February 13, 2020

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Time is running out! Take the Jewish Tidewater survey ASAP.

Survey closes February 29 In just about 15 minutes you can let Tidewater’s organized Jewish community know what you think works and what doesn’t and what you’d like to see more or less of. And, you can do it anonymously for absolutely no cost from the comfort of your home or office. All you need [...]

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February 13, 2020

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Virginia Festival of Jewish Film’s BIG Saturday Night with Israel Today’s Israeli photographer Amos Nachoum

Saturday, February 22, 8 pm, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Tickets $35 or under 21, FREE with RSVP (required) The Big Saturday Night Celebration of Jewish Film and Champagne Reception is in memory of Patricia Ashkenazi The BIG Saturday Night Celebration of Jewish Film and Champagne Reception features a screening of the award-winning documentary, [...]

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February 13, 2020

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Retirement in Style

Dear Readers, Sleeping in. Long walks. Exotic trips. For some, these are the dreams, and perhaps even the realities of retirement. Creating new businesses. Volunteering. International moves. For some, these are the dreams…and realities of retirement. Different doors for different folks. And, that’s what’s this section is all about—the varied ways to approach and live [...]

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February 13, 2020

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Retirement works for Lois and Barry Einhorn

Spending two hours and 36 minutes interviewing community activists Lois and Barry Einhorn about ‘retirement’ at The Talbot on Granby isn’t just enlightening and educational, it is like watching two improv masters. Preparing for my first meeting with two equally compelling forces of nature was daunting. Then, curiosity emerged and trumped my fear of failure [...]

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February 13, 2020

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Volunteers have been the backbone of weekly Shabbat Services at Beth Sholom Village since Day One

It was my grandfather, Hyman Brenner, who roped me in back in 1980. The beloved Lenny Goodman was leading Shabbat services each Saturday at Beth Sholom Home, but he did not read from the Torah. I could, and at the urging of Grandpa, one of the first male residents, I commenced what has become a [...]

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February 13, 2020

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JCC retirement reboot: community-centered connectivity meets functional health benefits

The Simon Family JCC and JFit combo package is more than a cultural community center and fully loaded fitness center studio with all kinds of bells and whistles. A beautiful setting, country club perks, yoga, senior programs, festivals, café, and supreme member care make it hard to know what to call it, other than a [...]

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February 13, 2020

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Rabbi Ariel Burger challenges us to carry on Elie Wiesel’s message and legacy

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Holocaust Commission partnered with The Milton “Mickey” Kramer Scholar-In-Residence Fund of the Congregation Beth El Foundation’s Tidewater Together series to bring Rabbi Ariel Burger to the community to share thoughts about his book Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom. Ariel [...]

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