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Make your voice heard in Richmond: Date with the State 2023

January 19, 2023

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Wednesday, February 8, 7 am–4 pm Anyone who has ever wondered if their vote impacted the outcome of an election or how their voice may influence the actions of legislators, should consider the special election on Jan. 10, 2023 between Aaron Rouse and Kevin Adams in the seventh district in Virginia Beach. The difference between the newly [...]

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Jewish Tidewater 2022…another busy year

December 15, 2022

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Jewish-related news made more mainstream headlines in 2022 than most of us could ever recall. The topics receiving the most national and global coverage included news about Ukraine’s Jewish president, Jewish U.S. politicians, Israel’s election (again!), the synagogue hostage situation in Texas, Holocaust education in schools, security needs for synagogues and Jewish organizations, and certainly [...]

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Introducing Aviva Pembroke

December 1, 2022

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Groundbreaking: Friday, December 9, 9 am For more than 42 years, Beth Sholom Village has been caring for seniors, creating a community that focuses on enhancing quality of life and providing support services tailored to address individual physical, social, and spiritual needs. Much has changed since BSV opened its doors in 1980, but the tradition [...]

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U.S. Attorney’s Office to host ‘United Against Hate’

November 10, 2022

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Wednesday, November 30, 7:30 pm Sandler Family Campus, Free United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Jewish Community Relations Council will host the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia United Against Hate, a program designed to help community members and leaders better understand what constitutes a hate crime, how to best report it to law [...]

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One night only: Wiesenthal

October 27, 2022

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Tuesday, November 15, 7 pm Wells Theatre, Norfolk Virginia Stage Company and the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater will host writer-performer Tom Dugan to present his one-man play about the Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal. This 90-minute powerhouse production will benefit the Holocaust Commission. One performance will be open to the public [...]

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United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & Simon Family JCC’s Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival 2022-2023

October 12, 2022

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United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & Simon Family JCC’s Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival 2022-2023 To register for events, visit JewishVA.org/BookFest. The Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival is held in coordination with the Jewish Book Council, the longest-running organization devoted exclusively to the support and celebration of Jewish literature.  

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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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