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2021 Campaign offering limited-time matching incentive during week of Thanksgiving

October 23, 2020

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Tuesday, November 22 through Giving Tuesday, December 1 The 2021 Community Campaign of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater has come out strong, raising more than $3.4 million in its first four months. In a year which promises to be exceptionally challenging for Jewish Tidewater’s agencies, programs, and community members, successful fundraising is an imperative. [...]

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Federation seeks to capture lightning in a bottle with second community phone-a-thon in December Sunday, December 13, 10 am–1 pm

October 23, 2020

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What does an organization do when the success of a new program exceeds its wildest imagination? Well, that’s an easy question to answer… REPEATS IT! Or at least try to come as close as possible to “capturing that lightning in a bottle.” On the second Sunday of December (also the third day of Hanukkah), United [...]

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Giving opportunities for you and your family during COVID-19

October 23, 2020

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2020 has been a tumultuous year, to say the least. As you and your advisors sit down to discuss year-end tax and charitable planning, there are several additional factors this year that can influence key decisions. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact virtually all aspects of the economy; and the upcoming election is bound to [...]

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UJFT & the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival 2020–2021

October 23, 2020

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*Events shown only through November 15 All events are open to the community with RSVP or tickets required and will take place virtually until further notice. For more information about the Festival, to register, sponsor, or volunteer, contact Patty Shelanski at 757-452-3184 or Pshelanski@ujft.org or jewishva.org.   Michael Ian Black author of A Better Man, [...]

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Type A. Plan B. Tom Purcell takes first place in the JCC 100-day Summer Fitness Challenge

October 23, 2020

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For Tom Purcell, summer 2020 was the best of times and the worst of times. The pandemic continued to keep people away from their favorite sushi joints, hair salons, and gym-based training sessions. Purcell is Type A and Plan B. When it comes to fitness and his clients, the Simon Family JCC wellness director is [...]

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United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival 2020–2021*

October 9, 2020

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*Events shown only through October 29 All events are open to the community with RSVP or tickets required and will take place virtually until further notice. For more information about the Festival, to register, sponsor, or volunteer, contact Patty Shelanski at 757-452-3184 or Pshelanski@ujft.org or jewishva.org. I Am Anne Frank & I Am Benjamin Franklin [...]

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Warren Karesh: A man of insight and integrity

October 9, 2020

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Dr. Warren G. Karesh passed away on Tuesday, August 25, quieting a voice that added greatly to our Jewish community. Warren and his wife, Mimi, were active participants in United Jewish Federation of Tidewater activities throughout their time in Hampton Roads. Warren and Mimi cared deeply about our community, their Judaism, and about Israel. Until [...]

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32nd Annual Strelitz International Academy Golf Tournament draws 107 golfers

October 9, 2020

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On Tuesday, September 15, a perfectly crisp morning, the Strelitz International Academy 32nd Annual Golf Tournament, affectionately known as the Bob Josephberg Classic, took place on the Bayville Golf Club course. Sporting face-coverings and hand sanitizer, many notable SIA supporters attended, including tournament co-chairs Ilana and Nathan Benson, SIA board president David Cardon, John Strelitz, [...]

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Local teens interview Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District’s candidates, Representative Elaine Luria (D) and Scott Taylor (R)

October 9, 2020

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Leila Abrams is a ninth grade student in Princess Anne High School’s International Baccalaureate program. She served as a Virginia Senate Page under Senator Jen Kiggans of the 7th Senatorial District throughout the 2020 Virginia General Assembly Session. This past summer, she interned for Senator Kiggans. Drew Goodove is a 10th grade student in Ocean Lakes [...]

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Village to Neve Michael Village. Your Dollars at Work provide an abundance of love

October 9, 2020

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It takes a Virginia village to sustain Neve Michael, the Israeli children’s village located in Pardes Hanna in the northern region of Israel. Neve Michael is a seven-acre campus housing the only multi-disciplinary children’s home in Israel to offer a wide range of professional services on one site. In addition to educational resources, Neve Michael [...]

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