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Progress continues on Marty Einhorn Pavilion

June 23, 2022

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Exciting things are happening as construction on the Marty Einhorn Pavilion at the Sandler Family Campus continues to move forward. The concrete is in, the ceiling fans are on site, and the LED color-changing lights have just been installed. Named in memory of Marty Einhorn, a beloved leader in both the Jewish and secular Tidewater [...]

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Tidewater Ukraine Emergency Fund raises more than $675,000

June 23, 2022

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As the war rages on in Ukraine, Jewish Tidewater has continued to give to the Tidewater Ukraine Emergency Fund. The fund has now raised and distributed approximately $678,000 to help the people of Ukraine via United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s overseas partners, the American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and United Hatzalah. [...]

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Breyer fears Supreme Court ruling in Maine school case could lead to broad funding for religious schools

June 23, 2022

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Maine parents seeking funding to send their children to religious schools, a development that a dissenting Jewish justice, Stephen Breyer, suggested could open the door to broad public funding of parochial schools. Ruling Tuesday, June 21 in Carson v. Makin, the 6-3 majority favored parents in [...]

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Simon Family Passport: Yael Schranz spends gap year in Israel

June 23, 2022

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It’s been almost a month, and it feels like I just left yesterday. You know the experience was especially amazing when it is so difficult to move on from it. I went to Israel on a gap year known as Young Judaea Year Course. First, I lived in Jerusalem taking classes on Judaism, Zionism, Middle [...]

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JFiT director makes it to Final 8 in national “Top Trainer” contest

June 23, 2022

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On a particularly sunny morning in late April, between Life Fit and Stretch classes he teaches at the Simon Family JCC’s JFiT Wellness Center, an email caught Tom Purcell’s eye. The message was an inquiry about submitting for the opportunity to be named “Mr. Muscle & Fitness, USA” from a magazine that bears the same name. The [...]

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Children’s story gets passed from generation to generation

June 23, 2022

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The Tsigala Story told to Abbot Granoff, MD, by his paternal grandfather Morris Granoff (Pa) ignited a curiosity about his family’s history. In addition to spending time in Ukraine, the Granoff family story is a tale of travel, perseverance, and creativity. Here is what he learned: Zalman and Esther were Granoff’s great-grandparents. Morris Granoff said [...]

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New Children’s Pavilion at CHKD serves the community’s pediatric mental health needs

June 23, 2022

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Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters opened its new $224 million, 14-story Children’s Pavilion on April 25. The facility offers a wide array of outpatient psychiatric services that include pediatric psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, mental health therapists, primary care pediatrics, laboratory and radiology services, sports medicine, and more. Later this year, CHKD will launch its [...]

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Insight-centered approach to mental health: An interview with Dr. Michael Weissman

June 23, 2022

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Judging by the waiting list of more than 400 people for Dr. Michael S. Weissman, Ph.D.’s outpatient practice, you would think there is a heightened need for mental health services today, and you would be exactly right. According to the Chesapeake and Norfolk-based psychologist who opened a private practice in 1981, the last three years [...]

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JFS: “Perfect storm” sees heightened need for mental health counseling

June 23, 2022

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Think about it: the world went through a pandemic, a lockdown, reintegration, new variants, social isolation, and financial uncertainty. Why wouldn’t anxiety be at an all-time high? “The level of stress has exploded,” says Debra Mayer, LCSW, CT director of clinical services at Jewish Family Service of Tidewater. “Since COVID started, the trend we are [...]

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A pain management approach to long-haul COVID, gut issues, and what to know about medical marijuana

June 23, 2022

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Staying on top of current research in pain management is very important to Dr. Lisa Barr, who has more than 30 years of experience as a board-certified physician treating patients in Tidewater with muscle, nerve, and joint problems related to sports injuries and degenerative conditions. The author of Outsmart Your Pain: The Essential Guide to [...]

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