A view from Israel: Motzi Shabbat

A view from Israel: Motzi Shabbat

It was Saturday night.One of my lecturers and I were on a Zoom call with a bubbly and cheerful English lecturer from Mexico planning a collaboration between our students. My phone rang and I saw it was my administrative coordinator, calling at 9 pm – which only means...

Steve and Art Sandler: All about the community

Steve and Art Sandler: All about the community

The idea of a central Tidewater Jewish community campus had to start somewhere. That place might be traced to Charlotte, N.C. when a then 39-year-old Art Sandler, who was serving as president of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, visited that community and saw...

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Mon, 27 May 2024 12:42:58 +0000

Israeli strike kills dozens in displaced persons camp in Rafah, prompting IDF investigation

The strike came days after a ruling by the International Court of Justice in the Hague ordered Israel to halt its invasion of Rafah, which began earlier this month.

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Sun, 26 May 2024 10:45:06 +0000

Exhausted by the Israel discourse? Blame backlash fatigue. 

The war in Gaza has led to a barrage of anti-Jewish scapegoating.

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Fri, 24 May 2024 20:46:21 +0000

Influencer Montana Tucker featured a freed Israeli hostage in a skincare promo

The video — and response to it — showcase the thorny questions raised by the melding of influencer culture and pro-Israel advocacy amid a brutal war and hostage crisis.

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Fri, 24 May 2024 20:22:40 +0000

New York klezmer legend Frank London is gearing up to fight for his life. But first, one more show.

London and his collaborators recorded new Jewish music on the eve of his admission to the hospital for cancer treatment.

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Passover Sermon: Against the “Wicked Child”

Passover Sermon: Against the “Wicked Child”

This morning, I had a phone call with a former summer camper of mine. She is now a first-year student at George Washington University in DC, and she wanted to talk to me because she is beginning to explore the idea of becoming a rabbi. When I called at the time that...

Standing Together

Standing Together

Third time’s the charm. You let me know if that’s the case by the time you finish this article – it’s the third one I’ve written where I feel compelled to share an experience with Jewish News. The first was after I completed the March of the Living in Poland. Second...

Congressman Rob Wittman visits Sandler Family Campus

Congressman Rob Wittman visits Sandler Family Campus

U.S. Representative Rob Wittman spent a couple of hours at the Sandler Family Campus having lunch and speaking with and answering questions from members of Tidewater’s Jewish community on Friday, May 3.Congressman Wittman immediately addressed the current state of...

Israeli American hostage has Virginia roots

Israeli American hostage has Virginia roots

Hersh Goldberg-Polin, a 23-year-old Israeli American hostage held in Gaza, spent part of his childhood in Richmond, Va. before his family made aliyah to Israel in 2008. His Virginia roots go even further back, to Portsmouth, where Hersh’s grandparents and young family...

Sandler Family Campus evolves with the times

Sandler Family Campus evolves with the times

After 20 years, most buildings experience at least minor updates and refreshes. . . painting, repairs, some renovations. The Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, however, has added features, revamped spaces, and updated technology, security, and environmental...

Hearts travel from Hawaii to Virginia to Israel

Hearts travel from Hawaii to Virginia to Israel

In February, Jewish News featured a story about Aloha Hearts, fused glass ‘worry hearts’ created by Hawaiian Barry Gitelson. These glass hearts have since been distributed to Israeli children in Sderot as part of Youth Futures, a program that assists at-risk children...

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The first 20 years – a great start!

The first 20 years – a great start!

At the risk of sounding cliché – it seems like yesterday. I joined Jewish Family Service of Tidewater in September of 2003 as the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community was under construction. What an honor to attend my first Simcha...

Knowledge is key

Knowledge is key

Jewish News is gathering and presenting some basic facts to equip readers during this difficult time with the confidence needed to engage in conversation about Israel and antisemitism. GenocideThis word is being used by protestors on campuses to describe Israel’s...

Jaime Brathwaite: a Sandler Family Campus treasure

Jaime Brathwaite: a Sandler Family Campus treasure

One of the crown jewels of the Sandler Family Campus sports a blue shirt and an easy smile – on a daily basis. Cecilio Brathwaite, better known as “Jaime” (pronounced Hymie for a Jewish reference), has been employed by the Tidewater Jewish community for 42 years,...

Norfolk minister offers a benediction for all to appreciate

Norfolk minister offers a benediction for all to appreciate

Those of us who attend major civic events, Jews and some non-Jews alike, wait for it. When a minister delivers the invocation, it is often with some religious fervor and a beseeching to the Savior “in whose name we pray.” But at the Hampton Roads Chamber’s recent...

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

Benjamin C. Altschul

HAMILTON, N.Y. – Benjamin C. Altschul, 89, passed away just days prior to his 90th birthday on May 6, 2024 at home in Hamilton, N.Y.Born in Norfolk,...

Helene Bernstein

VIRGINIA BEACH – Helene Bernstein passed away on April 30 at the age of 104 years young.Helene is survived by her son, Marc (Patty), granddaughter,...

Patricia Lynne Flax-Jankosky

VIRGINIA BEACH – Patricia Lynne Flax-Jankosky, 72, passed away peacefully on April 26 at home surrounded by loved ones, after a long journey with...

Ruth G. Gerson

CHESAPEAKE – Ruth G. Gerson passed away on May 1 while in the care of her family.Ruth was predeceased in death by her cherished husband of many...