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A Winter Wonderland – Sunday Fun Day

December 15, 2022

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Sunday, January 8, 1– 4 pm, Simon Family JCC This afternoon of winter games, crafts, a bounce house, and more will be most enjoyed by children through 8th grade and is free to JCC members, Strelitz International Academy and Camp JCC families, YAD, and Tidewater synagogue members. For more information, or register, visit JewishVA.org/PJLibrary of [...]

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Kids Night Out

December 15, 2022

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Saturday, January 21, 6–10 pm, Simon Family JCC Need a date night? Kids Night Out might be the answer. Simon Family JCC patrons with family memberships can drop off their children and know that the kids will enjoy a night filled with games, crafts, snacks, and swimming.* Children four- to 12-years-old may attend. The cost [...]

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Book Smart, A six-week course by Rabbi Margolin and Rabbi Brashevitzky of Chabad of Tidewater

December 15, 2022

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January 22–February 26 Uncover the magic of Jewish books through an immersive tour of its central titles and influential authors. Attend classes in person at the Chabad House on Sunday mornings, or at the Sandler Family Campus on Thursday evenings. in partnership with the Konikoff Center for Learning of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. [...]

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A conversation with National Jewish Book Award winner Jai Chakrabarti

December 15, 2022

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Tuesday, January 17, 12 pm, online, free In August 1942, Polish-Jewish doctor and educator Janusz Korczak walked with the children of the Warsaw Ghetto to the Umschlagplatz, the train platform for deportations to the camps. While members of the Polish Resistance offered to rescue Korczak, he insisted on staying to care for his children. Their train [...]

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Exploring a forgotten world through the Cairo genizah

December 15, 2022

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Thursdays, 12 pm Sandler Family Campus and online 10-week course begins Thursday, January 19, 2023 More than 100 years ago, Solomon Schechter, a Jewish studies professor from Cambridge University in England, launched an expedition exploring the genizah (a storage vault where decaying books, manuscripts, and other Judaic artifacts are placed for eventual burial so that [...]

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Date With The State 2023

December 15, 2022

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Wednesday, February 8 Join the Jewish Community Relations Council and Jewish community members from across the commonwealth for Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day at Virginia’s capitol. Advocate on issues important to the Jewish community in meetings with members of the Virginia Legislature and hear from Virginia’s highest elected officials. $36 helps defray the cost of lunch [...]

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On Assignment with Lahav Harkov in 2023

December 15, 2022

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Thursday, January 5, 12 pm, online Earlier this month, Lahav Harkov joined the Jewish Community Relations Council for the monthly midday current affairs briefing. This time, the topic was an update on the coalition building taking place in the Knesset in Israel. Harkov, Jerusalem Post’s senior contributing editor and diplomatic correspondent, explained the current cabinet minister [...]

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Drinks and Dreidels… an evening of adult Hanukkah fun

December 15, 2022

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Tuesday, December 20, 6–9 pm Ohef Sholom Temple Enjoy drinks, dreidel tournaments, interfaith trivia, raffle baskets, live bands, and more! Ugly sweaters are encouraged for this evening of adult Hanukkah fun. Co-sponsored by United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s YAD, this event is open to the entire Tidewater Jewish community, ages 21-101. $18 per person or [...]

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We’re going to Israel this Purim! Want to come?

December 15, 2022

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March 1–9, 2023 After a COVID-driven moratorium, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is re-igniting its Missions Program for next March. Led by mission chairs Laura and Fred Gross, the trip will include an exciting “Purim in Tel Aviv” experience. Starting in Jerusalem, the group will have opportunities to visit several “partner sites”—places to see campaign [...]

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Jewish Book Festival welcomes author Marjorie Margolies who waxes eloquent on motherhood, career, and staying realistic

December 1, 2022

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Wednesday, December 14, 12 pm, Sandler Family Campus And How Are the Children? Timeless Lessons from the Frontlines of Motherhood After Raising a Family of Adopted, Homegrown, Step, and Sponsored Kids Marjorie Margolies Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing 260 pages, 2022   The 2022–23 Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival continues with author Marjorie Margolies who will discuss [...]

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