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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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Annual Veterans Day service and celebration honors service to America

November 5, 2018

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Monday, November 12, 9:30 am | Sandler Family Campus In addition to honoring veterans who have served in America’s armed forces, Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s 9th Annual Veterans Day service and celebration honors those who continue to do so with dedication and bravery. This year’s speaker, Captain Marcus Friedman, was born into a military family just two weeks after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. After graduating [...]

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JFS Home Health celebrates National Physical Therapy Month in October

October 22, 2018

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With Physical Therapy Month taking place this month, Jewish Family Service plans to recognize the “incredible work of its amazing physical therapists,” says Jan Ganderson, JFS director of nursing. “Hardly a day goes by that we don’t receive a call in our office complimenting the therapist for the care that he or she provided to [...]

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Great Big Challah Bake ready to rise for fourth time in Tidewater

October 22, 2018

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Thursday, October 25, 7 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus The 4th Annual Great Big Challah Bake will be one of thousands of similar events taking place around the world—and one part of The Shabbat Project —bringing Jews from all walks of life and across the spectrum of religious affiliations together to celebrate one [...]

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Ohef Sholom Temple’s Sisterhood Book Club to feature Skype conversation with author

October 22, 2018

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Tuesday, November 13, 7–8 pm Neville Frankel, author of On The Sickle’s Edge will participate in an interactive discussion by Skype with Ohef Sholom Temple’s Sisterhood Book Club. On The Sickle’s Edge was featured at the Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival in 2017 and was a finalist for the 2017 National Jewish [...]

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

October 22, 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 recently embarked upon an ambitious journey of renewal to open access to its treasures and encourage audiences in Israel and around the globe to engage with them in new [...]

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Plans to expand Shabbat Project are underway

October 1, 2018

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A global, grassroots movement that brings Jews from across the world together around the shared heritage of Shabbat, the Shabbat Project initiative was introduced in South Africa in 2013. In the days that followed, the Jewish world heard, and was inspired by, how the majority of the community kept Shabbat, and how Jews were brought together in unprecedented ways.

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