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Leon Family Gallery

November 2, 2017

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Sandler Family Campus What’s up now and next HIPSTORY November Tel Aviv based artist Amit Shimoni’s Hipstory exhibition is a cross-section of world leaders with pop culture art, including such historic figures as David Ben Gurion, Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, and Golda Meir, and more, portrayed as 21st century “hipsters.” The idea to modernize global [...]

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PJ Library partners with Simon Family JCC’s Lee & Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival for two family friendly events

November 2, 2017

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Adam’s Animals by Rabbi Barry Schwartz Sunday, Nov. 12, 10:30 am, Congregation Beth El Adam’s Animals features Adam, who has a big job. God has asked him to name all the animals from A to Z. Some animals are happy with their names, others less so. A beautifully illustrated adventure through nature unfolds as readers [...]

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Tidewater Yom Limmud

November 2, 2017

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Sunday, Nov. 12, 1–5 pm Simon Family JCC The Simon Family JCC’s Jewish Life and Learning Department is offering an opportunity to join in a global movement with a taste of Limmud, bringing together local Jews of all persuasions to create and celebrate Jewish learning and living for the afternoon. Providing a space for Jews [...]

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Want to be happier? Be more selfish. (seriously.)

November 2, 2017

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Ali Katz, author, Hot Mess to Mindful Mom Presented as part of the Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival, in partnership with Jewish Family Service Wednesday, Nov. 15, 11 am, Simon Family JCC There have been a few times in my life that I experienced what I refer to as a “light-bulb” moment. [...]

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Author Neville Frankel talks about writing

November 2, 2017

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Award-winning author wraps up book festival Sunday, Nov. 19, 10:30 am, Ohef Sholom Temple Catching up with author Neville Frankel is like chatting with a favorite professor. He’s knowledgeable and kind and excited to share both his research tactics and his excitement about his newest novel, On the Sickle’s Edge. Frankel will speak at Ohef [...]

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Simon Family Passport to Israel Fund helps local teens get to Israel

October 20, 2017

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The Simon Family Passport to Israel Fund, providing grants for trips for teens to Israel, is now accepting applications. The program’s purpose is to provide funds to enable and encourage Jewish students (ages 13–18*) to participate in an Israel trip experience. The program will fund up to 50% of eligible expenses and is administered by [...]

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Touchdown, Israel! with Bruce Smith

October 20, 2017

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Monday Oct. 30, 7:30 pm, Sandler Family Campus While being a Pro Football Hall of Famer comes with many perks, Bruce Smith had a different kind of opportunity when he traveled to Israel with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in June. Born and raised in Norfolk, Smith fell in love with football after a [...]

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Leon Family Gallery

October 20, 2017

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Sandler Family Campus What’s up now and next Erez Kaganovitz: Humans of Tel Aviv October As the human behind the Humans of Tel Aviv, photographer Erez Kaganovitz showcases the bright and inclusive culture of Israel. Kaganovitz wants his photographs to show a different side of Tel Aviv, saying. “I always told myself that if I [...]

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Israel Today: Innovative Voices of the 21st Century, Dr. Rachel Fish

October 20, 2017

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Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Dr. Rachel Fish, Ivy League educator, documentarian, and activist, will discuss her latest book, which she co-edited with Ilan Troen, Essential Israel: Essays for the 21st Century, next month in Tidewater. Her presentation is part of the Israel Today series and the Simon Family [...]

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What I’ve learned from listening to my audience

October 20, 2017

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Sunday, Nov. 19, 10:30 am, Ohef Sholom Temple Neville Frankel, author, On the Sickle’s Edge I’ve been speaking to many diverse groups lately about the writing of my recent novel, On the Sickle’s Edge. As I refined my talk, a most wonderful speech coach—let’s call her Nancy—offered me some advice. It turned out to be [...]

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