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Fighting hate with a Seder

February 13, 2020

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Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 pm Kehillat Bet Hamidrash, Free Following the murder of her mother-in-law, Joyce Fienberg, at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Marnie Fienberg embarked on a journey from victim to activist. Fienberg switched careers from business consulting for the Federal government to focusing on social action—fighting hate and anti-Semitism at the grassroots [...]

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Jay Klebanoff to receive VCIC award at the Tidewater Chapter’s 56th Annual Humanitarian Awards

February 13, 2020

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Wednesday, March 25 The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center Reception, 5:45–6:30 pm Dinner and program, 6:30 pm The Humanitarian Award of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities is presented to those individuals who have demonstrated a personal commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. One of this year’s [...]

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Silent auction and Italian buffet fundraiser for Chevra T’hillim

February 13, 2020

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Sunday, March 29, 4–7 pm, Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill The Jewish museum and Cultural Center’s third annual Silent Auction will take place next month at Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill located near JANAF Shopping Center. The event will include music and a Silent Auction featuring gift baskets and gift cards of every kind, as well as [...]

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Renegade Women in Film and TV author reveals the grit and granite that belies beautiful voices, pretty faces, masterful costumes, and stunning victories

January 30, 2020

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Thursday, February 6, 12 pm, Sandler Family Campus Leon Family Gallery tour includes lunch, free with RSVP at JewishVa.org/BookFestival Curious about what Funny Girl, Smart Girls at the Party, and Wonder Woman have in common? Ever wonder who Anna May Wong is, and what she did that Betty Davis, Salma Hayek, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbra [...]

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JCC Maccabi Kick-Off Party

January 30, 2020

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Tuesday, February 11, 5:30–6:30 pm Simon Family JCC, FREE Get ready for the JCC Maccabi Games with a Maccabi Kick-Off party. Get information and questions answered about joining Team Virginia Beach in New York City, August 9-14. Event includes pizza and drinks. A $100 Maccabi registration discount voucher will be given to all who attend. RSVP [...]

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Lunch and Learn: Elevating Relationships

January 30, 2020

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Tuesday, February 18, noon Sandler Family Campus, Free with RSVP Rabbi Baruch Danziger of the Norfolk Kollel and Barb Gelb of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, will conduct a Lunch and Learn exploring ancient and contemporary wisdom on elevating relationships. The beautiful ways in which mikvah adds holiness to marriage, as well as additional rituals [...]

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WANTED! Purim Partiers

January 30, 2020

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Saturday, March 7, 8 pm Mozy on over to the Simon Family JCC for the Young Adult Division (YAD) of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater‘s Purim in the Wild West party presented by Tidewater Home Funding. Haman got you feeling down? Saddle on up for a night filled with ole’ fashioned fun. This year, [...]

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Building Paths of Peace

January 30, 2020

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Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 pm Kehillat Bet Hamidrash, free Marnie Fienberg has been on a long journey from victim to activist. Since her mother-in-law, Joyce Fienberg, was murdered at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, she has switched careers from business consulting for the Federal government, including for the Department of Homeland Security for 15 [...]

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Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

January 18, 2020

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One of the longest running Jewish film festivals in the nation, the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film is presented by Patricia and Avraham Ashkenazi and Alma and Howard Laderberg. Strange Fruit In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 20, 6 pm Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center Virginia Wesleyan University [...]

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Ariel Burger’s lessons: From the rabbi, who as a young student, declined an offer from Elie Wiesel

January 18, 2020

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Monday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Congregation Beth El, Free, with RSVP to JewishVa.org/TidewaterTogether Ariel Burger was interviewed by Sarah Hurwitz at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC. As a Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival author, Hurwitz came to Virginia Beach in December. Portions of this article are excerpted from that conversation, which [...]

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