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On Rosh Hashanah call, Trump tells American Jews ‘We love your country’ and asks for their vote

September 18, 2020

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—President Donald Trump spent much of his 20-minute call with American Jewish leaders making the case for more American Jews to vote for him. He closed by repeating a line that has raised their eyebrows before. “We really appreciate you,” Trump said as he signed off the call, an annual pre-Rosh Hashanah presidential tradition. [...]

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Saying goodbye.

September 18, 2020

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Terminal agitation. That is the hospice verbiage for the loud moans my mom was making from the bed in Sonya’s Margate home. The mattress she occupied was the very one she had slept on for many married years with my father, now of blessed memory. Though she would die of loneliness caused by COVID, by [...]

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Ushering in 5781—Resilient Together

September 4, 2020

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It is still hard to believe how much our world has changed in the last six months. How many times have we heard ‘unprecedented,’ and the ‘new normal?’ How many times have we heard the word ‘resilience?’ I happen to believe that ‘resilience’ perfectly describes our community since March. Our agencies, schools, and synagogues responded [...]

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High Holiday Services in Jewish Tidewater 5781

September 4, 2020

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Shalom Tidewater Beth Sholom Village www.bethsholomvillage.com 757-420-2512 In-person services for Beth Sholom Village residents only. Residents will be appropriately socially distanced apart, with two services per day to accommodate all residents in a safe manner. Unfortunately, this year BSV is unable to welcome family and friends to services and hopes to be back together again [...]

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Elie Wiesel Competition 2020

September 4, 2020

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The arrival of the novel coronavirus brought many unexpected changes. One area that was not changed, however, was the amount of and timing of the entries for United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Holocaust Commission’s Elie Wiesel Competition. The deadline was just prior to the pandemic closing the doors of schools and businesses, sending many to [...]

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A world of change in JAFI’s Project Ten program

August 14, 2020

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What if United Jewish Federation of Tidewater could fund one Jewish agency that developed one sustainable-development volunteer program for hundreds of young Jews to perform Tikkun Olam in a dozen countries around the world? It can and it does. Jewish Agency for Israel knows that young Jews are choosing social activism over Judaism. With Project [...]

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Area congregations dig deep in search of safe and spiritually sound High Holiday services

August 14, 2020

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From Reform to ultra-Orthodox and everything in between, Tidewater congregations in pursuit of prayer, have advanced more technologically in the last few months than in 30 years. Prior to 2020, rabbis and temple executives had no reason to believe they would become tech genies, directing congregants to their YouTube channel for High Holiday services or [...]

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Shalom Baby! Shalom Tidewater!

August 14, 2020

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Shalom Ya’ll! Two programs at United Jewish Federation of Tidewater are designed to say ‘welcome’ with a ‘Jewish Southern-hospitality flair. Shalom Baby is a project that welcomes babies to the Jewish community and Shalom Tidewater welcomes Jewish people moving to the area. “We would love to know if you or someone you know is new [...]

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The Neighborhood Harvest delivers on its promise to deliver and disrupt

August 13, 2020

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Don’t call John Stein a disruptor. Those who know him best describe Stein as a gentle soul who avoids self-promotion and harsh words. The Baker’s Crust and Neighborhood Harvest CEO they see is always ready to rally behind an innovative food product or service that makes money while making a difference. Mistaking his edge-free persona [...]

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LEGAL PROFILE: Leonard (“Lenny”) J. Weinstein

July 10, 2020

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Firm: Clayton, McKay & Bailey, PC Specialty: Intellectual Property–Patent and Trademark Prosecution and Litigation Education: 2002 BS Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 2012 JD, George Washington University Law School Family: Wife, Luisa Betancourt Weinstein, Son, Maxwell Jacobo Weinstein (2 yrs), Daughter, Arianna Sofia Weinstein (1 month) Jewish Organizations: UJFT Society of Professionals, Nadiv Favorite [...]

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