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Art in the family: Temple Israel’s festival of Jewish art

November 26, 2018

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Michael Duffy—2018 Scholar-in-Residence Saturday, December 8–Sunday, December 9 Professor Michael Duffy, Temple Israel’s 2018 Scholarin-residence, is chair of the Art History department at East Carolina University. A s Temple Israel’s Scholar-in-Residence, Duffy will focus on the synagogue’s vast collection of art works, including the iconic Ascalon stained glass windows. Also included will be a presentation [...]

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Switch Day at Beth Sholom Village: Wonderful memories! Now, with a new twist…

November 26, 2018

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Tuesday, December 25, 4–6 pm For more than 30 years, Beth Sholom Village has engaged family members and the community as they came to volunteer on December 25. The activity was called “Switch Day.” The idea was born when staff—everyone from food servers to nurses—requested the day off to spend time with their family on [...]

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Tidewater Chavurah’s second Friday Shabbat service

November 26, 2018

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Friday, Dec. 14, 7 pm Tidewater Chavurah meets at the home of Hal and Elaine in the Great Neck Meadows area of Virginia Beach for their second Friday of the month Shabbat service. Events are held in members’ homes or at other locations. Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill leads the service and an Oneg follows. New faces [...]

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The National Library of Israel: Curating the past, creating the future

November 26, 2018

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Leon Family Gallery Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Through December An exhibition developed in partnership with the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Curating the Past, Creating the Future, features mixed media that highlights the four central collections at the impressive National Library of Israel. This exhibit focuses on the spiritual realm—with sacred books, sacred places, [...]

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Latkepalooza: A perfect start to Hanukkah

November 26, 2018

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Sunday, Dec. 2, 12–3:30 pm Sandler Family Campus Tidewater’s annual community Hanukkah celebration, this year’s Latkepalooza promises something for every family member and plenty of firsts, including, Tidewater’s first ever Camp Extravaganza and a Rick Recht LIVE! concert. Plus, the Simon Family JCC’s annual Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival will feature authors [...]

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The National Library of Israel: Curating the past, creating the future

November 6, 2018

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Leon Family Gallery | Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus November and December While continuing to serve as Israel’s pre-eminent research library, The National Library of Israel embarked on an ambitious journey to expand access to its treasures. NLI holds the largest collection of written Judaica ever amassed, significant handwritten works by luminaries such as Maimonides and Sir Isaac Newton, exquisite Islamic [...]

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Plenty of opportunities to see Rick Recht in Tidewater

November 6, 2018

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Rick Recht is one of the top touring musicians in Jewish music—evolutionizing and elevating the genre of Jewish rock music as a powerful and effective tool for developing Jewish pride and identity in youth and adults across the United States. He’ll be in Tidewater later this month, performing at various venues. See Rick Recht: Jewish Educator Institute | Thursday, [...]

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Larger Than Life—New Rosh Chodesh Society series for women

November 6, 2018

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Begins on Sunday, November 11, 7 pm Lives are comprised of decisions—large and small. Some decisions are of seemingly no consequence, but others have people stumped while trying to discern between right and wrong. Moral and ethical dilemmas can be found at every turn. The age-old wisdom of the Torah offers help to navigate a variety of problems and predicaments. Now in its [...]

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Portraits of Holocaust survivors on exhibit at Slover

November 6, 2018

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Faces of Survival, an intimate, powerful series of portraits honoring and celebrating the 24 current living Holocaust survivors in Tidewater, made its debut in April at Yom Hashoah at Congregation Beth El. The series exhibited at the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond during June and July. This month, the portraits are on display in the lobby of the Slover Library in downtown Norfolk. [...]

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Angels Watching Over Me: A Tribute to Veterans Through Dance

November 5, 2018

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Veterans’ Day Sunday, November 11, 4 pm | Norfolk Academy The Elbert Watson Dance Company presents Angels Watching Over Me: A Tribute to Veterans Through Dance. This performance is free and open to the public. For information, call 757-461-6236.

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