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Kids & Kiddush at Ohef Sholom Temple

December 24, 2018

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Fridays, January 25, March 8, and May 17  |   5–6:30 pm Ohef Sholom Temple offers a special family Shabbat program, designed specifically for young children and their families. Kids & Kiddush uses prayer, songs, stories, and crafts to introduce young children to religious services and synagogue life. Each program begins with a kid friendly dinner [...]

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Summit Against Hate

December 24, 2018

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Monday, January 14, 6:30 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus In response to the increase of hate crimes and bigotry across the country, Hands United Building Bridges (HUBB) and the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, are hosting Summit Against Hate. “It is important that after the terrible events of [...]

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Date with the State

December 24, 2018

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Wednesday, February 6, 7 am–4 pm Bus departs from the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Meet Virginia’s State Senators and Delegates to discuss issues that affect the Jewish community with the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and friends from across the Commonwealth. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General [...]

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Seniors Club luncheon features Sid Sward

December 24, 2018

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Wednesday, January 23, 12–2 pm Simon Family JCC Join the Seniors Club for an entertaining lunch program. Sid Sward, accomplished accordionist for more than 65 years, will entertain the Club with his musical skills. All seniors are welcome. For information, contact Sheryl Luebke at 757-321-2334 or sluebke@ujft.com.

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JDC-Eshel’s Photography with Joy

December 24, 2018

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Leon Family Gallery Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Through January Featuring photographs taken by Holocaust survivors living in Israel that speak of courage, aging, surviving, loving, and living, that express personal stories, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) presents Photography with Joy. An exhibit from Israel, the photographs and accompanying stories, only a [...]

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Father Patrick Desbois to speak on the Holocaust and his fight against anti-Semitism

December 24, 2018

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Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7:30 pm Sandler Center for the Performing Arts International Holocaust Remembrance Day is marked each year on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. While concentration camps are the first thought of many when thinking of the killing machine of the Holocaust, they did not emerge [...]

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An Act of Defiance

December 24, 2018

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Monday, January 21, 6 pm TCC Roper Performing Arts Center Free with RSVP required An Act of Defiance, a film which highlights a critical period in South Africa’s history, will be shown in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and in partnership with Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and [...]

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National Library of Israel selects Simon Family JCC for first exhibit outside Manhattan

December 10, 2018

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Leon Family Gallery | Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Through December For its first exhibition outside of JCC Manhattan, the National Library of Israel is showcasing its treasures at the Simon Family JCC. Lining the walls of the Leon Family Gallery are facsimiles of illustrated manuscripts, ancient maps, photographs, and posters that reflect Israeli [...]

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Acclaimed Neuroscientist to visit Tidewater

December 10, 2018

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Thursday, January 10, 12 pm | Sandler Family Campus $12 Lunch; $30 Lunch and signed book Bundled Registration for lunch and a signed book closes January 3 Author and neuroscientist Rachel Herz will participate in a panel discussion with Tom Purcell, Simon Family JCC’s membership and wellness director, and Sandra Porter Leon, MS, RDN. In [...]

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Rabbi Panitz collaborates with National Library of Israel on Mysticism class

December 10, 2018

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Thursday, December 20, 9 am An interactive class with Zvi Leshem, director of the Gershom Scholem (Kabbalah) collection with the National Library of Israel from Israel via Skype and Temple Israel’s Rabbi Michael Panitz, will discuss the exhibit with special attention devoted to the mysticism archival pieces displayed in the Leon Family Gallery. _________________________________________ This [...]

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