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Camp JCC Orientation Kicks Off

June 23, 2022

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Before the start of Camp JCC’s 2022 summer season, Camp JCC counselors, CITs (counselors in training), specialists, leadership, and support staff were invited to attend a four-day orientation at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus. The agenda was packed full of team-building activities, brainstorming sessions, safety training, activity planning, and more. “Spirited staff and [...]

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Jewish groups condemn Texas elementary school shooting, but only some push for action

June 2, 2022

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—After the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed at least 19 children and two adults on Tuesday, May 24, an array of Jewish groups issued statements that fell into two categories: generalized grief and recommendations for action. The groups who repeated longstanding and direct calls for gun control included those aligned with the [...]

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Israel’s 74th celebration is a day to remember in Tidewater

May 19, 2022

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Thousands of people visited the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community for a celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut on Sunday, May 1. The Israel Independence Day celebration was the first large-scale in-person event for the holiday since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “There is no replacement for the feeling [...]

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Number of antisemitic incidents surged in 2021, according to latest ADL tally

May 5, 2022

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(JTA)­—The number of antisemitic incidents recorded by the Anti-Defamation League in the United States in 2021 reached an all-time high, according to a new report by the group. The 2,717 incidents identified in news articles by the ADL or reported to the ADL directly in 2021 represent a 34% increase from the 2,024 incidents of [...]

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Marty Einhorn Pavilion set for completion next month

April 21, 2022

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In almost perfect coordination with the appearance of spring flowers, a new outdoor structure at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus is making its own debut. The Marty Einhorn Pavilion is rapidly taking form, with an anticipated completion of early next month. Named in memory of Martin A. Einhorn, a past president of the [...]

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut Sunday, May 1, 12–4 pm, Sandler Family Campus

April 7, 2022

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Five reasons to celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut in Tidewater There will be something for everyone at United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s and Simon Family JCC’s annual Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration. By taking a tour of Israel outdoors on the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, the community will experience some of the exciting tastes, smells, attractions, and [...]

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Security training for the Jewish community

March 24, 2022

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The continued threat to Jewish institutions throughout the nation prompted the formation of Secure Community Network in 2004 as the official homeland security and safety initiative of the organized Jewish community in North America. Dedicated to securing synagogues, and all Jewish institutions—JCCs, camps, and especially those who congregate within—the group offers training on a variety [...]

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Klal Yisrael— We are one people, responsible for one another.

March 9, 2022

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Community Members, Through our partner agencies JDC, The Jewish Agency for Israel, and World ORT, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is on the ground in Ukraine, home to more than 200,000 Jews, every day of the year, helping the most vulnerable and supporting programming to help younger generations reimagine Jewish life where it was all [...]

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Jewish Community in Ukraine faces crisis

February 24, 2022

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JDC’s Ukraine Response Ukraine’s vibrant Jewish community is one of the largest in the world, home to an estimated 200,000 Jews. The current situation with Russia (as of Feb. 23) has convinced some in this Jewish community to leave, others to prepare to fight, and placed still others, who are vulnerable and require assistance for [...]

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The Four Corners of the World: Israel Today offers a celebration of World Wildlife Day

February 10, 2022

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Tuesday, March 1, 7:30 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Free, registration required: JewishVA.org/IsraelToday Admired for his engaging and boundary-pushing photography, Roie Galitz is equal parts passion and commitment in his pursuit to get the best shots of animals in their natural habitats. His innovative work has been featured in National Geographic, the Smithsonian [...]

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