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First FIDF Gala in Virginia Beach raises more than $200,000 for Israeli soldiers

December 10, 2018

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Virginia native and Lone Soldier Ilana surprises her parents, Marcy and Michael Mostofsky, on stage during the FIDF Virginia Inaugural Gala.

Some 300 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters gathered on Thursday, Nov. 29 for the FIDF Virginia Inaugural Gala at The Hilton Oceanfront, raising more than $200,000 for well-being and educational programs for the brave soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Several IDF active duty soldiers and veterans attended, including one of [...]

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Business in the Jewish Community

December 10, 2018

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One of the many interesting aspects of compiling this Business section each year is the vastly different areas that comprise the businesses we profile. They can be large or small, start-ups or long-time family-owned establishments, virtual or brick and mortar, USA-based or international. My first editorial job was with a business magazine, so I guess [...]

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The Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival wraps up another year

December 10, 2018

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While the books are gone and events have paused, the memories still remain from a busy month of reading and events during the Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival at the Simon Family JCC. The book festival ran October 30–December 2 and brought hundreds of people to the Reba and Sam Sandler Family [...]

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Shabbos Project in Tidewater

December 10, 2018

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Where would I stay? What should I wear? Will I have to sit separately from my friends? Can we stay in groups? Is it okay to take pictures? These were just some of the questions that were asked prior to this year’s Shabbos project in Norfolk. Community members, students from area universities, friends of members, [...]

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