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Jewish Family Service receives gift from Kaufman & Canoles

February 4, 2019

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As part of its 100th Anniversary Giving Campaign, Kaufman & Canoles donated $500 to Jewish Family Service of Tidewater. Each week in 2019, the law firm’s employees are selecting a charity to receive the donation, and JFS was chosen as one of the initial recipients. Kelly Burroughs, JFS CEO, and Dorothy Salomonsky, director of the [...]

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Jonathan Schanzer in Tidewater

February 4, 2019

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Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, Free As part of the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and community partners’ annual Israel Today series, Jonathan Schanzer, the senior vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will offer an assessment of the ever-changing [...]

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Food is Love

February 4, 2019

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Food connects people,” says Dalit Gvirtsman, a co-founder of Cooking Up, an international network of food classes. “Food is love,” she continues. Gvirtsman might have a point. After all, consider how many dates, celebrations, and even interviews take place at restaurants—how many gifts are presented and proposals made over a fine and fancy meal. And [...]

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New Jewish members of Congress receive special greeting

January 21, 2019

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Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism staff welcomed members of the 116th Congress to Washington on Thursday, January 3. Incoming Jewish members were also delivered babkas. Congresswoman Elaine Luria, representing Virginia’s 2nd district, was welcomed on her swearing in day by Aaron Torop, Legislative Assistant at the RAC. Luria is one of eight new Jewish [...]

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A Chinese Christmas at Beth Sholom Village

January 21, 2019

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On Christmas Day, more than 100 people gathered in the Pincus Paul Social Hall inside Beth Sholom Village for an afternoon of kosher Chinese food, camaraderie, and laughter. Plates were filled with egg rolls, beef and broccoli, and lo mein. Meanwhile, local comedian Sid Bridge entertained the crowd with jokes about Hanukkah, crazy drivers, and [...]

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Be mindful of reactions to the market

January 21, 2019

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Janet W. Mercadante

Is this time different? While those of us who have been investing for decades have experienced many tumultuous markets, each and every time volatility strikes, so does fear. I’ve learned a lot about investor behavior through the years, and I know how closely emotion is tied to our money. The challenge lies in the fact [...]

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Mazel Tov! Ann Copeland, this year’s Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland award winner

January 21, 2019

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Betty Ann Levin, Ann Copeland, and Jodi Klebanoff.

Chosen by their local federations, Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland award winners embody the values of the Lion of Judah. Recipients of this prestigious, nationally-recognized award are leaders in their communities—women whose body of work has left and continues to leave an enormous imprint for generations to come; women who’ve inspired and motivated others to take an active role [...]

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Congresswoman-elect Elaine Luria takes educational trip to Israel

December 24, 2018

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Elaine Luria with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Congresswoman-elect Elaine Luria, a Democrat who will represent Virginia’s 2nd District once she is sworn in next month, travelled to Israel this month as part of a five-day educational trip to learn about policy, culture, and issues in the region. The trip was organized by the American Israel Education Foundation, the charitable arm of the [...]

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Delegate Filler-Corn elected House Democratic Leader

December 24, 2018

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Eileen Filler-Corn

First woman, first Jewish delegate to hold this position (Richmond)—The House Democratic Caucus elected Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn on Saturday, Dec. 8 to serve as Leader for the 2019 General Assembly session and state legislative elections. The Caucus held the election after Leader David Toscano announced that he will resign from leadership as of December 31, [...]

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AIPAC visits Tidewater

December 24, 2018

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Two representatives from AIPAC were in Tidewater earlier this month to meet with the Board of Rabbis and Cantors. While in town, they also made time for conversation with several community leaders. Debra Saxon, AIPAC’s associate director for Policy and Government Affairs and Todd Young, Southeast Regional Synagogue Initiative director, spoke about their efforts and [...]

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