April 8, 2021

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Beth Sholom Village gets vaccinated

Just like the rest of the world, Beth Sholom Village had been waiting. Waiting for what all hoped would be the answer to the devastating COVID-19 virus. The answer came in the form of a shot that takes about 30 seconds. Then, three weeks later, a second shot. On January 2 and January 23 at [...]

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April 8, 2021

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Lorraine Fink: We’re all in this together Virtual Art Auction and Sale

Monday, April 12–Thursday, April 22 https://www.jewishva.org/Lfinkart On view through May 10 in the Leon Family Gallery, Sandler Family Campus Art is meant to be viewed and shared, according to Lorraine Fink, and sometimes, it can also assist a favorite organization. “I just had a show at ODU where I donated the proceeds to the art [...]

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March 18, 2021

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Happy Passover

Passover usually marks the start of spring and a reminder to celebrate redemption, hope, and renewal. Now, as we begin to emerge from one of the most challenging years of our lifetime, we see the possibilities of real celebration in our near future. For Jewish Tidewater, we are able to look forward to those celebrations [...]

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March 18, 2021

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Rep. Elaine Luria states opposition to Iranian nuclear program in resolution and letter

Congresswoman Elaine Luria is the primary sponsor of one piece of legislation condemning Iran’s nuclear program. A bipartisan group of House members joined Luria earlier this month to introduce the resolution, which condemns Iran’s decision to enrich uranium to 20% purity. “Iran is a state-sponsor of terrorism and poses an existential threat to our national [...]

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March 18, 2021

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Lorraine Fink art auction, sale, and exhibit

Monday, April 12–Thursday, April 22 On View: Leon Family Gallery, Sandler Family Campus Auction and sale: www.JewishVA.org/LFinkArt Lorraine Fink is generously donating 99 original works of art for auction and sale with all proceeds benefiting visual arts programming and classes at United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC. All 99 paintings will be [...]

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March 18, 2021

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Investing in the intangibles

Children, teens, and their parents have been in a “virtual” world for more than one year and the social pressures, academic stresses, and lack of real-world experiences are taking their toll. Parents will do almost anything to help their children succeed, whether with academic support, test preparations, or extracurricular activities. But, one of the most [...]

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March 5, 2021

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COVID-19 vaccination registration assistance available

A phone application assistance and outreach program for people who need help registering for the COVID-19 vaccination is being offered by Jewish Family Service. People can call and speak to Sharon Rosenbaum and/or Jody Laibstain. They will help people navigate any confusion and register them on-line. Volunteer to help JFS and Untied Jewish Federation of [...]

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March 5, 2021

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Beth El feeds Tidewater: If you can’t feed a hundred people then feed just one.

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all experiencing a relentless hunger—a hunger for our children and grandchildren, a hunger for our friends, a hunger for “normalcy.” But few of us, gratefully, have known hunger as an empty stomach crying out for food. Soon, we will again recall the time when the Jewish [...]

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March 5, 2021

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Dozoretz Hospice House, the region’s first, will assist grieving Families

Mary Parker was not ready for her husband of 33 years to die and certainly not for the intense care he would need in his final days. “Charles was just 48 when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma before his death at the age of 64. After years of treatment, his health declined quickly after [...]

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March 5, 2021

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As life lessons go, virtual Bar Mitzvahs make the path to ‘adulting’ real, fast

In 2020, Carin Joffe Simon and husband Mike Simon planned the first Tidewater virtual Bar Mitzvah for their son, Nate. When Betty Ann Levin watched the event, which was livestreamed on Facebook from their home, she joined the community of friends and family congratulating Nate for his accomplishment during a pandemic. Levin couldn’t help but [...]

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