October 21, 2021

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Curating Israeli flame-worked glass is an organic process for Carrie Needell Israeli artist Dafna Kaffeman now on view at the Chrysler Museum

A few months into her new job as curator at the Chrysler Museum of Art, Carrie Needell was leafing through an auction catalogue to get a feel for glass artists’ names and work. Not just the ones who had been at it for a while, up-and-comings were on her radar, too. A photo of a [...]

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October 21, 2021

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Sandler Family Foundation celebrates 25 years of charitable giving

Sam & Reba Sandler Annual Foundation Golf Tournament Continuing a tradition begun 25 years ago, the Sandler family of companies, along with their valued sponsors, vendor partners, and employee volunteers, celebrated a quarter century of giving at the Sam & Reba Sandler Annual Foundation Golf Tournament on Tuesday, October 5. “In 2020, we had to [...]

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October 21, 2021

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Women’s Division begins the 2022 Campaign Year with diverse and exciting events

Ruby Lions learn what is taking place throughout the Jewish world The roar of the Ruby Lions could be heard throughout Virginia Beach as United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s women donors giving $10,000 or greater to the Community Campaign gathered to hear from the newly placed CEO of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) [...]

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October 21, 2021

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Salute to the Military

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October 21, 2021

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The Milton “Mickey” Kramer Scholar-in-Residence Fund presented two powerful conversations for the community

Each year, the Milton “Mickey” Kramer Scholar-in-Residence Fund of the Congregation Beth El Foundation’s Tidewater Together Series shares opportunities for the community to connect Jewishly to a variety of topics. This year, the series impacted the Jewish community, as well as connected and inspired the greater Tidewater community in a two-event series focusing on mental [...]

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October 8, 2021

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Jewish Family Service and Beth Sholom Village welcome LHC Group to Tidewater

A decade ago, Betty Ann Levin, then CEO of Jewish Family Service of Tidewater and David Abraham, CEO of Beth Sholom Village, met together with their organization’s boards of directors to create the Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater (HPCT) organization. The Gordon family’s confidence in HPCT was a key factor in [...]

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October 8, 2021

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Hineni Fellow Jason Hoffman embraces Jewish life

Jason Hoffman leads a Jewish life. When we caught up for this interview—to chat about his experience with United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Hineni Fellowship—he was hanging around an airport awaiting the arrival of his teenaged daughter, who was returning from a BBYO event in Pennsylvania. Hoffman clearly wants to insure his children understand the [...]

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October 8, 2021

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BBYO begins with excitement and opportunities for teens to connect

Tidewater’s BBYO chapters have enthusiastically begun this school year. BBG (B’nai Brith Girls), which locally consists of Dr. Abraham Cohen and Kruger chapters, and AZA (Aleph Tzadik Aleph), which locally consists of Dr. Israel Brown and Old Dominion chapters, are ready to plan a year of chapter-specific and combined programming. The teens are excited to [...]

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October 8, 2021

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Mazel Tov!

Click here to view the entire Mazel Tov! special section. Dear Readers, In the best of times, planning a milestone event is known to create stressful situations. Throw in a pandemic, along with months of uncertainty, and the stress leaps to a never-seen-before level. Believe me, I know. My husband and I just returned from [...]

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October 8, 2021

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Sababa Social Club in the Sukkah…with the In[HEIR]itance Project

When the Sababa Social Club met in the Sukkah for an introductory artistic salon with the In[HEIR]itance Project, old and new friends gathered, chatted, caught up, and noshed to start the evening. It wasn’t long, however, before Jon Adam Ross, managing director and founding artist of the In[HEIR]itance Project, and Chantal Pavageaux, writer, director, and [...]

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