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Summer fun with a Jewish lens

August 9, 2019

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Beach and ocean and exotic trips aren’t the only ways to experience summer fun. In fact, for many members of Tidewater’s Jewish community, that fun happens by incorporating something Jewish into a summer trip or activity. Within the following pages, we highlight a few such ‘Jewish Summers’ or ‘Jewish Moments.’ Even more stories are slated [...]

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Restoration continues at the B’nai Israel Cemetery in Norfolk

July 12, 2019

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With a significant contribution from United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Cemetery Fund, coupled with the tireless work of numerous volunteers, B’nai Israel Cemetery is showing the results of a massive restoration effort that began 14 months ago. B’nai Israel Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 1,100 individuals who lived, worked, and worshiped [...]

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UJFT passes the gavel at Biennial Meeting

June 24, 2019

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UJFT Passes the Gavel at Biennial Meeting

Amy Moss Levy assumes Federation presidency at biennial meeting The installation of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s new president and a recap of the year’s highlights were among the items that took place during the 2019 Biennial Meeting on Thursday, June 13. The event at the Sandler Family Campus began with a cocktail reception and [...]

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Community mourns and stands strong together following tragic killings in Virginia Beach

June 7, 2019

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The horrific shooting that took place on Friday, May 31 at Virginia Beach’s Municipal Center, resulting in 13 deaths, shook the entire Hampton Roads community and brought world-wide attention and offers of sympathy to the area. It was the type of attention Virginia Beach never thought it would experience. In the days following the shooting, [...]

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Jewish community meets local and global needs

May 24, 2019

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Community Campaign tops $4.8-million and looks to finish strong! The 2019 Annual Campaign is winding down and what a year it’s been. Starting in June 2018, 38 community members participated in the Journey Home Mission to Israel. Co-chaired by John Strelitz, UJFT president, the mission, which honored the 70th anniversary of the founding of the [...]

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Israel Fest 2019

May 3, 2019

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Sunday, May 19, 11 am–4 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Spring is officially here and that means every weekend is filled with local festivals and outdoor activities. Still, Israel Fest is the one outdoor festival not to miss! Here are five reasons why Israel Fest is the place to be on Sunday, May [...]

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Experience Israel at Israel Fest 2019

April 19, 2019

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Sunday, May 19, 11 am–4 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, Virginia Beach Celebrating Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel’s 71st anniversary, the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC have exciting plans for the annual event that offers opportunities to experience Israel through food, art, music, and activities for all ages. The event is [...]

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JFS Run, Roll or Stroll celebrates 15 years

April 5, 2019

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Sunday, May 5, 24th Street Park in Virginia Beach Onsite Registration 6:45–7:45 am 8K Run, 5K Run, and 5K Walk 8 am 1 Mile Run/Walk 9:15 am Fifteen years ago, runners and walkers hit the pavement at Norfolk Botanical Garden to participate in Jewish Family Service of Tidewater’s first Run, Roll or Stroll. Fifteen years [...]

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Tidewater Together with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

March 22, 2019

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When I think about Mickey Kramer, of blessed memory, I think about his love of his family, his synagogue, learning, and our community. In 2004, his passion for education and devotion to the Jewish community led his friends and family to establish the Milton “Mickey” Kramer Scholar-in-Residence at Congregation Beth El to honor and remember [...]

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Norfolk Mikvah expansion underway

March 4, 2019

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Groundbreaking: Sunday, March 10, 1:30–3:30 pm 425 Washington Park, Norfolk When Sarah Lipman moved from New Jersey to Tidewater less than four years ago, she saw a need for improvement in one particular aspect of the Jewish community. “I came and loved the community, but felt the mikvah needed help,” she says. In New Jersey [...]

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