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Registration open for Religious School at Ohef Sholom

July 12, 2019

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Offering Religious School for preschoolers through 10th grade, Ohef Sholom Temple is committed to raising Reform Jews whose identity is firmly grounded in Torah and Jewish texts, and who are connected to Israel, Jewish history, culture, language, and traditions. OST’s curriculum is relevant and engaging, striving to ensure that children find joy, pride, and meaning [...]

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Pickleball at the JCC

July 12, 2019

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Stephanie Calliot helps prepare courts for pickleball.

One of the fastest growing sports in the nation, Pickleball is now available at the Simon Family JCC in partnership with Virginia 757 Pickleball Association. Many volunteers have diligently worked to get the eight dedicated courts ready for play. Along with the opportunity to reserve courts, skill training, and clinics to learn and improve the [...]

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Holocaust Commission’s 14th Biennial Educators’ Conference Teaching Difficult History: How Our Past Informs Our Present

June 24, 2019

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REGISTRATION OPEN Tuesday, July 30, 5:30–7 pm, Norfolk Academy, 1585 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk Wednesday, July 31, 7:30 am–4:30 pm Norfolk Academy Batten Library, 1585 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk Thursday, August 1, 7:30 am–5 pm, trip to the Virginia Holocaust Museum, Richmond (transportation provided) The Holocaust Commission’s 14th Biennial Educator’s Conference is designed to help teachers, administrators, [...]

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Where We Disappear, Simon Fink’s directorial debut set to premiere in Los Angeles

June 7, 2019

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Friday, June 21, 7 pm The feature film, Where We Disappear, directed by Norfolk native Simon Fink, is getting its world premiere in Los Angeles at the historic TLC (Grauman’s) Chinese Theatres. The film is the official selection of the 2019 Dances With Films festival. The festival, as noted by IndieWire, is “widely recognized as the [...]

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2019 Biennial Meeting of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

June 7, 2019

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Thursday, June 13, Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Reception begins at 6 pm; Program begins at 6:45 pm The community is invited to attend the 2019 Biennial Meeting of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. The evening will include the nomination and election of Amy Moss Levy as the new UJFT president, as well [...]

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B’nai Israel to host Ann Zukerman Memorial Scholar-in-Residence, Moe Mernick

June 7, 2019

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Friday, June 14–Saturday, June 15 Ann Zukerman’s appreciation for Torah lectures and tasteful events inspired her family—under the leadership of Herb Zukerman—to initiate an annual Scholar-in-Residence program in her memory. The idea is to bring high quality speakers to the community to address timely topics through the lens of both Jewish thought and professionalism. This [...]

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Holocaust Commission invites educators, community members and students to Educators’ Conference

June 7, 2019

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Tuesday, July 30–Thursday, August 1 The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s 14th Biennial Educators’ Conference, Teaching Difficult History: How Our Past Informs Our Present, will include an original dance performance, speakers, workshops, and a trip to the Virginia Holocaust Museum. The highly praised conference provides educators with tools, strategies, and techniques [...]

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Artists 4 Israel

May 25, 2019

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Leon Family Gallery, Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus May 2019 Craig Dershowitz, executive director of Artists 4 Israel, manages this group of artists from across the world who use the power of art to beautify the land, uplift people, and enhance Israel’s image. They do this through creative humanitarian projects and dynamic advocacy initiatives, [...]

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JCC Seniors Club to tour Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond

May 25, 2019

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Wednesday, June 19, 9 am—5 pm Holocaust education is vital to ensuring that people today know the warning signs that led to the attempted destruction of the Jewish people in Nazi Germany. “Understanding the lessons of the Holocaust makes people better citizens, indeed, better human beings. A trip to the Virginia Holocaust Museum will bring [...]

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Barr Foundation’s yad collection on display at Temple Emanu-El

May 25, 2019

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Through August 11 Temple Emanu-El, 1 East 65th Street, New York City Museum hours: Sunday–Thursday, 10 am–4 pm Traveling to New York City during the next couple of months? If so, try to include a visit to Temple Emanu-El’s Bernard Museum of Judaica to view the Barr Foundation’s yad—pointer—collection. Twenty-five years ago, Clay H. Barr began collecting [...]

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