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High Holiday Services 5780

September 19, 2019

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Compiled by Carly Glikman for Shalom Tidewater Beth Sholom Village bethsholomvillage.com | 757-420-2512 Rosh Hashanah Sunday, September 29 Evening Services • 6:30 pm Monday, September 30 Morning Services • 10 am Tashlich (Terrace Pond) • 4 pm Evening Servicea • 6:30 pm Tuesday, October 1 Morning Services • 10 am Saturday, October 5 Shabbat Shuvah services • 10 am Yom Kippur Tuesday, October [...]

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New class planned for two-year-olds at Strelitz

September 19, 2019

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After reaching capacity this summer, the Strelitz International Academy will open a new class for two-year-olds in January 2020. Once that class is filled, incoming students will have to wait until the June summer camp registration. SIA classes fill up quickly due to community-driven benefits for all members of the family, and an expansive menu [...]

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Sierra Lautman is UJFT’s new director of Jewish Innovation

September 19, 2019

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Education, and particularly Jewish education, has been the focus of Sierra Lautman’s professional life for years. Lautman and her family recently moved to Virginia Beach from Pittsburgh, where she was the Religious School director at Adat Shalom Synagogue. Before that, she spent 10 years teaching fifth and sixth grade in a religious school setting and [...]

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Patty Shelanski joins UJFT as Arts + Ideas manager

September 19, 2019

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United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s new Arts + Ideas manager, Patty Shelanski, is no stranger to Tidewater. Shelanski and her husband, Herm, recently returned to Norfolk after five years in Washington, DC, and she says, “we are so happy to be back in this wonderful community.” According to Shelanski, her career has been “sporadic and [...]

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Protesting rewritten history in Budapest

September 19, 2019

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Wandering through the heart of Budapest, it is easy to stumble across Liberty Square. Entering the Park from the South, you are immediately confronted with a monument for “Victims of the German Occupation of 1944.” Hungary, represented by a helpless angel Gabriel, is depicted as having no choice but to acquiesce to the aggressive German [...]

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A life of gratitude and generosity: Joseph Fleischmann

September 19, 2019

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In 1938, Joseph Fleischmann, along with his mother, Ida, and sister, Rachel, fled Nuremberg, Germany. It was the end of a cold November, just weeks after a period of devastating violence known as Kristallnact or Night of Broken Glass. Members of Fleischmann’s family, like many other Jews across Germany and Austria, had been attacked during [...]

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Matthew Cooper: Legal work in Israel

September 3, 2019

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Matthew Cooper (back right) with fellow interns on Israel’s border.

When Matthew Cooper joined American and Israeli attorneys to sue Iran on behalf of terror victims who were harmed by Iran for financial support to terrorist organizations, he certainly stepped up his summer. As a legal intern for the Israeli non-profit Shurat HaDin, Cooper became actively engaged with an organization that uses court systems around [...]

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Nadiv completes third year with a donation to One Happy Camper

September 2, 2019

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The young men’s giving circle through UJFT’s Young Adult Division, Nadiv, finished its third year of existence with banner fundraising. Members of the group—Jewish men in their 20s, 30s and 40s—donated $1,500 to One Happy Camper, a program implemented by Tidewater Jewish Foundation. The money will help a child attend Jewish summer camp. To raise [...]

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Foster kittens bring smiles to Beth Sholom Village residents

September 2, 2019

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Faces light up when Gabrielle Exum, art therapist, walks around Beth Sholom Village carrying foster kittens. As part of her work, she began fostering the kitties, not just to help them find permanent homes, but also to engage with residents looking for something to love. Exum, who started the program earlier this year, brings the kittens [...]

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September 2, 2019

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Art at home For some people, art is décor—either purchased at an art show or gallery or chosen by an interior designer. For others, though, art is personal because it is their own creation. Jewish News spoke with several area artists to learn a little about their work, which isn’t for sale, by the way. [...]

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