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Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s LIFE & LEGACY continues growth

January 16, 2020

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In three years of the LIFE & LEGACY program, spearheaded by Tidewater Jewish Foundation, 530 new commitments have been made for a total of $20,208,740 in endowed gifts to support the Jewish community’s future. Consider: • More than $4 million in endowed gifts to UJFT/JCC • Nearly $1.5 million for Strelitz International Academy • $1.25 [...]

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Community Campaign looks to finish strong…and early!

January 16, 2020

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The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s 2020 Community Campaign—came out of the gate strong once again this year. As this article goes to print, the campaign total stands at $4.43 million from more than 1,000 individual donors—well on its way to a successful finish. Federation leadership made the strategic decision last year to compress the [...]

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BINA on the go!!!!

January 16, 2020

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December was a very busy month for BINA High School students. While many students are enrolled in dual curriculum college courses with Virginia Wesleyan University and were occupied with their heavy course load, this did not stop them from enjoying additional extra-curricular activities. Several BINA students volunteer on Shabbos afternoon with a national program known [...]

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Second Annual Chinese Community Buffet

January 16, 2020

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Make Kosher Chinese food, and they will come…; In New York City or even in Tidewater, scoring a reservation at a Chinese restaurant on Christmas Day, is well, like a miracle. No miracles needed for reservations at the Chinese Community Dinner at Beth Sholom Village. For the second consecutive year, Beth Sholom Village was the [...]

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Iran has retaliated against Jewish targets before. But the Soleimani killing isn’t changing Jewish security around the world.

January 16, 2020

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JERUSALEM (JTA)—On March 17, 1992, a suicide bomber drove a truck into the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29 and injuring hundreds of others. Two years later, in the same city, on July 18, 1994, another bomber drove a truck into the AMIA Jewish center, killing 85 and injuring hundreds. It remains Argentina’s worst-ever [...]

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A resolution over Iran splits a tight group of moderate Jewish lawmakers

January 16, 2020

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—Max Rose, Elissa Slotkin and Elaine Luria are the Jewish third of the “Gang of Nine,” moderate Democrats in the House with national security backgrounds from swing districts. It’s a tight group, as described by Politico last year: The nine Democrats sought offices close to one another, exchange frequent texts and hang out over [...]

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Strelitz International Academy: Teaching to think globally, act locally

December 20, 2019

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As an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program candidate school, Strelitz International Academy provides a global and inquiry-based education with a mission to nurture active, compassionate lifelong learners grounded by intercultural understanding and respect. SIA students don’t just learn geography, math, or art, they connect the subjects to meaningful concepts in a real-life way. Recently, for [...]

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BINA High School’s Annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale raises funds and treats

December 20, 2019

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Prepared with hundreds of pies, dozens of cookies, and breads, BINA girl’s high school held their annual Thanksgiving bake sale on Tuesday, November 26 at Dominion Tower to raise crucial operating funds. A second location at the World Trade Center allowed more customers the opportunity to purchase bake sale favorites such as gingersnap cookies, pumpkin [...]

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Tasty Hanukkah twists and turns

December 19, 2019

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Everyone loves latkes. Making them is another story. Is buying frozen potato pancakes or working with a mix the way to go? Some say, ‘most definitely,’ others, reply ‘No Way!’ This is the second article (of two) featuring serious cooks who ‘play with their food’ and riff on the universally revered potato pancake. The first [...]

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Jewish Family Service receives and distributes warmth for the holidays

December 19, 2019

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When a local Catholic church asked Jewish Family Service of Tidewater, “do you have people you want to help?” the question undoubtedly resulted in a community partnership full of good will and good cheer. Such was the case for JFS and Catholic Church of St. Stephen in Chesapeake. Dorothy Salomonsky, Personal Affairs Management (PAM) program [...]

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