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Community’s generosity has major impact

September 22, 2022

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As we prepare for the New Year, 5783, it was wonderful to come together as a community for the dedication of the Marty Einhorn Pavilion at the Sandler Family Campus on Sunday, September 18 (see page 6). Marty joins a list of leaders who are honored through namings on our campus, many who are no longer [...]

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Diverse authors, varied subjects planned for Jewish Book Festival

September 22, 2022

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The annual Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival begins on November 2 with author Dan Grunfeld (see page 10), kicking off a series of events that will run through June. This year’s festival features 20 authors from around the world and from a variety of backgrounds who will discuss an array of topics. [...]

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High Holidays 2022

September 22, 2022

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Chef Larry Adler: Cooking up a storm to break the fast

September 22, 2022

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    Virginia Beach’s Larry Adler, culinary faculty lead at Stratford University and a former training professional, has a long history of applying his skills and creativity to bringing food to the next level. For Jewish News readers, Adler shares a few tips for delicious ways to break the fast at Yom Kippur, plus his [...]

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SIA launches 2022–23 school year and a new strategic plan

September 22, 2022

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Strelitz International Academy kicked off the school year on August 22 and unveiled a new five-year strategic plan: SIA Going Forth, Embracing Innovation and Inspiring Global Action. The plan is already underway. A steady growth in enrollment for SIA over the last few years has resulted in the school’s expansion in various aspects. This year, [...]

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Holocaust Commission holds 15th Educators’ Conference

September 22, 2022

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The Holocaust Commission capped off the summer in August with its first educators’ conference since 2019. The 15th conference, Reflections of the Past: Words STILL Matter, was a partnership between the Commission, the Virginia Beach Public Schools, and Echoes & Reflections, a leading professional education organization for teachers of Holocaust in the country. Open to [...]

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A “Super Day” is planned to take place at the Sandler Family Campus

September 8, 2022

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  Sunday, September 18 Sandler Family Campus, 11:30 am–4 pm Some are calling it “Super Duper Sunday” because of all of the exciting activity planned for Sunday, September 18 at the Sandler Family Campus. With four events taking place, the phrase “Super Duper” is super appropriate. Dedication of Marty Einhorn Pavilion 11:30 am–1 pm The day’s [...]

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Team Virginia Beach shares experiences of JCC Maccabi Games in San Diego

September 8, 2022

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The JCC Maccabi Games returned for its 40th year last month in San Diego, California with five days of competition, building friendships, and Jewish identity. Among the 1,300 teen athletes from 57 delegations and 67 JCCs across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bulgaria, and Israel, seven teens were members of Team Virginia Beach. Team Virginia Beach’s [...]

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L’Shanah Tovah 5783

September 8, 2022

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Dear Readers, If you listen closely, you might hear congregations throughout the nation exclaiming, “We’re BACK!” and if you listen even closer, you might also hear “…almost.” High Holidays services in 2021 were a mixed bag, with many still concerned about attending in-person gatherings, tilting the numbers in favor for those watching from home. This [...]

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Sounding the Shofar in Tidewater

September 8, 2022

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It’s a ritual that is both solemn and joyful, that brings musical expression into Judaism. The Jewish News asked local shofar blowers how they got started, why they embrace the tradition, and a little about performance anxiety. Rabbi Aron Margolin, Chabad of Tidewater Of all the things we do on Rosh Hashanah, only one of them [...]

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