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Happy Hanukkah!

December 6, 2019

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Dear Readers, The first Hanukkah candle is lit this year on the evening of Sunday, December 22, which means of course, the fourth will be lit on Christmas. While some might say that the Jewish holiday’s overlap with the most major of Christian days might result in less attention paid to Hanukkah, others may argue [...]

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Tasty Hanukkah twists and turns

December 6, 2019

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Everyone loves latkes. Making them is another story. is buying frozen potato pancakes at Trader Joe’s selling out? Some say, ‘most definitely.’ This is the first article (of two) featuring serious cooks who ‘play with their food’ and riff on the universally revered potato pancake. Look for the next installment in the December 23 issue [...]

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Ohef Sholom Temple celebrates 175 years with Gala

December 6, 2019

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Nearly 300 people arrived at Ohef Sholom Temple on Saturday, November 16 for the Temple’s 175th Anniversary Gala. The evening was beyond expectations, and really offered something for everyone: a jazz quartet to start the party, a dance band, and a piano bar where spontaneous singing took place. Hors d’oeuvres were passed early in the [...]

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Great Big Challah Bake celebrates five years

December 6, 2019

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The Fifth Annual Great Big Challah Bake offered a chance to learn and experience the joy and mitzvah of making challah. Chaired by darcy Bloch, B’nai israel Congregation invited all Jewish women to participate in this event, which took place last month at the synagogue. From varied backgrounds, the women who attended ranged from children [...]

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Super Sunday 2020: A perfect vision

December 6, 2019

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Super Sunday is the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s annual phone-a-thon fundraiser dating back to the 1980’s. This year’s ‘community call’ had kid-friendly written all over it. A group of emerging leaders known as the Rishon committee, led by Amie Harrell, committee chair, met their collective goal to unify the community, engage Religious School students, [...]

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Lighting the way, writing our story together

December 6, 2019

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Tidewater’s Jewish community came together on September 26 to find strength in shared values, envision our community’s future, and IGNITE our 2020 Community Campaign. We celebrated our Tidewater community and recognized the individual impact of each gift, as well as the collective impact of Jewish Tidewater to meet both local and global needs. At IGNITE [...]

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