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Vintage Jewish fashion photography on display next month

July 14, 2017

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August, Leon Family Art Gallery A Vintage Jewish fashion photography exhibit from the collection of Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, and the Bernard H. and Miriam Oster Visual Documentation Center, will be on display in the Leon Family Art Gallery in August. Traditional costumes and other ensembles from Jewish [...]

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Tidewater Chavurah to present program on intermarriage

June 23, 2017

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Sunday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 17 Sandler Family Campus A two-part program on intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews, Making Jewish Choices, presented by Tidewater Chavurah, will take place at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus. The first session will present a conversation between Reconstructionist Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill of Tidewater Chavurah and Conservative Rabbi [...]

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Jewish comedy comes to the J

June 23, 2017

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Thursday, August 3, 6:30 pm Hilarity is coming to the Simon Family JCC when comedian, writer, and actor Elon Gold performs at Laughter on the Lawn. Gold, born in the Bronx and currently living and working in Los Angeles, is “a favoured son in the proud tradition of Jewish-American comedy” according to the Montreal’s Just [...]

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Sound healing through chanting and sacred vessels with Rabbi Roz and Toni Whitmont

June 23, 2017

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Friday, July 21, 5:15–6:15 pm Ohef Sholom Temple Experience inner peace, soul nourishment, and personal transformation through the vibration resonance of chanting texts and quartz and gemstone singing bowls. A brief teaching, chant practice, sound healing, and time for reflection will take place. Based in Sydney, Australia, Toni Whitmont is an accredited crystal sound therapist [...]

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A Beth El fundraiser

June 23, 2017

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Sunday, July 9, 10 am Just as Hans Christian Andersen’s Rumpelstiltzken spun straw into gold for the miller’s daughter, every year Congregation Beth El spins its members’ gently used clothing, jewelry, and other items into funds to support the synagogue’s operations. In fact, Beth El’s annual summer rummage sale is now an institution and one [...]

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Local Jewish woman rides 75 miles in memory of boy from Norfolk family

June 23, 2017

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Shira Low Itzhak, a United Jewish Federation of Tidewater Women’s Cabinet member, will undertake a grueling bike ride on July 19. Along with 250 other women, she will ride 75 miles from New Jersey through the Catskill Mountains of New York. The World’s Greatest Finish Line is Chai Lifeline’s Camp Simcha in Glen Spey, N.Y. [...]

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Holocaust Commission invites educators, and community members to its 13th Biennial Educators’ Conference

June 23, 2017

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Words Matter: Now More Than Ever Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27 The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s highly praised Biennial Educators’ Conference provides educators with tools, strategies, and techniques to use for promoting respect, empathy, and accountability in their classrooms. Studying the lessons of the Holocaust provides educators with [...]

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Tidewater Chavurah’s Second Friday Shabbat Service

May 26, 2017

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Friday, June 9, 7 pm The Tidewater Chavurah will hold its second Friday of the month Shabbat service at the home of Hal and Elaine in the Great Neck Meadows area of Virginia Beach. Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill will lead the service, with prayers and joyful songs. An Oneg will follow. For event information and location address, [...]

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For Love and Vanity, the art of Elizabeth Passerieux

May 26, 2017

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Opens: Friday, June 2, Leon Family Art Gallery Opening reception: Tuesday, June 6, 5:30–8 pm Artist Elizabeth Passerieux will exhibit her work in the Leon Family Art Gallery on the second floor of the Simon Family JCC. Passerieux was born in Montpellier, France in 1995, moved to Spain, and then settled in Virginia in 2007. [...]

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In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem

May 26, 2017

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Thursday, June 1, 7 pm The near-record audience turnout for In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem on May  23, has prompted a one-night encore in cinemas nationwide. The film marks the 50th anniversary of Israel’s Six-Day War and brings to vivid life onscreen the miraculous events that restored to Jews the Old City of [...]

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