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AJC Global Forum 2022 highlights American Jewish Committee’s work

June 23, 2022

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For the first time since 2019, the American Jewish Committee convened its AJC Global Forum in person. More than 1,000 people attended the conference held at Temple Emanu-El in New York City to hear from world leaders and top experts, consider tough questions, and get inspired to advocate for measures critical to the security of [...]

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Strelitz International Academy student creates “Feel Better” bags to help others

June 23, 2022

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When Molly Futterman’s kindergarten class at the Strelitz International Academy kicked off their IB unit with a focus on goal setting this past January, her friends had wonderful goals for themselves. Goals included scoring more soccer goals, learning to ride a bike with no training wheels, and swinging across the monkey bars—both ways. Molly immediately [...]

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Dear Readers

June 23, 2022

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Dear Readers, The medical profession has devoted tremendous resources to battling and preventing the COVID-19 virus since early 2020.   Rightly so, vaccinations, masks, lockdowns, new treatments, and social distancing have dominated the world’s attention.  But, there’s more to the virus than the virus. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a notable increase in mental [...]

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Alan Wagner, MD: Local ophthalmologist is first in region to use gene therapy to halt/reverse blindness and other conditions

June 23, 2022

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Through the Virginia Beach-based Wagner Kapoor Research Institute, local ophthalmologists and vitreoretinal surgeons Alan L. Wagner, MD, FACS, FICS, FASRS, AME, and Kapil G. Kapoor, MD, FACS, FICS, are conducting trials of an FDA-approved study into gene therapy to halt or even reverse certain blinding eye conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and stroke [...]

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2022 Graduates

June 23, 2022

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Jewish News celebrates these 2022 graduates with their families and the community. Mazel Tov on these students’ achievements and best of luck as they take their next steps.  

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Women’s Spring Lunch brings joy and tears

June 23, 2022

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Sometimes, a topic touches so close to one’s heart that it’s impossible to ignore it or turn away. On Wednesday, June 1, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Women’s Cabinet hosted its annual Spring Lunch at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach. The topic that resonated with everyone there was…Ukraine. This was the first [...]

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Chalk Over Hate raises antisemitism awareness

June 23, 2022

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United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC joined Jewish organizations across North America for Chalk Over Hate, an initiative of Artists 4 Israel to fight antisemitism through public art on Friday, June 3. “As the CEO of Artists 4 Israel, I am ecstatic to see another one of our programs find so much [...]

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Annie Sandler and volunteers visit Poland’s Ukrainian refugees

June 2, 2022

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In late April, Annie Sandler, along with eight other board members and staffers of the JDC (Joint Distribution Committee) and student volunteers from Active Jewish Teens (AJT), traveled to Poland to visit Ukrainian refugees. The group had a rigorous schedule, first landing in the city of Lublin to tour the former Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva, which [...]

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Dear Readers (Dads & Grads)

June 2, 2022

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Dear Readers, A couple of weeks ago, it seemed that everywhere I turned, people were talking about graduations. Were there more than usual, or were we all just so excited to have proper ceremonies at the appropriate time and not the drive-by celebrations of 2020? Whatever the reason, a lot of diplomas were being awarded. [...]

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Strelitz International Academy Class of 2022 Graduates

June 2, 2022

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SIA graduates will attend the following middle school programs this fall: Cape Henry Collegiate, Norfolk Collegiate School, Norfolk Academy, Old Donation School, and Princess Anne Middle. SIA is an International Baccalaureate World School. Back row: Leia Silverstein, David Ohana, Shanny Zach, Jonah Kass, Ava Dail, and Zachary Cohen. Front row: Alex Kerzner, Zack Harper, Flora [...]

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