May 26, 2020

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We’re in this together

The phrase “we’re in this together” has never rung truer than in the last two months. Our Jewish Tidewater community continues to rise to the extremely difficult challenge that the COVID-19 has presented all of us. Consider these examples: Beth Sholom Village is providing extraordinary care to its patients and residents, as well as creative [...]

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May 26, 2020

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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund: We’re In This Together… and We’re Making a Difference.

Last month, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Tidewater Jewish Foundation established the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Community to support individuals, agencies, and synagogues through financial difficulties caused by the pandemic. 100% of all dollars raised remain in Jewish Tidewater. So far, the Fund has: • Allocated $10,000 to Jewish Family [...]

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May 26, 2020

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Playing it safe at Camp JCC

Camp Katan (lower camp) is canceled for 2020; Camp Gadol (upper camp) delays start until July 6 Parents try to drill it into their children’s heads. The best decision is not always the easy one. Doing the right thing for the right reasons takes grit. “Faced with the responsibility of our campers’ safety and fully [...]

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May 26, 2020

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Patients as teachers: Local health care professionals share memorable lessons learned

Medicine is science and science is predictable, but treating real people is well…complicated. Patients are teachers. That’s the big takeaway here. Each patient experience might start out routine and mundane, but years of experience prove the unforgettable ones are inspiring, transformational, and even enchanting. Following are some patient stories that permanently grabbed the hearts and [...]

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May 26, 2020

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AJC CEO to brief Tidewater Jewish community on rise of global anti-Semitism

Wednesday, June 3, 7 pm David Harris, CEO of the American Jewish Committee, will brief Tidewater’s Jewish community on the rise of global anti-Semitism. The event is presented by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Community Relations Council and Holocaust Commission. Anti-Semitism is the world’s oldest hatred and a tangible threat not only to Jews [...]

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May 26, 2020

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Giving back is in Barbara Dudley’s DNA

Growing up in Martinsville, Virginia, Barbara Dudley knew Judaism was an integral part of her life—and that her parents’ strong sense of Zionism guided their involvement in Jewish philanthropy. As a young girl, each year she attended Kol Nidre services with her father at their synagogue, Ohev Zion, and helped him distribute small cards to [...]

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May 26, 2020

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Buckets for Kids

Kids Connection and Camp JCC kids received Goody Buckets earlier this month “to lift their spirits and let them know that we’re thinking about them,” says Sarah Cooper, Simon Family JCC’s Kids Connection Before & After School Program manager.

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April 30, 2020

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At 75, Jewish Family Service of Tidewater proves that its core mission remains disaster-proof

Make no mistake. At times like this, when record numbers of jobs are lost, restaurants are closed, hospitals are beyond capacity, social isolation is the ‘safe’ choice, and no live fundraising events can be scheduled for the foreseeable future, Jewish Family Service must steady itself and carry on at full capacity as the community’s rock-steady [...]

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April 30, 2020

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Tidewater teens attend BBYO International Convention

At BBYO International Convention 2020 in Dallas, Texas, more than 3,000 teen leaders from 45 countries joined together for five days of leadership development, community building, and celebration. From incredible learning and service opportunities to spectacular speakers and performances, IC 2020 brought teens together from every corner of the globe to declare “Tomorrow Happens Here.” [...]

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April 30, 2020

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Got a 2020 Graduate?

The Class of 2020 may be without a traditional graduation ceremony, but they shouldn’t be without recognition. Jewish News wants to honor Jewish Tidewater’s 2020 graduates so that they get at least some of the acknowledgment they have earned and deserve. High School, College, Graduate School… Help us honor these students by submitting their: Name [...]

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