Tuesday, June 15. It was the first major gathering of the community since March 2020 when the [...]

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Everything you need to know about the Israeli government that will replace Benjamin Netanyahu

June 10, 2021

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(JTA)—After 12 straight years as Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu is losing power—and the government that’s about to replace him is remarkable in its own right. Netanyahu’s ouster is a huge deal on its own. Over the past decade-plus, as the country’s longest-serving leader, he has become nearly synonymous with Israel—shaping its foreign and domestic [...]

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Israel and Hamas agree to ceasefire after 11 days of bloodshed

May 27, 2021

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(JTA)—After 11 days of fighting, Israel and Hamas agreed to a “mutual and simultaneous” ceasefire on Thursday, May 20 that began at 2 a.m. Friday Israel time. Israel’s security cabinet unanimously approved the truce, after military officials presented what they deemed the success-ful outcomes of their campaign. A Hamas official confirmed the news to Reuters. [...]

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What is Israel’s Mount Meron and why were so many Orthodox Jews gathered there for the Lag b’Omer holiday?

May 6, 2021

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(JTA)—“If you haven’t seen the joy of Lag b’Omer on the grave of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, you haven’t seen joy at all,” wrote the author Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Israel’s first Nobel Prize laureate. That description reflects an aspect of the annual pilgrimage to Mount Meron in northern Israel that was underlined by the deaths [...]

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Jewish Tidewater celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut all day long

April 22, 2021

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The sun was shining and the air crisp, making it a perfect day to hang out of car windows and stand up through sunroofs waving Israeli flags and streamers to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s 73rd Independence Day, at the Sandler Family Campus on Sunday, April 18. Families enjoyed “traveling through Israel” while never leaving their [...]

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Tidewater to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel’s 73rd Independence Day

April 8, 2021

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Sunday, April 18, Sandler Family Campus Drive-Through celebration, 12–2:30 pm, free, limited tickets JewishVa.org/IsraelFest Drive-In Movie, 8 pm, $12 per person, limited tickets JewishVa.org/FilmFest Yom Ha’atzmaut, also known as Israel Independence Day, is an opportunity for the community to come together this year to celebrate the Jewish state in fun and safe ways. Israel’s 73rd [...]

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Yom Hashoah

March 18, 2021

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Guest speaker: Marion Weinzweig Thursday, April 8, 6:45 pm Via live stream from Ohef Sholom Temple, on the Holocaust Commission’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/holcommission. Join United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Holocaust Commission’s annual Yom Hashoah commemoration for an evening to honor local Holocaust survivors and remember the six million Jews who were murdered during the Shoah. MARION [...]

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