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Films in Yiddish and Hebrew at NARO

September 8, 2017

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Menashe opens Friday, Sept. 15 The Women’s Balcony opens Friday, Sept. 22 Two films with Orthodox Jewish themes are planned to screen this month at the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk. The first, in Yiddish, Menashe, takes place in the heart of New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community. Menashe—a kind, hapless grocery store clerk—struggles to [...]

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BeAR Literacy program invites new volunteers and welcomes returning members

September 8, 2017

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Monday, September 18, 11 am Sandler Family Campus The Be A Reader literacy program will launch the 2017-2018 school year with a welcome brunch and meeting for volunteers and school captains. Commonly called BeAR, Be A Reader is a literacy program through United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Community Relations Council. Thanks to the dedicated efforts [...]

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Be a Tidewater Limmud Presenter

September 8, 2017

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Based on the concept that everyone should be a student and that anyone can be a teacher, Tidewater Limmud is an opportunity to teach a workshop on any and all areas of Jewish content. Take part in this festival of Jewish culture through shared learning by teaching about a favorite Jewish topic such as Jewish [...]

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Tidewater Limmud: an afternoon of learning

September 8, 2017

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Sunday, November 12, 1–5 pm, Simon Family JCC Bringing people together of all backgrounds and ages to help nurture, mentor, and celebrate Jewish life and learning for an afternoon, is the goal of Tidewater Limmud. Part of the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival, the event is open to the [...]

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Seniors plan colorful New Year celebration

September 8, 2017

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Wednesday, September 13, 1 pm Simon Family JCC For seniors at the JCC, Rosh Hashanah will arrive a bit early this year and include an afternoon of art. Michele Barnes, an artist and art teacher, will lead the group in a painting event. Following the painting portion of the afternoon, Rabbi Israel Zoberman will facilitate [...]

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The Norfolk Kollel partners with UJFT’s CRC and Society of Professionals to offer Jewish-themed CLE

September 8, 2017

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Tuesday, October 17, 12 pm, Simon Family JCC As part of its mission to provide educational classes to Tidewater’s Jewish community, The Norfolk Kollel is partnereing with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Community Relations Council and Society of Professionals to provide a Jewish themed CLE (Continuing Law Education) course. The course is currently pending [...]

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Dr. Mark Goldfeder to speak about Israel and the United Nations

September 8, 2017

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Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm Sandler Family Campus A scholar of law and religion and comparative Jewish Law, Dr. Mark Goldfeder will speak about Israel’s relationship with the United Nations, the perceived bias toward Israel, and how it relates to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. The event is presented by United Jewish Federation of [...]

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Up now and up next in the Leon Family Gallery

September 8, 2017

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September Yoni Alter’s Cities exhibit brings a splash of pop-art style to the Leon Family Gallery. Featuring skylines of some very recognizable cities, as well as fresh interpretations of city architecture and objects, Alter’s work joins a line-up sure to excite art lovers throughout Tidewater. Alter’s work is featured, and lauded, across the world. Thanks [...]

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Painting, prayers, and noshing: JCC Seniors’ New Year celebration

August 11, 2017

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Wednesday, September 13, 1 pm Simon Family JCC, free Seniors at the Simon Family JCC will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, with a Rosh Hashanah Paint Social featuring artist and art teacher Michele Barnes. The New Year ceremony will be facilitated by a local rabbi, and the participants will enjoy a traditional Rosh [...]

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Sigma Omega Pi sorority plans reunion

August 11, 2017

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September 8 weekend The alumnae of Sigma Omega Pi sorority (SOPS) will celebrate their fifth annual reunion next month. SOPS was a national, Jewish social/ service organization for Jewish high school girls in Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach. It flourished in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, giving young Jewish women a social and philanthropic outlet, [...]

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