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Super Sunday 2021—A Different Kind of Day

September 18, 2020

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In a “normal” year, Super Sunday—a much beloved tradition—is simply one part of the Tidewater Jewish community’s fundraising lifecycle. In a critical fundraising year, with rising needs and a true imperative to meet them with immediacy, Super Sunday 2021 became a different kind of day. Tidewater’s Super Sunday has traditionally heralded the closing of the [...]

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Students return to SIA on Campus

September 4, 2020

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Strelitz International Academy students returned to the Sandler Family Campus for in-person learning on August 24. After almost six months away from their school and their friends, SIA students were clearly excited to be back. It was a unique and busy summer as SIA prepared to return to Campus. Since March 13, when SIA went [...]

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How is this Super Sunday different from all other Super Sundays?

August 13, 2020

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Sunday, September 13, 10 am–1 pm PREDICTION: This year’s United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Super Sunday Community Phone-a-thon will go down as “one for the record books.” Am I predicting an all-time high in the number of cards closed or the total of dollars raised? Not necessarily (although I hope so). I am predicting a [...]

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Konikoff Center for Learning. Spark one mind. Change many lives.

July 9, 2020

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David Konikoff didn’t come up with the legacy phrase “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,” however it aptly describes his life purpose and why he imagined the Konikoff Center for Learning at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC with that mantra in mind. “As we learn, we grow and [...]

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Special Senior Edition

June 18, 2020

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Today’s ‘seniors’ are some of the most active people I know. Whether concentrating at work or relaxing in retirement, ‘busy’ and ‘engaged’ are more than buzz words for the over 55-year-old set. And, the articles in this section prove the point. Lisa Richmon spoke with Alan Bartel and Gloria Siegel, two very involved members of [...]

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Simon Family JCC reopens Monday, June 8

June 8, 2020

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Governor Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday, June 3 that he would move the portion of the Commonwealth that includes Tidewater into Phase 2 of reopening effective Friday, June 5. With his announcement, the Simon Family JCC made final preparations to open its doors—with an abundance of new safety and sanitizing procedures in place. “We are [...]

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It’s time to build digital-first Jewish communities that will outlast the pandemic

May 26, 2020

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (JTA)—The other day, I saw an interesting Facebook post written by a college student who lives in New York. She was looking to find a daily morning minyan. Specifically, she sought one that met at a “college student-friendly hour,” since most minyanim are scheduled for fairly early in the morning while she is [...]

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Jewish Tidewater Volunteers: Your value as a volunteer is priceless

April 30, 2020

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Looking to stay safely connected to real human beings while quarantined? Helping others is a good way to survive and add new meaning to your life. United Jewish Federation of Tidewater recently launched an initiative to meet urgent needs imposed by COVID-19’s disruptive impact on daily life. Jewish Tidewater Volunteers seeks caring volunteers to reach [...]

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Israel Fest 2020 – Tidewater Celebrates Israel @ 72 (from HOME!)

April 30, 2020

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Sunday, May 3, 11 am The festivities will be different this year, but not having a larger gathering won’t keep Jewish Tidewater from celebrating Israel’s 72 years! Join the community for a day of celebration with virtual activities for Yom Ha’Atzmaut—Israel’s 72nd Independence Day. This is an unprecedented opportunity for Israel supporters from every background [...]

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Relief Fund Opens. All Dollars to Stay in Tidewater.

April 10, 2020

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EVEN APART, WE STAND TOGETHER. COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Kol Yisroel Aravim Zeh b’zeh. All Jews are responsible one for the other. As we enter the season of Passover—a holiday steeped in traditions of coming together with family and friends for the Seder—we know that this year will be different, as the COVID-19 pandemic forces [...]

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