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Youth Tee Ball at the Simon Family JCC

August 19, 2021

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Mondays and Tuesdays August 23–October 12, 5:30 –6:30 pm Ages 3-6, $75 for JCC members; $105 for non-members Open to all children, ages 3–6, this Tee Ball league teaches the basic techniques and skills of the game including throwing, catching, hitting, base running, and teamwork. Participants practice on Mondays, with a game each Tuesday. A [...]

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The Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning presents Soul’s Cycles: A Ride Through the Chapters of Life.

August 19, 2021

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October 7–November 18, Tuesdays, 12–1:30 pm Ready to flex those spiritual muscles? This six-week course taught by Miriam Brunn Ruberg will lead participants through a focused, high-intensity journey through the Jewish perspective on some of life’s milestones: birth, Bar/Bat mitzvah, marriage, divorce, mikvah, conversion—a fascinating ride that will deepen an understanding for when these moments [...]

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Lorraine Fink’s artwork to return to the Simon Family JCC in a retrospective exhibition

July 28, 2021

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Originally published in the July 19, 2021 issue.  August–September Robyn Sidersky Then, Now, & Looking Forward: Lorraine Fink Retrospective, featuring artwork created by Lorraine Fink over the last several decades, will be on display in the Leon Family Gallery at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community throughout August and September. [...]

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Summer Music Series begins at JMCC

July 28, 2021

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Originally published in the June 28, 2021 issue. Wednesdays, July 7, July 14, July 28, August 14, August 18, 7:30 pm The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center presents The Zelma G. Rivin Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Music Series each year. The 2021 season features five performances, all of which will be live streamed with limited in-person [...]

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The apple falls just far enough from the tree in Lisa Novick Goldberg’s book about her family’s ties to the Mafia

July 27, 2021

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Originally published in the May 31, 2021 issue.  Monday, June 14,12 pm, Zoom Free with pre-registration required at JewishVA.org/BookFest Robyn Sidersky When Lisa Novick Goldberg was a child, she was often around Mafia figures—Venero Frank “Benny Eggs” Mangano was her father’s best friend. She also knew Johnny Barbato and others associated with the Genovese crime [...]

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AJC’s Global Forum goes virtual

July 27, 2021

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Originally published in the May 31, 2021 issue.  June 6–9 Rabbi Batya Glazer The American Jewish Committee’s annual Global Forum will be virtual this year, making it possible to participate from home. This conference delves into the substantive topics and concern of the worldwide Jewish community, offering an opportunity to hear policy makers, experts, analysts, [...]

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Timeless Jewish classic, Keeping Up with the Steins is finale for this year’s film festival

July 27, 2021

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Originally published in the May 31, 2021 issue.  Thursday, June 24, 8 pm, Sandler Family Campus, socially distant family-friendly cookout, 6:30 pm Tickets: $12 per person, children ages 12 and under are free Reservations by June 17 Robyn Sidersky The Bar and Bat Mitzvah experience is one most Jewish boys and girls will never forget—whether [...]

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“There is much left unsaid” Mimi Lemay says about book following her viral essay to her transgender son

July 27, 2021

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Originally published in the May 10, 2021 issue.  Wednesday, May 12, noon, via Zoom, free Robyn Sidersky After Mimi Lemay wrote a letter to her son, Jacob, she realized she had more to say. The letter, turned into an essay that went viral, led her to write a book, What We Will Become: A Mother, [...]

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Hallie Ephron to discuss her latest novel, a combo of Marie Kondo and murder

July 27, 2021

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Originally published in the May 10, 2021 issue.  Thursday, May 13, 7:30 pm, Zoom, free Robyn Sidersky Hallie Ephron didn’t start writing until she was 40, and published her first book 10 years later. Unlike the rest of her immediate family, she didn’t initially want to become a writer. But when a reporter called to [...]

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Family Havdalah and magic with Ohef Sholom Temple

July 27, 2021

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Originally published in the May 10, 2021 issue.  Saturday, May 15, 6 – 7:30 pm, Ohef Sholom Temple parking lot Cantor Jen will lead Havdalah at Ohef Sholom Temple’s first in-person, outdoor event of 2021. Bring chairs or blankets and a picnic style dinner to enjoy Havdalah and a magic and illusion show with Magician [...]

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