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Israel Today series kicks off with Inbal Arieli

November 24, 2019

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Inbal Arieli

Inbal Arieli kicked off the 2019–2020 Israel Today series with intrigue and passion for sharing Israel’s secret sauce as to “Why Israel is a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship.” Arieli got the chance to share her message with a variety of community members including United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Women’s Cabinet, the Entrepreneurship and Business [...]

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Finding community: A note of gratitude from four military spouses

November 11, 2019

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Kaitlyn Oelsner, Wynston Hammack, and Patty Shelanski.

This Veteran’s Day four United Jewish Federation of Tidewater employees have a message for their bosses. “Thank you.” Military spouses Leigh Casson, Wynston Hammack, Patty Shelanski, and Kaitlyn Oelsner have full-time employment demonstrating their exceptional skills in donor relations, marketing, programs, and Foundation work. Their careers are on the rise, unlike the majority of military [...]

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Rabbi Yoni Warren: Navy chaplain back on home base

November 11, 2019

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Rabbi Yonatan “Yoni” Warren.

Virginia native Yonatan “Yoni” Warren hopes to be stationed in Norfolk, Virginia long enough to check one specific box. “I expect to be stationed here between four to six years,” says Warren. “That should be long enough to rebuild a vibrant Jewish community on base that will meet diverse spiritual, religious, and cultural needs. To [...]

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31st Annual Strelitz International Academy Golf Tournament A picture perfect day

November 11, 2019

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Ilana and Nathan Benson, Tournament chairs.

In support of Strelitz International Academy’s 31st Annual Golf Tournament, more affectionately known as the Bob Josephberg Classic, 84 golfers played 18 holes at the Bayville Golf Club, one of Virginia’s finest golf courses. The awards reception following the contest included a buffet dinner from the Cardo Cafe and impressive prizes for the tournament winners [...]

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Chutzpah author speaks about Israeli-style innovation and the business of parenting

November 1, 2019

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Inbal Arieli: Chutzpah, Why Israel is a Hub of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 pm, Sandler Family Campus Israeli tech insider Inbal Arieli is a mother of three who favors rule-breaking and risk-taking to best practices and safe play. A former lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces’ elite intelligence corps, and serial entrepreneur [...]

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Geopolitical expert, technology futurist and cacao shaman predicts what being human will look like

November 1, 2019

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Jamie Metzl: Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity Tuesday, November 12, 7:30 pm, Sandler Family Campus When Jamie Metzl is in Tidewater, he’ll talk about genetically modified humans, conception without sex – and chocolate. Jamie Metzl’s life is a juxtaposition. A master of genetic manipulation, Metzl is a geopolitical expert, technology futurist [...]

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Journaling Journalist: Drawing Virginia into his Civil Rights Playbook

October 28, 2019

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Monday, November 4, 6 pm, Sandler Family Campus On Monday before Election Day, the Hampton Roads community is invited for a FREE triple shot of Vitamin A when activist, author, and artist Christopher Noxon stirs up ‘good trouble’ for civically minded and modern-day activists. In a reception-style talk, and first-ever gallery exhibition of his work, [...]

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Love, uninterrupted: Carol Roth and Allan Brum

October 28, 2019

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As high school students in the late 60s, Carol Roth and Allan Brum went from good friends to dating. Things really heated up in college and Carol was sure that Allan was ‘the one.’ Unfortunately, Carol’s parents weren’t feeling it, and their unease with the relationship led to an almost-forever split. “They made it very [...]

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Mazel Tov!

October 28, 2019

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Priceless work Stacy Apelt, jeweler at Either Ore Jewelers at Strawbridge—is well known to many of the local Jewish community. Many years ago, Apelt took over Sydney Ash’s business in the old Golden Triangle Hotel. Apelt has done repair work for other jewelry businesses on tasks their jewelers couldn’t do. He has worked for ambassadors, [...]

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Voicing vision—Ambassador kicks off Community Campaign: 2020 Vision

October 28, 2019

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A packed house people gathered at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus on Thursday, September 26, in anticipation of a powerful IGNITE! 2020 Campaign kickoff with featured speaker Ambassador Alfred Moses. During a fast-paced one-hour program, the audience viewed two videos—one about the Campaign and another about the Simon Family JCC’s Arts + Ideas [...]

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