We are the Story

We are the Story

October 7th changed a lot about Jewish life in Israel and the diaspora. Conversations that used to be challenging have become even harder. Students have become confused, conflicted, and pulled by various narratives not knowing what to think. Jewish students have...

Date with the State: Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day

Date with the State: Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day

On the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 7, a delegation of committed and proud Jews – ranging from ODU students to retirees – boarded a double-decker bus at the Sandler Family Campus in Virginia Beach destined for Richmond. There, we met up with other Jewish delegations...

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Fri, 01 Mar 2024 19:10:12 +0000

Hunter College investigates and Hillel decries ‘hateful slogans’ after protesters demand Jews on campus ‘pick a side’

(New York Jewish Week) — Hunter College’s Hillel condemned the targeting of Jewish students, and the school has conducted an investigation, after demonstrators demanded Jews “pick a side” at a protest on campus. The Hillel at Hunter, which is part of the City University of New York, said that protesters at a Wednesday rally at […]

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Fri, 01 Mar 2024 16:59:47 +0000

Through young-adult buddy system, the children of cancer patients find support

“We all know someone that’s impacted by cancer, and we have a hard enough time as adults going through that,” said Lisa Slotkin. “I can’t even fathom what it's like for teenagers."

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Fri, 01 Mar 2024 15:53:06 +0000

A professional soccer tournament in Argentina features a Jewish team for the first time in 57 years

The Hacoaj sport club’s soccer team honored Israel after winning its first game in the tournament.

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Fri, 01 Mar 2024 14:38:07 +0000

US blocks UN Security Council resolution blaming Israel for dozens of deaths during humanitarian aid delivery

"We don’t have all the facts on the ground – that’s the problem,” said the deputy U.S. ambassador, Robert Wood.

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Obituaries

May the Source of Peace
send peace to all who mourn, and comfort to all who are bereaved.

Gerald Bloom

VIRGINIA BEACH - Gerald Bloom (Gerry), 85, passed away on February 18 from a chronic illness. He was born in the Bronx, New York on September 18,...

Rebecca H. Hermelin

VIRGINIA BEACH - Rebecca H. Hermelin, 73, passed away at home on February 23.She was born on August 25, 1950 in Norfolk to Al and Bea Hermelin, of...

Violet Kauder

NORFOLK - Violet Kauder, age 93, passed away on February 26. Violet was born in New York on February 9, 1931. Services were private. The funeral was...

David Erwin Langbord

VIRGINIA BEACH - David Erwin Langbord, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on December 28 at the age of 68. Born on May...