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25 years of brightening Chanukah for local children and teens

November 2, 2017

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“I am a native of Tidewater and have spent my whole life here. I met and married the love of my life after college and we had one beautiful daughter. Unfortunately, our marriage did not turn out to be beautiful. After counseling and serious soul searching, we decided to divorce. So, I am now a [...]

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Plenty of fish in the pond

November 2, 2017

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Hebrew Academy of Tidewater’s third grade students invited Sandler Family Campus “experts” to a brief presentation of their research of the Campus Pond, dubbed “Lake Sandler” on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The students were investigating whether Lake Sandler would need to add more fish to the pond next spring for the Fishing Camp. They conducted thorough [...]

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Simon Family JCC Seniors celebrate Rosh Hashanah

November 2, 2017

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The Seniors Club celebrated Rosh Hashanah at the Simon Family JCC with a paint social led by Hebrew Academy art teacher, Michelle Barnes just ahead of the holiday. Following their painting, Rabbi Israel Zoberman led an educational discussion about the meaning of Rosh Hashanah while the group enjoyed holiday snacks of apples with honey and [...]

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Palliative Care eases the burden for families

November 2, 2017

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When a loved one is diagnosed with a chronic disease or condition, it can be overwhelming. Among the many unanswered questions are: Will this limit their life expectancy? Who do we turn to with questions? Will they be able to care for themselves? Who is going to care for them when they can’t? For those [...]

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8th Annual Veterans Day service and celebration honors service to America

November 2, 2017

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Friday, Nov. 10, 9:30 am, Sandler Family Campus Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s Annual Veterans Day service and celebration seeks to honor those who have served in America’s armed forces, as well as those who continue to do so with dedication and bravery. This year’s speaker, Colonel David P. Blake, is the senior surgeon, and senior consultant [...]

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Money available now for teen Israel trips

November 2, 2017

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First deadline: November 15 The newly revised Simon Family Passport to Israel program is now accepting applications through Tidewater Jewish Foundation. The program provides funds to enable and encourage Jewish students to participate in an Israel trip experience. Trips that are funded include educational and peer group experiences of young people traveling, and/or studying together. [...]

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Update on Federations’ National Emergency Response Efforts

November 2, 2017

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Jewish Federations of North America’s Emergency Committee, and many Federations on the front lines of addressing natural disasters, have had an extraordinarily busy and taxing eight weeks since the start of Hurricane Harvey. Following is an update on the work of the Federation system to date: Hurricane Harvey Seven weeks following the end of the [...]

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Rabbi Jason Rubenstein’s multi-faceted visit to KBH reached many

October 20, 2017

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“I’ve studied Rav Hutner before, but never like that,” says Rabbi Arthur Ruberg, rabbi emeritus of Temple Beth El. That is just one reaction after learning with Rabbi Jason Rubenstein at a pre-Selichot learning session, Saturday, Sept. 16, at Kehillat Bet Hamidrash/Kempsville Conservative Synagogue. Rabbi Rubenstein, Dean of Students and Alumni at Yeshivat Hadar, was [...]

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A great start to a new year for BeAR

October 20, 2017

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The Be A Reader literacy program kicked off the 2017-2018 school year with a welcome breakfast and meeting on Monday, Sept. 18 for nearly 50 new and returning volunteers. Gail Flax, program chair and founder, spoke about the program and BeAR captains talked about their experiences and best practices. “We have wonderful kids, and you [...]

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Maccabi Transatlantic Cup Golf takes Jeff Flax to England

October 20, 2017

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Twelve Jewish American golfers went to battle with 12 Jewish British golfers using their clubs—their golf clubs, to be clear. These top amateur golfers played in the 22nd Maccabi Transatlantic Cup Golf Matches Sep. 12 through Sep. 15. Virginia Beach resident, Jeff Flax, was one of 12 golfers from across the United States selected to [...]

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