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Separating Man from Myth: Grappling with Wagner’s Ring

September 8, 2022

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Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7–8 pm Ohef Sholom Temple, Free   Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle is the most monumental operatic experience ever created. Comprised of four epic operas, the Ring Cycle tells the story of Norse gods, heroes, and a magical ring of power. Since its premiere in 1876, the Ring has wielded tremendous influence over Western culture and has changed the way [...]

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Schmear & Shmooze at Ohef Sholom Temple

September 8, 2022

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Sundays, 9 am–12 pm   Each Sunday that Hebrew and Religious School takes place at Ohef Sholom Temple, families and community members are invited to enjoy some nibbles and nosh. Need to get some work done? Bring your laptop. Looking to make new friends? Come mingle and socialize. Want to get involved? Meet Ohef Sholom’s [...]

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Former chair and longtime Holocaust Commission member joins Melton in Tidewater faculty

September 8, 2022

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10-week online course begins Wednesday, October 12 Wendy Juren Auerbach has served on the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater for nearly 30 years, touching almost every program through volunteering and co-chairing various committees and events. “Ensuring that the stories of the Holocaust get out there truthfully is very important to me,” [...]

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Sukkah Share helps pass traditions to new generations—and each other

September 8, 2022

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Next month, Jewish families around the world will begin to put up sukkot (plural form of sukkah). These temporary huts have an open roof often covered in branches and an open side to welcome guests during the Jewish festival holiday of Sukkot. The open booth is a reminder of how the Children of Israel slept [...]

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Celebrating Chuck Woodward’s 40th year with Ohef Sholom Temple

September 8, 2022

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Friday, October 28, 6:30 pm Known in Tidewater as a choral conductor and keyboard player, Charles (Chuck) Woodward serves two historic congregations in Norfolk: Ohef Sholom Temple, where in 2022 he celebrates his 40th anniversary as music director; and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. In addition, Woodward is the artistic director and conductor of the Virginia Chorale, the Commonwealth’s premier [...]

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Exploring the origins of our people

September 8, 2022

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Thursdays, October 27–November 17; 12–1:30 pm  $60 for all four sessions; Simon Family JCC Where did the Jewish people come from? For many centuries, the answer to that question could come only from the sacred books of our tradition. But over the past 225 years, we have been able to harness other tools to learn [...]

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What’s happening in Israel Today— stay current with Lahav Harkov

September 8, 2022

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Six monthly briefings Thursdays, starting October 6, 12 pm Upcoming Knesset elections, normalization with Turkey, and much more is currently taking place in the Israeli news cycle. Keeping up-to-date on current events in the U.S. is challenging, let alone remaining current on the news of Israel or anywhere else in the world for that matter. For [...]

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Beth El plans trip to Charlottesville

September 8, 2022

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Sunday, October 23, 8 am–6 pm Congregation Beth El is planning a fun-filled mission to Charlottesville. The trip will include a Jewish-themed tour of Monticello with highlights of the Uriah Levy Jewish connection; a visit and meal at Congregation Beth Israel; and a conversation and snacks with Rabbi Jake Rubin, executive director of the Brody [...]

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Strelitz Golf Tournament

August 11, 2022

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Monday, September 19, Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club, Virginia Beach The 34th Annual Strelitz International Golf Tournament, affectionately known as the Bob Josephberg Classic, is slated to take place next month. For the past 34 years, Strelitz International Academy’s annual golf tournament has been looked forward to by the entire Tidewater community. The tournament usually [...]

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Brith Sholom’s Club 50 returns

August 11, 2022

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Sunday, August 28, 11am, Norfolk Masonic Temple Club 50 is back with an extra deluxe brunch planned. Members married 50 or more years are free. All others are $10 each. Include how many years you have been married with your reservation. RSVP to brith.sholom1@gmail.com.

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