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Plans to expand Shabbat Project are underway

October 1, 2018

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A global, grassroots movement that brings Jews from across the world together around the shared heritage of Shabbat, the Shabbat Project initiative was introduced in South Africa in 2013. In the days that followed, the Jewish world heard, and was inspired by, how the majority of the community kept Shabbat, and how Jews were brought together in unprecedented ways.

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Tidewater Chavurah’s Second Friday Shabbat Service

October 1, 2018

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Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill will lead Tidewater Chavurah’s second Friday Shabbat service at the home of Hal and Elaine in the Great Neck Meadows area of Virginia Beach.

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Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations at Regent University

October 1, 2018

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An exhibition by the State of Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Leon Family Gallery: Curating the Past, Creating the Future: Selections from the National Library of Israel

October 1, 2018

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Highlighting the four central collections at the impressive National Library of Israel, this exhibit will focus on the spiritual realm—with sacred books, sacred places, and mysticism, as well as the ethnographic and secular realm—with Israeli culture, Hebrew/Jewish language.

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Super Sunday to involve all ages

October 1, 2018

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Get ready to “rise up” and be the secret ingredient in the 2019 Annual Campaign by participating in Super Sunday, the annual community phone-a-thon.

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Current Events with Seniors

October 1, 2018

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Current Events with Seniors Thursdays 10:30 am–12 noon 237 Simon Family JCC Join a stimulating discussion on local, international, and world-wide topics. It is always an interesting and fun time.  For further information, call Bernice Greenberg at 757-497-0229.

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Center for the study of Religious Freedom at Virginia Wesleyan University: NEXUS Interfaith Dialogue

October 1, 2018

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NEXUS Interfaith Dialogue Gender Roles and Religion Monday, October 8, 7:30 pm Virginia Wesleyan’s Batten Student Center, Pearce Hospitality Suite Panelists Rev. Kim Hodges, Pastor of Lynnhaven Colony Congregational, United Church of Christ (Protestant); Rabbi Rosalin “Roz” Mandelberg, senior rabbi of Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk (Jewish); Saher Mirza, community volunteer (Muslim); and Teresa Stanley, coordinator of Interspiritual [...]

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Seniors in the Sukkah

September 17, 2018

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Join the senior community to celebrate Sukkot this year with Senior Art in the Sukkah.

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Ohef Sholom’s Sanctuary Rededication to feature Rabbi Rick Jacobs

September 17, 2018

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One hundred years ago, Ohef Sholom Temple moved to the corner of Stockley Gardens and Raleigh Avenue, constructing the congregation’s magnificent sanctuary. While over the course of the century, nearly every other aspect of the synagogue’s structure has undergone renovations and additions, the sanctuary has remained a constant, with only minor adjustments made to assure its use in a contemporary world and restoration efforts rendered to preserve its beauty. It has been a place of worship, celebration, and mourning. For generations, the sanctuary has been home for Ohef Sholom’s congregants.

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Wonder Woman On Her Flesh: Queer Jewish Women and Pride Tattoos

September 17, 2018

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Wonder Woman On Her Flesh: Queer Jewish Women and Pride Tattoos Thursday, October 4, 11 am–12 pm Virginia Wesleyan’s Blocker Hall Auditorium The pink triangle has gone from a stigmatizing Holocaust symbol to an emblem of LGBTQ pride. Similarly, Jewish women using rainbow Stars of David have been accused of promoting political agendas and have [...]

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